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In 1987 Susun Terese started her fleecewear business, Minikins, and in 1994 established a storefront in downtown Farmington. By 1998 Minikins had several stitchers working in their homes as contract laborers, producing a variety of winter accessories for all ages. These were sold and promoted all over Maine and New England at craft fairs and by word of mouth.

They continue to maintain status as a cottage industry, utilizing the work force of local communities, and preserving a "down home" attitude toward their customers and their valued stitchers.

Today Minikins offers a wide variety of garments and winter accessories made of first quality Polarfleece® fabric by stitchers that live in Maine. They also have a large inventory of educational and interactive children’s toys.

Visit them at 218 Broadway, Farmington, call 207-491-5533 or check out their Facebook page at


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Downtown Farmington

Farmington, the Shire Town of Franklin County, is nestled in the foothills of Maine’s High Peaks, only 45 minutes from Augusta and 90 minutes from Portland. We are the gateway to Maine's Lakes and Mountains region, and we invite you to stop along your way.

Not sure where to start? Take the Walk Around Farmington trail. Soon you'll notice that Farmington is one of Maine’s best-preserved downtowns. Here among our beautiful historic buildings, you will find a wonderful array of independently-owned shops and eateries, farmers markets, and contemporary professional services. Locally-made goods highlight quality Maine workmanship and friendly faces appear in every doorway.

Spend a day with us--park (for free!) in one of several convenient locations, lose yourself in our eclectic shops, enjoy a meal (without having to drive!) and finish with a movie or a cultural event at our University of Maine at Farmington campus.


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