Newsletter, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 ­— 5 Things to know about F.T. Brown & Co.

Dear Friends,
Next week we plan to share some exciting news, so be sure to look for our email on Monday, May 22.

This week, we continue our “SKIP the CLICK” campaign with 5 Things You May Not Know – but should! – about F.T. Brown & Co. our May featured merchant.

Free Delivery1. As you may have seen in last week’s newsletter, ​  Brown’s offers FREE DELIVERY within the Town of Mount Desert and to the Cranberry Isles ferry. They also offer free delivery to home-bound individuals anywhere on Mount Desert Island on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Isn’t that great?

2. ​ Brown’s is an ACE® affiliated hardware store, so their prices are COMPETITIVE. Any marine item Brown’s doesn’t have in stock they typically can get in the store within 1-2 BUSINESS DAYS and ACE® hardware items within a week or less.ACE hardware logo Couple this with their free delivery service…and why would you shop online? You can always CALL or EMAIL Brown’s with an order, too. (207-276-3329 or

3. In the past few years, ​ Brown’s has expanded their product offerings to include more “mercantile” items in addition to their extensive hardware and marine supplies. This year they are excited to offer two new product lines: MOUNTAIN KHAKIS pants and shirts, and FARMHOUSE POTTERY – a Woodstock, Vermont company that crafts beautiful pieces for the kitchen, table and home.

4. Speaking of Vermont… in addition to the full range of COAST OF MAINE soils, compost and mulch, Brown’s now sells two lines of VERMONT COMPOST which is endorsed by nationally renown Maine gardener Eliot Coleman. Brown’s carries a full range of garden tools and supplies in their main shop (including FELCO pruners!) plus rakes, tools, buckets and stakes in their barn behind the shop. They also carry ORGANIC fertilizers like NEPTUNE’S HARVEST and DR. EARTH, HART seeds and DROLL YANKEE bird feeders.

5. You may not know…there is an entire separate building behind the main store FILLED WITH MARINE SUPPLIES where you can buy everything you might need for your boat — essentials like US Coast Guard-approved safety equipment, life jackets and cushions, cleaning supplies, charts, and more. They even have “tubing” rafts!

Lastly, Brown’s is a FIFTH-GENERATION family-run business. When Tom and Kelly Brown aren’t running the shop, coaching sailing, and raising their five children, they both volunteer for the Northeast Harbor Ambulance.

Let’s do everything we can to SKIP the CLICK and support this integral Main Street business so it can continue for generations to come.

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