Joel Sherburne came to work at Calef’s Country store when he was in High School in 1959. Not only was this his first job, but it is also the only job he has ever had. He has been at the store for 65 years and counting. Though his schedule has cut back some over the past few years, for many years he worked 7 days a week, he still works 3-4 days per week.
ther’s Day is fast approaching and we have pulled together some great gift boxes for Dad! Each Calef’s Father’s Day Gift Box is handpicked by Calef’s employees who know the products and customer favorites! Calef’s gift boxes are easy to give no matter how near or far Dad.
Calef’s Mother’s Day Boxes are available for a limited time only! These boxes feature some of our favorite products that Mom is sure to love!
Everyone has a favorite candy from their childhood, what’s yours? Whatever it may be the chances are if it is still made, we have some in the “Candyland” section of our store. We search far and wide for everyone’s old-fashioned favorites, I am sure there are a few on this list that you remember. Close your eyes and see how many you can taste. Better yet come visit us and pick out your favorites.
Is there a better way to spend a cold rainy New England fall day than around a table with family or friends working on a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle? Everyone has a different approach to puzzling, some find a piece and hold it dearly until they find it’s home, others find a spot on the puzzle to focus on and work that area, most everyone agrees that completing the border is the way to start.
“The easiest pickling kit in the world is a brilliant “Make-in-the-bag” concept! Using a high quality made in the USA food-grade bag and spice mixes that are ready when you are. Just add pickling cucumbers, vinegar and water and everything else is in the bag. Once you make your own, you’ll never settle for store bought again.”
Who doesn’t love a nice gooey, steamy bowl of real Mac n Cheese on a cool fall day? The Calef’s family recipe using our famous Rat Trap Cheddar is a simple winner every time. We have been selling this from our freezer for years and now we share the recipe with you.
Here at Calef’s we pride ourselves in buying and selling local, that has been the foundation of our business for over 150 years. One of our favorite local suppliers is the Squamscot Old Fashioned Beverage Company, founded in Newfields, NH in 1863. It is a staple in our cooler and the best option to quench a late summer thirst.
In keeping with our mantra of buying and selling local, Calef’s has been carrying a broad selection of New England craft beer and cider for the past 10 years. Currently there are over 500 breweries in New England and while we can’t carry them all we have a very good rotating selection in our store.
All of our Cheese is “Snappy Old Cheddar,” a term used by the Calef’s for many generations to describe our delicious cheese! Calef’s has been aging our cheddars in store for many generations. Many people think that we make our Snappy Olde Cheese but we never have.