The Good Supply has a simple mission: Cultivate creativity and community. Support those who make by hand. We believe supporting skilled artisans in our community is good. We are tastemakers and builders rooted in Maine.
Founded in 2012 by Catherine Walton, The Good Supply is a small business in Pemaquid, Maine. Pictured above, Catherine stands with 17th and 18th century timber-frame expert Huston Dodge and renowned woodworking educator Kenneth Kortemeier. The three worked together to transform The Good Supply's retail space into a gallery during the storefront's first artist collaboration.
Some storefronts are brick and mortar - ours is post and beam. Built an estimated 150 years ago, our 25' x 30' lightly-built barn showcases useful wares, quality craftsmanship, and local artisans in the spring, summer, and fall.
We curate our web collection to make our goods accessible during Maine's long winter.
The Good Supply reopens May 20, 2015. Come say hello and view Ed Strausberg: US Marine Corps in the Pacific.
Beginning May 20th, The Good Supply will open every Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Location & Directions:
The Good Supply, 2106 Bristol Road, Pemaquid, ME 04558
from Damariscotta: Follow Rte. 129 to Rte. 130. Bear left at highway divide. 1st left after Hammond Lumber.
from New Harbor or the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse: Rte 130/Bristol Road. 1st right after Bristol Library.
Maine Players: Catherine Walton, Curator & Karl McLetchie, Engineer
We didn't do this on our own. Thank you goes to the skilled makers and wholesalers featured on this website and in our storefront, our customers, and our Maine neighbors. Additionally, we'd like to recognize:
Jessie Renew, for consulting with us on our web design. We love your funky fresh aesthetic. Thank you for working with us. Now, just get on up to Maine and stay for a spell.
Kathi McFarland Bahr, for taking the occasional picture and helping us figure out how tell our story. We're new to this, and you direct us back to our core concept any time we deviate. Thank you for spelling it all out.
Bryn Bachman, for being you. You helped us design our logo when The Good Supply was just a name, AND you moved to Maine with us! Oh, that first year: demolishing the 2nd floor of the barn, mixing mojitos everyday, hand-lettering our 8' x 4' store signs. We love your face. Always.
Susan Barbara & David Johnson, for letting us use your home for photoshoots. You two really do have an eye for design. Let's raise a glass to new friendship and many good times ahead!
Michael Blake Construction, for helping us restore The Good Supply barn. The scarf joints you did on the sills are the things of legends. You are an artist, and we highly recommend you to anyone looking for an expert timber framer. How on earth did you make the barn level? We are speechless.
Okeanos Explorer Engineers, for granting no mercy in the dojo that is The Good Supply barn. Your labor and good humor have earned you an unlimited supply of PBR every time you visit. Thank you for your work weekends.
Jenine Drew, J-9. What can we say? You're one hell of a person. Thank you for your web advice and code-tweaking. We owe you lots of lobster. Bonus: A dog bowl will always be set out in Ernesto's name.
Alex Beaudet, for moving in across the street. First, your sweetheart of a mother walked into our lives offering excess herbs and beautiful packages of fruit bread. Second, you brought us gorgeous kitchen accessories to sell in our shop. Now, you are our closest neighbor. Thanks for the solidarity and for your wicked smart web-tinkering.
Zach McCullough, for being our bro and helping us with branding. Dude, 2015 is going to be the best!
Bitters Co., for inspiring us. Katie and Amy. Thank you for becoming our West Coast family. Thank you, too, for leading by example. You are hard-workers with a true appreciation for your down time. You empowered us, and now, we're spreading the good juju. Thank you for everything.