FARMINGTON — Farmington selectmen on May 28 approved new lunch wagon permits for two businesses and tabled a third.

No one from Beanies, which is a vegan food truck owned by Mike and Brittany Wallingford of Eustis was at the public hearing part of the meeting. The application states new applicants must attend so that permit was tabled.

Permits for Fresh Eatz and Mr. Sea’s Seafood were approved.

Fresh Eatz is owned by Chelsea Croteau of Jay. She plans to be at the Mt. Blue Shopping Plaza on Fridays.

“We are not quite sure of the hours, we are still working on the hours with them to figure that out,” she noted. “We have been asked to come to a couple of events in Farmington such as the summer festival. Riverside Florist has asked us to stop there sometime, but no specific date.”

When asked, Croteau said she specializes in Korean food. “I spent six years in Korea and found that there is no Korean food in our area, so we decided to offer Korean food to the community.”


Croteau has had a booth at the Wilton and Rangeley farmers markets. Last year she and her husband Derek upgraded to a food truck. She obtained a permit to have the truck at the Hideaway in Rangeley on Tuesdays last year.

Mr. Sea’s Seafood has had a brick-and-mortar facility for 24 years, Mjae Langley said. “This is our first year with a food truck, which is kind of a big adventure,” she noted. “We don’t have any set places, necessarily set dates in Farmington. Tumbledown Brewing has asked us to do a bunch of dates as well as the Foodies Fest and the Summer Fest. Other than that, we are pretty committed to other areas.”

United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is hosting the second Foodie Fest Friday, June 7, from 12-10 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Farmington fairgrounds. More than 20 food trucks are expected along with entertainment. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Starbird Building, according to United Way’s Facebook events post.

Summer Fest is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, in Farmington’s downtown area. More information is available on the Facebook page, by emailing or calling 207-491-5533.

Langley said Mr. Sea’s Seafood specializes in fresh seafood, does chicken and fresh squeezed lemonade as well. When asked, she said the business is in Lewiston.

Food trucks can work out potential locations, possibly in parking lots, Selectman Dennis O’Neil said.

As long as they meet the criteria, Chair Joshua Bell noted. If a lot has a two-hour limit, they can’t stay there all day, he added.

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