You may have noticed the Green Spot in passing, driving down KMD. I know I passed it many times on my weekly Sunday pilgrimage to Early Bird's. And, it is ironic that despite its bright yellow and green siding the Green Spot is often overlooked by Colby students especially when one knows what's inside.
The Green Spot is a gourmet food store owned by two Waterville natives, sisters Tanya and Brenda Athanus. The Green Spot specializes in local produce and specialty products including homemade mozzarella, butter, jams, breads, pickles, and ready-made foods. Upon walking into the Green Spot, one is greeted by bins upon bins of delicious local produce, but it is only once inside that one realizes what makes the Green Spot special. The shelves are lined with homemade jams with interesting titles including Vanilla Bean Melon and Tanya's Raspberry Jam. In the freezer, there are homemade sausages next to homemade ice cream in flavors like Sesame and Cardamon. Across the back wall, there is a refrigerator filled with cheeses sourced from all over Maine as well as the Athanus sisters's homemade mozzarella.
But, what really makes the Green Spot unmissable is their lobster roll. Decked high with lobster meat mixed with their homemade butter, mayo, and blend of spices, the Green Spot lobster roll is one of the best out there. The lobster rolls are made to order so don't be afraid to ask, it's well worth it. If lobster isn't really your thing though, I suggest ordering a couple of their tamales which they have shipped from one of their favorite spots in California. They are great after 2 minutes in the microwave and a welcome alternative to Dana.
The Green Spot is only open till Columbus Day, so make sure you stop by soon. Their hours are 9-7pm everyday except Tuesday.