Articles & Press Releases


Two local business women join forces (Feb 2017) - Wanser’s Natural Market owner Kate Winslow and Merry Auld Tea Company owner Mary Norwood have merged their two businesses to offer the region a fantastic new market and gathering tea/coffee room.

2016 Festival of Trees: Another successful community event (Dec 2016) - The generous donations from the following individuals, local businesses and civic organizations contributed significantly to the success of our Festival of Trees.

Congratulations Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest winners (Dec 2016) - With 50 entries in Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ first Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest, the competition was fierce!  Honorable Mention – Wanser’s Natural Market

Wanser’s adds new element steeped in tradition (Sept 2016) - To augment her vision for Wanser’s Market on Route 27 in Boothbay, owner Kate Winslow wanted to add something holistic and steeped in tradition. With this in mind, she partnered with Mary Norwood of Merry Auld Tea Company and the eclectic apothecary shop began a new chapter.

Merry Auld Tea Company presents Harbor Fest Blend Tea (Aug 2016) - Boothbay Harbor Fest is approaching quickly! Wanser’s Natural Market, home of the Merry Auld Tea Company, is gearing up. They have created a wonderful organic tea to celebrate the 10-day event composed of gunpowder green tea, hibiscus and calendula petals and rosehips.

DaPonte, tea and thee (Feb 2016) - Families, friends, and neighbors all gathered for a lovely afternoon of tea and chamber music to show their support of Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library.

Collaborative effort (Feb 2016) - The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library's Afternoon Tea with the DaPonte String Quartet was not only an educational event but also a fundraiser for the library in conjunction with the Annual Appeal.

Afternoon Tea with DaPonte and Tea Bags, Too (Feb 2016) - Come enjoy the Queen’s Tea with savory sandwiches and delectable sweets, and listen to an annotated classical concert! It’s almost time for Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library’s coveted valentine fundraiser, “Afternoon Tea with the DaPonte String Quartet.

Cooking, crafts and more at Adult Ed (Oct 2015) - ...join Mary Norwood, owner Merry Auld Tea, to explore the world of tea ... social aspects, some history, legends and health benefits.

Nearly 3,000 attend 48th annual Fall Foliage Festival (Oct 2015) - Mary Norwood and the Merry Auld Tea Company won the People’s Choice Trophy for Best Booth.

Wanser's hosts first Business After Hours of the season ( May 2015) - Wanser's Natural Market was packed the evening of April 29 for the first Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours o

New organic, gluten-free market in town (Aug 2014) - At Wanser's Natural Market, the first of its kind for the area, all of the products they sell are organic and natural. And many of them are gluten-free.