CAMDEN — The Beveridge Farm Stand is closing and the couple who have run it for nearly 40 years are having a farewell celebration.

The farewell celebration is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the farm stand at 388 Turnpike Drive.

Cheryl Beveridge said she and her husband Steve Beveridge just felt it was time to retire from working the farm stand.

The produce is grown from about 4.5 acres of the couple’s land. Cheryl Beveridge said that they decided to start selling produce when they had a young family and the town doubled their property taxes.

She had been selling concessions (chips, soda, candy) out of her car at the neighboring town-owned Barrett’s Cove beach to supplement their income back nearly 40 years ago. She had sought permission to sell hot dogs as well but the town said no.

That’s when the couple made the decision to focus on the farm stand.

The couple announced on the farm stand’s Facebook page the farewell celebration.

“As a thank you, the community is welcome to come and say farewell to these hard working folks. Potluck finger foods are welcome or just come and show appreciation. Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Family friendly,” the post states.