It all started when…
Maxwell’s began as Chelmsford Agway in 1964 selling lawn and garden supplies, animal feed and pet food. Previous to Agway, the land was occupied by E.E. Paignon Farm Supply and Eastern States Farmers Exchange. Both businesses supported the local community by providing feed to local farmers which was shipped in by railroad cars on the adjacent railroad tracks.
The current owners, Lisa and Manny Bougoulas, acquired the business in 2010. They made many changes to the store including expanding the organic lawn & garden offerings, more unique garden products, introduction of premium pet foods, expansion of the chicken, wild bird & bee-keeping departments and hosting a multitude of free seminars including raising backyard chickens, composting, canning and bee-keeping. Additionally, in their first year of ownership, they began the Chelmsford Agway Winters Farmers Market (now known as Maxwell’s Winter Farmers Market) where they host over 18 farms and small, locally owned businesses to sell their locally grown or handcrafted products every Saturday November through February. With all the changes incorporated, they felt a need to realign the store's name from a corporate image to what they really are - an independent, locally owned, vibrant, small business. In April of 2019 they officially changed the name of the store to Maxwell’s. You can see Maxwell in the front seat of the truck on the store logo, along with Molly in the back of the truck. Maxwell and Molly are Lisa and Manny’s much loved and pampered dogs. Yes, you will still be greeted by the same friendly, knowledgeable staff and the store still offers all of the great Agway products they have always carried.
The Store Manager, Glenn Serra, has over 20 years of experience in the business. Glenn consistently facilitates a warm and friendly environment. Please do not hesitate bringing in your lawn, garden or pet questions. And don’t worry about carrying out those heavy bags of bird seed, pet food or lawn supplies because our staff is always there to assist you.