By Morgan Small
WARREN, Maine (WABI/CNN) - A new grocery delivery service is taking people back in time this winter.
A winegrower in Rockland, Maine, has started a winter business to drop off groceries by a horse-drawn wagon.
It's around 9 a.m. at Oyster River Winegrowers in Warren.
Owner Brian Smith is heading past the vineyard in the back. He's a winegrower during the warmer seasons and has recently started a winter business.
It's a business that wouldn't go anywhere without the help of this 17-year-old Belgium draft horse, Don.
"We're going to be delivering groceries today to downtown Rockland by horse drawn wagon," said Smith.
All hitched up and ready to go in the restored 1930's wagon, it's time for don to hit the town.
"Each route is pretty close to ten miles with Don and we make several stops along the way," said Smith.
The first stop: Rockland City Hall.
The 55 customers they service get something a little different each week.
"Always bread, meat, cheese, some mixed vegetables and a bottle of wine. Every week it's a little bit different. The wine is from our farm right now, and then we use local friend farmers in the area for all of the rest of the products at this point," said Smith.
Their growing customer base loves the weekly service for different reasons.
"Some people are like, 'Oh, I just love the food you know, doesn't matter if it travels by horse or a big diesel truck, it doesn't matter to me.' But then there are the people who just love the horse experience," said Smith.
During the colder months, it's a way to bring in additional business for Smith.
"It's a great way for us to distribute our income over the course of twelve months a little bit better," said Smith.
While giving Don a chance to trot through town.