Category Archives: local food

Growing Local

One of my first encounters with Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT) and their work in conserving farmland was during a walk at Beach Plum Farm, where their office is also located. This old New England salt-water farm in Ogunquit overlooks nearby dunes and ocean and, as … Continue reading

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Finding Local: Black Birch’s Kitchen Garden

While walking to The Black Birch for dinner, it’s easy to miss their kitchen garden tucked away and to the side. As it turns out, this small strip of land is chock full of the season’s first offerings, such as French and … Continue reading

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Finding Local: Maine Grains Flour and Grains

A brand new display of Maine Grains just appeared at Philbrick’s Fresh Market in Portsmouth — including their whole wheat flour, sifted wheat flour, wheat berries and cracked oats, all from Aroostook County and stone ground at the Somerset Grist Mill in Skowhegan — making it easier … Continue reading

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Wild Massachusetts Razor Clams

While on a quick trip to Chicago this past weekend, I spotted wild razor clams from Massachusetts at the Eataly fish counter. Though harvested in our own region, most of these bivalves get shipped off to other places like Chicago, and … Continue reading

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Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at Vinland

A recent dinner at Vinland in Portland, a restaurant known for its commitment to sourcing locally, featured Maine seaweed from Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company in each of the tasting menu’s five delectable courses. The evening was part of a series of special events hosted by Maine Fare in celebration … Continue reading

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Emery Farm: Fresh Asparagus + Garden Herbs

When it comes to asparagus, it’s hard not to feel greedy. Their season is long-awaited and, up until recently, hard to find unless homegrown. It’s with great pleasure that I’ve watched increasing numbers of farmers make the commitment of the land and … Continue reading

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Interlude: Maine Rice Project

Ever since I learned that it’s even possible, I’ve been enamored of the idea of locally grown rice, and have gone as far as to attempt to grow it. So it was with great excitement to discover that Wild Folk Farm in Benton, Maine, has taken on the … Continue reading

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