Category Archives: farmers' market

Portland Thanksgiving Turkey Options

Ah, meat. The epicenter of the local food dilemma. On one side, you could argue that meat should not be cheap. On the other side, you have your desire to serve a huge, perfectly-roasted, glistening bird that will satisfy all … Continue reading

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Maine Brew Bus, Geary’s Tasting Room, The Well at Jordan’s Farm

The Maine Brew Bus as a shuttle to Geary’s new tasting room D.L. Geary’s Brewing Company, the oldest brewery in Maine, opened a new tasting room last week, embracing the public’s growing interest in craft beer. Located in Portland’s industrial … Continue reading

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Summer Pickling in Maine, Continued

In researching my recent Portland Phoenix column, Preserve precious produce, I, as usual, gathered information that wouldn’t fit into the column. I talked pickling at length with the chef at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, a place that bringsĀ cocktailsĀ to mind … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Partnership and New Ball Products Review

This summer, UMaine Extension is partnering with the Portland Farmers’ Market to offer canning and freezing demonstrations monthly at the Saturday market in Deering Oaks Park. We’re participating in the “Discover You Can” partnership sponsored by Ball, in order to … Continue reading

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Food Preservation Workshops

While I haven’t actually been to the Portland Farmers’ Market yet myself (shh! I’m going Saturday, OK?), I know we’re on the verge of a produce explosion.  Alright, I’m exaggerating a little bit, but in the grand scheme of things, we’re right … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Eating Brooklyn

I went to New York last weekend to visit Original Roomie A. (who we remembered guest posted this scathing review of the food at Bubble Tea in the Old Port), and we ate our way through Brooklyn.  When I visit A., … Continue reading

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Green Gazpacho and Bread Storage

I think I decided gazpacho is easy to make, but making good gazpacho is hard. Agree? Gazpacho can be a bit one-note, or a bit like eating salsa. It’s harder to make something that you can serve as the main … Continue reading

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