Dear Cooking & Eating Friends:
Happy coming of Spring!
As we approach the March equinox, there are exciting food things happening in Maine.
It's starting to get green.
Although the snow may be deep (particularly in the county), hoop houses and greenhouses are filled with nutritious and delicious greens, tiny tomato and pepper seedlings, onion sets and more.
Have you signed up for your summer CSA?
Community-supported agriculture (CSA), a model used by local farmers that guarantees a regular share of the harvest to members while ensuring that farms have the capital they need at the beginning of the season, is an important component of local, sustainable, Maine food systems. Members purchase shares at the beginning of the year, and farmers then provide boxes of whatever happens to be in season on a regular (weekly or bi-weekly) schedule for the entire growing season. Different farmers offer different options, so be sure to check them out this weekend at the CSA Fair.
The eggs are coming!
As the daylight hours start to lengthen, Mother Nature quickens the pace, and the birds start laying. In southern Maine, we're particularly fond of eggs from Applecreek Farm.
Here on Blue Hill peninsula, we enjoy eggs from Happy Town Farm, Four Season Farm, Horsepower Farm and Quill's End Farm.
Check out our collection of recipes and treat your family to the health benefits of local Maine eggs.
Good things come in green bottles.
We invite you to enjoy the 2017 vintage Rabbit Hill Sparkling Cider, now available in select markets. This naturally carbonated beverage is a full bodied, complex and richly flavored sparkling wine. Flip painstakingly crafts this beverage in a two step process using heritage apples from abandoned orchards and underutilized backyard fruit in Deer Isle and beyond.
Watch for the 2018 vintage coming this summer!