40 Paper, one of Camden’s trendiest restaurants, has come up with yet another great idea. Partnering with Dandelion Spring Organic farm, they are serving up a five course meal, – organic spring vegetables, heirloom pork and free-range eggs, from the farm, combined with spring lamb and grass-fed dairy from neighboring Straw Farm. To be served at the farm’s newly built post and beam barn! How unique and exciting! Tickets are limited. Event is 02June. Contact 40 paper to reserve your special table. Local, Maine, organic – the best!
For all you blueberry lovers, the Coastal Mountains Land Trust is offering a free blueberry pick from 8.30am-2pm on Sat 07 August. Mmm….
Beech Hill Preserve is managed for the purpose of maintaining the property’s scenic beauty, historic value, grassland bird habitat, and organic blueberry production. Beech Nut, the historic stone Hut on the summit, will be open to the public Fri Aug6th from 2.00pm-6.00 pm., and Sat Aug 07th from 10.00am -2.00pm.
This is what we’ve been waiting for! The Glendarragh farm lavender store has just opened at 22 main street, Camden. The store looks, and smells wonderful. They have natural and organic body lotions, as well as aromatherapy, bath, culinary, decorative, garden and herbal lavender goodies. Glendarragh Farm, home of Maine’s first commercial lavender farm, grows more than a dozen varieties of lavender in sweetly fragrant, hand-tended, organically fertilized fields.
Honor Spring’s rebirth at two Sunday events. Avena Botanicals and Rebel Hill Farm holds its annual Mother’s Day Perennial Plant Sale and Garden Walk from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.. Shop for organic, field-grown plants, and take a free herb walk at 1:30. 219 Mill St., Rockport; 207-584-0694; www.avenabotanicals.com .
Fiddleheads, a predominantly Maine delicacy, from ostrich fern, are gathered in Spring, and now is the time to try them. Usually steamed or boiled, I came across an interesting recipe in the local newspaper -
A ‘Maine Martini’ Here is the recipe -
1 1/2 oz Maine made cold River Vodka
3/4oz Bartlett Winery Pear French Oak dry
1 0r 2 picked Spruce Bush Farm picked fiddleheads, chilled
Chill martini glass, gently combine vodka and wine.
Add fiddleheads, and enjoy!