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!
Looking for a unique outdoor experience? Want to spend a few hours enjoying the natural beauty of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville area? The Land Trust has created a brochure that offers self-guided tours to three of our most popular and scenic preserves: Bald Mountain Preserve, Fernalds Neck Preserve, and Beech Hill Preserve. The Camden Hills have much to offer: scenic vistas, unforgettable picnic spots, bird- and wildlife-watching opportunities, and much more! Take some time to really experience the spectacular landscape and wildlife of this area by exploring it from the ground up. Ttake a picnic lunch provided by the Blue Harbor House in our special picnic backpack, and explore the rugged beauty of Maine’s Mid Coast.
In 2010, the Garden Club will present the 63rd Annual House and Garden Tour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 15th, 2010, rain or shine. Enjoy a day visiting lovely homes and/or gardens on one of Maine’s oldest and most famous summer tours. Unique views, waterfront properties, and in-town jewels make this tour a must for residents and visitors alike!
This year, the Decorator Show House Tour & Guest Cottage is included in the purchase of the House and Garden Tour ticket. Doesn’t it sound lovely? Come and join us.
Feast your eyes on our sample Lobster dinner menu!
Don’t leave Maine without sampling it’s delights.
Lobster is our specialty, although we do offer other menu choices.
Wild mushroom soup.
Homemade Irish soda bread
Steamed Maine lobster
served with corn on the cob and jacket potato.
Ginger Crème Brûlée
$30.00 per person plus tax and gratuity.
A fine selection of wine and beer available.