Category Archives: Healthy

40 paper Bar and Bistro, and Dandelion Spring Organic Farm- perfect harmony!

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!

Photo courtesy of 40 paper

Free organic Blueberry pick at Beech Hill, Rockport

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….BHBerries

 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.

Glendarragh farm Lavender store now open in Camden.

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.

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Fiddleheads, anyone?

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!