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Time to enjoy the fall harvest

The change of season brings new restaurants and hearty cuisine
Summer in the Portland area can be hectic with its abundance of busy restaurants, outdoor markets, and a short growing season.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  September 12, 2012


Indulge with local options that make you stronger

Healthy choices
Whether you run the Beach to Beacon every year, have just signed up for your first marathon, or are starting a new fitness routine, there are a number of local restaurants that offer healthy food to enhance your performance and help you fuel and recharge before and after a workout.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  August 15, 2012


Local farmers get creative to stand out

The fruits of their labor
With a limited growing season and high demand for local food, Maine farmers have a short window of time to get their products to the public.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  July 18, 2012


Creating an all-local restaurant (mostly)

Pushing the proximity limit
It has become almost second nature for area restaurants to use local ingredients and to establish working relationships with nearby farmers and fishermen.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  June 21, 2012


A new crop of restaurants open in time for summer

Reap the delicious bounty
Just when you thought the Portland food scene couldn't get any better, a handful of new restaurants and bars are gearing up for the summer.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  June 21, 2012


Casco Bay’s restaurants, bars, + markets

Island hopping
The islands of Casco Bay may seem remote (especially in the winter), but some are as close as a 20-minute ferry ride. As summer approaches, take a break from Portland's busy foodie scene and treat yourself to the tastes of the islands — after a breezy, salty boat ride across the ocean.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  May 23, 2012


Restaurant composting closes another local-food loop

Eat your waste
You — or your neighbor — may do it at home, but now area restaurants, hospitals, schools, and grocery stores are also reducing their waste and producing rich soil by turning food scraps and paper products into compost.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  April 25, 2012


Food (trucks) for thought

Group works to bring more mobile eats to Portland
It's nearly summer, and eating outdoors is one of the prime luxuries Maine can offer its residents and visitors. Portland's considering making that easier, with its Food Truck Task Force determining how to organize the debut of the latest nationwide foodie-fad.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  March 28, 2012


Networking breakfast leads to citywide forum

Growing connections
As interest in the local-food movement expands in Portland, lack of coordination can lead to duplicate or missed volunteering efforts and resources.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  February 29, 2012


Sixth-grader starts egg-ceptional small business

Students in the Yarmouth public schools have been eating fresh, local eggs regularly for about a month. Each Tuesday a local farmer delivers about five dozen eggs for the school nutrition staff to use in each of the schools' cafeterias.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  February 22, 2012


No matter how you get fresh food, you can get it

No excuses
Even with Maine's short growing season, farmers all over the state are working to accommodate the needs of their customers who want to eat locally year-round.
By: AMY ANDERSON  |  February 01, 2012

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