Tempeh, Blueberry Vinaigrette, the return of leafy greens to accompany both, an award winning ricotta right under your noses, and hints, yes, hints of melons, peaches, and nectarines…
Good Morning, Friends of Maine Foods!
For those of you who love the farm/food news, this week’s a big one!
LALIBELA FARM TEMPEH is back in action, and you can read more about their farm’s relocation and revamping of the commercial production kitchen as you order up the soy version of their famed product. Black Bean and Jacob’s Cattle tempeh will be coming back in the middle of next week as well, for deliveries the following week.
WELL FED FARM, owned by Christina Sidoti of Paolina’s Way, has launched Ashley’s Blueberry Vinaigrette. If you think all there is to a vinaigrette is slap-dashing a few key ingredients together, you may want to try a bottle of this. Christina puts the craft into this dressing we expect from artisanal food but often don’t receive.
CROOKED FACE CREAMERY has recently won 3rd place in the American Cheese Society’s annual taste test for her stellar ricotta. Comes in a 5# tub handcrafted for the freshest and cleanest taste to be found in the state. Crooked Face Creamery is the first Maine farm to win an ACS award. Maine Cheesemaking is on the rise and there are many reasons for this….
PEACHES, NECTARINES, BLUEBERRIES, AND MELONS Maine’s fruit season is slow to start this year. And in full disclosure our peaches and nectarines from Massachusetts haven’t been quick to ripen, either! Weather plays a key role in the availability of our local fruits, but ordering them is critical in such a short season. Blackberries also come in daily to Crown O’Maine in small volumes. You are welcome to add them to your order, but please realize supplies vary!
The net of all this exciting food news is that we Mainers are richer than ever in our food options. Truly an unparalleled place to eat, whether Maine is home or you are visiting our great restaurants and retail stores!