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"From farm to table" isn't just a meaningless foodie slogan anymore. It's the rallying cry for the smallest of small-scale farming operations in Maine, which are fighting against what they consider to be burdensome state and federal regulations.
Small farmers demand independence from agrobusiness industry rules
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 06, 2011

Year in Greenview

While eco-friendly initiatives gained some local traction this year, the national environmental picture was relatively bleak in 2010 — and stands to get even more depressing next year.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2010

Portland, Maine - food town - gets HuffPo love

Here's the latest slideshow on the Huffington Post, which includes a link to the Find.Eat.Drink. guide to Portland and text from local chefs about other...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 14, 2010

Does the local food movement really work?

Providence cultural center AS220's panel discussion series Action Speaks! continues with a look at the "local food" movement.
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 08, 2010

Growing, and growing!

When Scott Howard started growing tomatoes in a small backyard greenhouse in 1997, he never dreamed that one day he would see his products on the shelves of grocery stores and on the menus of local restaurants. But that’s where he finds himself: As the p
Olivia’s Garden finds more ways to reach your plate 
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  May 28, 2010

Maine Restaurant Association awards announced!

2009 was an incredible year for Maine restaurants. Saveur, Bon Appetit, and Gourmet all raved about our food, how wonderful it is, how talented the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 20, 2010

Go with the cashew butter and Nutella

Peanut Butter Jelly Time is up and running in the upstairs of the Portland Public Market House (Deirdre told you about the expansion earlier in...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 23, 2009 - and

Last night, the fine folks at David's in Monument Square hosted their first beer dinner with the brewers from Harpoon Brewery, from Boston. They were...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 02, 2009

More food accolades for Portland

Seriously, it's going to get difficult to grab a bite to eat around here. Saveur, Bon Appetit, and now Gourmet all love Portland restaurants. The...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 28, 2009

Local wine!

Procured some Maine Coast Vineyards rosé at Rosemont over the weekend. Drank it. The light, fruity wine - which hit shelves just last month -...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  September 08, 2009

Portland chef honored by Saveur editor

Erik Desjarlais's restaurant, Evangeline, was just named one of America's top ten French restaurants by Saveur magazine's editor-in-chief, James Oseland, in an article in USA...
By Jeff Inglis  |  August 11, 2009

On the farm

The menus at Chez Pascal in Providence often feature local meats, fish, and produce, but on Mondays, owner-chef Matt Gennuso goes all out. A recent menu featured burgers from Aquidneck Farms; greens from Arcadian Fields; clams from Matunuck Oyster Farm;
Market Mobile supplies the demand for local food
By MARION DAVIS  |  July 17, 2009

Amazing Grace

Dinner at Grace was a great way to end First Friday. It's an incredibly beautiful space, and the vie...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 04, 2009

Review: Craigie on Main

While culinary fads have come and gone, Chef Tony Maws has stuck by his sound principles.
Local, fresh, and fantastic
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 28, 2009

A Portland-to-Portland 'food fight'

Patrick Alan Coleman, a food writer for the Portland Mercury over in the other Portland, is trying t...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 15, 2008

Kudos to Others!

Brad McCurtain, owner of Others in Monument Square, took issue with Brian Duff's description of his ...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 29, 2008