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Foraged foods leverage new food company in Millinocket

A new food company in Millinocket features Maine-grown ingredients, including foraged foods.

Cheers! Portland holds onto No. 2 in list of 'city for beer drinkers'

Portland has long been known for its craft breweries. Now SmartAsset has once again ranked it No. 2 among U.S. cities for beer drinkers. Asheville, N.C., was the top-rated city, while...

Maine Food Insider: First Mile Brewing owners living the dream in Fort Kent

Maureen Milliken |

First Mile Brewing, at 28 Market St. in Fort Kent, is in a building that's more than 110 years old, and was once used for grain storage.

Portland administrator scores with board-game invention

Tom Deschenes, a college administrator who lives in Portland, has turned his interest in board games into a commercial success by inventing one of his own, Maine Public reported.

Maine Food Insider: Ag trades show adds farmers’ markets to its mix


The role farmers’ markets play in the increasingly active local foods economy will be the theme at the 10th annual Maine Farmers’ Market Convention in January, which is being held in...

Waterville to get its first microbrewery in 2018

Four family friends, operating under the business name of the Waterville Brewing Co., are building a craft beer microbrewery in the Hathaway Creative Center along the Kennebec River in Waterville.

Bangor restaurant builds greenhouse to grow its own produce

Novio’s Bistro, in Bangor, is constructing a 1,500-square-foot heated greenhouse to leverage the locally sourced produce concept through the winter.

Bangor Mall value plummets in appraisal conducted by lender

An appraisal conducted by LNR Partners of Miami Beach, Fla., a loan servicer that specializes in troubled debt, values the Bangor Mall at $28.9 million.

Celebrity chef’s debt pushes historic Belfast building into foreclosure

Celebrity vegan chef Matthew Kenney, of MK Cuisine Global, failed to keep up on his payments for one of downtown Belfast’s most prominent buildings, prompting a recent foreclosure judgment.

Stonewall Kitchen to acquire maker of Bada Bing cherries


Stonewall Kitchen, the private equity-backed, York-based specialty food maker and retailer, is expanding its range of products through the acquisition of the Tillen Farms brand of pickled vegetables...