From the people who love good food, our Fresh Picks is a sampling of the many items we are excited to share with our community this week.
Week of August 10th
Maine's Berry Season
The lowbush blueberry, one of Maine’s prized crops. It is still blueberry season in our neck of the woods. We will surely miss these beautiful berries once they’ve passed, so now is the time to stock up. We currently have lowbush berries from Burnt Meadow Farm for $5.99/pint at all of our stores. Freeze them, toss them on top of granola or ice cream, sprinkle in pancakes, or eat them alone, whatever you do – make sure you get these while supplies last.
From Our Bakery
During the summer heat we all have to get creative with our cold lunch options. Rosemont’s bakery is bringing us a variety of breads to make it easy to mix up our mid-day meal. Our new Rye Sourdough Loaf is made with local Maine Grains rye flour and caraway seeds. It’s great in many forms, but familiar to many as a traditional Jewish sandwich bread. Pair it with Pineland Farms pastrami from our deli. Our Onion focaccia is another perfect sandwich bread. We recommend pairing it with mortadella, yum!
We are now testing a new way to serve our pastries. To keep them the freshest, but also to keep up all safe, we are offering a rotating menu of pastries in a case behind the counter. Is a pastry calling your name from the case? Just ask and we will get it for you.
From Our Kitchen
Have you tried one of our tasty breakfast burritos yet? Our West End, Falmouth, Munjoy Hill and Brighton Ave locations all offer vegetarian breakfast burritos in our warming cases, made fresh every morning. Trust us, it’s worth the stop! Pair with a Rwanda Bean cold brew can.
Beer for a Good Cause
Many local breweries have begun to brew new recipes in support of Black Lives Matter and other worthy movements. We are proudly carrying a number of them in our stores, but here are tow we’d like to highlight this week:
Black is Beautiful by Orono Brewing is an Imperial Stout and 100% of the proceeds go to XLP, a Portland based youth basketball program. “Black Is Beautiful will help XLP remain a place for Maine’s BIPOC youth to excel.” Currently available at our Brighton Ave. Find out more here.
People Power by Foundation Brewing is a Double IPA. With the sale of this beer, Foundation will donate 10% to the ACLU and 10% to The League of Women Voters of Maine, an organization dedicated to non-partisan voter education, and protecting and advocating for the voting rights of all citizens. Currently available at our West End and Cape Elizabeth stores. Find out more here.
End the Summer Surrounded by Beauty
In addition to produce, we are seeing beautiful flowers come from our friends at Snell Family Farm, Fresh Pickins Farm, and Broadturn Farm. To ensure you have the chance to fully enjoy these gorgeous blooms while they’re here, our in-house florist is creating extra-large bouquets comprised of 100% local flowers that you can pre-order and we’ll deliver to your home. Order now.
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Many of our products are made in small batches with seasonal ingredients. Therefore, some of these items may come and go from inventory over the coming days and weeks. Please try again on your next order if an item you have requested is not available at the time your order is packed. Check back often for weekly updates on the fresh picks we are most excited to share with you.