Open Farm Day

The Press Herald has published a report on yesterday’s Maine Open Farm Day.

Open Farm Day is organized by the Department of Agriculture as an opportunity for people to visit local farms. With the “buy local” trend increasing, it is also a way for people to see where their food is coming from and meet the farmers. Throughout the day, more than 100 farms across the state opened their barn doors, offering demonstrations and farm-raised products for sale, as well as animals and crops to observe.


A new restaurant named Fez has replaced Hamdi on Washington Ave. The signage says that they serve “Mediterranean Cuisine”. I haven’t seen the menu yet but a regular PFM reader tells me they serve Moroccan food.

This Week’s Events: Twilight Dinner, Latte Art Throwdown, Festival of Nations

TuesdayBlue is holding their monthly wine and cheese tasting.

Wednesday — Elizabeth Fraser from Girl Gone Raw will be teaching a cooking class at Whole Foods, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — David Iovino from the Blue Spoon is the guest chef for this week’s Cultivating Community Twilight Dinner. Bard Coffee is hosting their monthly Latte Art Throwdown; in July 16 baristas entered the competition. The South Portland Farmers Market is taking place in the afternoon, as is a wine tasting at Browne Trading.

Saturday — the 9th Annual Festival of Nations is scheduled to take place on Saturday and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

New Miyake

Maine Travel Maven has written about her visit to the new Miyake.

Let’s start with the space. It’s chic, sophisticated, sleek, and comfortable, decorated in earthy tones heavy on charcoal and natural woods. The tables are set with stoneware accents and chopsticks rest on small stones. Chairs are supportive and comfortable. Adornments are few; the patterned ceiling adds texture without being obtrusive.