Urban Farm Fermentory, Clam Shucking Champion, Picnic Wines

The Food & Dining section in today’s Press Herald includes an article about Beattie Quintal who is the reigning shucking champion at this weekend’s Yarmouth Clam Festival, advice on picnic-worthy wines and a profile of the Urban Farm Fermentory, a new venture taking shape in the Bayside neighborhood.

Even a small patch of earth in a neglected industrial area can become an oasis of food production.

That’s one of the lessons to be learned at the new Urban Farm Fermentory located on Anderson Street in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood. Tucked in back of a single-story former warehouse and hidden from view by a jungle of Japanese knotweed, a greenhouse and a container garden grow lush and verdant with the fullness of midsummer. Here, tomatoes ripen and lavender blooms along with cilantro plants.