Down East 2013 ©
The owners of Cleonice (112 Main St., 207-664-7554, www.cleonice.com ) in Ellsworth, Rich and Cary Hanson, are taking local to the next level. They’ve converted several acres of their own property in Bucksport into an organic farm called Artisana. Fresh vegetables, eggs, and pigs are making their way from the farm to the restaurant’s menu. Some of the pork products from the farm that are being used in dishes include homemade coppicola, pancetta, and prosciutto, along with smoked and cured jowls. Fresh pork is also available — marinated in apple cider or braised with garlic and white beans.