Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine — including a rogue chicken, a Mainer named Jesus Christ, and a new way to “get there from here.”
From a quarter-century of working the Maine soil spring eight Maine gardening tips.
In which we muckrake about the season that turns our world into mush.
Food editor Joe Ricchio wants you to take Dysart’s buttery, flaky crust seriously.
Jamie Walter sent this incredible image of sunrise light on Mount Katahdin from Hamlin Peak in Baxter State Park. This is a great example of the maxim, “If you want great photos, shoot great subjects.” See more of Ben’s Picks!
What does a veteran forager know about Maine’s iconic fiddleheads that you don’t? Curl up with Michael Burke’s tale of a tagalong day in the field.
A longtime chronicler of Maine’s farm- and forage-to-table scene, Down East contributing photographer Douglas Merriam left the ‘Learn the Fern’ shoot with a pile of freshly harvested fiddleheads and made this magnificent salad. Get the recipe.
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) aren’t just for your mother-in-law anymore.
Join us for a Down East inspired afternoon of food and fun July 14, July 28, and August 11. Food trucks will be open from 12 p.m.–7 p.m., with live entertainment and cash bar starting at 4 p.m. Play lawn games and peruse our shop of Maine-Made gifts all day. Free admission. Family-friendly!