Give the taste of Maine for the holidays. Maine Made features some of the state’s best producers and purveyors, who ship their wares for the holidays. Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. is where to find Lobster Mac and Cheese, Lobster Pot Pies, Lobster Rolls, and Lobster Risotto, among other gifts.
Maine Coast Sea Vegetables has dried organic seaweeds, and at Sawyers Maple Farm in Jackman, Cooke’s Maple Farm in Brunswick, Hilltop Boilers Maple Syrup of Newfield, and Maple Moon Farm of Lebanon, it’s all things maple syrup. Bleuberet of Ellsworth specializes in wild Maine blueberry jams, fruit spreads, and preserves from blueberries grown locally.
Maine Grains of Skowhegan is a gristmill featuring traditional stone milling and operates from a historic repurposed county jailhouse. Cape Whoopies, Maine’s Gourmet Whoopie Pie South Portland, sells Maine’s favorite dessert. Crooked Face Creamery of Skowhegan offers small-batch cheeses and locally raised meats.
More artisanal cheeses are available at Balfour Farm in Pittsfield and Lakin’s Gorges Cheeses. The venerable Raye’s Mustard is one of Down East Maine’s oldest small family businesses, the 4th generation of the Raye family to own and operate Raye’s Mustard Mill. For more Maine-made food gift ideas, go to Maine Made.