Sande’s pick: Aroma Joe’s jumped on new menu items
Aroma Joe’s now offers new custom blended Organic Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Mint, Earl Grey, and Breakfast Teas. It also launched new egg bites, one with vegetables and another made with egg whites and cheese. Local Aroma Joe’s are located at 156 Pleasant St., Brunswick, and 135 Leeman Highway, Bath.
Aroma Joe’s in Brunswick, Bath and several others in the region also celebrated the franchise’s BeanAversary on January 16 by continuing to honor the promise made four years ago to use only Rainforest Alliance Certified beans in their proprietary blends. Free coffee was also offered to customers.
The news of local gastronomy
Last week, I mentioned the delicious monkfish stew created by the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association. It is produced by Hurricane’s Premium Soups & Chowders and is available frozen in heat-and-serve pouches. Retail outlets include Morning Glory Natural Foods in Brunswick and Fork Food Lab in Portland. MCFA website at mainecoastfishermen.org/monkfishstew includes a map of other retail and dining locations where the stew is available. Frontier Café and Brunswick Diner, both in Brunswick, have it on their menus.
Graze at Pineland Farms has announced that its first dinner of the season will take place on June 17. The menu includes a signature Cold River cocktail, followed by a four-course amuse-bouche-style dinner paired with local wines or craft beers. Tickets are $90/person on eventbrite.com. 16 Pineland Drive, New Gloucester.
The Maine Tasting Center in Wiscasset will announce classes, workshops and pop-up dinners in the coming weeks. Readers are invited to email their suggested topics to [email protected]
Wolfe’s Neck Center, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, began selling Community Supported Agriculture shares on February 3 at wolfesneck.org/visit/food/csa. Sharings last 18 weeks from June to October and include vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Sound Pine Farm in Brunswick is offering a free-choice CSA for 20 weeks during the growing season where customers can choose from offerings. 53 Pennellville Road, Brunswick, soundpinefarm.com.
In the column of January 21, it should have been noted that the Little Red Cup Tea Shop is an online store only on littleredcuptea.com.
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