Penobscot Peninsula, Maine Food Producers
We are spending a few weeks in Brooklin in July. Are there any food producer/growers on the peninsula from whom we can directly buy their products? We are looking for meat, eggs, dairy, produce, seafood, etc... Ingredients that we can bring back to our house to cook with. Anywhere around Deer Isle, Cape Rosier, Brooksville, Blue Hill, Orland area. Organic is a plus.
Absolutely! The Blue Hill Peninsula and the area near Castine are full of farms. There are self-service roadside stands where produce is set out (sometimes in coolers). You pull up, pay for what you're taking, and drive away. These stands have everything from flowers to strawberries to corn (in season) We nicknamed them drive-thru farm stands.
There are also some seafood shacks that sell fish and seafood along with fried food. We bought a pound of picked crab for $10 and got three meals out of it.
I would look along Routes 166, 177 (where we found the crab) and 175. If you go down to Deer Isle, you should definitely check out the lobster pound.
I agree with everything so far but for One stop Shopping I would go to the Farmers Market
in Blue Hill at the Blue Hill Fair Grounds on Saturday Mornings.
If you are there today I would go to The Brooklin Parade and Chicken BBQ then Stonington Harbor for Fireworks tomorrow. Both good times.