Sunday, April 20, 2008

How I survived winter

In case you were wondering how I manged to get locally-grown arugula and tomatoes through the frozen depths of a Maine winter, the answer comes from K. Horton Specialty Foods at the Public Market House in Portland's Monument Square. The shop carries lots of local eats, including these fresh greens from the greenhouses of Laughing Stock Farm in Freeport and these juicy tomatoes from Backyard Beauties in Madison. No matter when I stopped by, there always was a fresh selection waiting for me. Add in the bi-weekly deliveries of things like carrots, potatoes, shallots and cabbage I snagged from Thirty Acre Farm, and this has been one of the best Maine winters for fresh, vegan eats.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Thank goodness for Backyard Beauties! This has been the first winter that we've been able to enjoy fresh pasta sauce, pizza and salsa, all made with these always-ripe tomatoes. I'll have to try K. Horton...right now I trek to Royal River in Yarmouth or the IGA in Cape Elizabeth for my greens.