Tonight, Bruce Mayo, owner of Easy Street and (in my opinion) Hallowell’s original “Maven of Mai Tais” is hosting a drag event tonight, with proceeds benefiting the Hallowell Food Bank. Girls sporting moustaches, boys wearing tutus, anything goes, as long as you bring some food to donate and some cash for the jars.
Looking to put more Maine food on your table in this new year? Check out Maine’s chapter of the Eat Local Foods Coalition (ELFC). It’s a great resource for individuals, businesses and restaurants and agencies who recognize the economic, environmental, and health benefits associated with utilizing as many local food products as possible and supporting the industries that provide them.
A small group of interested Central Maine residents braved the last week to hear Maine Farmland Trust Executive Director John Piotti speak about the future of farming in Maine at the Charles Bailey Public Library in Winthrop. In one hour, Piotti made a compelling case for Maine’s future as a food producing engine in the region.