KEY PARTNERS & PURVEYORS
Ian Jerolmack and his crew grow organic produce for our restaurants and others in the Portland area. We love Stonecipher because Ian is always willing to try new crops and different seed varietals. Also, his fava beans are to die for.
30 Acre Farm
Simon Frost and his family farm ferment vegetables in Whitefield, Maine. Always a source of beautiful produce as well as a wealth of fermentation knowledge, Simon's crops inspire our menus. We love 30 Acre's cabbages as well as his farm stand's well-curated roots reggae soundtrack.
Green Spark Farm
Mary Ellen and Austin Chadd have been a part of our restaurants' menus since the get-go. We love their selection of fresh early-season herbs, and their summer tomatoes and melons cannot be beat.
Freedom sets the standard for farming in Maine: big healthy vegetables, and lots of them. Our past requests for baby beets, or juvenile vegetables of any sort, were met with scorn and derision. We will miss Daniel and Ginger, who've sold the operation to their friend (and ours), Meg - we're sure she'll keep the tradition alive.
Browne Trading Co.
The Browne Trading team provides us with some of the sharpest fish money can buy. The team at Browne introduces us to amazing products every year. And we're proud to help make use of under-utilized cuts from some amazing local fish, like cod and bluefin tuna.
George Parr and his crew have been an indispensable part of our restaurants. Whether we are in need of ice, fish, or oysters, George is there for us. He knows the Maine fish trade better than anybody, and he is not too shy to remind us.
Harbor Fish Market
Harbor Fish Market provides our restaurants with an array of local seafood, everything from oysters to swordfish. We rely on Harbor for many of our menu staples in addition to some rarities: where else could we go for butterfish?
Maine Lobster Direct
Lee and the team at Maine Lobster Direct have made brown butter lobster rolls at Eventide and crab wonton soup at The Honey Paw possible. Responding to the improbable, but not infrequent, desperate call for 'just one more delivery today,' Maine Lobster Direct always comes through for us.
Rosemont Market and Bakery
Whether John Naylor and the Rosemont family are helping us with extra refrigerated storage, tracking down quantities of local stone fruit, or partying at Eventide, we never stop appreciating their presence in the local community. We're proud to be in their neighborhood.
Allagash Brewing Company
Rob Tod and Allagash Brewing Company are a source of inspiration for all of us. Their beers are fantastic and they're fantastic collaborators. If there's ever an opportunity to work with Allagash, we seize it.
Oxbow Brewing Company
Tim Adams and the Oxbow crew make delicious beer right around the corner. We've foraged mushrooms at their brewery in Newcastle, held a beer release party at The Honey Paw, and even thrown a Super Bowl party, "OxBowl," at Eventide and in their taproom. They know how to make tasty beer cheaper than it is fancy and they know how to have a good time.
Bunker Brewing Co.
Chresten Sorensen's beers are great, his marketing is hilarious, and without him, none of us would have ever been sprayed with piping-hot wort. We collaborated on an oyster stout, The Dirty Pearl, and we've thrown a few parties together. It's hard to imagine Portland food culture without Bunker Brewing.