Friday, May 24, 2013
A rolling farmer's market filled with Maine-grown food will visit the East End Community School in Portland on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Operated by Jordan's Farm in Cape Elizabeth, the blue and green converted school bus sells seasonable vegetables, cranberries, grains, eggs, cheese and jam. Basically everything you'd need for Thanksgiving dinner, except the turkey.
While parked in front of the school, Jordan's Mobile Farmstand will be open to the public. The bus was lured to Munjoy Hill by the East End Community School PTO, which wanted to provide a special treat for the staff.
"It started as a staff appreciation event," said Dyan Albano, the PTO's treasurer. "We wanted to bring a farmers market to the school. We’re giving each teacher a small gift certificate (to use at the market). Our staff are so wonderful, and they’re so committed to building the community."
The East End Community School is located at 195 North St., across from the community garden.Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.