Importer will host tasting of Ichisima sakes at Miyake

Sake importer Michael Simkin will host a tasting of Ichisima sakes, paired with fives tastes from Miyake, at 6 p.m. June 14.

The sake tasting costs $50, not including tax and gratuity, and space is limited. For reservations, call Miyake at 871-9170. Miyake is at 468 Fore St.


Tasting of Austrian wines set for Whole Foods Market

Tabitha Blake of Crush Distributors will lead a tasting of Austrian wines at Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cheese and other seasonal treats will be available to enjoy with the wines. This is a 21-and-older event, and identification is required.


Rosemont Markets planning two wine tastings this week

The Rosemont Markets in Portland and Yarmouth will host two wine tastings this week.

The first will be the Yarmouth store’s regular biweekly tasting from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The store is located at 96 Main St.

From 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Rosemont co-owner John Naylor and Joe Fournier, manager of the Munjoy Hill store, will talk about wines they discovered on a recent trip to the Parducci and Paul Dolan wineries in Mendocino, Calif. These organic wines range from $10 to $15.

The Saturday tasting will be held at 580 Brighton Ave.


Forum to address food self-governance ordinance

A community forum to discuss the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance passed by six Maine towns will be held at the Blue Hill Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. June 18.

The forum is sponsored by Sedgwick’s Community Self-Governance Committee and Blue Hill, and will include presentations by town officials, committee members and the public.

Several Maine towns have voted on, or are planning to vote on, ordinances that would exempt small-scale farmers and food producers that sell directly to their customers from state and federal regulations.

The forum will address activities covered by the ordinance and other towns considering the ordinance, including three that will be voting on it June 13.

Call Doug Wollmar at 359-8720 or email [email protected]


Turkey Hill Farm dinner series resumes on July 5

The Twilight Dinner Series is returning to Turkey Hill Farm this summer.

The casual three-course dinners – under the blue sky when it’s nice and under a tent when Mother Nature decides to water the plants – are prepared by local chefs and “culinary celebrities.” And while the specific chefs haven’t been matched up with their dates just yet, tickets for the BYOB dinners are on sale now.

Twilight Dinners will be offered every Thursday this year, beginning July 5 and running until Sept. 6.

Turkey Hill Farm is located at 120 Old Ocean House Road. The dinners begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, go to cultivatingcommunity.org. For tickets ($30), go to brownpapertickets.com/event/241391.


Nonantum Resort hosts Farm to Fork Weekend

The Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue is holding a Farm to Fork Weekend June 15-17 that will feature demonstrations, a foodie tour of the Kennebunks, a lobster boat ride, a cooking class with the resort’s executive chef, a farm-to-fork dinner and other activities.

The public is invited to a June 15 reception that will feature demonstrations from Cabot Cheese, Cold River Vodka, Urban Farm Fermentory and Shipyard Brewing. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and costs $15.

The farm-to-fork dinner on June 16 will feature a three-course prix fixe menu with locally grown food and local wines. Reservations are recommended for the dinner, which costs $50 per person.

Call 967-4050.


Documentary on dieting to be screened on June 14

A new documentary film that challenges the notion of weight-loss diets and takes equal aim at industrial food will screen on June 14 at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

“Hungry for Change” includes an all-star cast of natural health professionals, including Maine resident and women’s health authority Dr. Christiane Northrup.

While exploring the marketing psychology of dieting, the film also examines foods that promote health and advocates for eating more raw plant foods every day.

The film was created by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, who also made the documentary “Food Matters.” That film examined the health-care industry.

The Brunswick screening starts at 6 p.m. with a reception. The film starts at 6:30 p.m., and a discussion follows the show.

Admission to the event is free, but because seating is limited, tickets must be reserved by calling 729-3526 or emailing [email protected] The library is at 23 Pleasant St.

– Compiled by Meredith Goad, Avery Yale Kamila and Shannon Bryan, staff writers