Move by Dean’s Sweets will allow more production

Dean’s Sweets, maker of hand-dipped truffles, caramels and buttercreams, is moving from 82 Middle St. to 475 Fore St., across from two well-known restaurants, Miyake and Paciarino.

The new, larger location, which will open Aug. 1, will allow chocolatier Dean Bingham to expand production.

Production and sales will continue at the old location through Aug. 31, so there will be two locations open in August. The transfer to Fore Street will be complete Sept. 1. For more information, call 899-3664.


Napa winemaker will pour Silverado at gallery tasting

Napa Valley winemaker Jon Emmerich will visit Portland on June 28 for a special wine tasting at Diamond Cove Art Gallery.

Emmerich is chief winemaker at Silverado, one of the best-known wineries in Napa Valley. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., he’ll be pouring Silverado’s whites, roses and reds, accompanied by local, seasonal dishes from Rosemont Market chef Brad Messier.

The event is timed to coordinate with Casco Bay Lines ferries. Take the 5:45 p.m. boat from Portland, and return on the 9:15 ferry.

Tickets are $75 each and are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/712981.


Maine Fare features two days of local food tastings, events

Maine Fare, a celebration of the local food movement in Maine, will be held Friday and Saturday on the Belfast waterfront.

The two-day event features an open air market, farm tours, cooking classes and lots of tastings (oysters, beer, cider, cheese and more). Do-it-yourself classes are $15 each and include making fermented spring vegetables with Simon Frost of Thirty Acre Farm and cooking with sea vegetables, a class led by Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company.

Chefs making appearances and doing demonstrations include Melissa Kelly of Primo, Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda, Annemarie Ahearn of Salt Water Farm and Paula Palakawong of Long Grain.

Keynote speakers at noon Friday will be Paul Greenberg, author of the best-seller “Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food,” and Barton Seaver, former chef and director of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Maine Fare is hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Penobscot East Resource Center.

Admission is free, but some cooking classes and other activities require a small fee. For more information, go to maine-fare.org.


Dinner at Pineland to feature lamb from Windham farm

Pineland Farms and The Black Tie Co. will hold their first farm-to-table dinner of the season from 4 to 8 p.m. June 25.

The “It’s Ewe and ME!” dinner will feature pasture-raised lamb from North Star Sheep Farm in Windham.

Tickets are $80 per person and include dinner, beverages, live music, taxes and gratuity, plus a farm tour.

For more information or to make reservations, call The Black Tie Co. at 761-6665 or email [email protected]

For a comprehensive list of farm-to-table dinners being held around Maine this summer, go to pressherald.com/2014/06/08/farm-to-table-dinners-go-to-the-farm.


Nezinscot open Saturday in first Organic Valley farm tour

Organic Valley, a New England farmer-owned cooperative, is holding its first public farm tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Organic Valley has 30 farmer-owners in Maine, including Gregg and Gloria Varney, the owners of Nezinscot Farm at 284 Turner Center Road. Nezinscot, home of goats, sheep, rabbits, a vegetable garden, a medicinal garden, a vineyard and more, will be open to the public Saturday.

To RSVP or get driving directions, go to organicvalley.coop/who-is-your-farmer/farm-discovery/northeast/#20.

– Compiled by Meredith Goad, staff writer