The new Bay Bowls across from the gazebo in Brunswick. Sande Updegraph / For The Forecaster


Brunswick’s first smoothie and acai bowl shop opened on Jan. 30 at 210 Maine St. in the former home of Smiley’s Ice Cream. Bay Bowls smoothies are made from fruits, nuts, granola, honey, Nutella and peanut butter. The bowls are like thick smoothies based on acai berries from Central and South America, primarily Brazil, and are high in antioxidants. The price is $6.50 for 16 ounces and $7.50 for 20 ounces. It is open ,from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Valentine’s Day Treats

Sande Updegraph lives in Brunswick and is a longtime food writer. She can be reached at

Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolatiers has a large selection of Valentine chocolates, including a Love Bug Kit for kids. In it you’ll find ingredients to make and decorate four Love Bugs – chocolate-covered Oreos, gummies, candy melts and small candies for enhancement. $12.50 at

Wild Oats Bakery, 166 Admiral Fitch Drive, Brunswick Landing, has just released its Valentine’s menu of sweet, savory, dinner and brunch items. Included are Lobster Mac & Cheese for 2 ($49.95) and Charcuterie for 2 ($19.95) plus loads of quiches, soups, pastries and, of course, cupcakes. Order by Feb. 5 for pick-up Feb. 12-14 at

Rosemont Markets throughout the area have a special treat for gifting or for yourself: a six-month pie subscription. According to their newsletter, “pies will feature seasonal, local ingredients baked from scratch in our bakery. Offered for pick-up every second weekend of the month at your neighborhood market.” Offered at $120 at

Laughing Stock Farm, 79 Wardtown Road, Freeport, has created a Valentine Dinner for Two of a Cheese Board with Crackers and Fruits, Porchetta (Pork Belly, Endive Salad, Fondant Potatoes), and Orange and Ginger Panna Cotta. $75 for two. Submit orders and payment through 831-2182 by Feb. 10.


Moody’s Seafood has a special offer for Feb. 14. Order online on Valentine’s Day only to receive 15% off their Fisherman’s Platter with fries, dinner roll and cole slaw or salad. Moody’s is located at 36 Bath Road, Brunswick. 844-8402.

Food News

Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport now has CSAs available. They run for 18 weeks from June to October and include a wide assortment of veggies, herbs and flowers for $475/share. Details at

The White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport has created “sharing dishes” from Executive Chef Mathew Padilla every Sunday evening in the more casual Little Barn from 5:30-7 p.m. The menu rotates each week and is comfortably priced at $50/couple. Reservations at 967-2321 or through Open Table.

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