Food, Maine, Random

Farm to Table


In Maine, farm to table is not a trend, it’s a reality.  Dine out or eat at home seafood is fresh from the sea, animal meats are from a nearby farm  and veggies are homegrown. A great place to experience a farm to table dinner is at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat used to be a softball field has been converted to gardens and greenhouses where seasonal produce provides most of the ingredients for the meal.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne greenhouse serves as a dining hall where long tables and mismatched chairs are set up for forty guests.

IMG_1851The table decor, candles and simple arrangements of flowers in bottles, is just my style.

All around the greenhouse are arrangements of herbs and vegetables that enhance the ambience.

A temporary kitchen facility is set up outside the greenhouse, so all the food is cooked right there and served immediately.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe menu features what is in season and no two are the same which makes eating there a real treat.

What is a constant is the hot out of the oven focaccia with roasted garlic.  I could make a meal of just that!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith it comes a beautiful salad topped with an array of edible flowers.

The main course is a selection of meat and seafood.  I am always a happy camper when lobster is on the menu.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinishing the main course is a perfectly roasted combination of seasonal vegetables.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy the time dessert comes, there’s scarcely any room for it, but there are 40 smiling faces around the table!

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17 thoughts on “Farm to Table

  1. I had no idea this was offered at Point Lookout. How wonderful. Love the menu and the decor. I know this was great fun.

  2. Wow! What a cool idea! Somebody was REALLY thinking to convert that space and create a dining experience unlike any other! We here in the Midwest were big proponents of the farm to table reality before it became “chic”, too. When you live in a farming community, it just comes naturally! We don’t have anything so wonderful as lobster, of course (boo hoo!), but we can slam some fabulous beef down in a heartbeat! Where we live there are lots and lots of corn and soy fields, so corn is a staple. So wonderful that you are able to indulge in such a tasty joy!!!

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