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Central Maine's organic delights


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Central Maine's organic delights

Monika | Sep 2, 2001 07:31 PM

I just spent the last 3 nights reading the last 2 years msg boards, and it's Deep gratitude to kindred chowhounds that allows me (after a Long tourist season)to share some local Maine deliciousity.
The Nezinscott Farm Store is about 25 miles SW of Augusta just outside the town of Turner. It's an organic dairy farm whose retail store has a sitdown spot for eating. They bake bread, huge cookies, pies, sell local organic meats, cheeses, produce. Nez milk, pasteurized, non homogenized has a plug of cream at the top of the bottle. I love it raw (non pasteurized)for the slight but incomparable bovine undertaste.
My faves are the freshly made goat feta cheese, uncured ham, their eggs--farm eggs, like homegrown tomatoes are in a class of their own, hardly resembling their pallid grocery store standins.
I just consulted the kids for more info. Said, "What do you love at N?" and they both yelled Cookies! The cookies (huge)Are pretty good, all partially made w/oat flour. Wonderful is getting them warm from the oven (try early afternoon) eating them in the car with fresh whole milk poured from the thick glass bottle, admiring the sun on the western mountains as we glide the road toward home.
One further mention. Levesque's organic farm just outside Wayne, we found apricot plums--the size of shooter marbles, yellow w/ deep rose blush. Sweet apricoty flesh, a thin tart skin.

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