Do you know who grew that?
Meet your Farmer
Here at A&L, we do everything we can to buy as much locally grown and raised product as possible. When we have to go outside our home area, we do everything we can to source from small purveyors that are making only the best products. Near or far, rest assured that all of our purveyors have the same high standards as we do for the things they produce and sell.
As we meet and begin working with new farms, purveyors, vintners, etc., we will post about them here! Check back often to see who's new, or meet the people that made last night's dinner!
Archer Angus & Buck’s Pork
The picture to the left there is of the family behind Archer Angus and Buck’s Pork. On their farm in New Sharon, ME, generations of the Buck family have raised their animals using methods that put the health, safety and well being of the herd before anything else. They produce an excellent, local, grass fed product. We buy all of our beef and pork products (except our charcuterie) from the Bucks. You can find more information about their farm here.
Pine Tree Poultry
Also in New Sharon, ME, Pine tree poultry raises all of our chicken products and Cornish hens. All of their animals are raised free-range, using sustainable practices, no antibiotics or hormones, and an all-vegetarian diet. You can learn more about Pine Tree Poultry here.
Meet Jean and Pete Koons! They, handcraft small batch artisan cheese and yoghurt from Alpine and Saanen goats and organic Jersery cows' milk from nearby Woodside farm. Their goats are raised on pasture and GMO free grain and Their cheesery is solar-powered. They make a wide variety of fresh and aged cheeses that reflect our family roots, bringing pastoral skills and recipes from New Zealand to Maine at their family farm in Sidney. You can learn more about Kennebec Cheesery here.
3 Level Farm
3 level farm is a 145 acre, diversified organic farm in China, Maine producing fresh veggies, fruits, culinary herbs, eggs, goats and cheese! Learn more about them on their Facebook page!
Winter Hill Farm
Winter Hill Farm is a leader among Maine farms. While they will try to convince you that all they are is a small family run farm, they truly are much more. They are leaders in their community; committed to stewardship of their animals and the land, transparency and honesty about the food they produce, and the concept that community is the foundation of good food systems. The quality of their product speaks for itself, but take a look through their website for more information about their farm and their practices. We think you’ll be as impressed as we are.
Lakin’s Gorges Cheeses
Best known for her unique Basket Ricotta, Allison Lakin produces some excellent single-farm cow’s milk cheese! In her space on East Forty Farm in Waldoboro, Allison takes such great care with each variety of her products that it’s hard to believe she’s only been doing this 7 years! Learn more about her cheese here!