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Poland Spring parent faces class-action suit over 'spring water' labeling

Lori Valigra |

Nestlé Waters North America Inc., the parent of Poland Spring Water Co., is the subject of a class-action lawsuit by 11 individuals alleging deceptive product labeling, among other claims.

Brunswick restaurant to raise its own fish

Chef Cara Stadler, owner of Tao Yuan Restaurant in Brunswick and Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland, has received approvals needed to construct an aquaponic greenhouse and 18-seat retail cafe and...

Entrepreneur leverages multiple directions in booming oyster market

Brendan Parsons is leveraging Maine’s booming oyster farming industry in a big way, as he enters the market from several different directions.

Maine Food Insider: Oxbow Brewing marks anniversary with Duckfat pig roast

Lori Valigra |

Oxbow Brewing Co. is celebrating its sixth anniversary today with a pig roast by Duckfat's new, second location abutting the boutique craft brewery on Washington Avenue in Portland and a burger and...

Roxanne Quimby's new focus: Making pasta

Burt's Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby has a new business venture making small batches of pasta at her 25-acre farm in Gouldsboro, using locally grown kale, beets, carrots, chives and garlic and eggs...

Brunswick brewpub for sale, new brewery readies for launch

Ebenezer’s Brewpub on Pleasant Street in Brunswick has closed and is for sale, but a planned new brewery, Moderation Brewery, got a boost Monday night from a new downtown zoning ordinance.

Auburn food sovereignty moves forward

The city of Auburn took another step forward toward food sovereignty, when the city council gave initial approval to an ordinance that would allow Auburn farmers to sell locally grown food directly...

Maine Food Insider: Hot dogs — the next foodie battleground?


In case you missed it, July was national hot dog month, but the occasion wasn't lost on Derke Gibbs, who operates Mainely Hotdogs.

A coffee shop's move may spur new S. Portland business district

A Portland coffee shop owner considers a move to South Portland

Grassroots effort played key role in restoring tip credit

James McCarthy |

Last month's repeal of the section of the state's new minimum wage law dealing with tipped workers has generated lots of nationwide buzz, including a story in The Washington Post,...