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Global price spike forces Maine ice cream maker to forego vanilla

Linda Parker, the owner of Mount Desert Ice Cream, doesn't plan to make or sell vanilla ice cream in her shops in Bar Harbor, Portland or Washington, D.C., due to a global supply crisis.

Two Fat Cats bakery expands to South Portland


The Portland bakery has opened a second location with seating and free parking at the Broadway site where another bakery recently closed.

Mainebiz Food Insider: Franklin County targets growing 'local food roots'

Maureen Milliken |

Last April, a group of nonprofits got together in Farmington to talk about local food insecurity. That's led to a greater effort to connect local resources, including farmers, to people who need...

Fast-growing Gelato Fiasco adds 250 grocery locations in New England

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Gelato Fiasco, already the fastest-growing pint brand in the United States, just added 250 grocery locations in New England.

International Kneading Conference relocates to KVCC campus

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The 12th annual Kneading Conference, a two-day summit for bakers, farmers and anyone who works in the grain industry, announced that this year’s event will relocate to the Kennebec Valley...

Kennebec River Day adds Augusta's first-ever brewfest to its lineup

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The Augusta area's first-ever brew festival has been added to Kennebec River Day events.

Mainebiz Food Insider: GrandyOats, Wicked Joe waking up granola with new product

Maureen Milliken |

Two Maine businesses known for their natural products, environmental awareness and business acumen have teamed up on a product that one says is “waking up” the granola category.

Maine makes top 5 in states with highest tax burden

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A report released today by the personal-finance website WalletHub shows Maine as having the third highest overall tax burden of the 50 states.

Mainebiz Food Insider: Food and art join forces in Snow Pond school project

Maureen Milliken |

Patrons of Augusta-area restaurants will be served up some art along with their food in the coming months, courtesy of students at Sidney's Snow Pond Arts Academy. It's part of project to show how...

World War II-themed microbrewery to enter Rockland

The Liberator Brewing Co., named for a World War II B-24 bomber, is scheduled to open late this spring in Rockland.