Soups and Salads
Maine may be known for its seafood, but these days the farm to table movement sweeping the state is changing Maine’s reputation. We are lucky enough to have fabulous fresh produce in Maine — from potatoes and carrots to turnips and mushrooms. Not to mention the dozens of local dairy farms making cream and cheese and other savory treats. One of the best ways to showcase Maine’s farm-fresh ingredients is to make a soup or salad. Whether it’s pea-shoot soup in the spring or butternut squash in the fall, there’s always something growing in Maine that begs to be cared for in a hot pot on the stove. And there’s nothing better than a salad with freshly picked greens — and maybe some sliced up strawberries and local goat cheese. Get creative with these ideas for the perfect Maine soup or salad.