Green Bee Sparkling Water

If you know our family, you know we’re big seltzer drinkers. So you can imagine our delight when we discovered Green Bee, a Brunswick, Maine-based soda company, recently launched a new line of sparkling water. These unsweetened drinks are infused with fresh squeezed juice, so you get lots of great flavor without added sugar. Sparkling water fans can choose from wild …

Where to Find Weekend Markets in Maine

When there is not much snow on the ground during winter weekends, our family finds ourselves hunting for accessible adventures. We found a road trip to a new-to-us weekend farmers’ market is always a highlight. There’s a thrill to discovering local farms and artisans. All of us enjoy chatting with vendors, sampling new foods, and of course, shopping for all …

Go Babe Slings and Bird & Bear Boutique

One of the things MP loves most about shopping fairs and festivals is the wonderful, creative people she meets. Over the summer, she had the chance to chat with two talented women—Molly Perry of Go Babe Slings and Lauren Watkinson, owner of Bird & Bear Boutique.

Handmade Quilts + Dolls from Wildflower Soup

During this white and wintery time of year, MP craves color. What a treat it was to discover the Wildflower Soup Etsy shop. Shop owner and Brunswick Mom, Tammy Johnson, makes dolls and colorful quilts that are sure to brighten anyone’s day. Take a look:

Friday Flash Giveaway: Gelato Fiasco Pints

The holidays are fast approaching, and as long as you’re running around getting ready, you might as well indulge in one of Maine’s best treats. The Gelato Fiasco, which is located in Portland and Brunswick, is best known for its creamy, inspired flavors of gelato—a dense, Italian ice cream made with less air than the American version. Their sorbetto is …

Grandma Drove the Lobsterboat

When MP becomes a senior citizen, she hopes to be as plucky as the grandmother in Katie Clark’s popular Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck and Grandma Drove the Snowplow series. If you’re familiar with the Brunswick author’s books, you know her lovable protagonist is a dedicated problem solver. Grandma is ready to do whatever it takes to help her community, …

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Father’s Day Picks

Father’s Day is on Sunday, and MP needs to find a thoughtful gift for DP. Truth be told, he ordered himself a heart monitor for exercising, but that’s not quite what she had in mind. Here are some of the ideas she’s mulling over for Dad Potato’s big day: 1. A Visit to Lion’s Pride  DP went to Ebenezer’s Pub in Lovell …

Baskets of Hope

While visiting the Rumpus Room in Brunswick, MP came across these wonderfully versatile baskets from Jessica Sullivan. Jessica’s home-based business, Baskets of Hope, helps to raise funds for Bolgatanga—the largest town in Upper East Ghana, Africa—where basket-weaving is the main source of income for many families. The lovely fair trade baskets are made of grass fibers and colored with natural …

Father’s Day Weekend Picks

Saturday, June 19: Strawberry Festival Pineland Farms New Gloucester What’s not to love about Pineland Farms, with its sprawling green campus, gardens and wonderful market? Stop by this Saturday for the Strawberry Festival. Kids can learn to make ice cream (11:00 – 1 p.m.) and sample locally made treats. Later in the afternoon, Mom and Dad can enjoy a wine …

Children’s Room Resources in Maine

Last week, Cute Potato asked where you found your favorite kids’ room furniture and accessories. One reader recommended the Yarmouth Clam Festival and we couldn’t agree more. Maine fairs and festivals are a great way to connect with local artisans. Can’t wait for summer festivals to start? Try the Etsy Maine Team for wall art and fun decor for your …