Maine Gardens to Visit for Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day this year, MP’s wish is for good weather and a breakfast visit to a local garden with coffee, croissants and a book in hand. If you’re also a mom in search of Sunday morning serenity, here are a few favorite Maine gardens to enjoy plus a few fun events for the weekend:

Maine Buoy Bats

While MP and the kids were exploring the Yarmouth Clam Festival, CP#2 pointed out a brightly colored booth. “Look at all the buoys,” he said, tugging on MP’s hand. Upon closer inspection, we learned that the buoys were in fact baseball bats. CP#2 was enthralled. He grabbed a Buoy Bat and asked MP to pitch to him. The beauty of …

Southern Maine Strawberry Festivals

It’s strawberry season, and this weekend, there are a host of festivals around the state. We like the sound of the Strawberry Fest, June 26-27, at Maxwell’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth. The farm will also be open for PYO strawberries, perfect for all kinds of yummy, summer recipes. Not close to Cape? Get your strawberry fix at one of these great spots: First Congregational Church, North …