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A Taste of New Gloucester: Italy Comes to Town [re-posting for Facebook – eds.]

By Julie Fralich

Finally a sunny, bright day in New Gloucester, so Michael and I decided to go check out the gelato at Thompson’s Orchard. We had been by many times and seen the sign but weren’t sure when it was open for business and what it was all about. We met up with Mike Thompson late in the day and admired his new cooler and array of over 20 varieties of gelato.

According to Mike, all the flavors come from Italy – but some of the ingredients are specially made from the bakery (for example, the blueberry pie) or from his apples and cider. 

Mike Thompson with gelato cookie bowls. Photo: Julie Fralich
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Purple House closing, Bresca and the Honeybee opening for season

Krista Desjarlais, owner of The Purple House at 378 Walnut Hill Road in North Yarmouth, has announced the popular breakfast and lunch spot will close early for the season this year. Mother’s Day – May 12 – will be the restaurant’s last day before Desjarlais moves to her seasonal job baking and making ice cream at Bresca & the Honeybee, her summertime snack shack on the shores of Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester. The Purple House will re-open in mid-October with a new format, Desjarlais wrote in a post on social media. Keep reading Meredith Goad’s column in the Portland Press Herald.

NG woman gets 6th James Beard nomination

NORTH YARMOUTH — In a tiny house at the corner of routes 9 and 115, Krista Desjarlais creates colorful cuisines that continue to garner national attention.

The owner of Purple House bakery – known in part for its Montreal-style bagels and ornate pizzas made by a wood-fired oven – is a semi-finalist for the 2019 James Beard Foundation award. Keep reading Alex Lear’s article in Keep Me Current.

NG Craftsman Chris Blackburn’s Knives Featured in New Portland Specialty Knife Shop — Press Herald March 17

Unique knives handcrafted by Chris Blackburn of Full Circle Craftworks in New Gloucester are among those featured for sale at Strata, a new culinary knife store on Washington Ave in Portland. Read more about Blackburn’s knives and Strata in the Press Herald.

New Gloucester’s Krista Kern Desjarlais nominated for James Beard award

Purple Reign: No. Yarmouth bakery gets 6th national award nod

In a tiny house at the corner of routes 9 and 115, Krista Desjarlais creates colorful cuisines that continue to garner national attention.

The owner of Purple House bakery – known in part for its Montreal-style bagels and ornate pizzas made by a wood-fired oven – is a semifinalist for the 2019 James Beard Foundation award.

In the running for being the best chef in the Northeast, the New Gloucester woman has been a semifinalist six times: from 2010-2013 during her time at Bresca in Portland, and 2018-2019 with the Purple House, which she opened in December 2016. She was a finalist in 2011. Keep reading Alex Lear’s article in The Forecaster.

NU Brewery to open in April

NEW GLOUCESTER — The community-focused brewery that originally planned to launch in October is nearing the home stretch and plans to open in April.

 NU Brewery (pronounced “New”), founded by President Chris Ventimiglia of Freeport and CEO Russell Voss of New Gloucester, will be located at 437 Lewiston Road.

The pair will create unique beers on site both for the tasting room and for their canning and kegging lines. Keep reading Jane Vaughn’s article from the Forecaster published in the SunJournal

Fishermens Net update, Feb 8

Happy Friday!

Fresh in today:
Salmon at $9.99/lb
Swordfish
Tuna
Sea Smelt
Crabmeat
Scallops
Haddock
Shrimp
Along with our regulars….
See you soon!!
Nikki

Fishermen’s Net update

Hellllooooo!!!!

We had another successful week with our new “Take-N-Bake” Tuesday! Next week we will be featuring sea scallops with asparagus. More details to follow…
Super Bowl is upon us! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL????
We have Bud Light 6pks for $5.99
16-20 Shrimp $9.99/lb
13-15 Shrimp $11.99/lb
Sea Scallops $16.99/lb
Fresh scallop pieces $13.99/lb
Crab Dip
Clam Dip
Shrimp platters
Bacon wrapped scallops
Chowder!!
Lobster prices are coming down!!!!!!!
Look forward to seeing all of you!!
Stay warm and enjoy the heat wave!
Nikki

New wireless broadband service planning to come to New Gloucester

ROCKLAND, MaineJan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Redzone Wireless, a Maine-based broadband services company, announced that it has selected 26 Maine communities for new wireless broadband networks delivering 25 Mbps broadband across the state. Keep reading press release in Business Insider.

Mother-Daughter with New Gloucester Ties Launch Online Teas – MaineBiz

Barbara Soley, who helped her mother run Jacqueline’s Tea Room in Freeport, has launched a curated line of sustainably sourced teas from around the world: Jacqueline’s TeasRead more in Mainebiz about the new online business and the Soleys’ experiences as entrepreneurs steeped in enthusiasm and expertise for all things tea.