Thursday, June 28, 2012

Salt Water Farm, Lincolnville, Maine

 

Salt Water Farm represents so much of what is important, combined with what is viscerally appealing.  Classes and supper clubs focus on "traditional methods of cooking locally sourced ingredients", in an exquisite coastal Maine setting.


Trained in Paris and a recent transplant from New York (where she was a personal chef and columnist among other things), owner Annemarie Ahearn summered in Maine throughout her life.
Where Cooking Classes are Taught
 
A Wood Burning Oven.
Supper club meals can be held indoors if weather is not cooperative.
A beautiful setting for outdoor dinners...
...with a view of (and breezes from) Penobscot Bay.
 
A Wood Burning Grill
 
Greenhouses provide more fresh ingredients.
 
An Integrated Compost System.
They keep their own layers as well as meat birds.
 
One of the best sights is one you see all over the Maine coast:  fields of  flowers with paths  mowed through them.
Looking Back
These tables are for meals even closer to the water.
A large stone is used as a bridge over a stream on the path....
...that leads down to this.  And you can see the Windjammer, the Mary Day, just leaving Camden Harbor.
 
Readying the Area for Potatoes
 

14 comments:

Chris from New Hampshire said...

Muffy - This post combines so many of the themes you had introduced in previous posts. Entrepreneurship has to be to this generation what an internship at Sotheby's was twenty years ago.

Susan R said...

What a beautiful sight. There's just something that makes ones heart feel good when you see such simple beauty. However, there's nothing simple about that kitchen and it alone makes me giddy. The stone oven is wondreful, but that large, counter top is a dream. There never seems to be enough counter space in homes unless they are custom built. The farm is lovely too. Can't beat that view.

Greenfield said...

Hi, Muffy: Just a "heads-up," J.McLaughlin in Westport is closing July 15th. :( Gather ye rosebuds while ye may . . .

Main Line Sportsman said...

Stunning...I want to dine on chef's cuisine at that table by the water!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous photos! I love Lincolnville, and I would absolutely love to have my house interior look like as pictured.

M said...

An amazing post to wake up to this Friday morn. I'm immediately struck by the simplicity of mission, spirit, surroundings, even attire.

The ethos captured through this photo essay signals to use only what is needed and give back a bit more.

Thanks for a refreshing start to what will be a brutally hot weekend here.

JWF said...

What a breathtaking view. I've never been to Maine, but it's on to do list. Thanks for posting about this place, I will have to visit.

Anonymous said...

I have been missing New England, and now I know where I have to go-back to Maine! Wonderful photos
~Madeline
Aka Muffy

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I have to say that the pictures of New York did nothing for me but these... Make me happy. (No offense to New Yorkers, just not my cup of tea).

Samantha said...

It looks like such a peaceful place to prepare and enjoy a meal. Can the house/grounds be shrunk to half the size and transported to Toronto for me, please?

Joyce N said...

What a wonderful place! Oh to be close enough to go there often!

Thanks for the visit, Muffy and Mr. Muffy!

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Greenfield - I did not know! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This is what I love about Maine.

Anonymous said...

Muffy-Friends of ours have a wonderful Farm you would just love. Its 10 min from Stowe Vermont, in a town called Hyde Park. Its called Green River Farm. Not to far from johnson woolen mill. We think its very neat,that you have a soft spot for farms.