Organic vs. Local in Portland, Maine

While in Portland, I got a chance to talk with Maine native Alex Steed (who is also a member of our Board of Advisers) about the food culture in the area. Alex explained that “local” actually trumps “organic” in the region, because people want to support their neighbors and the producers in their area, and because so much great food is produced in Maine.

Portland is known for its excellent seafood (particularly lobster), maple syrup, cheese, apples, blueberries and flatbread, among others. For more about our adventures with Alex Steed in Maine, check out our posts about Portland’s Rosemont Market & Bakery and the Common Ground Country Fair.