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Experience Maine Made for the Holidays

by Aoife O'Riordan

Dec 3, 2021

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Look to Maine this winter season to explore some of the state’s finest craft shops, small farms and artisan shops. Maine Made showcases products found across Maine, ranging from sporting goods, gifts, local food, crafts and more. Explore some of the producers and their products this season.

 

Scout + Bean

Located in Lincolnville, this small craft shop makes unique baskets, bags and bowls out of cotton rope. All materials are soured from the United States, and are designed to be used on a daily basis. Scout + Bean also designs home décor for all occasions.

 

Away Up North

For the holidays, visit Away Up North to have your stockings personalized. Each name is hand-stitched to create an heirloom quality and customers can choose their favorite designs to accompany each name.

 

Seacolors Yarnery

A bio-regional fiber shed, Seacolors Yarnery produces 100 percent wool blankets woven on antique looms. Situated in Washington, the wool is hand dyed with natural mineral dye colors.

 

Sea Bags

Sea Bags sits on Custom House Wharf in Portland and specializes in tote bags. The shop takes discarded sails and upcycles them into totes and accessories inspired by the sea. In addition to tote bags, Sea Bags produces handbags, duffel bags, travel bags and more, as well as accessories and home décor.

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Grindstone Neck

Grindstone Neck of Winter Harbor sets itself apart from other seafood stores in that the freshness and variety of seafood is unmatched. The store offers a variety of smoked salmon as well as mussels, scallops and even spreads and cheeses to accompany the seafood when cooked.

 

Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies

Established in the 1980s, Nervous Nellie’s Jam and Jellies sits on Deer Isle and has drawn visitors for decades with its delicious handmade jams and jellies. About 300 jars of jams and jellies are made each day.

 

Maine Grains

For all things grains, Maine Grains is home to freshly milled, organic and heritage grains sourced from the Northeast. The store supports local grain production and milling and offers a large selection of stone ground flours. Some of its popular flours to use in cooking and baking include organic-sifted wheat flour, organic corn flour and organic whole spelt flour.

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