A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days with the Chase family in Freedom & Belfast, Maine. They are an amazingly hardworking and dedicated family of 5 that run a farm, restaurant/bakery & market. Matthew and I stumbled upon them during our vacation in the beginning of July and were enamored with what they were doing. I was ecstatic that they agreed to let me invade their space for a bit and photograph them. I’ll be posting more shortly, I made over 3,000 images while there and still sorting through them all, but couldn’t wait to share a bit with everyone.
Penny drives the truck every morning that transports the produce from the farm in Freedom to their restaurant in Belfast. She also cooks on the line as well as grows some amazing flowers, see below.
Penny’s flower beds. She picks bouquets every morning to sell at Chase’s Daily and also grows edible flowers that adorn various dishes and the mesclun mix.
The busy restaurant is open from 7-5 most days and serves lunch from 11-2:30. Friday is the only night they serve dinner, oh and they serve brunch on Sundays… I’m so heading back up on a weekend asap!!
Newly harvested beets, just picked and heading for the prep station.
Also, check out Matthew’s review of the food on our trip to Maine over at his blog, The Things I Think About. There area a few additional pictures of Chase’s and descriptions of some of the food we had there. I’ll be posting more soon as well as a short multimedia piece I’m working on which includes audio from various interviews and tons more images from my trip!!