Blue Heron Local Cuisine

Cooking, Eating, and Drinking on the North Shore (and beyond)

Free Range Rootbeer November 2, 2008

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We recently discovered ginger brew from Maine Root, a Portland-based soft drink company. If you love the strong ginger candies you get at some Asian restaurants (like Pho Lemongrass in Brookline), this is your drink. Sweetened with fair trade organic sugarcane, this ginger beer achieves the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. The taste leans toward ginger rather than gingerbread. And it’s ethical drinking and almost local. The good folks at Maine Root make their Portland deliveries in a bio-diesel VW pickup. I bought my ginger brew at Green Meadow Farms, but you can probably find them at Whole Paycheck and City Feed as well.

You may be forgiven for thinking I do nothing all day but sit around and drink ginger beer. Posts have slowed, because I have started a new job. However, expect a post from groundcherry very, very soon.

PS Free range rootbeer is a real phenomenon. Check it out!



North Shore Bazaar October 23, 2008

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photo by george mulcahey

photo by george mulcahey

Have you noticed that churches have taken up the fight for fair trade products? It makes me happy to see churches using the pulpit to preach fair labor and livable wages, rather than throwing their moral weight around trying to keep people who love each other from getting married.


Even if, like me, you haven’t darkened the door of a house of worship in years (except for the occasional wedding or bluegrass concert), consider heading over to West Peabody for the North Shore Bazaar at the Community Covenant Church. There will be fair trade products and a local artisan bazaar, as well as educational booths from Boston Faith & Justice Network, The Food Project, and The North Shore Rabbinical Association.


More info here.


Post update: Did anyone go to the Bazaar? How was it?