Like the rest of the world, Maine businesses are navigating the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to check websites for your destinations before visiting for the latest health and safety guidelines in place, and please remember to be patient and kind while visiting.
Maine Made Products
In Maine, we take enormous pride in our long history of fine craftsmanship. From food to furniture, clothing to boats, and everything in between, our products represent the resourceful, dependable and inventive spirit of Maine. Shopping for locally created products is one of the more unique things to do in Maine.
Find dozens of stores, boutiques, and eCommerce sites via Maine Made’s Certified Retailers. Through these independently owned businesses you will discover hundreds of exceptional Maine made products including beautifully handcrafted furniture and home furnishings, fine art, glassware, ceramics, garden and pet accessories, gourmet treats, and more. The best way to find a unique gift or a stunning look in apparel or jewelry is to visit the brick and mortar walls of these fine shops or visit online once you’re back home and continue your Maine shopping spree.
No matter what you’re looking for, you can be sure that products produced in Maine are created with an unsurpassed passion for producing the very best in craftsmanship. The practices of reuse, fair trade and green technologies are a lifestyle for Maine’s makers.
Whether it’s trying your hand at glass blowing at David Jacobson Studio, watching a potter turn mud into dishware and lamps , or creating your own piece of furniture, you’ll find a complete listing of more than 200 artisan studios via Maine Made’s Interactive Map. While some offer hands on experiences, others offer a close up look of their craft with demonstrations.
If your day calls for pampering, you’re in luck. Situated on a 32-acre farm in Rockport, Avena Botanicals Gardens & Shop, MidCoast Maine's largest herbal apothecary for more than 20 years, is known for making high quality, handcrafted herbal skincare products for men, women, children and pets. Their backyard gardens flourish as a result of using biodynamic preparations and permaculture techniques.
From lobsters to blueberries to whoopie pies and more, the many flavors of Maine are represented at festivals and various venues throughout the state all year long. Maine’s gourmet and specialty food producers offer an array of freshly produced products prepared with locally sourced ingredients; most packaged for easy shipping so you can send them home to be waiting for you when you get back.
Maine Grains, an old county jail converted into a grist mill, is located in Skowhegan. Maine Grains prides itself in being a catalyst for the re-emergence of the grain harvest in the state. The mill offers historical narrated tours through their unique facility along with a fine selection of their milled products.
Raye’s Mustard Mill, located in the coastal city of Eastport, the nation’s eastern-most city, is North America’s last remaining traditional stone-ground mustard mill. Sample gourmet mustards, tour the mill, and get a glimpse of Maine’s history.