Farms & Fiber Arts: Portland and Freeport
Portland’s Bayside neighborhood and East End are the places for great textiles and more. Begin your day with a cup of locally roasted coffee at Coffee by Design, and while you’re at it, grab a treat at Two Fat Cats Bakery.
Shopping and Learning in Portland’s Bayside Neighborhood
PortFiber Gallery and Weaving Studio
Sign up for a class or two in felting, spinning and weaving.
KnitWit Yarn Shop
Great local yarn shop and exciting selection of day-long classes. P.S. Listen in on their Maine Yarn Podcast.
A precious little fabric shop on Congress St.
Inspired by Maine’s natural landscape, check out this internationally known rug designer’s showroom.
For local flavors, grab lunch at Duckfat or pack a picnic from Rosemont Market & Bakery.
Head to Freeport. Travel time from Portland to Freeport is approximately 20 minutes.
Wolfe’s Neck Center & Farm
Wander through the animal barns, hike trails, visit the expansive vegetable plots, and explore the magnificent Maine coastline. Free and open to the public every day.
Featuring local farms and producers.
Take a tour of Cold River Vodka on Route 1 in Freeport, featuring vodka made from Maine-grown potatoes!
Check out Mother of Purl Yarn shop on Main Street for a fantastic selection of fine yarns, patterns and more.
Laughing Stock Farm in Freeport has a great little farm store stocked with goods from more than 20 Maine farms and producers.
Worth the Trip
Jagger Spun Yarn
Spun yarns made in Maine for over 100 years. Visit the Jagger Spun Stash mill store for some great finds.