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Farms & Fiber Arts: Portland and Freeport

Greater Portland and Casco Bay
Year-round

Morning

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.

Z Fabrics

A precious little fabric shop on Congress St.

Angela Adams

Inspired by Maine’s natural landscape, check out this internationally known rug designer’s showroom.

Noon

For local flavors, grab lunch at Duckfat or pack a picnic from Rosemont Market & Bakery.

Afternoon

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.

Unique Stays

Harraseeket Inn

Freeport
Featuring local farms and producers.

Local Tips

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

Springvale
Spun yarns made in Maine for over 100 years. Visit the Jagger Spun Stash mill store for some great finds.

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