Nibbles: Pancakes, fermenting and a five-course meal

Stack ’em up

The Ellsworth Rotary Club’s 55th Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7 to 10:30 a.m. — rain or shine — on Saturday, Aug. 5, under the tent at Knowlton Community Park.

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Diners will be treated to all-you-can-eat blueberry pancakes cooked up by Rotary Club chefs. Sausage, syrup, butter, orange juice, milk and coffee will complete the meal. Gluten-free pancakes will be available.

The Fletchers Landing Philharmonic Orchestra returns this year to entertain throughout the morning. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and a craft fair.

All proceeds benefit local Rotary scholarships and charities. Advance tickets are available at Camden National Bank, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Bangor Savings Bank, the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, The Ellsworth American and from any Ellsworth Rotary Club member. Tickets are also available at the tent.

To purchase tickets, contact Cindy Shoppe at 667-4626 or Scott Kimball at 667-2576.



Nighttime delights


Craving baby carrots, beets, greens and other veggies, but can’t get to the day-time Blue Hill or Stonington farmers markets?

From 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, the Deer Isle Night Market offers newly harvested produce, dairy products, prepared dinners, freshly roasted coffee beans and other locally grown and produced food and other goods at 11 Main St. in Deer Isle.



Ferment to be

The Deer Isle Hostel’s co-owner, Anneli Carter-Sundqvist, will show simple techniques for making sauerkraut, kimchi and salsa from freshly harvested produce as well as how to ferment corn, broccoli, green beans and cauliflower at a workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. The cost is $30 per person.

To sign up, call 348-2308 and visit



Fresh approach

Chef Ross Florance, who has cooked at some of the nation’s finest restaurants, including Bouchon, Le Bernardin and Per Se in New York City, will prepare a five-course meal on Monday, Aug. 14, in East Blue Hill. The dinner will highlight locally harvested seafood and produce as well as foraged ingredients.

All proceeds will benefit the Edible Island Culinary and Ecological Center in Deer Isle. To make reservations, call 367-5888 and visit


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