Last week I found the coolest little restaurant here in Brunswick. It is right around the corner where I live in the Landing (the old base.) I have seen signs for it, but they are pretty new so I hadn’t had a chance to try it until recently.
It’s called New Beet Market, and as soon as I walked in, I was smitten. First of all, the light. Oh the light. The design is just beautiful, and the photographer in me had to talk with the manager, cause you know, indoor locations in Maine are a necessity.
But as soon as I met Jamie (the managing partner,) I knew I wanted to blog this place, because the mission statement of this restaurant is like nothing I have ever heard before. They are owned by Seeds of Independence and profit from the market supports the charity! Their profit goes to directly to supporting them, and other local programs like Family Focus, YMCA, Pathway, and Harpswell Coastal Academy. They even employ students as part of their studies, and they are also offering a CSA pick-up location for Cultivating Community’s Fresh Start Farm
So basically as Jamie would put it “this restaurant takes a lot of people who really want to help kids.”
And the cherry on top is the vast majority of their food is grown locally.
So yeah, a woman on a mission I can totally get behind.
Jamie’s favorite thing about New Beet Market is that it is not only a restaurant, but an actual market where you can purchase local produce. If visiting she recommends you try the Chicken Salad (flavored with cranberry shallot relish.)
So go there. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on their outdoor patio, cause hello, SPRING!