Maine Marine Fare Set for Sept. 9-10





The Maine Marine Fare symposium will be held on Sept. 9 and 10 at the Penobscot Marine Museum. The Fare celebrates foods from the abundant waters of coastal Maine. The 2-day program will include talks, panel discussions and educational tastings, featuring fishermen, food producers, aquaculturists, researchers and scientists, and members of the food and hospitality trades.


The Fare will end with a dinner called “Food from our Seas,” prepared by chef Sam Hayward with the assistance of Ladleah Dunn.  Hayward, named “Best Chef in the Northeast” by the James Beard Association, co-owner and executive chef of Fore Street Restaurant in Portland, has been called “Maine’s Food Hero” for his promotion and innovative use of Maine food products from the land, the sea, and everywhere in between. Dunn is a chef, gardener, food consultant, and boat-builder in Lincolnville.


Author Paul Greenberg will give a keynote address at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Greenberg, a James Beard Award winner and author of “Four Fish” and “American Catch,” as well as lead correspondent of the 2017 PBS documentary “Fish on My Plate,” will talk about the state of the seas and the abundance (or lack) of seafood.


Tickets are $15 for Saturday’s discussions, $40 for Sunday, including tastings, and $75 for Sunday night’s dinner.


Saturday and Sunday ticket prices include museum admission. Museum member discounts are available. For tickets or more information, visit or call 548-2529.



Maine Marine Fare Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 9

10:00am: Keynote: Paul Greenberg Goes Fishing

11:15am: State of the Fishery
panel moderated by Natalie Springuel

12:30pm: Food Truck luncheon

1:45pm: Is Aquaculture the Solution?
panel moderated by Sebastian Belle

3:15pm: Creating a Locavore Fish Market
panel moderated by Polly Saltonstall
Sunday, September 10
1:00pm: Preserving and Cooking: Sandy Oliver Talks Tradition

1:50pm: Order Up: Chefs Talk Fish 
panel moderated by Nancy Harmon-Jenkins

3:00pm: Taste, Prep, Serve
demonstrations and discussion by oyster growers and chefs

4:15pm: Where Do We Go From Here? Journalists’ Roundtable 
panel moderated by Cipperly Good

5:15pm: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

6:00pm: Dinner is Served: Sam and Ladleah’s Feast
Reserve now for any or all events

Saturday: $15, Members Free
Sunday sessions: $40, Members $25
Cocktails and dinner: $75