Wolfe’s Neck Farm Spring Festival

We love visiting and supporting our local farms at Cute Potato, and Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport is one of our favorites. At the Spring Festival today, the kids enjoyed the music of the Casco Bay Ramblers, whose sound reminds us a little of Johnny Cash. Cute Potato #1 and #2 loved the Ramblers cover of “You Are My Sunshine,” …

Garden Party

All day Thursday, team Cute Potato was hoping it wouldn’t rain, so we could attend the Maine Audubon’s Annual Peony Bloom and Ice Cream Social. We love ice cream, especially when it’s free! And we were looking forward to viewing the peony garden. The good news? The stunning pink, white and fuschia blooms at the Audubon’s Gilsland Farm did not …

Cheap Thrills: Dollar Store Finds

Here at Cute Potato, we love our local toy and gift shops, but sometimes, the budget takes precedent. So on a rainy Sunday, after hours of being cooped up in the house, we piled the team into the car and drove south to the Family Dollar Store. Yes, you heard us right. You need to pick and choose wisely (just …

Hello, Lover: Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Maine

Last month, the Old World Gourmet Deli in Freeport reopened for the season. Sure, Cute Potato missed their yummy sandwiches, but what we craved all winter long were the signature chocolate chip cookies. There’s none better, in our opinion. Just look at those chunky chocolate chips and almonds. They’re consistently crispy and buttery on the outside, and soft and gooey …

Grab Your Lederhosen and Get to the Narrow Gauge RR

Cute Potato’s friends were visiting last weekend and their 6-year old boy is in love with Thomas the Tank Engine. So a trip to the Narrow Gauge Railroad, Portland’s little engine that could, was in order. We expected beautiful views of the East End waterfront. And were sure the kids would be delighted by a train ride en plein air. …

Buck’s Naked BBQ Freeport

On first glance, a barbecue joint with naked in the title might not seem like a wise choice for little ones. But go inside, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Maybe it’s the glittering disco ball in the entry way. Or the friendly-staff who will find you a table while you’re children run screaming in the direction of the two (count …