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W.A. Bean & Sons

For 160 years, W.A. Bean & Sons has been one of the nation's finest butcher shops.

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Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm

At Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm a focus on function, fashion, and sustainability creates the foundation for socks that foster happy feet while walking in the woods.

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Peter Limmer & Sons

Nestled on a small road in Intervale, New Hampshire, we find the birthplace of perhaps the world’s most desired boot, Peter Limmer and Sons.

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L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean has been making the most of every moment outside since 1912.

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Raye's Mustard

One hundred and twenty years ago the son of a sea captain founded a business in his family’s smokehouse to produce mustard for Maine’s burgeoning sardine industry.

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MollyMaps

From Maine to Madagascar, Molly Holmberg Brown captures the places that matter to us through beautiful, handcrafted maps.

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Places & Spaces: Sunday River Resort

Take an insider's tour of mountain style living at America's #1 voted best ski resort in the picturesque village of Bethel, Maine.

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Sip: Vermont

Raise a glass in Vermont with renowned whiskey distillers, exceptional craft brewers, and cocktail entrepreneurs using pure botanical aromatics.

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Docklife - The Midcoast

Travel with us to waterside retreats overflowing with nautical heritage where boating, art, food and culture are the way of life in Midcoast Maine.

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Lifestyle Media Network

Lifestyle Media Network is a curated collection of unique programming from Emmy Award-winning producers that connects people, products, and places.

Raye's Mustard

One hundred and twenty years ago the son of a sea captain founded a business in his family’s smokehouse to produce mustard for Maine’s burgeoning sardine industry.

W.A. Bean & Sons

For 160 years, W.A. Bean & Sons has been one of the nation's finest butcher shops.

Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm

For 160 years, W.A. Bean & Sons has been one of the nation's finest butcher shops.

L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean has been making the most of every moment outside since 1912.

MollyMaps

From Maine to Madagascar, Molly Holmberg Brown captures the places that matter to us through beautiful, handcrafted maps.

Peter Limmer & Sons

Nestled on a small road in Intervale, New Hampshire, we find the birthplace of perhaps the world’s most desired boot, Peter Limmer and Sons.

Places & Spaces: Sunday River Resort

Take an insider's tour of mountain style living at America's #1 voted best ski resort in the picturesque village of Bethel, Maine.

Sip - Vermont

Raise a glass in Vermont with renowned whiskey distillers, exceptional craft brewers, and cocktail entrepreneurs using pure botanical aromatics.

Dock Life - The Midcoast

Travel with us to waterside retreats overflowing with nautical heritage where boating, art, food and culture are the way of life in Midcoast Maine.

Maker’s Way

MAKER’S WAY is a curated discovery of incredible local makers and their products in the places they create. Hidden in your hometown are the people that are quietly doing what they do best: making world class, thoughtfully-designed products.

Think Parts Unknown meets How It’s Made: Maker’s Way is a journey to find these people and tell their stories. Every episode travels to a real destination across New England, connected by a destination theme (e.g. “On  the Water” or “In the Mountains”). Our stories unfold through conversations with expert makers as they share their products in the places and spaces aligned with each  episode’s theme. As we meet each maker, we learn about their products and bring them along to equip ourselves on each journey. Makers expertly curate suggestions on what to explore next in each MAKER’S WAY episode.

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W.A. Bean & Sons

Our first stop along Maker’s Way.

For 160 years, W.A. Bean & Sons has been one of the nation’s finest butcher shops.  Food & Wine agrees, having recently named W.A, Bean & Sons as one of the Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets in America. Joins as in Bangor to tour the home and history of home of the red snapper hot dog!

Raye’s Mustard

Mustard from the Most Eastern City in the USA

One hundred and twenty years ago the son of a sea captain founded a business in his family’s smokehouse to produce mustard for Maine’s burgeoning sardine industry. Three years later the young entrepreneur moved the mustard mill to the location that it would reside at for the next century. Though Maine’s sardine canneries are only a memory, the historic mustard stone mills remain, and welcome visitors to Raye’s Historic Old Stone Mill Museum. Join us along Maker’s Way as we visit with a wonderful family business now four generations strong.

Northern Solstice

Alpaca Farm

Alpacas offer us a warm welcome in Unity, Maine.

Since 2006, Robin Fowler Pratt & Corry Pratt have been raising alpacas with some of the finest quality fibers in the nation. Their breeding selection program involves a scientific analysis of each alpaca’s fiber to create the best possible end product. At Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm a focus on function, fashion, and sustainability creates the foundation for socks that foster happy feet while walking in the woods.

Catch a sneak peak of our first three segments along

Maker’s Way

Upcoming Featured Makers

We can’t wait for you to hear the stories of these incredible makers.  The premiere date of the first full Maker’s Way episode and journey focused on hiking will be announced soon.

PETER LIMMER & SONS

In the shadow of New England’s tallest peaks, nestled on a small road in Intervale, New Hampshire, we find the birthplace of perhaps the world’s most desired boot. Since 1919, Peter Limmer & Sons have been crafting some of finest footwear in the world. The Limmer Custom Boot tradition began in a small shop in Peterskirchen, Germany, before finding its home in 1950 in New England’s White Mountains. Across four generations of boot makers, the business has shod feet of the famous and not so famous across the world.

MollyMaps

From Maine to Madagascar, Molly Holmberg Brown captures the places that matter to us through beautiful, handcrafted maps. Molly combines cartographic design and landscape art to create unique visual expressions of geography. Her works help to translate the human experience, explore memory, and celebrate our connection to place.  

NORTHERN SOLSTICE

ALPACA FARM

Since 2006 Robin & Corry have been growing some of the finest quality alpaca fiberin the nation. Their breeding selection program involves a scientific analysis of each alpaca’s fiber to create the best possible end product. At Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm a focus on function, fashion, and sustainability creates the foundation for socks that foster happy feet while walking in the woods. Unity, Maine is appropriately named town for this farm’s serene setting and its people’s peaceful, passionate and profound love of Alpacas.

L.L. BEAN

No one knows outdoorswear like L.L. Bean. Maker’s Way is excited to learn from with Meghan Newton, a masterful garment designer. Drawing upon inspiration from her roots in North Conway, New Hampshire, Meghan blends her extensive background in fashion from Italy to create outerwear that helps people experience the restorative power of the outdoors. Her approach is sustainable and timeless, a reminder that L.L. Bean who has been making the most of every moment outside since 1912.

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Explore More Makers on Live From Maine

The challenges of 2020 and 2021, have inspired Maine makers and producers to connect with consumers in creative ways. In 2020, Maine Made partnered with O’Maine Studios to create Live From Maine, a way to help viewers meet makers, see products, and make purchases from the safety and comfort of their homes. 

Discover different places and spaces in the hottest home markets through the talented architects, designers, builders and brokers who make it all happen.

Maker’s Way Segment Debuts

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Places & Spaces

Season Four of Places and Spaces gets underway at our very own O’Maine Studios with a tour from Rory Strunk showcasing the many ways the studio supports businesses, events, and culinary demos.  Maker’s Way debuts during the season premiere with a visit with the iconic W.A Bean & Sons in Bangor.

Stay tuned for an exciting annoucement about an upcoming Places & Spaces featuring new develpments at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine – USA Today’s Best Ski Town.

Journey to meet distillers, brewers and wine makers to experience their passion and stories in the places they call home.

Travel to waterside retreats overflowing with nautical heritage where boating, art, food and culture are the way of life.