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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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Lifestyle Media Network

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

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Maker's Way

The Journey matters as much as the destination.

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Flight Deck Brewing Co.

Located in the former Small Arms Firing Range on the re-developed Brunswick Naval Air Station in Midcoast Maine is Flight Deck Brewing. The tasting room has become known not just for great tasting beers, but for their dedication to exceptional craft pizzas.

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Crooked Face Creamery

A pizza wouldn’t be a pizza without cheese. In the same former jailhouse that is home to the mill at Maine Grains, resides another award winning maker, Crooked Face Creamery.

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Maine Grains

In a former victorian jailhouse now resides a gristmill that provides a valuable link between farms, bakeries, restaurants, and breweries. Maine Grains creates exceptional, locally sourced stone ground flour in support of the health and livelihood of the farmers and communities it serves.

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Maine Wood Heat

In a former victorian jailhouse now resides a gristmill that provides a valuable link between farms, bakeries, restaurants, and breweries. Maine Grains creates exceptional, locally sourced stone ground flour in support of the health and livelihood of the farmers and communities it serves.

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The Good Crust

Now that we’ve used our stone mill and have our flour on hand, we journey a few miles up the road to the village of Canaan, where a 100% fresh stone-milled pizza dough is tasting good and doing good for customers and communities alike.

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New American Stone Mills

Our first stop on our path to craft pizza takes us to Lamoille Valley, Vermont, to visit with one family that is helping herald a return to a time honored tradition of stone milling grain. Lessons learned during decades of superb baking at Elmore Mountain Bread has helped inspire a new business dedicated to handcrafting world class stone mills.

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Porstmouth Music and Arts Center

Our next stop along Maker’s Way takes us to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to visit a space that has built a thriving community dedicated to the arts. Portsmouth Music and Arts Center provides all people with the opportunity to achieve their full creative potential.

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Namory Keita Drums

Namory Keita began drumming in the village of Sangbarala, Guinea at age 7. Today, Namory inspires communities in Southern Maine, and across the world with his mastery as a drummer, teacher, and drum builder.

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Jonathan Cooper Violins

For decades, Jonathan Cooper has masterfully created handmade violins, violas, and cellos for musicians across the world. Our journey’s first stop is to the second floor of the historic State Theater, in the heart of Portland, Maine.

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Bourgeois Guitars

Dana Bourgeois leads a group of expert artisans flawlessly crafting acoustic guitars. Join us in a former wool mill in Lewiston, Maine to explore the creation of guitars that offer a playing experience of a lifetime.

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.

PMAC

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center provides all people with the opportunity to achieve their full creative potential.

Namory Keita Drums

Namory inspires communities across the world with his mastery as a drummer, teacher, and drum builder.

Peter Limmer & Sons

Join us as we explore the birthplace of perhaps the world’s most desired boot, Peter Limmer and Sons.

Maine Wood Heat

By custom fabricating each oven, and using the finest french made oven cores, Maine Wood Heat’s beautiful ovens are crafted to last while always attracting a crowd.

Crooked Face Creamery

In the same former jailhouse that is home to the mill at Maine Grains, resides another award winning maker, Crooked Face Creamery.

The Good Crust

We journey to the village of Canaan, where a 100% fresh stone-milled pizza dough is tasting good and doing good for customers and communities alike.

Maine Grains

Maine Grains creates exceptional, locally sourced stone ground flour in support of the health and livelihood of the farmers and communities it serves.

Bourgeois Guitars

Join us in a former wool mill in Lewiston, Maine to explore the creation of guitars that offer a playing experience of a lifetime.

Jonathan Cooper Violins

For decades, Jonathan Cooper has masterfully created handmade violins, violas, and cellos for musicians across the world.

New American Stone Mills

Lessons learned during decades of superb baking at Elmore Mountain Bread has helped inspire a new business dedicated to handcrafting world class stone mills.

Flight Deck Brewing Co

The tasting room has become known not just for great tasting beers, but for their dedication to exceptional craft pizzas.

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.

Every episode travels to destinations across New England, and each journey culminates in a unique, sometimes surprising, celebration. Our stories unfold through conversations with expert makers as they share their products in their own places and spaces. 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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Episode Three

Music

 

JONATHAN COOPER VIOLINS  

For decades, Jonathan Cooper has masterfully created handmade violins, violas, and cellos for musicians across the world. Our journey’s  first stop is to the second floor of the historic State Theater, in the heart of Portland, Maine.

PORTSMOUTH MUSIC & ARTS CENTER  

Our next stop along Maker’s Way takes us to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to visit a space that has built a thriving community dedicated to the arts. Portsmouth Music and Arts Center provides all people with the opportunity to achieve their full creative potential

BOURGEOIS GUITARS 

Dana Bourgeois leads a group of expert artisans flawlessly crafting acoustic guitars. Join us in a former wool mill in Lewiston, Maine to explore the creation of guitars that offer a playing experience of a lifetime.

NAMORY KEITA DRUMS  

Namory Keita began drumming in the village of Sangbarala, Guinea at age 7.  Today, Namory inspires communities in Southern Maine, and across the world with his mastery as a drummer, teacher, and drum builder.

Episode Two 

Craft Pizza 

NEW AMERICAN STONE MILLS & ELMORE MOUNTAIN BREAD 

Our first stop on our path to craft pizza takes us to Lamoille (proun: Lamoyel) Valley, Vermont, to visit with one family that is helping herald a return to a time honored tradition of stone milling grain. Lessons learned during decades of superb baking at Elmore Mountain Bread has helped inspire a new business dedicated to handcrafting world class stone mills.

MAINE GRAINS 

In a former victorian jailhouse now resides a gristmill that provides a valuable link between farms, bakeries, restaurants, and breweries. Maine Grains creates exceptional, locally sourced stone ground flour in support of the health and livelihood of the farmers and communities it serves.

THE GOOD CRUST 

Now that we’ve used our stone mill and have our flour on hand, we journey a few miles up the road to the village of Canaan, where a 100% fresh stone-milled pizza dough is tasting good and doing good for customers and communities alike.

CROOKED FACE CREAMERY 

Our craft pizza is really coming together, but a pizza wouldn’t be a pizza without cheese. In the same former jailhouse that is home to the mill at Maine Grains, resides another award winning maker, Crooked Face Creamery.

MAINE WOOD HEAT 

It is time to bake the pizza. Our next stop is at Maine Wood Heat, one of the nation’s leading woodfired oven builders. By custom fabricating each oven, and using the finest french made oven cores, Maine Wood Heat’s beautiful ovens are crafted to last while always attracting a crowd.

FLIGHT DECK BREWING CO 

Located in the former Small Arms Firing Range on the re-developed Brunswick Naval Air Station in Midcoast Maine is Flight Deck Brewing. The tasting room has become known not just for great tasting beers, but for their dedication to exceptional craft pizzas.

Episode One

A Day Hike

PETER LIMMER CUSTOM BOOTS

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.

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 for this farm’s serene setting and its peaceful, passionate and profound love of Alpacas.

MollyMaps

A wise place to start any hike is with a map. From Maine to Madagascar, Molly Holmberg Brown captures the places that matter to us through beautiful, handcrafted maps.

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.

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.

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