Here at Double Z, we are not content with just selling you meat, we want to be your connection to the land. That's why each fall, Double Z transforms from farm to table and and takes you on a 6-course culinary adventure that showcases the best of what we have to offer at the ranch.
Each course is delicately prepared by Chef Tony Scherrer of Fish Bones American Grill and his talented wife Sacha. Craft beer and wine pairings bring out the finest flavors of our meats and we always include a few locally sourced items to round out the meal.
Our farm dinner always sell-out so if you would like to be the first to receive an invitation, please click on the Contact Us link below.
Almost 100 people were in attendance on National Meatball Day for the inaugural Central Maine Meatball Challenge . ZZ sponsored it to benefit St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Lewiston and the goal was to determine the region’s best meatball.
Seven contestants in all battled it out with Bob Bernheim of China, Me. coming away with top honors for his German-style Swabian meatballs in barbecue sauce.
In addition to the title of Central Maine’s Best Meatball, Bernheim won cash, a ZZ Gift Certificate, and a spot on the March 18th menu of Lewiston’s DaVinci’s Italian Eatery. Davinci’s donated a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the winning meatball dish to the Nutrition Center.
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maine's growing: The state has the second highest rate of new farms in the country.
TURNER — Kate Abbruzzese wrestled bales of hay in the rain Monday to feed her flock, head wrapped in a scarf, hood up, eager for the day that the sheep will be in their new canvas-covered hoop house.
Five beef cows wandered in a pen across from a dormant field of winter wheat, unfazed by the weather. Her son, Teo, a former polo player with a master's degree in agriculture, tended to the horses.
Back To The Farm
TURNER — When Kate and Chris Abbruzzese, both Class of 1983, attended their daughter Kelsey '07's commencement, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Howard H. Dana Jr. '62 made an appeal to the graduates, "Come back to Maine. You were educated here and Maine needs you," says Chris. "It was very compelling."
At the time, Chris and Kate were living in Illinois. Chris was vice president of global marketing for sunglass-maker Maui Jim, and Kate was raising their three children and mentoring and tutoring at-risk youth in the inner city of Peoria. A few years later, the couple packed up and moved to an old farmhouse in Turner, Maine and brought it back to life. Read more...