we eat

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.  

Double Z Farm Dinner, September 23, 2016. 

Double Z Farm Dinner, September 23, 2016. 


Double Z staff serving annual dinner between Christmas & New Year's Day. 

Double Z staff serving annual dinner between Christmas & New Year's Day. 

we give

We believe in taking what you do - buying meat for your own consumption - and turning that into a hot meal for someone else.

Ten percent of our net sales go to Trinity Jubilee Center of Lewiston to feed the hungry and homeless. Last year, Trinity Jubilee fed about 6,000 people, thanks to your patronage of Double Z.  Learn more about Trinity... 


we play

Central Maine Meatball Challenge 2015: From left to right: Chris & Kate Abbruzzese, co-owners of ZZ; and Patricia and Bob Bernheim of China, Maine. 

Central Maine Meatball Challenge 2015: From left to right: Chris & Kate Abbruzzese, co-owners of ZZ; and Patricia and Bob Bernheim of China, Maine. 

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.


we stand out

Lewiston Sun Journal, Sunday, November 22, 2014

Lewiston Sun Journal, Sunday, November 22, 2014

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.

Read more...

Bowdoin Magazine, Fall 2014 Vol.86 No. 1

Bowdoin Magazine, Fall 2014 Vol.86 No. 1

                                                                            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...