Local restaurateur Michael Boland spends part of every year in the village of San Cristobal de las Casas, a large town in the central highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas. He and his family brought some of what they love about Chiapas home to Maine when they opened Choco-Latte, a coffee and chocolate café,…

If you’re in Castine and want a quick bite to eat, stop by The Breeze at Castine Variety at No. 3 Main St. Chef Snow Logan, who ran The Breeze, a seasonal lunch place formerly located on the Castine town dock, has reopened her takeout as part of Castine Variety.

In her ‘spare’ time, The Bud Connection florist Barbara Courchesne often can be found making needhams from scratch in her Trenton farmhouse’s canning room.

Marilyn Cleveland is the creator behind the Marilyn’s Jam Session product line. Her jams, jellies and sauces are sold at the weekly Brooklin and Searsport farmers markets. Her husband is pianist Scott Cleveland and the business’s name is a nod to the jazz musician, who helps tend the farmers market stand.

Brother Donald Paul is one of three friars in residence at the Franciscan Brothers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Orland.

At Seal Cove Farm, Barbara Brooks has been producing fine cheeses from her large goat herd for approaching 40 years.

When Annette and Stan Neleski bought Eastbrook Variety, the couple sought a signature item that would distinguish their northern Hancock County store (539 Eastbrook Road, Eastbrook, 565-0981).