Meet Jenn Legnini, a farmer-chef who opened a cafe at the Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market in Topsham

Nov 19, 2015 917

By Mary Pols

Jenn Legnini has a newish farm and a very new restaurant, but neither quite fit traditional definitions. Turtle Rock, her farm/"craft cannery" in Brunswick, comprises just one-third of an acre for vegetables, although her commercially licensed kitchen is filled with both percolating pots and ideas for value-added products.

Her restaurant is a cafe at the Midcoast Winter Farmers' Market, which opened this month, making the Topsham market the first in the state to have its own cafe (or so Leigh Hallett, executive director of the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets believes).

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