Maine Magazine’s November 2013 issue featured Salt Water Farm at Union Hall as one of mid-coast’s most desirable food destinations marrying locally sourced ingredients with a captivating space.The restaurant occupies the ground floor of Union Hall, a classic 19th century historic mixed-use building, overlooking Rockport Harbor at one end while fronting downtown’s historic district on the other. In the owners words: At Salt Water Farm at Union Hall we invite you into the beautiful space that has been built for us, overlooking magnificent Rockport Harbor. Over the past year, we have traveled the globe in search of inspiration for this project and so much of it is manifest in both the design and concept.
Salt Water Farm at Union Hall is a leader in Maine’s Farm to Table movement. Our work at Salt Water Farm is tied to all that is around us: the provisions of the land and sea, the labor of those employing our resources and the community that supports this effort. We are proud to live here, to work here and to contribute to a community with a growing food consciousness. Our mission at Salt Water Farm is to build a sustainable restaurant model, by minimizing waste and maximizing the quality of our product.
With the idea of transparency in where the food comes from, how it is harvested, and it’s preparation a space was created that placed the kitchen at its heart. Custom designed by Lachman Architects & Planners to meet the Owner’s vision, a market, cafe, bar and full service restaurant all were integrated within historic architecture to create a restaurant experience that feels like home.