One of the nicest parts of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, is the avenue where each of the Eastern States has its own exhibit hall. In addition to informational displays, crafts, and manufactured products, there are a variety of foods that are legendary in that particular state. At the Vermont exhibit, I purchased perhaps the best maple walnut fudge that I have ever tasted and later had to go back to buy some more. I quenched my thirst with some good fresh Vermont milk. At the Maine exhibit I had Wyman’s blueberry juice. My daughter Lisa had heard that the Maine potatoes were worth buying; however when we got to that exhibit, there were hundreds of people in line to buy a $5 stuffed potato. At the other end of the exhibit there was no line to the $8 rolls that were overflowing with lobster. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the potatoes, but I was more than happy with my lobster roll.

Maine potatoes 

(The Eastern States Exposition runs from September 18th through October 4th, and their website is