Tasha Higgins ( that's me) is the chef/owner of Mother’s Kitchen Foods. I started my love for real food while working at the Morning Glory Café in Bar Harbor when I was 19. I followed my passion by attending New York Restaurant School in Manhattan, NY. I completed the program and did an internship at a large catering company where they worked events for fragrance debuts, photo shoots, and even a party for 800 guests hosted by the NYC Zoo.

I decided that city life was not for me and back to my Island I went. Soon after, I purchased Mother’s Kitchen from a lovely lady named Kirsten who was ready to move on to other ventures.

After two expansions of the building, twenty-two years and lot’s of growing pains - I'm still committed and going strong!

Quincy and Valentina taking advantage of their actual Mothers' Kitchen and making their own lunch!

We were mentioned in the Downeast Magazine under Maine Favorites - You can’t say you’re really a Mainer if you haven’t tried the majority of the items on this list!

Here at Mother’s we know the value of supporting our neighbors and other small businesses in Maine. Here is a list of some of our farmers, bread suppliers and other local people that make our little world go around:

  • Salsbury's organic Garden center

  • Beech Hill Fram

  • Sweet Pea Farm

  • Crooked Porch coffee

  • Local Growth -Teryn Miller

  • Borealis bread

  • F/V Diamond Sea

  • Earthworms inc

  • Seaglass Gardens

  • Frost Farms

  • Carisa's salon

  • Nova foods

  • Bar Harbor community farm

  • Weber Farms/Weber Tree Service

  • The House Doctor

  • The Counceling Colaborative

  • Town Hill Market

  • Comp-u-sult

  • Brown family farm

  • Root Power Farm

  • Hammond Lumber

  • Maine Shellfish

  • Coston and McIsaac-Jonathon Boucher

  • Maxine White bookeeper, and Rania Benson Payroll