June 10, 2022

[One could take May Day as a call of distress in a situation. We will not ignore that our world is in the mist of turmoil. With all the daily events that occur across the globe… it is difficult to keep up with latest news. Is this news a necessity to us? Yes… to a degree. The most important events and occurrences that are happening around the globe are the ones happening in your life.The first day of May, is also known as May Day. Not a call for distress but a celebration of fertile crops and agriculture. In order to “bring in the May” people would gather in the common around a tree or a Maypole. Communities would compete with the tallest Maypole in land. Children danced and wrapped the Maypole with ribbon and woman would bring flowers and greenery to create floral hoops and rings. The celebration of May Day was popular during the 19th and 20th centuries and something we would like to bring back!

Today we may not celebrate “May Day”, but we do see more agriculture appreciation throughout New England. On May 1st, 2022, Lamothe Block hosted the Artisan Emporium on Passenger Park, a Fredrick Law Olmsted Park, adjacent to the Steaming Tender Restaurant. With over twenty-five local vendors selling art, pottery, vintage items, clay works, and so much more… it was an overall successful day for everyone! More Artisan Emporiums are to come, along with the Brimfield Flea market, which is the second week of May. The Brimfield Flea market is one of largest flea markets is in the United States, just a 10 – minute drive from here! During Brimfield week we will have live music every day. To stay up to date with local excursions, live music, and events, check out the Steaming Tender website. There were many inspirations behind the Artisan Emporium. Family, friends, experiences, and one very well-known artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Across the United States, the exhibit of the “Immersive Experience” is bringing art to life. The mobile art exhibit has a stationary biography room about the artist and then an interactive experience. Following the knowledge gained from the biography room, the visual and moving art tells the story through the artist’s work. The Van Gogh Experience is one we highly recommended. During his lifetime, he sold two paintings. He created just over two thousand pieces of art. He committed suicide in 1890 and in 1990 Vincent Van Gogh’s painting sold for the price of $75 million. His words and his paintings have become such a treasure today. The works of artists today are true treasures. They need to be appreciated now. A smile, a thank you, a compliment, a token of gratitude are all ways to show your appreciation to others. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’d like to give a special shout out to the guests that are mothers and our employees. To our wonderful mothers here at the Steaming Tender… Ciera, Claire, Heather, Jennifer, Jenny, Jessica, Karen, Pam, Sara, Sue, and Robin, we appreciate you!


The Lamothe Family & Steaming Tender Crew

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Steaming Tender Restaurant 24-K gold plated over brass Ornament!

We are so excited to launch our first – limited edition ornament series. Our inspiration stemmed from our family visit to the Biltmore Estate. The Vanderbilt family is a true inspiration for us as they preserved the historic estate and we are here to do the same with the former Palmer Union Station.

Ornaments will come in a custom gold box with velvet interior for the price of $25. Flat shipping rate of $7.