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9 am to 1 pm every Friday

November through Mid-April

231 Northport Ave, Belfast Maine

inside the Aubuchon Hardware Greenhouse on Rt. 1

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MAINE HARVEST BUCKS 
EBT/SNAP users can DOUBLE THEIR PURCHASE POWER at the Belfast Farmers Market using Maine Harvest Bucks.
The Friday Belfast Farmers' Market is the ONLY Farmers Market in Belfast where Harvest Bucks are available
http://www.maineharvestbucks.org/
In the case of inclement weather on market day...
please contact individual vendors to find out if they will be at the market. 
We do not cancel market because some vendors are able to get to Belfast under adverse conditions. Vendor phone numbers, email addresses and links to Facebook pages can be found at www.belfastfarmersmarket.org/belfastmarket/members/  

For general market updates, visit www.facebook.com/BelfastFarmersMarket/ 
which can be viewed even if you don't have a Facebook account.  

This Week at the Market....

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT ~ VENDOR SPOTLIGHT ~ VENDOR SPOTLIGHT ~ VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
Each week the newsletter will spotlight a different vendor 

Appleton Creamery 

Caitlin, Brad and Fiona Hunter are the folks behind the award winning cheeses at Appleton Creamery. For 26 years they have been a year round staple at the Belfast Farmers’ Market selling fresh and aged cheeses, soap, fudge and cured goat meat. Appleton Creamery prides itself on farming with natural cycles, not using any hormones using local feed for their goats and being able to educate the next generation of farmers through their apprenticeship program andteaching classes. 

Caitlin has been raising goats since 1979, after moving to Maine in the 1970’s as part of the “back to the land movement.” Brad married into it all in 1988. They added a secondary line of cow cheese in 2006. They recently won a 25 year award from the PenBay Chamber of Commerce for their years as a community driven business and have won many national awards for their delicious cheeses. These days Appleton Creamery is beginning to think about scaling down so they can focus on other passions like travel! 

You can check out Appleton Creamery on weekends. Kid Hugging Day is the grand opening for their farm stand, April 26 11am-4pm. Their farmstead will be open after that thru December, 11am-5pm.  
Join the Fun playing with baby goats on April 26th! Taste and purchase their cheese every Friday at the Belfast Farmers' Market!

www.appletoncreamery.com
info@appletoncreamery.com
facebook - appleton.creamery

instagram @appletoncreamery

ENERGY GEMS

Be like a bumble bee!  Come support your local farmers and producers!  Slice an Energy Gem thin and serve with Appleton Creamery's cheeses, crumble a Gem into a bowl of Toddy Pond's yogurt for breakfast or simply enjoy plain on the hiking trail.

FRYENHAGEN MAPLE SYRUP

Reminder that Sunday, March 22 is Maine Maple Sunday! Get on over to Froggy’s Sap Shack in Union and visit with Jim. There you will see him in his natural habitat, making maple syrup the traditional way.

 ALL THINGS GREEN AT THE MARKET FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY  

Stock up on green things for St Patrick’s Day at the market this week:



ENCHANTED KITCHEN AT FIREFLY FARM AND YUMBUS

Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm will be at market this Friday!!

Come stock up on our breads and baked goodies made with Maine organic whole grains and hummus made with our certified organic garlic!
See you at Market!
 

APPLETON CREAMERY

At Appleton Creamery, we are down to our aged line of cheeses — feta, camdenbert, havarti, halloumi, gouda, and jack — but don’t let that stop you from enjoying cheese!

There are so many pairings to find at market:

Camdenbert with Energy Gems



Havarti grilled on bagel slices from Plymouth Pond Bakery



Feta dip with Watermelon Radishes and Daikon from Peacemeal Farm



And don’t forget Spanikopita made with fresh spinach from Dickey Hill Farm and Appleton Creamery’s traditional goats milk feta!  (RECIPE BELOW)



Ingredients
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 bunch green onions, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 pounds spinach, rinsed and chopped
• 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
• 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
• 8 sheets phyllo dough
• 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x9 inch square baking pan.

• Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, green onions and garlic, until soft and lightly browned. Stir in spinach and parsley, and continue to saute until spinach is limp, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

• In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta, and feta. Stir in spinach mixture. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough in prepared baking pan, and brush lightly with olive oil. Lay another sheet of phyllo dough on top, brush with olive oil, and repeat process with two more sheets of phyllo. The sheets will overlap the pan. Spread spinach and cheese mixture into pan and fold overhanging dough over filling. Brush with oil, then layer remaining 4 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each with oil. Tuck overhanging dough into pan to seal filling.

• Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Cut into squares and serve while hot.

Winter Market Vendor List & Schedule

Appleton Creamery
Dickey Hill Farm
Dig Deep Farm
Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm / YumBus (through Dec 13, Jan- April 2nd and 4th week’s)
Energy Gems
Fryenhagen Maple Syrup (until sugaring around Feb 1)
Gardiner's Honey
Go-en Fermented Foods (once monthly Nov-March - 11/22, 12/20, 1/17, 2/7, 3/6)
Half Moon Farm
Maine-ly Poultry
Meadowsweet Farm
ME Water Buffalo Co.
Muellers Fruit Farm (through Nov 22 and longer if product allows)
Peacemeal Farm
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood
Plymouth Pond Farm Bakery
Toddy Pond Farm
Wild Blueberry Hill Farm
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