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THE BELFAST FARMERS' MARKET

9 am to 1 pm every Friday
Mid April through October 
256 High Street, Belfast Maine
in the yard of the Waterfall Arts Building

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HERE ARE THE BELFAST FARMERS' MARKET FARMS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR'S OPEN FARM DAY ON SUNDAY. CLICK HERE TO FIND EACH FARM'S DETAILS.

This Week at the Market....

CAROL'S COLLECTIBLES
 
MIDSUMMER FUN!


TODDY POND FARM
 
BUSY WEEKEND!!


CLICK HERE FOR MORE OPEN FARM DAY EVENT DETAILS
ENERGY GEMS

"The process of germination not only produces vitamin C but also changes the composition of grain and seeds in numerous beneficial ways. Sprouting increases vitamin B content, especially B2, B5 and B6.  Carotene increases dramatically - sometimes eightfold. Even more important, sprouting neutralizes phytic acid, a substance present in the bran of all grains that inhibits absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc; sprouting also neutralizes enzyme inhibitors present in all seeds. These inhibitors can neutralize our own precious enzymes in the digestive track. Complex sugars responsible for intestinal gas are broken down during sprouting, and a portion of the starch and grains is transformed into sugar. Sprouting inactivates aflatoxins, potent carcinogens found in grains. Finally, numerous enzymes that help digestion are produced during the germination process."
              Nourishing Traditions
               by Sally Fallon with
                Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.

MAINE WATER BUFFALO CO.

ME Water Buffalo Co.will have fresh buffalo mozzarella, burrata, yogurt & gelato at market this week. We are sold out of our whey fed pork for about 3 weeks. Friday is last call for preordering a whole, half or quarter whey fed pig until October (these will be ready for pickup mid-August). See our website for ordering details. 

ME Water Buffalo Co.will be having our Open Farm Day event on Sunday July 28th from 11am-4pm. Pasture Wallow Wagon rides to see the buffalo up close. Feed the goats. Visit the sheep, lambs & pigs. Cuddle a water buffalo calf. Tour the farm. Sample some buffalo milk cheese. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the farm lawn. The farmstore will be open during the event with cheese, yogurt, gelato, farm tees, hats, etc. Bring your cameras & your smiles but please leave your pets at home. For more info visit www.mewaterbuffaloco.co



APPLETON CREAMERY

Surprise! Just in time for Open Farm Day on Sunday, the last two kids born this season! (And we thought kidding was over in April, ha!) Come visit and meet them, and help name them. They are both boys, and their names should start with “B.”


Coming to market this week: Tzatziki! With greek-style goat yogurt, fresh cucumbers and mint, and garlic. Oh so delicious with all your grilled meats or as a summertime dip. Fall in love with savory yogurt. 

MARKET NEWS

Wondering what is going on/ up behind the Farmers ’ market? 

The Village Canoe is a new, independent art project run by Belfast resident Chris Battaglia. Recently funded by the Kindling Fund through SPACE Gallery in Portland, with additional support from Maine Community Foundation, the Village Canoe is currently building a 40’ bow-roof shed behind Waterfall Arts, to be reconstructed later this summer/fall in Heritage Park on the Belfast waterfront. For more information, feel free to stop by and say hello, or visit the website at https://www.villagecanoe.org/.

THIS SUMMER'S MARKET MUSIC LINE-UP
future performers TBD


7/26 - Cami and the Rogues
8/2 - Pinwheel Brothers
8/9 - Mike Cressey (Russell Kahn pottery)
8/16 - Morris Dancers
8/23 - Midnight Ramblers (Russell Kahn pottery)
8/30 - Emily Jefferies and Old County Rd.
9/6 - Bennet Konesni & Co.
 

Here is who is planning to be at market this week

Appleton Creamery
a small good
Bramble Hill Farm
Carol's Collectibles
Dickey Hill Farm
Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm / YumBus
Energy Gem
Fire Flower Garden & Pottery 
Fryenhagen Maple Syrup
Gardiner's Honey
Go-en Fermented Foods
Half Moon Farm
Hubbard Brook Farm
Maine-ly Poultry
The Maine Meal
Peacemeal Farm
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood
Plymouth Pond Farm Bakery
Toddy Pond Farm

Belfast Farmers' Market Needs Your Help!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Do you have 2 hours available on an occasional Friday morning?
Do you want to support the markets' efforts to provide low-income shoppers with access to local food? Perhaps you appreciate the convenience of having the option to use your credit card at market? Maybe you just enjoy and value the Belfast Farmers' Market community and would be willing to give us an extra hand.  We are looking for a few additional volunteers to staff the market info booth this summer. Currently, we have a fabulous group of volunteers who tirelessly show up every Friday morning and work 2-4 hour shifts at the info booth, but we need more help for the bustling summer months. Volunteer duties include: welcoming shoppers, providing EBT/SNAP and credit card customers with clipboards for shopping, adding up shopping sheets, swiping customer cards on the markets' wireless machine, distributing Maine Harvest Bucks and answering general questions about the market.
No experience necessary, just a friendly and positive attitude.
Contact Marcia at Peacemeal Farm (peacemealfarm@gmail.com) for more details.
MAINE HARVEST BUCKS UPDATE
We just received an update from the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets, the organization that manages the Maine Harvest Bucks program.
Now that the funding from the USDA FINI grant has been confirmed for the next three years, we will be handing out new vouchers.
We will also be able to accept vouchers with the 3/31/2019 expiration date
anytime through 2021! 


IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR RESOURCES FOR SHOPPING ON A BUDGET AND HOW TO STRETCH YOUR FOOD DOLLARS, VISIT WWW.MAINESNAP-ED.ORG/SHOP
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