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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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This Week at the Market....

SUECAKES!
 
Stop by suecakes! tent for smoothies, veggie & cashew cheese Stromboli's, pizza by the slice, cupcakes, English Muffins and back this week...


THE MAINE MEAL

Busy week ahead? Company coming to visit? The Maine Meal offers quick and easy meal solutions featuring high quality, locally sourced ingredients. Choose from beef, chicken and haddock, pasta meals, soups, and side dishes to stock your freezer! Back on the menu is our Meat lasagna featuring 3 local meats, whole milk ricotta cheese from Crooked Face Creamery, and our fresh pasta noodles! Also featuring a variety of FRESH PASTA and sauces! 

BRAE MAPLE FARM

O P E N  F A R M  D A Y

Sunday, July 28, 2019

10am ~ 3pm

at Brae Maple Farm

233 North Union Road, Union, Maine

Enjoy Andrea & Allan Smith’s
MOFGA Certified market gardens.
See demos by a potter, rughookers, beekeepers, and listen to music by Playin’ Possum.

Learn with UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers about growing vegetables, composting, & companion planting, and visit their Heritage, Medicine Wheel, and Dying & Drying Gardens.
Kids can make fairy houses, and refreshments will
include home made herbal teas and cookies.
APPLETON CREAMERY

We are cutting the first Mainechegoat of the season this week! This aged, raw milk goat cheese is made in the Manchego style, and aged over 60 days. Delicious as a table cheese, or grated over a salad, or with pears. Shop early — it won’t last long!

TODDY POND FARM
 
Mark you calendar for Maine Open Farm Day - Sunday July 28th.

Our farm will be open to the public from 11am to 3pm

Come visit and self tour the farm - see piglets, sheep, goats, cows, chickens and honeybees

Live music, our 100% grass fed beef burgers & hot dogs, local craft beers on tap

Check our Facebook page for event details

APPLETON CREAMERY

After seeing Kevin’s cherries at market last week, had to use them with goat cheese! This recipe incorporates cherries and goat cheese, as well as market greens and a splash of maple syrup!

Walnut & Cherry Salad with Goat Cheese

INGREDIENTS

SALAD

1 small head Frisee, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces 

small head red leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces 

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 

1 cup fresh tart cherries, or other seasonal fruit 

1 (container) Appleton Creamery Classic Plain Goat Cheese — or — half goat cheese / half feta

DRESSING

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 

2 teaspoon maple syrup 

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 

1 clove garlic, finely minced 

1/4 teaspoon sea salt 

Black pepper, to taste


DIRECTIONS

        • STEP 1

Layer salad ingredients in large bowl in order listed. Set aside.

        • STEP 2

Add all of the dressing ingredients into a small jar with a tight fitting lid and shake until well incorporated.

        • STEP 3

Drizzle about half of the dressing on salad and gently toss. Add more dressing to taste. Serve immediately.
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


7/19 - Noah Fishman
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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