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THE BELFAST FARMERS' MARKET

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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This Week at the Market....

BIG THANKS TO OUR SUMMER SPONSOR



We want to thank our summer location sponsors Waterfall Arts, and remind you all to continue to visit their gallery exhibits and stay up to date on all their event, classes and workshop offerings. Waterfall Arts is a great place to shorten up those long winter days coming up! Learn more info at waterfallarts.org.

DICKEY HILL FARM

Even as temps dip down into the lower thirties, we have been keeping all of our greens high tunnel wide open to help harden up the plants for wintertime!  We are also busy setting up our row cover systems so that when winter temperatures arrive we can be ready to tuck all those greens in.  Don’t worry - even under those layers they are still frost-sweetened!! 



This Friday we will have kale, collards, Swiss chard, spinach, lettuce mix, pea shoots (our last week of these!), cilantro and curly parsley as well as radicchio, onions, carrots and beets.  See you indoors at the Aubuchon Greenhouse!!
HALF MOON FARM

So excited to be at Aubuchon starting this week!

We now have cranberry sauce and cranberry chutney for your holiday meals and celebrations.

John has some new work which he will debut on Friday - just in time for the holidays.

We'll have our usual assortment of pickles, chutneys and jams including a good selection of
"no sugar" added items as well as some new wreaths for fall decorating.
APPLETON CREAMERY

It’s nearly time to think about cheese for Holiday entertaining! Not only can you get a wide selection of cheeses at market, but all the goodies to accompany your holiday platter. Stop by and chat with us about how to build a cheese plate. We are looking forward to being inside Aubuchon’s cozy greenhouse for the winter. See you there!

DIG DEEP FARM

What a growing season!  Our crew has been tremendous and our winter store are abundant: onions, sweet carrots, beets, potatoes, and winter squash!  We have started out micro green season and have a wealth of kale to keep us healthy through soup season!


We welcomed Freeda Eve into our lives on 8/21/19 at 12:02a.m.

We'll see you this Friday at Aubuchon!
ME WATER BUFFALO CO.

Find ME Water Buffalo Co.indoors this week in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware. Mozzarella, burrata, marinated bocconcini, delicious thick yogurt in raspberry & plain creamtop as well as gelato.



TODDY POND FARM

We are gearing up for a busy and exciting winter market season with several new products coming soon:
  • salami made with pork raised by us on our farm - hopefully ready in time for Thanksgiving
  • bone broths - next week
  • fresh sausages - our recipes using our pork - next week
  • pate - next week
  • several new fermented veggie offerings - next week
This week we will have our delicious 100% grass fed dairy offerings: Yogurts, Kefir, Fromage Blanc, and Raw Milk Feta

We will also have our whey fed woodland raised Pork and 100% grass fed Beef - chops, ground and sausages


 

Winter Market Vendor List & Schedule

Appleton Creamery
Brae Maple Farm (through Dec 20)
Bramble Hill Farm (through Dec 20)
Dickey Hill Farm (2-3 weeks off in Jan) 
Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm / YumBus (through Dec 13, Jan- April 2nd and 4th week’s)
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 (Jan-April)
ME Water Buffalo Co. (through Dec 20 and longer if product allows)
Muellers Fruit Farm (through Nov 22 and longer if product allows)
New Beat Farm (through Dec 27)
Peacemeal Farm
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood
Plymouth Pond Farm Bakery
Toddy Pond Farm (through Dec 27 or longer if product allows)
Wild Blueberry Hill 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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