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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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Freeda Eve Strieff arrived last Wednesday, 8/21, at 12:02 a.m.  Cheers to life!  Sending you all our best! - DALZIEL @ DIG DEEP FARM

This Week at the Market....

APPLETON CREAMERY
 
At Appleton Creamery we are busy busy busy getting ready for the 4th Annual Maine Cheese Festival on September 8! This year it will be held in Manson Park in Pittsfield, rain or shine, from 11-5. Join us and other market friends — ME Water Buffalo, Springdale Farm, the Yum Bus, Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood — as well as microbreweries and wineries, music, and educational sessions, for a fun-filled day of cheese and go-withs!
FMI www.mainecheeseguild.org or follow on Facebook.




Have you tried our newest cheese from Appleton Creamery? It’s a washed rind, Taleggio-style, washed with a local hard cider. Our cheesemaking assistant Jillian has named this cheese “Whitman”, because cheese is poetry. We made it with the creamy cow’s milk from Springdale Farm. Shop early, supplies are limited, and this one goes fast!

ME WATER BUFFALO CO.

ME WATER BUFFALO CO.will be bringing our usual assortment of yummy buffalo milk cheeses (mozzarella, burrata, fromage blanc), yogurt & gelato. We will also be restocked with our delicious WHEY FED PORK. Bacon, sausage, roasts & chops. Stop in & stock up! It's starting to feel like fall! 

You can also find us this Sunday at the Maine Cheese Festival!!!



MEADOWSWEET FARM

It's been a great summer here at Meadowsweet Farm - abundant rain makes for lots of good grass makes for sleek, shiny, happy animals. We'll be back at market in January with both beef and lamb. We look forward to seeing you all again!



THE MAINE MEAL

This week from The Maine Meal:

Soup weather is upon us as evening temperatures cool off! We have Cream of Fiddlehead and Cilantro Bean, as well as Squash Apple Bisque featuring Sunshine Kabocha Squash from Marr Pond Farm and Apples from Cayford Orchard. Fresh pasta this week includes, Rigatoni, Trecce, and Angel Hair in Plain, Whole Wheat and Beet! (see pic)



Available next week: We are making a batch of Braised Beef featuring a variety of mushrooms from Olson Farm.. and considering a Lobster Alfredo! Anyone interested? 

For thise of you who missed Mark and I hopp'n it up at the Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival last weekend.. here is a pic! 

CAROL'S COLLECTIBLES

STILL TONS OF COLOR AT CAROLS COLLECTABLES AND FALL SALE PRICES



 
ENERGY GEMS

Three more weeks of glorious Summer!  
I'll have plenty of fresh Energy Gems to stock up for your camp, hiking, paddling, fishing, or for your travels home.
See you this Friday 9 am till 1pm.



 
FIRE FLOWER GARDEN & POTTERY

Fire Flower Garden has plenty of beautiful fresh flowers bouquets! The 
season is far from over. Dahlias and Zinnias are at peak bloom.

HALF MOON FARM

We'll be back at market Friday with lots of PICKLES!
Also our usual fine selection of jams, chutneys, marmalade, and relish.

CHINESE LANTERNS ARE READY!!
Get yours, as well as grain bundles and grain wreaths.
FALL is here!
 
BURKE HILL FARM

Ben says if the weather is dry enough and there is time to pick, they'll be at the market with blueberries, but hard to know for sure right now, so no promises.

MUELLER'S FRUIT FARM

Apple season is here and we plan to join starting this week's market with a selection of our early fall apples: 

Paula Red:
Firm, crispy, tart with sweet undertones. All purpose use, excellent for fresh eating and sauce.
Parentage: chance seedling, may have McIntosh ancestry

Early Cortland: 
all purpose, slightly tart and like it's later relative "Cortland' a great cooking apple
Parentage: Cortland and Lodi/Yellow Transparent 

Summer Treat: 
Sweet, crisp and juicy. Great eating apple fresh from the tree - not so good when stored longer
Parentage: related to Delicious and Gravenstein

This Friday will mark our 1st market participation and we are looking forward to meet the members, customers and friends of the Belfast Farmer's Market. Additional info for those who have a longer history with the market: our farm was known as "Schartner's Orchard' in the past (before 2015).           Greetings           Christoph, Sabine and Anna Mueller

go-en fermented foods

With all the wonderful sweet corn abound we wanted to share this super quick and delicious miso recipe.  

Cook corn on cob
Butter corn or not (your choice)
Finally, spread miso onto corn
Thats it. Pretty simple really. 

We hope you enjoy this umami rich corn on the cob variation as much as we do. Alternatively, butter and miso can be mixed in equal portions and then spread onto corn, or toast (maybe with a little honey), or on just about anything your heart desires.

Enjoy those last days of summer folks.

TODDY POND FARM
 

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


September 6 – Bennet Konesni & Co.
September 13 – Dave & Fran Plus
September 20 – TBA
September 27 – Gardenia
October 4  – Scot Cannon
 

Here is who is planning to be at market this week

Appleton Creamery
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
Muellers Fruit Farm
The Maine Meal
New Beat Farm
Peacemeal Farm
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood
Plymouth Pond Farm Bakery
Springdale Farm
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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