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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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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.

This Week at the Market....

CAROL'S COLLECTIBLES

What a year for Rhododendrons!!!!!!  Much as we hated the cold Spring they loved it!  Lots more Spring thrills at Carol’s Collectibles Nursery.




ME WATER BUFFALO CO.

Buffalo mozzarella, gelato, creamtop yogurt & raspberry yogurt coming to market this week! Stop in for a sample of our buffalo milk feta cheese...we call it "Buffeta".
Mark your calendars! ME Water Buffalo Co.will be celebrating our Grand Reopening Event on Saturday, June 22 from 11am-4pm. Lots of fun for all ages!!!



APPLETON CREAMERY

Thank you to everyone who came out to the farm for our first Celebrate Dairy Day! Visitors enjoyed milking a goat, tasting goat milk, sampling cheese, and eating ice cream and pizza. Sign up for our Silver Jubilee newsletter via Facebook or our website and receive information about upcoming events and our Grand Drawing!

FIRE FLOWER GARDEN

Fire Flower Garden has lots of beautiful Siberian iris in various shades of blue as well as white, deep maroon , red violet, and striped purple. There is even a miniature. They will grow and increase every year. Also featured will be English delphinium, hardier and a little shorter (less staking) than the Pacific Giants.

BRUNCH BRUSCHETTA RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
6 campari tomatoes or whatever variety you have at hand, sliced in half or quartered if larger 
1/2 white onion, chopped 
4 slices rustic, crusty bread 
4 eggs 
4 oz Appleton Creamery Classic Plain Goat Cheese slightly warmed to room temperature 
1/2 cup arugula or other microgreens 
rice wine vinegar or a lemon half 
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
• STEP 1
Preheat oven to 450° F
• STEP 2
Line a sheet pan with parchment or foil (for easy cleaning)
• STEP 3
Drizzle tomatoes and onions with a little oil and roast for 25-30 minutes until skin is wrinkled on tomatoes and onions are softened and browned
• STEP 4
Remove from oven and allow to cool
• STEP 5
While tomatoes are cooling, toast your bread and fry 4 eggs in your preferred method
• STEP 6
Evenly spread goat cheese on each piece of toast
• STEP 7
Top each with greens, then roasted tomatoes
• STEP 8
Gently place fried egg on all slices
• STEP 9
Either squeeze a little lemon or a teensy drizzle of vinegar on egg
• STEP 10
Season to taste and enjoy!
BRAE MAPLE FARM

Some new offerings this week from Brae Maple Farm include winter savory, a hardy perennial which is stronger and more pungent than summer savory and borage seedlings an annual whose flowers are an attractive addition to salads.
TODDY POND FARM
 
YUMBUS & ENCHANTED KITCHEN AT FIRE FLY FARM

YumBus and Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm will be at market with all of our bakery treats and crêpes made to order!  We will have another fresh cutting of our organic cilantro for hummus!! 

Our special crêpe of the week is strawberry with warm rhubarb compote, maple syrup and whipped cream!
Rain or Shine!  See you at Market!

Here is who is planning to be at market this week

Appleton Creamery
a small good
Brae Maple Farm
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
THIS WEEK MARKS THE RETURN OF THE BELFAST ART MARKET
 
Face Painting with Nicole Murdock of Montville
Fiber Artists
Watercolors
Cement Statues
More!
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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