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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....

CAROL'S COLLECTIBLES

Just because a couple people have asked "Where's Carol?!?!!?" This time of year, Carol needs all the time she can get to wrap up the nursery tight for winter so she does not come to market in October but she CAN still be found tooling around at home base in Swanville and she loves for people to come see the whole shebang because what she can fit in the van to bring to market is only ever a fraction of what she has to offer! (Check the page for hours - she's usually there but if you want to go on weird hours, call first) There is definitely a couple/few more weeks to get stuff in the ground and some varieties prefer a Fall transplant!

Carol's Collectibles Nursery
carolyeemaine@gmail.com
207 323-2783
411 Nickerson Road, Swanville, ME 04915
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Website - http://www.carolscollectibles.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Carols-Collectibles-Nursery-383244058531621
APPLETON CREAMERY

The weather last week was not kind to sales, so we are OVERSTOCKED on some of your favorites: Sunburst, Dulsea, Granite Kiss, and more! Look for special deals this week. One more week outside, then we are looking forward to being inside at Aubuchon this winter.

SAVORY GREEN TOMATO-CORNMEAL CRISP

Recipe submitted by Caitlin at Appleton Creamery

Green tomato filling:

4 TBS olive oil
1 large onion, sliced or coarsely chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeds and veins removed, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 generous cups green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about six medium tomatoes) Kernels from two good-sized ears of steamed corn
6 TBS chopped cilantro (both tender stems and leaves)
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 to 1/3 cup vegetable or chicken stock, if needed

Cornmeal topping:

1 cup plus 2 TBS (=1 1/8 cups) all-purpose flour 3/4 cup coarse-ground cornmeal
1 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp salt

freshly ground pepper, to taste
[1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cumin, if desired]
9 TBS butter, melted (= 1 stick plus 1 TBS)
1 cup grated Appleton Creamery Jack or Mainechegoat 

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350o. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish.

To make filling, heat the oil in a heavy cast-iron enamel pot or other heavy pan. Add the onions and jalapenos and sauté over low heat until onions are softened, about 10-15 minutes. (You do not want crunchy here.) In the last minute or two, stir in the minced garlic and let it soften until fragrant. Add the corn kernels, chopped cilantro, and the green tomatoes and cook on medium heat until tomatoes start to soften. Add a little stock if mixture starts to stick, but you don’t want it watery.

To make the topping, put the flour, cornmeal, sugar, cumin (if desired), and salt & pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the melted butter, stirring with a fork until the mixture is evenly moist and crumbs form. Add the cheese and pecans, tossing to distribute.

Put the tomato mixture into baking dish. It will make a fairly thin layer. Sprinkle with the topping, making sure it is well covered.

Bake until tomatoes are tender, the filling bubbles at the edges, and the topping is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

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


 

Here is who is planning to be at market this week

Appleton Creamery
Bramble Hill Farm
Burke Hill Farm - done for the season
Carol's Collectibles - done for the season
Dickey Hill Farm
Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm / YumBus
Energy Gem - done for the season
Fire Flower Garden & Pottery - done for the season
Fryenhagen Maple Syrup
Gardiner's Honey
Go-en Fermented Foods
Half Moon Farm
Hubbard Brook Farm
Maine-ly Poultry
Muellers Fruit Farm
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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