Join us at Market, Friday, March 16th, 11 am to 1 pm for a taste of the market.
Market members cook up and put out a spread of dishes for sampling. Each is made with ingredients they grow or produce and that are available at the market. It’s a great way to get ideas for how to use locally produced vegetables and value added foods in new and different ways, and sample what’s in season, in storage or newly harvested or produced. The tasting is free and open to all.
The Market’s newest member is Wild Blueberry Hill Farm from Harborside, Maine. They have joined the winter market and will be selling dumplings and other products throughout the remainder of the winter market season.
USE THEM OR LOSE THEM! 2017 HARVEST BUCKS CAN BE REDEEMED THROUGH MARCH 31, 2018
After that date, they are no longer valid. Still plenty of healthy local veggies to choose from.
T2017 Maine Harvest Bucks can still be redeemed for qualifying foodstuffs at market until March 31, after which, they expire. Harvest Bucks are a Maine sponsored nutrition incentive program. Belfast Farmers’ Market also accepts SNAP and EBT market wide for qualifying purchases.
The Market is in its 38th year, running year-round every Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and will be moving back outdoors to its summer home at Waterfall Arts in mid-April.
Winter’s retreat means CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) sign up time is under way across the country. Maine boasts a huge assortment of CSA options form farm shares to weekly traditional food box pick-ups and multi-farm offerings. Many offer goods beyond fruits and vegetables, like eggs, dairy products, cheese, meats, cut flowers and baked goods, in their selection.
Checking in so far from our membership are New Beat Farm in Knox, learn more about their CSA here and Dickey Hill Farm in Monroe, info here.
MORE CSA RESOURCES
MOFGA ( Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association) has a listing here. A map driven listing for Maine is here on csaday.info, or just google your location and CSA.
REDEEM THOSE HARVEST BUCKS
Each Harvest Buck buys you $1 worth of healthy eating. Now its the time to redeem them at participating Farmers’ Markets throughout Maine. Belfast Farmers’ Market participates in this Maine nutrition initiative, and has plenty of vegetables for you to choose from. You can learn more about the program and which markets are accepting them here and at maineharvestbucks.org.
Belfast Farmers’ Market is open every Friday, 9am to 1pm, year-round. In winter at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue, and in summer in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast, Maine.
Get your taste buds ready. We’re ramping up for Valentine’s Day by hosting a taste of the Market with dishes prepared by our members–red, hot, spicy, sweet. Just like a Valentine! Join us Friday, February 9th. The taste sampling will be from 11am to 1pm. It’s our way of saying thank you for being a loyal shopper throughout the year.
Belfast Farmers’ Market it open every Friday, year-round, 9am to 1pm. In winter at Aubuchon Hardware Greenhouse, Rt. 1, Belfast, Maine. In Summer at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street.