Open and in full swing, Belfast Farmers’ Market is looking to a lively Friday this week with music by local musician Frets Halligan and Chef Frank Giglio giving his first cooking demonstration. Chef Giglio will be giving demos on the third Friday of the month during the regular market season. Check out Entertainment for all the great acts on the schedule.
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I enjoyed about a pound of fresh spinach from Peacemeal farm over the past week, along with some Pemaquid Seafood salmon. Superb. Honestly, local does as much for taste as fresh. Shopping at market is good for body and soul, not to mention the local economy.
Don’t forget you can use your credit, debit or EBT card at market. Read all about it here.
Good Food/Monroe Cheese Studio was back at market last week with bread and yogurt.
It seems Toddy Pond Farm has a whole new setup and look this year. Peering into those wooden coolers is like opening a treasure chest. Can’t miss their new signage either.
If you’re looking for spring blossoms, check out Carol’s Collectibles, always a feast for the eyes with perennials and shrubs in full bloom, and cut flowers and dahlia tubers from Fire Flower Garden and maybe some narcissus from Half Moon Farm this week.
We’re honored that Cooking Light listed us as one of the fifty best farmers markets in the US. Thanks to Erin French of The Lost Kitchen for recommending the market. She’s been shopping at market for years and is a great advocate of fresh and local sourcing of raw materials for her many cooking ventures.
At Appleton Creamery I noticed these adorable (I know that’s not a cheese word, but they are) waxed cheeses embellished with pressed leaves and flowers. Mother’s Day may have passed, but there’s still plenty to choose from every Friday at the Belfast Farmers’ Market.
Most of us don’t think Wild Maine Blueberries in May, but they along with blueberry barque and teas have been available from Highland Organics® all winter long, and as of last week, they still were.
I don’t mean to leave mention of all the others at market out, but a gal has only so much time to spend regaling others about the Belfast Farmers’ Market. There are seeds to plant and transplants to water. If you’re as busy as I am these days, you might want to stop by and see Mark at the Maine Meal, John at Maine-ly Poultry or Tom & Tracy at Pemaquid Seafood. They offer ready to heat or cook dishes that will save you time but still offer that great local taste you look for.
One last image from Half Moon Farm.