It’s impossible to get the blues while listening to Velocipede, I know, but it’s going to be a rare option this Friday at the Belfast Farmers’ Market, where hot stepping strings and all things blueberry will collide.
According to Velocipede’s website:
Faster than a T-Rex, more cunning than a muskrat, and far more appetizing than your local barbecue joint, Velocipede brings you fiddle tunes like never before.
Get a case of the Blues
A case of blueberry wine, that is, from Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery. Or maybe just purchase a single bottle! In our newsletter this week they announced that their Blueberry Pi wine is back on the shelf.
Blueberry wine, blueberry chutney, blueberry crépes, blueberry goat cheese torte, high and low bush blueberries, blueberry barque and bluebery tea, blueberry water buffalo yogurt… There may even be a blueberry tart at market this week!
If you’re not into a case of the wild blues, you could go for one of Maine’s larger berry varieties by grabbing a box of yummy high bush blueberries from Half Moon Farm. I know they are tasty because a couple of years ago I helped Sandy and John pick them, and quite a few found their way straight into my mouth. Sandy says her bushes have been bearing for thirty years! You can read more news from Half Moon farm by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. Half Moon also has a good supply of haricot verts and your every day green beans. Sandy says she will have her first of the season dilly beans and dill pickles too. Don’t forget the blueberry chutney.
ME Water Buffalo Co is happy to announce that they are once again offering dairy products. They will have YOGURT di Bufala in blueberry as well as plain and knock-your-socks-off-it’s-so-creamy! “Blueberry topped Aislinn Cheese”. It’s a whole new kind of blues!
What about a hot blueberry crépe from Enchanted Kitchen?
Highland Organics had cold blueberry tea at Market last week, and will throughout the summer season unless they are out picking and unable to come to market, which is quite possible in the next few weeks. They offer hot or cold tea at market depending on the season, and always have their packaged organic blueberry tea and blueberry barque for sale.
Burke Hill Farm is in full harvest mode, offering Organic Wild Maine Blueberries in pint, 5 and 10 pound boxes. You might like to put some of those on fresh yogurt from Toddy Pond Farm, or maybe over their ice cream. Don’t forget to bring back your empty glass containers so Toddy Pond can keep the flow going.
Kevin, Hubbard Brook Farm, says the raspberries will be coming in for weeks, and the peach crop looks good this year, maybe in a couple of weeks. Don’t dawdle, because the berries sell out fast.
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