Chutney and more from Half Moon Farm.
Half Moon Farm is Preparing for Thanksgiving
We plan to be well stocked this Friday with all of our delicious, versatile and freshly made chutneys. All of our flavors will be available for sampling including Grandma’s Plum, Rhubarb Ginger, Peach, Wild Blueberry and, of course, Maine Cranberry. Stop by and sample our fabulous Curried Chutney Dip along with our crunchy, wholesome and tasty Flax Seed Crackers. We will be giving away free recipes for the chutney dip. Many customers over the years have tried it and loved it. It’s fast, easy and exceptionally yummy–only 4 ingredients! Forget about that canned Cranberry Sauce! Ours is freshly made from this year’s cranberry harvest in Lincolnville. See you at the market!
I’ve been drooling since the last summer market when Billie Barker and I had a conversation about the crepes she was planning to offer at the Winter Market. Finally last Friday my palate was satiated with a delicious leek version I shared while shopping with my niece. I had seen Billie heading out after market the week before with leeks the size of baseball bats from Peacemeal Farm, and knew they were destined to be on her inaugural menu. Yum.
Billie flips a crepe at Belfast Farmers’ Winter Market
Billie has always stuck me as a multitasking sort of woman, and true to form, she manages to whip up crepes on her two burner crepe griddle in between plucking huge cookies out of one of her many cookie jars, stuffing bags with hand pies and… you get the idea. Everything she sells could be eaten on fly, making her stall a great place to grab a healthy local lunch or breakfast.
I was so entranced with Billie’s crepe-making that I shot a series of still photos while she was cooking mine. When reviewing the photos, I was reminded of those childhood flip books we used to make–she was cooking my crepe all over again right on my computer! Being that this is 2013 and not 1958, I whipped up a little mp4 movie. Caution, watching will make you want to hustle down to Market next Friday so you can experience the smellavision version.
Not everyone wants to give their favorite feline friend one of her meaty Wharf Rats full of catnip so Andrea Smith of Brae Maple Farm has created an alternative–Catnip Carrots for vegetarian cats.
Vegetarian Catnip Carrots for your favorite feline, from Brae Maple Farm.
Andrea rejoined the Belfast Farmers’ Winter Market with her line of felted ornaments and cat toys this past Friday. Many of you may know Andrea from the outdoor Market. Every spring she offers a great array of organically grown culinary and medicinal herb plants and seedlings raised on her sunny hillside farm in Union. In addition to her greenhouses and market gardens, she donates garden space the local Master Gardener program and maintains pastures full of lush grass for her beloved donkeys.
Andrea Smith of Brae Maple Farm with her felted ornament creations and catnip toys.
Andrea’s Brae Maple farm is one of tbe longest memberships in the Belfast Farmer’s Market, along with Sandy and John Spinney’s Half Moon Farm, Caitlin Hunter’s Appleton Creamery and Barbara Walch’s Fire Flower Gardens.