Open Farm Day at ME Water Buffalo Co.

ME Water Buffalo Co

The hearty creature appears to be chillin’ at ME Water Buffalo Co. in Appleton Maine.

Come see where the buffalo roam! ME Water Buffalo Co. of Appleton, Maine is having their Open Farm Days on Saturday & Sunday, July 26th & July 27th from 10:00am-3:00pm. Bring your friends & family because all are welcome to this free event. Learn about Maine’s only water buffalo farm & meet the herd. In addition to the water buffalo herd, you can also check out the farm’s yaks, feed & pet baby goats & guinea pigs, get your face painted & kiddos can play our “mud wallow” game. Water buffalo meat will also be available for purchase at the farm on these days.
For more info, check out www.mewaterbuffaloco.com or check for updates on ME Water Buffalo Co.’s facebook page.

DETAILS

Date: July 26th & July 27th from 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: 91 Old County Road, Appleton, Maine

 

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Chasing the News at Belfast Farmers’ Market

Cruising our member’s Facebook feeds and web sites this week

Maine Water Bufflao Compay at Belfast Farmers' Market

Maine Water Buffalo Co. at Belfast Farmers’ Market

Me. Water Buffalo Co. announced earlier today that their new milker Vera isn’t working out as well as they had planned, so they will not be offering dairy products at market this week. As always, meat will be available. You can read all about the trials and tribulations of raising and milking water buffalo on their Facebook feed.

 Shell peas. That’s the word from Peacemeal Farm this week.  Nothing like a July meal of fresh fish from Pemaquid Lobster and Seafood and peas right from the pod. BTW, Pemaquid is back online after a laptop crash, so check them out for what’s new at market.

I missed this one a while back. The Maine Meal made this announcement:
“NEW POPSICLE! Strawberry Rhubarb. Sooooo good!”

suecakes! gluten free and vegan goodiessuecakes! is brief and to the point on her Facebook posts. Looks like there may be tarts at market this week. Better stop by and peek into the little green house!

Highland Organics® offers Highland Orgaincs Teasoothing blueberry beverages, hot and cold. They are running a coupon deal on their web site. Check it out here.  Blueberry tea and barque is always available.

Barbara Walch’s Fire Flower Garden is loaded with blossoms again this week. Last week her bouquets and nosegays sold out. This week she’s bringing edible bouquets along with all those lush and vibrant bunches.

If you’ve been enjoying those fresh crepes at market, you might be happy to learn that Billie Barker of Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm also makes wood fired pizza at the farm. She has announced on her Facebook feed that she is having an open farm day on July 27.  Learn more about it here, or stop by market on Friday and ask her about it in person while she cooks up your breakfast or lunch.

Nancy Schroeder playing harp at Belfast Farmers' Market

Nancy Schroeder plays harp at Belfast Farmers’ Market in early June 2014.

Searsport native Nancy Schroeder will play the Irish harp at market on Friday, July 11, 2014. She performs locally  for weddings, at events and other occasions and has studied under master harpers around the world. Learn more about Schroeder at Maineharp.com.

In addition to Belfast Farmers’ Market member’s  farm-crafts such as baskets, yarn,  hand made wreaths and value added foodstuffs,  the  Belfast Art Market is  open in the front yard of Waterfall Arts.

Make a morning of it. Bring your out-of-state company down to market for all their Maine souvenir shopping and buy the fixings for a fresh local lunch at market. There is something for everyone at 256 High Street Belfast Maine every Friday from 9am to 1pm. Rain or shine.

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In addition to cruising our member’s sites and Facebook feeds, you can subscribe to our newsletter.

Savage Oakes Vineyard has an interesting update in this week’s issue. Use the link in the right sidebar to subscribe and read all about it when the newsletter is delivered to your email box.

No doubt there is a whole lot more market news this week. The farmers are too darn busy to share much with us, and we just can’t keep up with chasing it all down to share with you here. You’ll have to  stop in and sleuth the rest out for yourself.

 

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No More First Friday Moves

Belfast Farmers' Market  June 2014

Don’t let the weatherman scare you away.

Market opens at 9am, rain or shine and goes to 1pm unless severe weather hits. Shop early for fresh local produce, meat, fish and all the fixings for your Fourth of July feast.

Belfast Farmers’ Market will be set up at Waterfall Arts on 256 High Street on July 4th, and every single Friday through October. Market is no longer moving to Main Street for Belfast First Fridays. My apologies for any confusion. Sometimes the Blogster is the last to know.

Check out our Facebook page for all the last minute details.

Here’s a sneak preview of a few items you’ll find at market this week, provided by members Barbara Walch, Fire Flower Garden, Carol Yee, Carol’s Collectibles, and New Beat Farm.

Strawberries New Beat Farm

Red White and Blue market style, courtesy of New Beat Farm.

 

Flowers, Fire Flower Garden

Summer in all its glory from Fire Flower Garden. Bring a bouquet to the hostess!

A little blue to go with your red and white, from Caro's Collectibles. Always something irresistible in bloom.

A little blue to go with your red and white, from Caro’s Collectibles. Always something irresistible in bloom.

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