Seedlings & Harvest Bucks

Seedlings at Belfast Farmers' MarketSpring is here, we think! Seedlings are beginning to appear at Market along with all those other fresh, locally grown and produced goods you’ve come to expect, every Friday, 9 to 1 in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast Maine.

Maine Harvest BucksWe’d like to remind you that Maine Harvest Bucks may be redeemed toward purchase of food plants.

Participants in this program earn a one-dollar Harvest Buck voucher for each dollar they spend at market on qualified healthy food. Vouchers may be redeemed  toward purchase of  vegetables and fruits at the  market any time throughout the year, and food seedlings in spring!

Seedlings at Belfast Farmers' MarketThe Maine Harvest Bucks nutrition incentive program rewards participants for choosing to shop locally and extends federal nutrition supplement funds by encouraging purchase and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. The program is managed by volunteers and receives funding from philanthropies. The program runs through March 2019. More information can be found at maineharvestbucks.org. Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets, mainefarmersmarkets.org, has information on using EBT/SNAP at farmers’ markets statewide.

Seedlings at Belfast Farmers' Market

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New Members in 2019

New Member ProductsIntroducing Our Newest Members

Maine Water Buffalo Co from Appleton, Maine has rejoined the Market after a one year break. We’re so happy to have them back with cheese and meat!

Meadowsweet Farm with new owners Eliot Van Peski and Rayna Palm, will be offering high-quality 100% grass-fed beef and lamb.

a small good of Rockport Maine has joined with their salami which is wild fermented in small batches in mid-coast Maine.

Meuller’s Fruit Farm in Thorndike will be joining us with fresh Plums, Pears, Apples and Raw Cider in season – all grown at our Apple Orchard and Fruit Farm in Thorndike. (Some of you may remember this orchard, which was once Shcartner Farm, a long time member of Belfast Farmers’ Market and many others.)

Wild Blueberry Hill Farm of Harborside, Maine. You may have been lucky enough to sample and purchase their dumplings at the Winter market this past winter. They’ll be back again winter with offers blueberry pies, farm-to-table Chinese dumplings and soups as well as frozen wild Maine blueberries.

Farewell to a Few Old Members

We want to thank Mike Lequesque of Mildel Farm Orchard, Sumner Roberts of Meadowsweet Farm, Eric Rector of Monroe Cheese Studio  and Theresa Gaffney, Highland Organics® who have been members of the Market for many years past, and who will definitely not be returning in 2019. We want to note that Meadowsweet Farm WILL be back, with new owners.

Last Winter Market at Aubuchon Hardware is April 5th

We extend our deep appreciation and thanks to the folks at Aubuchon Hardware,  231 Northport Avenue, Belfast, for hosting our Winter Market again in 2018-19.

We’re moving back outdoors to our summer home in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast, Maine on Friday, April 12th. We are open every Friday from  9 am to 1 pm year-round.

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Off and Running in 2019

Dumplings!Happy New Year. We’re here at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue, Belfast, Maine until mid-April. Every Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. (In case of bad weather, please check Facebook or Instagram for updates, or contact your farmer directly. Please do NOT call Aubuchon!)

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In addition to fresh dumplings from Buleberry Hill Farm, and all the  produce, baked goods, meats, seafood, cheese and value added foodstuffs, two summer members will be at Market a few times between now and April. They are listed at the end of this post.

Maine Harvest Bucks Update

Maine Harvest Bucks at Belfast Farmers' MarketWe’re happy to announce that the Maine Harvest Bucks program has been extended for another three years!

Outstanding coupons dated 3/31/2019  must be redeemed by 1pm,  Friday, March 29th.

Maine Harvest Bucks nutrition incentive program rewards participants for choosing to shop locally and extends federal nutrition supplement funds by encouraging purchase and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Maine Harvest Bucks program is managed by volunteers and receives funding from philanthropies. The program runs through March 2019. More information can be found at maineharvestbucks.org. Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets, mainefarmersmarkets.org, also has information on using EBT/SNAP at farmers’ markets statewide.

Some Cameo Appearances at Market – Burke Hill Farm and Go-en Fermented Foods

go en fermented foods – Jan 18, Feb 8, March 22, May 19

go-en fermented foods is excited to return to the Belfast Farmers Market. Fresh back from a trip to Japan we are settling back into winter in Maine and gearing up for miso production. We make our miso in the winter months when the temps are low and the nights are long, after which it is allowed to ferment for about one year. That being the case we will be busy making next years miso and unfortunately will only be around once a month through the winter. You can catch us; this week 1/18, 2/8, 3/22, and 4/19. Stock up for those long winter nights and cuddle up to a jar of miso. We will have our miso in both 12oz and 2kg jars, miso blends, dressings, hummus, amazake, and miso soup to keep your bellies warm and cozy. Cant wait to see you there.

Burke Hill Wild Blueberries

At Market once a month beginning January 18th. Nothing like blueberry pancakes to warm up your winter. Stock up!

 

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