No, no, no– not at Alice’s Restaurant. You can get it right here close to home at Belfast Farmers’ Winter Market. Plan to provision your holiday locally. Maybe you need some of that cranberry chutney, goat, cow or water buffalo cheese for an appetizer, sweet or savory baked goods syrup and honey for the morning before and after, vegan treats. You can procure all your meat and produce needs for the feast or maybe you even need to get your carving knife sharpened… Meanwhile, sharpen up that pencil and get your shopping list written. (No doubt you’re also going to discover something delicious that you didn’t know you needed.) Friday is the day.
Belfast Farmers’ Winter Market is open every Friday 9am to 1pm in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue (Route 1 southwest of downtown) Belfast, Maine. NOTE: Closed the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas, so please plan ahead.
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
— Edward Sandford Martin
I stole this quote from the market’s newsletter this week.
Today, as an honest (wo)man, I’m directing some thanks to Caitlin Hunter of Appleton Creamery who makes time in her hectic cheese-making, market selling and goat tending schedule to compile and distribute a weekly compendium of news snippets provided by members of the Belfast Farmers’ Market.
Newsletters include notices of products at market (or not at market) and often timely recipes and information relating to what’s in season. You may subscribe by using the link in the right sidebar of this page. BTW, The Belfast Farmers’ Market uses industry standard MailChimp to maintain and distribute the newsletter. You can read the back issues here.
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