Fall is positively the peak of market season, when the sweetest corn, apples and pears, fall raspberries, watermelons, dahlias and dried flowers, sweet and hot red peppers, potatoes, onions and garlic sit beside the winter squash, potatoes and parsnips. Did you say tomatoes? Plenty to choose from. Herbs, fresh cut greens, salad mix, all the favorites are still available.
The bees have put up honey for the beekeepers to share, the season’s harvest has been put up in jars of chutney, pickles, jams and such and all those meats, cheeses, baked goods and seafood are abundant as ever.
Flowers just won’t quit this September. The dahlias and zinnias are gorgeous, and there will be cut flowers until the frost gets them, right alongside this season’s dried flower bouquets and dried herbs.
Market runs outdoors at Waterfall Arts through October, then moves indoors to Aubuchon Hardware greenhouse for the winter on November 6, without missing a beat. Or is it beet?
Don’t let the Common Ground Fair fool you this week, when you notice a few produce growers missing at market. They will be back, loaded with fall ceops and winter storage vegetables and if the glorious weather keeps up, the last of the summer’s bounty.
Speaking of the fair, you’ll find the Farmers’ Market there to be an orgasmic as well as organic experience if you’re into certified organic produce–it’s the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners chance to really strut their stuff. Peacemeal Farm, Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Flower Farm, Brae Maple Farm and New Beat Farm will all be at the fair, and not at market this week. Catch them there instead.
At Market Belfast Farmers’ Market Friday September 25 (Fair Friday)
These farms will be at market as usual (you can get scoop like this sent straight to your inbox by signing up for the Market Newsletter–use the signup form om the right sidebar):
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Hubbard Brook Farm
Overflowing with veggies and fall fruit!
Fire Flower Farm
Retired from the Fair! See you at market! With this cool influx of cool weather this could be the last week for fresh flowers(I hope not). I will also have dried flower bouquets and bags of dry herbs.
Half Moon Farm
Bringing Hot Pepper Jelly with Jalapeno and new product: Dried Wild Apples!
Springdale will be at the market!
Fresh apples and cider!
Pemaquid Lobster & Fish
We will be at the market with really fresh haddock, pollock, salmon, swordfish, scallops and lobster meat. This week we are sampling our scallop casserole with a fair special of a $1 off on the small size.
Plymouth Pond Farm & Bakery
at the Market with all of our regular selection of baked goods
Sol Farm will be at market this week. We will have tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, sweet red peppers, eggplant, delicata and sunshine squash and possibly a few other surprises! Sol Farm was also asked to be on a Teach-in panel at the Common Ground Fair this weekend, so stop by to learn about Solar for Maine Farms and Homes on Saturday at 2:00pm on the Spotlight Stage.
Maine-ly Poultry never misses a market.
ME Water Buffalo Co. will be at market this week with fresh buffalo mozzarella, fromage blanc cheese, our super thick cream top yogurt, buffeta (buffalo feta), & maybe even butter! We’ll also have our buffalo ground meat & steaks. See you at the market!
The following folks have let us know they will not be at market on Fair Friday: Toddy Pond, Monroe Cheese Studio, Sweet Henry’s.
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Some photos from last week:
Wild Maine Blueberries all Winter
Burke Hill Farm is done for the season, but Highland Organics® will be offering frozen wild Maine blueberries throughout the fall and winter along with all their other blueberry products like tea and barque.
Carol’s Collectibles Done for the Year
Carol Yee has wrapped up her market offerings for the 2015 season, but is still available at the nursery. She’s a wealth of information and has plenty of stock available for fall planting. Her facebook page has a link on fall transplanting of peonies that might be of interest. You can find out more on her Facebook page and web site.
Those farms not reporting in this week: SueCakes!, The Maine Meal, Good Karma Farm, Meadowsweet Farm. Not sure if they will be at Market this week.