Don’t Let the Rain or the Fair Fool Ya, We’re Open

Dickey Hill Farm in SeptemberRain. Finally. Who can lament after such a dry summer–even when it arrives on a Friday! It’s Common Ground Fair weekend and a bunch of our members will either be selling at the fair instead of today’s market, or taking a well earned day off to volunteer or simply hang out over in Unity at MOFGA’s annual farm and garden celebration.

Grab your raincoat, umbrella and the shopping basket and head on out to market. We’re open as usual. 9am to 1pm, rain or shine.

Should be plenty of produce and most of the standby foodstuff at Market today. Remember, the Belfast Farmers’ Market runs YEAR ROUND!

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Time to Redeem Harvest Bucks

Maine Harvest BucksSophie DeMaio from Maine Farmland Trust who volunteers at the Market’s EBT/SNAP/CC-Debit station reminds those who received Harvest Bucks earlier in the season that now is the time to redeem  them.

“Harvest season is a great time to redeem your fruit and vegetable vouchers! Use them with the vendors just like cash. A great variety of produce is available right now! Vouchers expire on 12/31/16, so cash them in now for the most selection. Stock your pantry and freezer for the winter months!”


Music this week is by Fiddling Friends. Bound to be lively.

Our apologies for listing Scot Cannon back on September 2nd. The editor was unaware that Scott had to cancel due to personal business. He assures us that weather permitting, he’ll be playing at Market on Friday, October 21.


eric-sauerkrautWe mentioned apples last week. This reminds me that Good Food/Monroe Cheese Studio has sauerkraut. Baked apples, sauerkraut, sausages or pork chops cooked over the kraut, and a roasted potato–add some carrots and you have yourself a real fall meal.

Did you know that the Market offers MOFGA Certified wild Maine blueberries nearly year round? This will be (if the harvest is not rained out and last week gets that honor) absolutely the last week for Burke Hill Farm. Most years when Burke Hill finishes the fresh blueberry harvest, Highland Organics® takes up the blueberry challenge with the new crop of frozen berries right through the winter. Check in with Theresa to find out when her berries will be available. Meanwhile, she always has a huge selection of blueberry teas and barque.



Vegan, gluten and dairy free from suecakes! A few of the items in the case that day: Quinoa Breakfast Bar, Blackberry Lime, Chocolate & Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies, Chocolate Doughnut with Powdered Sugar and more.

Market is rich with delights from the oven!  Good Food/Monroe Cheese Studio, suecakes!, Sweet Henry’s, Enchanted Kitchen at Firefly Farm and Plymouth Pond Farm Bakery. What an amazing spread. Sweet or savory, gluten rich or vegan and gluten free, you’ll find it at Market. Bagels, croissants, hand pies, fruit pies, scones, pudding cake, cookies galore, and of course, too many kinds of bread to list here.

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Apples Are In – Get Your One-a-day

Mildel Farm Apples

Mildel Farm apples are rolling in.

Miners Creek Plays Friday, September 9

Miners CreekThis from Miners Creek’s facebook page:

“Miners Creek combines folk, latin, classic rock, Appalachian and old timey tunes, and classical music to create a new, distinctive take on bluegrass music.”


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