Plymouth Pond’s newest delight–Focaccia at Winter Market, Belfast , Maine
Roaming around the Belfast Farmers’ Winter Market in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware in Belfast Maine last Friday was a feast for the eyes, as you’ll see here–but it was more than that. What words and these photos can’t capture is the aroma of crepes cooking on Enchanted Kitchen’s hot griddle, the sweetness of orange blossoms from Plymouth Pond’s pastries, the subtle musk of cole crops, potatoes dusty with rich Maine soil, or the whiff of Brussels sprouts on stems easily a meter long. Ah, and the unforgettable experience of inhaling fresh cheese.
Turnips and red cabbage from New Beat Farm at Belfast Winter Market
On this page you can’t hear the sound of rain falling on the roof while we shoppers hung out with our favorite vendors, cozy and dry, or the friendly chatter of customers as they greeted one another, or the giggling of small children. You can’t hear the oohs and ahs of delight as people found exactly what they were looking for, or bit into a hot crepe, or the conversations about what will be available for Thanksgiving dinner.
You simply must go check it out for yourself.
Market offers more than fresh food.
Many members offer value added items and farm crafts that make great gifts for you or someone you know. You’ll find toys for the cat, ornaments, wreaths, goat milk soap, tea and other blueberry products, jams, pickles and chutney and hand carved wooden utensils along with honey and beeswax offerings, and maple syrup and sugar products–all made right here in Maine.
A few of the locally made Maine farm crafts and value added foodstuff available at the Belfast Farmers’ Winter Market
Bring you knives, scissors, garden tools and don’t forget your pocket knife. This sharpening service is superb.
Again this winter, Ace of Blades will be ready to sharpen those precious tools, be they scissors, knives or your favorite pruning shears.
Confirmed to be at market:
Appleton Creamery, Brae Maple Farm, Delmar Farm (while apples last), Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm, Freyenhagen Farm, Gardiner’s Honey, Half Moon Farm, Highland Organics Blueberries, Maine-ly Poultry, ME Water Buffalo Co., Meadowsweet Farm, New Beat Farm, Peacemeal Farm, Peamquid Lobster & Seafood, Plymouth Pond Farm & Bakery, Sol Farm, Springdale Farm, Suecakes!, The Maine Meal
You may read more about each of these members on our Meet the Member’s page. Check our Facebook page for timely updates. Sign up for our Newsletter using the form on the right sidebar.
Take a tour of the Belfast Farmers’ Winter Market. Click any image to start the enlargement viewer.