Gift Baskets and Harvest Bucks

Maine Harvest BucksA reminder that the deadline to cash in your Harvest Bucks is fast approaching. They won’t be redeemable for fruits and vegetables at Maine farmers’ markets after December 31, 2016. Still plenty of fresh local and winter storage vegetables at market every Friday 9am to 1pm. Belfast Farmers’ Market is a year-round market. We move indoors to Aubuchon Hardware’s cozy greenhouse, 231 Northport Avenue (Route 1) from November into April, then go back outdoors to Waterfall Arts on 256 High Street in the spring.



Holiday Gift Basket Winner

Loyal customer Kathryn Day, who has been shopping the Belfast Farmers’ Market along with her family for many years, was the lucky winner in November. Here she is claiming her Thanksgiving Gift Basket

Market is saying thank you to all of its loyal customers, but one will be the lucky winner of the Christmas Gift Basket. Fill out your entry at the EBT/SNAP/INFO  table at the main door every time you shop at market. We’ll be drawing a name for this, our second Holiday Gift Basket,  on Friday, December 16 for pick up on December 23. The gift basket contains a selection of produce, meat, dairy and value added foodstuff from each of our participating Winter Market members.

Shop the Market for Holiday Gifts

Nothing says I Love You or Thank You better than a package filled with nutritious locally grown, raised and produced food. Think of the Belfast Farmers’ Market next time you need a present or hostess gift. Ask our members if the offer gift certificates for their goods!

In addition to  produce, meat, dairy and baked goods and ready to heat and serve food,  the Market offers an assortment of value added Maine-made foodstuffs such as jams, chutney, honey and maple syrup along with select farm crafts –  hand felted ornaments and catnip toys, goat milk soap, beeswax items, and hand carved wooden kitchen utensils. Check it out.





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Market Goes Under Cover

Belfast Farmers' Market in WinterFriday, November 4th  from 9am to 1pm Belfast Farmers’ Market’s 20 winter members move indoors to the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue (Rt. 1) in Belfast. Market offers a fresh local shopping option throughout the year, accepting SNAP, EBT and Credit Card payments market wide, thanks to volunteers from the Maine Farmland Trust.

This winter, the Market will be giving out door prizes. Gift baskets loaded with products from each member will be drawn the Friday before Thanksgiving and Christmas. From January to April, a $20 gift certificate to a different member will be drawn each week.  Enter one week, claim the prize the following week. You must be present at Market on the day of the drawing to win. Details will be posted at the SNAP/EBT station by the door, where one can also sign up for the Market newsletter.

In addition to a large variety of fresh and storage vegetables, members offer dairy including yogurt and a variety of cheeses, baked goods from hand pies to croissants, honey, maple syrup, MOFGA Certified  wild Maine blueberries (frozen) and blueberry products, ready to heat and serve gourmet, poultry and seafood meals, meats including water buffalo, beef, lamb and poultry, fresh locally sourced seafood, jams, chutney and preserves and other value added foodstuff. In November, apples, cider and mushrooms will be available. This season the market welcomes the addition of Dig Deep Farm from South China Maine, a  MOFGA Certified Organic farm offering leafy greens and other vegetables.

Crêpes - Enchanted KitchenALSO STARRING

Fresh cFelted Ornament from Brae Maplerêpes made to order on the griddle will be available throughout the winter. Market also offers a selection of farm crafts ranging from felted ornaments to beeswax products, sea glass wreaths, catnip toys and more.

Members participating in this year’s Winter Market:

Appleton Creamery
Brae Maple Farm (until Christmas)
Bramble Hill Farm  (November only)
Dig Deep Farm
Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm
Jim Freyenhagen
Gardiner Honey & & Pollination
Half Moon Farm
Highland Organics
The Maine Meal
Maine-ly Poultry
Me Water Buffalo Co
Meadowsweet Farm
Mildel Farm
New Beat Farm
Peacemeal Farm
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood
Plymouth Pond Farm & Bakery
Springdale Farm
Toddy Pond Farm


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A Few More Weeks Out in the Weather

Pumpkins at Peacemeal FarmGrab your raincoat and umbrella and don’t let tomorrow’s forecast for much needed rain keep you from market. We’re here  on High Street at Waterfall Arts rain or shine until November 4th, when we move into the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware on Route 1 south of town for the winter months.
Still a huge assortment of vegetables, fruit, meats, seafood, cheese and dairy products, baked goods, ready to heat and serve meals and value added food stuff along with a few farm crafts.

We’ll have an update on a new Winter Market member and  the full to capacity lineup in next week’s post. Get all the news sent to you inbox by subscribing to our newsletter in the right sidebar.

Scot Cannon Scheduled to Play at Market October 21, Weather Permitting

Scot Cannon

Scot says that he’ll be at market this Friday unless the wind and rain prevent him from performing.

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