Belfast Farmers’ Market is offering a Taste of the Market Friday, March 24, 10am to 12noon at their winter home in Aubuchon Hardware greenhouse, Route 1 in Belfast. Members will be sampling serving suggestions for their foodstuffs and produce, ranging from locally made cheeses, a seafood dish, crudités and dip, baked goods, jams and more. Belfast Farmers’ Market is the area’s original nonprofit farm-to-market organization, bringing local products to Belfast since 1980, and is open every Friday 9am to 1pm year-round.
Winter Market’s $20 Coupon giveaway continues through April 14th. Shoppers can enter each Friday to win a coupon redeemable for goods from a specific member. Still to be drawn are Peacemeal Farm, Pemaquid Seafood, Maine-ly Poultry, Meadowsweet Farm and Springdale Farm. Products at winter and early spring market include freshly made crepes while you wait, hot soup, heat and serve meals to take home, maple syrup, honey, jams and preserves, humus, all manner of dairy products including many cheeses and yogurt, a large variety of meats and baked goods including bagels and croissants, seafood, locally grown produce—both fresh and winter storage vegetables, and select farm crafts. Market accepts credit, debit, EBT and SNAP cards.
MOVING OUTDOORS ON APRIL 14th
Belfast Farmers’ Market moves outdoors on April 14 for its 37th season to its summer home in the yard at Waterfall Arts on High Street. Summer market runs rain or shine every Friday, April 14 through October. New members this year are Dig Deep Farm of China, Maine offering a selection of MOFGA Certified Organic vegetables and micro greens, and Liz Coldren’s Energy Gems of Belfast. Learn more about the market and its members, and sign up to receive its weekly newsletter at belfastfarmersmarket.org.
Belfast Farmers’ Market is the area’s original farm to market organization founded in 1980 by local farmers and food producers. We have been bringing fresh locally produced goods to market in the Midcoast Maine area for the past 37 years!
COUPON GIVEAWAY ONGOING – Enter to win $20 value
Our $20 Thank You Coupon Giveaway continues through mid April. A different member is offering a $20 value coupon each week of the winter market. You can enter your name to win at the EBT/CC Market Info table by the main entrance each Friday when you come to shop. The winner picks up their coupon the following week and can enter again. Coupons are redeemed directly with the member listed on the coupon.
While you’re entering to win, add your name to our weekly newsletter mailing list. Our newsletter is a lively compendium of market news is compiled by Appleton Creamery’s Caitlin Hunter, and contains much more than can be found here. Take a look at our archives.
TASTE OF THE MARKET ON MARCH 24th
The ever popular Taste of the Market is happening again. Our February tasting was well received. Stop by and sample our members recipes and serving ideas, for free on us. Friday, March 24.
Market continues at Aubuchon Hardware’s greenhouse on Route 1 in Belfast through Friday April 7th, then moves outdoors to its summer location in the yard at Waterfall Arts on 256 High Street on April 14th.
Join us for a mini-feast on Friday, February 24 from 10am to 12noon.
The Belfast Farmers’ Market winter members will be offering tastes of the season. Market boasts a full compote of locally produced and grown foodstuffs, year round in Belfast. The winter Market runs every Friday, 9am to 1pm at Aubuchon Hardware’s greenhouse, 231 Northport Avenue (Route 1). In April, market moves outdoors to 256 High Street in the yard at Waterfall Arts. The Belfast Farmers’ Market has been supplying the Belfast area with fresh, locally produced goods since 1980.
While we’re not sure what the members are cooking up for Friday’s taste here is an incomplete list of the sorts of things you will find at Market in late winter:
Winter storage vegetables including potatoes, beets, carrots, onions and garlic
More vegetables such as cabbage, winter squash…some fresh greens any day
Cut to order pea shoots and other micros
Many varieties of cheese made from cow, goat, and water buffalo
Dairy products including yogurt and kefir
Fresh Maine seafood
Meats including veal, beef, water buffalo, poultry and sometimes lamb and pork
Ready to heat and serve foods including gourmet one serving meals, seafood and chicken pies
Baked goods including breads, bagels, hand pies, cookies, pastries
Wild Maine Blueberries and blueberry teas and barque
Crepes cooked to order fresh from the griddle
Value added foodstuff including honey, maple syrup products, jams, jellies and chutney
Farm crafts including hand carved utensils, goat milk soaps