Market has been off to a wet start but that has not dampened the spirits of two of our newest members, Dig Deep Farm and Energy Gem, nor deterred the bright Green YumBus or any of the other regular market members. Where are you? Grab your umbrellas and had on out. As always, we’re here for you, sun, rain and foggy Fridays, 9am to 1pm at 256 High Street, Belfast Maine, April through October. Grab some lunch.
We are the Original Since 1980–provisioning Belfast with fresh locally produced foodstuff for more than three decades.
Our new bumper stickers are hot off the press. Suggested donation is $2 . Help us spread the word, and raise funds to offset the equipment expense we incur in order to offer you EBT/SNAP Credit and Debit Card services. This service enables you to use your cards market wide. Stop at the Market Info Table for more details, to get a bumper sticker or pick up your Market clipboard for shopping with cards.
TRADE IN THOSE MAINE HARVEST BUCKS BEFORE THEY EXPIRE
Make use of the last two Fridays in April to transfer your unused 2016 Maine Harvest Bucks. Stop by the Market Info table for details on this Maine program that benefits us all!
This news from Encahnted Kitche at Fire Fly Farm – YumBus to Make its Debut at Market April 21st
“Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm will have the YumBus at market for its Belfast Debut!! We are very excited to present the YumBus~ and for the weather to warm up soon to do more painting on the outside but we are all licensed and functional on the inside!!
Come have a crêpe made to order and see the *beautiful* Bus!! You cannot miss us…..”
MARKET IS OPEN RAIN OR SHINE
Grab your umbrella and Mucks. We’re here for you every Friday at 256 High Street, Belfast Maine in the yard at Waterfall Arts. 9am to 1pm, rain, shine and windy weather.
It’s time for our annual migration. The snow is mostly melted, the Aubuchon Hardware Greenhouse will be filling up with spring flowers and the fields with dandelions and honey bees. Friday April 14th, we move to our summer location at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast. We’ll be there every Friday 9am to 1pm through October.
We are the original Belfast Farmers’ Market, serving the area with fresh locally produced foodstuffs since 1980. Come celebrate spring with a stroll in the open air. Market runs every Friday, rain or shine, and only severe thunderstorms or wind storms will stop us.
Those of us who have been serving you all winter in the greenhouse at Aubuchon will continue to do so plein air, out there under the big sky, and be joined as the season progresses until we’re over thirty members strong. As May rolls on we’ll have musical entertainment; on June 9th Kid’s Club begins, and other special events will be announced as they arise. Find us on Facebook, through our newsletter (sign up in the right sidebar of this page or on Facebook) and with updates on this site. The weekly newsletter is really worth a read! You can find back issues here.
WE ACCEPT EBT/SNAP, CC/DEBIT MARKET-WIDE
We accept EBT/SNAP, CC & Debit Cards market-wide, thanks to the volunteers for the Maine Farmland Trust. Stop at the Market Info Table for details. Additional volunteers are needed to orient customers to the market, process credit and EBT cards, and implement the Maine Harvest Bucks program. Please contact Sophie at Maine Farmland Trust if you are interested in volunteering (Sophie@mainefarmlandtrust.org, 207-338-6575).
MAINE HARVEST BUCKS NEWS
NOTICE: Expired 2016 Maine Harvest Bucks can still be exchanged through the month of April at the Market Info table. More information on this program is available at maineharvestbucks.org.
The Maine Harvest Bucks program expands markets for farmers and helps Maine families buy more local fruits and vegetables on a limited income. This nutrition incentive program earns SNAP/EBT users redeemable vouchers for purchase of locally produced fruits and vegetables, either fresh or processed, with no salt, sugar or fat added.