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Art MarketBelfast Farmers’ Market runs every Friday 9am to 1pm, rain or shine. In the warmer months, find us in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast. We are joined during the summer month’s by Belfast Art Market, which sets up concurrently in the front yard facing High Street. While not part of our organization, the Art Market adds another dimension to your Friday morning shopping experience. Perfect timing for finding that last minute gift you’ve been meaning to deliver over the coming weekend.

Rainy day at marketSpeaking of gifts, both for yourself and others, our Farmers’ Market members offer a selection of farm crafts. You can find baskets, pottery, hand carved utensils, goat and water buffalo soaps, dried herbs, blueberry teas and barque, hand made wreaths. And then there are the foodstuffs that make such great gifts: cheese, crackers, jams, jellies, chutney, pickles and preserves along with Maine maple syrup and honey products. Cut flowers are always a winning gift.

As you can see in the photo to the right, a little rain does not keep diehard customers away! We all just gear up (and keep that wonderful hand crafted soap in the van!)

FRESH PASTA FROM MAINE MEAL

Here’s a tidbit from last week’s newsletter (you really should subscribe.)

Maine Meal PastaThe Maine Meal is excited to announce that we purchased equipment to begin production of fresh pasta and ravioli (formerly Pasta Fresca owned by Bob & Mary Burr at Blue Ribbon Farm in Mercer)! We will be adding fresh pasta and frozen ravioli to our line of gourmet meals offer each week (no ravioli till next week). Please contact Kelly LaCasse @ 207-431-1693 for special orders or bulk orders ​any time.
ONLY at the original Belfast Farmers’ Market on Fridays!

 

 

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Snap Grows Gardens – We Have the Plants

SNAP Grows GardensBelfast Farmers’ Market has  the seedlings you need to put in that vegetable garden and more. Many of our growers offer MOFGA Certified Organic seedlings–vegetables, herbs, perennials. We even have flowering shrubs…

We are participating in SNAP Grows Gardens! A nutrition incentive program that makes use of recent rule changes to SNAP (formerly food stamps) eligible purchases to now include food-bearing plant seedlings. Maine Harvest Bucks may also be redeemed toward these purchases, as in the past. More information on this program is available from the volunteers and the Market Info Table.

MAINE HARVEST BUCKS BONANZA

Maine Harvest BucksDouble your dollars with Maine Harvest Bucks! Now with every $1 of SNAP spent, you are given $1 back to be redeemed at the market for more fruits and vegetables. Visit the Market Info Table to redeem your vouchers, learn more about the program, or chat with the lovely volunteers.

Monroe Cheese StudioNEW PRODUCT AT MARKET

Monroe Cheese Studio has begun offering a new fresh cheese, their take on cottage cheese, called Cottage Curds. They are made from the same whole organic Jersey milk as their yogurt and aged cheeses, and is a fully cultured old fashioned version of a cheese that can be sweetened or savory, served cold or warm, spread on toast, heaped into a bowl or chili, or eaten just by itself. Mix some Cottage Curds with egg and green herbs, or mashed potatoes to make a wonderful filling for a batch of pierogi or varenyky dumplings, or use it as the base for a sweet cheese filling in a pastry.

You can learn a whole lot more about what’s up by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. It covers way more news and info than we post here. Subscribe using hte form on the right sidebar of this page, or on our Facebook page @BelfastFarmersMarket

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We’re Still Belfast Farmers’ Market

Don’t be confused. Come wind, rain, shine, snowbanks, mud and new markets in the area, we’re still here and going strong in our 37th year. In summer at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, in winter at Aubuchon Greenhouse on Route 1. Every Friday, year-round, 9 am to 1 pm.

Half Moon Farm

Sandy Spinney of Half Moon Farms is one of Belfast Farmers’ Market’s founders.

While we wish all the food producers setting up at the new market this weekend well, as what is good for farms is good for Maine, we want to be certain you know that we are not melding with the new venture, even though a few of our members will be selling there too.

Belfast Farmers’ Market is a non-profit marketing organization with a mission to provide local food growers and producers a co-operative, low cost venue for marketing their goods. We operate under by-laws and guidelines developed to promote a true farmers’ market where we can maintain a high standard of quality  locally produced goods, and  as wide an  array of products as our space allows. We’ve grown vastly over the years. We’re the Original Belfast Farmers’ Market, and proud of it.

We thank our loyal customers for their years of support, welcome new ones, and hope you will continue to ‘shop local’ with us. There’s more to a market than volume and a roof over your head, something really special about shopping in the open air, chatting with farmers and friends, soaking up the Maine weather, whatever it is, with plenty of room to breathe.

Okay, some days it rains, and rains hard, the wind blows canopies around, but that’s life. We roll with it, and hope you’ll just put on your Mucks, and slicker, pop open that umbrella and join us in celebration of all things Maine., weather included. We’re not going anywhere.

SEEDLINGS, PERENNIALS, HERBS…It’s Planting Time

A Windy Day at Belfast Farmers’ Market

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