What gorgeous weather, in spite of the killing frost some of us had this past week. It only makes the carrots, beets and turnips sweeter. Don’t let the see-saw weather kid you, it really is October–harvest time. All those nutritious long-keeping winter storage vegetables are making their way to market, along with the fall meat production. Time to stock up, make some leek and potato or carrot soup, or a last batch of Ratatouille for that freezer with those lingering tomatoes and whatever else you want. (Some of us still have summer squash coming while others have lost nearly everything tender–on the same road!).
Fiddling Friends will be serenading the market this gorgeous fall day.
It was a little cool last week, but today promises to be sunny and warmer.
Here’s a Sampling of What’s In at Market
• Crab Dip, just in time for football season, ready to cook & serve from Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood.
• Half Moon Farm Maine Cranberry Chutney sweetened with maple syrup and apple juice.
• Lamb is back at New Beat Farm, whole freezer lambs available.
• ME Water Buffalo Co. has coolers full of water buffalo cuts.
• Highland Organics® will have MOFGA Certified Organic frozen Maine Wild Blueberries throughout the fall and winter.
In November, Market goes into to the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware for the winter, thanks to Aubuchon’s generous owners. On Rt. 1 south of downtown.
Two Members Participating in Open Creamery Day this Sunday
An annual event sponsored by the Maine Cheese Guild, Open Creamery Day 2016 is coming right up. Maps and information about all fifteen participants may be found here.
Appleton Creamery is calling it’s celebration Goatapalooza, and has all sorts of fun and delicious happenings from 11am to 4pm Sunday.
“Come visit! Tour the farm, meet the goats, enjoy some pizza hot from the oven. Joining us again this year will be Copper Tail Farm with their goat milk caramels, cajeta, and yogurt, Sisters Soap goat milk soaps, Dragon Fly Cove Farm with goat meat products, Back 40 Bakehouse, and local spinner Penelope Olsen will be spinning goat fiber. New this year: Fast Food Prints making tee-shirts on the spot!”
Maine Water Buffalo Co. Open Creamery & Farm Day– from 10am to 3pm, celebrating all things water buffalo, from cheese to steaks. www.mewaterbuffaloco.com
“Come see where the water buffalo roam!!! 232 Old County Rd., Appleton, ME.”