Sample the Season & Cash in Those Harvest Bucks

Winter Storage VegetablesWe invite you to Sample the Season, a pre-Thanksgiving Taste of the Market on Friday, November 17th at our winter home in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue in Belfast. Many of the Market’s 18 winter participants will be sampling something special with the Thanksgiving feast in mind.

The Market offers a full range of locally produced foodstuffs in addition to fresh and storage vegetables, apples and cider. There is a full range of meats, seafood, dairy including yogurt and cheese, eggs, baked goods, preserves, honey and maple syrup, mushrooms, ready to heat and serve gourmet meals, nutritious energy bars, fresh crepes made to order and select farm crafts. Belfast Farmers’ Market is open year-round, every Friday 9 am to 1 pm, except the day after Thanksgiving.

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO USE UP THOSE MAINE HARVEST BUCKS

Maine Harvest BucksThanksgiving dinner is a great time to dig those Maine Harvest Bucks out of your wallet and feed your friends and family a feast of healthy locally grow fruits and vegetables. Here’s the scoop on Harvest Buck:

“Maine Harvest Bucks can be redeemed for locally produced fruits and vegetables, either fresh or processed with no salt, sugar or fat added. (Apple cider counts!)  SNAP/EBT shoppers receive bonus local fruits and vegetables for every SNAP dollar spent.

Maine Harvest Bucks are known as “nutrition incentives,” which increase the value of federal nutrition assistance dollars (SNAP/EBT) spent at participating farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture farms, and retail outlets that sell local produce.”

You can learn more at Maineharvestbucks.org.

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Into the Greenhouse for the Winter

Apples from Mildel Farm OrchardOn November 3rd we moved into our winter home, thanks to the folks at Aubuchon Hardware at 231 Northport Avenue in Belfast (Route 1). We’ll be open every Friday 9 am to 1 pm until mid-April 2018. (Closed the day after Thanksgiving.)

Maine MealMAINE MEAL GETS SOME COVERAGE ON WABI-TV

Mark and Kelly LaCasse launched The Maine Meal in 2011. You probably already know they added fresh pasta to their offering this summer. It was a huge hit at market. Mark sets up all winter, sometimes offering samples of hot soup along with gourmet ready to heat and serve meals. Check out this coverage recently on WABI-TV.

 

MEMBERS AT MAINE HARVEST FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Maine Harvest FestivalAppleton Creamery
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood
Springdale Farm
The Maine Meal

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Belly Dancer at Market, Order Your Turkey, Harvest Time

Pumpkins at Peacemeal FarmFriday, October 27 is our last outdoor market of the season. We’re making our annual migration into the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware on Route 1 south/west of town on November 3rd, where we’ll be until mid-April. Every Friday 9am to 1pm. (Closed the day after Thanksgiving.)

Helena MeloneWe’re closing our outdoor season with a belly dance performance by Heléna Melone, dance teacher at the Belfast Dance Studio and at Phillips Exeter Academy. Heléna has taught and performed internationally, and will be joined by Rachel Finnemore, her student of several years and now a blossoming performer in her own right.

Maine-ly Poultry TurkeysFall is the best time of year for selection at market. Twenty one of our members continue into the Winter Market. You can plan your entire Thanksgiving menu around locally produced food.

Order Your Turkey Soon

Maine-ly Poultry is ready to start taking your Thanksgiving Day Turkey orders!

“Please call 273-2809 leave your name, size Turkey you’d like, and day of pick up! $3.75 lb. We will add orders to our list as we receive them …due to high volumes of calls this time of year we aren’t able to do confirmation calls but be assured you will get your turkey! (please do not make Facebook orders — we may not see them) Pick up days are Mon. Tues. and Weds week of Thanksgiving…hope to hear from you soon!”

~ Maine-ly Poultry Team

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