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Western Maine Market Newsletter

Greetings, local food lovers!
Place your order from Western Maine Market today or by 6:00 A.M. tomorrow morning for pick-up or delivery this Friday or Saturday.

Summer Schedule begins this week!

Farmington's Friday farmers' market will kick off its summer season this Friday the 29th of April. The market is held 9am-2pm Fridays on Front Street, across from the Better Living Center.

This Saturday will be the final indoor market in the Grange Hall in West Farmington. Next Saturday's market will be at the Fiddlehead Festival at UMF. Starting the 14th of May, Farmington's Saturday market will move to its summer location, in the courthouse parking lot on Main Street, 9am-noon.

Western Maine Market order pick-up will be available at each of these markets, and starting this week, Friday order pick-up will move across the street from the BLC to noon - 2 pm at the market for the season. Hours & days for our other locations remain the same.

Fresh Parsnips
Menu Group: Food - Section: Vegetables - Category: Parsnips
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Menu Group: Food - Section: Vegetables - Category: Other
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Scorzonera looks like a slender carrot with black skin and white flesh. Some people say it tastes like oysters, but we thin it just has a nice earthy flavor. It is a good source of calcium, iron, and phosphorus. Try steaming, sauteing or roasting--but don't overcook or it will get mushy. The flavor is mild, so best not to season too much.
Jerusalem artichokes
Menu Group: Food - Section: Vegetables - Category: Other
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
These crisp tubers look like lumpy potatoes with the texture & nutty taste of water chestnuts. They can be used like potatoes and are also yummy raw or pickled. Excellent mashed or made into soup, alone or in combination with other root veggies.

Please note that some people lack the enzyme needed to digest them and can suffer intestinal discomfort from eating them. Find recipes & photo at www.homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blv71.htm.
Bunch of 4 small leeks
Menu Group: Food - Section: Vegetables - Category: Leek
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Wonderful in soup or sauteed, milder than onions.
Wild Woman salad mix
Menu Group: Food - Section: Vegetables - Category: Greens Salad Mixes
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Delight your taste buds with this flavor-packed mix of greens & the occasional edible flower. No need for dressing, other ingredients, or a bowl! Great as a snack straight from the bag. A cornucopia of textures & tastes: peppery, succulent, mild, intense, some that taste like broccoli, peas, onions, garlic, or sour apple. Ingredients vary, and the mix is different every week. Custom blends may be available on request, or ask for a list a current ingredients by email to [email protected].
Wild Maine blueberries, frozen
Menu Group: Food - Section: Fruits and Berries - Category: Blueberries
Vendor: Blue Sky Produce
Delicious wild Maine blueberries