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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.

Get your seedlings while you can! This is the final week seedlings from Whitehill Farm will be available.
Rangeley Market pick-up

For the summer season, we offer an additional order pick-up option. In addition to the Rangeley Friday meet-up with Ernie, there is a limited offer for picking up orders Tuesdays at the Rangeley market. Most of our vendors only deliver to Western Maine Market on Fridays, so orders still need to be placed by the usual 6 a.m. Thursday morning deadline for the following Tuesday. We can hold frozen, non-perishable, and not-highly-perishable items over the weekend. You can order fresh items, even after the official deadline, only from vendors who participate in the Rangeley market. For the moment that means just Rasmussen Farm, but other WMM vendors will be joining the market line-up as the season gets into full-swing. Feel free to contact Deborah for more details at [email protected] or 857-225-1199.
New and Returning Products

KIng & I Angus Gift Certificate
Menu Group: Extra - Section: Gift Certificates - Category: Gift Certificate

Vendor: King & I Angus

Can be used for King & I Angus 100% Angus Beef or King and I Comfort Foods.
Anadama Bread
Menu Group: Food - Section: Baked Goods - Category: Bread

Vendor: King & I Angus

Sweetened with molasses, a blend of whole wheat flour and cornmeal make this bread a true New England
Favorite. Delicious with sandwiches and really yummy toasted.
Oatmeal Cookies with choc. chunks
Menu Group: Food - Section: Baked Goods - Category: Cookies

Vendor: Beehive Bakery
Chive blossoms
Menu Group: Food - Section: Edible Flowers - Category: Chives

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Delicious and lovely purple blossoms with a mild oniony zing. Great in salads, soups, or as a colorful garnish to any plate.
Whole turkey
Menu Group: Food - Section: Poultry - Category: Turkey

Vendor: Pine Tree Poultry

Whole turkey free range raised without growth stimulants.
Lamb's quarters
Menu Group: Food - Section: Vegetables - Category: Greens

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Lamb's quarters are mild greens, a great alternative to spinach. According to Steve Brill they are "one of the best sources of beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, and iron in the world; also a great source of trace minerals, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and fiber." Most gardeners view them as weeds, but the fact that they grow readily doesn't keep them from being tasty--it just lowers the price.
Menu Group: Food - Section: Vegetables - Category: Rhubarb

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds - Section: Vegetable Starts

From Whitehill Farm

Broccoli, early: Mix of early varieties

Broccoli, full season: Mix of full season varieties

6-pack Late Cabbages: All late "bloomers", perfect for sauerkraut!

Kale: mix of varieties

Grandma Mary's Paste Tomato: (68-I) OP Large meaty 6-10 oz paste tomato. Sets even in cool weather. Seed grown sustainably in Maine. One of our main crops for sauce and catsup every year.

From Rasmussen Farm

Piracicaba Broccoli: Fedco says: "About halfway between a heading broccoli and a broccoli raab, these succulent tender small green heads with very large beads make delightful raw eating. Very loose heads, lots of side shoots, sweet stalks. Even the fairly large leaves make excellent greens. Garden writer Barbara Damrosch found it equally delicious steamed."

Ground Cherries: People who recognize these tasty treats say, "My grandmother used to have these!" These sweet, delicious, orange fruits are the size of small cherry tomatoes. They're great eaten out of hand as snacks, can be used to make pies or jam, and I first saw them as garnishes, with the husks peeled back decoratively, in a restaurant in Europe. Some folks say they taste a bit like pineapple. They are related to tomatillos and also have husks, but the fruits are sweet, and the plants spread out closer to the ground. Harvest late in the season, when the husks turn yellow,and the fruits drop from the plants. Don't eat the immature green fruits. Plants should be spaced 18-24" apart.

Verde Pueblo Tomatillos: Great for making salsa & soup!

Flower Seedlings
Crego Mix China Asters (pictured): Fedco says " Bold ostrich-feather blooms hold well in wet or cold conditions. 2' plants with 4" flowers in violet, lavender, pink, rose and fuchsia. Maule in 1915 asserted that they 'surpass in size and beauty any other aster we have ever seen.' 'Pleasing, stately, handsome and vigorous,' concluded H.W. Buckbee in 1927."