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New and Returning Products


Wild Maine Blueberries
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Blueberries

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Our berries are never sprayed. These yummy wild blueberries are hand-picked, notraked. This keeps the berry quality high and minimizes the presence of any stems, leaves, or unripe berries. Wild blueberries are smaller and more intensely flavored than cultivated blueberries.
Mixed raspberries
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Raspberries

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

A mix of our red, black, and purple raspberries, with perhaps a few golden raspberries included if available.
Fresh dill
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Dill

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Excellent with potatoes or salmon, and of course essential for dill pickles!
Basil
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Basil

From Rasmussen Farm

Fresh basil: Genovese, great for pesto or in a Caprese salad with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella


From Riverweb

Purple Basil: (pictured)Sweet, fragrant, and aromatic. The taste of our sweet basil is like a bouquet with hints of mint, clove, and licorice. It's widely used in the cuisines of India, Southeast Asia, and, of course, the Mediterranean. The Greeks referred to it as the "royal herb." Try ours in soups, stews, and sauces. Or chop it up raw and add to egg dishes, salads, and dips.
Wrap fresh basil in a damp paper towel and tuck it into a plastic bag for up to 4 days, or place stems in a glass of water and refrigerate for up to a week (remove dark leaves and change the water daily).
Cilantro
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Cilantro

Vendor: Riverweb

With its sweet, bright aroma, fresh cilantro is used in Latin American and Asian cooking. Use this bold herb — a.k.a. coriander or Chinese parsley — raw or cooked in soups, salads, and stews. Its assertive taste stands up well to mild-flavored foods like pork, chicken, fish, and shellfish.
Refrigerate cut herbs to keep them fresh. Wrap them loosely in paper towels and store in a plastic bag in the crisper compartment. Most herbs can keep for up to 5 days.
Curly parsley
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Parsley

Vendor: Riverweb

Bright, clean, garden-green taste. A member of the celery and carrot family, its crispy, almost mineral flavor adds a touch of juicy veggie taste to almost anything you cook. For a touch of offbeat drama, deep-fry sprigs until crispy and dark green, then use as a finishing-touch garnish.
Refrigerate cut herbs to keep them fresh. Wrap them loosely in paper towels and store in a plastic bag in the crisper compartment. Most herbs can keep for up to 5 days.
Fresh Snap Beans
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beans

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Fresh Green Snap Beans: Naturally grown. Maxibel and Jade.
Fresh Yellow Snap Beans: Long, tender, tasty!
Mix: tender green & yellow snap beans
Broccoli
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Broccoli

From Porter Hill Farm

Fresh Florets of Broccoli: Tender, naturally grown, and Oh so fresh.


From Riverweb

1 pound bag: With its cabbage-like flavor and satisfying crunch, we think of broccoli as one of the ultimate vegetables. It's nutritious, low in calories, and hearty.
Steam it, stir-fry it, sauté it, bake it in casseroles, purée it in soups or dunk it raw in dressing or hummus.
Cauliflower
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cauliflower

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Natually grown. Tight, white, tasty.
Large avg wt is 3 lbs, Med avg wt is 2 lbs
Kale
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale

From Porter Hill Farm

Curly Leaf Kale


From Riverweb

Mixed Bag Multiple Variety Kale: (pictured) Kale's robust, crinkled leaves add a garden-fresh, slightly bitter taste which helps lighten hearty soups and stews. It's best with a bit of cooking time, so don't be shy about adding it to the pot early. Kale is very high in vitamin C and calcium. Our favorite way to eat this ultra-healthy vegetable is in a soups and braises but it is also excellent used raw in salads. Riverweb grows multiple varieties of kale which we harvest fresh and sell in mixed bags.
Kale is tastiest if eaten soon after purchase, but it should keep in the refrigerator for up to a week if stored in a perforated plastic bag with its leaves close together.
Salad Mix
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce Baby

Vendor: Riverweb

This is a delicious blend of our favorite baby greens that evoke sunshine and happy days. Comprised of tender baby leaves of butter, oak leaf, green leaf, and more, our mix makes a great summer salad!
This mix should stay fresh in the refrigerator up to a week.
Summer Squash
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Summer

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Sampler-3 types Summer Squash: A sampler of small tender summer squash: Zephyr yellow with green tip, Raven dark green zucchini, and Costata Romanesca light green stripped/ribbed zucchini.

Zephyr: Distinctive with a green tip. Tender and, we think, the best of any yellow summer squash. Naturally grown. .75-1.0 lb

Zucchini - Costata Romanesca: Light green stripped/ribbed zucchini - "the only summer squash worth growing" per Will Bonsall. "A distinctive sweet mildly nutty flavor" - per FEDCO seeds.

Zucchini - dark green Raven
Swiss Chard, Medley of Multiple Varieties
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Swiss Chard

Vendor: Riverweb

Chard's beautiful colors and a briny, sweet, beet-like taste help it stand out as cooking green. Its juicy ribs and robust, crinkled leaves stand up well to moderate and extended cooking. Try our chard in a stir fry or layer in lasagna for color and texture.
These greens retain their crispness if kept in the coolest part of the fridge for up to 4 days. Wrap in damp paper towels and store unwashed in a perforated plastic bag.
Sunflowers
Menu Group: Home and Garden
Section: Cut Flowers
Category: Sunflowers

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Sunflowers available in varied colors & sizes: pale or golden yellow, russet red or autumn brown. Flower size and stem length varies. Please state any preferences in Order Note at checkout--no guarantees, but we'll do our best.