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New and Returning Products

Chocolate Cheesecake
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Cheesecake

Vendor: King & I Angus

A 9" chocolate cheesecake, creamy rich chocolate with a chocolate cookie crust made with our Espresso Cookies.
HOT!!! Dried hot peppers
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dried Food
Category: Peppers

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Perfect for chili and sauces. Matchbox, Maya Habanero, Grandpa's Russian, Czech. Black, Rat Turd (that really IS the name!), and more! These will keep in a dry place, out of sunlight, almost indefinitely.
Seedless Blackberry Jam
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Jams Jellies Butters & Spreads

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Blackberry jam at its best, without the seeds! Rich and fruity.
Ambrosia - bicolor sweet corn
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Corn

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Our favorite sugar and gold bi-color sweet corn. Full ears. Retains sweetness and is slow to turn starchy - i.e., it keeps in the fridge and is not too picky about when it is harvested.
Beets
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beets

From Island Farm

Beets
Beets in bulk


From Porter Hill Farm

Large Beets - mix: A mix of dark red and pink Chioggia. No spray, naturally grown.

Medium beets: A mix of dark red and pink Chioggia. No spray, naturally grown.

Mix of Beets with greens: 1+ lb bunch - dark red and pink Chioggia,
Rainbow carrots
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Carrots

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Tender carrots, a mix of colors and sizes. White, yellow, orange, and purple beauties.
Cauliflower Florets
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cauliflower

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Colorful florets of white and cheddar cauliflower

White Cauliflower Florets: Naturally grown. Firm, white, tasty.
Cucumbers
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cucumber

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Large Slicing

Mix of green and white Slicing Cukes-small to medium

Silver Slicer - white: A white cucumber! A Cornell University cucumber which "may be the best eating cucumber of them all" per FEDCO. A bit milder than green as they don't "repeat" on me!
Eggplant
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Eggplant

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Purple: Nice shiny purple globes.

Rosa Blanca, Heirloom: White and light purple mixed color skin; snow white flesh. Taste similar to the classic purple eggplant, but milder and with more tender edible skin. A delight!
Garlic
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Garlic

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

2016 crop!

German Extra Hardy: continental type, 3-5 huge cloves per bulb. For garlic lovers! Huge cloves, nice sharp flavor. Stores very well and can be used for planting this fall or fresh eating.

Phillips heirloom:. 6-10 medium sized cloves per bulb Grown for MANY years in Phillips, Maine, hence the name! Nice sharp flavor and an excellent keeper. Plant this fall or enjoy for fresh eating.
Beet Greens with sm-med beets
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens Beet

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Dark red beets; tender greens; FRESH and naturally grown
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].

The drought has been hard on us this year, but we finally have enough greens to bring back our salad mix after a rare summer absence.
Kale
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale

From Porter Hill Farm

MIx of Curly Leaf, and White and Red Russian Kale


From Riverweb

Mixed Bag Multiple Variety Kale (in bulk): 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.
Sugarsnap peas - edible pods
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peas

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

New Crop! Not quite as pretty as the first picking of the spring crop, but sweet and tasty peas nonetheless.
French breakfast radishes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Radishes

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Delicious, crisp, lovely, red and white cylindrical radishes
Summer Squash
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Summer

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Sampler-3 types: 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 Wil Bonsall. "A distinctive sweet mildly nutty flavor" - per FEDCO seeds.

Zucchini - dark green Raven
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes

From Porter Hill Farm

Large, prime, slicing Tomatoes: A mix of heirloom and Hybrid tomatoes. Most .5+ lbs. Grown naturally in our green house. Note: the heirloom tomatoes tend to be irregular in shape and may have some splits in the skin, but are they good!

Medium Slicing Tomatoes: From our greenhouse. Mix of cosmetically perfect hybrid tomatoes and more funky heirlooms.


From Rasmussen Farm

Red cherry tomatoes: classic red cherry tomatoes, mostly Super Sweet 100

Ripe green cherry tomatoes: A mix of larger Green Grape and smaller Egg Yolk cherry tomatoes


From Whitehill Farm

Cherry Tomatoes - a rainbow of flavors and colors! At least 5 varieties per pint box. Cuban, Chinese, German, and American varieties …a veritable rainbow of colors, shapes and flavors! Every box is an adventure!