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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.

It's Fair Time!
The Farmington Fair starts Sunday the 18th of September and runs through the 24th. Learn more at www.farmingtonfairmaine.com

The Common Ground Country Fair runs the 23rd through the 25th in Unity. Learn more at www.mofga.org/thefair.
New and Returning Products

Heirloom Apples
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Apples

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

There are two ancient apple trees on our property, both of which are producing plenty of tasty apples this year. We have never sprayed them, so they are chemical-free but not cosmetically-perfect.

Gravenstein: Crisp, tart, smallish apples, slightly larger than clementines. We love them for fresh eating, pies, and applesauce.

Unknown Variety: Similar to MacIntosh, slightly softer flesh than the Gravensteins, tasty. So far we've only eaten them fresh, but they would probably be great for pies or sauce as well.
Fresh Basil
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Basil

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Great for stir-fries, or making pesto or tomato sauce.
Fresh Dill
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Dill

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Grass-Fed Beef
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Beef

Vendor: Crooked Face Creamery & Grass Fed Beef

Bottom Round Roast

Shoulder Roast

Slow Cooker I Variety Package: 1 roast & 2 packages of short ribs

Slow Cooker II Variety Package: Two 3+ lb Roasts

Stew Special Variety Package: 2 soup bones & 2 lbs of stew meat
Amaranth greens - red
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Piracicaba non-heading broccoli
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Broccoli

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Enjoyed as much for the leaves & stems as for the small florets, similar to broccoli raab but sweeter, Piracicaba is a fun variation on broccoli. Read more & find a recipe at http://livingthefrugallife.blogspot.com/2011/08/harvest-meal-pad-see-ew.html
Beans
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beans

From Porter Hill Farm

Fresh Snap Beans
Green: Naturally grown. Maxibel and Jade.
Yellow: Long, tender, tasty!


From Rasmussen Farm

Shell Beans - Blue Coco
Lettuce
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Tidy little lettuces acalled "Salanova". Reds and greens. 2-4 heads to fill a gallon bag. Salanova lettuces are "made" for the mixed salad greens market. A quick snip at the base of the plant and it falls apart into perfect bite sized pieces!
Summer Squash - Bianco Friulano
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Summer

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

A pale yellow, warty crookneck, Italian heirloom summer squash. The name means white from the Friuli region of Italy.
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes

From Porter Hill Farm

Mix of Cherry Tomatoes: Mix of Red Sakura, pink Peach Gold, and yellow Sun Gold. Naturally grown in our high tunnel


From Rasmussen Farm

5# Heirloom mix: Sample a range of colors, flavors, sizes, & shapes, all with the kind of great old heirloom tomato taste not found in store-bought tomatoes. Rarely blemish free beauties, but juicy and delicious!

Plum tomatoes-mixed varieties: Plum tomatoes are smaller and generally thicker-fleshed than beefsteaks, great for salsa, sauces & salads. 3-6 tomatoes per pound. Feel free to state any size preferences in the order note at checkout.


From Whitehill Farm

Green Tomatoes for Fried Green Tomatoes or relish! Beautiful, in bulk for canning projects or Fried Green Tomatoes!