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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.

No Rangeley delivery next week

Please note that we will not be able to deliver to Rangeley next Friday the 28th. Rangeley delivery IS available this week and will resume the first week of November.

The Rangeley farmers' market is now closed for the season. Both of Farmington's outdoor markets continue through the end of October.
New and Returning Products

Key Lime Pie
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Pies

Vendor: King & I Angus

Key lime pie: the official dessert of the Florida Keys. The light but filling pie is a nice choice for meals that aren't too heavy--like fish or salad, or for afternoon tea or snack. Made with homemade graham cracker crust, tart but sweet filling, and topped with fresh whipped cream.
Winter CSA Share
Menu Group: Food
Section: CSA Shares
Category: Family Share

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Three full boxes of winter keeper produce: potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, cabbage, carrots, beets, Brussels Sprouts, Baldwin apples, Maple syrup. Each box with value of $40+
First box Nov.16; Second Box 12/14; Third Box Jan/Feb - date to be determined.
Duck eggs
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Category: Duck

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

Large duck eggs! Good for baking -- and for omelets,. High in protein, they equal an egg and a half of chicken eggs recipes.
Melons
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Melons

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Vine ripened, naturally grown. A great year for melons. Try one.
Cantaloupe: Smal avg 1.5-1.75 lbs. Large avg 3 lbs
Honey Dew: Small avg 1 1/4 lbs, Medium avg 1 3/4 lbs
Watermelon: Small avg 2-3 lbs, Medium avg 4-5 lbs, Large Avg 6 lbs.
Bacon, Pasture raised
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Pork

Vendor: Pale Moon Farm

Thick sliced, nitrate free
Shaved Steak
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Beef

Vendor: King & I Angus

All Natural, 100% Black Angus. A one pound package of shaved steak ready for your next fajita or Philly cheese steak sandwich.
Red Cabbage
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cabbage

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

These deep purple-red heads are a work of art when sliced open, and equally appealing in slaw, soups, stir-fries, salads. Small Avg 4.5 lbs, Medium avg 6.5 lbs.
Eggplant
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Eggplant

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Small White & Purple Calliope - SALE "Beautiful, Asian- style eggplant
End of season; some may be slightly soft but flavor remains good.
Expect 2-3 for 1/2 lb.
Individual Cloves of Garlic
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Garlic

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

About 8 cloves per 1/4 lb (4 oz)
We've just planted ours and these are extra. Our patch has been disease free.
Brussels Sprouts
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Brussels Sprouts

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Always better after a frost, and we've been frosted! Enjoy these tender morsels steamed, boiled, roasted, or as you please! They are of the cabbage family and will keep well in your refrigerator. They may also be blanched and frozen.
Loose leaf lettuce mix
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

May have a small head plus loose leaf.
Potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Potatoes

From Porter Hill Farm

Nicola: Brown skinned with yellow flesh. The Nicola has a smooth skin and is touted as having a low glycemic index for a potato. Grown from our own seed; Stores well.

Papa Cacho Fingerlings-Peruvian (pictured): A lovely red skinned fingerling with white flesh tinged with pink. Great for roasting, boiling, or baking. Originally from Peru.

From Rasmussen Farm

"Superior" white potatoes, smallish, round, all-purpose: The flavor of these potatoes is what really earns them the name "Superior." To appreciate how great they are, try them side by side with other potatoes. When we did a taste test of several varieties, we were surprised at how much more tasty they were than pretty much any of the others.
Winter Squash
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Winter

From Porter Hill Farm
Butternut - small avg 1.5 lbs
Thunder - a green kabocha
Uncle David's Buttercup - my favorite variety of Buttercup!, Large avg 3 lbs

From Rasmussen Farm
Delicata: This small cream-colored, green-striped squash, shaped like a cucumber, has a sweet, delicate flavor. Delicious steamed or baked.
Sweet potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Sweet Potatoes

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

:Fingerling": Sweet potatoes grow in a much wider range of sizes and shapes than what you can find in the grocery store. These slender and often long "baby" ones, about as big around as fingers, have tender skins and cook more quickly than large ones.

Sweet potatoes: full size
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes

From Porter Hill Farm
Colorful mix of cherry tomatoes: Mix of Yellow Mini, Golden Sweet, Sakura a very nice red cherry, and Sun Peach. All naturally grown in our greenhouse.
Heirloom Tomatoes: German Johnson large pink, and Rose de Berne another pink tomato, smaller and one of our favorites; Striped German large, yellow with streaks of red = very good. And finally Green Zebra with it's unique looks and flavor. All naturally grown in our green houses.

From Rasmussen Farm
Green (unripe) tomatoes: Fried green tomatoes, green tomato frittata, green tomato & Swiss chard gratin... find these recipes and more at www.topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/health/series/recipes_for_health/green_tomatoes/index.html Please state any size preference in order note.