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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.

Summer Schedule begins next week!

This Saturday the 29th will be the final indoor market of the season in the Grange Hall in West Farmington.

Farmington's farmers' markets will kick off the summer season next weekend, with a Friday market 9-2 on Front St., across from the Better Living Center. Next Saturday's market will be at the FIDDLEHEAD FESTIVAL at UMF on the 6th of May. Starting the 13th of May, Farmington's Saturday market will move to its summer location, in the courthouse parking lot on Main Street, 9am-noon.

Western Maine Market order pick-up will be available at each of these markets, and starting next week, Friday order pick-up will move across the street from the BLC to noon - 2 pm at the market for the season. Hours & days for our other locations remain the same.
New and Returning Products

Beehive Candles
Menu Group: Artisan Works
Section: Floral and Decor
Category: Beeswax Candles

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

Dipped Candles made with our beeswax. Each candle is about six inches long on candle string with its pair. You cut the string and place the candles in thick moss on a plate, or top of apples cut to fit them, or small holders. Children love these
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Bread

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

Sourdough Rye: Rye Flour, sourdough starter. honey, olive oil, salt, yeast, King Arthur unbleached flour , spring water.

Sourdough White: Homemade sourdough starter, olive oil, salt, honey, yeast and King Arthur unbleached all purpose flour. water
Rich Brownies
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Brownies

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

Made from scratch with chocolate chunks inside, along with the basics - butter, sugar, flour, eggs, pinch of salt. bak soda. cocoa power. Sometimes I get into adding a couple other things but never nuts. Sometimes, a few spoons of applesauce for moisture.
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Cookies

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

Chocolate Chip: Flour, sugar, eggs, salt, baking powder, butter

Irish Shortbread: Traditional shortbread cookies of Ireland which my Irish granny made slightly more coarse and chewy than the shortbread from across the Irish Sea in Scotland. Lots of butter and a tad less sugar than the Scots use. I bake with King Arthur flours and put honey in recipes as much as possible instead of lots of sugar.

Oatmeal Raisin: Traditional cookies, chewy.
often it's our own honey until we run out and take more off the hives mid summer.
Snack-size Cheesecake
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Cheesecake

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Baked in muffin cups. Creamy, delicious cheesecake made with cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt. Topping: sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Crust: graham crackers, butter.
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.
sour cherry jam
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Condiments

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

a favorite. made with sour cherries, tart. good at breakfast with a muffin.
Jam & Jelly
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: www.harvesttomarket.com/farmers-market/local-foods.php?market_link=Western-Maine-Market&section=Preserved-Foods&category=Jams-Jellies-Butters-zandz-Spreads [Jams Jellies Butters & Spreads]

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

American Plum jam: made with American Plums, pectin, sugar, spring water

Blackberry Jam: made with blackberries, pectin, sugar and spring water

Blueberry Jam: Blueberries, pectin, sugar

Concord Grape Jelly: Traditional flavor of a concord grape, these lovely grapes are homegrown naturally- large and thick of essence. Better than the store varieties, we think!

Elderberry Jelly: made with elderberries, pectin, sugar, spring water

Fresh Peach Jam: Peaches, sugar, pectin. No sprays, our own naturally grown peaches.

Quince Jelly: Delightful - delicate flavor, quince fruit ripens in lots of hot and dry weather which we had this summer. All natural, picked locally with excitement to find them producing so well this year. A late autumn fruit. Quinces originate from Spain.

Raspberry Jam: We make this jam with our homegrown raspberries, all natural.

Sweet Cherry Jam: Our own cherries from the Siberian Sweet Cherry Tree. Made with sweet cherries, pectin, sugar. spring water

White Grape Jelly: From our own grapes- lovely and sweet- grapes, spring water, pectin, sugar. All naturally grown.