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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.

Porter Hill Farm products are unavailable this week but will be back next week.
New and Returning Products

Plain Bagels
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Bagels

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

great for lunch or supper - made with our honey, olive oil, sourdough starter, yeast, spring water and King Arthur Special flour. Completely vegan. No milk, no eggs.
Raspberries
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Raspberries

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Ripe raspberries: incredibly tender, juicy, and delicious. Enjoy them while you can! The season is short and they need to be eaten within a day or two of picking. None of our berries are ever sprayed.

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

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

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

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Cilantro has a wonderful and unique taste, a bit like a lighter, citrusy version of parsley. Excellent and important addition to Mexican, Asian or Middle Eastern dishes.
Lime Basil
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Basil

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

"Sweet and fragrant basil with a mild citrus taste and fragrance.... Excellent for flavoring sauces, dressings and desserts," according to Burpee. Leaves are small, like Thai Basil.
Jam
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods

From Beehive Bakery
Blueberry Jam: Newly picked blueberries which we made into jam! Blueberries, pectin, sugar

From Whitehill Farm
BACK! Raspberry Jam: Summer in a jar! Brilliant red berries from our farm and Counterpoint Farm in Jay. Perfect for morning toast or PB & J!
Summer Squash
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Summer

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Benning's Green Tint Patty Pan and/or Romanesca Zucchini, more than a pound. Our favorite two summer squashes. They are both firm for sautéing or grilling.
"Salanova" Lettuce
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Tidy little lettuces called "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!
Fresh sorrel leaves
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Sorrel

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Wake up your taste buds with this tangy treat that tastes like sour apple. These leaves make a great addition to salads, soups or sauces. They can also be cooked lightly like chard or spinach. This is not the sheep sorrel you may remember picking and eating as a child, but rather a cultivate Broad Leaf Sorrel. High in Vitamins A & C. Learn more at http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-sorrel.htm or try this soup recipe: http://ashy-macbean.com/soups/sorrelsoup.htm or this one, served at the White House under previous administration: http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/white-house-recipe-potato-leek-and-sorrel-soup/article26509.html
Kale, mixed varieties
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Cross the Continent from the comfort of home with this mix of Blue Scotch, Nero di Toscana, Baltisk Rod, Russian Frills and Red & White Russian kale, joined by their comrades Rainbow Lacinato, Redbor, and Winterbor. A visually stunning blend of colors and shapes. Ay, laddies & lassies, you'll be keen for this one, naturamente!
Greens
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Mustard Greens, mixed colors, mostly purple and red

Purslane: Succulent leaves and stems are high in Omega-3 Fatty acids and Vitamin C. Try them raw in salads, steamed, cooked into soups, stews or vegetable dishes.
Find a great recipe for Potato Salad With Purslane and Fresh Herbs at http://gourmetfood.suite101.com/article.cfm/purslane_the_best_vegetable_youve_never_had
Fennel Bulb
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Fennel Bulb

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Tender, not too large, with tops! Beautiful and tasty!
Garlic
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Garlic

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

2017 crop! German Extra Hardy continental type, 4-6 huge cloves per bulb. Freshly dug! Ready to hang to dry or use fresh. For serious garlic lovers! Huge cloves, nice sharp flavor. Stores very well and can be used for planting this fall or fresh eating.