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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.

New order pick-up location - New Vineyard!

Western Maine Market is now offering order pick-up at Our Village Market on Route 27 in New Vineyard. Order by our 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning deadline, and pick up your order at the store 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. Friday.

It's Fair Time!

The Farmington Fair starts Sunday the 16th of September and runs through the 22nd. Learn more at www.farmingtonfairmaine.com

The Common Ground Country Fair runs the 21st through the 23rd in Unity. Learn more at www.mofga.org/thefair.
New and Returning Products

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

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Apples from an ancient tree on our property, recently identified as Gravenstein. We never spray our apples or any of our produce. ~5 apples per lb. We love them for fresh eating, pies, and applesauce. Not cosmetically perfect, but pretty good-looking for unsprayed apples.
Fedco says: "Tender crisp aromatic richly flavored juicy firm tart flesh. Outstanding eating and cooking. Rated “very good to best” by Beach in Apples of New York.... Thin tender skin, striped with yellow, red and orange."
Grapes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Grapes

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Chontay, a tasty grape for fresh eating. Can also be used for juice or wine-making.

Frontenac purple grapes with seeds, for wine-making but can be full-flavored table grape.
Plums
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Plums

From Porter Hill Farm

Small ripe plums: Small, the size of a cherry tomato, but sweet. Our grandson calls them "sugar bombs". The neighborhood turkeys like them also!


From Stone Corner Farm

Plums
Whole Genovese Basil Plants!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Basil

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Saved from frost! Whole Genovese Basil Plants! Tall and lush, 1 really large or two medium sized. Whole plants, cut at the ground and bagged! Genovese basil at it's best! Pesto, anyone?
Italian Parsley
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Parsley

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Tidy bunch of tasty Italian Parsley. Hardy against frost, tender and delicious! Italian parsley is great for both fresh eating and drying. It has a robust flavor even after drying and makes a great addition to soups and stews year round.
Beets
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beets

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Baby beets with greens attached, mixed varieties: Mix of Chioggia, golden, and regular red baby beets with greens attached

Beets with greens - small beets - new crop: 1+ lb bunch. Naturally grown. No spray. No chemical fertilizers.

Medium beets: No spray, naturally grown.
Carrots
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Carrots

Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Crisp and crunchy golden orange carrots! Just right for snacking, steaming, or soups and stews. Certified Organic. Beautiful crisp carrots. Package will have at least 2 pounds.
Eggplant
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Eggplant

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Purple, or purple and white Rosa Blanca eggplant Either is very nice in appearance and both taste good and about the same.
One of each would make a nice combination. Will try to give what is ordered, but supply may dictate type given.
Avg wt 1/2 lb.
Spicy mixed greens
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

We let a variety of mustards and Asian greens, as well as arugula, go to seed in our greenhouse and now have a great mix of new leaves sprouting up. Various shapes and sizes, mostly quite spicy! Great raw or cooked.
Beet Greens with small beets
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens Beet

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

1 lb Naturally Grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. new crop!
Kale
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

New crop of small leaf white and red Russian Kale
"Perpetual Spinach"
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Spinach

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Tender green chard that tastes like spinach. Fedco says: "It looks similar to other swiss chards, but its stems are thinner and its exceptionally tender leaves are smoother, not puckered. It tastes unlike any other chard, imparting a spinach-like flavor that lingers pleasantly. "
tomatillos
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatillos

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Also called husk tomatoes, these slightly tart green wonders are great in salsas and soups. Remove the papery husk & rinse before using.
You can find a great recipe for a spicy chilled soup at http://www.sippitysup.com/tomatillo-yogurt-soup-cool-and-spicy
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes

From Porter Hill Farm

Slicing Tomatoes - medium to large: Hybrid tomatoes from our green house. Perfect orange/red globes.


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.