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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.

Upcoming Events

LILAC FESTIVAL at Sandy River Gardens this weekend (photo at right). Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm, 133 Number 6 Rd in Phillips. 639-4302. Over 40 varieties of lilacs, fruit trees, perennials, blueberry & raspberry plants, roses, day lilies, peonies, flowering shrubs. Complimentary refreshments and perennial for attending. Live music Saturday.

RANGELEY AREA FARMERS' MARKET Opening day next Tuesday the 4th of June. The market is held Tuesdays 11am-2pm, Intersection of Route 4 and South Shore Drive, Sandy River Plantation.
New and Returning Products

English Crumpet Muffins
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Muffins

Vendor: Beehive Bakery

Large soft English crumpet muffins - These are not English muffins! There is no such thing as an English muffin in England! We take the crumpet recipe from Jonathan’s Devonshire UK family and use King Arthur unbleached All-Purpose flour, local butter, yeast, baking powder, salt. Slice in half and toast. We sell these to a restaurant on the coast as well and it’s a very popular item in our coast markets. Why not try them.
Mint
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Mints

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Lovely smell and flavor. We use it in ice tea, and have made mint jelly for use with lamb.
Larger quantities available upon request.
Fresh oregano
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Oregano

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Freshly picked oregano sprigs, great for tomato & meat dishes
Fresh Asparagus
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Asparagus

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

The "prince" of all vegetables. Steam until tender, but don't over cook. Butter, and enjoy!
Both green and purple (turns green when cooked and just as tasty).
Bok choy
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Bok Choy

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

A Chinese cabbage with edible stems and leaves. Try it in sesame pac choi or stir-fried pac choi 1 med. lg. or 2 small-med.
Green garlic
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Garlic

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Green garlic is mild, immature garlic--the whole plant, freshly dug. Use the tiny bulb and tender greens raw or cooked, in salads, pesto, pizza, soup, or sauteed with greens or various veggies.
Greens - salad mix
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens Salad Mixes

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Mix of lettuce, spinach and arugula
Grown naturally in our green house.
Fresh lettuce
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce

Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Coreopsis seedlings, Dyer's mix
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Section: Flowers Annual
Category: Other

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Fedco says: "A beautiful native ornamental that provides a full palette of color from yellows and greens to rusts and browns—and even black, depending on the combination of plant parts and mordants. Large cosmos-like flowers in combinations of yellow, mahogany and red atop 2-1/2' erect stems flourish in full sun and make excellent cuts. Low-maintenance and rugged. Good for less cultivated areas such as open spaces, roadsides and borders, competes well with grasses and reseeds easily. Tolerates drought."
Nasturtium seedlings, Jewel mix
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Section: Flowers Edible
Category: Nasturtiums

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Lovely orange to red flowers and round leaves with a peppery taste. Flowers, leaves, and green seed pods are all edible
Curly parsley seedlings
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Section: Herb Seedlings
Category: Parsley

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Broccoli Seedlings
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Section: Vegetable Starts
Category: Broccoli

Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Limba: Fedco calls it "a good home-garden variety with medium beads, good flavor and texture, slow to bolt and decent production of side shoots" 8" heads

Piracicaba, Fedco says: "About halfway between a heading broccoli and a broccoli raab, these succulent tender small green heads with very large beads make delightful raw eating. Very loose heads, lots of side shoots, sweet stalks. Even the fairly large leaves make excellent greens. Garden writer Barbara Damrosch found it equally delicious steamed."