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Happy Labor Day, Local Food Lovers!
Labor Day Already? Apparently so. It's time to get all those goodies you need for Labor Day celebrations - and canning!

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 and Returning Products

Montreal Style Poppy Seed Bagels
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Bagels
Vendor: Beehive Bakery
Our Montreal Style bagel using our sourdough starter, honey, King Arthur Special flour, olive oil, spring water. Poppy seeds throughout. And on top of course. The boiling bath of a few small spoons of our own bees honey is the distinguishing factor in The Montreal bagel. We’re this recipe for all our bagels. A New York bagels boiling bath has traditionally lye added to it. We use natural substances and approve Montreal’s recipe.
Fresh Peach Jam
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Vendor: Beehive Bakery
Our popular peach jam . Made with our own peaches, sugar, pectin. No sprays, naturally grown peaches.
3 Bean Salad
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Pickles
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Sweet and tart traditional pickle: onions, celery, sweet peppers, green, yellow and kidney beans. Great for Thanksgiving.
Corn Relish!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Relish
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
A fabulous recipe from the 1940's ...sweet, tart, complex ...wonderful! GREAT story! Billy Mills, the originator of this recipe, was the band director for the Fibber McGee and Molly Show, the most popular show in the early '40's! Time honored First Prize winner! This is MY favorite to dress up a great baked potato.
A bunch of beets with greens
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beets
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
1 each of three types! Avg 1.5 lbs. Red, pink, and golden beets with greens.
Colorful Cauliflower Florets
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cauliflower
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Mixed white, green, orange, and/or purple, or request all white. Brighten up your table with a lovely, colorful mix of 3-4 colors of cauliflower. Wonderful as crudites or lightly cooked. The purple loses some of it's color when cooked and can become mushy if overcooked.
Nasturtium leaves
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Round leaves with a peppery flavor are great in salads, can be made into pesto, or even used instead of grape leaves to make dolma, as in this recipe: http://www.cafenilson.com/2009/03/edible-flowers-nasturtium-leaves-dolma/
Small onions
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Onions
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
All red or a mix of red and yellow
English peas (shell peas)
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peas
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Fresh green peas for shelling. You don't eat the pods, but can use them to make a soup base.
HOT! Arledge, Louisiana Tabasco Pepper
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peppers
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
3" brilliant red, conical, tasty! One of the varieties we've been saving for years. Makes a great hot sauce, addition to salsa or kimchi, or, for the brave, pizza topping!
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Slicing tomatoes for fresh eating or processing: From our greenhouse now fully ripened on our sun porch. Most heirloom pink tomatoes, some hybrid orange/red, some yellow Valencia. For eating or processing.

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

Paste tomato mix: meaty and tasty tomatoes in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Perfect for sauces and also good for fresh eating.
Flowers
Menu Group: Home and Garden
Section: Cut Flowers Cut Flowers
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Mixed flower bouquet
Sunflowers
Zinnia bouquet, a dozen or more blooms (pictured): Lovely, cheerful zinnias to brighten a room and your spirits.