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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.
It's Fair Time!
The Farmington Fair starts Sunday the 15th of September and runs through the 21st. Learn more at www.farmingtonfairmaine.com

The Common Ground Country Fair runs the 20th through the 22nd 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."
Fresh Basil
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Basil
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Great for stir-fries, or making pesto or tomato sauce. -large bunch
Fresh Parsley
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Parsley
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Beets
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beets
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
A mix of beets: dark red, pink, and golden yellow beets. No spray, naturally grown. The pink are Chioggia with concentric pink and white stripes on the interior- very pretty and nice when shredded uncooked for a salad. Available small or small to medium.

Medium-Large Beets:
Florets Romanesco broccoli
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Broccoli
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
More similar to cauliflower than broccoli. Firmer than cauliflower when cooked. Freezes better than cauliflower, retaining some firmness. Great flavor.
Carrots
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Carrots
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
A Colorful mix of carrots: You may get Orange, Red, Yellow, White, Purple, and Rainbow which has different shades of yellow and orange. . Medium to full sized carrots. Grown naturally as is all our produce.

Carrots - Orange:
A mix of sizes, some large.
Small - Medium sized. Naturally grown as is all our produce.

Orange Nantes Carrots
Cauliflower
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cauliflower
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
A Mix of Colorful florets of white and orange cauliflower:

Florets of Veronica Romanesco - need to see it to believe it! Cauliflower like.: Firmer than cauliflower when cooked. Freezes better than cauliflower, retaining some firmness. Great flavor.
Beauregard Sweet Potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Sweet Potatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
These red skinned sweet potatoes have a moist orange flesh. Wonderful baked - which is my favorite way to cook and serve - but they can also be roasted, or mashed.
May be a single large 2+ lb sweet, or several moderate sized sweets. Some broke during harvest, especially the long ones, so will have a healed scar at one end or the other, but this does not affect the cooking or flavor.
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Heirloom Mix: Pink Martha Washington , and Rose de Berne another pink tomato which is smaller and one of our favorites. Valencia, a very nice sweet yellow/orange tomato. You may also get a "tie dye" - dark red and green looking almost like a Purple Cherokee, or a Ruby Gold - large yellow with vibrant streaks of red. Since some of these tomatoes are large, the 3 lb quantity is the best buy. All naturally grown in our green houses. All VERY good.

Vendor: 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!