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Happy Halloween, 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. And remember to set back your clocks an hour this weekend.
Winter Market Schedule
Farmington's indoor winter farmers' market opens for the season this Saturday the 2nd of November. It is located in the Grange hall on Bridge St in West Farmington, hours are 10 am to 1 pm each Saturday through April. The local outdoor farmers' markets have now all closed for the season.

The only changes to Western Maine Market's schedule are that order pick-up in Farmington on Fridays moves across Front St. to the Better Living Center, and on Saturdays it moves to the winter market in the Grange hall, 11 am to 1 pm. Kingfield, New Vineyard, Rangeley, and Friday delivery schedules remain the same, with occasional tweaks as required by winter weather and our volunteer's schedule.
New and Returning Products

Brussels Sprouts
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Brussels Sprouts
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Always better after a frost, and we've been frosted! Enjoy these tender morsels steamed, boiled, roasted, or as you please! They are of the cabbage family and will keep well in your refrigerator. They may also be blanched and frozen.
Cabbage
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cabbage
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Green: These dense green cabbage are excellent keepers, and are excellent for slaw, kraut, in stir fries or soups, or boiled for an old fashioned New England dinner. Large Avg 7, Medium Avg 4.5-5.5 lbs, Small 3.5-4.5 lbs

Red: These deep purple-red heads are a work of art when sliced open, and equally appealing in slaw, soups, stir-fries, salads. Small Avg 4.5 lbs.
Carrots - Orange
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Carrots
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Small to Medium sized. Sweet. Naturally grown as is all our produce.
Colorful mix of rainbow chard
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens Chard
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Nice 2/3 lb bunch. Naturally grown.
Fresh lettuce
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Lettuce
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Potatoes
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Fingerling potato medley:A medley of colorful Fingerlings. Fingerlings are "prized for their interesting colors and exquisite flavors" says the Maine Potato Lady. Excellent roasted or steamed and tossed with butter & parsley.

Harvest Moon (pictured): Purple skin, yellow flesh. Maine Potato Lady describes these as "round purple tubers with dark yellow flesh ... absolutely delicious in hot potato salad served with roasted turkey. Yum!"

Red Gold: Maine Potato Lady says: "Always one of my favorites. Boiled or steamed and tossed with butter, salt, and parsley, these will melt in your mouth. Rose red skin wraps around deep yellow flesh."

Russets: oblong, with a high starch content. Excellent baked, mashed, or for French fries or potato pancakes.
Fresh leaf Spinach
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Spinach
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Nice to have fresh greens this time of year!
Grown in our green house without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
All naturally grown in our green houses. No spray.

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 a better buy.

Medium to large slicing tomatoes

Medium Slicing Tomatoes: From our greenhouse now fully ripened on our sun porch. Most heirloom pink tomatoes.

Red cherry tomatoes: Tasty still! The last harvest from our high tunnel. Deep frost is coming!
Med-Large Yellow Onions
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Onions
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Winter keepers