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Happy Memorial Day, local food lovers!
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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.

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Seedlings at Market
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There will be many seedlings available at both Friday and Saturday markets in Farmington this weekend!

Fairbanks Farmstand will be at the Friday market only.

Whitehill Farm and Sandy's Country Flowers will be at both Friday and Saturday markets.

Friday, Front St, across from the Better Living Center 10-1
Saturday, Main St, District Courthouse parking lot, 9-noon
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Rangeley Market Opening
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Opening day for the Rangeley area farmers' market is next Tuesday, the 1st of June.
The market is held Tuesdays 11am-2pm, on South Shore Drive by the intersection with Route 4, Sandy River Plantation.

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New and Returning Products
Whole wheat biscuits
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Biscuit
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
made with organic whole wheat bread flour, unbleached King Arthur white flour, organic whole milk, vegetable shortening, local eggs, baking powder, sugar, and sea salt
Quick breads from Martin Woods Farm
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Quick Breads
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Eggs
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Category: Chicken
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
One dozen eggs from our happy and healthy hens. Our birds forage and scratch all day in their forested pasture. They eat high quality feed, all the bugs the can find and tons of garden scraps. They are an important part of our farm ecosystem.
Duck eggs
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Category: Duck
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Maple walnut granola with dried cranberries
Menu Group: Food
Section: Grain Products
Category: Cereals
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Now included, in addition to oats, maple syrup from the farm, vegetable oil, walnuts: raisins, juice infused dried cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, hemp, flax and chia seeds, and a tsp of cinnamon.
Beef, various cuts, from Martin Hill Farm
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Beef
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
hormone free, grass fed, lean)

USDA certified butcher. Dexter cow
Ground Lamb
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Lamb
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Pork, various cuts, from Martin Woods Farm
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Pork
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Whole wheat pizza dough, FROZEN
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Pizza Dough
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
1 lb ball, for 1 large pizza OR 4 individual 5" shells

Ingredients: whole WHEAT flour, unbleached white flour, water, olive oil, sugar, yeast, sea salt.

Directions: Thaw dough ball overnight in refrigerator. Individual crusts do not need to be thawed. Preheat oven to 450. Stretch or roll dough ball to the desired pan size. Top with your favorite toppings. Bake 18-20 minutes.
Jam & Jelly from Martin Woods Farm
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Maple syrup, amber to dark
Menu Group: Food
Section: Sweet Stuff
Category: Maple Syrup
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Rainbow Chard - small leaves, new
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens Chard
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Naturally grown in our Greenhouse.
Curly Kale - new, small leaves
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Naturally grown in our greenhouse.
French Breakfast Radishes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Radishes
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
I have a lot of these and they are still pretty small, but I think they will be good to go by friday, even if they are on the dainty side, I will make some sweet little bunches and charge $2 instead of $3! I will go water them now to plump them up!
Spinach
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Spinach
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
(pictured) Bright green and tasty, this is some good spring spinach. So far this has been a popular item at our farmstand this spring!


Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Fresh Spinach - tasty, large leaf. From the greenhouse. Grown naturally.
Green or Red Basil Infused White Wine Vinegar
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vinegars and Oils
Category: Vinegar
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Elegant flip top closure.

Green: Lovely mild basil aroma and flavor, perfect for salad dressings. Subtle green color. Imported Colavita White Wine vinegar, Red Basil Certified Organic by MOFGA.

Red: Fabulous aroma and flavor, perfect for salad dressings. Stunning red color. Colavita White Wine vinegar, basil Certified Organic by MOFGA.
Lilacs! 3 colors, heavenly scent
Menu Group: Home and Garden
Section: Cut Flowers
Category: Mixed Farm Bouquet
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Flower Seedlings
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Section: Flowers Annual
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Cleome: An organic mix of the above three colors: rose, violet and white. Especially attractive to pollinators.

(pictured) Viola Penny All Seasons: Mounding habit with large, 1 1/2–2", uniquely colored blooms. Adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. Stems do not become leggy in warm conditions.
Edible Flowers: Decorative and edible garnish for salads and desserts with slight wintergreen flavor. While a popular choice for brightening up salad mix, the flowers are also good for candying.
Herb Seedlings
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Basil Seedlings

Rosemary: Beloved tender perennial growing to 3–4'. Cannot withstand temperatures below 17°, may be overwintered indoors if kept cool and moist.


Vendor: Martin Woods Farm

Basil
Cilantro
VEGETABLE SEEDLINGS!!!
Menu Group: Plants and Seeds
Section: Vegetable Starts
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery

CUCUMBErS
- Marketmore 76 Cucumbers provide a huge bang for the buck! This variety is especially noted for large, juicy, and tasty cucumbers, Marketmore cucumbers are resistant to most cucumber diseases. Excellent raw, in salads, or for pickling.
- National Pickling Cucumber: Cucumber seedling in 3.5" pot. These grow very high-yielding vines of blocky fruit that is crispy and tender-skinned. For pickling this cucumber holds its quality longer than most varieties and is a top-notch selection for pickling when harvested young.

EGGPLANT
- Annina: Spineless, 5-7" Fruit. Performs just as you expect a hybrid to, but with the aesthetic and flavor of the most cherished heirloom. Glossy, teardrop shaped fruits are uniform and gorgeous with bright green calyxes. 
- Black King: Thisplant produces good yields of large 7" long oval-shaped brilliant jet black eggplants. Very flavorful and has a superior firm texture. Great roasted, grilled or added to a stir-fry. Also perfect eggplant for making Eggplant Parmesan. 

PEPPERS
- Carmen Sweet :The standard-bearer for sweet Italian frying peppers. Early maturing fruit on medium-sized 20" plants can be harvested at green or allowed to ripen to a deep red.
- El Jefe Jalapeno: Jalapeno Pepper - Fruits avg. 3 1/2-4", and can be harvested early or allowed to check (small cracks in skin).
- Lady Bell: Dependably plentiful, 'Lady Bell' produces 3-4 lobed peppers with extra thick walls that turn from a polished green to bright red at full maturity, but they're edible in either stage. Bell peppers are known for their sweet, mild flavor and this selection is definitely not an exception.
- Shishito: These trendy Japanese peppers appear on menus everywhere. Delicious sauteed in oil, perfect for tempura and stir fries. The plants are highly productive with a long season.

SUMMER SQUASH
- Zephyr - Distinctive, slender fruits are yellow with faint white stripes and light-green blossom ends. Harvest young at 4-6" for unusually delicious, nutty flavor and firm texture.
- (pictured) Zucchini, Spineless Beauty: No more scratched arms or damaged fruit from gingerly poking among sharp spines to harvest the zucchini. Spineless Beauty hybrid offers excellent yields of uniform, medium green fruit on open plants with very few spines. Expect these creamy fruits to reach 8½ inches long and about 1½ inches wide, with a dark green color, smooth texture, and slight ribbing.


Vendor: Martin Woods Farm

Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Kale

Habanero peppers

Tomato seedlings:
Delicious
Grape / Cherry