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Greetings, Local Food Lovers!
Place your order from Western Maine Market today for pick-up or delivery this Friday or Saturday. We will offer order pick-up 10 am to noon at the Saturday farmers' market for Summer Fest.
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Summer Fest
Summer Fest starts at 9 a.m. this Saturday and continues through the evening. Learn more about Summer Fest at www.downtownfarmington.com/events/farmington-summer-fest

The Friday and Saturday farmers' markets will be held at their usual times and locations: Friday on Frost St., across from the Better Living Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, on Main St. in the District Courthouse parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
New and Returning Products
Ristras of Aji Limon peppers!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dried Food
Category: Peppers
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Related to AND hot like habaneros! Our own beautiful, lemon yellow, Aji Limon Certified Organic hot peppers ...related to habaneros and just as hot. Will keep their heat almost indefinitely ...break one off for seasoning and enjoy the rest for decoration. Can also be stored in an airtight bag.
High Bush Blueberries
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Blueberries
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Large, cultivated blueberries, mixed varieties.
We use no pesticides / herbicides / fungicides / sprays on our farm, not even pest control products approved for Certified Organic growers. We do hand-pick bugs off of plants and drop the bugs into soapy water with Planet dish washing soap; but we try to avoid spilling the soapy water on the plants themselves.
This is true of everything we grow, even when we neglect to mention it in an item description.
Raspberries
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Raspberries
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

"Royalty" purple raspberries - according to Fedco: "large berries make outstanding jam and jelly and even better fresh eating. Their distinctive flavor is different from the red raspberries, with a hint of black raspberry."
Plump and sweet Blackberries
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Blackberries
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Plump and sweet blackberries, ready for you to add to your cereal, make jam or simply snack
Every time my toddler is in the front yard, she makes a beeline for the blackberry patch. She is a girl after my own heart and gobbles them up as fast as she can pick them. Needless to say, she has a few scratches from these prickly brambles, it doesn't seem to deter her one bit.
Fresh Flat-leaf parsley
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Parsley
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Smoked Paprika
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Paprika
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
add a smoky spicy note where Paprika is called for in a recipe!
Pork Chops (2 per pack)
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Pork
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
vegan kale pesto
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Pesto
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Jam
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Raspberry Jam: Summer in a jar! Brilliant red berries from our farm and Counterpoint Farm in Jay. Perfect for morning toast or PB & J!

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam! Traditional blend of rhubarb and strawberries - local, of course - makes a sweet/tart and delicious jam.
Bread and Butter Pickles!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Pickles
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
A classic old fashioned traditional recipe. Sweet, tart, and satisfying. We use a tried-and-true recipe from the 30's ...a prize winning traditional recipe. Made with our own Certified Organic cucumbers, onions, and sweet peppers, with vinegar, cane sugar, sea salt, and spices.
Broccoli
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Broccoli
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
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Grown using IPM, Integrated Pest Management, starting with row cover, and using minimal pesticides when swede midge detected in the field. We had NO Broccoli the year when the midge was present and undetected. There is NO organic agent to control this pest. It has been a month since any pesticide was used on the current crop of broccoli !

Small: Beautiful! Avg 1 lb
Medium: Very Nice heads! Avg 1.5 lbs
Large: Very nice heads! Avg 2 lbs
Cabbage, split from excess rain - SPECIAL OFFER - HALF PRICE
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cabbage
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Grown using IPM, Integrated Pest Management, starting with row cover, and using minimal pesticides when the swede midge detected in the field. We had severe trouble in the brassicas, of which cabbage is one, the year when the midge was present and undetected. There is NO organic agent to control this pest. It has been a month since any pesticide was used on the current crop of cabbage!
Avg 2.5 - 3 lbs
Most heads split secondary to unplanned excess rain. Still good for eating and fermenting. Offering now at half price or less.
Baby greens are back!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
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Delicious mix of premium greens, triple washed and ready to eat.
Medium sized leaves of dinosaur kale
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Sugarsnap peas
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peas
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
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Peas with edible pods, just pull off the stem. Snap peas are bigger and sweeter than snow peas.
According to the Fedco Seeds catalog Sugarsnaps are, “One of the very best raw treats in the garden, far tastier than the dwarf varieties…. Pods reach superb sweetness only when completely filled. Then they are incomparable.” Most commercial growers grow “dwarf” snap pea varieties, since the shorter plants require less work to grow. Try these Sugarsnaps for a real pea-lover’s treat!
Peppers
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peppers
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
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Bell peppers from the Greenhouse

Jalapeno Peppers (pictured)
New Potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Potatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
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Naturally grown.
As new potatoes, the skin is fragile and the potato browns quickly where the skin is broken which does not affect flavor.
Not for storage.

A mix of red and yellow: The mix makes a striking potato salad!


Dark Red Norlands: Pretty red skin, pure white interior. A real delight. Boil and serve either hot with butter or cold in a salad Grown naturally.

Satina and/or Nicola: Both with Yellow with yellow flesh.

All grown naturally.
Summer Squash & Zucchini
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Summer
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Zephyr - yellow: Distinctive with a green tip during hot weather - no green tip yet, but tender and, we think, the best of any yellow summer squash. Naturally grown. 1/2- 3/4 lb each

Zucchini - dark green: The dark skin is high in antioxidants! Great for salads, stir fries, grilling. Naturally grown. Avg 3/4 lbs
Plum Tomatoes - 1.5 lb
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
I am picking these a bit early, but the ripen up quickly and are delicious in salads or eaten fresh. I am loving this variety and will definitely be growing it next year.