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Happy August, local food lovers!
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Place your order from Western Maine Market today for pick-up or delivery this Friday or Saturday. We will offer order pick-up at both Friday and Saturday farmers' market in Farmington this week..
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Grange Yard Sale
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The Farmington Grange will hold its last summer yard sale August 7, from 9 to 3 pm. It will be an inside and out sale featuring good used household goods, dishes, small kitchen appliances and lots of yummy baked goods. The purpose of the sale is to raise money for building maintenance and repairs. The Grange hall is located next to the West Farmington post office on Bridge Street in West Farmington.

The grange may accept donations, for info please call 778-6637 or see below for a way to donate through our website.
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New Vendor

Uprooted LLC
Uprooted LLC is a new market member this year whose operation is on an historic 45-acre farm in Starks. This season they are cultivating intensively yet sustainably for farmers' markets, CSA boxes, and wholesale customers. Their primary focus is on bringing high quality, just-harvested produce to market.
Sterling Doiron & Patrick Clohessy, Co-Founders
VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
Our Story
Why are we Uprooted? Sterling and Patrick met while serving in the military - uprooting and moving wherever the Air Force sent them. In 2020, they traded in their boots for beets. Patrick made the decision to uproot and drive more than 2,700 miles to Maine to start an agribusiness with Sterling, a Maine native. As a result, Uprooted was born.
Donations to the Farmington Grange
Menu Group: Extra
Section: Other Extra
Category: Donations
Vendor: Western Maine Market
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The grange may accept donations, for info please call 778-6637, or you can donate through Western Maine Market. We send along to the Grange any donations made through our website along with the name, contact info, and donation amounts of any donors. We also make a donation to the Grange from David & Deborah at Rasmussen Farm each time we pass along donations from our customers.
Bread
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Bread
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Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

(Pictured) Greek Olive & Rosemary Bread: Now made with a mix of white and wheat flour. A long-time favorite at our home and with our dinner guests. Crusty free-form loaf. We start with a "sponge," similar to a sourdough starter, giving it a divine texture. Made with unbleached white flour, whole wheat bread flour, water, mixed Greek olives, homegrown rosemary, yeast, and sea salt.


Vendor: Whitehill Farm

Fresh and firm toasting and sandwich bread. Our OLD family recipe! Frozen to stay fresh:
This is the recipe I grew up with and have been making for 50+ years! A beautifully adapted 50's recipe ...for example originally dry milk from a box ...NOW locally sourced organic milk! ...then, bleached white flour, and now unbleached King Arthur! Frozen to stay fresh!
Chocolate & Salted Caramel Sugar Cookie Cake
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Cake
Vendor: LoveGrown
A unique and beautiful cake! A thick layer of soft-baked vanilla sugar cookie is topped with a generous spread of salted caramel and then a layer of our espresso-infused chocolate cake, frosted with creamy white chocolate mousse frosting, then covered in dark chocolate ganache, garnished with white chocolate swirls. Serves up to 16. Keep refrigerated.
Allergen statement: Contains gluten, dairy, chocolate, eggs, and concentrated flavors.
*Not infused with hemp flower, just deliciousness!
Ingredients: organic flour, sugar, butter, vegetable shortening, coffee, cocoa, eggs, chocolate, confectioners sugar, evaporated whole milk, salted caramel, white chocolate, vanilla/orange/almond extracts, leavening, salt
Farm fresh colorful eggs
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Category: Chicken
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Mostly varied brown eggs with occasional white or blueish green one.
Aronia Berries picked fresh on August 2nd & frozen
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Other
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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picked fresh on August 2nd and frozen for smoothies or pies!Aronia, also known as Chokeberry, is native to N. America and thrives in our area! The shrubs are decorative, sturdy, virtually disease free and not attractive to insect pests. The flavor of aronia is rich and robust and similar to the flavor of black currants. Makes a good addition to smoothies, and for jams, jellies, and pies (recipe included)!

Aronia is rich in antioxidants, matching or exceeding the medicinal value of elderberries. Historically Native Americans used aronia to fight infections. The black berries and their juice will stain so protecting surfaces is essential!
Almond coconut granola
Menu Group: Food
Section: Grain Products
Category: Cereals
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
Ingredients: oats, maple syrup, vegetable oil, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, hemp, flax and chia seeds, and a tsp of cinnamon.
Fresh basil
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Basil
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Fresh basil--great for pesto or in a Caprese salad with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella
Curly Parsley
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Parsley
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Great in tabouleh or just about anything. Not just a garnish or flavoring, parsley deserves to be considered as a green vegetable all on its own. It is also improves the smell of your breath.
Thyme
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Thyme
Vendor: Uprooted LLC
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Classic culinary and ornamental herb. (0.1 lbs.)
Small, round to needle-shaped evergreen leaves on woody stems.
Ground beef
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Beef
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
(hormone free, grass fed, lean). Lean ground beef, USDA certified butcher.
Dexter cow
Sausage, sweet Italian, bulk
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Pork
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm
These are one pound packages of ground pork with spices, not sausage links with casing.
Hemp Seed Granola Bars - double strawberry flavor
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Snacks
Vendor: LoveGrown
Delicious and nutritious, featuring the 'superfood' itself - hemp seeds!
Hemp seeds are nature's perfect food, containing all 16 amino acids and plenty of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids as well. 2/3 of a tablespoon of hemp seeds in every bar, along with other whole grains and fruits, like rolled oats, crisped rice, organic shredded coconut and your choice of fruit and nut flavors!
Ingredients: Crisped rice, rolled oats, organic hemp seeds, organic shredded coconut, pure honey, non-GMO safflower oil, brown sugar, freeze-dried strawberries
Aroniaberry Jelly!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Robust flavor reminiscent of currants! Aronia, or chokeberry, is a native North American shrub that thrives in our area. This is a delicious and underutilized fruit with a full and robust flavor that reminds me of currants. The fruits are dark and loaded with antioxidants, as much or more than elderberries.
Emerson's Raw Wildflower Honey - Locally Sourced
Menu Group: Food
Section: Sweet Stuff
Category: Honey
Vendor: Uprooted LLC
We are a proud carrier of Emerson's Raw Wildflower Honey. They are a local producer in Starks, ME who are also in their first year of production.

Bees gather nectar from goldenrod, wild asters, clover and many more!
Fresh Green Beans -first of the crop!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Beans
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
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.
Cucumbers
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Cucumber
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Itachi - Japanese long white cucumber: A white cucumber! Grows very large and long, but best when harvested while thinner which is the way we grow and harvest them. Very nice, mild flavor with good crisp texture.

Large slicing cucumber
Green Wave Mustard Greens
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens - Spicy
Vendor: Uprooted LLC
Our spiciest green mustard.

Bright green, broad leaves with a tightly scalloped margin and hot, mustardy flavor.
Green curly kale
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale
Vendor: Uprooted LLC
Organic green curly kale.

Similar to Winterbor, Darkibor is not quite as tall, somewhat later to mature, and slightly less curled. The color is a darker green versus the blue-green colors of Winterbor and Starbor. A sturdy kale, with tight curl and close internodes.
Lettuce mix
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Mesclun
Vendor: Uprooted LLC
A stunning mix of different colors, shapes, and textures. Includes green oakleaf, red oakleaf, green romaine, red romaine, lollo rossa, red leaf, and bibb lettuces.
Summer squash
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Summer
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

A pair of Summer Squash-one green Zucchini, one yellow Zephyr Naturally grown.


Vendor: Uprooted LLC

(Pictured) Outstanding culinary quality. Yellow crookneck with vibrant color and gourmet flavor. Tempest's 4-7" fruits have a rich, nutty flavor and pleasantly firm texture. Versatile in the kitchen, it retains its shape, texture, and color through a multitude of cooking methods, from grilling and roasting to pickling and braising.
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
A mix of cherry tomatoes: Red, yellow, orange, pink sun peach. No Spray. Grown in our greenhouse.

Heirloom Tomatoes: Mostly pink, usually funky-cat faced-large but extremely tasty. Grown naturally in our green house.

Medium, prime, slicing Tomatoes: Grown naturally in our green house. Perfect globes!
Usually 3 per pound.
Dunja zucchini
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Zucchini
Vendor: Uprooted LLC
Dunja is a high yielder of dark-green, straight zucchinis.
Hemp-Flower Infused Organic Cooking Oil
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vinegars and Oils
Category: Olive Oil
Vendor: LoveGrown
A potent resin extract of our MOFGA-certified hemp flowers infused into USDA certified organic sunflower oil. Great for any cooking project or salad oil. Perfectly formulated at 1mg hemp flower extract per ml of oil.
Wonderful for including in almost any type of meal or baking project. An easy and different way to ingest your daily dose of all-natural CBD!