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Greetings, 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 may not be able to offer pick-up in Rangeley until late October, but we can again offer our regular delivery route and other pick-up options. Test results were negative, and Deborah has gotten over her cold.

Those of our regular vendors whose products were not available last week are back. A reminder: Carrabassett Coffee is only available if ordered by noon Wednesday.

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New and Returning Products
Baked goods
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Biscuits, Bread
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Cloud biscuits: made with unbleached white flour, organic whole milk, vegetable shortening, local eggs, baking powder, sugar, and sea salt Also available with half white and half wheat flour.

(Pictured) Greek Olive & Rosemary Bread: 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, organic whole wheat bread flour, water, mixed Greek olives, homegrown rosemary, yeast, and sea salt.

Whole wheat bread: A simple, old-fashioned loaf. Great for toast or sandwiches. Made with organic whole wheat flour, water, nonfat dried milk, brown sugar, canola oil, yeast, and salt.

Whole wheat pizza dough can be found in the Prepared Foods section of the website.
Eggs
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Vendor: Martin Woods Farm

Duck eggs


Vendor: Whitehill Farm

The summer slow-down has arrived! The girls are laying lots of eggs, all different shades of brown. Our hens are enjoying goodies: veggie scraps - coming from the House AND EXTRA greens and trimmings from cooking, and lots of weeds and greens from the gardens! Fresh eggs are are a perfect portion of protein!
Grapes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Grapes
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Chontay purple table grapes with seeds: a tasty grape for fresh eating. Can also be used for juice or wine-making.

Frontenac purple grapes with seeds, for wine-making but can be full-flavored table grapes.
Fresh Basil
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Basil
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Big bunch of basil! The photo is from the field. I will harvest to order!
Fresh cilantro
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Cilantro
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Cilantro has a wonderful and unique taste, a bit like a lighter, citrusy version of parsley. Excellent and important addition to Mexican, Asian or Middle Eastern dishes.
Fresh Flat leaved parsley
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Parsley
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Huge, dark green leaves with great flavor.
Beef
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Beef
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Beef Hotdogs
Chuck roast
Cube steak
Eye Round Roast
Ground Beef
Hamburger Patties
Liver
London broil steak
Porterhouse Steak
Sirloin tip Roast
Stew Beef
T-bone Steak
Tenderloin Steak


Vendor: Martin Woods Farm

NY Sirloin
Porterhouse Steak
Ribeye
Lamb Shoulder Roast (bone in)
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Lamb
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Pork
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Pork
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Country ribs
Ground pork
Liver
Pork Chops (2 per pack)
Pork Loin Roast (Bone in)
Rack of Ribs (baby back)
Smoked Hambutt
Smoked Ham Steak
Smoked Shoulder Roast
Smoked Shoulder Steak
Whole wheat pizza dough
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Pizza Dough
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
1 lb ball, for 1 large pizza. Available fresh or frozen.
Ingredients: whole WHEAT flour, unbleached white flour, water, olive oil, sugar, yeast, sea salt.

Directions: Preheat oven to 450. Stretch or roll dough to the desired pan size. Top with your favorite toppings. Bake 18-20 minutes.

This has become a favorite at our house.
Tabouli salad
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Salads
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Made with our tomatoes and parsley; water, bulgur WHEAT; olive oil, organic lemon juice; onions, scallions, and/or chives; garlic; black pepper, and sea salt. Keep refrigerated.
Raw cranberry relish with apples and clementines
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Sauces
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
A delicious, raw cranberry relish chock full of vitamin C! Made with organic Maine cranberries, apples, clementines, and sugar. All raw. We make it tart, with half the sugar called for in the original recipe, but you can easily stir in extra sugar if you prefer it sweeter.
Gazpacho - Frozen
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Soups
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Vegan, delicious, coarsely pureed. Serve cold. Gazpacho is a tomato-based vegetable soup, served cold. It's an excellent meal for a hot day, but we've been enjoying it even on cold evenings lately - it's just too delicious to resist. We use both cooked and raw tomatoes, everything else is raw.
Veggies are all homegrown or from our local farmer friends. Contains tomato, cucumber, onion, green pepper, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Keep refrigerated.
Beautiful Golden PEACH Jam!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Jams Jellies Butters & Spreads
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Golden peaches transformed into a delicious jam. Locally grown peaches lovingly canned here at Whitehill Farm!
Pickled Sweet Peppers
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Pickles
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
A great side to go with almost anything! Beautiful yellow, orange, and red ...Turkish Corbaci peppers (Certified Organic). Contains peppers, cane sugar, vinegar, and spices.
Corn & Corn Stalk Bundles
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Corn
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Silver Queen: The Queen - An old standard for excellent eating at the end of the season - big full ears. No Spray!


Vendor: Uprooted LLC

Corn stalk bundles: Perfect for all sorts of fall decorations and displays! Our corn stalks average 6-7 ft. tall and come in bundles of 12.
Annina Eggplants - Medium
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Eggplant
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Rainbow chard
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens Chard
Vendor: Uprooted LLC
Stems of gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white (1/2 lb.).
Dinosaur kale
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Medium sized leaves
Snow Peas
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peas
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Snow peas have thin, edible pods. Great raw, simply steamed, or try them with a bit of minced ginger, sesame oil & soy sauce.
Hot peppers
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peppers
Vendor: Uprooted LLC
Japanese shishito pepper for cooking or salads. (1 Pint) Avg. 3 1/2-4" heavily wrinkled fruits are thin walled, mostly mild (no heat) when green and slightly sweet when red. Popular in Japan where its thin walls make it particularly suitable for tempura. Also very good roasted, in stir fries, or sautés. In Asia, fruits are always cooked green but they also may be used red. Thinly sliced, the red fruits are excellent in salads and coleslaw.


Vendor: Whitehill Farm

HOT! Arledge, Louisiana Tobasco. 3" brilliant red, conical, tasty! One of the varieties we've been saving for years. Makes a great hot sauce, addition to salsa or kimchi, or, for the brave, pizza topping!
Yukon Gem Potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Potatoes
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
All purpose potatoes with bright gold skin, pink-hued eyes, yellow flesh and the same delicious flavor as its parent, Yukon Gold.
Radish
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Radishes
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
Black: Large 2–3" black-skinned, round roots with crisp, hot, white flesh. I grew these by request. I am very interested to try them, I think I will make a cabbage, apple, radish and onion Cole Slaw for dinner tonight. This slaw will great with some local pork chops!

French Breakfast
Tomatillos
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatillos
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Also called husk tomatoes, these slightly tart green wonders are great in salsas and soups. Remove the papery husk & rinse before using.
You can find a great recipe for a spicy chilled soup at http://www.sippitysup.com/tomatillo-yogurt-soup-cool-and-spicy
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Grown Naturally in our greenhouse.

A mix of Red and Yellow cherry tomatoes: Our favorites!

All Red Cherry Tomatoes

SALE - slicers for processing: A mix heirloom and hearty greenhouse tomatoes. All very ripe or cosmetically imperfect with green shoulders or splits. Geronimo, Martha Washington, Rose de Berne, Berkley Tie Dye, Valentia, and Damsel. Good for sauce, salsa, juice or dehydrating. A bargain for these tasty beauties.


Vendor: Rasmussen Farm

Black cherry tomatoes: Enjoy the wonderful flavor of black tomatoes in a smaller size. Nice juicy two-bite cherry tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes of many colors: Red, orange, yellow, black, ripe green, and mixed color cherry tomatoes, varying sizes and shapes. We offer a mix of 21 different varieties of cherry tomatoes we are growing at Rasmussen Farm this year. Lovely and delicious!

Green (unripe) tomatoes- please state any size preference in order note Fried green tomatoes, green tomato frittata, green tomato & Swiss chard gratin... find these recipes and more at http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/health/series/recipes_for_health/green_tomatoes/index.html

Heirloom tomatoes: Rarely blemish-free beauties, but juicy and delicious! A range of colors, flavors, sizes, & shapes, all with the kind of great old heirloom tomato taste not found in store-bought tomatoes. Use order note at checkout to request specific colors, sizes, etc, and we'll do our best to oblige.

Juliet grape tomatoes: Lovely & delicious, small plum-shaped tomatoes. Fedco says: "With an engaging sweetness, they make good stewing tomatoes, excellent salad tomatoes, and, despite their juiciness, a tangy sauce with a diverse complex richness and full sweet tomato flavor. Lynn Sagalyn of Philadelphia reports that “Juliet is my favorite tomato for drying. Cut them in half, flip out the seeds and dehydrate¦They are like tomato ˜raisins” chewy and sweet to just eat, put on pizza, or add some red to a winter stir-fry." Scout Proft of East Dorset, Vt., says, "Entertained by your description, but the plain truth is they are the highest yielding most versatile tomato out there”both for greenhouse and field use in all culinary ways. Period."

Medium red slicing tomato: A round red heirloom slicing tomato, perfect for sandwiches or just eating like an apple.

Paste tomatoes-mixed varieties: Paste tomatoes are meatier and often smaller than beefsteaks, great for salsa, sauces & salads. This mix may include larger tomatoes with more varied shapes than a standard plum tomato. Feel free to state any size preferences in the order note at checkout.

Ripe green cherry tomatoes: A mix of Green Grape, Green Doctor's Frosted, and Pocket Star cherry tomatoes. Who knew there were three different kinds of green cherry tomatoes?
Salad Turnips
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Turnips
Description: Salad Turnips - white and crisp, eat greens and turnips raw or lightly cooked
Vendor: Fairbanks Farmstand & Nursery
white and crisp, eat greens and turnips raw or lightly cooked. These are not regular old turnips, they are the size of radishes but delicately sweet and tender. You will be pleasantly surprised! I snack on them raw, chop them for salads and throw them in stir fries right at the end of cooking.
Sunflowers
Menu Group: Home and Garden
Section: Cut Flowers
Category: Sunflowers
Description: Sunflowers, varied colors & sizes
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
varied colors & sizes. Enjoy them before the cold weather hits.
Lotion & Hand balm
Menu Group: Personal Care
Section: Hand and Body
Category: Creams and Lotions
Description: Apple Sage Lotion
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Hand Balm: "Made for those chapped hands and cracked fingers we're all too familiar with during winter. We infuse Avocado oil with Calendula and Chamomile, then add oils, butters, and essential oil." "Ingredients: Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Argan oil, Mallow Extract, Olive Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Calendula and Chamomile. Lavender, Frankincense, Rosemary, Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Eucalyptus essential oils."

LOTIONS
Apple Sage: Made with Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Kernel oils. Oat Extract and Aloe for a quick absorbing and soothing lotion. A lovely, clean apple fragrance with just a hint of sage. It is our most popular scent. Ingredients: Water, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat Extract, Aloe, Fragrance, Optiphen

Blackberry Vanilla with Shea Butter: This goat milk soap is great for sensitive or dry skin. In addition to Olive, Coconut, and Palm oils, we add Shea Butter and oatmeal to soothe and nourish your skin.

Coconut Pineapple: This goat milk soap is great for sensitive or dry skin. In addition to Olive, Coconut, and Palm oils, we add Shea Butter and oatmeal to soothe and nourish your skin.

Lavender: "Our lotion includes Avocado, Apricot Kernel and Rice Bran oils, Aloe, and Oat Extract It is nourishing, but absorbs quickly.
Scented with Lavender Essential Oil" Ingredients: Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Kernel Oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat, Aloe, Lavender Essential Oil, Optiphen

Lemongrass: "Our lotion includes Avocado, Apricot Kernel and Rice Bran oils, Aloe, and Oat Extract It is nourishing, but absorbs quickly.
Scented with Lavender Essential Oil" Ingredients: Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Kernel Oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat, Aloe, Lavender Essential Oil, Optiphen

Rosemary Lavender: A gentle, moisturizing, and quick absorbing lotion. This lotion contains Rosemary, Lavender, and Litsea Cubeba essential oils for an earthy scent with a touch of citrus. Ingredients: Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat and Aloe extracts, and essential oils

Unscented: Our lotion includes avocado and rice bran oil. It is nourishing, but absorbs quickly so your hands don't feel greasy. Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot Kernel Oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat and Aloe Extracts, Optiphen

Wildflower Honey: "Gentle, moisturizing, and fast absorbing lotion. Made with Avocado and Rice bran oils.
Wildflower Honey is a sweet, floral scent. A very popular fragrance. More honey then wildflower." Water, Avocado, Rice Bran, and Apricot kernel oils, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Oat and Aloe Extracts, Fragrance, Optiphen
Goat Milk Soap
Menu Group: Personal Care
Section: Soap
Category: Bar Soap
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Apple Sage

Blackberry Vanilla with Shea Butter: This goat milk soap is great for sensitive or dry skin. In addition to Olive, Coconut, and Palm oils, we add Shea Butter and oatmeal to soothe and nourish your skin.

Coconut Pineapple: A gentle, cleansing bar soap made with milk from our goats. Ingredients: Goat milk, Olive, Palm, Coconut, and Sweet Almond oils, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Mica

Lemongrass

Oatmeal and Honey with Shea Butter

Unscented with Shea Butter

Wildflower Honey

Woodsman