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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.
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Rangeley Option
Orders can be delivered to Rangeley sometime Saturday or Sunday this week. Check with Ernie or call Deborah at 860-0703 or info@westernmainemarket.com to arrange a specific day and time - before or after placing your order.
New and Returning Products
Bread
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Bread
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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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!

(pictured) GLUTEN FREE! TASTY toasting or sandwich bread! Frozen to stay fresh and should be stored frozen. This is a NICE gluten-free AND low FODMAP loaf, made in a 4" x 8" pan, so the slices are large enough to make a nice piece of toast or to use for making sandwiches. Light, moist, and very tasty.
Double Delicious Corn Muffins!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Muffins
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Sweet, moist, chewy, perfect for any meal! Delicious, but simple! Made with Cream Corn - made from scratch with local sweet corn and cream - and our own Certified Organic Corn Meal. Great for any meal.
Tea
Menu Group: Food
Section: Coffee and Tea
Category: Tea
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Calming Chamomile! Certified Organic and hand harvested, blossoms only. Chamomile blossoms, all hand harvested at Whitehill Farm. Makes a soothing and calming tea!

Marvelous Mate and Mint: Natural caffeine power from Herbal Mate, blended with our own mint for a refreshing cup'a!

Organic Green Tea, Lemon Verbena and Mint blend: A refreshing blend of fresh, intense herbs and healthful green tea.

Organic Green Tea, Mint, Raspberry, and Raspberry Leaf Blend, A robust blend of green tea, raspberry leaf and mint.
Almond & Fig chevre
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dairy
Category: Cheese - Goat
Vendor: Walnut Ridge Farm
Goat milk yogurt
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dairy
Category: Yogurt
Vendor: Walnut Ridge Farm
Dried Cortland & Empire apples
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dried Food
Category: Apples
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
What a wonderful apple harvest! Slices dried for snacking, salads, soups ...tasty treats! erfectly dried for snacking. Certified Organic
Dried Peppers or Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Dried Food
Category: Peppers
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
HOT!!! Dried hot peppers, perfect for chili and sauces.: Matchbox, Maya Habanero, Grandpa's Russian, Czech. Black, Rat Turd (that really IS the name!), and more! These will keep in a dry place, out of sunlight, almost indefinitely.

(Pictured) Ristras of our own hot peppers!
- Aji Limon peppers! Related to AND hot like habaneros!
- Medium- to moderately-hot! Our own Certified Organic hot peppers ...Matchbox and Spitfire. 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.

Classic Italian style Dried Tomatoes. Certified organic: A classic Italian specialty. Can be refreshed to store in oil. Use on pizza, in dressings, with pasta and focaccia. MOFGA Certified Organic. Grown and dried at Whitehill Farm.
Pullet eggs!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Category: Chicken
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Perfect little "practice" eggs from our new White Leghorn layers. Pullet eggs are minis ...three equal approximately 2 large eggs for recipe planning. Golden yolks just like eggs from our older birds ...and the new girls will be laying larger eggs soon! For baking we use the standard measure ...hand shake thoroughly and then measure! 1 large egg is 3 ¼ tablespoons ...2 = 6 ½ tablespoons, etc!
Aronia Berries, frozen
Menu Group: Food
Section: Fruits and Berries
Category: Other
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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!
Culinary Mixes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Culinary Mixes
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Apple Pie Spice: A beautifully balanced blend to perfectly season your apple pies! Can also be used for French toast, coffee cakes, cookies, sweet potatoes, and more. Contains cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cardamom.

Everything! Traditional Bagel and Focaccia Topping, Certified Organic: A bit of crunch and lots of flavor for bagels, focaccia, naan, and more. Contains Roland (Italian) Crystal Sea Salt, sesame and poppy seeds, with a nice touch of garlic and onion.

Poultry Seasoning and Stuffing Blend, Certified Organic:.Basic, robust, and delicious. Use to create a classic herb stuffing, cornbread and sausage stuffing and even turkey meatballs. Follow a recipe, create a new recipe, enjoy! Contains sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, allspice, and black pepper.

Pumpkin Pie Spice: The perfect spicy blend for holiday and celebration pies. Perfect for sprinkling on cookies and for making spiced nuts. Contains cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.

Tuscan Blend, robust blend of Italian herbs and spices, Certified Organic.The perfect blend of Italian herbs, the right touch for soups, stews, sauces, gravies, and more. Contains basil, marjoram, garlic, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and red pepper flakes.
Organic Garlic Powder
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Garlic Powder
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
ORGANIC Garlic Powder: MOFGA Certified Organic garlic, grown, dried, and ground at Whitehill Farm. Perfect for salad dressings, soups, stews, dips, wherever you desire a hint of garlic.

Organic GREEN Garlic Scape Powder! Mild and sweet! Certified Organic by MOFGA GREEN Garlic Powder is made from the garlic scapes ...milder and sweet. Use for subtle flavor in recipes AND with nutritional yeast for an excellent popcorn topping! Certified Organic by MOFGA.
Herb blends
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Herb Blends
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Best Herb Blend: A simple and versatile blend of herbs for dressings, marinades, chicken, fish, cheese, etc. Contains marjoram, thyme, and chives. Salt free.

Cajun! Whew! NOT So Hot! Not so much cayenne pepper. The same versatile Cajun seasoning with less heat. Contains paprika, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, oregano, basil and ground black pepper. Salt free. Created and blended at Whitehill Farm.

Classic Italian Seasonin: Classic blend of oregano, marjoram, thyme, rosemary. basil, and sage. Salt free! Pungent and complex flavor enhancer.

Earthshine Herbal Blend: A more complex and very versatile blend. Add to cream cheese for a delicious spread, to sour cream for a dip, or blend with butter to season baked potatoes or steamed vegetables. Salt free.

Herbes de Provence: In recipes from the south of France this traditional herb blend is used as a complex flavor enhancer for fish, game, red meat, poultry and vegetables. Contains oregano, summer savory, thyme, lavender flowers, basil, rosemary, and sage. Salt free!

Italian Bruschetta Herb & Spice Mix: A robust blend of garlic, basil, parsley and paprika that can be mixed with olive oil for dipping or bruschetta.

Italian Salad Dressing Mix: Classic and delicious basic Italian vinaigrette mix for salads and marinating. Try it with cider, white, or red wine vinegar. Created and hand blended at Whitehill Farm.

ORGANIC Italian Salad Dressing Blend: Made with Redmond Real Salt, a mined salt that contains minerals and micro-nutrients. Redmond Salt is approved by MOFGA for organic certification. Classic and delicious basic Italian vinaigrette mix for salads and marinating. Try it with cider, white, or red wine vinegar. Created and hand blended at Whitehill Farm.

ORGANIC Ranch Dressing Mix: Use in place of store bought ranch dressing packets in dressing, dips, meat dishes, and on roasted vegetables. To make Ranch Dressing, mix a generous tablespoon of this mix with â…“ cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt and ¼ cup coconut milk.

ORGANIC Taco Seasoning! Basic, robust, and delicious. Sprinkle on ground beef or chicken while preparing tacos. 3 Tablespoons = one commercial package. ORGANIC blend includes Redmond Real Salt ...no additives and a goldmine of minerals!

ORGANIC Tuscan Blend, Italian Classic: Robust and delicious, the perfect blend of Italian herbs and spices. Rub on a roast or season fresh sautéed vegetables. The right touch for sauces and gravies, dressings and dipping oil!

Rajin' Cajun Seasoning: Classic Cajun Seasoning (but not TOO much cayenne. Add more to taste!) Use for jambalaya, fish, crab and shrimp, Red Beans and Rice, gumbo, chicken dishes, or pulled pork.

Salad Sprinkles: Salt free. Sesame seeds, leeks, and herbs. Tasty salad seasoning that's also great for garnishing soups or flavoring dips.

Sweet 'n Sassy Meat and Rib Barbecue Rub: Fresh, sweet, and delicious. Rub on chicken, beef, or pork, bring meat to room temperature and grill! Just a hint of heat.

Taco Seasoning Blend: Basic, robust, and delicious. Sprinkle on ground beef or chicken while preparing tacos. 3 Tablespoons = one commercial package.

Turkey Basting Herb Mix: A hearty blend of thyme, sage, parsley, fennel, ground pepper, allspice, mustard, chervil and savory. Makes a delicious basting mix for roasting poultry. Pan gravy made from the drippings is delicious!

Zesty Ranch Rub! Unique rub for baking or grilling beef, chicken, or pork! Blend of Ranch Dressing Mix, Garlic Salt, Paprika, Cane Sugar, Pepper, and Spices! A blend that will get your attention! Versatile and tasty!
ORGANIC Onion Powder
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Other
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Our own onions dried and ground into tasty Powder. Putting our onion thinnings to good use! Use this tasty rich onion powder for dressings, marinades, rubs and more! Certified Organic by MOFGA
Paprika
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Paprika
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Freshly Ground Paprika MOFGA Certified Organic paprika, grown, dried, and ground at Whitehill Farm. Mildly spicy.

Smoked Paprika …add a smoky spicy note where Paprika is called for in a recipe!
Beef
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Beef
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
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Beef Hotdogs
Beef Shoulder Roast
New York Sirloin Steak
Tenderloin Steak
Pork
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Pork
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Ground Pork
Pork Loin Roast (bone in)
Smoked Hambutt
Smoked Shoulder Roast
Pesto & Sauce
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Pesto, Sauces
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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Basil Pesto, dairy free, made with Organic basil, garlic, olive oil. Contains walnuts/pecans. An Italian delicacy made with our own basil and garlic, olive oil, and walnuts. Beautiful, fresh, and tasty! Ready to use as is or with added Parmesan cheese. Needs to be refrigerated.

Garlic Scape Puree, made with our own Certified Organic garlic scapes and olive oil. Use to start many recipes. It's also great mixed with butter for garlic bread! Can be divided into smaller containers and refrozen. Must be refrigerated.

Parsley Pesto! Dairy free, made with Organic parsley, olive oil. Contains walnuts/pecans.Dairy free ...add Parmesan cheese if desired. A beautiful alternative to basil pesto or an addition to your repertoire!

Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce: Our own Certified Organic tomatoes* - mostly Italian Corbarinos - roasted with olive oil and seasoned with our own Tuscan Blend*. Processed in the Cuisnart to be a smooth sauce. (Tuscan Blend contains basil*, marjoram*, garlic*, oregano*, thyme*, rosemary*, and red pepper flakes*.)

Roasted Tomatoes! Our own Certified Organic tomatoes* - mostly Italian Corbarinos - roasted with olive oil and seasoned with our own Certified Organic Tuscan Blend*. Tomatoes are halved or quartered and are perfect for sauces, pizza, salads, and more! (Tuscan Blend contains basil*, marjoram*, garlic*, oregano*, thyme*, rosemary*, and red pepper flakes*.)
Condiments
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Condiments
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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Hot Pepper Jelly! A sure fire attention getter! Perfect with cream cheese ...get creative! Made with our own sweet and hot peppers, Cider vinegar, cane sugar, and fruit pectin.

Smoking' Steak Sauce! Tomatoes, honey, tabasco, mustard, and smoke ...a winning and zesty combination! Fabulous as a steak sauce, barbecue finishing sauce, or just about any place that you like to light up with flavor!

Tomato Apple Chutney! Sweet, tart, hot, AND fruity! A true chutney that hits all the flavor high points! Accompanies fish, chicken, omelets, mashed potatoes ...anywhere a little zip is just the ticket! Contains our own apples, tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers, with raisins added to round it out!
Jam & Jelly
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Jams Jellies Butters & Spreads
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
.Aroniaberry Jam! The whole fruit, including the seeds which are relatively innocuous! Aronia Berries have a rich dark flavor similar to black currants! They are very dark and loaded with antioxidants. Our own Certified Organic berries.

Aroniaberry Jelly! 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.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam! Traditional blend of rhubarb and strawberries - local, of course - makes a sweet/tart and delicious jam.

Beautiful Golden PEACH Jam! Golden peaches transformed into a delicious jam. Locally grown peaches lovingly canned here at Whitehill Farm!

Plum Jam! A little different and definitely delicious! We've got a bumper crop of La Crescent Golden Plums ...and beautiful jam as a result!

Quince Jelly! Locally grown, complex sweet/tart flavor! A delightful underused and under appreciated fruit. I put my hand right up when a friend here in Farmington offered extra fruit! Beautiful golden/pink jelly with a complex flavor ...sweet ...sugar of course, but tart as well.

Wild Black Raspberry Jelly SYRUP ...what to do with a jelly batch that didn't jell! Our our truly amazing wild black raspberries make a delicious and rich jelly ...but this was a failed batch! Why? No clue! Perfect for ice cream!
Pickles
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Pickles
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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2020 Pickled Garlic Scapes - A "just right" pickle treat! We had a great 2020 crop and the pickled scapes are fabulous ...and addictive! Unique pickles made of garlic flower stems - while they are tender - using a traditional dill pickle recipe.

3 Bean Salad: Sweet and tart traditional pickle: onions, celery, sweet peppers, green, yellow and kidney beans. Great for Thanksgiving.

Bread and Butter Pickles! 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.

Cleopatra's Cucumber Chips! A true tangy taste treat! Apparently Queen Cleopatra of Egypt credited including pickles in her diet with contributing to her health and legendary beauty! These beautiful slices are tangy and sweet, a real treat!

Dill Spears” "Dilled cucumber spears, with garlic and a hint of hot pepper. A basic for a pickle platter. Made with our own Certified Organic cucumbers."

Green Tomato Pickle ...an old-timey Southern classic. Satisfyingly sweet and tart! One of my personal favorites. Our own Certified Organic tomatoes, sweet peppers, and onions, with sugar, vinegar, and spices.

Hamburger Chips! The perfect dill slices for a burger. This is a dill pickle with enough flavor to stand up to catsup or steak sauce! Our our Certified Organic cucumbers and garlic, with vinegar, sea salt, dill seed, and spices.

Piccalilli, Green Tomato Relish! An old fashioned traditional recipe. A traditional end-of-season relish treat ...our own Certified Organic green tomatoes, sweet peppers, onions, and cabbage. Made with cane sugar, vinegar, and spices.

Pickled Hot Peppers, a great side to light you up! Our own Certified Organic hot peppers - Habanero, Hot Paper Lantern, Arledge, Maya Habanero, Aji Limon - a spot of cane sugar, vinegar, and spices.

Pickled Sweet Peppers, 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.

Sour Mustard Pickles! Old-fashioned Farmer’s Almanac recipe. In the search for a good sour mustard pickle I found this intriguing old recipe. From the Farmers Almanac, it is actually fermented and then canned! Crisp and wicked tasty! Made with our own Certified Organic cucumbers.

Sweet Mustard Pickles! A delightful alternative to sours. Sweet and tangy. While searching for a good sour mustard pickle I found this delightful SWEET Mustard recipe ...definitely is NOT a sour! Sweet and tart and very satisfying. Made with our own Certified Organic cucumbers.

Maine specialty ...unique Dilly Beans! Traditional Maine specialty! Carefully hand packed, seasoned with dill, garlic, and a hint of heat. Made with our own Certified Organic snap beans.
Relish!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Relish
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Corn Relish! A fabulous recipe from the 1940's ...sweet, tart, complex ...wonderful! GREAT story! Billy Mills, the originator of this recipe, was the band director for the Fibber McGee and Molly Show, the most popular show in the early '40's! Time honored First Prize winner! This is MY favorite to dress up a great baked potato.

Zucchini Relish, award winning recipe. Sweet, tart, spicy, and delicious. `Family recipe, published in the Old Farmers Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipe Cookbook!
Hot Sauce that will get your attention!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Sauces
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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Really not TOO hot ...but made with our own Certified Organic Arledge Tobasco peppers and garlic, with vinegar and pickling spices.
Carrots - Orange Seconds
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Carrots
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Tops - old nibble marks from vole, or tops or ends cut which diminishes storage.
Cute White mini-pumpkin like gourds
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Gourds
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Peppers
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peppers
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm

Green Peppers - sweet

Small, sweet red peppers


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!

Matchbox Hot Peppers - hot, the name says it all! Pinky-finger sized, perfect for salsa!
Small pie pumpkins
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Pumpkin
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
1.5-2.5 lbs
Naturally grown
Sunshine squash - medium
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Winter
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Avg 2 lbs
Beautiful red
Sweet and ready to eat
A mix of "heirloom" tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Pink tomatoes: Martha Washington , Rose, and Damsel.
Orange - Chef's Choice. Yellow with red streaks - German Striped . All naturally grown in our green houses. All true heirloomes or bred with heriloom flavor and vintage but with other desired character traits.
Infused White Wine Vinegars
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vinegars and Oils
Category: Vinegar
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Infused White Wine Vinegar, imported Colavita White Wine vinegar, elegant flip top closure.

Blackberry: Lovely fruity aroma and flavor, perfect for salad dressings, marinades, or splashing on fresh fruits. Stunning dark/black color. locally grown backyard Blackberries.

Calendula :Beautiful "almost floral" aroma and flavor, perfect for salad dressings. Beautiful pink/orange color. ICalendula Certified Organic by MOFGA.

Chive: Lovely mild chive aroma and flavor, perfect for salad dressings. Beautiful lavender color. Colavita White Wine vinegar, chives Certified Organic by MOFGA.

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

HOT! White Wine Vinegar steeped with hot peppers. Perfect for dressings and marinades. Hot peppers Certified Organic by MOFGA.

Tarragon: steeped with fresh tarragon. Beautiful aroma and flavor Perfect for dressings and marinades. Tarragon Certified Organic by MOFGA.
Catnip mice! Fun fabric and Certified Organic catnip! Hand made!
Menu Group: Home and Garden
Section: Pet Supplies
Category: Pet Treats
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Purrfect cat toys, and Quality Tested by cats!
Lavender Goat Milk Soap
Menu Group: Personal Care
Section: Soap
Category: Bar Soap
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm