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Happy Halloween, 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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Winter Market - New Location
Starting Next Week
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The Farmington Farmers’ Market will move indoors to a new location at the St. Joseph Center starting on Saturday the 6th of November. The winter market will be held Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., November through April. St. Joseph Center is located at the corner of Quebec and Middle Streets, near the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center.

The Center houses the Saint Joseph Nutrition Center , a parish social ministry initiative to “Feed the Hungry in Franklin County in a comprehensive way.” The nutrition center includes a self-serve walk-in food pantry open 7 days a week 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, as well as take out meal distribution on Tuesdays 11 am to 1 pm. Hosting the farmers’ market will fit well with that mission. For more information about the St. Joseph Nutrition Center or to volunteer please contact Stephanie Crowe at 897-2173 ext. 1203

Farmington’s outdoors farmers’ markets continue through October and will resume in May:
- Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., across from the Better Living Center, 198 Front Street.
- Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, District Court house parking lot, 129 Main Street.

The members of the Farmington Farmers’ Market Association (FFMA) look forward to the opportunity to make the winter market more accessible to downtown residents and the UMF community and also remain deeply grateful for all that the Farmington Grange has done for the market over the years. The Grange, which hosted the winter farmers’ market from 2009 until March of 2020, remains in operation. For information on rental of the Grange hall or their commercial kitchen, please contact Bonnie Clark at 778-6637 or Marion Sharoun at 778-2932. Monetary donations to Farmington Grange #12 are welcome and can be sent to the Grange treasurer: Gerald Libby, 381 Mosher Hill Road, Farmington, Maine 04938.

The FFMA welcomes applications from guest vendors. Please contact market manager Erica Haywood at erica@lovegrownhealing.com or 778-1181, leave a message on Farmington Farmers Market Facebook page and/or apply online

The market will adhere to Maine CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines based on Franklin’s Country’s current level of community transmission
Western Maine Market Updates
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Western Maine Market will continue to offer order pick-up Fridays on Front Street, in the parking lot across from the Better Living Center, with abbreviated hours starting next week. We have the option to move into the Grange hall and may do so in foul weather; but last winter we did manage to stay outdoors year-round.

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New and Returning Products
Southern Corn Cake - Corn Bread
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Bread
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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My family recipe! Frozen to stay fresh. The is the corn bread recipe I grew up with ...it's simple and tasty, and is perfect warmed or toasted with altogether too much butter!
Eggs
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Category: Chicken
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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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!
BACK! Raspberry Jam
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Jams Jellies Butters & Spreads
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Summer in a jar! Brilliant red berries from our farm and Counterpoint Farm in Jay. Perfect for morning toast or PB & J!
Arugula
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Arugula
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Naturally grown.
Nice fall crop.
A Colorful mix of carrots
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Carrots
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
You may get Orange, White, and Purple. Medium to full sized carrots. Grown naturally.
Beedy's Camden Kale
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Kale
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Ruffled dark green leaves. Gets sweeter after frost. Never sprayed.
Sweet peppers, mixed colors
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Peppers
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Mixed colors, sizes, and shapes of peppers - all sweet
New Potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Potatoes
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
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Fingerling potatoes - Red Thumb: Excellent roasted and tossed with olive oil & rosemary.

Red Gold - small: Maine Potato Lady says: "Always one of my favorites. Boiled or steamed and tossed with butter, salt, and parsley, these will melt in your mouth. Rose red skin wraps around deep yellow flesh."
Fresh Spinach
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Spinach
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Nice outdoor fall crop. Grown naturally.
Tomatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Tomatoes
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
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Red Salad Tomatoes - Mt. Magic: Larger than a cherry, smaller than a slicing tomato.

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.