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Greetings, Local Food Lovers!
Place your order from Western Maine Market today or by 6:00 A.M. tomorrow morning for pick-up or delivery this Friday or Saturday.

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Thanksgiving Schedule
This week we are operating on our usual schedule. Next week both Western Maine Market and Farmington's winter market will have a special Thanksgiving schedule.

Western Maine Market's newsletter will go out and we will be accepting orders next Monday the 22nd. The ordering deadline will be 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning the 23rd. Deliveries will be made on Wednesday the 24th, with Farmington order pick-up at the winter market 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The winter market will be held Wednesday the 24th prior to Thanksgiving rather than Saturday the 27th, at the St. Joseph Nutrition Center, at the corner of Quebec and Middle Streets. Market hours will be10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as usual.
No Cedar Post Farm next week
Cedar Post Farm products will not be available next week, either through our online market or at the winter market. Please order today, and/or shop at the winter market this Saturday the 20th, if you want any meat, soap, or lotion from Cedar Post Farm for next week.
New and Returning Products

Hemp Seed Granola Bars
"crazy berry" flavor!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Category: Other
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 our baker's choice of dried fruit and nut flavors!
Base granola bar ingredient list: organic whole rolled oats, crisped rice, organic hemp seed hearts, organic unsweetened shredded coconut, organic safflower and/or grapeseed oil, honey, brown sugar
Added ingredients: dried/freeze-dried strawberries, craisins
Multi sized and colored eggs
Menu Group: Food
Section: Eggs
Category: Chicken
Vendor: Maine Homestead Project
Our hens are Fed Organic and soy free feed and pasture. Once the snow sticks they return to their winter coop and are fed organic fodder until spring returns. They are a happy bunch and we do our best to keep them that way year round.
Turmeric
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Other
Vendor: Rustic Roots Farm
Turmeric is a proven anti-inflammatory super food as well as an anti-oxidant. Make your own turmeric powder with this tender, Maine grown turmeric. Freeze it just like ginger and grate it as you need it or dehydrate and add to your tea blends.
Ginger
Menu Group: Food
Section: Herbs
Category: Ginger
Vendor: Rustic Roots Farm
Maine grown ginger from Rustic Roots Farm! Great for fresh cooking in soups, smoothies, stir fry, chili and more! We freeze the larger chunks and take out and grate what we need all winter long. This tender young ginger is great for making pickled ginger or try dehydrating for ginger tea.
Beef (not available next week)
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Beef
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Beef Oven Roast
Stew beef
Pork (not available next week)
Menu Group: Food
Section: Meat
Category: Pork
Vendor: Cedar Post Farm
Country Ribs
Gazpacho, frozen
Menu Group: Food
Section: Prepared Foods
Category: Soups
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Comes in a zip-lock bag - 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.
Hot Pepper Jelly!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Condiments
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
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.
Zucchini Relish
Menu Group: Food
Section: Preserved Foods
Category: Relish
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
award winning recipe. Sweet, tart, spicy, and delicious. Family recipe, published in the Old Farmers Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipe Cookbook!
Salad Sprinkles
Menu Group: Food
Section: Salt and Spices
Category: Organic Spices
Vendor: Whitehill Farm
Salt free. Sesame seeds, leeks, and herbs. Tasty salad seasoning that's also great for garnishing soups or flavoring dips.
Kettle Corn
Menu Group: Food
Section: Sweet Stuff
Category: Other
Vendor: The Sweet Life Kettle Corn Company
Medium size bag of Kettle Corn. Only four ingredients, corn, corn oil, sugar, and salt! Perfect to split with two people.
Brussels Sprouts
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Brussels Sprouts
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Always better after a frost, and we've been frosted! Enjoy these tender morsels boiled, roasted, or as you please! They are of the cabbage family and will keep well in your refrigerator.
Grown using IPM, Integrated Pest Management, starting with row cover, and using minimal pesticides when swede midge detected in the field. There is NO organic agent to control this pest. It affects all brassicas.
"Over the Rainbow" carrot mix
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Carrots
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Carrots mostly in shades of white, yellow, & orange along with red. According to Fedco's catalog, it should include purple carrots, but what we've harvested looks like the photo and does not include any purple ones.
Tatsoi
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens
Vendor: Rustic Roots Farm
A crunchy, spinach-like Asian green, great for stir fry
Baby Kale
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Greens
Vendor: Rustic Roots Farm
Leeks - large
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Leek
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
No spray. Grown naturally.
Potatoes
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Potatoes
Vendor: Rasmussen Farm
Baby potato medley: A colorful mix of small potatoes, about the size of golf balls. Enjoy the lovely colors and the range of potato flavors & textures.

Fingerling potato medley: A medley of colorful Fingerlings. Fingerlings are "prized for their interesting colors and exquisite flavors" says the Maine Potato Lady. Excellent roasted or steamed and tossed with butter & parsley.

(pictured) Harvest Moon - purple skin, yellow flesh: Maine Potato Lady describes these as "round purple tubers with dark yellow flesh ... absolutely delicious in hot potato salad served with roasted turkey. Yum!"

Masquerade - lovely baker with splashes of yellow and purple As delicious as they are lovely! Masquerade has splashes of purple and yellow on the skin, with dark yellow flesh, and they’re best roasted or baked. Magnificent flavor - the new favorite potato in our household.
Spaghetti Squash - large
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Category: Squash - Winter
Vendor: Porter Hill Farm
Fun! Nice replacement for pasta based spaghetti.
Corn Silk & Honey Tincture
Menu Group: Personal Care
Section: Medicinal and Herbal
Category: Tincture
Vendor: LoveGrown
In traditional Chinese and Native American medicine, it’s used to treat a variety of ailments, including prostate problems, malaria, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and heart disease.*

More recent research indicates that it may also help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and inflammation.*

**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA**
Ingredients: our farm's certified organic glass gem corn silk, infused into certified organic Maine-made grain ethanol (195 proof), distilled water, honey.

Dosing instructions: up to 2 droppers full per diem, by mouth. This elixir can be taken directly or mixed into a hot or cold beverage. A potently-made, sharp and sweet tincture.