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Best Market Time of the Year

As the summer solstice passes it marks the start of the best time of the year when plump fresh red tomatoes pop up at the market side by side with the juicy and sweet strawberries.

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Come out and get them while the gettings good!

While you meander through the market, your mouth watering from all the sweet smells and your eyes passing over all the fresh, local produce, and locally sourced prepared foods, don’t forget to pause by Michael Shyka’s table of exquisite water-colored silk apparel as well as home goods.

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Come on out and greet your favorite vendors, and keep your money local!

Interview Questions

Good morning market-goers,

We will start posting interviews we have with the vendors, and would like your input on any questions you’d like to see asked of the vendors. Whether the question is specific to one vendor or an overall question, we will gladly pose it for you.

We will also be posting a podcast shortly and would like to know if there is anything specific you would like to see mentioned, or anything you’d like answered. Thus far, it is planned to be rather similar to the market walkthrough post and will quickly cover the vendors and what they sell for those of you who would rather hear it than read it.

Any input would be great since after all, this podcast is for you.

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On a separate note, Thanksgiving is coming right up and this Saturday will be the last market before Thanksgiving so be sure to come and get all the fresh, local goods to make your Thanksgiving dinner a hit.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here is a recipe we hope you will enjoy. We encourage you to post and share your own special Thanksgiving recipes here as well, and if we get enough we may post them all so be sure to include your name if you would like credit.

Baked Sweet Potatoes:

Combine: 4 large sweet potatoes (cut up and boiled), 1/4 cup butter (melted), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup milk

Add: 2 beaten eggs

Combine for crumble top: 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1/3 cup flour, and 3 tablespoons butter(soft)

Bake this at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 45 minutes in a 9 x 13 pan

Enjoy the Holidays.

November 3rd Market

This week was a busy week for the market including too many vendors to house pushing our cracker vendor to the back of the greenhouse. Two new vendors came this week and although they are not regulars you can check them out here.

First, there was Liberty Farm & Forge selling coat racks, hooks, and decor forged by John Liberty himself. These projects consist of various nails, wrenches and hooks forged together and are quite the conversation piece.

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The farm also sells pork by the pound, sausage (pure maple, garlic, and breakfast), ground pork, pork chops, and ribs. This farm is in Corinna, ME and you can contact the farm by calling (207)-278-3053.They are also vendors at the Ohio Street Market along with our very own Izzy of Izzy’s Catering.

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Our other guest vendor was Wendy Kimball of Wendy’s Wooden Creations. She offered various different wooden works such as cutting boards (regular to acorn-shaped), children’s toys, and soap dishes. Some of her creations were funny and unique such as her Wonder bread shaped cutting board.

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Wendy Kimball offers “wood parties” where she goes to a party and shows off her different hand crafted creations – very much like Mary Kay cosmetics, but much better. She also builds upon request and can be reached at (207)-478-3658.

Other than these new vendors the market was rather busy due to the Craft Festival across the street which we hope you checked out. Let us know what you think of our guest vendors as well as the craft festival.

To Note: Good Bread will not be returning to the market until after Thanksgiving, but they have various different locations listed on their website as to where one can find their bread, including the Belfast Co-Op.

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Several tabs have been added for you to check out, hopefully you find them useful!

First we’ve added a Farm and Kitchen Visits tab and have posted a video of our visit to the beautiful and serene Fisher Farm. Second, we’ve added an Upcoming Events tab and talked about the Common Ground Country Fair coming up this weekend.

Be sure to check these out and leave some comments.

Enjoy!

Welcome

Hello fellow Mainers,

In this blog you will be introduced to the farmers, cooks, artists, bakers, mushroom hunters, and picklers that you will come across at your local European Farmers’ Market every Saturday year-round from 9 am to 12:30 pm at 117 Buck St.

This market has everything to offer from ethnic foods such as Greek and Mexican to farm-fresh produce as well as eggs, milk, and cheese. Further more there are baked goods such as donuts and pies (both meat and fruit) that any sweet tooth will adore. There is also the occasional artist and let’s not forget the goat cheese and meat vendor located in the back.

You are guaranteed to find something you’ll love!

We plan to visit the vendor’s different operations and take pictures or videos, which will be placed under Farm and Kitchen Visits. Under the Vendors tab is a list of the Vendors that can be found at the market as well as contact information if available and what each vendor sells.

Vendors often switch off so all vendors will not always be there every week. We will be featuring different vendors in my posts and would be very welcome to feedback or ideas on what you want to see in this blog. Feel free to leave a comment or feedback.

We also plan to speak about Upcoming Events that may relate to specific vendors or markets overall. If you have any events that apply let me know and we will be sure to mention them.

We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to updating you on the market and vendors.

THANKS BUT NO TANK

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