Nov 18, 2012

Special Harvest Market - Sunday Nov. 18th

Come on down!  

Today we have our Harvest Market in our usual summer spot at L.L.Bean!  12-3 !!  

Farm fresh turkeys, seasonal veggies, gourmet pretzels, fresh baked breads, muffins, cookies, crackers, handmade soaps, Alpaca yarns, natural home cleaning products, hand knit and sewn items, Holiday gifts, hot beverages, music and much more!

Hope to see you there!

Oct 5, 2012

Columbus Day Weekend - Special Market!

Columbus Day Weekend - Special Market!

Come celebrate Autumn and the wonderful Apple with us at market THIS FRIDAY!  

Many of your favorite summer vendors will be there as well as some special guest vendors.

Find special items with our summer vendors:

Bessie's Farm Goods will be bringing frozen, no spray blueberries. And they will have mini apple pies and devil's food cup cakes.  And much more!

Pretzel Logic is baking up special Apple Cider pretzels! Wow and Yum!

Casco Bay Soap Co. will have all of your favorites PLUS some seasonal/limited edition soaps.  Apple Cider, Pumpkin Spice Scrub and Witches Brew soaps all to put you in the "seasonal" mood!

A Small Town Bakery is  bringing Biscotti, pies, cookies, whoopie pies, homemade bread, pub cheese, and cupcakes!

Longwoods Alpacas will be bringing bumps of colorful core-spun rug yarns for weavers or special order rugs, as well as felted insoles, fine alpaca knitting yarns, and handwoven scarves.

And joining us this week:

Sweetser's Apple Barrel - With lots of apples!

Hog Stomp BBQ - BBQ sandwiches!  Come early, he usually sells out pretty fast!

Winter Hill Farm - Cheese!  Spreadable soft, herby cheeses and hard aged cheddar.  Some yogurt too!

Plainview Farm - Seasonal farm veggies and flowers!

Sep 6, 2012

Winter & Root Veggies

This week at market it is our LAST regular market of the season!  How did that happen!??  It went by soo fast.  We were very lucky to have such great weather this summer for our market too.  We only broke down early a few times due to severe thunderstorm warnings, but market was up and running strong every week!

We celebrate Winter & Root Vegetables this Friday.  Stop by our Farmers, Valley View Farm and Jillson's Farm & Sugarhouse to snap up the seasons hardiest veggies:  potatoes, carrots, squash and more.  

Hope to see you here tomorrow, Friday September 7th!!

We will have 2 additional special markets...Columbus Day Weekend and a Harvest Market in November.  Check this blog of updates!

I love to roast my root veggies!  I also like to mash them and mix them all together.  Carrot and Turnip mash is a family favorite for generations in my family.  How do you prepare your root veggies?  

Here is a recipe for Roasted Root Vegetable Medley from The Food Network

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley


  • 8 to 12 slender carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 8 to 12 baby turnips, peeled
  • 6 to 8 fingerling potatoes scrubbed and cut lengthwise in halves
  • 1 or 2 large parsnips, peeled, trimmed, and cut diagonally into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 1 or 2 medium onions, trimmed, peeled and halved, each 1/2 cut into quarters
  • 1 or 2 large beets, peeled and cut into thick wedges
  • 1 or 2 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and cut into thick wedges
  • 1 celery root, trimmed and halved, halves cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 1 whole head garlic, separated into cloves, unpeeled
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, sage, or thyme
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Put all the vegetables and the herb sprigs in a large baking dish. Season well with salt and black pepper, drizzle generously with olive oil, and toss them with your hands to coat them evenly.
Put the baking dish in the preheated oven and cook, stirring the vegetables occasionally, until they are tender and golden brown, about 45 minutes. Serve the vegetables from their baking dish or transfer them to a platter to accompany a roasted main course.

Aug 30, 2012

Sweet Treats & Crusty Breads

This week we celebrate Sweet Treats & Crusty Breads!

Come on down to market and visit our talented bakers and take home something good to eat!

A Small Town Bakery offers cookies, cupcakes, breads and more....

Find crackers, breads, whoopee pies, molasses cookies and more at Bessie's Farm Goods.

Gourmet soft pretzles from Pretzel Logic...

Even Jillson's Farm & Sugar House offers Maple Kettle Corn!

Stop by and see us 1-5 on Fridays right off of Main St. at L.L.Bean!

Aug 24, 2012

Fabulous Fibers & Maine Craftsmen

This week we celebrate Fabulous Fibers & Maine Craftsmen.  Visit our all Maine Made craftsmen at market, chat with them and see their beautiful wares.

Find Longwoods Alpacas and Bessie's Farm Good carrying wonderful fibers in beautiful colors! Everything you need to spin or knit or purchase a finished product.

AND we have many wonderful Maine Craftsmen (and women)!  

Jeff Raymond Woodturner

Shannon, Casco Bay Soap Co.

Angela, The Craftin' Scot

Ginny, Bags of Gold

Libby, Brickyard Cove Pottery

Two Smart Ladies, Jewelry

Kate, Love For Lemons

Aug 17, 2012

Aritsan Cheeses & Yogurts

This week we celebrate Artisan Cheese & Yogurts!  Find wonderful products made from Durham and Freeports very own small batch creamery, Spring Day Creamery and Winter Hill Farm!

Sarah Spring of Spring Day Creamery will be at market.  Stop and sample her delicious cheese and talk to her about her cheese marking She is bringing along yogurts from Winter Hill Farm.  

We are thrilled to have them join us and offer dairy at our market!  Come on down and support super local,  hand made, artisan products from them and other great vendors!

 Spring Day Creamery is primarily focused on French traditional cheeses.

Sarah’s “Spring Day Blues,” won 2nd place in this year’s American Cheese Society (ACS) North American competition.

Cheese is carefully handmade in small batches and is subsequently turned, brushed, or pierced, until it is ripened to perfection.

Spring Day Creamery’s raw milk supplier is L & P Bisson and Sons  in Topsham, Maine, and occasionally Winter Hill Farm in Freeport. Pasteurized milk comes from Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine.
Sarah likes to experiment. It is is not uncommon for customers at the farmers’ market to discover cheeses in her cooler labeled “New Cheese, ” with a request for customer feedback.

Winter Hill Farm produces fresh, unpasteurized milk, whole milk yogurt, kefir and aged raw milk cheese that is sold here on the farm to regular customers as well as to a number of health food stores in the area.

Yogurt - We seem to have quite a dedicated following for our yogurt. It isn't unusual for one of us to hear' "I LOVE your yogurt!" or "That is the best yogurt!" from random people when they find out that we are the farmers at Winter Hill. Our yogurt is thick and mildly sour. The culture we use is described as having a ‘mild yogurt flavor’, and a ‘smooth heavy body’. At our house, we love it on pancakes, alongside curry dishes or with a simple drizzle of maple syrup for dessert. Yum!

Aug 11, 2012

More Market Products!

Produce is coming in STRONG this time of year...find an abundance of great fruits & veggies...

 Green Beans, Wax Beans and Corn...
 Variety of Tomatoes...

Sweet Blackberries....

Spicy Radishes and Bright Carrots...

 Big Heads of Cauliflower...

And our non-farm vendors offer wonderful products too!

Handmade Soaps....

Wooden Tops....

Soft Alpaca Yarns....

Delicious Chunky Cookies!

And Cupcakes Too!

Potholders In Fun Blueberry Fabrics!   And Soo Much More!  Stop By And See Us!

Aug 9, 2012

Celebrate Maine's Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic & Peppers With A Recipe!

Celebrate our fresh picked and all MAINE grown Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic & Peppers!  This blogger thinks that all those ingredients = SALSA!   

Find fresh Maine veggies at market with our Farm Vendors:  Kathy of Valley View Farm, Scott of  Jillson's Farm & Sugar House and Phil of Hayward Farm

An easy Salsa Recipe for you!



4 C. Fresh Chopped Peeled Tomatoes
1/4 C. Finely Chopped Onions
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Seeded and Finely Chopped
1 C. Finely Chopped Red or Green Peppers
1 T. Olive Oil
1 T. Vinegar
1 t. Ground Cumin
1 t. Salt
1 Garlic Clove, Minced 
14/ C. Cilantro


In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Let stand for about 1 hour. Serve at room temperature. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. 

For a fun variety, add Maine Blueberries!   Or how about some fresh Maine corn?

Aug 2, 2012

Corn is King!

August 3rd....

Celebrate our delicious, sweet, crunchy and fresh Maine Corn on the Cob!  It is A-MAZING!  (heeheehe, get it?) 
This week 1912 will be boiling corn available for purchase at their tent.  The corn is being supplied by one of our vendors - thanks Kathy of Valley View Farm.   They will continue to make it during the course of the market so if you fancy corn on the cob with butter check at the 1912 Cafe tent.

Cooking your own corn?  Follow these basic instructions from

Jul 26, 2012

Blueberry Bonanza!

This week we celebrate Blueberries at market!   Maine blueberries are coming in strong.  Ripening on the bush and ready for picking, they will be around for several weeks.  You can easily pick or purchase extra and freeze them for later.  Find both the wild Maine blueberries (small) and the Maine cultivated blueberries (large) at market with our farm vendors.  
Jillson's Farm,Valley View Farm, Hayward Farm all should have plenty of berries for sale.

Other vendors getting in on the action include:

BLUEBERRY PRETZELS (!) with Pretzel Logic at the market for a limited time!

BLUEBERRY CREAM SOAP with Casco Bay Soap Co.!

BLUEBERRY POTHOLDERS and other great sewn items for your kitchen with The Craftin' Scot!

We LOVE blueberries here in Maine!  Find home cooks making up pies, muffins, crumbles, breads, buckles, cakes, jams, sauces, cocktails, salsas and soo much more! 

Here is a link to 581 recipes listed on The Food Network website!

My favorite?  I think I will be making these 
 by The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten.  She always has amazing recipes and this one looks delicious!

See you at market!

Jul 24, 2012

The Bootmobile!

We all took a turn posing with the Bootmobile last Friday as it visited our market before heading to the Yarmouth Clam Fest for the parade!

Amy of Pretzel Logic!

Shannon of Casco Bay Soap Co.

Angela,The Craftin' Scot!

Pam of Longwoods Alpacas!

Julie of A Small Town Bakery!

Lucy of Lucy's Granola!

Deede of Bessie's Farm Goods!

Phil of Hayward Farm!

Two Smart Ladies & Wolfe Neck Farm!

Scott of Jillson's Farm & Sugar House

Jeff Raymond of Deep Wood Enterprises

Ginny of Bags Of Gold!

Abby and her son of Northwoods Gourmet Girl!