Jun 28, 2012

Meet-A-Vendor Friday!

This is Bessie's Farm Goods.   They are new to the market this year.  We are happy to have them!  Kathy and Deede LOVE what they do and are wonderful women and role models!

They are located in Freeport on Litchfield Rd. and have the perfect little farm store!  Offering farm fresh eggs, veggies, herbs and flowers grown and picked right next to the store, fresh baked cookies, breads, granola and more!  They have a wonderful store full of great Maine Made local goods such as sea salts and pottery, t-shirts and greeting cards, jewelry and soaps, hand knit items, yarns, decorative items....stop by and see them for a yummy loaf of bread for a sandwich, garden fresh herbs for your dinner or take in a cooking or craft class for adults and children.

This is some of what they bring with them to market:

Homemade crackers!

 Fresh baked breads.

Dog cookies!

 Colorful hand spun yarns!

 Beautiful fresh flowers.

 Brightly dyed roving for your crafts!

 Sweet baked goods.  Mmmmm....

 AND you can also see them spinning yarn at the market!

Come on down and see them to learn more about Bessie's Farm Goods!  Every Friday at L.LBean 1:00-5:00.

Jun 27, 2012

Cucumbers & Beets!

Celebrating Cucumbers and Beets this week!

Stop and see our farmers for THE freshest veggies!

Turn those farm fresh cukes into pickles!  Here is a quick and easy pickle recipe from The Food Network:

What do you do with Beets?  We like to roast them!  Roasted Beets with Feta, yum!

Jun 21, 2012

Peas & Beet Greens!

Tomorrow, Friday June 22nd we celebrate Peas & Beet Greens at the market!

Come on down and visit our farmers for bright Green Peas, Sweet Pea Shoots (great to add to your salad or sandwich), and vibrate, earthy beet greens!  

I took this picture last week at market...Beet Greens are on the right and you can see baby beets at the bottom!  

Here is a great recipe for Beet Greens with bacon, onions and garlic.  Yum!

Jun 14, 2012

Celebrate The Strawberry!

This week we embrace our local strawberries!  Find them at market with our farmers, and plenty of them!

What are some of your favorite things to do with strawberries?  This blogger likes to eat them straight up!  No sugar or fancy recipe needed, just pop a juicy berry right into my mouth and I am very happy.  But if I had to choose, I do like Strawberry Jam and Strawberry Ice Cream (my grandmothers favorite).  Find a new recipe for your berries below:

These look good!  

What will you make?

Hope to see you at market!  Every Friday from 1:00-5:00 on the L.L.Bean Campus, right off of Main St. in between The L.L.Bean Home Store and the Main Store, near Discovery Park (where the free summer concert series is held).

Jun 9, 2012

Photos From Opening Day!

 Jeff Raymond Woodworker chatting about his craft!

 Bessie's Farm Goods was BUSY!  They have baked goods, flowers, hand spun yarns and more!

 Pretzel Logic brought along a new pretzel, stuffed PB&J!

 We caught The Craftin' Scot chatting about her doggy collar scarves!

 Dragonfly Cove Farm has Goat Meat products (like pepperoni) and more!

 Love For Lemons sells natural home cleaning products.

 Kathy of Valley View Farm was telling folks all about her tomatoes!

 Huntington Bread / Small Town Bakery has soo much too choose from!

 Northwoods Gourmet Girl sells homemade jams, ketchup and pickles.

 Bags Of Gold offers pretty handbags.

 Emery Farm has a pretty display filled with farm fresh veggie!

 The L.L.Bean home store was sampling Stonewall Kitchen Jams!

 Two Smart Ladies had a full booth of pretty jewelry.

And music!  Jeff & Craig sounded great!

Jun 7, 2012

Opening day is tomorrow!  Come on down and join us kick start a GREAT market season!

1:00-5:00 on the L.L.Bean Campus, look for the tents and listen for the music.

Lots of great items to fit all your weekend needs:

Need eggs for your breakfast?  Stop and see Kathy at Valley View Farm for farm fresh eggs!

Jam for your toast?  Visit Northwoods Gourmet Girl, she's got lots to choose from!

Mug for your coffee?  Stop and see Brickyard Cove Pottery!

Cleaning your Maine "camp"?  Visit Love For Lemons for natural, fresh cleaning products!

Find beautiful wood bowls to grace your tables made by Jeff Raymond, Woodturner.

Need a snack?  Grab a cheddar pretzel from Amy of Pretzel Logic!

How about cookies for desert tonight?   Small Town Bakery has what you need!

A hostess gift?  Pick up a pair of lobster potholders from The Craftin' Scot!

Check out what the L.L.Bean Home Store has to offer and browse their outdoor table!

Bags of Gold has sewn market and handbags!

Need to clean up after a long day of hiking (or shopping)?  Shannon over at Casco Bay Soap Co. has lots of soaps to choose from!

Find seasonal veggies over at Emery Farm!

Want to try something new?  Thyme For Goat has Goat meat pepperoni!

Local spun yarn for your next project?  Find the perfect color at Bessie's Farm Goods!  Ask Kathy and Deede all about the yarns!

2 Smart Ladies offers pretty jewelry for you and yours!

Fresh seasonal veggies for a healthy meal can be found with Wolfe Neck Farm!

Quench your thirst with an Eli's Bluebbery Soda from The 1912 Cafe!

And music!  We have music too!

Come and see us!