Golden Eggplants glow at New Roots
Moving fast: Pears and apples are prime. Fall raspberries are good thru October . Ground Cherries are so sweet-freeze some, they do well.. Fresh juicy watermelons & canteloupes too Red Heart Plums. Pumpkins.
Look For: Fennel's here
Celeriac, mustard greens, gourds, winter squash!. Radishes, baby beet greens, . Cauliflower and broccolini are radically good. Still plenty of peppers, eggplant, summer squash.
Goranson Farm, Hawkes Farm, MicroMainea, , Oyster Creek Mushroom Co., New Roots Farm, Pleasant Pond Orchard, Sparrow Farm, Tarbox Farm
Arugula, beet greens
beets, blueberries, braising greens, broccoli, broccolini, cabbage, carrots, celery, collards, corn
cucumbers, fennel, garlic, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, melons, mesclun, microgreens, mushrooms, onions, pac choi, peas, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, salad turnips, scallions, spinach, string beans, sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, tsatsoi, winter squash
Fresh Bialys and pretzels=a little taste of New York City from Hootenanny
Beryls Pastries, Borealis Breads,Chase Farm Bakery, Hootenanny
breads: bagels, baguettes, bialys, sourdough, wholegrain, anadama, ciabatta, focaccia, cinnamon raisin, olive, buckwheat, seeded and blended, breadsticks, croissants, morning pastries, dinner rolls, English muffins, cakes, hand pies, cookies, scones, tarts, doughnuts, quiches, brownies, muffins, coffee cakes , pizza dough, pretzels
Beef cuts of all shapes and sizes at Kelley Brothers
Meat & Poultry
Brothers Beef, Mainely Poultry, Meadowcroft, Old Narrow Gauge Farm, Pine Tree Poultry, Springdale Farm, Tarbox Farm
duck, goat, lamb, mutton, pork, turkey,
whole, cut , ground
marrow bones, suet
bacon, hams, pork belly,
hocks (fresh & smoked), sausage
Goranson Farm, Mainely Poultry, Sparrow Farm
Maine Saltwater Creations, Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood
resh flat fish, mussels, scallops,oysters, fish sticks, crab and salmon cakes, picked crab and lobster meat (check with vendor
What's fresh and available varies at Pemaquid Lobster and Seafood-best to check on availability, order ahead for special occasions or large quantities
Appleton Creamery, Chase Farm , Fuzzy Udder Creamery, Hahns End, Springdale Farm
cows milk cheeses, goats milk cheeses,
hard & soft, marinated and spiced,
fresh and aged
feta, mozzarella, ricotta, cream cheese,
s milk(raw), yogurt
Piquant Ragged Island from Hahns End adds zest to your cheese dishes
reserved and Premade
Goranson Farm -
dried beans, maple
Gracies Garden -
vegetables, kvass, pickles
-spring rolls, sauces, sesame noodles, dumplings and more
Maine Saltwater Creations -
and chowders, fish cakes and sticks, casseroles and meatballs
Old Narrow Gauge Farm-
vegetables, pickles relishes, wildflower
& fruit syrups and pastes, fruit jams jellies, seasonal items
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood-
fish and shellfish loaves, shellfish cakes, chowders, bisques, dips, stock, casseroles & pies, smoked salmon
Pine Tree Poultry-chicken (whole or parts)
empanadas, pies, soup, sliced or whole turkey breast, fresh turkey salad
Pleasant Pond Orchard
maple syrup, granola, hand cream
Sparrow Farm -
relish, ketchup, fruit jam
Pick up some smudge at Shepherds & Such to mark the transit of the seasons
Big Barn Coffee
-locally roasted organic coffee
Hawkes Farm -
house and garden plants and seedlings, cut flowers
Hawthorn & Thistle
-Hand dyed wool and wool products from Jacob Sheep, pet powder
-Herbal tinctures & teas, aromatics and moisturizers, healing clay.
Handraised wool, sea dyed and available in skeins or individually designed clothing & blankets
Shepherds & Such -
beeswax candles, felted goods, buttons, wax flowers, jewelry, smudge and more
- goats milk soap at Appleton Creamery
- cut flowers
In the Area
Sunday the 7th is
Open Creamery Day
, sponsored by the Maine Cheese Guild and eagerly embraced by cheese fans state wide. Go to
for info on participating cheesemakers. Appleton and Springdale are participating, and Fuzzy Udder too. As well as old friends from Balfour and Coppertail Farms. Choose a few and make it a fall Sunday road trip.
This weekend sees the return of Pumpkinfest in Damariscotta-lots of art and events and PUMPKINS, including the Regatta where they boat the big ones downriver! check their facebook page
Help us out
We are still looking for a few good folks to join our dedicated SNAP and market information rotation. interested? ask this week's volunteer or email Pat, Volunteer Coordinator, at
Welcome to October and the final month of this years summer market. We run through the next 4 weeks at the park, moving to the Freight Shed on November 3. Feast and preserve the last of summers bounty, while enjoying the first fall favorites. Stock up on what you love from
Jyang_Lee, New Roots, and Hawkes
-with us thru October only.
Goransons still has some slots in their winter CSA available, Pine Tree Poultry and Springdale Farm also have CSA's featuring their whole range of items-check them out-they can be tailored to your needs.
And many of our farmers have their farm stands still open-check with them for autumn hours.
celebrating local everything-arts, music, kids events, community gatherings begins on Friday and goes through the weekend. Plan your market shopping as part of a festive kickoff for the autumn into winter season. Get details for all the special events and activities at
Fresh fennel from Tarbox to lift your spirits and brighten your meal
From our vendors-specials, s
Springdale Farms has lots on sale-pork, veal, beef. Look for some osso buco, or some bratwurst to celebrate the season. And his farmstand is definitely open!
has a bumper crop of feathery, gently flavored fennel-great in salads and braises to add a little dimension. And those fronds are good for any number of uses-try drying them for winter soup and omelet sprinkles.
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood
offers creative original versions of some pre made seafood items: Fish Pie and Scallop Casserole are both good bets
Very Nice Bartlett pears at Pleasant Pond Orchard
does classically delicious baguettes in several sizes-a must have have for the crust fiends among us
sill has tasty fresh tomatoes for sandwiches or sauces, pizza or puree. Freeze them whole or quartered (if big) on cookie sheets, and use without thawing all winter-easy to slice frozen and those skins just dissolve..
Fond of your wok and Asian themed meals? Check out Westport Island Asian Microgreens, at
-as a last add in or garnish. They don't need cooking but add a sparkle to your meals.
Simply divine shortbread cookies at Beryl's
Winter squashes are coming in-new varieties each week. Check out the Carolina Sweet at
that long hefty curved peachy one with a green end. Buy and freeze it cooked, or have a big party, or share it with your friends.
Pick up cider and pumpkin donuts at
to share with your friends, wherever you find them. Nicely sized and not overly sweet, even the carb wary can enjoy these seasonal treats without major guilt.
Always a favorite, the turkey salad at
Pine Tree Poultry
is meaty and rightly seasoned. Make a magnificent sandwich with some tangy buckwheat walnut bread from Hootenanny-hang it together with bread and butter pickles-or spicy pickled fiddleheads-from
Old Narrow Gauge Farm.
Talk to Julianne at Oyster Creek about how to cook a slice of this wild puffball mushroom
Pleasant Pond Orchard
, Clapp and Bartlett pears are here now-gone soon-so we pear addicts are picking them up fast. Larry's Macoun apples last week were especially nice too-time for pie!
bacon and asiago scones are great fro for breakfast or Sunday brunch; and do try one of those little ginger cakes with fresh whipped cream and your own applesauce.
Gentle on the tummy goat's milk is easy to transform into yogurt or kefir-check it out at Mainely Poultry
has plenty of variety this time of year:guests from New Jersey went home with Blue Velvet, St David, and a few more!
All this rain means more mushrooms-last weeks prizes were a whole Hen o'the woods, and a mighty Puff Ball. What will this week bring at
Over at Gracies Garden, Babushka Kraut, herbed up with dill and garlic ,makes a pleasant side for sandwiches and hearty fall stews.
Melinda & Walter, aka Bailey's Sky, will be bringing their friendly sound to the market, grab a coffee and a scone and hang there for a while on the lawn, ready to brighten your morning with melody
In and Out
Nanne at MeadowCroft
is still out this week returning next Saturday
is due back this week