happy new year
Golden Raspberry Jam at Sparrow warms you all up
Bath Farmers Market
JANUARY 5 2019

late lettuce at Tarbox to host a winter salad
Fruits &   Vegetables

Goranson Farm, MicroMainea, , Oyster Creek Mushroom Co.,Pleasantt Pond Orchard, Sparrow Farm, Tarbox Farm

Arugula, beet greens , beets, bok choi, braising greens, broccoli, broccolini , brussel sprouts,cabbage, carrots, celery, cranberries, collards, corn , cucumbers, escarole, fennel, garlic,gourds, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, melons, mesclun, microgreens, mushrooms, onions, pac choi, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes,rutabaga , salad turnips, scallions, spinach, string beans, sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, winter squashes
Last summers fruits grace winter galettes at Chase Farm
Baked Goods

Beryls Pastries, Borealis Breads,Chase Farm Bakery, Hootenanny

breads: bagels, baguettes, bialys, sourdough, wholegrain, anadama, ciabatta,mfocaccia, 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
Meat & Poultry

 Kelley Brothers Beef, Mainely Poultry, Meadowcroft, Old Narrow Gauge Farm, Pine Tree Poultry, Springdale Farm, Tarbox Farm

beef, chicken, duck, goat, lamb,
mutton, pork, rabbit, turkey, 

marrow bones, suet, bacon, hams, pork belly,
hocks (fresh & smoked), sausage 
"This is awesome" advised the customer next to me at Pine Tree Poultry


Maine Saltwater Creations, Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood

f resh flat fish, mussels, scallops,oysters, fish sticks, crab and salmon cakes, picked crab and lobster meat (check with vendor) .
Salmon from Pemaquid-fresh, wild, delicious

Cheese and Dairy

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,
butter, cow s milk(raw), yogurt
Old Shiretown at Hahns End-aged 2 years & happy to serve!

P reserved and Premade

Borealis Breads  -  granola
Goranson Farm -  dried beans, maple
Gracies Garden - lactofermented
vegetables, kvass, pickles
Maine Saltwater Creations - fresh frozen  soups and chowders, fish cakes and sticks, casseroles and meatballs 
Old Narrow Gauge Farm-  preserved
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 -honey,
maple syrup, granola, hand cream 
Sparrow Farm - cranberry sauce,
relish, ketchup, fruit jam
at Big Barn Coffee, deep or medium roast?

Handcrafted , Homegrown

Big Barn Coffee -locally roasted organic coffee
Goranson Farm -cut flowers
Hawthorn & Thistle -Hand dyed wool and wool products from Jacob Sheep, pet powder
Mana Medicinals -Herbal tinctures & teas, aromatics and moisturizers, healing clay.
Meadowcroft -Seacolors -   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
Sisters Soap - goats milk soap at Appleton Creamery
Tarbox Farm - cut flowers, beer

They led the way.. .

Stop at the North End and visit with the docents from Maines First Ship-there is so much to learn and the Visitors Center illuminates this dynamic part of Maine history.

L ooking for an interesting New Years event? Check out www.visitbath.com for ideas and happenings in the area. There is a richness of experiences and events going on and easily available for your enjoyment. Try the Times Record and the Coastal Journal on line or in print, for more!
Volunteers Needed

Enjoy the Market? Like meeting people? We need some more volunteers for the SNAP info table. Join us one Saturday a month, managing the token program , sharing information-talk to this week's staffer, or email Volunteer Coordinator Pat at haagpw@yahoo.com

Don't forget that sleigh rides make a great gift for friends and family. Gorgeous horses at Goranson Farm take you for a smooth ride over sweeping fields, river in the distance and forest in the background... Call Carl at 319 9772 for details and availability( snow is needed!) .
Good morning

Welcome to the New year-2019 promises to be lively and productive .

It's a great time to sample and enjoy some of the excellent preserved and premade foods we offer-vegetabels tasting of the garden, traditional and innovative preserves and pickles, syrups, jam. Frozen soups and entrees, meats fish and poultry are still plentiful. Dried beans and savory pastries, seafood burgers and a wealth of sausages are available. And we have beer!

Our bakers and cheesemakers often use this tme to pilot and experiment with changes and new products. Our craftspeople explore new ideas. All of our vendors turn to planning next years harvest and activities-so once again it's time for you to let them know what you want more of, what you'd like to try. These are the connections that make the market work for all of us. So let your voice be heard!

Also, i'd love to hear from you-recipes for market goods, favorites, things you would enjoy seeing here. Feedback is always welcome!

pretty Cortlands at Pleasant Pond - bake like a dream
From our vendors-specials, s ales, seasonal
Maine Saltwater Creations has chili with a capital C cycling thru-last weeks 5 pepper pork rang a happy bell! Don't forget Filly's seafood burgers and soups are gluten free.

Judy at MicroMainea offers some mixes regularly, but often comes up with new blends to sample/try. They really do taste different depending on what's growing! Sample fearlessly, where else can you try red vein sorrel, Sichleung, purple radish. Good News is they last up to a week in the cool part of the fridge.

Hawthorne and Thistle is waiting for the new lambs, due in 6 or 8 weeks. But Stephanie has lovely natural and dyed wool available, as well as some socks, baby clothes,and those sweet mistletoe (save for next year) all knit up.
brighten your winter project with sunny wool from Hawthorne and Thistle
Sparrow Farm continues with spectacular fresh and frozen cranberries. Try this versatile fruit in desserts, salads, with fresh yogurt and maple syrup. He also has some golden raspberry jam, very flavorful, with a lovely glow.

Kelley Brothers Beef has a Prime Rib special: $13.99 a pound. This is a great deal for excellent beef; and nice to have in the freezer for that unexpected special occasion!

Mark at Gracies Garden has been chasing down celeriac-at a premium this year-and finally got enough for his Celeri-rav, which shreds and blends it with fresh carrots. Very refreshing with rich winter stews. He also has some new dai chi (daikon based kimchee) that will give you quite a fiery boost!
New at Tarbox, Sasanoa, a beer from their just launched brewery
Appleton is offering some fine feta and hopes to bring in fresh ricotta this week-great on pizza-try with feta chive and garlic sausage from pine tree and sliced crimini from Oyster Creek on a winter pizza.

Nothing quite as buttery and light as those whole wheat croissants at Hootenanny -they smile at preserves and cheese, absolutely dance in your mouth stuffed with fresh turkey salad from Pine Tree. Add some mesclun from Goranson just cause you can.

Sweet pickle relish spotted at Pleasant Pond Orchard -it is excellent-Larry says he'll have some more and maybe a batch of his wife's superior jams too. Please do enjoy them..
Tasty mushrooms of all sorts at Oyster Creek-these great in oriental soups and stir fries
Borealis has 2 sizes of it's prebaked focaccia ready-just add some cheese, herbs, a bit of oil. and let it do 20 minutes at 350. Chewy and remarkably full of good bread taste! nice for the kids-to make their own.

Worried about ALL THOSE BUGS AND VIRUSES THIS TIME OF YEAR? Consult with Anna at Mana Medicinals on the right tea or tincture to help keep your body-and spirit-balanced and healthy.. Love the Silver Ion for virals, infections etc.

Hahns End has some very nice 2 yr old Olde Shiretown ready to go. Try their market cheese for nice texture and good "cheesiness", it's a go to in my kitchen for many traditional dishes.
Liz Starr will be here this week to share her excellent tunes and nimble fingering at the start of the year. Come by and listen
Shepherds and Such always has something new to discover