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Celebrate National Cabbage Day Feb. 17 at Midcoast Winter Farmers Market

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TOPSHAM, Maine — Support local agriculture while enjoying fresh, local food and live music by Swinging Bridge. Deal directly with your farmer or artisan, creating a strong local farm economy.

Celebrate National Cabbage Day by taking another look at this underappreciated vegetable, which is full of Vitamin C, soluble fiber, and cancer-fighting glucosinolates. Cabbage is a Brassica and 2017 is the year of the Brassica. People have been enjoying these delicious plants for generations, including bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi, rutabagas, and turnips. Both Fairwinds Farm and Whatley Farm grow cabbage and other brassicas. They provide cooking tips for these vegetables.

The Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday in the Exhibition Hall at the Topsham Fairgrounds.

Midcoast Market Cafe hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Chef Jenn Legnini, a Good Food Award winner, creates soups, stews and panini using fresh ingredients from local farms.

Recycle your cookbooks at our cookbook exchange — new finds at every market.

The market is accessed from the Topsham Bypass (Route 196) or from Elm Street (Route 24) using the Topsham Fair entrances. There is plenty of parking and the Exhibition Hall entrances are at ground level, making it easy for handicapped access.