Friday, November 4th from 9am to 1pm Belfast Farmers’ Market’s 20 winter members move indoors to the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware on Route 1 in Belfast. Market offers a fresh local shopping option throughout the year, accepting SNAP, EBT and Credit Card payments market wide, thanks to volunteers from the Maine Farmland Trust.
This winter, the Market will be giving out door prizes. Gifts basket loaded with products from each member will be drawn the Friday before Thanksgiving and Christmas. From January to April, a $20 gift certificate to a different member will be drawn each week. Enter one week, claim the prize the following week. You must be present at Market on the day of the drawing to win. Details will be posted at the SNAP/EBT station by the door, where one can also sign up for the Market newsletter.
In addition to a large variety of fresh and storage vegetables, members offer dairy including yogurt and a variety of cheeses, baked goods from hand pies to croissants, honey, maple syrup, MOFGA Certified wild Maine blueberries (frozen) and blueberry products, ready to heat and serve gourmet, poultry and seafood meals, meats including water buffalo, beef, lamb and poultry, fresh locally sourced seafood, jams, chutney and preserves and other value added foodstuff. In November, apples, cider and mushrooms will be available. This season the market welcomes the addition of Dig Deep Farm from South China Maine, a MOFGA Certified Organic farm offering leafy greens and other vegetables.
Fresh crepes made to order on the griddle will be available throughout the winter. Market also offers a selection of farm crafts ranging from felted ornaments to beeswax products, sea glass wreaths, catnip toys and more.
Belfast Farmers’ Market is open every Friday 9am to 1pm year round. For more info and a list of participating members, visit belfastfarmersmarket.org. (http://belfastfarmersmarket.org/)