BELFAST FARMERS' MARKET OPEN FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING Vendors offering holiday-themed food gifts and crafts

By Belfast Co-op | Dec 16, 2009

Belfast, Maine — The Belfast Farmers' Market continues its winter season at Aubuchon Hardware on Route 1 in Belfast from 9am to noon through Friday, December 18th. Belfast Farmers' Market vendors continue to offer an array of local, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as a number of seasonal specialties for gracing holiday tables and gift-giving. During the remaining weeks of the Market, a number of guest vendors will be joining the market with unique offerings, including nautical, nature and Celtic jewelry and fine art nature photography, note cards, and matted prints from Shelagh Delphyne; hand painted silk scarves and bead jewelry from Helena Melone; yarns and hand made soaps from Good Karma Farm in Belfast; and ice cream from Kathy Chamberlain of Stone Fox Farm and Monroe Ice Cream Factory.

 

In addition, visitors can find Cortland and Macintosh Apples for pies from MilDel Orchards in Plymouth; winter vegetables for holiday meals and/or storage from Freedom Farm in Freedom; specialty holiday cheeses, including whole wheels of hard cheeses and cheeses packaged for shipping from Appleton Creamery in Appleton; a selection of ready-to-eat desserts including cheesecakes, tiramisu, and poundcake from Sweet Henry's in Belfast; fresh Jersey milk, cream, and butter from Olde Sowe Farm in Lubec; chutneys, jellies, jams, crackers, dried flower bouquets and handcarved wooden utensils from Half Moon Farm in Montville; organic artisan breads, cookies, scones, hummus and holiday treats from Firefly Farm in St. Albans; gift boxes of organic blueberry tea and dried blueberry barque from Highland Blueberry Farm in Stockton Springs; beeswax candles from Gardner's Honey in Swanville; various cuts of beef and lamb from Meadowsweet Farm in Swanville as well as wool blankets and sheepskins and cards printed from original papercut designs; and fresh chicken, sausage, frozen chicken pies, ground turkey, and fresh free range eggs from Maine-ly Poultry in Warren.

 

On December 11th, market-goers can enjoy a festive winter market atmosphere provided by guest vendor Helena Melone, who will be dancing throughout the market and performing winter and holiday themes.

 

Whether your holiday plans include cooking at home or traveling, the Belfast Farmers' Market can provide everything for a memorable holiday meal, as well as Maine-made and grown gifts to offer holiday hosts.

 

The Belfast Farmers' Market was established in 1980 to provide local small growers and craftsmen with an outlet for the sale of fresh picked produce and related agricultural products; to foster an appreciation for Maine's rural resources; and to develop sources of marketing, management and agricultural information for its members. The Belfast Farmers' Market functions as a non-profit membership organization that oversees the establishment of market guidelines, sets quality standards, promotes the market, and encourages growth of the local/regional food supply. All vendors must carry necessary and appropriate licenses and insurances. Please check the website, www.belfastfarmersmarket.org, for more information about market members and coming events, and to sign up for the Market's e-newsletter.

 

 

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