FINALLY AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO BUY LOCAL FOOD. BUY DIRECTLY FROM THE FARMERS AND FOOD PRODUCERS. BRING HOME FRESH MEATS, EGGS, CHEESE, VEGGIES, FRUITS, HOME-MADE BREAD AND BAKED GOODS FROM THE PENINSULA’S LONGEST RUNNING FARMERS’ MARKET. FAMILY FARMS AND FAMILY BUSINESSES COMMITTED TO PROVIDING QUALITY FOOD FOR THE FAMILIES OF MAINE. Starting June 2, then every Saturday 9 to 11:30, The Blue Hill Farmers’ Market welcomes customers buying with their SNAP card. Wholesome Wave, a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts, has issued an “incentive” grant to the Market SNAP program thru the Washington-Hancock Community Agency. The grant money covers the cost of ½ of each SNAP purchase at the Market thru the Summer To use SNAP at the Market, customers need to start at Old Ackley Farm’s table inside the Fairground Building. Information on vendors, where they are and what they sell, will be provided. Participating vendors, so far, include: Old Ackley Farm (chicken, pork, eggs), Blue-zee Farm (fruits, veggie), Garden Lore (goat milk products, eggs), Backstage Farm (veggies, pickles, sauerkraut), Daily Bread (bread), Poland Family Farm (pork, veggies, eggs), Lancaster County Bakery (baked goods), Fork Pie (pie), Tandoor Downeast (Indian take out and canned goods), Lucy’s Granola (granola), Millbrook Bakery (breads, baked goods) Children are welcome at the Market. We have a sandbox, toys, and picnic tables. Contact for ALL questions is Colleen Prentiss 374-5919
As spring approaches the farmers on the Blue Hill Peninsula are getting busy. Horsepower Farm is in the middle of lambing, King Hill Farm is busy starting seedlings, and Blue Zee Farm already has tomatoes growing in their greenhouse! So we’ll be ready with the fresh produce, high quality seedlings, and mouth watering meat cuts you’re come to expect from the Blue Hill Farmers’ market. We hope to see you there!
Don’t forget that this week the Saturday market has changed locations. We’re now at the Blue Hill Congregational Church in downtown Blue Hill, which is where we’ll stay for the rest of the season.
Marcie Amory is a resident of Little Deer Isle. She joins us after a winter in Austin,Texas where she works full time for an Architectural Glass company called Graphic Glass. She has worked in glass for 41 years. Her Bluemoon Market Arts presents us with dazzling dichroic fused glass pendents, earrings, hairclips, tiles, pins, and the odd item that strikes her fancy. Her relationship with a local bee keeper has led her to discovery the wonders of our local honey production; which through hardwork she offers the freshest, rawest most local softly rendered (unpasterized) honey, and very raw winter aged creme ( short supply). She hopes soon to offer her glass on a (to be designed this winter) web site and to discuss with others the magical nature of glass on her Bluemoon Blog.
Come enjoy seasonal favorities like Blue Zee’s MOFGA certified organic blueberries and melons. Or get an early taste of fall by enjoying some of Mockingbird Farm’s fresh pressed cider. As always you can beat the heat with some of Shan Tea’s delicous iced teas.