Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Perfect Day for the Farmers' Market Opening

Farmers' Markets have a special place in our hearts here at Stonewall Kitchen.  If it wasn't for selling jam at the local market 20 years ago, we might not be where we are today.  Here in Maine, we only get to enjoy the Farmers' Market a few months out of the year.  Although there are various Winter Farmers' Markets that take place nearby, we look forward to perusing the local vendors under the sun on a gorgeous Saturday morning!

The weather is looking perfect for the opening of the Farmers' Market here in York this Saturday, June 4th.  If you are in the Southern Maine area, this Farmers' Market takes place right across our driveway at the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce.  It runs every Saturday June 4th through October 8th, from 9am-1pm.  If you can't make it on Saturday, it is also open Thursday afternoons from July 7th-September 1st, 11am-2pm.  This works out great for us to hop over and pick up some local produce during lunch time!

Not in the Southern Maine area?  This website is a great resource to find the local Farmers' Markets, CSAs and Farm Stands happening in your area.  It is important to support your local farms and vendors, and you always get the freshest ingredients whether you are looking for produce, meats, baked goods or artisan products.  Often times you find things that you would never find at your local grocery store!

This weekend I hope to pick up some local Fiddleheads, a fresh loaf of homemade bread, my favorite local goat cheese and a few plants to add to my garden.  What are your favorite products to pick up at the market?

Also, stay tuned for tomorrows giveaway!  It just happens to be a special food holiday that we want to share with you!

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