Westminster Farmers' Market

  (Westminster, Massachusetts)
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Westminster Farmer's Market Report for 07-31-09

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm

 

Cast your vote for your favorite farmers’ market at Local Harvest!  Next week I’d like to report to our Ag Commission that we are in the top 100!  So help me out and vote today!

Orders are closing for Massachusetts Local Food on Monday – so don’t forget to get your order in.  Delivery day is next Friday at the farmers’ market.

Last week we had 20 vendors again!  And I actually set aside time to walk through the market.  I spent over 2 hours doing this and enjoyed every minute!  I really had to rush at the end and my only regret is that I didn’t have more time!  Our market produce variety now surpasses what you are finding in the grocery store.  I haven’t been to the produce aisle in more than a month but I don’t remember seeing purple beans there, or yellow carrots!  At our market I found these along with Easter egg radish, purple carrots, tomatoes, CORN, shallot braids, broccoli, chard, new potatoes, squash, garlic, onions, cucumbers, peaches, and fabulous looking berries!  And that is just the vegetables and fruit.  We also had the usual variety of Beef, Pork, Cheese, Eggs, Bread, Maple Syrup, cut herbs.  I didn’t need cheese this week, but next week I’m going to try Westfield farm’s “Classic Appetizer” which is goat cheese with sundried tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil.  It will be pretty easy for me to turn that into a local meal!  I did get a chance to try Patty Hurd’s meat rub (on our London broil steak).  It was delicious and very easy.  Well worth a try!

 

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Westminster Farmer's Market Report for 07-24-09

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm

 Again!  Another busy week at the market.  I’ll try to take some pictures for next week for those of you who cannot make it.  We have incredible variety and about 20 vendors.  There is so much food available now that your only difficulty will be deciding what you want to buy for dinner!  Come, spend some time, browse, sit down and enjoy a donut and ginger iced tea while chatting with a friend!

  The cornucopia of food is overflowing with Beef, Pork, Cheese, Eggs, Bread, Maple Syrup and an incredible variety of vegetables and berries with everything ranging from broccoli to zucchini, blueberries to raspberries!  Really!  You have to come and browse and take it all in!  In addition to vegetables, there are still plenty of herbs including basil, mint (mint lemonade recipe) and rosemary for your recipes and vegetable plants for your garden – have you planted eggplant and cucumbers yet?  It’s not too late!  And these are further along the plants I have in my own garden!  I purchased the nicest rosemary plant that I have ever owned and it will be very useful when I have fresh chicken to eat in September!

 If you are not buying your lettuce at the market, you may want to read this about the latest recall!  The most interesting news that is reported in this article is that this lettuce has a shelf life of 14 to 16 days!  Who Knew!  That is really old!  Another reason to buy fresh at our market!

 

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