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Peaches! tomatoes! Corn!!! Garlic! Organic Veggies!   Open every Wednesday 1:30-5pm, rain or shine!
 
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Wells Farmers Market
Wells, Maine
 
 
 
 
What's in Season
Organic Veggies
Annuals
Perennials
Fresh Greens

Corn!!

Peaches

Blueberries

Ground Cherries

Heirloom Tomatoes
Radishes

Garlic
Farm Fresh Eggs
Pork
Beef

Chicken

Sausages

Goat Milk Cheese & Yogurt

Authentic Lebanese Cuisine

Microgreens, Herbs and  Sprouts

Fresh, Dried & Potted Herbs

Cut Flower Bouquets
Artisan Breads

Fresh Pasta & Sauce
Wine Jams & Herbal Jellies
Wicked Good Pickles & Relishes
Herbal & Goat Milk Soaps
Lobster, Haddock, Scallops & Clams
Baked Goods & Gluten-free Baked Goods

Seasoned Popcorn

Ready-to-Serve Meals
Honey & Maine Maple Syrup
And more!
 
 

  August & September Vendors
Alewives Brook Farm
Chef's Cove Cafe
Cricket Corner Herbs
Vintage Garden Jellies
Connolly's Organics
Doug's Garden
Little Cottage Baking
Wyndswept Farm
Sanborne Hope Farm
Andy's Edible Garden
Maple Moon Farm
River Lily Farm
Four Star Fresh Pasta
The Olde Craft Bakery
Karima's Kitchen
Mainely Jams
Gray Farm Nursery
When Pigs Fly Bakery
Foxes Ridge Farm
Flying Goat Farm
Kelly Orchards
Popzup Popcorn

   ..... and, weekly entertainment by our own
           Banjo Bob!
 


          
  
                  

         
Have questions? Feel free to write to us at:
wellsfarmersmarket4@gmail.com


 
 

August Splendor...




     Nature is really putting on a show this month with meteor showers and that amazing solar eclipse.  This is a special time of year at market too! Sweet corn mingles with a glorious bounty of tomatoes in bright, sunshiney colors and peppers and peaches are piled high too! 





 





                 
    

   The first hints of autumn begin to peek out from below the vendors' tents... the flowers start to take on the hues of fall in burgandy and gold and accented with stalks of Indian corn.  Apples are arriving too... and before we know it... pumpkins, cabbage, turnip, butternut & acorn squash, corn stalks, mums and gourds will be taking their place at market.  Boy, this season is just flying by!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 



 
 

 

What's New


   Doug's Garden will be offering ground cherries at market this week.  Stop by his booth for a sample.. such a unique flavor. I'll let Doug tell you all about them....



 

                                                 
  

  Consider yourself fortunate enough that you can stop by market to come across unusual fruits and veggies not found in your corner grocery.  For me, ground cherries would fall right into that category.  Also called husk tomatoes, these little fruits will remind you of a small sungold cherry tomatoes, except that they wear a thin paper husk, much like their distant cousins... tomatillos. 

   It is in their unique flavor that sets them apart, however. Oddly enough, if  you ask twenty different shoppers "what do they taste like to you?"  you'll get twenty different responses.  To me, that have a citrus flavor.. almost a combination of pineapples and a tomato... with an even mix with neither flavor overpowering the other. 
  With all the varied varieties of tomatoes to now be found at market, you'll have no trouble trying this yummy salsa recipe.  Make plenty.. its that good! I served it as a side with grilled salmon.. so darn good!



Ground Cherry Salsa

        


 
  • about 2 doz ground cherries, hulled & rinsed with some halved
  • about 1 doz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 jalapeños, diced
  • 2 tbs red onion, diced
  • 2 tbs celery, diced
  • 2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped — cilantro may be substituted
  • juice of 1/2 fresh lime, more to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the ground cherries, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, and parsley into a bowl. Gently stir to combine.
  2. Add the lime juice and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Taste to see if additional lime juice, salt, or pepper are needed.
  4. Serve.

and... speaking of salsa, I made this one earlier this week too! Do try it.. you're gonna love it!  Even better, most of the ingredients for both of these recipes can be purchased right at market! :)


Grilled Corn Salsa

                       

 
  • 10 large ears corn, husked
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 vine-ripened tomatoes, about 1 pound total
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 5 TBLS red wine 
  • fresh basil
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Brush the corn liberally with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Grill, turning every few minutes, until light gold all over and cooked, about 12 minutes. Let cool and cut off the kernels. Discard the cobs.

Core the tomatoes and cut a small X on the bottom of each. Brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and place on the grill, X side down, away from direct heat. Cover the grill and cook until the tomatoes begin to soften but are not cooked all the way through (or they will melt through the grate!), about 15 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then peel. Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise and squeeze out the juice and the seeds through a sieve into a bowl. Reserve the juices and chop the flesh.

Put the onions in the non-reactive medium bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the vinegar. Let marinate until the color changes, about 10 minutes.

Add the chopped tomatoes, reserved tomato juice, onions, basil, and 1/3 cup olive oil to the corn. Toss well. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt, pepper, and remaining vinegar. The salsa is best eaten the same day but will keep, covered and refrigerated, a day or so.

Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos.

 
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Thanks to our many old and new visitors to market this season.  If you haven't been by yet, do drop in to say hello!  For those that still aren't aware... the WFM has  moved to our NEW location at: 270 Post Road (Rte 1)  between Wonder Mountain Fun Park & the Wells/Ogunquit Center.  You won't be be able to miss the flags!
We are extremely grateful to Andy Joakim of Wonder Mountain for generously offering this space to us, as our new home. 
 
We've enjoyed the past thirteen years at the Wells Town Hall, but we found growth and a new location imminent, for our continued success!
So, look  forward to the upcoming season and the offerings our vendors will bring to the table... and to yours!
This season we have 23 vendors, with the finest of goods from certified organic veggies, to baked goods, seafood, microgreens & sprouts, gluten free baked goods,  authentic Lebanese cuisine, Wicked Good Pickles and so much more!
check out our website for more vendor details.. or follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what's happening @ the market:  wellsfarmersmarket.org



 
       

     Favorite Recipes
Elotes ~ Mexican Street Corn!
 
 
Now that fresh corn is starting to appear at the market, it's a perfect time to try out this dish...
Leave the plain and tired buttered corn in the past and upgrade your cobs with a tasty new Mexican twist. This popular street food in Mexico has been gaining popularity in the U.S. and, this dish is as easy and simple to make as it is delicious.  This recipe is great for serving family-style: Put all of the ingredients ( cheese, cilantro, limes, & chili powder) out separately in little ramekins and let your guests top the corn however they wish.

                               

 
Ingredients:
4 ears of corn
1 cup mayo mixed with 1 cup of sour cream
¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro
1 tsp canola oil
1 cup freshly grated Cotija or crumbled Goat Cheese and/or Parmesan cheese
1 lime, juiced
Red chili powder, to taste
2 limes cut into wedges, for garnish
 
Directions:
  1. Remove the husks of the corn leaving the core attached. Lightly brush or spritz the ears of corn with oil.  Grill the corn, turning once on a hot grill or cast iron pan until it starts to get slightly charred.
  2. In a bowl mix the mayo/sour cream mix and cilantro. Remove the corn from the grill and coat with the mayonnaise mix. Squeeze the lime juice over the corn and heavily season with grated cheese. Sprinkle with chili powder to taste and garnish with a few lime wedges.
 
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** Have a favorite recipe using purchases from the WFM?? We'd love to hear about them!

 
The Market Community

The Wells Farmers' Market is proud to welcome community organizations to the market to share information about their causes with market customers.  These community partnerships strengthen our market in so many ways! 
For more information email Claire Genest at: cottagebaking@hotmail.com

WFM strives to be a place where the public can learn about the relationship of local food and farms to our health, our economy and our culture.  This partnership is in recognition of the market's overall desire for a sustainable community--
We're more than just a place to exchange goods & services!.
Market News!!
    Announcement:  Love to cook? Love to share recipes? We have been swapping recipes for so many years now with our customers that we think it's high time to get them all down in one place. 
     So... We are in the process of putting a WFM Cookbook together for next season, highlighting all of our and your  favorite recipes utilizing the goods sold at market each week throughout the growing season!! If you would like your recipe, to be included in the cookbook, please send us the recipe, along with your name, so we can give credit to you, and a photo if you happen to have one of your dish, be it entree, side dish, appetizer, seafood, soup, vegetarian, or dessert to:
wellsfarmersmarket4@gmail.com
Please be sure to write:
WFM Cookbook Recipe in the subject line






Overheard at market this week... :-)

   Do any vendors have canning tips?
   I see corn on the cob on our table tonite!
   Wow! This market has really grown!
   Those pickles are so good! No, they're   
   Wicked Good!
   Those heads of lettuce are humongous!
  Yippee! I just got his last two pounds of    
   fresh haddock!!

 
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We are open every Wednesday, from 1:30-5:00pm 
rain or shine!


We're located at 270 Post Road (Rte 1) behind Wonder Mountain Fun Park  in Wells.

Check us out on the web at our brand new website!
www.wellsfarmersmarket.org
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