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Fresh Corn! Raspberries! Blueberries! Lobsters! 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
Seedlings
Annuals
Perennials
Fresh Greens
Raspberries

Blueberries

Zucchini

Tomatoes

Peppers

Kale

Garlic

Summer Squash
Eggs
Pork
Beef

Chicken
Artisan Breads
Wine Jams & Herbal Jellies
Wicked Good Pickles & Relishes
Herbal & Goat Milk Soaps
Lobster, Haddock  & Clams
Baked Goods

Ready-to-Serve Meals
Honey
And more!
 
 

July Vendors
Alewives Brook Farm
Chef's Cove Cafe
Cricket Corner Herbs
Vintage Garden Jellies
Doug's Garden
Four Leaf Farm
Wyndswept Farm
Ellie May's Candy
Itty Bitty Bake Shop
Oak Woods Farm
Four Star Fresh Pasta
Little Cottage Baking
Buddha's Burning Buns
Kelly Orchards
Maine Saltwater Creations
Gray Farm
When Pigs Fly
Bread & Roses Bakery
Hickory Nut Farm
Piper Ranch Honey
Tibbetts Family Farm
Tibbetts Meats

 
 
Fruits of the

            Season!






 

Summer is officially here and that means local corn! Perfect for the grill, steamed or even raw--corn is a great sourse of fibre, is full of antioxidants and high in B vitamins.
Thinking of ways to prepare fresh corn?

  • Black beans & corn salad
  • Summer Corn Chowder
  • Mexican Grilled Corn.. or
  • Plain old steamed corn!



Seasonal Fruits found at market now:  Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Peaches and Plums soon to follow!

Don't you think there's something special about blueberries and raspberries? -- Just pop either of these in your mouth and you're rewarded with a sweet-tart experience that speaks to summer. When raspberries & blueberries  are at the height of their season, they're better than anything you can get all year long in the supermarket. That's why you owe it to yourself to devour them with abandon right now --Eat them plain, cook with them or add them to your favorite fruit pies.

Did you know that it's super easy to enjoy eating your favorite local fruits and veggies in the winter? (I know.. really.. with 92% humidity factor, what can we be thinking! :-) But it's really true.
Most fruits and veggies that you will find at the market now can simply be washed, chopped, blanched and then frozen for winter breakfasts, meals and desserts.

And freezing local fruits is just so easy peasy.. Just wash and dry the fruit.  Chop if needed, then place on a baking sheet and freeze.  Then, place the frozen fruits into a covered container and be sure to mark the date on them for easy reference & store up to four months.

There are many techniques and a plethora of information on how to preserve our summer fruit and vegetable bounty for winter that you may find here.

 

 





 

Market Recipes
                     
Lemon Raspberry Muffins
  I sell out of these delicious muffins every Saturday at market..they are that good!


 

The secret to the sparkling flavor of these delicately crumbed muffins is the strips of lemon zest finely ground into the sugar. Enjoy the muffins warm right from the oven.

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk, (see Tip)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour, or whole-wheat pastry flour (see Shopping Tip)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 large (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the lemon in long strips. Combine the zest and sugar in a food processor; pulse until the zest is very finely chopped into the sugar. Add buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla and pulse until blended.
  3. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk mixture and fold until almost blended. Gently fold in raspberries. Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
  4. Bake the muffins until the edges and tops are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Wrap each in plastic and freeze in a freezer bag for up to 1 month. To reheat, remove plastic, wrap muffin in a paper towel and microwave on High for 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Tip: No buttermilk? Mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice into 1 cup milk.

** Have a favorite recipe using purchases from the WFM??
  We'd love to hear about them!

 
Many Thanks!!



We want to take a moment to thank each of you who attend the market each and every Wednesday and support our farmers, bakers and artisans! 
We would not be here if it wasn't for you coming to market each week and spending part of your day with us!
                           It's much appreciated!

 
 
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 Kristen Hagan at: kmhfourleaffarm@yahoo.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!!.

Overheard at market this week... :-)

   These raspberries are scrumptious!!
   We'll have fresh picked squash next week!
   We'll fit them all in!
   What?! You're out of garlic scapes!?!
  Yippee! I just got his last two quarts of blueberries!

   Did you see how many garlic heads are on that table?!
   These raspberries are never going to make it home..:-)
   Can I still  subscribe to the WFM Newsletter?

** You surely can! Just got to our web site wellsfarmersmarket.org and at the bottom of the homepage
you'll find a link to subscribe!


We are very happy to welcome another of our newer vendors to the market today.. Jane Adams  of Buddha's Burning Buns who will be bringing all your favorite sweets.. Cookies, squares, granola, and more!! Stop by and sample her yummy treats! Welcome aboard Jane!

We are open every Wednesday, from 1:30-5:00pm 

We're located in the Wells Town Hall parking lot on Sanford Road (Rte 109) rain or shine!

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