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   Open every Wednesday 1:30-5pm, rain or shine! Now closed for the season. Opening Day!! May 23
 
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Wells Farmers Market
Wells, Maine
 
 
 
 
What We Offer
Organic Veggies
Annuals
Perennials

Vegetable Seedlings
Fresh Greens

Corn

Peaches

Blueberries

Raspberries

Ground Cherries

Heirloom Tomatoes
Radishes

Garlic
Farm Fresh Eggs
Pork
Beef

Organic Lamb

Chicken

Sausages

Goat Milk Cheese & Yogurt

Fermented Foods

Authentic Lebanese Cuisine

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

Mushrooms

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

   Our  Vendors
Alewives Brook Farm
Chef's Cove Cafe
Cricket Corner Herbs
Vintage Garden Wine & Herb Jellies
Connolly's Organics
Doug's Garden
Gracie's Garden
Mistress Mary Mushrooms
Wyndswept Farm
Sanborne Hope Farm
Annette's Garden
Maple Moon Farm
Bakery at Notre Dame
River Lily Farm
Four Star Fresh Pasta
The Olde Craft Bakery
Karima's Kitchen
Noon Family Sheep Farm
Gray Farm Nursery
When Pigs Fly Bakery
Foxes Ridge Farm
Maine Burgers
Flying Goat Farm
Kelly Orchards


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


          
  
                  

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


 
 

Signs of Spring


    The sun was warm but the wind was still chilly. You know how it is with an April day… anything’s possible, and as a New Englander, I know, not to count on anything, but then hope steps up to bat, assuring me that warmer, and brighter days are just around the corner.

Mother nature decided to envelope us with our final dusting of the white stuff this week, just as I got my peas, beets and spinach sown in the garden. But the nicest part of an April snow here, is that it doesn’t last for too long, and as it melts away, the pain of it’s arrival will then naturally irrigate the newly seeded beds.


Spring snow is a confusing time for many of us. Do we go backward, forward, or simple stand still, and wait it out?  For me?  I walked it off instead. I walked so much, my Fitbit was begging me to stop!  But walking is good for the soul, and it gave me the chance to think about much, and take in the beautiful sights surrounding me, reminding me of all the things I love about early Spring.  I spotted the return of our Eastern phoebes perched on the new buds of the raspberry brambles, in the estuaries.. I took in the early activity in the tidal pools, that are ever changing, with each ebb and flow regardless of what the season may be, coming alive, and saw the magenta petals reminding me that yes, the croccus do always come up, along with the lovely profusion of the pussy willows that I gladly snipped to bring indoors.
 
 

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts, well out of proportion to their size.”

I found this quote to be so true. I will admire the tulips, forsythia and daffodils that will arrive later, but there is an unparalled, spirit-lifting joy that comes with first sight of the tiniest and earliest blooms by far. And the  pussy willow is the one that tells the rest of the world and all the other flora, & trees and bushes it’s time to wake up.




 
New Vendor Spotlight Part III
    We are always on the hunt for some new offerings at the WFM each season to add to and enhance our diverse selection of foods and goods already offered at the market each week. So in continuing this 'new vendor spotlight' this week, we're very happy to introduce you to two more of our newest vendors that will be joining us weekly throughout the season.
 Meet the team from the Cannons at Noon Family Sheep Farm-- Lana and Sara
 

   Cannons at Noon Family Sheep Farm, LLC is a family farm focused on sustainable organic agriculture.  Jean and Bill Noon started the sheep farm in 1971, and have practiced environmentally sound, organic farming methods since then, selling lamb meat at various Maine fairs and festivals.  They have integrated an organic crops operation onto their land and sell organic produce, cut flowers, sheep’s milk cheese, maple syrup, and non-organic eggs at farmers markets and local restaurants. 
Now moving into their third season as business owners they continue to grow and expand their operation.

  They direct market value added organic and natural lamb at select fairs and festivals through their lamb barbecue food booth, and  also sell hay, and mail order organic fleeces, natural wool yarn, and sheepskins. Frozen Lamb sausage and other cuts are usually available at the farm.  
  We're very pleased to have the Noons daughters at market this season with their many offerings of organic veggies, eggs, and delicous lamb cuts.  Welcome aboard Lana & Sara!
 

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Next up please meet Staci & Jessie from Mighty Oaks Farm.  I can't begin to tell you how many times I've been asked over these years, "why don't you have a poultry purveyor here at market'? Not such an easy task.. ;) but we're very pleased to now have Mighty Oaks Farm joining us this season!





"Jesse and Staci's farm passion continues to grow as they help shape this hillside farm into their dream.  A place to live and a place to work.  A place to share with their children and grandchildren and a place to instill good work ethic and value into their lives, generations to come and visitors that stop in."
In addition to poultry they also raise, beef and  pigs as well. They'll be offering their whole chickens and eggs when market starts up, and then later chicken parts, sausage, and even more!
  As I read through their web page and blog, I felt a great sense of solitude-- clearly humorous, with much respect for the land, strong faith and definitely good old farmers ingenuity as they go about their daily chores on a working farm.. So glad to have you folks with us. Welcome!

   
 

 
Thanks to our many old and new visitors to market each season. We wouldn't be here if not for your continued support!  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)  in the Wonder Mountain Fun Park, parking lot.  You won't be be able to miss the flags!
We are extremely grateful to Andy Joakim of Wonder Mountain Fun Park for generously offering this space to us, as our new home. 
 

So, looking forward to the upcoming season and the offerings our vendors will bring to the table... and to yours!
This season we have 25 vendors, with the finest of goods from certified organic veggies, to baked goods, seafood, mushrooms, Organic lamb, poultry, beef & pork , gluten free baked goods,  authentic Lebanese cuisine, Wicked Good Pickles, fresh pasta 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

This is a very easy pie to make, especially for those on the run, and these days who isn't busy? We just love chicken pot pies around here, and though I typically make mine with a buttery flaky crust, this time I just used puff pastry sheets. I also like my chicken pot pies loaded with vegetables. You can prepare four individual five inch pies or one large pie from this recipe. This one features chunks of chicken with big pieces of carrots, potatoes and peas jammed with a savory herb gravy... and even better, they freeze beautifully, for the next time you are on the run..

Cricket Corner Farm Chicken Pot Pie

 
3 cups chicken broth (homemade or stock)
1 cup dry white wine
3 cups boneless chicken breasts cut into cubes
1 1/2 cups fresh carrots, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups peeled potatoes, cubed
1 1/2 cups frozen petite peas
4 TBLS unsalted butter
6 TBLS flour
1/2 tsp fresh thyme
sea salt & ground pepper to taste
One pie crust topping.. or puff pastry to cover

Pour the chicken broth and wine into a large skillet and bring to a simmer. Add chicken pieces, carrots and potatoes pressing them down into an even layer. Cover the skillet and return to simmer. Tilt the lid slightly to let the steam escape and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, add in the peas, cover and let sit 15 more minutes. Strain the hot broth from the mixture into a bowl and reserve. Let the veggies cool off.

In a heavy saucepan melt the butter over low heat. Add the flour and whisk together for just a few moments. Add the reserved broth all at once and whisk briskly. Bring to a gentle boil--then lower the heat and stir until the sauce is smooth and thickened. Add fresh thyme leaves and seasoning to taste.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetable mixture in the skillet and stir well. Transfer the mixture to a 2 1/2 quart baker or four -- five inch individual pie tins and set aside. Top with your favorite pie crust or puff pastry cover. Pierce the pie to vent and bake in a 350 degree oven approximately 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and just bubbly. Enjoy!
 

                               

 
 
 
 
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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 us at:
wellsfarmersmarket4@gmail.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!.





Overheard at market this week... :-)

  I can't wait for opening day at the market!
               Let Spring finally commence!! 
See you all on May 23--Opening day!
                        

 
 
 
 
We have decided again this year to accept sponsors. Our goal this year is to purchase a storage shed that will hopefully house all of our equipment,tables, & signage  If you would like to become a sponsor of the Wells Farmers Market, email us at: wellsfarmersmarket4@gmail, or stop by our information booth on opening day!
All of our sponsors will be listed and linked to on our website homepage. Thanks to those who've already donated! It's greatly appreciated!
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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