2017 Farmer’s Market Begins!

After a winter that couldn’t decide what it wanted to do, our farmers are ready to get back outdoors at the DRA Round Top Farm starting Friday, May 19th, for another season of the Damariscotta Farmer’s Market.  Markets will take place from 9-noon On Fridays through September.

This season brings back the same cast of characters as all our members are back on board for the 2017 season: Hootenanny Bread, Meadowcroft/Seacolors Yarnery, Shepherds and Such, Pemaquid Oyster, Erskine Farm, Appleton Creamery, Morning Dew Farm, Borealis Breads, Goranson Farm, Mana Medicinals, Oyster Creek Mushrooms, Fuzzy Udder Creamery, Pemaquid Lobster, New Roots Cooperative Farm (Batula’s Farm), Mainely Poultry, Jyang Lee Kitchen, and Chase Farm Bakery.

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We’re looking forward to another season of the Kids Club with nutritionist Lara Cogar a little later in the summer.  She is planning on 6 kid sessions and will be adding 2-4 adult sessions.

DFM has been working with Marilee Harris from FARMS and The Maine Federation of Farmers Markets to get EBT and credit card processing at our markets this year.  Look for an information booth and more info in June.

Spring has sprung!  Join us on Friday, May 19th to kick off another great Farmer’s Market season!

Cast Iron Skillet Frittata

YIELD: 4 servings 35 minutes
INGREDIENTS

8 large eggs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs
3-4 ounces grated/crumbled cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 slices bacon, chopped
1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 small onion, or more to taste, chopped
2 garlic cloves, or more to taste, chopped
2 to 3 cups spinach or arugula, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped roasted peppers, or to taste
PREPARATION

Preheat broiler.
Whisk together eggs, herbs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
Cook bacon in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until crisp. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a large bowl then pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
Add potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to skillet, and sauté over medium-high heat until golden, about 3 minutes. Cover skillet and continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring a few times, until potatoes are just tender, about 3 minutes more. Transfer the potatoes with a slotted spoon to bowl containing the bacon.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and sauté onion and garlic over medium-high heat until pale golden, about 4 minutes, then add spinach and sauté until just wilted.
Gently add the potatoes, bacon, and remaining tablespoon oil into onion mixture, spreading it evenly.
Pour egg mixture evenly over vegetables and cook over medium-high heat, lifting up cooked egg around edges with a heat-proof rubber spatula to let uncooked egg flow underneath, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until it appears mostly set, with a moist top and center, 3 to 5 minutes more.
Remove lid. Broil frittata 5 to 7 inches from heat until set, but not browned, 1 to 2 minutes, then top with an even layer of cheese and continue to broil until browned and bubbling, 1 to 3 minutes (watch carefully).

First Friday Market May 19 at DRA’s Round Top Farm

Spring is finally here! Join the Damariscotta Farmers Market for the first market of the season Friday, May 19 from 9-12 at DRA’s Round Top Farm. Our Friday vendors are all returning: Appleton Creamery, Batula’s Farm, Borealis Breads, Chase Farm, Erskine Farm, Fuzzy Udder Creamery, Goranson Farm, Hootenanny Bakery, Jyang Lee Kitchen, Mainely Poultry, Mana Medicinals, Meadow croft Farm/Seacolors Yarn, Morning Dew Farm, Old Narrow Gauge Farm, Oyster Creek Mushroom, Pemaquid Lobster, Pemaquid Oyster,  and Shepherds and Such.

The Monday market returns on June 5th with three new vendors: Chase Farm, Oxbow Brewing, and Woodhaus Farm complimenting our returning vendors: Dharma Farm, Hootenanny Bread, Morning Dew Farm, Pemaquid Lobster, and Thyme For Goat.

There will be a wide variety of high quality baked goods, produce, cheese, meats and handmade items. There will be a number of vegetable, herb and flower seedlings from many of our vendors, a great way to welcome spring!  

Where to find vendors in the off-season.

  • Shepherd’s and Such can be found at the Bath Market on Saturdays this winter, and at Fort Andross in Brunswick every other week.
  • Erskine Farm items can be purchased directly from the farm
  • Appleton Creamery will be at the Bath and Belfast markets, Rising Tide, the Belfast Co-Op, State of Maine Cheese, Good Tern, and Fresh Off the Farm. You can also find them on Facebook
  • Morning Dew Farm has items available at local restaurants, Rising Tide, Good Tern, and online at www.morningdeworganic.com

 

  • Borealis can be found at Hannaford, Rising Tide, Yellowfront, and S.Fernalds, as well as at their retail store in Waldoboro,
  • Goranson Farm will be at the Bath, Brunswick, and Portland market this winter, Rising TIde, and Whole Foods in Portland.You can also find them on Facebook
  • Oyster Creek Mushroom has booths at the Bath and Brunswick markets, as well as Rising Tide where you can find dried mushrooms and powders all year long
  • Fuzzy Udder can be found on Facebook and online at http://www.fuzzyudder.com/
  • Fresh Start Farms can be found online at https://www.cultivatingcommunity.org
  • Meadowcroft/Seacolors  will be at the Bath farmers market, and online at www.gotwool.com. Meadowcroft is looking for a farmsitter/backup farmer to live on the farm this winter for free living space in exchange for 2hrs per day of work. Call 542-2587 for details
  • Hootenanny Bread can be found at the Bath and Brunswick winter markets as well as at Rising Tide and the PREPKITCHEN underneath the Damariscotta River Grill
  • Pemaquid Seafood can be found this winter at the Bath, Brunswick, and Belfast markets.  
  • Jyang-Lee Kitchens is gone for the season, but frozen items can be found at Rising Tide throughout the winter. Look for her at Rising Tide’s customer appreciation event as well
  • Chase Farm is at Bath Farmers Market in the winter and you can also can order and pick up at the farm;  e-mail: chasefarmbake@gmail.com  or call 549-7611
  • Pemaquid Oysters has packed up for the season, but their oysters can be enjoyed at Schooner Landing, River Grill, and The Publick House. They’d also like to remind everyone of Oysterfest, the last Sunday in September, a great time that benefits local charities.
  • Dharma Farm will continue to have vegetables available at the farm, visit their website http://www.dharma.farm for additional information. Dharma also has products available at Rising Tide.
  • Thyme For Goat will see you next year! You can also visit them at the Bath Market on Saturday Mornings.