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Locally Grown Food Program

November 10th is Maine Apple Day.  To learn more about this and other news about locally grown food, farmers markets, fairs, restaurants, recipes and more on the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources visit their web site.   Here's a recipe from their site.

Wild Mushroom Hash

Compliments of Thomaston Cafe
Number of Servings: 10
1 large diced onion (3/4 cup)
2 diced red peppers (1 1/2 cups)
4 cloves minced garlic
1 lb white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb mixed wild mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 or 2 lb Portobello mushrooms, sliced with stems cleaned and diced
1 tsp black pepper
2 whole bay leaves
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 (about 4 cups) large, peeled and diced Maine Potatoes
2 or 3 Cups vegetable stock

Sautee onions, peppers and garlic in olive oil. Add mushrooms and stems and let simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Add diced potatoes and vegetable stock. Let simmer (stirring occasionally) until potatoes are done. Add more stock, if nedessary. Stir in seasonings, add more to taste. Let rest for 30 minutes to develop the flavor. Shape into patties, the size of an omelet. Brown on both sides on a griddle or frying pan. Serve with a poached egg or two. Makes about ten 8 oz portions. Half the recipe if you like, or invite your neighbors. Do not freeze. Will be good for a maximum of 5 days in refrigerator.

Hancock County Farmers Markets

Did you know that Hancock County has six farmers markets?

Blue Hill Farmers' Market   Hancock County
Pam Johnson
More than 15 local farmers, bakers and craftpersons offer fresh vegetables (including organic and hydroponic), herbs, plants, flowers, fruits, meats,eggs, baked goods, hand crafts, goat cheese and milk. Guest artists featured weekly.
Blue Hill: Blue Hill Fairgrounds from June through Sept. Union Trust Parking Lot May and September
Food Stamps: One or More Farmers
Bucksport Farmers' Market   Hancock County
Becky Alley
Fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, including beet greens, peas, green beans, cukes, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon, pumpkins, apples, maple syrup, and eggs. Home-baked breads, prepared foods and flowers too.
Bucksport: Lower Main Street - Post Office parking lot
Food Stamps: One or More Farmers
Deer Isle/Stonington Farmers' Market   Hancock County
Bob Bowen
Meats, eggs, vegetables, flower seedlings, hydroponic lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, cut flowers, breads, apples, pears, jams, maple syrup, cheeses, goat milk, and berries.wooden chairs and benches. Smoked meats & cheeses, blueberries.
Deer Isle: Congregational Church parking lot
Eden Farmers' Market   Hancock County
Matt Gerald
Meats, smoked meats and cheeses, dairy products,fruit, preserves, baked goods, fresh pies and desserts, artisan bread, vegetables-including organic, honey, maple syrup, hot pepper products, plants, seedlings and flowers.
Bar Harbor: YMCA Parking lot, Main St.
Food Stamps: Most Farmers
Ellsworth Farmers' Market   Hancock County
Jonathan Bagley
Locally grown and produced goods: herbs, pickles, spreads, vegetables, jam, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, maple syrup, apples, cider, homemade breads, cakes, cookies, flowers, perennials, seedlings, handspun yarn.
Ellsworth: Just up from the intersection of Main Street and High Street, next to Larry's Bakery in the parking lot of the Maine Community Foundation.
Food Stamps: Most Farmers
Northeast Harbor Farmers' Market   Hancock County
Matt Gerald
Beautiful Northeast Harbor. Herbs, flowers, gourds, vegetables, poultry, baked goods, pies and desserts, milk, cheese, eggs, pork, apples, honey maple syrup, cider and berries.
Northeast Harbor: Wallace Moving and Storage parking lot (old high school)
Food Stamps: One or More Farmers