At the Orchard

Fresh at the Farmstand August 20, 2015

We have a great selection of summer produce this week. Our first harvest of new potatoes- both French Fingerling and Red Gold- are available at the farmstand. Carrots, kohlrabi, broccoli, cabbage, peas summer squash, cucumbers, and more are available fresh in farmstand.  You must try the Salt & Pepper Cucumber. This pale yellow cucumber is great fresh and pickled! Don't be fooled by the color- when they are mature they have a pale, yellow flesh with a crisp texture and good heirloom flavor. Use it in salads, cold dishes or as a garnish. 

Apple season is here! Many people don't start thinking about apples until the weather cools down and the leaves drop. We think that is unfortunate as so many early-season apples are delicious and worth trying. We started picking apples about 4 weeks ago. The Lodi was the first to harvest- a tart apple that is great in sauce, salads, or sandwiches! Soon after we harvested Jersey Macs, Vista Belles, Pristines, and William's Pride. All are now available in the farmstand. We offer sample baskets of each apple so you can decide which early-apple you like best. 

We are happy to offer potted herbs and flowers this season! We have a great selection available on the front porch all potted and ready for your home enjoyment. There is nothing like using fresh herbs, cut moments before, to add flavor to your meals. We have sage, thyme, parsley and more. We also have a great selection of perennials for your garden including daisies, yarrow, salvia, mums, lamb's ear and more! 

What's Fresh November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving! 

November is a month to practice gratitude, to acknowledge and give thanks for the goodness in our lives. In our busy lives, especially during the holiday season, it can be easy to overlook little blessings and forget all we have to be grateful for. This Thanksgiving we encourage you to savor positive experiences and take time to reflect on the blessings of life. You'll be amazed with all you have to be grateful for whether it is a warm blanket, a satisfying meal, a beautiful view, or a house to call home. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday! This day is all about supporting and celebrating local businesses and all they do for their communities. Many locally owned shops are offering sales, samples, and raffles. Check your local paper for details and specials in your area. Make sure to visit your locally owned shops this holiday season! 

We Have Many Gifts For The Foodie On Your List! Food-slabs, Gourmet Sauces, Salts, Candies, Preserves & More! 

We Have Many Gifts For The Foodie On Your List! Food-slabs, Gourmet Sauces, Salts, Candies, Preserves & More! 

In connection with Small Business Saturday, we are offering 15 % OFF all locally made goods both Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th. We have many unique, locally made products from children's books, to home goods, to specialty food items- many made right here in Maine! Featured products include tea towels from Madder Root, food slabs from American Stonecraft, utensils from Peterson Woodworking, preserves, jams and relishes from Northwoods Gourmet Girl and MUCH more! This is a sale you don't want to miss! 

Just A Taste Of Locally Sourced Goods Available At Our Farmstand 

Just A Taste Of Locally Sourced Goods Available At Our Farmstand 

Our farmstand has a great selection of produce this week! We continue to have over a dozen varieties of apples, winter squash, onions, garlic, potatoes, radishes and more. From the greenhouse we have hearty kale and pungent mustard greens for braising and a zesty blend of fresh greens for salads! 

The farmstand now has soup by the pound! Our soups are made with fresh ingredients sourced from our fields and other Maine farms whenever possible! Flavor possibilities are endless and change daily- this week we plan to make a vegetarian chili and a potato leek soup! Call ahead to find out the soup of the day! We are also serving our wood-fired brick oven pizza daily 11:30am-3pm. Our pizza is made from scratch and topped with farm fresh vegetables and cheese. If you haven't had our pizza yet, you are missing out! Call ahead for topping choices and to place your order! 

Holidays call for candies and fudge! We have several fresh, homemade flavors of fudge this week. We have traditional chocolate walnut and for the more adventurous we have a lemon-almond fudge or a  pistachio-cherry fudge! We have traditional, homemade Needhams- a chewy, potato-based coconut candy hand-dipped in dark chocolate! For the first time we have brought in organic candy canes, chocolates from Bixby & Co and caramels from McCrea's in flavors ranging from Truffle Sea Salt to Holiday Spice. Make sure to check out our candy collection this holiday season! 

McCrea's Caramels

McCrea's Caramels