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Saturday, August 6
Exact Change Jazz Quartet

Do you know a musician or group looking for a venue? The following dates are still open:  August 10, 24, 31, September 10, 14 & 21. Contact springdalejerseys@gmail.com for details.
 
RECIPES THIS WEEK
Lemon Tofu Cheesecake
Pico de Gallo
Brae Maple Farm. MOFGA Certified Organic. Lots of cucumbers, squash and fresh cut basil available.
Doing market in style. A happy shopper at last Saturday's market. Gotta love that basket! It's brimming with healthy Maine produce.
The garlic's all harvested at Bahner Farm, with help from the next generation of Maine farmers. Mike says maybe it's time for a Pico de Gallo recipe.

Jackie gives us an "eggucation"

Common Wealth Farm eggs

Common Wealth Farm. Time for a little "eggucation"! Ever see thin white strands alongside the yolk of your egg? Introducing "chalazae - Ropy strands of egg white which anchor the yolk in place in the center of the thick white. Chalazae are neither imperfections nor beginning embryos. The more prominent the chalazae, the fresher the egg. They don’t interfere with the cooking or beating of the white and you don’t need to remove them, although some cooks like to strain them from stirred custard.

These  tidbits about chalazae were gleaned  from incredibleegg.org where everything there is to know about eggs can be found.

Heiwa Tofu

We've moved! Mark your calendars for our Grand Opening/Open House on Friday, September 9th. More details in next week's newsletter. Meanwhile, here's a recipe for some soothing, easy to make Lemon Tofu Cheesecake. See you at market on Saturday.
Lemon Tofu Cheesecake
Lemon Tofu Cheesecake
(Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times 1998)

A light and delicious cheesecake alternative that is simple to make. Use this crust recipe or your favorite graham cracker or nut crust recipe. Maple syrup can be used instead of sugar.

1 ½  cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1# tofu
¾ cup soymilk or water            
⅓ cup sugar
½ tsp sea salt 
 2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp soymilk

Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix cracker crumbs, sugar and butter until crumbs are moistened. Press into 9-inch pie plate firmly to form crust. Bake 5 minutes. Let cool while preparing the filling.

In blender, combine remaining ingredients and process until smooth, about 60 seconds. Pour mixture into crust. Bake until top is slightly browned, about 25 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled and firm, about 2 hours.
Uproot Pie Co.
UPROOT will be representing with bialys and wood fired pizzas, on the menu this week is fire roasted veggies and chèvre, sweet Italian sausage and oven roasted fennel and of course the classic Margarita!    Oh boy we love summer! 
 
Brazen Baking loaves
Brazen Baking
Using Maine sourced grains
at Wednesday Market
Brazen Baking is pleased to be your local offshoot of the Maine grain revival. Stop by on Wednesday to try breads, crackers, and the occasional treat. We hope you had a chance to try our garlic scape ciabatta; there will be more seasonal offerings to look out for. Our baking time is limited and it is the busy season but we will continue to make this market our priority, so thanks for your support and encouragement.
It's tomato time at Bahner Farm. Shop early for the best selection.
Pico de Gallo

PICO DE GALLO
Fresh Tomato Salsa. The name is Spanish for "rooster beak". It's also called salsa fresca. The current take on this traditional dish is a bit different from the original, but one thing remains the same–fresh tomatoes are essential. They make a drier salsa that lends itself well to use in egg dishes, sandwiches or wraps, as a stand alone salad, with rice or meats and other vegetables.  It takes only about fifteen minutes to dice up this savory accompaniment. 

Basic ingredients: fresh tomatoes, onions, (garlic,) lemon or lime juice, peppers (hot if you like), cilantro, sometimes parsley.  People add all sorts of other veggies to vary the flavor. Here are a few links to recipes:

Serious Eats - traditional recipe
PBS.org  - Quick & Easy Pico de Gallo
Chowhound.com
Epicurious.com - Fresh Tomato Salsa
The Food Network - Pico de Gallo
Allrecipes.com - Pico de Gallo
Tabitha and Bubble say hi, from Springdale Farm.  Their milk is being made into fresh cream cheese.  Grab some at the market this week!
Lobster Pies are back at Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood. Just heat and serve; we do all the work! Fresh picked lobster meat available. Check our website, pemaquidlobster.com, for the catch of the week.


Frontier Maple Sugarworks

Maybe, maybe not, but at the Lobster Festival for sure!

We're not sure we'll make it to market on Saturday - all will depend on how crazy and busy things are. Frontier Sugarworks will be at the Lobster Festival in Rockland all week.  Please come and visit us in the Made in Maine tent, where we'll be selling all things maple, including nuts by the to-go bag and in gift boxes.  Carrie's two aunts and her mother-in-law will be there helping to keep the pregnant lady off her feet!  It'll be a true family event!  If you don't see us in Camden, we'll have all our usual products for sale in Rockland.

 

Sheepscot Flower Farm

TSheepscot Flower Farm millethis is our second big week at Sheepscot Flower Farm with the arrival of some of our most important field grown flowers such as the colorful Lisianthus. These rose like flowers have all colored-up and doubled in bud count since last week.  We will still have fresh cut bunches of the Blue and White Cloud, Purple Larkspur and white Agrostemma.  

Our favorite Dahlias, Globe Thistle, Calla Lilies and Zinnias are in full force after the recent showers.  All of these look great with the new dark Red Amaranth and Limelight Millet.  You will also find available our other very popular flowers such as Sweet Peas, Sunflowers, Gerbera Daisies, Snap Dragons, Garlic Scapes, Asiatic Lilies and fragrant Oriental Lilies.  See ya Saturdays and Wednesdays in Camden.
Grey Goose
At Market on Wednesday
Grey Goose 3 Berry Jelly

MAINE FARMERS' MARKET
SNAPSHOT WEEK
August 7th to 13th

 
You're invited to post your farmers' market photos to FB, Instagram, or Twitter, and be sure to use the hashtags #lovemainemarkets and #MEsnapshotweek

Read all about it at the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets
mainefarmersmarkets.org
 
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