We had our first hard freeze last night, and luckily it's coinciding with our farmers markets moving indoors for the season! Well, mostly indoors. We do have 2 more Brunswick Farmers Markets downtown on Tuesdays from 8-2, but otherwise our indoor markets start up this week:
Starting Friday 11/10, the Midcoast Winter Farmers Market at the Topsham Fairgrounds runs from 11-4. This is a great producers' market featuring a variety of farm-fresh goods, live music, and a special Market Cafe featuring locally-sourced hot lunch!
Starting Saturday 11/11, the Brunswick Winter Market at Fort Andross (Cabot Mill, next to Flea Market) runs from 9-12:30. Find us on the corner near the entrance!
With the first frosts of the season comes the rush to get the frost-sweetened parsniips out of the ground before it freezes too hard to pull them! This was one of thousands pulled up yesterday. We will have some at market this weekend for you.
We hope you're as excited about the cold weather coming on as we are! It's a much needed season of rest, with shorter work days and more time stirring the soup pot. We recently made a duck soup with fresh herbs, ginger, lemongrass, onions, and garlic. Oh, and one of our first Honeycrisp apples. It's a lot of work, this lifestyle, but the meals make it worth it.
Don't be a stranger this winter! Come see us at winter markets.
Ben, Laura, Nick, Kate, Logan, Sam, and Hannah