At the St. Mary’s Farmers & Artisans Market Today


Rebecca Dugan (Bates student) runs the information table and operates the EBT machine which allow us to accept payment with debit & credit cards in addition to food stamp/WIC transactions. Lily Gagnon sells hand crocheted "head huggers," she then uses the money earned through sales to purchase additional yarn to crochet hats that she donates to cancer patients and programs at St. Mary's and CMMC.

Join us as we welcome restaurant manager Ginni Singh from Mother India located on Lisbon Street. He will have taste samples of several of their dishes, including; mixed vegetables, chicken masala, vegetable fritters, samosa & garlic nann. 

Beginning this week EBT and WIC users can “Double your Dollar” and get up to $10 of fresh fruits and vegetables FREE when they use their EBT card or WIC checks. The program runs for a limited time through August, so come to the market to take advantage of the Double Value Coupons! 

Double Value Coupon is a program run by Wholesome Wave, which doubles the value of Federal Food Stamps (now called SNAP), Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (FMNP) when used at participating farmers markets nationwide. The mission of Wholesome Wave is to nourish neighborhoods by supporting increased production and access to healthy, fresh, and affordable locally grown food for the well-being of all. 

For sale today; Wild Maine Blueberries (1/2 pints, pints, quarts & 6 quart flats,) Sweet Native Corn, Peppers, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Zucchini & Summer Squash, in addition to assorted baked goods. 

   

St. Mary’s Farmers & Artisans Market
Wednesday, July 21
11:30 am – 3:00 pm (rain or shine)
Parking Lot – Corner of Lafayette Street & Campus Avenue 

This Weeks Vendors 

Mother India
From 11:30 – 1:00 pm meet restaurant manager Ginni Singh from Mother India located on Lisbon Street, he will have taste samples of several of their dishes, including mix vegetables, chicken masala, vegetable fritters, chicken masala, vegetable fritters, samosa & garlic naan. 

Valley View Farm
A traditional farm located in Auburn (visit them at www.valleyviewfarmme.com) Offering seasonal produce, eggs, meat and Sunset Acres cheese. If you purchased a CSA for pick-up at the market (or have a Senior share) these are the folks you need to see. 

Phoenix Farm
An Organic farm located in Monmouth
This week offering head lettuce, bok choy, garlic scapes & Easter egg radishes, rhubarb & strawberry jams, baked goods including fruit muffins, bread and sweet breads or pastries. 

Fresh Start Farms
The New American Sustainable Agriculture Project is a community-based agricultural initiative that supports recent refugees, immigrants, and other new Americans as they establish agricultural businesses.  We will have 2 farmers from this program offering seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs & flowers. 

Clay Hill Farm
Located in Peru, Maine.  Offering all natural angus steer beef, produce & farm fresh eggs. 

What’s Up Farm
Located in New Gloucester. Offering home-grown seasonal vegetables and local artwork. 

“Head Huggers”
Hand crocheted hats in a rainbow of colors, made by Lily Gagnon. Proceeds from sales are used to make additional hats that are donated to cancer patients & programs. 

ArtVan
A mobile arts therapy program of VSA Maine brings original works of art; pottery and cards made by youth artists, sharing their gratitude by helping to raise funds for the program through sales of their fabulous art work! Come support youth and the arts & learn about the program. 

Great Things, Inc
They have 2 product labels; Medieval Magic and Native Way’s , with 17 organic skin care products. Full appeal between apothecary and spa. Product lines include items for face, body, infant care, pet care, bug patrol, & pain relief. The herbs are home grown and every piece is handmade. Learn more at www.greatthingsinc.net. 

EBT machine available
     – credit & debits cards, in addition to food stamps/WIC transactions are welcome 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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