It's a sure sign of the season when the summer farmers markets start posting their "Open" flags all over Maine. I myself am a newbee in the market world and am SO excited to head down to Kennebunk with a whole boat load-- well, Fiesta-load really, of jam and pickles this Saturday. I'm thrilled to be outside (hopefully it will be beautiful), and equally as psyched to be a part of something that was voted Maine's Favorite Small Farmers Market by the American Farmland Trust. If you'd like a glimpse into the Kennebunk Market, check out their web site or facebook page for a list of vendors and upcoming events. Oh, and look forward to Saturday's Kennebunk May Day Festival, including a parade and face-painting, among other fun stuff for kids! See you on Saturday from 8:00-1:00.
This is what I'll have to offer on opening day:
Strawberry, Strawberry-Rhubarb, Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Low-Sugar Triple Better (also known as Dam Fruity), Maple (no-sugar) Apple Pie, Peach Habanero (best seller), Dam Hot Pepper, Chocolate and Raspberry, Strawberry Basil, among other specialty jams. Oh, and Bread & Butter Pickles. How could I forget them???
No-sugar varieties are SO beautiful. Do you think Crayola would consider creating a new color called No-sugar Raspberry Jam?