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Lovell Farmers Market

This is the second week of the Lovell Farmers Market for 2011. And what seems to be this year's Spring weather theme, the opening weeks have been chilly and wet. That hasn't stopped the enthusiastic customers from stopping by and filling up on locally grown food products. As we roll into the growing season, more vendors will be popping up their tents and selling their goodies. For a sampling of the variety of farm-raised goodies that you will find each Wednesday throughout the summer, here are the three vendors who braved the damp day:

From Denmark, Rams Farm sells a variety of goat cheese and meats with samples available. They have been breeding champion Nubian dairy goats for more than 20 years. The cheddar and feta cheeses are delicious. Visit Helen's site at www.ramsfarm.com and their phone number is 207-452-2772.

Cynthia Flores from the Middle Intervale Farm in Bethel brings vegetables, pork, beef and flowers. She had a a basket full of fiddleheads. Although this spring delicacy is pretty strange looking, I have heard that it is delicious. Never having had the courage to try it, I would love to hear just how you would cook it. Heck, I love brocoli-rabe so fiddleheads might be good. To find out more, please visit www.middleintervalefarmstand.com and www.vegetablesdance.com.

Grandma Johnson from Brownfield brought her homemade jams and jellies. I purchased a jar of homemade mustard and used it on my sandwich for lunch--very good! Her store is called IN A JAM. Grandma can be reached at 207-935-3909.

Having fresh fruit, veggies, meat and flowers available every week is a wonderful addition for Lovell. Located at the Wicked Good Store, the market is open every Wednesday from 9-1. The word from the vendors is that they are doing very well here. Be sure to support them!