Monthly Archives: February 2012

Marada’s Dispatches: Maple Cream, Lamb Saddles, Fingerlings, wild arugula … it’s Restaurant Week!

Next week is restaurant week, Ivyn’s birthday (3) and Ryan’s (my partner, 34).  While this should be heading to the low point of the season, check it out:  Fingerlings coming in Monday.  Aroostook Root Veggies on for a fantastic feature … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Goat meat, chocolate cake mix with Aroostook buckwheat, 5# bags of organic Maine corn flour …

As a couple of our sharpest COM copy editors noted, last week was NOT the availability for the ‘fourth’ week of February, but rather the third.  Time flies when you’re having fun up north! In the interest of giving folks … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Black Nero is back, sunchokes gorgeous, Desiree potatoes …

Tonight’s availability sheet is being posted from Caribou.  Known for being the northernmost location of the National Weather Service, Caribou is also home to some fantastic conventional potato packers, an extraordinary blood sausage at the local grocery store, a fabulous U-PICK … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Parsnips, Organic Mac Apples, Winter Greens …

Today I had a conversation with a grower in Turner about growing the following crops for us: Cardoons. Heirloom melon medley packs.  Red Jeruselum artichokes. Edamame.  Organic rhubarb.  Popcorn.  Oddly enough, with over 1200 subscribers to these weekly email updates … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Who wants winter greens? Rolled Oats for retail shelves? ‘Aroostook Roots’ Roasting Medley from Northern Girl?

We’ve got real baby carrots (and sometime next fall Northern Girl will be trialing real not-real baby carrots), bagged flour and oats from Aurora Mills, stew beef from Maine Grind Meats, and, drumroll please….winter greens from Sunset Farm in Lyman. … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: More food than ever, check out the new Crown O’ Maine products …

Editor’s Note:  Still catching up on my updates, so be aware this is the past few weeks, not actually today. Leah Here’s Marada: My poor little salesgirl heart usually sinks this time of year as we have less and less … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Raw Milk Butter, Silver Ridge Tomme, Maine Blackberries while they last …

Editor’s note:  Okay, I slacked off while I was working at the other business, and didn’t post Marada’s notes for the last few weeks. Mea culpa. I did, indeed, go up North and play in the snow, and it was, … Continue reading

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