…and now for something completely different…
Canoe bow waves are quickly lost
on the shoreside
But go on out of sight
on the lake side.
The constant swish-swish of skis
On a day long ski.
The constant swish-swish of wiper blades
On a day long drive.
My dog, trotting barefoot
Steps on a garden slug
Nothing of it.
Word spreads quickly
as I approach the pond.
All becomes quiet.
Hidden in the vines
a large warted cucumber
jumps out of reach.
of marshmallow snow
on a branch,
await the trigger of my hat
to melt their way down my back.
Deep in the tomato jungle
Fruits of yellow, purple and red
Tell of their readiness
To go to market.
Snowflakes hurry through my flashlight beam,
As my boots knead new snow with spring mud,
On my nightly Hajj to keep the boil alive,
For as long as possible until the dawn,
To match the power of the flowing sap,
With my meager evaporator and will.
The prize at the finish line are jars of syrup
We sell primarily at these Farmers' Markets:
Orono Farmers' Market
Saturday mornings 8am-noon. from the first Saturday in May until mid November; and Tuesday afternoons from
2-5:30pm, from the last Tuesday in June until the last Tuesday in October. At the UMO Steam Plant parking lot on College Ave. Tom goes to the Saturday market, and one of our workers goes to the Tuesday market.
Downtown Waterville Farmers' Market
Thursday afternoons from 2-6pm. In the Concourse next to Main Street. Open third week of April until mid November. Tom or one of our workers goes to the Waterville Farmers' Market.
Pittsfield Farmers' Market
Monday & Thursday afternoons, 2-6pm. At Hathorn Park across from Hartland Ave. Open
first week of May till Hallowe'en. Tom goes to the Pittsfield Farmers' Market
on Mondays, Lois goes on Thursdays.
Unity Farmers' Market
Saturday mornings 9am-1pm. At the Community Center parking lot on Rt 139 (School Street). Open
early May until mid November. Lois goes to the Unity Farmers' Market.
. . . and at the Farm
Anytime we're not at market, stop by from 8am til dusk. From the Weeks Road, we are 1/2
mile down the Snakeroot Road on the right. The farm isn't visible from the road; look
for our sign near the end of our driveway heading into the woods. Directions to our farm. We always enjoy vistors who come
tour our vegetable, herb and perennial gardens, compost piles, sugarbush or greenhouses. When you arrive, realize that we may be in the greenhouses or
in the fields unable to hear or see you; however our friendly (but loud!) dogs should announce your arrival. Park out of the way and come find us!
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