Friday, September 5, 2014

Tomato Tasting Day

This Saturday is Kennebunk Farmers Market Tomato Tasting Day!

Enjoy the wonderful tastes of summer and vote for your favorite homegrown tomato goodness! This very popular annual event features an amazing assortment of locally grown (mostly heirloom) tomato varieties ranging from Brandywines, Martha Washington, Granny's Choice, Green Zebra, Sungold, Hillbilly... Just to name a few!
Free recipe samples are also provided for tomato delights such as soup, salsas and more surprises! Sample the many varieties and cast your vote for Best looking, Best Tasting and Most Unusual tomatoes.
In addition to our scrumptious jams and jellies, we'll also be bringing our Garden Fresh Tomato Salsa, Nunie's Tomato Piccallili, and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde! We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

We're so lucky to be able to get fresh, locally grown cranberries at Old Gray Beaver Bog.... Christmas Jam, Cranberry Merlot Jam and  fresh Cranberry Sauce..done. And even better, now labeled! Thank you Santa for my new printer, Yeehaw! 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

With our Farmers Markets finished for the season, we're busy gearing up for our holiday shows!

Be sure to follow us on facebook for up to date information and where you may find us.

 Holiday events include our participation in:

  •  The International Women's Club of New England, York, ME
                                                         November 9, 2013

  •  Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude at Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           December 7, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Christmas By the Sea, Ogunquit, ME                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       December 14, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Too close to call

I cannot decide what I like best...making these fabulous jams and jellies, or seeing the look on my customers faces as they dip into our many sample offerings! I had one fellow dancing around in my booth Saturday after he sampled our Margarita Jelly, asking me 'why did you omit the worms?'!!  So far, this month, these three have been neck and neck in the favorite department...but the Raspberry Chambord Truffle is inching up quickly! Which is your favorite?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fiesta time--Margarita Jelly

   Margarita Jelly!  Our newest creation with a flavor from the Cantina... fresh squeezed limes, tequilla, Cointreau and all. It's the real thing! Bring the fiesta to your table!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Raspberry Chambord Truffle Jam

Sinfully addictive.. Raspberry Chambord Truffle Jam

    Well, I picked bazoodles of raspberries and decided to try something new...Raspberry Chambord Truffle Jam with just a bit of chocolate.  Definitely addicting!  This is just scrumptious over vanilla bean ice chill out and come for a taste! We'll be bringing this new jam to Kennebunk Farmers Market this Saturday.  See you there!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vintage Garden Hot Pepper Chili

                                                      Vintage Garden Hot Pepper Chili

                                                         1 1/2 Lbs of Lean Ground Beef
2 Hot Sausage patties
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Salt
1 tablespoon ground black Pepper
1 Medium Onion, diced
1 Sweet Red Pepper, diced
1 Sweet Orange Pepper, diced
1 Sweet Yellow pepper, diced
3 Cloves Fresh Garlic, minced
3 Jalapeno Peppers, minced
2 tablespoons Chili Powder
1 tablespoons Cumin
1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 - 6 oz can Tomato Paste 
1 Jar of Vintage Garden Hot Pepper Jelly
1/2 cup Brown sugar
5 fresh Tomatoes, diced
1 can Red Kidney Beans
1 can Pinto Beans
8 oz Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded
Optional Garnish: Chopped Scallions, Sour Cream

Heat pan with olive oil. Brown ground beef and sausage, add salt and pepper. Add all diced peppers, garlic, onion and jalapenos. Cook until soft. Once soft, add all spices to the mixture. Stir until all combined. Add tomato paste, jelly and molasses. Stir until combined. Then add diced tomatoes and all beans. Cook for 1 hour on low heat but stir occasionally. Place into bowls and add pepper jack cheese and optional toppings. Enjoy!!