From the people who love good food, our Fresh Picks is a sampling of the many items we are excited to share with our community right now.
Late Spring 2021
Almost Summer Produce
The wait is finally over, local produce season is officially here in Maine. All of us at Rosemont believe eating seasonally is one of the best things we can do for both our own health as well as the health of our local food system. For this reason, it excites us to no end when we start to see the first of the season’s local produce begin to fill our markets.
Right now in our local markets you will find:
- Local arugula, salad mix and cilantro from Two Farmer’s Farm
- Local slicing and Euro cucumbers from Hall Brook Farm
- Local Russet potatoes from Green Meadow Farm
- Local cherry tomatoes, lettuce, basil pea shoots and baby cucumbers from Olivia’s Garden
- Local radishes from Goranson Farm
- Local fresh onions from Stonecipher Farm
- Local kale and chard from Hall Brook Farm, South Paw Farm, and Little River Flower Farm
- Local scallions from Little River Flower Farm
While we eagerly await local Maine peaches and strawberries, we are enjoying the first of the season’s peaches from Georgia as well as juicy, organic strawberries and bright red cherries from away. Another seasonal favorite, Vidalia onions from Georgia are here for a short while – don’t miss out. Join us in celebrating all the beautiful late spring produce available at your neighborhood market.
If you happen to know the story of Rosemont, you know co-owners John Naylor and Scott Anderson drew inspiration from traditional European markets when conceptualizing our market many years ago. After years of perfecting our French-style baguette, John encouraged our production team to create baguette sandwiches to offer in our markets. With just a few simple, quality ingredients such as apple, brie and dijon, or ham and butter, these sandwiches are perfect to stick in your picnic tote and enjoy while sprawled on a blanket watching the boats on the harbor, we highly recommend a crisp chilled French white to compliment the experience. See our new baguette sandwich schedule on our weekly food menu.
Not Just Co.
This woman owned, New England based company just became our new go-to when seeking a beyond-tasty, vegan, sugar-free, salad dressing to compliment the fresh, local spring greens we’ve been enjoying more regularly lately. Once we tried their lemon miso dressing on our salad, we knew we had to sample a few other products from their line. The sun-dried tomato pesto did not disappoint! We love this option for pesto-lovers looking for a nut and dairy free option. Not Just Co. makes their pesto with nutritional yeast and sunflower seeds instead. It was an easy choice to round out our Not Just Co. sample session with their caramel sauce made with coconut sugar and tahini. If it sounds completely mouth-watering, trust us, it is.
For the month of June, our Rosemont Rewards customers will receive 20% off all Not Just Co. products in our markets. We’d say “Let us know which one is your favorite.” but then we’d have to choose too, and we aren’t ready to do that.
Another woman-owned, New England based brand who cares greatly about the quality of ingredients in their products. Not only are Onesto Crackers vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO, AND delicious, they are also eco-minded. Take a look at all the incredible efforts this company has put forth to be mindful, not just about the food we eat, but also about taking care of the planet.
Rosemont Rewards customers will receive $2 off Onesto Crackers for the month of June. We recommend trying them with Tide Line cheese from Winter Hill Farm or one of our tasty kitchen-made dips and spreads like our olive tapenade or our muhammara. Not part of our Rosemont Rewards Program? Ask us how next time you’re in.
Rosemont-made Pasta Sauce and Fire-Roasted Salsa
Maine’s harvest season is short, but here at Rosemont Market, we believe locally grown produce should be enjoyed year-round. So, we’re doing our part to extend Maine’s season, one jar at a time. We’d love for you to try our Rosemont label pasta sauce and fire-roasted salsa, each made with Maine-grown tomatoes. Not only is this the best sauce and salsa ever, it also supports our farmers here in Maine and gives you the opportunity to eat local all year long.
Rosemont Rewards customers will be receiving a special discount on our sauce & salsa later this month, stay tuned!
Celebrate What's In Season
At Rosemont, we believe people should eat and celebrate good food, in season, from where they live. Many of our products are made and sourced in small batches and with seasonal ingredients. Therefore, some of these items may come and go from inventory over the coming days and weeks. Check back often for updates on the fresh picks we are most excited to share with you.