Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On Location

Though the Winship family has farmed the land on Windham's River Road for four generations, the quaint market boasting the product of Windy Hill Farm--a location worthy of its plainspoken moniker--has been open since only 2000. Nevertheless, they've accumulated a collection of homegrown foodstuffs large enough to stock the pantry and refrigerator of any self-respecting locavore (or, as in my case, to stock the cupboards and freezer with a local flavor to complement a weekly trip to Hannaford).

To wit, a list of the Maine-produced goods one can expect to see during a visit to Windy Hill Farm:
  • Beef generated by the Black Angus and Black Angus/Simmental hybrids raised by the Winship's on Windy Hill Farm. Though the cattle are primarily grass-fed, grain and hay supplement their diets.
  • Lamb engendered by the sheep from Windy Hill Farm.
  • Pork derived from the pigs raised on Windy Hill.
  • Poultry from Maine-ly Poultry in Warren, Maine.
  • Vegetables grown on Windy Hill Farm, as well as a complementary offering of corn from Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine.
  • Eggs from the hens housed at Windy Hill Farm.
  • Honey produced by the batch of honey bees cultivated on Windy Hill Farm.
  • Pickled goods from Mike's Maine Pickles in Easton, Maine.
  • Jams, salad dressings, and salsa made under the Windy Hill Farm label, presumably using Windy Hill Farm ingredients.

- John C.L. Morgan

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