BATH

Bath Winter Farmers Market is enjoying a fresh beginning at its new home at the Bath Freight Shed.

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon, people are entering this historic, renovated building looking for something good.

“It’s going great,” said Robin Chase, Farmers Market president. “The Freight Shed Alliance has been fabulous. Sales have been way better.”

Something that might be new to many: Jane Hughes of Westport Island offers “MicroMainea” — the same potted vegetables and herbs she sells to local restaurants.

“In the dead of the winter, when everything is so brown, to be able to see these nice fresh greens is great,” Chase said.

Hughes’ “microgreens” are the first true leaves of seedlings, harvested within days of sprouting. The resulting microbouquets of petite green, yellow and reddish leaves are prized for their taste, tenderness and versatility — referred to as “gourmet confetti.”

Microgreens can be used as a garnish, or you actually can make a salad with them. The pea tendrils can be cut, and they’ll grow back.

“They taste just like the peas that come out of the pods,” Hughes said.

Her personal microgreen favorite is garnet mustard — a visually appealing green with dark maroon leaves and a spicy mustard taste.

A master gardener, Hughes joined with others to develop a demonstration garden at Morris Farm in Wiscasset to show how easy it is to grow fresh vegetables at home.

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