Customers can purchase a pantry share, a collection of preserved kitchen staples including berries, fruits, and grains from the summer harvest. A meat share includes between 65 and 105 pounds of meat and includes different cuts of pork, beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey.

Instead of banding together with regional farmers in a CSA, Gallit and Chris Cavendish of Fishbowl Farm in Bowdoinham sell their vegetables next to other farmers at the Portland Winter Market each Saturday at the Maine Irish Heritage Center on Gray Street.

The couple offers a pre-pay credit for the vegetables that come from their "monster kitchen garden," and since they are at the farmers' market, their customers can select other local items — fish, meat, cheese, and honey — from a nearby booth, Gallit says.

The farmers have done the hard part. Now it's up to you to make a commitment to eat locally, even in the winter.

Amy Anderson can be reached at  amy.katherine.a@gmail.com.

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