We call our produce Different Produce because we mainly do somewhat unusual things, or unusual varieties of produce you commonly find. It’s different. We mainly offer produce you can’t get easily from our terrific Gilmanton farmer friends and neighbors.
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE THROUGH GILMANTON’S ONLINE MARKET
The following is in season now and available through Gilmanton’s Online Market:
- Kale: We have two different kinds: Russian Red and Lacinato. Both great. You can order one kind or a mix — we also throw in a little purple kale. Beautiful.
- Fresh Herbs: Chocolate Mint, Cilantro, Dill, Licorice Mint, Mint, Parsley, Rosemary,
- Marigold Flower Heads: Wait, what’s that? Marigold flowers are beautiful and healthy. Sprinkle the petals over salads — looks like jewels!
- Peppers: Many different kinds from many parts of the world. See our Pepper Page on this website
The following will be available soon:
- Lots more kinds of peppers
- Heirloom tomatoes — many varieties. See our Tomato Page on this website
- Cucumbers: We offer two different unusual, great varieties: Suyo Long (a long, green, tasty Chinese variety), and Poona Kheera, a beautiful golden-skinned cucumber that looks like a bomb but is delicious and is our favorite.
- Basil: We will be offering both Sweet (Genovese) — the classic, and Thai basil.
BREADS & BAKED GOODS
We offer various fresh-baked and fresh-frozen breads and baked goods including cookies and cakes through Gilmanton’s Own Online. Where else can you get locally baked pita, naan, corn muffins, English muffins and other small breads? We have the only challah around. We can also fill special orders. See out Bread Page on this website to learn more about these products.
Gilmanton’s Own Online carries two of our granolas:
- Maple Granola: A tasty and healthy mix of oats and many kinds of nuts and seeds and dried fruits, all flavored with local maple syrup. No sugar or salt.
- Chili Sesame Savory Granola: A spicy granola with oats, different nuts and seeds, and nicely spiced. Tired of the same old chips or nuts? Try this as a snack. Or throw some in a salad to spice it up!
FOOD IN JARS
We use our own and other local organically-grown produce to create great jams, chutneys, and spreads. We also dry herbs, spices, citrus zests, and peppers to bring you a wonderful line of “Jones Mill House Flavors” to enhance your cooking. See our Flavors Page and Jams, Jars, Etc. on this website for more information.
FRESH BAKED BREAD: Much more info on our Bread & Baked Page
Wild Yeast (Sourdough) Bread: Crusty, crunchy, substantial. Great for jam, cheese, spreads, bruschetta, or just on its own. Not sweet: rich bready flavor, with a very This bread has been baked for eons — long before there was commercial yeast, breads came from wild yeast. The process for making this bread takes me 2-3 days. Very simple bread — flour, the wild yeast starter, a little salt, and water. But its flavor develops through this longer process — unlike anything you can get commercially.
Multigrain Granary: This is our current favorite bread. Super healthy, with a lovely rich sweetness (honey and molasses) and tiny little crunches from the multigrain. Great for sandwiches, breakfast, just eating: addictive. It reminds us a bit of the utterly wonderful “granary loaf” we always buy when we’re in England. It smells amazing. Multigrain Granary is a 2-day process. Contains bread flour, whole wheat flour, and different grains: variously oats, wheat berries, quinoa, brown rice, polenta, — it varies a little depending on our mood.
Challah: Challah is a delicious eggy, slightly sweet bread, sweetened with local honey. Sometimes we braid it, sometimes make rounds. Fabulous as a breakfast bread. Excellent for sandwiches. Widely known as the best bread in the world to use for French Toast.
Country White Bread: This lovely bread is great for sandwiches or whatever use you want. It has a little honey, a little olive oil, a little milk in it so it’s really delicious tastes like…. bread. We base our recipe on a classic Greek country bread that is served at just about every meal in the Greek countryside with the amazing Greek dips and starters — Greek salad, cheeses, hummos, feta cheese, tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber), Melanzanosalata (eggplant dip) because it’s strong enough to stand up to these without being hard to chew. This is a great-textured mostly white bread.
Classic Rosemary, Oil, & Salt Focaccia: What a delicious Italian flat bread. We do only the classic version — not loaded up with lots of stuff — covered in enough olive oil, rosemary, and salt to smell irresistible and make you lick your fingers. And it has those cute little indentations!
FRESH FROZEN BREAD: Much more info on our Bread & Baked Page
Bagels: These are (we say, modestly), the best bagels you will get anywhere around here. They are cooked in the classic way — boiled, then baked to get that characteristic texture and flavor. We use a wild yeast base, so they are very tasty. We do “Everything,” “Nothing” (plain), and Poppy bagels. Just warm them up for a few minutes in a medium oven and they are good-as-fresh.
Corn Muffins: There are many versions of corn muffins. In the South, folks believe it’s a crime against humanity to put in any sweetness. In some places corn muffins demand hot peppers. The ones that show up in supermarkets and not-great-catering establishments tend to be super-sweet and greasy. (Yuck)
Ours are classic New England versions: course-ground cornmeal, so a little chew to them, some sweetness but not a lot. Buttermilk and butter to give them richness. And we bake them in flat round tins (some people call them “muffin tops”) so you can eat them as they are or (as we love them) split them and toast or griddle them. Pop a poached egg on them, heat them and pour chili over them … whatever you like. They are SO good.
Pita: Pita is a lovely and ancient pocketed flatbread that is baked throughout the Mideast. It is used to scoop up dips, used as a wrap, and for many other purposes. Although it is increasingly common throughout the U.S., if you don’t live near a Mideastern food market in a big city you have probably never tasted it fresh baked. If that’s the case, you will be delighted and surprised by the beautiful bread flavor. Very different from the tasteless ones sold in supermarkets.
Naan: A beautiful flatbread found throughout South and West Asia. Enriched with yoghurt, butter, egg, so richer than pita. Pop it in the toaster or oven straight out of the freezer, just to defrost and warm a little
FRESH BAKED SWEET THINGS: Much more info on our Bread & Baked Page
Crinkle Cookies: We love these neat little Crinkle Cookies. Very crisp and very flavorful, rolled in sparkling sugar. We do Lemon, Chocolate, and Spicy Molasses ones. The picture shows them as we dressed the up for the holidays last year, with colored sparkling sugar.
Market Macaroons: We’ve been baking these since the Market opened, and they are a favorite among some of our customers! These a great little coconut cookies with chocolate. No gluten, dairy, or salt. Just goodness.
Classic Chocolate Chip Minis: Who doesn’t love a classic chocolate chip cookie, the one with the recipe on the bag? That’s what we have here, but with a twist. These are neat little minis — a one or two bite big button of delicious cookie. So if you can’t help yourself and eat multiples, it’s not so bad, is it?
Belgian Speculoos: This is a a traditional Belgian-Dutch spice cookie. Very crisp, sweet, and spicy, with tastes of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves. (They’re pretty much the same as the Biscoff cookies Delta Airlines serves … to which some folks are addicted.)
Home-made granola made with local maple syrup. Oats, oat germ, coconut, nuts and seeds (such as pumpkin seeds, pecans, almonds, sesame seeds), dried fruits (such as currants, apricots, cherries, cranberries, peaches, raisins). A little spice. We keep it not very sweet but really flavorful — a grown-up cereal. Sold in 1-pound bags.
JAMS & MARMALADES
BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE: Blood oranges are nice, sweet oranges with skins tinged with red, and flesh deep red. This is a traditional marmalade — sweet enough to keep you from puckering, but definitely not as sweet as most jams. Thick, with its chopped skin detectable. Just orange, sugar, water, and a little lemon, made just when citrus fruits are ripe early in the calendar year.
LEMON MARMALADE: This is a traditional marmalade but made a little more sweet because it is lemon. Thick, with its chopped skin detectable. Just lemon, sugar, water, made just when citrus fruits are ripe early in the calendar year. This is great on toast, but also as a chutney with roasted meat or with cheese.
CONCORD GRAPE JAM: This is a classic, with its beautiful deep color, but if you grew up with Welch’s Grape Jam, it’s a little different. Not nearly as much sugar, so it’s sweet, but you really get the slight aromatic taste of Concord grapes. Concord grapes were invented in Massachusetts in 1849, so they are good local fruits — and these really are local, from Gilmanton, from the Gilmanton Winery & Vineyard.
GINGER PEACH JAM: This is a great, bright, somewhat sharp jam because of the fresh ginger we mix in with the local peaches. As with all these jams, good as a breakfast jam, but also nice as with cheeses and meats.
SICILIAN PEACH & LEMON PRESERVES: This is a version of a wonderful Sicilian preserve — more like a marmalade because it has slivers of sliced peach in it. Local peaches, sugar, lemon, and orange flower water. Use on toast or with cheese or roast meats.
CHUTNEYS & SPICIER JAMS
Chutneys are spicy fruit and/or vegetable preserves that contain lots of spices and some vinegar as well as sugar, so they tend to be sweet and spicy. The word, “chutney” comes originally from a Hindi word — chutneys are essential parts of Indian cooking. Chutneys can liven up any simple meal of bread and cheese, and are also wonderful served alongside many meat or vegetable dishes. Or use them as dips!
PIQUANT CHERRY TOMATO JAM: A spicy jam made from our own tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes, sugar, lime juice, ginger, hot peppers (our own), spices. Use it as a spicy ketchup, in place of salsa, or anywhere else you want a little spicy sauce.
MOROCCAN-SPICED SWEET HOT CHERRY TOMATO PRESERVES: People who try these get addicted. Our own heirloom tomatoes, cooked with sugar, lemon, cider vinegar, ginger, and a bunch of wonderful spices. We’ve been known just to eat it straight out of the jar.
JONES MILL HOUSE FLAVORS
We create growing line of flavors to use in all sorts of cooking and baking, including Citrus Zests, Herbs & Spices, Pepper Powders, Flavored Sugars, and Pepper Salts, all designed to make your cooking special! See our Flavors Page for a full listing of what we have and how to use them.