2014 Summer Farmer’s Markets now posted

Posted on March 26, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Summer 2014 we will be returning to the  Crystal Springs and Farmouth Farmers’ Markets. We have two new venues, The Bath Farmer’s Market and The Farmers’ Market at Mill Park in Augusta. We may be adding one more.

 

Our summer schedule is now posted on our calendar page. We are at some markets biweekly so check the dates carefully.

Saturdays Biweekly

Bath, Waterfront Park

Brunswick, Farmer’s Market at Mill Park

Tuesday

Augusta, Farmer’s Market at Mill Park

Wednesday

Falmouth, Falmouth Farmer’s Market

 

 

Sharpening at Farmer’s Markets?

Posted on March 13, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Many people ask “How is it you are at Farmer’s Markets? You are not a farmer?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sharpening of tools used in the production and preparation of agricultural products is undeniably agricultural. We provide a much needed service to both the farmers and shoppers.

Sharpeners at Farmers’ Markets are a tradition all across America.

Check it out on Google.   77,000 hits.

http://tinyurl.com/pb5seur

 

 

 

Sharpening at Gathering of Stitches, Sunday January 19th

Posted on January 16, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Noon to 3:00 pm.

54 Cove St Portland, (Bayside behind U Haul)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wicked Sharp will be Sharpening Scissors at A Gathering of Stitches on Sunday January 19th from 12 to to 3PM. We will be sharpening scissors, shears  and pinking shears on site.  We hope make this a monthly event.

If you sew or you are a textile artist you need to check Gathering of Stitches out. It’s a remarkable place.

I can also do Cutlery or small garden tools. You will have to leave them with me for sharpening in  my shop. I will make arrangements for delivery.

for more information http://wickedsharpknives.com/events/2014-01-19/

video about Gathering of Stitches   http://vimeo.com/68561431

 

Sharp Knife Skills Save Time in the Kitchen

Posted on January 16, 2014 in: Uncategorized

by Alison Stewart, NPR

Knife skills instructor Norman Weinstein has as many tips as he does wisecracks. For starters, he suggests upgrading to a larger knife. “Now, the other famous student I had in class was Jimmy Stewart. And when he went from the 8- to the 10-inch knife, do you know what he said?…..

Story with podcast http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98572347

Free Bagel from Scratch Baking Co.

Posted on January 13, 2014 in: Uncategorized

Free bagel from Scratch Baking Co. with $12 worth of Sharpening thru February 28th. Good for sharpening done in our South Portland Shop only. We are 2 blocks from Scratch Bakery . Their Sourdough Bagels are the best.

http://scratchbakingco.com/love/


Proper Knife Storage

Posted on January 10, 2014 in: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best way to store your knives is on a magnetic strip over  the sink. Here they are accessible when needed. When you are done with cooking you can rinse the knife off , wipe it off and pop it back on the wall. Tossing your knives into the bottom of the sink or dishwasher to clean them dulls the edge very quickly. Storing them loose in a drawer is bad for them too.  Be careful taking a knife off a magnetic rack,if you drag the knife along the magnet you can dull it. With proper storage the edge on your knives will stay sharp much longer. For more knife care tips read Wicked Sharp’s Knife Care Tips.

Giving Knives for Christmas, include a penny

Posted on December 13, 2013 in: Uncategorized

In some places it is traditionally believed that the giving of a knife as a gift to a friend will cut or sever the relationship. To avoid such ill luck, the receiver should give a coin in return so as to “pay” for the gift. It is common to include a penny, often taped to the blade, with a knife given as a gift which the receiver is to return as “payment”.

Prices Winter 2014 (retail)

Posted on December 10, 2013 in: Uncategorized

Retail Prices Winter 2014

at our shop and Farmers’ Markets

Agent prices may vary

Standard Sharpening by size:

Pocket knives $1.00 + $1.00 per blade

Up to 4 $3.00

4” to 6 $4.00

6” to 8 $5.00

8” and over $ 6.00

Serrated $ 1.00 extra

Hand Sharpening:

Up to 6” – $5.00

Over 6” – $10.00

Scissors Up to 6 $5.00

6” and over $ 6.00

Pruning clippers/loppers $5.00

Hatchets and axes $5.00

Knife repairs   extra $

Grass shear, hedge trimmers $6.00

Rotary Lawn mower blades*    $6.00

Paper cutters *  $.75 per inch

*shop only

Damaged or very worn items  extra charge

Gift Certificates available

Commercial rates on request.

Pickup and delivery on orders of $ 30 or more (Greater Portland)

We accept credit cards