Maine Highlands farmers markets will help you find fresh local foods
Bangor Farmer's Market
Pickering Square, downtown Bangor in front of the parking garage
Dates in 2011:
Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.; August - November
Fresh produce, bread, meat, goat cheese, berries and apples are just the start.
Brewer Farmers Market
At the Brewer Municipal Auditorium, 203 State Street
Dates in 2011:
Saturday, 8 a.m.-about 3 p.m.; May - October
Full line of fresh fruits, berries, herbs and vegetables in season. Sweet corn, seedlings, perennials, hanging baskets, cut flowers, dried flowers and herbs, floral and herb wreaths, pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, hay, and winter storage crops, baked goods, goat cheese, jams, jellies, salsa, and other processed goods.
Dexter Farmers Market
Route 7, next to P&L Country Grocery
Dats in 2011:
Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June - October
Location: Parking lot on left side of P & L Country Grocery on Route 7 between Dexter and Corinna. Maine apples, berries, rhubarb, asparagus, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, beets, spinach, squash, peas, green beans, pumpkins, corn. Also eggs, honey, goat cheese, flowers, bird houses, seedlings, house plants, herbs, herbal teas, soaps, salves, tinctures.
European Farmers' Market
Buck Street, across from Bangor Auditorium parking lot at Sunnyside Greenhouse, 117 Buck Street
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; year-round
Year-round market featuring lots of prepared foods, goats milk and cheese, fresh meats and poultry, veggies, eggs, breads, European pastries, baked goods and seafood. Ethnic food vendors. Active greenhouse, seedlings, plants, etc.
Paris Farmers’ Union Parking Lot, 12 Progress Park Street
Newport, ME 04953
Dates in 2011:
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; May 7 - October 15
This market represents the best local food that Maine has to offer, like fresh produce, seedlings, herbs, strawberries, hanging baskets, cut flowers, annuals, perrenials, dried flowers, hand-made soaps, artisan jewelry, free-range poultry, pasture-fed meats, and hand-woven fabrics.
At the University Steam Plant Parking Lot on College Avenue
Orono, ME 04471
Orono Farmers' Market is one of Maine's larger markets with 26 members offering a wide range of locally produced foods on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons, open rain or shine.
Dates and Hours: Summer market runs Saturdays,8 a.m.-1 p.m.; from late April to mid-November, and Tuesdays, 2-5:30 p.m.; last Tuesday in June to last Tuesday in October.
Winter Market is the second and fourth Saturdays of the month,9 a.m. to noon; December to April.
Orono Winter Farmers' Market
Held at the downtown location parking lot behind the Bear Brew Pub.
Open every second Saturday, with some vendors staying from 9 a.m.-noon, and others from 10 to 11 am. Offering a wide variety of meats and meat products, cheeses, baked goods, maple products and eggs. Season: December to April. Hours: Saturday 9 a.m.-noon, every Second Saturday only.
Information: Mark Guzzi 207-257-4103 or visit http://www.oronofarmersmarket.org