Midcoast farmers markets will help you find fresh local foods
Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street
This market features delectable treats like savory or sweet crepes from Enchanted Kitchen, whole grain baked goods, Maine yogurt and cheeses, and ready-to-go gourmet meals! Something for everyone's taste. Hand-crafted gifts and live entertainment make this market a delightful way to spend the morning.
Winter Dates and Hours in 2015: Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; November through March at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue, Route 1.
2016 Summer Dates and Hours: April 22 through October on Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
110 Belvedere Road (Fridays) and <br>323 Main Street (Mondays)
Damariscotta, ME, 04555
This market is a delicious way to "go local". Rain or shine, this biweekly event features vegetables, flowers, meats, dairy products, mushrooms, baked goods and other farm-raised and value-added products.
Dates and Hours in 2014:
Monday, 3-6 p.m.; June-September, at Rising Tide Community Market, 323 Main Street; and Friday, 9 a.m.- noon; May-October, at Damariscotta River Association, 109-110 Belvedere Road
On the Town Common, 1 Boothbay Drive, Route 27
This market features local fare like fruits and vegetables, fresh, local meat and dairy products, cut flowers, fiber goods and other craft items. Rain or shine.
Dates and Hours in 2015: Thursdays, 9 a.m.- noon; May 14 - October 8
Harbor Park, 275 Main Street
Rain or shine, get your fill of organic produce, farm dairy products, meat, baked goods, and maple products, not to mention hand made crafts and fresh Thai food.
2016 Dates and Hours: May 19 to October 29 on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Waterfront Park, Commercial Street
Bath, ME, 04530
This market and its gorgeous waterfront setting make for a lovely day of shopping. Here you’ll find vegetables, baked goods, organic dairy products, honey and more. Sip some fresh coffee as you discover the flavors of Maine.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-noon; May - October
Unity Community Center, 32 School Street
Unity, ME, 04988
Unity Market Day is an active farmers market partnered with other events to create a weekly celebration of rural living in the Unity community. Vegetables, baked goods, meats, and much more are available for sale from local farmers.
Dates and Hours in 2015: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; first Saturday in May to Saturday before Thanksgiving
Merrymeeting Grange, 27 Main Street
Bowdoinham, ME, 04008
Local strawberries, mixed vegetables, grains, popcorn, other fruit in season, seedlings, crafted soaps and lotions, grass-fed beef, lamb, organic goat, organic broiling chicken, organic geese, range free eggs/organic eggs, pelts, fleeces and felted items, sugarcoated caramel, sauces for ice cream and other toppings and fudge, pie, biscuits,and other pastry, herbs.
Dates and Hours in 2015: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; May-October
Behind the Knox Mill via Washington and Knowlton streets
Camden, ME, 04843
Camden Farmer's Market is the place to find fresh local dairy products, meats, and refreshments aplenty. This event highlights sustainable farming practices, too.
Dates and Hours in 2015:
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, May 9-October 31; Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m., June 17-September 23