Farmers markets in Maine have fresh and organic foods
Local farmers markets are a fun place to buy food, crafts, and other goods straight from the farmers and artists, and to enjoy a day outdoors with the local people. When you are planning a visit to a farmers market, try to call ahead or check the market website, because time, location, and local conditions can change.
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.
Buck Street, across from Bangor Auditorium parking lot at Sunnyside Greenhouse, 117 Buck Street
This year-round market features plentiful prepared foods, fresh meats and dairy, European pastries, crafts and seafood. Ethnic food vendors are one highlight of any visitors' Saturday here. Active greenhouse, seedlings, plants, South American food, Greek food, crafts and jewelry, 10 - 15 vendors.
Dates and Hours: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; year-round
in summer at University Steam Plant parking lot on College Avenue; in winter at Pine Street parking lot
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.
2016 Summer Market Location, Dates, & Hours: University Steam Plant, College Avenue; May 7 to November 19 onSaturdays; 8 a.m.-noon. Also, last Tuesdays of the month, June to October, 2-5:30 p.m.
2016 Winter Market Location, Dates, & Hours: Pine Street Parking lot in downtown Orono; every Saturday in December and the second and fourth Saturdays of January through April, 9 a.m.-noon
Three locations, depending on season; see below
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, herb plants, berries, honey, maple syrup, jam, jelly, cut flowers, rose plants, vegetable seedlings, milk, cheese, yogurt, goat cheese, hanging baskets, beef, pork, lamb, goat meat, chicken, turkey, bacon, sausage, fiber, perennial plants, eggs, pickles, fermented foods like tempeh, kim chi, sauerkraut.
Summer Market in Deering Oaks Park, between Deering Avenue and State Street; late April to Thanksgiving; Saturdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Summer Market in Monument Square, Congress Street and Monument Way; April to December; Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Market at 84 Cove Street December to mid April; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
in winter at the Masonic Hall on Water Street; in summer at Somerset Gristmill (old jail) at Court and High streets
This is a year-round market with seasonal changes in hours. At this local market you'll find cut flowers, organic and natural meats (beef, pork, chicken, buffalo, goat), eggs, organic milk and cheeses, cider, soaps and body care products. Music and events each week include a kids event area. Enjoy the tastes, sights, and sounds of scenic Maine. This market accepts credit cards. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Location, Dates and Hours: Somerset Gristmill at Court and High streets, May-October on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Location, Dates and Hours: Masonic Hall on Water Street, November-April on the first and third Saturdays of the month, 11 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
First Universalist Church, 479 Main Street
Locally raised fruits and vegetables, dairy products, baked goods & artisan crafts, beef, lamb, sausage, hamburger, eggs, raw milk, goat's milk, cheeses, jams, spreads, raw honey, maple syrup, hot soups and ready-to-eat meals, seedlings, plants, fresh cut flowers, herbs, wreaths and holiday gifts, soaps, oils, cutting boards, and other home essentials.
Dates and Hours in 2016: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; October to May
Mill Park Pavilion, 1 Water Street at Bond Street
Along the scenic Kennebec River guests will find a wide selection of fresh, high quality vegetables, meat, dairy products, and other farm-raised products. Talk to the vendors, who are always helpful and willing to answer questions about gardening, recipes, nutritional information.
2016 Dates and Hours: Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m.; May-November
Town office parking lot, 17 Highland Avenue
At this Maine market, local farmers offer you their best seedlings and foods, some conventionally grown, some certified organic. Several bakers provide breads and sweets. Delicious!
2016 Dates and Hours: May through October on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, on Saturdays; Twombly Park, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth, on Wednesdays
Cumberland and Falmouth, ME
Shoppers here can buy everything from lobsters to homemade soap and aprons as well as traditional offerings such as fresh produce and flowers. And if they get tired, they can relax by getting a chair massage or a hand, face and scalp massage.
2016 Dates and Hours:
Cumberland Market is at Town Hall on Tuttle Road on Saturdays, May to October, 9 a.m. to noon, starting late May
Falmouth Market is at Twombly Park on Depot Road on Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m., May to October
Fort Andross Mill Complex, 14 Maine Street
Brunswick Winter Market is one of the oldest markets in Maine. Between three dozen vendors sell products that include seasonal veggies and fruits, poultry and meats, cheeses and baked goods, cut flowers, herbs, bedding plants, hanging baskets, prepared foods, and farm-crafted items. Rain or shine.
Dates and Hours in 2016: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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
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
Sears parking lot, 830 Main Street at Aroostook Centre Mall
Presque Isle, ME
The Presque Isle Farmers Market offers a complete range of local produce as well as baked goods, meats, preserves, honey, nursery stock, bedding plants, herbs, and cultivated mushrooms. This market features cooking demonstrations and discussions about how to grow your own food.
Dates and Hours in 2015: Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Mother's Day to Columbus Day
Summer at concourse along Appleton and Main Streets; winter at Dean Conference Room in Thayer Hospital
From freshly baked breads, to artisan cheese, to fresh meats and produce, this market has it all, and you'll find something new every time you stop by. Rain or shine.
2016 Dates and Hours: Summer market is last Thursday in April to Thursday before Thanksgiving on Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.;
Winter market is December to April on first and third Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.
Hathorn Park at Hartland Avenue
Pittsfield, ME, 04967
This is a small but mighty farmers market with a complete line of in-season local produce. Shop for vegetable and herb seedlings, hanging baskets, maple syrup, goat meat, dried herbs, baked goods and crafts. Rain or shine.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Mondays and Thursdays, 2 - 6 p.m.; May-October 30
summer at Bates Mill 5 parking lot; winter at St. Mary's Nutrition Center, 208 Bates Street
Fresh produce, natural meats, seafood, cheeses and dairy products as well as showcase breads, local crafts, and live music.
2016 Summer Location, Dates, Hours: Bates Mill 5 parking lot, Main and Lincoln streets, May through October on Sundays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2016 Winter Location, Dates, Hours: St. Mary's Nutrition Center, 208 Bates Street, November through February on the first and third Sundays of the month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Harbor Drive behind the Kimball Terrace Inn
Northeast Harbor, ME
Locally grown and produced items including; flowers, fresh fruit, preserves, a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, seedlings, bread, cookies, milk, yogurt, cheese, yarn, crafts, coffee, soap and beauty products, and prepared foods.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Sundays, 9 a.m.-noon; June 27-August 29
The Common, 1 US Route 1 (corner of School Street and Dresden Avenue)
Gardiner, ME, 04345
Highlights of this Kennebec River region market include specialty foods, gourmet treats, and local produce. Also: vendors, live music, a kids' club, frequent buyer program, SNAP benefits match program and guest vendors alongside our weekly 19 regular vendors with items from art to zucchini.
2016 Dates and Hours: Summer market is June 1 to August 31 on Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; Fall markets is September 7 to October 26 on Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
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
Wells Town Hall parking lot on Sanford Road (Route 109)
Wells, ME, 04090
This market continues to flourish with interesting offerings such as hand-crafted cheeses and fresh Maine lobster.
2016 Dates and Hours: May 25-mid-October on Wednesdays, 1:30-5 p.m.
137 Main Street (Route 27)
At this summer market, you'll find fresh, locally grown produce, cheeses, meats, jams, and plenty of ready-to-eat treats! This market also features vendors that sell their yarn & needlework, woodcrafts, and more.
2016 Dates and Hours: June 16-September 8 on Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursdays, 2-6 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
Saco Valley Shopping Center parking lot, 4 Scammon Street
Saco, ME, 04072
The Saco Farmers' and Artisans' Market has been connecting local producers with consumers since 1975. The market spans three seasons: the spring plant season, summer with its vegetables and flowers, and the fall harvest season through the last of October, with glass bottled milk and bakery products for sale through all three seasons. Rain or shine.
2016 Dates and Hours: May 7-October on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon
110 Main Street (behind Run of the Mill Pub)
The Saco River Market is a partnership of local producers and vendors, and a community gathering place, committed to providing locally grown agricultural products, specialty foods, cottage crafts, jewelry and art. Always something for the kids to do.
If you would like to be a vendor or a musician at the market please email email@example.com.
Dates and Hours Year-Round: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Main Street (parking lot of St. John Church)
Southwest Harbor, ME
Southwest Farmer's Market is a small seasonal farmers market that offers local organic and conventional fruits, berries, and veggies as well as goat milk cheeses, , grass-fed beef, eggs, jams/jellies, goat milk soap and skin care products; and breads and other baked treats.
2016 Dates and Hours: June 17 to Columbus Day on Fridays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Back lot of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, 1 Stonewall Lane, off Route 1
This market is next door to Stonewall Kitchens. It features loads of baked and bake-able goods like organic cookie dough, breads, pastries, and granola, as well as hand-made jewelry, soaps, lotions, and fresh-cut flowers. And of course, lots and lots of produce. Select craft products include lotions, soaps, wood goods, jewelry, candles and pottery. This market takes place rain or shine. The market is smoke-free and pet-free (except for service animals).
2016 Dates and Hours: June 4 to October 8 on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; July 7 to August 25 on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Island Community Center, 6 Memorial Lane
Shoppers will be surprised to find not only abundant fresh native produce, meat products, local seafood, cheeses, specialty foods and bakery goods but also a variety of fine artists, craftspeople, and community organizations represented in a lively mix of more than 50 vendors. There is always something new to discover at the Stonington Farmers Market. Rain or shine.
2016 Dates and Hours: Fridays, 10 a.m.- noon; mid-May - mid-October
Abbot Square on the corner of Harlow and Franklin Streets, across from the Bangor Public Library
Fresh produce, bread, meat, goat cheese, berries and apples are just the start of the local fare offered for sale to the public at this gathering of farmers.
Dates and Times in 2014: Sundays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., May - October
Blue Hill Fairgrounds, Route 172; or Blue Hill Congregation Church [see below]
Blue Hill, ME
This market features a talented, diverse group of farmers, artist, bakers, and more. There is a wonderful selection to choose from, including locally grown meats, fresh baked goods, smoked meats, wooden bowls, toys, and Mexican and Indian food to go.
2016 Dates and Hours: Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Locations:
May 28 to August 20 at Blue Hill Fairgrounds; August 27, September 3 and 10 at Blue Hill Congregational Church; September 19 to October 15 at Blue Hill Fairgrounds
277 Pleasant Hill Road
To get to this market, go past Bowdoin College towards Parkview Hospital, then turn right onto Pleasant Hill Road, where the Market is one mile on the left. The market features a great number of products such as fruits and vegetables in season, artisan breads and cheeses, meats, eggs, plants and flowers, honey and maple products, Maine-made crafts and fibers.
2016 Dates and Hours: May 7 to November 5 on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Route 2 at Parkway next to the Norway Savings Bank
Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, beef, pork, lamb, veal, poultry and eggs, maple products & honey, breads, lobsters (can be cooked on site) and scallops, clams and haddock from Cape Elizabeth. Maine perennials and cut flowers.
2016 Dates and Hours: May 28 through October 15 on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.
In front of the Brewer Auditorium, 318 Wilson Street, Brewer
From jams to bakery treats and everything in between, this regional market brings Maine staples together to one hoppin' place.
Dates and Hours in 2014: Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; open later on Saturdays; May - October
81 Main Street (Route 201) in the Nazarene Church parking lot
This market features an array of items like sweet corn, berries, flowers (fresh and dried), plants and seedlings, wool, honey, beeswax, and other local fare.
2016 Dates and Hours: Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.;
mid-May to mid-June for seedlings, plants, and baked goods; mid-June to October 31 for all farm products
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
29 Church Street
This market features Maine produce, flowers, and original handmade crafts like birdhouses, too.
Bakery, cheeses, eggs, fruit, dairy, plants, poultry, specialty foods, vegetables.2016 Dates: May-November on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
First Parish Church, 180 York Street
The Market supports local farmers, artists & artisans while offering one-stop shopping for customers looking to buy their produce, milk, eggs, honey, syrup, cheese, breads, sweets, meats, seafood, and specialty foods for the week. The select crafters at this market offer handmade, local and unique gifts. This year's vendors include: Amalie Candle Company, Bags by Connie, Brownie's Barkery, Cannons at Noon Family Sheep Farm, Emilie's Homemade Dog Food, Garen's Greens, Heidi Grace Cookies, Hickory Nut Farm, Hubba Hubba Foods, Joyous Silks, Karimah's Kitchen, Maine Herb Farm, Martha's Garden, Pies, Pickles & Potions, Pork Beach Sauce Company, Riverside Farm, Sewn Wild Oats, SnackRock Baking Company. Some vendors are not participating in every market date.
Dates and Hours in 2015-2016: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; November 21, December 12, January 9 and 23, February 6 and 20, March 5 and 19, April 2.