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.
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.
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.
Summer Market Location, Dates, & Hours: University Steam Plant, College Avenue; May to November on Saturdays; 8 a.m.-noon. Also, last Tuesdays of the month, June to October, 2-5:30 p.m.
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
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: Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; November through March at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue, Route 1.
Summer Dates and Hours: April through October on Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.
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.
2017 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.
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.
Dates and Hours: early May 11 to late October on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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!
2017 Dates and Hours: May through October on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.
Dates and Hours: Tuesdays year-round; summer hours are 2-6 p.m.; winter hours are noon-5 p.m.
Summer: along Common Street in Castonguay Square; winter: 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.
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, 2-5 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 2017:Open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (later on Sat.) ; mid-May thru October.
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.
2017 Dates and Hours: June 16-September 8 on Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.
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.
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
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.
2017 Dates and Hours: Cumberland Market is at Town Hall on Tuttle Road on Saturdays, mid-May to October, 9 a.m. to noon ; Falmouth Market is at Twombly Park on Depot Road on Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m., mid-May to October.
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 2017:Thursdays, 9 a.m.- noon; from May 12 - October 6.
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.
2017 Dates and Hours:Fridays from mid-May - mid-October, 10 a.m.- noon;
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.
2017 Dates and Hours: late May through mid-October on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 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 2017: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. from June-October.
Saco Valley Shopping Center parking lot, 4 Scammon Street
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.
Dates and Hours: Open Saturdays from May to October and Wednesdays from June to September
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 2017:Saturdays from May 6 thru November 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Common, 1 US Route 1 (corner of School Street and Dresden Avenue)
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.
Dates and Hours: Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; summer market is June through August; fall market is September through October
Summer: Bates Mill 5 Complex at Lincoln and Main streets; winter: YWCA at 130 East Avenue
Fresh produce, natural meats, seafood, cheeses and dairy products as well as showcase breads, local crafts, and live music.
Summer Dates, Hours: May through October on Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Dates, Hours: November through February on Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon
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 2017:Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-noon; from May 11 to October 26.
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 2017-18: Opens November 11, 2017, and all Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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.
2017 Dates and Hours: Saturdays from May 6 to November 4, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 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 2017: Sundays, 9 a.m.-noon; from mid-June thru August.
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.
Dates and Hours: mid-June to Columbus Day on Fridays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
116 Washington Street - Route 105
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 2017: Saturdays from May 13-October 28, 9 a.m.-noon ; Wednesdays from June 21-September 27, 3:30-6 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).
2017 Dates and Hours: Saturdays from May 27 to October 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wonder Mountain Fun Park parking lot, 270 Post Road (Route 1)
This market continues to flourish with interesting offerings such as hand-crafted cheeses and fresh Maine lobster.
Dates and Hours: May 25 to mid-October on Wednesdays, 1:30-5 p.m.