After a long snowy winter it’s finally getting to be that time again when fresh locally grown foods will be available alfresco. What’s better than a trip to a Farmers’ Market on a bright sunny morning?
Here’s a list of our local markets, when they operate and where to find them as well as a list of some local CSA’s. Buy Local!
Camden Farmers’ Market 05/11/13 – 10/26/13 Sat 9-12 & Wed 3:30-6 behind the Knox Mill, access via Washington St & Knowlton St. On Facebook: Camden Farmers’ Market www.camdenfarmersmarket.org Contact: Kevin Weiser, 568-3201
Herring Gut Community Market Thurs 10-3, July and August, at the end of Lobster Pound Rd in Port Clyde. On Facebook: Herring Gut Learning Center Contact: Katie Gloede, email@example.com
Rockland Farmers’ Market 05/16/13 – 10/31/13
Thu 9-12:30 at Harbor Park, just off Main St near the intersection of Park St & Main St, on the waterfront. rocklandfarmersmarket.org/ and on Facebook: Rockland Farmers’ Market Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
State of Maine Cheese Farmers’ Market in Rockport Sat 9-12, Year Round, 461 Commercial St. Contact: State of Maine Cheese Co. 236-8895
Washington Grange Farmers’ Market 05/05/12 – 12/28/13 Year Round, Sat 10-1, 31 Old Union Rd (off Rt 220 in the Evening Star Grange #183 parking lot). Winter Season: 2nd Saturday Jan, Feb & March. Market wide summer CSA. On Facebook: Washington Grange Farmer’s Market Contact: Sharon Turner, 845-2140
Community Supported Agriculture
Hope’s Edge Farm an Organic CSA located in Hope, Maine. http://hopesedgefarm.com/
Comprised of 100 acres of open fields and mixed woodlands, Hope’s Edge Farm is located in Northwest Hope and is committed to organic/biodynamic practices.
Membership in a CSA is based on “shares of the harvest.” The shareholders underwrite the harvest for the entire season by paying for their shares in advance. The shareholder is then invited to visit the farm once a week to pick up a bag of fresh, seasonal produce grown without agricultural chemicals.
For a full list of Maine CSA’s visit the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) website.