Maine Farmers' Markets
Across the state, from boisterous cities to quiet villages, weekly farmers' markets are where locals and visitors alike can find the freshest produce and homemade goods. Here you can experience the true taste of Maine, from season to season and find inspiration for a perfect meal, complete with fresh flowers for the table, to be enjoyed with friends. Small family farms are at the heart of farmers' markets, selling their fruits, veggies, meat, fresh eggs and a wide variety of homemade treats.
From June to early October there are more than 100 markets to visit. In the winter, there are still over 30 markets to check out.
Spring in Maine means fresh greens, maple syrup, seedlings and, of course, cheese, bread, jams and local meats. Summer fills the markets to the brim with dozens of fresh vegetables and fruits like summer squash, new potatoes, berries, beets and tomatoes. Late summer brings in Maine’s sweet corn, cruciferous veggies, eggplants and melons. Apples and fresh cider appear in the fall, as well as pumpkins, winter squash, parsnips and potatoes to last through the winter.
Farmers' markets can be lively affairs — local musicians often play music, fiber artists display bright skeins of wool and neighbors catch up with each other over fresh pastries and coffee. Sample something new each time, from a unique pickle to a specialty cheese. Meet the maker of your new favorite soap and befriend the farmer behind that delicious bacon.
Supporting local farmers has long been a tradition in Maine and today the custom is even more celebrated with the growing passion for farm-to-table meals. Don’t miss out on visiting a Maine farmers’ market this year.
For a complete list of Maine farmers' markets, please visit www.mainefarmersmarkets.org.