Spring Fever

Our Community
Originally published in Seasonal Guide, April 25, 2013
Early veggies and local crafts
A farmers’ market for (nearly) every town

Castine Farmers’ Market

Rhubarb marks one of the early harvests, offered here by Horsepower Farm at the Castine Farmers’ Market on the town common.

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Springtime brings the first open-air farmers’ markets to town, and while later months offer a greater variety of vegetables and fruits, vendors make up the difference with local crafts and food to go. Below is a list of area farmers’ markets, and their opening date and hours.

Blue Hill Farmers’ Market

Sat., 9-11:30 a.m., May 25-Aug. 17, Blue Hill Fairgrounds; Aug. 24-Oct., First Congregational Church parking lot.

Wed., 3-5 p.m., June-Sep., First Congregational Church parking lot.

Brooklin Farmers’ Market

Thu., 3-5:30 p.m., starting around June 1st.

6 Bay Rd., Rte 175, beside Friend Memorial Library.

Brooksville Farmers’ Market

Tue., 9:30 a.m. to noon, May 28 through Sep. 24, Buck’s Harbor, Brooksville, next to community center.

Castine Farmers’ Market

Thu., 9-11:30 a.m., June 6 through Labor Day. Town Common, Castine.

Brooke Tenney 326-4372

Deer Isle Village Farmers’ Market

Wed., 9:30-11:30 a.m., May 15 to Sep. 25

Old elementary school parking lot, Rte 15.

Local Food Exchange

Open Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., May 3-October, Mainescape, South Street, Blue Hill. johnaltman@localfoodexchangeme.com />

Stonington Farmers’ Market

Fri., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., mid-May through mid-Oct. Island Community Center, School St., Stonington. stoningtonfarmersmarket.com.