Originally published in Seasonal Guide, June 27, 2014
Farmers’ markets offer fresh fare and crafts, and the chance to ‘go local’
The Brooksville Farmers Market, like many Peninsula open markets, features fresh produce and meats from local farms in that town.
Farmers bring their freshest fare to outdoor markets all summer long, for the best in farm-to-able cooking and eating. But produce and locally raised meat is not all one finds. Local crafts, take-out fare, fresh seafood and more is on offer at any or all of the weekly markets listed below—with live music from local musicians often added for local color. And to see where and how the local produce and meats are raised, several farms open their doors for a tour, sponsored by the Blue Hill Heritage Trust.
Blue Hill Farmers’ Market
Blue Hill Fairgrounds: Saturdays 9-11:30 a.m., through August 16; First Congregational Church: Starting August 23 bluehillfarmersmarket.com
Brooklin Farmers’ Market
Next to Friend Memorial Library, Route 175: Thursday 3-5:30 p.m.
Brooksville Farmers’ Market
Buck’s Harbor: Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. through September 23. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Castine Farmers’ Market
Castine Town Common, Court Street: Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m. through Labor Day.
Deer Isle Village
Route 15, old elementary school parking lot: Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. through September.
Local Food Exchange
Mainescape, South Street, Blue Hill: Fridays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stonington Farmers’ Market
Island Community Center, School Street: Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. through mid-September.