Just recently, a new Farmer’s Market opened up making more local foods available to Mainers! It’s right under the Casco Bay Bridge on the South Portland side and open on Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm.
I love that they’re holding it in the evening because it opens up the world of fresh foods to a whole different crowd. I’m sure a lot of people have a hard time getting to the morning markets, because of work or other commitments, and this allows them a chance to stop by on their way home from work instead of missing out on all the fun.
Ryan and I went this week, and were actually pretty disappointed with the turnout. There was a huge selection of meat and baked goods (even a gluten free tent!), but being vegetarian locavores, there wasn’t very much for us. Only two tents offered veggies, and only one of those was organic. In comparison with the Wednesday Market in Monument Square or the Deering Oaks Market on Saturdays, there was just no competition.
However, I would love for this market to succeed! It fills a void and the only thing it needs to thrive is a little more vegetation! Please check it out if you’re in the area, and spread the word so other farms will join!
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