Farmer's Markets Bangor ME

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European Farmers' Market
(207) 326-4741
Buck Street; across from Bangor Auditorium parking lot at Sunnyside Greenho
Bangor, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday
County
Penobscot

Brewer Farmers Market
948-5724
In front of the Brewer Auditorium on Wilson Street
Brewer, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tues - Saturday
County
Penobscot

Orono Farmers Market
(207) 257-4103
Steam Plant Parking Lot; UMO Campus, between College Avenue and the Stillwa
Orono, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tuesday, 2:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
County
Penobscot

Gardiner Farmers' Market
582-3100.
Gardiner, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday
County
Kennebec

Dexter Farmers Market
(207) 287-3298
P & L Country Grocery; Route 7, between Dexter and Corinna
Dexter, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
County
Penobscot

Bangor Farmers Market
(207) 884-8224
Pickering Square; Pickering Square, downtown Bangor in front of the parking
Bangor, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August-November Thurday
County
Penobscot

Orono Winter Farmers Market
(207) 257-4103
parking lot behind the Bear Brew Pub.
Orono, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
December-April Every other Saturday, 9 to noon
County
Penobscot

Monroe Farmers' Market
(207) 525-3532
Near the intersection of Rt.139 and Rt. 141; next to the newly open 16 East
Monroe, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday
County
Waldo

Perry-Sunrise County Farmers' Market
454-3896
Fire Department parking lot on Rt.1 (municipal building)
Perry, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday
County
Washington

Poland Farmers Market
1385 Maine St.
Poland, ME
 

Farmers' Markets Are for Families

School is out and our children are now on summer vacation – or are they? As a parent of three young girls, my wife and I find ourselves signing up the kids for various summer activities such as swimming, drama camp, dance classes and music, to name a few. However, beyond organized classes and camps, summer is also a great time to involve your kids in engaging outdoor activities in new learning environments to stimulate their growth.

One of my favorite summer activities is attending the local farmers’ market with my kids. Your local market provides an ideal environment where children can learn about their food and also practically apply skills and knowledge they have developed during the school year.

Experienced farmers and produce growers are the teachers in this informal classroom. If the market isn’t too busy, my children and I take advantage of their knowledge by asking a variety of questions. Farmers take a lot of pride in their work and always seem eager to explain the process by which they have cultivated their crops. From growing tips to advice on how to adapt to unfavorable weather conditions, there is always a great tale to share.

It is often challenging for my children to begin a conversation with the farmers, so I frequently pose the first question. Once dialogue is initiated, their hesitation fades and their natural curiosity leads to engaging conversations. Together we learn how long it takes to grow each vegetable, the best tool for the job and if ...

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