Portland Farmers’ Market: Number of Maine Farmers Market Has Doubled in Nearly a Decade
The number of farmers' markets in Maine is rising in line with the steep growth nationally. This article focuses primarily on The Portland Farmers’ Market, which was established in 1768. It is unique in that is it a farmer-only market, which means no more than 25% of the items sold can be products produced or raised by someone other than the farmer and any products derived from their produce cannot top 49% of sales. There are three farmers’ market in Portland and Saturday’s markets averages 2,000 visitors at the height of activity. Portland Farmers’ Market is members only and members wish to keep it a farmer’s market rather than craft market. What a typical day for a member on market day is profiled by some members. [images]
Valigra, Lori, "Portland Farmers’ Market: Number of Maine Farmers Market Has Doubled in Nearly a Decade" (2015). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 6395.