Visit to Portland Farmers Market (When in Maine…)

When in Maine, shop where the Mainers shop.

If you are lucky enough to be in Portland, Maine on a Saturday morning I urge you to visit the Portland Farmer’s Market. Situated along the tree-shaded walkways of Deering Oaks Park, the market highlights the remarkable output of Maine farmers, growers and beekeepers, displaying their wares alongside local craftspeople, musicians and performers.

Last Saturday we walked past wild Maine blueberries, the most beautiful oyster mushrooms I have ever seen (grown in a warehouse right in Portland), as well as blond cucumbers, purple carrots, local corn and heirloom tomatoes in varieties too numerous to list.

Also selling local chicken, duck, goat, lamb, yogurt, eggs and honey, the market traces its’ lineage to 1768 – making it one of the country’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ markets. Travel I Leisure voted it one of top ten farmer’s markets in the country. We couldn’t agree more.

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