Belfast Farmers' Market to Open May 8th

By Caryn Knudsen | Apr 17, 2009

Belfast — Area growers and producers bring their farm fresh fare back to Belfast's Front St. with the opening of the Belfast Farmers' Market 2009 Season on Friday, May 8th. Take in the salt air and the local feast for the senses, every Friday from 9am-1pm until the middle of November at the Markets' waterfront location just below the Belfast Maskers' Theater.

The Market brings a festival air to downtown Belfast once a month when it relocates to Upper Main St. Market go-ers can enjoy live music and entertainment in addition to the standard market offerings of local produce and herbs, cheeses and other dairy products, meat and poultry products, sweet and savory baked goods and breads, honey, jams and jellies, fresh cut flowers, potted plants and seedlings, hand-crafted housewares, and much more. Festival days will take place on May 22, June 19, July 24, August 21, September 18, and October 23. The Belfast Co-op will be on hand to offer cooking demos and a Taste of the Market to assist market visitors with turning these ingredients into inspired, locally-grown meals, dates TBA.

Returning Belfast Market vendors include Appleton Creamery, Brae Maple Farm, Fire Flower Garden and Pottery, Fire Fly Farm, Freedom Farm, Gardner's Honey, Half Moon Farm, Highland Blueberry farm, Hubbard Brook Farm, Maine-ly Poultry, Meadowsweet Farm, Mildel Farm, Monroe Cheese Studio, Olde Sow Farm, Peacemeal Farm, and Sweet Henry's. The Market welcomes 3 new farms as members: Ripley Farm from Troy, offering mixed vegetables; Southpaw Farm from Unity, offering vegetables and possibly mushrooms; and New Beat Farm, located in Jefferson, offering vegetables, cut flowers, and prepared pestos.

The Belfast Farmers' Market was established in 1980 to provide local small growers and craftsmen with an outlet for the sale of fresh picked produce and related agricultural products; to foster an appreciation for Maine's rural resources; and to develop sources of marketing, management and agricultural information for its members. The Belfast Farmers' Market functions as a non-profit membership organization that oversees the establishment of market guidelines, sets quality standards, promotes the market, and encourages growth of the local/regional food supply. All vendors must carry necessary and appropriate licenses and insurances. Please check the website,, for more information about market members and coming events.

For more information contact Erica at the Belfast Co-op; 338-2532 or

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