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Farmers Markets in the Ogunquit Area

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wincountrygirl Jul 27, 2011 09:08 AM

Hi CH-ers - my husband and I went to Maine for the first time ever in May and we fell in love. We booked a trip then and there to return the weekend before Labor Day. Since that will be prime tomato season, I was wondering if there are any good farmers markets in the area that are open on the weekend. Thanks all!

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    OgtMimi RE: wincountrygirl Jul 27, 2011 06:19 PM

    There's a farmers market Saturday mornings in York:

    http://www.gatewaytomaine.org/index.p...

    and one in Kennebunk:

    http://www.kennebunkfarmersmarket.org/

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      wincountrygirl RE: OgtMimi Jul 28, 2011 03:48 AM

      Thanks!!

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        Bellachefa RE: OgtMimi Jul 31, 2011 03:03 PM

        thanks ogtmimi! The York market looks like a must when I return back north in a few weeks. It has a much larger vendors core then the one I visited in Wells.

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        Bellachefa RE: wincountrygirl Jul 30, 2011 02:09 PM

        A week ago I went to the farmers market in Wells, and it was a complete bust. I know it takes awhile to grow things but this was mid july and I couldn't get some great lettuce or tomatoes???Hopefully later in the season will be more interesting on the farm market scene.. I ended up buying much of my produce at the Chase Hill farmstand on Rt1. They told me the corn was from MA and the strawberries were local.

        BTW, we always enjoy Joshua's Restaurant that time of year as it is family farm to table produce by that point.

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          dfrostnh RE: Bellachefa Jul 31, 2011 03:51 AM

          It was a cold, wet spring. The only tomatoes I found at the farmers market yesterday in Warner were cherry tomatoes. I don't have ripe tomatoes yet even from two varieties I planted that are known for being early.

          The recent 90+ degree temperature may have done in some lettuce plantings. I'm not sure I saw any yesterday.
          A week is a big difference in farming. Heard there might be fresh local corn in our area but have already seen it advertised in Litchfield NH (just south of Manchester). Saw fresh garlic yesterday and beans are fantastic.

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            wincountrygirl RE: dfrostnh Jul 31, 2011 01:53 PM

            Tomatoes are really not ready yet. The good ones come later in August. I'm in NY and no decent tomatoes yet, great garlic though - cucumbers have been spectacular, onions lovely and sweet and the corn has started. I'm heading up your way the weekened before Labor Day - should be good tomatoes then!!

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              dfrostnh RE: wincountrygirl Aug 1, 2011 04:11 AM

              Should be the best time of year for garden produce! I've been drooling over farmers market reports from people in MA who already have early tomatoes and corn. I've got some nice dill but NO cukes yet thanks to losing early planting to striped cucumber beetle.

              BTW peaches are ready in Concord NH area.

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