Maine Lakefront Property Buyers Find Value in Local Farmer's Markets

Real Estate Agent with Anne Plummer and Associates

Before you begin your day on Sebago Lake, Panther Pond, Highland Lake or any one of the numerous lakes and ponds in the western Maine Mountains and Lakes Region you might want to visit one of the farmers' markets sprinkled throughout the area.

Farmers' markets in our neck of the woods are vibrant with color, lively chatter and friendly faces. They promote healthy living and give us a place to purchase locally produced foods and goods.

I'm always amazed at the variety of seasonal offerings including but not limited to the following: seedlings, organic produce, plants, herbs, fruit, flowers, eggs, honey, wool and fleece, handcrafted soaps, soy candles, breads and jellies, cider, goat cheese, lamb, pork, and goat meat.

When we buy locally, our dollars have a greater impact in our communities. If you purchase a lakefront property in this area, you'll be able to greet your neighbors, meet new friends and get to know your farmers and growers at these open-air markets.

I've listed the local farmers' markets below for your shopping convenience:

Greater Bridgton Lakes Region:

Lovell-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., in front of Brandon Gregor Marine and the Wicked Good Store

Naples-Thursdays, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., Naples Village Green, Lambs Mill Road

Harrison-Fridays, 1:30-5:30 p.m., town parking lot between the town office and Harrison Village Library

Fryeburg-Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sharon's Seafood & ReMax Realty, Route 302

Bridgton-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Depot Street behind Reny's Department Store

Oxford Hills:

Norway-Thursdays, 2-6 p.m., corner of 419 Main and Deering Streets

Poland-Fridays, 2-6 p.m., Poland Crossing Plaza, Route 26


Bethel-Saturdays, 9 a.m. -noon, Bethel Health Care Center Parking Lot, Railroad Street

Sebago Lakes Region:

Windham-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manchester School, 709 Roosevelt Trail

Greater Portland:

Falmouth-Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m., WalMart parking lot, Route 1

Yarmouth-Thursdays, 1-5 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 320 Main Street

Freeport-Fridays,1-5 p.m., Freeport Town Hall, Main Street

Cumberland-Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Greely High School, 303 Main Street

York-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Stonewall Kitchen Factory, 1 Stonewall Lane


Lewiston-Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., Kennedy Park, corner of Bates and Pine Streets

Lewiston-Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Mary's, Lafayette and Campus Avenues

Lewiston-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, High and Main Streets

Auburn-Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., Turner Street, behind the Auburn Mall

Auburn-Fridays, 2-6 p.m., Great Falls Art Center, Main and Academy Streets


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