BAR HARBOR — Sun-drenched purple sweet peas, soft pink morning glories, deep orange zinnias and rich leafy greens are on the way to farmers markets islandwide in baskets bundles and bushels. The abundance of fresh produce, dairy and baked goods available locally is enough to fill your kitchen, picnic basket or rucksack with a feast full of the succulent delights the region has to offer.
Six farmers markets are ongoing on Mount Desert Island this summer – two in Town Hill, two in Bar Harbor, one in Northeast Harbor and one in Southwest Harbor. The markets have been doing well this year, despite the inclement weather and strained economic climate, said Donna Pickard of Fairpoint Farm in Steuben. “Like everything, business is off a little but not much,” she said Tuesday. “People need to eat.”
Farmers Market schedule:
- Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Reel Pizza parking lot in Bar Harbor.
- Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon on Huntington Road across from the Kimball Terrace Inn in Northeast Harbor.
- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parking lot of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Main Street, Southwest Harbor.
- Fridays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mother’s Kitchen on Route 102 in Town Hill next to Salisbury Hardware.
- Fridays from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Town Hill playground on Route 102 in Town Hill next to the Union Trust Bank.
- Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Bar Harbor YMCA at the corner of Main Street and Park Street in Bar Harbor.
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