Ready or not, here we go outdoors

May 3 is our first day of outdoor, or summer, farmers markets.  We are attempting a market hat trick this year.  We will be at three markets every Saturday through October.

From 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., we sell at the Crystal Spring Farmers Market on the Pleasant Hill Road in Brunswick.  Some have called it the best farmers market in the state, even in New England.  It is certainly among the biggest in Maine.

Also starting at 8:30, and running until noon, we will be at the Bath Farmers Market in Waterfront Park.  That is, as you might imagine, right on the Kennebec River in downtown.  This is our second outdoor season at Bath and follows completion of our second successful Bath Winter Market.

Finally, we are returning to the Skowhegan Farmers Market, which is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.  Skowhegan was our first farmers market.  We began there in 1981 but sold for only a couple of seasons.  The Skowhegan market, which shoppers voted Maine’s best market a couple of years ago, is at the Somerset Grist Mill (the former Somerset County Jail) on Court Street  downtown.

Come see us at market.  Or, if you’d rather come to our farm, the farmstore continues to be open on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It is also open Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m.  And, it is open by chance, and someone is on the farm every day so you can almost always stop for Turkey.