The Best Farmers' Markets In Portland, Maine

Downtown Portland ME
Downtown Portland ME | © Jeffrey B. Ferland/WikiCommons
Paige Watts

The farmers’ markets throughout the Portland, Maine area offer all kinds of fresh produce, cheeses, meats, and of course, seafood. Check out the top farmers’ markets in Portland, which are a great way to support local farmers and buy quality produce.

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1. Winter Farmers' Market

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Winter Farmers’ Market

The Winter Farmers’ Market is an indoor market put on by Portland Farmers’ Market and it runs from the first Saturday in December to the last Saturday in April. The Winter Farmers’ Market features local Maine products, from root and storage vegetables and greenhouse produce to pies and honey to all kinds of meats. The market also features candies, cider, and local music. A new location for the Winter Market is determined each year, so check the Portland Farmers’ Market website for this year’s location.

84 Cove St, East Bayside, Portland, ME, USA

Downtown Portland | © Jeffrey B. Ferland/WikiCommons

2. Portland Farmers' Market - Monument Square

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Monument Square is nestled between the Portland Public Library and One City Center, the perfect location for the shoppers of downtown Portland and the Islands of Casco Bay. This market technically runs year-round, but most farmers set up booths only from April to Thanksgiving. At Monument Square, you’ll find local seasonal offerings right alongside your day-to-day urban shopping and coffee shops.

3. Portland Farmers' Market - Deering Oaks Park

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Portland Farmers’ Market – Deering Oaks Park

Deering Oaks Park runs from late April to Thanksgiving. Located in one of Portland’s largest green spaces, this farmers’ market features produce, herbs, honey, jams, meats, plants, and fermented foods from 38 different farms. All food and farm products at this market have been grown, raised, and produced in Maine, and this market is frequented by local chefs looking for fresh, local products for their seasonal menus.

Opening hours: Sat 7am-1pm

Deering Oaks Park, Portland, ME, USA

4. Cumberland Winter Farmers' Market

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Summer Market | Courtesy of Cumberland Market
Courtesy of Cumberland Market

Cumberland Winter Farmers’ Market

The Cumberland Winter Farmers’ Market features 12 local vendors every Wednesday selling local Maine produce, meats, and handcrafted products, such as items made from wool and alpaca fleece. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market also features events, contests, raffles, and live entertainment. They feature live music, fun runs, and sessions for talking with local experts on subjects like growing mushrooms at home, how to raise alpacas, and raising heritage animal breeds.

The greenhouse at Allen Sterling & Lothrop, 191 U.S. Hwy 1, Falmouth, ME, USA, +1 207 320 1969

Summer Market | Courtesy of Cumberland Farmers’ Market

5. South Portland Farmers' Market

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South Portland Farmers’ Market

The South Portland Farmers’ Market features a summer market running from May to October with 15 vendors and a smaller winter market running from November to April with seven vendors. At the South Portland Farmers’ Market, visitors are provided with fresh, local products from Maine farms year-round. This market features seasonal fruits, vegetables, seafood cakes, meats, jams, fresh corn tortillas, and gluten-free baked goods. You can find the market in the parking lot of City Hall in the summer or in the old Hamlin School Gym in the winter.

City Hall parking lot (Summer) or the corner of Ocean St. & Thomas St. (Winter), South Portland, ME, USA, +1 207 799 7743

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