Farmers market and pick-your-own time in Androscoggin has mostly begun!
We love supporting our local farmers and buying locally-grown produce and goods. Plus, it's fun for the whole family to visit a pick-your-own (PYO) farm or a farmers market!
Here are four things to note before heading out to farmers markets or PYO farms in Androscoggin:
- Pick-your-own farms can sometimes change hours on short notice dependent on weather, produce availability, and other factors. It's best to call ahead, check their website, or social media account to make sure pick-your-own is available that day. Prices can also change from day to day.
- Bring your own containers or bags to avoid any extra charges! I personally love bringing a basket!
- Bring cash as some farmer market stands and pick-your-own farms don't take credit cards.
- Some farmer markets and pick-your-own farms might have rules or requests in place due to COVID. Please check their websites or social media sites before heading out!
Here are the details on Androscoggin farmers markets and pick-your-own farms:
Farmers Markets in Androscoggin, Maine
Farmers markets in Maine typically open for the season in May/June. Here are Farmers Markets in Androscoggin:
Lewiston Farmers Market
When: Sundays 9am-2pm. Rain or shine!
What: Fresh, organic and chemical-free fruits and vegetables, quality meats, cow and goat dairy products, baked goods, handcrafted soaps and body products, fresh cut flowers, arts, crafts and more!
Where: Located near the beautiful Great Falls and the historic Bates Mill No. 5
More information: https://www.lewistonfarmersmarket.com/
Bowdoinham Farmers Market
When: June 5 - October
What: Organic vegetables, vegetables, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, dried beans, pastured beef, pastured lamb, free range eggs, wool fiber products, hanging baskets, annuals, flower seedlings, herbs, baked goods, vinegars, jams, salsas, cornmeal and beautiful craft items.
Where: Mailly Waterfront Park, 1 Main Street, Bowdoinham
More information: https://www.bowdoinham.com/bowdoinham-farmers-market
Brunswick Farmers Market
When: May to Thanksgiving / Tuesday & Friday 8:00am-1:00pm (Rain or Shine!)
What: meat, cheese, bread, eggs, flowers, seedlings, vegetables, fruits, coffee, plants, sweets, soap, baked goods, mushrooms, seafood, and MORE!
Where: 189-193 Main St., Brunswick (Between Main St. and Park Row)
More information: http://www.brunswickfarmersmarket.com/
Pick-Your-Own Farms in Androscoggin, Maine
Pick-your-own farms in Maine are fun for both kids and adults! PYO is a great family afternoon outing in Androscoggin. Here are Androscoggin farms that offer PYO:
Chick's Apple and Berry Farm
What: Raspberries, blueberries, and apples
When: July (raspberries), August (blueberries), September and October (apples)
Where: 571 Main St, Monmouth
More information: https://www.facebook.com/chicksappleberry
What: Tulips and strawberries
When: May to July
Where: 32 Goodwin Rd, Minot
More information: https://www.chipmanfarm.net/
Berry Fruit Farm
What: Berries and apples
When: About June to October
Where: 361 Crash Road
More information: https://www.berryfruitfarm.com/