Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Farmers Market Coming to Free Street Spot.

This is a look at the Fort Andross Farmers Market

After a few hurdles and a small delay a new winter farmers market is coming to Portland this Saturday, Feb 20th,  for a ten week run.  A core group from the Brunswick farmers market at the Fort Andross mill with a healthy mix of locals will open at 85 Free Street. There hours are the same as the Brunswick market 10AM  to 1:00PM.   Farmers being small businesses, it's not clear who might switch to Portland if they can only do the one market either because of supply or lack of help.  But with a 99.9% surety and 20 of the 21 spots firm as I write this ( wed afternoon) it's a Go!  I hope to have a complete list of venders and a picture of the empty space as well.
The Brunswick market has grown in a very short time to around 50 venders with a variety of food and non food farm related products, including traditional crafts like yarn, soaps and spices. Given the size limitation at 85 Spring Street (21 slots) it is hard to see how this kind of variety can work here.
info :
Portland Indoor Farmers market
85 Free Street
Saturdays Feb 20th to April 24th
10:00AM to 1:00PM

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