Local Farms Adapt

Photo courtesy of Monique.

We are so thankful to live in an area with great local farmers who provide all sorts of fresh produce, meat, dairy, and baked goods. With Covid-19, you might be wondering how to take advantage of the locally grown food. Farmers have adapted and are striving to make their produce available and safe for you to access.

The Brunswick Farmer’s Market begins a new season this Friday, May 1. They will be using a temporary location at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 39 Pleasant Street Brunswick. The hours, which have also been changed, are 8am – 12noon. Ample parking can be accessed on Union Street. The farms that will be selling are: Apple Creek FarmApplewald Farm, Big Barn Coffee, Borealis Breads, East of Eden Flower FarmFairwinds FarmIsland Mushroom Company, Keough Family Farm & the Farmers DaughterKing & I Angus, Lipovsky’s GardensPemaquid Lobster & SeafoodSix River FarmSpear Farm Inc., and Whatley Farm.

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust also sponsors a farmers market that begins Saturday, May 2. Their location has changed to Brunswick High School at 116 Maquoit Road. They are providing a special time for high-risk populations from 8:30am-9am and opening to the general public from 9am-12:30pm. They are also limiting the number of customers at one time. Check out their procedures here.

If you don’t want to go to a farmer’s market you can still purchase food from local farmers. Many of the previously mentioned farms have farm stands or allow you to place an order for pickup. Check their websites for details.

There are some farmers that are also available though they don’t sell at farmer’s markets. Try Bisson Farms in Topsham for fresh meat and dairy, or Cantrell’s Seafood, also in Topsham, for fresh seafood.

The farmer’s markets are fun places to get locally sourced food, even with added concerns. Our local farmers are adapting and making safe spaces for you to nurture your body and soul.