One more Day at Portland Farmers Market

2017.10.18

October 18, 2017

The warm weather means that we still have several crops available.

Therefore we WILL attend the Saturday Market in Deering Oaks one more time, this Saturday, October 21.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Farmstand Closing Sunday, October 1

2017.09.28

September 28, 2017

Due to crop shortages we will close the farmstand for the season after Sunday, October 1.

As you have surely noticed, this has been a difficult year for several of our most popular crops. Due to several different weather issues, and to increase in damage from wildlife — this year it was primarily porcupines — we have not had our planned quantity or range of crops.

And now the ending of several crops’ regular seasons means that it is no longer reasonable to continue the farmstand for the season.

Thank you very much for your support this year! If you are not currently members of our money-saving CSA program, please read about it here and consider joining us for next season. If you own or know a business that would appreciate our produce, please get in touch with us.

We will continue to update this website as fall and winter activities continue, and crop planning for next season accelerates. We invite you to keep in touch with us this way until we can see you in person.

Thanks again — and we wish you a happy, healthy and safe winter.

Return to Regular Hurs

2017.09.06

September 6, 2017

We have returned to our regular farmstand hours and are again open on the following schedule:

Tuesday  10:00 –  3:00

Thursday 10:00 – 3:00

Friday 10:00 – 3:00

Sunday 10:00 – 3:00

AND we still have the fabulous CT peaches, by the pound, basket,  bag or box. They’re still in great condition but we don’t have a lot. Come soon!

 

 

 

PEACHES ARE HERE

2017.08.24

August 24, 2017

 

The peaches have arrived at MapleSprings Farm. They are in good condition and are juicy with full flavor. Due to slightly cooler and drier conditions at the orchard in the last couple of weeks, they are not as large as the jumbos of some years; however, they are all 2 1/2” or more.

They will be available during our extended hours in the next two days: Friday and Saturday we will be open from 9:00 – 5:30 and on Sunday during our regular hours, 10:00 – 3:00.

If you did not pre-order a whole box, you may purchase up to 1 peck (approx. 1/4 bushel: about 13 lbs) at a time.

We also have a full selection of vegetables (see our Available Now page) as well as eggs and Cabot wheel cheddar.

 

Farmstand Hours Again Increased

2017.08.01

July 30, 2017

We have again added new hours to the farmstand schedule: most crops are finally available.

Beginning Tuesday, August 1, the farmstand will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 10:00 – 3:00.

Also we plan to attend the Portland Farmers market for the remaining Saturdays in the season, probably until late October or early November.

Please check our Available Now  and Hours and Farmers Markets pages for current updates.

 

Back in Portland, and Farm Open on Weekends

2017.05.11

Posted June 14, 2017

Our farmstand has now reopened for the season. In the early season we are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10-2. As the weather warms and dries, our crops and our hours will increase.

After Sunday, June 18, for a week or two we will be open only Sundays, 10-2; as vegetable crops develop we will again increase our farmstand hours. Check this site, follow our weekly ad in the Bridgton News or call the farm message line (207-583-4698) for timely specifics.

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Portland Farmers’ Market Portland, Maine, at Monument Square on Wednesdays: 7 am to 1 pm.

We will attend the Monument Square Market on Wednesdays for one more week, bringing primarily vegetable and herb seedlings but also crops such as pea shoots and lettuces, rhubarb and cut herbs. After June 21 we will not attend the Wednesday Market.

Portland Farmers’ Market Portland, Maine, at Deering Oaks Park on Saturdays: 7 am to 1 pm.

We are currently participating in the Saturday market; we will bring seedlings for two more weeks, then complete the transition — as weather and crop development allow — to bringing produce.

Please check this page or talk to us at Deering Oaks to see how our crops develop.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Not At Market May 6

2017.05.05

May 5, 2017

We will NOT attend the Portland Farmers Market in Deering Oaks tomorrow, Saturday, May 6.

We lost two of our tents to the wind at Monument Square this week and our young, tender plants would be seriously damaged by direct heavy rain.

So we have decided not to attend this week. I look forward to seeing you next week at Monument Square on Wednesday and Deering Oaks on Saturday.

Thanks for your understanding and regular support.

Beginning to Update for 2017

2017.01.28

January 28, 2017

 

We have begun to update the site for 2017. Today we have replaced last year’s CSA information and invite you to begin signing up for the season. If you do so before February 20 you will receive an additional 5% discount on all purchases. See Our CSA page (linked on right) for full information.

 

Keep an eye on this site for further updates very soon. And if you have not yet signed up to receive our periodic newsletter, this is a great time to do so, as a new issue will be e-mailed to you shortly.

Closed for the Season But Still Working

2016.11.30

November 30, 2016

We have now stopped all retail sales for the season.

But for a few weeks yet we are still harvesting some great Salanova lettuce mix from the unheated greenhouse for restaurant customers.

And we are surely planning for next season: we are cleaning the facilities and equipment, getting the greenhouses ready for spring, stowing the  tents and covering the coolers, doing some routine maintenance and repairs on the tractors and other equipment and finishing some building projects before the snow flies.

But the major tasks for now are planning-related: taking inventory of remaining seeds, planning new seed and supplies orders, doing year-end calculations of hurried harvest and sales and project notes scribbled during the season. And, especially, attending conferences and studying and planning how to reshape various enterprises for productivity and efficiency.

We continue to enjoy the work but value the less-hectic (and, frankly, less physically-demanding) pace of this season.

We send our thanks to you for your support this year and our wishes for a healthy, safe and happy winter for you and yours.

 

Season Winding Down

2016.10.03

October 2, 2016

Our farmstand has now closed for the season but we continue to attend the Portland Farmers Market on Saturdays.

You can read about both these developments on our Hours and Farmers Markets page and about our fall crops on our Available Now page.

Thanks for checking in.