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Originally published in Seasonal Guide, April 12, 2012
Farmers’ markets

Keep an eye out for area farmers’ markets, they’ll be opening up as spring turns to summer in late May and early June. Markets below are tentatively scheduled; check local listings on penobscotbaypress.com for changes. Check in April with area farms about Community Supported Agriculture shares to receive a “share” of vegetables all summer long.

At many of the markets you’ll find not only fresh fruits and vegetables but local handcrafts, prepared foods and tables for community organizations.

<p>Farmdrop.org is also available for “online shopping” of local farms with pickup in Blue Hill. The service runs year-round, with a brief break in April and the first part of May. By mid-May, the service will resume.

Blue Hill, 3-5 p.m. Starting in June, Wednesdays at Congregational Church parking lot, in Blue Hill village. 374-5273, horsepowerfarm@peoplepc.com />

Blue Hill, 9-11:30 a.m. Starting May 26, Saturdays, at fairgrounds through August 18, Ellsworth Rd./Rte. 172. 374-5273, horsepowerfarm@peoplepc.com />

Blue Hill, 9:30-11 a.m., Fridays, at Congregational Church parking lot, Main St., local growers.

Brooklin, 3-5 p.m., Thursdays, 6 Bay Rd. Rte. 175. Variety of produce, bread and sandwiches. Beside Friend Memorial Library.

Brooksville, 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays starting June 12, in the community center parking lot up the street from Buck’s Market, Coastal Rd./Rte. 176. 326-0780, eatlocal@vegemail.com />

Castine, 9-11:30 a.m., Thursdays from June on, on town common, Court St., 326-4372, info@castinefm.org />

Deer Isle, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Rt. 15 Deer Isle village. Local growers.

Stonington, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Fridays from June on, rain or shine, at Island Community Center, School St., stoningtonfarmersmarket.com