A Farmer’s Market will (hopefully) launch in Bangor this summer.

With the massive growth in popularity of Farmer’s Markets over the past few years, the question can be begged: when will Bangor itself have a Farmer’s Market? The markets in Orono and Brewer have continually added new vendors and new patrons over the years, and the weekly Outdoor Market in Bangor — a summertime only event which focuses more on arts and crafts — has also seen growth. Fortunately, Queen City foodies are in luck, as there appears to be a movement to offer a Farmer’s Market in Bangor, starting this summer.

Downtown Bangor’s coordinator Shirar Patterson issued a survey and call for comments on a market, which would be held from noon until three on Sundays. As Patterson stated, having the market on Sunday would seek to limit competition with other community markets. They’re also trying to decide on whether the community would want to have the market in downtown Bangor, or at the Bangor Mall. Take a moment to vote on the survey and tell them what you think! Would you visit a Farmer’s Market in Bangor? Do you go to markets as it is? What would you like to see there? Just thinking about fresh fruits, veggies, cheese and bread from local purveyors makes me get all excited for the warmer months.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine.