Saturday Market

With people slowly paying more attention to what and how they eat, farmers markets have sprung up all over.  In Maine, there’s nothing new about that, and during the short growing season the markets and the folks who work so hard growing and preparing products are well supported.

Saturday is one of Camden’s market days and under a brilliant blue sky, today it was packed.  The market is not a huge one, but you can find whatever you desire.

My favorites?  The sausage guy is one.  His homemade sausages are a gourmands delight, perfect for an appetizer plate.

And this cute gal sells great breakfast sausage among other kinds

made from what I think must be happy pigs!

The cheese guy always tempts my taste buds,

and the produce is irresistible,

and today there were even hints that fall is right around the corner.

Want something other than edibles?  Well, that’s there, too.  I love these baskets

 and delight in watching her busy hands at work.

In addition to local Maine farmers markets, it is not unusual to find roadside stands where items are sold on the honor system.  Just this week I bought flowers and produce

and delicious pies.  Now, you can’t beat that.  Any time you see a market or a farm stand, I urge you to stop.  You’ll not only find special treats, you’ll be supporting those who are working so hard to make a living.

i appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

12 thoughts on “Saturday Market

  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the last few posts on your blog. I was in Camden last summer for a few minutes passing through as we came back up the coast of Maine. We live in Nova Scotia! Our most beautiful season is right around the corner, Linda. Enjoy it! 🙂

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more about the season coming up. I love September and October, their warm and rich colors. Thanks for visiting…do come again.

  2. Love the look of the homemade pies. I have sold my apples on the honor system and have always been appreciative of the honest people that would stop by. Yes, some bags are taken but on the most part everyone is honest…right down to putting pockets full of change in the box with a note that they were short and would return.

  3. I know you are encouraging to the vendors making photos. Quite a nice market. I especially love the homemade pies.

    I am riding down the interstate reading my iPad. We have been visiting our daughter. Have a nice labor day.

  4. I LOVE seeing farmers’ markets in other parts of the country. Each one is unique in what they offer. I would head straight for the cheese and then the pies. thanks for the tour.

  5. What a wonderful local market to shop, and something totally different from what ours offers~ happy pigs 🙂 Love the baskets~ I’d be tempted to buy one and fill it up with all that fresh produce!

  6. SW Miami Dade county used to be great farm area. Not much left-urban sprawl which also encroaches on Everglades.

    1. I grew up in Ft. Myers where farms, especially gladiola farms, abounded. I’m not sure there are any left. So it went with Florida development.

  7. I love the baskets! Can you talk her into coming to Nutcracker Market? And the pumpkins are so gorgeous. I love your garden and market pictures from Maine!!

    1. Thanks, Gail. I have to confess they are some of my favorite subjects, so full of color and texture which appeals to the weaver in me.

  8. YUM !!!!!! I love farmer’s markets!!!!! Celia Stewart

  9. Oooohhh…..I love to see stuff like this! I have never visited the extreme northeast, but I would love to someday. I saw the movie “Baby Boom” with Diane Keaton about 25 years ago, and I just fell in love with the feeling of it all. (She was in Vermont, I think.) The fact that business can still be done on the honor system is just wonderful! There are some areas here in the Midwest where you can still find that, but it’s getting to be fewer and farther between. It’s so cool to see what different people can make/do. We have a nice Farmers Market about 1/2 mile from our subdivision, but there haven’t been a lot of participants this year due to the drought. I’m hoping they can come back full force next year. Meanwhile, looking forward to wine tastings and lots of apples this Fall!

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