WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE OUR SATURDAY FARMERS’ MARKET

WILL BEGIN THE SEASON AT BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR!

We have made these changes in response to COVID-19
and will return to Crystal Spring Farm when it is safe to do so.

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Farmers’ Market

 Voted “Best of Maine 2019” Farmers’ Market by Down East Magazine

Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:30 pm for the general public May 2 thru October 31, 2020

From 8:30-9:00 we will allow only high-risk populations to shop.

Brunswick High School  |   116 Maquoit Road  |  Brunswick

The market area and parking lot open at 8:30 am. There is no public access before this time.

Other BTLT Farmers’ Market Changes in Response to COVID-19

It is not just the location that will be different. We are implementing a host of other precautions we want the community to be aware of, including: 

  • From 8:30-9:00 the market will only be open for shopping by high-risk populations including seniors, the immunocompromised, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and caregivers; 
  • There will be no outhouse available to customers; and 
  • The number of customers permitted in the market at any time will be limited, so attendees should be prepared to wait and/or come at mid- to late-morning, times that tend to be less busy. 

In addition, we are asking all customers to: 

  • Follow all CDC guidelines
  • Stay home if you feel ill or have been around someone who is sick
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Bring hand sanitizer
  • Stay at least six feet away from others
  • Send only one person per family to shop 
  • Keep your visit as brief as possible to assure everyone has an opportunity to shop.

HISTORY

The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market was established in 1999 to advance the Land Trust’s mission of supporting local agriculture.  Located on Crystal Spring Farm, a 331-acre property owned by the Land Trust, the Market is now one of the largest in Maine.  With over forty vendors, many of whom have been with the Market since its inception, the Saturday morning Market offers a wide variety of local, fresh products including vegetables, dairy, meat, fish, shellfish, cut flowers, mushrooms, baked goods, and artisanal and prepared foods. The Market has been widely acclaimed not only for the exceptional array of products but also for the festive and community atmosphere.

SNAP/EBT

Stretch your SNAP dollars at the Farmers’ Market; swipe your SNAP/EBT card and get BONUS vouchers for fruits & vegetables! Visit maineharvestbucks.org for more information.

The Land Trust accepts EBT (electronic benefits transfer) cards, so more local residents are able to purchase items using their SNAP/food stamp benefits. Making local, healthy food options available to more people helps to support community growers and provide better nutrition for local families.

NO DOG POLICY

After long and careful consideration, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust staff and Board decided to adopt a no dog policy at our Market. Our primary goal is to provide a safe and positive community space and it is with this in mind that we have found this policy necessary.

We continue to welcome your leashed dog on the trails at Crystal Spring Farm and many of our other trail systems. View or print our trail map of Crystal Spring Farm by clicking the map below.

Thank you for your understanding.

Our Vendors | 2020

Click on a vendor’s name or logo to be directed to their website.

Blue Dragon Mussel Wagon

Farmer’s Daughter / Keough Family Farm

Mulberry Delicacies

Serendipity Acres

Have questions?

Jacqui Koopman manages the market. Jacqui has long been interested in the production, consumption and equitable distribution of nutrient dense food; as well as building community around these activities. Managing the Farmers’ Market is one of several projects she has worked on with the Land Trust.

Contact Jacqui at market@btlt.org.

Often mistakenly called the Crystal Spring Farmers’ Market, the market was started by and is run by the Land Trust, which also owns the Crystal Spring Farm property. Everything we do – from offering a place for farmers to sell their produce, to protecting working land and public access on a beautiful farm like Crystal Spring – is made possible by you, our members. We thank you for your ongoing support.

A Lovely Piece in the Times Record about our Market

“As I wander back and forth watching and buying, I feel a dynamism in this marketplace, which rises in its clustered tents early each Saturday, and then by mid-afternoon is a whistle clean space that promises return in a week. Yes, it deals in and with the basic fuel of life, but the voices, gestures and laughter point to sustenance equally vital. As Koopman pointed out, “We prefer local smallscale vendors for whom the farmers’ market is their primary retail venue.” That preference emphasizes community and local enterprise, in short where and how we live best.”

Click here to read the full article.