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.
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.
From the Times-Record:
“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.”
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