WATERVILLE — The Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market opened Thursday at its new location, at Head of Falls, where it will continue every Thursday, rain or shine, until the Thursday before Thanksgiving.

Karl Rau, of Good Bread, serves Barbara Damler on Thursday at the new summer location of the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market at Head of Falls in Waterville. Morning Sentinel photo by David Leaming

The market, open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., was held during the winter at the Chace Community Forum in the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons at 150 Main St.

Last summer it was held on Common Street downtown, between Main and Front streets.

Launched in 2006 by the former Waterville Main Street organization, the market has received funding from MaineGeneral Health. It is a 100 percent producer-only market, meaning shoppers buy directly from the producer.

Vendors include The Apple Farm, of Fairfield; Burke Hill Farm, Cherryfield; Cornerstone Farm, Palmyra; Eagle View Gardens and Haunted Trail Pumpkins, Winslow; Good Bread, Brownfield; Heald Farm LLC, Troy; The Highlands, St. Albans; Hridaya Hermitage, Industry; humble forge blacksmithing, Waterville; Kenerson Farm, Solon; Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm, Sidney; LOMAH, Sangerville; The Maine Meal, Skowhegan; Marr Pond Farm, Sangerville; Snakeroot Organic Farm, Pittsfield; Stone Fox Farm Creamery, Monroe; Winterberry Farm, Belgrade; Wise Acre Farms, Kenduskeag; and Worcester’s Wild Blueberries, Orneville Township.

The chairman of the market’s steering committee is Hanne Tierney; secretary, Sylvie Boisvert; treasurer, Jean Koons; assistant treasurer, Karl Rau; market manager, Courtney Williams; winter manager, Mary Perry; at-large No. 1 member, Mark Rollins; at-large No. 2, Tom Roberts; and at-large No. 3, Deb Vermette.

Those wanting more information may visit www.WatervilleFarmersMarket.org.

 


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