The Milbridge Farmers’ Market is located in a picturesque coastal fishing town. Nearby is McClellan Park with a picnic area, campsites and the rockbound coast of Maine where you can climb on the rocks and often watch fishing boats. Milbridge is also the home of Incredible Edible Milbridge, and you will see planters of mixed herbs and vegetables all over town. The produce is free for the taking, and the motto is, “If it’s ripe, pick it.” The Milbridge Farmers’ Market is held in the Camden National Bank parking lot on Route 1. Member producers bring field grown perennial herb and flower plants, vegetable and herb seedlings, goat cheeses and soap, locally raised pork, organic wild blueberries, jams, baked goods, organic mixed produce and farm produced yarn and fiber products to the market. There is often live local music and a local “guest craftsperson”.
Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm, Memorial Day through mid-September.
Activities near the market:
On a sunny day, the shade of the Alfred & Cynthia Sudsbury Walking Trail and Riverfront Park walking trail will be welcome. Park in the Town Office parking lot on School Street, where the trailhead is clearly parked. The paved path meanders through trees before reaching a bluff overlooking the Narragaugus Bay. From shady benches, enjoy the view of fishing and pleasure boats coming and going. At the end of the walking trail is a lovely gazebo, ringed with benches, and a lovely stop for a family gathering. *(Public restroom in the library/Town Office during business hours.)
For a sunnier activity, head to the Marina, Milbridge’s public boat landing. On the opposite side of the river from the walking trail, the area boasts a small park with benches and horseshoe pits. On a clear day, this little park offers spectacular views of the bay and the islands. Never crowded, visitors to this tiny park can enjoy views on par with the more famous parks, without the crowds and parking headaches!
*(Portable restroom facilities at the boat landing.)