Top Chef Dinner

Edible Island is sponsoring a Top Chef Dinner with chef Ross Florance on August 9th. Find out more from their website or visit the Edible Island booth in the central aisle of the Stonington Farmers Market every Friday from 10AM to Noon.

There will be a second Top Chef Dinner scheduled September 13th with chef Michael Gallina as well.
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Under Milk Wood August 5th

If you were at the Stonington Farmers Market yesterday (and any Friday from 10AM to Noon) you probably already know this because the Opera House has a vendor booth at our market.If you didn’t know that, you’re probably buzz-bombing through our produce stalls instead of savoring every single sight and sound our market has to offer. Slow down….it’s summer! And you’re in Stonington! How cool is that?

What’s happening next week at OHA!:

Opera House Arts (OHA) is proud to offer community performances of a staged reading of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood at the Burnt Cove Church Community Center Wednesday, August 5 at 7p.m. and Friday, August 7 at 7p.m. The performance, directed by actor, director and OHA Board Member Peter Richards, will feature a live musical foley score composed by visiting Boston-based artist Anthony Colin Leva and performed by Leva and members of the cast. The cast includes a mix of members of the community as well as OHA artists in town for productions of The Seagull and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

“The Our Own Playreading Series is such a special part of our programming,” says Producing Artistic Director Meg Taintor. “It gives local community members the chance to work with and learn from our visiting artists – and it allows us to explore scripts that interact with our community in new ways. Thomas’ play about a small Welsh fishing village has beautiful moments that will resonate not only with our town, but with all of coastal Maine.”

Tickets for this special performance are only $8 and available at the door the night of the performance. Island Students Free. For more information please go to http://www.operahousearts.org.

Opera House Arts presents Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood as the newest segment in the “Our Own” community play reading series on Wednesday, August 5 and Friday, August 7 at 7p.m., to be directed by actor, director, and OHA Board Member Peter Richards. www.operahousearts.org. Photo courtesy of Opera House Arts.

Opera House Arts presents Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood as the newest segment in the “Our Own” community play reading series on Wednesday, August 5 and Friday, August 7 at 7p.m., to be directed by actor, director, and OHA Board Member Peter Richards. http://www.operahousearts.org. Photo courtesy of Opera House Arts.

Poetry at Opera House Aug 4th

Historic Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco and community members will both read as part of a special evening of poetry at the Stonington Opera House, Who I Am & Where I Came From, on Tuesday, August 4 at 7 pm. For more info http://www.operahousearts.org. Photo courtesy of Opera House Arts. Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 10.56.04 AM
Be sure to check out the Opera House logo merchandise at the Stonington Farmers Market every Friday from 10AM to Noon.

Blue Moon Tonight + Every Friday!

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Tonight we are under a blue moon. What’s that? It’s when a full moon happens twice in one month–the second one is called a blue moon. However, we at the best farmers market in Maine know different: Marse Armory of Blue Moon Arts is shining every Friday at the Stonington Farmers Market from 10AM to Noon. She’s in the middle aisle branch off the main aisle.
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We Love the Flower Girl

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If you’re looking for bouquets of Maine beauty look no further than the Stonington Farmers Market each Friday from 10AM to Noon. But don’t delay…because vendor Iana Cranewing of Sweet Grass Studio sold out last week and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the garden party.

Edible Island

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New to the Stonington Farmers Market this year is Edible Island Culinary & Ecological Center. Come down Friday from 10AM to Noon to their booth in the central aisle near the Community Center building and next to Waters Edge Bagels and Bakery. Edible Island events bring community members together around Good Food (no wonder why they are part of the best farmers market in Maine!).They hold cooking classes on Tuesdays in July and August, have some Top Chef Dinner events planned this summer, Foraging Trips, Magic Food Bus and more. For a full summer schedule check their events page at http://www.edibleisland.org.

Our Market is in Full Swing

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Where is everybody on the island between 10AM and Noon on Fridays in season? At the Stonington Farmers Market, of course! We’ve got something for everyone whether your tastes run to healthy, savory, sweet, or food for your soul.

Market Manners Matter

We’re very proud of being considered the most unique and perhaps the largest–dare we say–the best farmers market in Maine! We’re open rain or shine in season every Friday morning from 10AM to Noon. What that means is that our vendors only have 2 hours of selling time to capture your attention and earn their livelihood.
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We know that besides the wonderful produce, bakery goods, arts, crafts, jewelry, natural bug spray, granola, community not-for-profit orgs, and unique vendors that attract you to our market you also love that it is the perfect spot for mingling with friends and neighbors you haven’t seen in awhile. That’s a big part of the fun! And we vendors enjoy chatting with our long time customers–and meeting new ones!–too.
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Since we’re good friends and neighbors may we ask you a favor? We request your kindness and mindfulness applied to our professional farmers, bakers, artists, and craftspeople. Please do not congregate for conversation directly in front of our vendors’ booths blocking other shoppers from seeing what’s being offered and discouraging potential sales. The main avenue of the market is plenty wide enough to accommodate groups of chatters without crowding too close to the tents and blocking any of our vendors.

Also please be aware that the narrow aisles between vendor tents are often hazardous because we keep our supplies and inventory there–stick to the main thorofares. One last thing: if you or your children are carrying a drink or snack, use extreme caution! Watch the falling crumbs and spilling drinks when shopping especially around are fine arts and crafts.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you every Friday morning and providing you with a safe, comfortable, and unique shopping experience!

Hackamatack’s Back With Blueberries!

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Nicolas and Ruth of Hackamatack Farm will be returning to the Stonington Farmers Market this Friday from 10AM to Noon with—-drumroll—-their wild organic MOFGA blueberries that you have all been waiting for. Welcome back, Nic!
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Hand-forged Zipper Pulls

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The latest hand-forged novelty from artisan Herm Kidder is a silver zipper pull made from antique flatware. See Kidder Forge and his many fine crafts at the end of the center aisle next to the Community Center building at the Stonington Farmers Market every Friday from 10AM to Noon. You can also visit the gallery he shares with his wife Frederika Marshall on route 15 in Deer Isle village.
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Just look for the “Blacksmith” banner and Herman’s smiling face under it. You’ll find hand crafted silver rings of all sizes, dragonfly shaped hanging hooks,knives and much more.
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