Year-Round Organic Marketplace Opens In Freeport
If you are the kind of person that wants fresh veggies all year round, you are in luck.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has set up a permanent location to sell locally grown produce and and more in a marketplace set up in Freeport.
The Goods At the New Maine Organic Marketplace
The ribbon-cutting for the permanent marketplace, called The Maine Organic Marketplace, was last Thursday, November 18, and was joined by Gov. Janet Mills. The marketplace will feature more than 50 vendors with a variety of local products: organic foods, books, jewelry, home goods and more.
The space also includes a community event space that will be used for classes.
From Pop-Up to Permanent
This space in Freeport was originally a temporary spot for vendors to show up and sell their wares and food in the winter of 2020. The pop-up shop style was so successful and useful that it is now a permanent staple on Main Street in Freeport.
In a press release sent out on Thursday, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener's Association president, Sarah Alexander, states that making this a permanent option for local vendors was just the next step to offer Maine-made items to the public all year round:
"Opening is the next step in our work to create a healthy and fair food system and thriving communities in Maine by offering a year-round outlet for Common Ground Country Fair vendors and certified organic producers.”
The Maine Organic Marketplace at the Bartol Library Building in Freeport
The marketplace is in the building of the Bartol Library building. The town of Freeport has been in solid partnership with MOFGA during this time to situate this opportunity to become a permanent staple of the town.
The Maine Organic Marketplace is open every day of the week, with Monday through Friday hours being 10 AM - 5 PM, Saturdays being open from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sundays being open 11 AM - 4 PM.
Find out more about the Maine Organic Marketplace grand opening, check out the news section of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener's Association website and see more about the marketplace at this page. Also, stay connected with MOFGA through their Facebook page.