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Portland Farmers’ Market, Portland, ME

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The Spread: The 30-odd growers and producers who
gather on Saturdays in downtown Portland’s Deering Oaks Park are carrying on a
tradition that goes back more than two centuries (the city’s first farmers’
market opened in 1768). Today, foodies come for the wide array of organically
grown vegetables, especially hydroponic greens and European cucumbers in spring
and heirloom beets, Striped German tomatoes, and napa cabbage in early summer.
Late summer also brings a luscious array of fruit, including gold flower
watermelons, butterscotch melons, and—of course—Maine blueberries.

Most Unusual
Find:
Lacto-fermented
foods (made without sugar or vinegar) from Thirty Acre Farm in nearby
Whitefield—including red-cabbage sauerkraut, kimchi, dill pickles, and gingered
carrots.

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Portland Farmers’ Market, Portland, ME

The Spread: The 30-odd growers and producers who
gather on Saturdays in downtown Portland’s Deering Oaks Park are carrying on a
tradition that goes back more than two centuries (the city’s first farmers’
market opened in 1768). Today, foodies come for the wide array of organically
grown vegetables, especially hydroponic greens and European cucumbers in spring
and heirloom beets, Striped German tomatoes, and napa cabbage in early summer.
Late summer also brings a luscious array of fruit, including gold flower
watermelons, butterscotch melons, and—of course—Maine blueberries.

Most Unusual
Find:
Lacto-fermented
foods (made without sugar or vinegar) from Thirty Acre Farm in nearby
Whitefield—including red-cabbage sauerkraut, kimchi, dill pickles, and gingered
carrots.

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