|Part of the Farmers Market in Portlands' Deering Oaks Park|
Another way farmers sell locally is "Community Supported Gardens"; a person can pay in the spring for goods to be grown during the season. If a full share is $200, you may be able to buy a half share. When the crops are harvested you go and pick up your share of each of them. It helps the farmer to buy supplies, and it "pays" the share holder with good, fresh food.
Many of the farms are organic but there are 'regular' farmers too (who use chemical fertilizers and insecticides) it's your choice.
|Fresh veggies. Don't they look good?|
|Flowers are popular items. This is a farm stand|
|Celebration at the Bath Farmers Market|