Meet The Vendors

The 2013 Lewiston Farmer's Market is brimming with talented and passionate vendors.  From farmers and ranchers to potters, artists, and everything in between, the list of participating vendors has continued to grow this year.  Please feel free to use this page to get to know your vendors, check out their websites and facebook pages, and see which of our three markets they attend.  Any vendors who are marked with an asteric after their name are guest vendors and do not attend every market. (This page will continue to be updated, so please check back for even more details.)

Art Van
www.facebook.com/artvanprogram


ArtVan is a mobile arts therapy program whose mission is to bring the arts to inspire, deepen relationships, offer new experiences and open minds for new potential.  The ArtVan program began in 2004 in collaboration with the city of Bath Community Development Office and the Bath Recreation department and expanded its operation into the Lewiston/Auburn area during 2006 and 2007.  






Beth's Pottery

Beth's Pottery is known for its beautiful handcrafted pottery jewelry. Products include plates, bowls, jewelry, cups, and much more! Beth also does live demonstrations of her pottery making at some of the markets, exemplifying how her wonderful products are created! 

                                    


Clay Hill Farm

Clay Hill Farm is a small family run farm in Peru, Maine specializing in all natural Angus beef.  They also offer a variety of fresh vegetables grown on their farm.  All Natural Angus Beef is also available on the farm year round at 236 Valley Rd. Peru ME 04290. Call Stan at 207-576-6451 for availability and to arrange any orders or stop by their booth at the market.



Emery Farm
Established in 2010, Emery farm is committed to providing food of the freshest quality that is wholesome and safe to eat. At the heart of their philosophy is a deep sense of caring about the health and well being of their family, friends, and community as well as the environment. They provide food and nutrition that supports a healthier lifestyle and a more sustainable way to live.




Erskine Farms
Erskine Farms sells grassfed beef, farm fresh eggs and honey, whole and rabbit cuts as well as rabbit pies and pickles from Bubier Farms. Stop by and visit with Charlie and Iris any Sunday to pick up your delicious Maine raised beef!





Fresh Pickins Farm
Fresh Pickins Farm from Windham, Maine is new to the Lewiston Farmers' Market this season. You can meet and shop with Dan Marion at markets while his partner Vicki is busy creating more products and helping run the farm. This time of year you can find seedlings, raw honey and beeswax lip balm, along with Chaga Tea. Chaga mushrooms grow on Birch trees and can be used as an immune system booster.  Their motto is "The Way it Should Be." Fresh Pickins believes "it is great to create products that are healthy and that people can relate to."

Fresh Start Farms

Fresh Start Farms is a project of the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP), one of the programs run by Cultivating Community.  NASAP's mission is to assist immigrant and refugee farmers to build successful farm businesses that are consistent with their culture, lifestyle aspirations, and individual goals. The NASAP provides class room and field based trainings for both farmers and gardeners. NASAP currently operates a training farm site at Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon.

The NASAP growers are Latino, Somali and Sudanese farmers and gardeners who are excited about the opportunity to begin farming in the U.S. and look forward to producing for local markets.  NASAP assists participants to grow in the Maine climate while also promoting culturally appropriate food production. Sustainable production practices and direct marketing are important components of the program.


Hometown History Works

Home is where the heart is, whether it is in your house or in your community. Hometown History Works creates boldly colorful portraits of homes and community buildings with the warmth of the human hand, accompanied by a short biography. Family members hang prints of their home in their offices to remind them of who they are, and they send them on Christmas along with other cards to share themselves with others. Likewise, cities and towns use their portrait prints to differentiate themselves from every other community as a part of their branding and marketing efforts.


Hummingbird Farm

Hummingbird Farm Greenhouse, located in North Turner, Maine, focuses on providing the the "Frozen North" with Clematis, Herbs, and Geraniums. Hummingbird Farms also offers garden tours and speaking engagements that provide helpful skills for planting and maintaining various herbs in the Maine climate. Popular products include herbal body lotion and soap, and dried hot peppers.  





Jillson's Farm

Jillson's Farm originated in 1966 with a vegetable stand on Elm Street in Sabattus village. In 1975, a larger stand was built at the same location to replace the first vegetable stand. It was from these vegetable stands that Jillson's Farm & Sugarhouse was built at its current location, 143 Jordan Bridge Road, in the winter of 1988-89. At this location, Pat and Ed Jillson put on sugar parties, produce maple syrup and maple products, sell and grow fresh vegetables and flowers, and host many events throughout the year.


                  
Lollipapa  Farms
Located in West Paris, Maine, Lollipapa Farms is owned and operated by Don and Jeanette Baldridge. The bakery was started by Jeanette because of her love for baking. What you'll find at market is loaf breads, cookies, turnovers, granola, carrat cake, choclate cake and a variety of pies. All the ingredients are organic and the pies are seasonal with fruits that are plentiful for the time of year. Stop by the market and pick out  a sweet treat for you to enjoy!

Luscious Live Lobsters
Luscious Live Lobsters is a new Maine Lobster Company based in Harpswell, Maine, started by Derek Field and Lisa Bryant. The concept of this lobster business is to bring the customer fresh quality live lobster at a lower price. After lobstering for 20 years, both felt it was time to take the next step and expand. The mission of Luscious Live Lobsters is to connect the consumer to the harvester and cut out the middleman. Prices are kept low because the customer will be buying directly from the lobster boat. Both Derek and Lisa are committed to their customers and strive to provide quality and freshness.
                                          
Mainely Soap

Mainely Soap is a small family owned business that originated in 2003 from an obsession with soap-making and other bath and body concoctions. Located in the beautiful state of Maine, supplies for making the soap are obtained locally. Dairy Farms are accessed for fresh goats milk, and the abundance of land is used for growing herbs and flowers. One of the important missions of Mainely Soap is to use the freshest ingredients possible to make the products.


Maplecrest Lilies

Maplecrest Lilies is located in the foothills of the White Mountains in Western Maine.  It is a family owned business and grows only lilies as a cut flower. The use of a glass greenhouses combined with the abundant sunshine and crisp cool nights of Western Maine, create an ideal growing environment for the lilies. Maplecrest Lilies cuts about 10,000 stems a week and are well known throughout New England for their beautiful lilies.


Mount Apatite Farm 

Mount Apatite Farm, founded by Cookin' Carol, is located in Auburn, Maine near Mount Apatite Park. Cookin' Carol has been cooking professionally for over 35 years, has worked in many restaurants from Presque Isle, Maine to Key West, Florida. She began a professional catering business in 1983 and has now moved her business to Auburn. Here she is able to have a beautiful organic garden and a large country kitchen. She specializes in prepared foods and beverages, mixed vegetables, potatoes, cut flowers, dried flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, and relishes.

Plainview Farm 
by Plainview producePlainview Farm is a garden center and nursery located off Route 9 in North Yarmouth, Maine. New to the Lewiston Farmers' Market this year Plainview Farm specializes in assorted perennial plants- more than 2,000 varieties, as well as annuals, shrubs and edible plants.They also feature fresh home-grown produce including heirloom tomatoes, delicate salad greens, crunchy cucumbers, exotic eggplant and lots more in season! Taste-tested fruiting varieties of produce are grown in soil, not water and ripen on the vine. Stop by the market and try free samples!

Pretzel Logic

Pretzel Logic is currently a small, home-based business located in Monmouth, Maine. The idea behind the business began in February 2010 when Amy Gross, then working as an Ed Tech at a local elementary school, decided for a cooking project with the students to make soft pretzels. From there she began to make soft pretzels by the order and her business grew into serving the surrounding community. Her time spent in Philadelphia has shaped the style of her soft pretzels today.  


Spring Day Creamery
At the end of Day Road, in Durham, you'll find an old farmhouse standing underneath a big oak tree. If you walk past the chicken coop and holler, you just might catch the attention of Sarah Spring making her cheese. When Sarah began making cheese several years ago, she hung curd over the kitchen sink and aged cheese in a spare unheated bedroom. In 2008, her husband completed the construction of a small, state-licensed cheese room, and Sarah began selling cheese at local farmers' markets. This is Sarah's first season with us at our summer farmers' market (she's been at the winter market for two seasons). Her cheeses change from week to week so make sure to check out her website page before market. You can be sure to find award winning selections of assorted soft and hard cheeses such as La vie en Rose, Spring Day Blues, Fromage Blanc, Mozzarella, and her new dairy free faux-mage!

Valley View Farm


Valley View Farm is located on Sopers Mill Rd in Auburn, Maine. The farm consists of about 75 acres at its main location and another forty acres a short distance away. Until 2007 a great deal of the land was in tree growth. That year most of it was harvested in preparation of increasing the pasture and garden acreage. A limited amount of produce is also grown at gardens in Yarmouth and Falmouth, Maine.Valley View Farm is home to rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, and pigs. The mission of Valley View Farm is to create sustainable agricultural practices and enjoy the land that the Earth has provided. Visit their stand each week and find these fresh cuts of meat as well as delicious produce. Hugs are on the house!
                                           
Winter Hill Farm 


Winter Hill Farm is a small, family run farm in Freeport, Maine. It manages a herd of very rare Randall cattle and operates a small farmstead creamery producing fresh, unpasteurized whole milk, whole milk yogurt, greek yogurt and artisanal cheeses including fromage blanc, feta, ricotta and a bloomy rind cheese. The farm is also home to pigs and a flock of laying hens. It also produces seasonal vegetables and flowers.  The mission of Winter Hill farm is to provide the local community with high quality, wholesome products while maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. Winter Hill Farm is known for its mixed veggies, apples, flowers, dairy, herbs, eggs, beef, and pork. You can find their delicious dairy, veggie and pork products at the market each Sunday!


                                  

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