The building itself is modeled after a classic New England barn framed in Maine hemlock. It’s open design and tall ceilings are perfect for their year round indoor market of vegetables, fruits and other Maine products. In addition, Farmer’s Fare has a real honest to goodness, old-fashioned butcher shop stocked with local meat and poultry. They are currently supplying all the beef for the Camden Rockland Elementary School so the students are eating local hamburgers! Not to be missed also is the café which serves breakfast and lunch daily. The long pine tables are great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a latte, pastry, soup and many other dishes made with local ingredients of course! A commercial kitchen is located downstairs that services the café and community rooms which are open to the public and used by Farmers Fare for educational classes and community events.
Anytime something new opens that we think our guests would enjoy, we post it on the blog. Farmer’s Fare, located on five acres of beautiful, organic pasture and farm in Rockport should not be missed! Their website says, “We at Farmers Fare believe in bringing people together to share food, stories, knowledge and information. We believe in supporting our local farmers by buying the food they grow and selling it, thereby keeping our farmers on their farms and our community members healthy and satisfied.”
In addition to the building, half of Farmers Fare’s five acres of land is devoted to growing food. They plan to plant unusual crops such as heirloom and green zebra tomatoes, Italian salad greens, and long pie pumpkins. In the future, their nursery will offer new and old varieties of Maine fruits and vegetables, such as green gage plums. A wetland in the middle of the property will be used to grow plants that have been cultivated by Native Americans for medicinal aids, such as high bush cranberries and cow parsnip.
We encourage our guests to stop bury and see Farmer’s Fare for themselves. They are known to host fun community activities like pumpkin carving or ice sculpting contests. Local vendors are often present offering tastings or demonstrations! Stop by hungry so you can enjoy their delicious food! Nothing tastes like local, Maine cuisine and Farmer’s Fare does it well! Visit them online at: http://www.farmersfare.com