Farmers market to sprout in Waldoboro
Waldoboro — Through the collaborative effort of local farmers and interested residents, Waldoboro will host a farmers market each Wednesday this summer.
"We are moving forward with our plan," said Caren Clark, Steering Committee member of the Waldoboro Farmers' Market Association.
The market will run Wednesdays, June 18 to Sept. 24, from 3-6 p.m. at the Cider Hill Event Farm on Main Street.
"By holding it in the middle of the week we hope to attract a large number of people driving through the area," said Clark, adding that most other markets are held closer to the weekend.
Along with farm and food vendors, Clark said the Medomak Valley Land Trust will host family activities and the Waldoboro Business Association will have a table to share with local businesses wishing to attend once free of charge during the season.
"We hope this will provide a variety of goods and interesting information for our market," she said. They also plan to include music, games and educational fun for everyone.
Other committee members are Janet Spear of Spear's Farm Stand, Josh Howell of Cider Hill Event Farm, Liz Petruska of Medomak Valley Land Trust, Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm, Susan Price of Medomak River Community Market, and Willa Antczak, Waldoboro Planning & Development Director.
They have created an application form, prepared a website, outlined a mission statement, are creating bylaws and market rules, and are applying for grants.
The new market is in the initial stages of development, and Clark encourages anyone who would like to help to contact her at 832-0633 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet Spear at 542-4463 or by email at email@example.com.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.