Why the Boothbay Farmers Market Is the Place to Be on Thursdays

For a true taste of Midcoast Maine, the Boothbay Farmers Market has it all. Every Thursday from spring to fall, approximately 30 vendors come together to showcase our local foods, crafts, and culture. As you stroll through the Market, you can find ripe fruits, freshly baked goods, homemade jams, and more. Many of the local vendors are happy to offer samples, and talented musicians may even delight you with performances throughout the morning. Read on to find out why the Boothbay Farmers Market is such a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Just don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide and discover fun activities nearby to continue a memorable day on the coast of Maine.

Plan the Perfect Day

Visiting the Boothbay Farmers Market

On Thursdays from May to October, you’re welcome to stop by the Boothbay Town Common and enjoy these fantastic seasonal offerings. The Market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. providing a charming way to kick off your day in Maine. Parking is available along Common Drive or at the Boothbay Common restroom building.

A stop at the Boothbay Farmers Market is a short drive from Topside Inn and is on one of our recommended self-guided tours of the area. Plus, it’s on the way to other popular attractions including the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. All of our guest rooms have small refrigerators to keep your treats, and there is a larger guest fridge if you buy too much (if that is possible).

Enjoy Fresh Foods, Crafts, Music, and More

The Boothbay Farmers Market is always abuzz with activity. When you arrive, you’re free to browse some of the best local fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, cheeses, breads, honey, jams, flowers, and crafts our region has to offer. Among the long list of vendors is Big Barn Coffee, Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood, Oyster Creek Mushroom Company, and even the Boothbay Craft Brewery. View the photo gallery below to get a feel for the delightful atmosphere you can enjoy here:

Check out These Local Farms Near Boothbay Harbor

The Boothbay Farmers Market is an incredible opportunity to meet our local farmers and artisans and really get a taste of the local cuisine and culture here. In addition to visiting the farmers market, you’re also welcome to go straight to the source and check out these local farms near Boothbay Harbor:

Morris Farm

Morris Farm is about a 30-minute drive away from Topside Inn in Wiscasset, ME. This non-profit farm prides itself on being not just a source of fresh food but also an educational resource for the Midcoast Maine area. Feel free to stop by for a demonstration, walk along their trails, and pick up some unique crafts and ingredients from the Morris Farm Store!

Goranson Farm

Goranson Farm is 45 minutes away from Topside Inn in Dresden, ME, and is well worth every minute of the drive. Or, if you prefer to stay in the area, you can expect the wonderful people from Goranson Farm to show up at the Boothbay Farmers Market with their fresh harvest. They offer delicious and fully organic produce year-round!

Dharma Farm

Another fantastic option for farm-fresh produce and fun is Dharma Farm in Washington, ME. They also show up for the Boothbay Farmers Market each Thursday, too! Stop by their booth at the next farmers market and say hello to Jeffrey Knox and Abby Lydon, the talented and passionate farmers behind all the delicious harvests.

Tarbox Farm

Last, but certainly not least, is Tarbox Farm in Westport Island, Maine. What makes this farm on Midcoast Maine so special is that its unique location and creative farmers produce such a stunning variety of fruits and vegetables. You never know what the next harvest will bring, or what they will show up with at the Boothbay Farmers Market, but you can count on it all being delicious!

Stay Nearby at the Topside Inn

Did you know we often visit the Boothbay Farmers Market for inspiration and ingredients for our breakfasts at Topside Inn? We love using fresh, local ingredients for our gourmet meals, including edible flowers and herbs from our own gardens. It’s just one of the many ways we strive to delight our guests.

View of bedroom in Room 3 at Topside Inn

Before waking up to our delicious morning meals, you can join us at the top of the hill for some of the best lodging Boothbay Harbor has to offer. Our coastal-themed guest rooms inspire the relaxation and restful night’s sleep you’ve been dreaming of. With incredible water views, plenty of natural light, and a luxurious queen-size bed, Room 3 is perfect for your upcoming spring getaway. And, that’s just one of the many accommodations we offer here.

Book your stay today and start looking forward to a relaxing getaway in Boothbay Harbor, ME. We look forward to seeing you.