Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Does your heart "beet" for us like ours does for you!? Then come on down this Sunday, February 15th to the St. Mary's Nutrition Center 208 Bates Street for a special "Day after Valentine's Day" market and couple's brunch. Visit our facebook evite to RSVP!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First Market of the New Year! AND Kick off of our Youth Powered Cooking Program

Did you miss US as much as we MISSEDYOU!!?? Then come on down TODAY Sunday, January 18th for our actual first market of the New Year and official kick off of our youth-driven market cafe. Check out below for to grab your special coupon! 

Have somd delicious breakfast with us at the Market Cafe and support the Youth Powered Catering Crew (YPC), a program of the St. Mary's Nutrition Center. Fresh, delicious and locally sourced breakfast and brunch items prepared by our budding culinary teens with Paul Drowns (chef extra-ordinnaire) leading the charge. All proceeds go to support the YPC programming. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lewiston Winter Farmers' Market Opens November 16th - NEW HOURS!

Seasons' Opening of the  


Sunday, November 16th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Mary's Nutrition Center

208 Bates Street Lewiston Maine

Mark your calendars for the opening of the Lewiston Winter Farmers' Market - updated and improved! You spoke and we heard. The market will now happen not just once, but twice, every month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the St. Mary's Nutrition Center, 208 Bates Street. Many of your favorite vendors from previous winter and summer markets will be there including some newbies. We are also hoping to keep the Market Cafe open and offer delicious, local inspired brunch and lunch specials for eating in or taking out! 

Credit, Debit, and EBT (foodstamps) are always accepted!
Fresh Food Champion and Market Rewards Program still going on!
Lewiston Farmers Market on facebook
RSVP through Facebook, and help us spread the word! Already know you'll be coming to the market?  Spread the word!  Join our event on facebook, and invite your friends! CLICK HERE to view our event page!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Opening of the Summer Farmers' Market!

It's hard to believe but the opening of the summer farmers' market is just around the corner on Sunday, May 25th from 10:00 -1:00 pm. We'll have live music with Jerry Jo!, face painting and spin art with Art Van, a Memorial Day Raffle Basket and maybe even some babay farm animals to snuggle up!

Visitors to the market can expect to shop with nearly 30 new and returning vendors selling farm fresh vegetables, seasonal fruit, grass fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork, rabbit, artisan cheese and dairy, homemade baked goods, gluten free products, live lobster and seafood, maple products, fresh cut flowers, perrenial plants, handcrafted soap, local art and craft and much more!

As in years past, the Lewiston Farmers' Market will offer customers the opportunity to purchase their goods using Cash, Credit, Debit or SNAP (food stamps) and WIC. The market will also be running the "Market Rewards" program for loyal customers and "Fresh Food Champion" program to support SNAP and WIC users in purchasing more fresh fruits and vegetables.

So throw the cooler in the car, grab family and friends and head on down to the Lewiston Farmers' Market for a day of fun, food and community!

The Lewiston Farmers’ Market provides area farmers, artists and crafts people with a venue to sell their products directly to consumers. We provide a convenient location and friendly atmosphere for all people of Lewiston and surrounding communities to access fresh, nutritious, locally produced food.

The Lewiston Farmers’ Market is sponsored by St. Mary’s Health System and is supported by staff and volunteers from the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center; a local and statewide resource dedicated to promoting community health through organizing, advocacy and education. The Nutrition Center has twelve years of experience working to create a sustainable regional food system, involving those affected by inadequate food access as partners and supporting area farms as an essential piece of the local economy.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Join us for the opening of the Lewiston Winter Market!

After a successful summer farmers' market season, the Lewiston Winter Farmers' Market will open Thursday, November 21st! This fun- and food-filled evening will feature over 20 local farmers and artisans, live music from Turner Temple, and a Winter Market Cafe! Vendors will offer a variety of products such as seasonal vegetables, quality meats, bread and baked goods, fresh milk, yogurt, artisan cheese, handcrafted soaps, body products, pottery, fiber arts, fresh cut flowers, and more!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Get to know Hummingbird Farm!

Hummingbird Farm is owned and operated by Brian and Cindy Tibbetts. They are located in Turner, Maine  by Bear Pond. The family greenhouse was started in 1997 and is best know for their unusual varieties of flowers. Hummingbird farm has been part of the Lewiston Farmer's Market for 3 years. Clematis is their known flower of choice by most people. Some of their variety includes; herbs, tree peonies, different types of annuals and geraniums to name a few. "We like unique and unusual plants, so that's what we tend to grow", as best said by Cindy. The farm starts its plants in February from scratch in the kitchen. They use the herbs in their soaps. You can also find lip balm, lotions and hand balm at market and at their farm store. Hummingbird Farm can be located at the Lewiston Farmer's Market from on Sunday's in the Summer at Bates Mill or on their farm site at 202 Bean Street in Turner. Find them on the web at

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tis' the Season for Zucchini!

Zucchini is a vegetable that's in the squash family and it's in season right now! Did you know that Zucchini can grow up to a meter in length?! We usually harvest them at half that length, though. The vegetable is often cooked in either a savory dish or baked into a bread. Different cooking techniques include: steaming, boiling, grilling, stuffing and baking, or fried. Zucchini is pretty easy to grow, which is why farmers have a lot of it during the summer months. So, stop by the Farmers' Market to grab a fresh zucchini. You may find out you actually like it! 

Here is one of my favorite zucchini recipes:

EatingWell Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe

  • 3/43 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 small zucchini)
  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour (see Note)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray
  2. Whisk milk, eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir in zucchini. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and chocolate chips to the dry ingredients; stir until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  3. Bake until golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Let cool for at least 1 hour before slicing
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