Monday Monument Square Market

OK, consider yourself informed. There’s a Farmers’ Market on Mondays in Monument Square. I thought I was one of the last to know, but I keep running into people who express surprise when I mention the Monday market. (I mean, the Portland Daily Sun, PPH’s Natural Foodie, and the Portland Food Map have all written about it). So let’s shout it from the rooftops and support our local farmers on Monday morning.

This market is considerably smaller than the Wednesday and Saturday markets, but there are some new faces there. Today I counted eight vendors: Townhouse Farm Creamery, Alewive’s Brook Farm, Caldwell Beef, Tulip Bakery, Yoder Heirlooms, Hahn’s End, Plainview Farms, and A Good Start Organic Seedlings (heh).

I, of course, bought cheese, cupcakes and strawberries. I got my priorities straight, people.

I haven’t yet tried the cupcakes from Tulip Bakery (I’m waiting for my boyfriend- aren’t I the nicest girl ever??), but I got a raspberry lemon curd and a chocolate raspberry. The cupcakes are a relative bargin at $2 each. I’m glad they didn’t decide to charge a lot for them just because cupcakes are trendy.

I also bought my second batch of strawberries of the season, from Alewive’s Brook Farm. He’s the only one I’ve seen with strawberries at the market so far, and I’m looking forward to a little competition, so maybe the price will come down ($7 a quart!?).

While the market is small and we just shopped for our local eggs, meat, dairy, fruits and veggies on Saturday, this Monday market will give you the little boost you need to make it to the Wednesday market.

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5 Responses to Monday Monument Square Market

  1. The strawberries got me thinking of Red's in SoPo. No, it ain't great. But in season they make a fresh strawberry softserve using local berries, and it's pretty tasty. The fire put them out for awhile, so have to wait til next year for another taste.

  2. Uke Mochi says:

    And what about the cheese you bought??

  3. Kate. says:

    Haha, right to the cheese! I bought Ragged Island from Hahn's End. He suckered me in with free samples!

  4. Those sound like priorities to me!! yummm

  5. enfinoui says:

    hey kate- i emailed you but incase you didn’t get it, i’d like to see if you wanted to join port city eaters.
    the point is rather simple. a group of portlanders who love food and love to congregate over such love. once a month, a port city eater will host a dinner party at their home, or outside of their home- but the purpose is this: the host picks a theme- for example, if I were the leading host, I’d aim for a French theme, and then I would call each member and ask them what sort of French food they would be interested in bringing over. For those who seem to think this is a good idea- I am pleased, however, this is rather serious. You must bring a dish. You must participate! and you must LOVE food. I hope to find a good group of foodies like myself- all of different backgrounds and plan a meeting so we can discuss who would like to host the first party, and the logistics of that and what not. For now if you are interested, please comment this post, or reach me via facebook/enfinoui. Below is a detailed description of the new port city eaters club.

    To be a member you must: enjoy food, and the process in which it is made. You needn’t be a superb chef, but you must enjoy spending some time in the kitchen. You must be a resident of Portland, Maine. You must be friendly and outgoing! And you must be excited about port city eaters. For now port city eaters is limited to a twelve member roster- however, each member is of course allowed to invite guests to dinners which encourage visitors. If by chance there is a great interest in port city eaters, then we shall discuss having more than one dinner a month, as to accomodate soon to be members so they can host meals too.

    The point of port city eaters is simple. To learn about the food you love, share the food you love, and create the food you love. The more you work with food, the better it will become. The members of port city eaters will serve as a community of foodies, which will be there to support you in times of recipe failures, and those nights where you’d like to go out to eat, but have no one to go with. Your peers from port city eaters will be your new found friends!

    The first meeting will be held in late August- date is TBA on and

    Please contact me if you have any questions whatsoever. AND SPREAD THE WORD.


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