America's Best Farmers' Markets

The Portland Farmers’ Market made it onto the Travel + Leisure list of America’s Best Farmers’ Markets. Steve Corry is quoted in the intro to the article.

“When I plan my restaurant’s menu, it’s not just my choices going into the dishes, it’s the farmers’,” Corry says. “It’s their menu as much as mine.”

Today’s was opening day for the Wednesday market and Delicious Musings was there with camera in hand to capture the start of the season.

I did not realize how much I had been aching for the return of a weekly outdoor farmers’ market until I saw a post this morning on Facebook by the Portland Maine Farmers’ Market it would be returning to Monument Square today. Let the weather be as fickle as it likes, let the wind blow, the temps rise and fall, and rain away (I should add snow since flakes were reported over the weekend)…The farmers are in town with their goods, bees are buzzing about, black flies (ugh) have set up a welcome center at your nearby pond, and summer is imminent.

See additional reporting on the Farmers Market in the April 27 edition of the Portland Daily Sun.