SoPo Farmers Market Location Issues

The Forecaster reports on the South Portland Farmers Market and interest in moving it to a more visible and high traffic location.

Vendors say that business at the market at Thomas Knight Park, which opened for the first time on July 14, limped along after a relatively successful first month.

Rainy weather on many Thursdays hasn’t helped, they said. But according to Caitlin Jordan, business manager of Alewive’s Brook Farm in Cape Elizabeth and head of the South Portland Farmers Market Association, the less-than-stellar turnout has one root cause.

“Like any business,” she said, “it’s location, location, location.”

One comment on “SoPo Farmers Market Location Issues

  1. I’ve been wondering how much the chosen time for this market, late Thursday afternoon, also had an impact on it.

    And let’s not overlook that it usually only two farmers selling veggies and related crops there as it was skewed heavily towards bakers, cheese makers, and butchers. I’m not saying it was skewed intentionally this way but that’s what happened.

    Even the Portland FM has had trouble attracting enough farmers to make a third day viable.

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