Friday, June 3, 2011

Gateway Farmers’ Market Opens on Saturday, June 4

Opening day of the Gateway (York) Farmers’ Market is this Saturday, June 4. Saturday will kick off the ninth year of the market, which is presented by the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce.
Stonewall Kitchen, whose owners Jim Stott and Jonathan King first shared their specialty foods at farmers’ markets in Portsmouth and Exeter, proudly sponsors the Gateway Farmers’ Market. During the last eighteen years, they have grown their business to become a multi-million dollar manufacturer of specialty foods, with headquarters and production facility located next to the Chamber on Route 1.
The 2011 Gateway (York) Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from June 4 through October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and every Thursday from July 7 through September 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The market takes place in the lot behind the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce off Route 1 in York, Maine. Our food vendors offer fresh veggies and fruit, dairy products, seafood, herbs, meat, desserts, breads, tea, oils & spices, prepared foods and more. Craft products include lotions, soaps, wood goods, jewelry, candles, birdhouses and pottery.
Expect to see these vendors every week at the Saturday market: Archer Angus, Bumble Beads, Chef’s Cove Café & More, Chop-Chop Crafts & Seafood, Connolly’s Organics, The Dirty Moose, Ellie May’s Sweet Toffee Crunch, Cultivating Community / Fresh Start Farms, Green Parrot Woodworks, Hubba Hubba Foods, Kate’s Designer Delights, Lakonia Greek Products, LLC, Lucia’s Kitchen, Port City Coffee Roasters, River Lily Farm, Riverside Farm, The Seacoast Soap Company, Something Different, Stonewall Kitchen, Twig Naturals, When Pigs Fly, Inc., Wright’s Haven Farm, York Art Association & Zach’s Farm. Alternate vendors who will attend on various Saturdays throughout the season include: Audrey Gottlieb, Band All Together, Brownie’s Barkery, Carter Hill Orchard, Catrina Marshall Art Pottery, Copper Moon Studio, Creekview Baking Company, Hand Spun Knits by Laurie, Maine Herb Farm, Riverside Pottery, Rock Garden Pottery, Sit Pretty & Un-Corked Birdhouse. The Thursday markets, which start in July will feature: Catrina Marshall Art Pottery, Chef’s Cove Café & More, Chop-Chop Crafts & Seafood, Connolly’s Organics, Creekview Baking Company, Figtree Kitchens, Joelle Guerard Silversmith, Moondance Gardens, Riverside Farm & Something Different. Please visit for details about vendors and their products.
For more information about the Gateway Farmers’ Market, contact Stephanie Oeser at the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce at 207.363.4422 or
Photo caption: Tomatoes from Connolly’s Organics, one of the many farms and vendors who will be present at the kick-off Gateway Farmers’ Market in York on Saturday, June 4. (Courtesy photo)