New Gloucester Community Market to open soon

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NEW GLOUCESTER — The New Gloucester Community Market will open Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9. The outdoor market will be located on Route 100 in the AMVET parking lot, across from Hodgman’s Frozen Custard, in Upper Gloucester. Market vendors will offer shoppers locally raised poultry and beef, plants, flowers, handmade soap, cheese, alpaca yarn, honey, granola, jams and jellies, fruits, fresh bread and much more.

The market will run every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from May 9 until Oct. 31 — except for Memorial Day weekend, when the AMVETS have their annual parade. There will be several special event days throughout the summer. On opening day, there will be live music, free local beef burgers and fresh lemonade. There will also be a castle moonwalk and face painting for children.

Market Manager Laura Campbell said the goals of the market are to provide customers with a one-stop shopping experience while providing an outlet for local farmers and crafters to sell their products — a process that gives back to the local economy.

For more information about the market, visit www.newgloucestergardens.com, or call 926-5919.

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