HARRISON – Harrison is celebrating its bicentennial this year and, to honor the long tradition of agriculture in the region, the town will host a Farmers’ Market from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning May 31, in the large parking lot between the Town Hall and the library.

Featured will be herb, vegetable and flower seedlings, perennials, cut flowers, fresh vegetables and herbs, meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods and local crafts.

Certified organic and conventional produce will be available, and some of the vendors are approved WIC providers. All participants are residents of the Oxford Hills area, and two of the farms are located in Harrison.

Mark Heidmann’s Maple Springs Farm on Maple Ridge has been a working farm and homestead since Jeremiah and Polly Witham purchased the land in 1797. Today Heidmann employs “environmentally sensitive farming practices” to grow his fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Mary Burke and John Belding’s Little Falls Farm, located on the Crooked River, has been farmed since the 1800s by the Westons, Scribners and Burnhams. Today they raise certified organic produce, plants, flowers and eggs.


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