LEWISTON — The Lewiston Farmers’ Market at Bates Mill 5 will open for the season at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, Memorial Day weekend, at the municipal parking lot, corner of Lincoln and Main street. It will be open every Sunday from then on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., through the middle of October.

Family friendly activities for the day will include live music, a Memorial Day raffle and an arts and activity. Tables and chairs will be available for visitors to sit and eat.

Visitors can expect to shop with almost 30 new and returning vendors selling farm fresh vegetables, seasonal fruit, grass fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork, rabbit, artisan cheese and dairy, homemade baked goods, gluten free products, live lobster and seafood, maple products, fresh cut flowers, perennial plants, handcrafted soap and local arts and crafts.

The Farmers’ Market will offer customers the opportunity to purchase their goods using cash, credit, debit or SNAP (food stamps) and WIC. The market will also run the “Market Rewards” program for loyal customers and “Fresh Food Champion” program to support SNAP and WIC users in purchasing more fresh fruits and vegetables.

SNAP users who would like to spread the word about the Fresh Food Champion program should contact 513-3848. Those who help will receive bonus market dollars.

The Lewiston Farmers’ Market is sponsored by St. Mary’s Health System and is supported by staff and volunteers from the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center.

To see a complete list of vendors, to sign up for the e-newsletter or for more information about the market in general, contact [email protected], 513-3848, or visit lewistonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/lewistonfarmersmarket.

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