Farmers Fare

Note: Farmers Fare closed in June 2011.

Belfast-based designer, Patricia Shea, who writes the fun dessert lover’s blog, Pattern Patisserie, sent a glowing email about Farmer’s Fare in Rockport—a market/eatery featuring locally grown produce, Maine cheeses, coffees, spices and specialty food items.

Outside is a wrap-around deck that’s perfect for families

Not long ago, MP decided to stop in for a much needed caffeine fix and a treat for the kids. She was immediately impressed by the display of local children’s books and handmade gifts at the entrance. And all of us were taken with the bountiful baskets of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Temptation in the form of local veggies

A tomato tasting station, which offered varieties from Green Arrow Farms in Searsmont, delighted CP #1—a self-described tomato fanatic. Her brother, who has yet to meet a vegetable he likes, was quick to find the play area, equipped with a pretend market and giant, felt foods.

CP#1 would have eaten all of the samples if we let her

CP#2 offering Mom a nice bunch of felt grapes

MP and DP sought out iced coffee and discovered a freezer full of lemon and blueberry sorbet made by Gelato Fiasco in Brunswick. Most surprisingly, these perfect, single serving size cups were free. The kind folks at Farmers Fare invite guests to experience “The Frozen Joy,” with a pay-it-forward policy. Have a $1 on you? Great. If not, contribute next time.

Maine Wild Blueberry sorbet. Yum!

The kids devoured their sorbet in minutes, and MP wished she had room for the decadent Coconut Moo Shake. Or the fabulous looking vegetable torte. Or just about anything in Farmers Fare deli case.

Farmers Fare
Route 90 and Cross Street
Open Mon. – Sat: 8am to 6pm
Closed Sundays

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