Kittery Community Market to open Sunday

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KITTERY, Maine — The Kittery Community Market will open for the season this Sunday at Post Office Square in Kittery.

The market is open rain or shine each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 2. Vendors from Back Fields Farm, Budden Bun Bakery, Buddha’s Burning Buns, Bumbleroot Organic Farm, C&D Enterprises, Chef’s Cove, Clyde’s Cupcakes, Ellie May’s Candy, Karimah’s Kitchen, Kinfisher Farm, Lil’s Cafe, Maine Saltwater Creations, Meadowfall Farm and Forage, North Spore Mushroom Co., Planetary Pie, Shady Mountain Farm, Short Creek Farm, White Gates Farm, Wolf Meadow Farm and Zach’s Farm will be selling food. Other artisan vendors will be present.

The market accepts SNAP/EBT with the help of Seacoast Eat Local. A matching funds program will be in effect with both Seacoast Eat Local and Maine Harvest Bucks through the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets. For every $1 a customer spends via their EBT/SNAP card, they will receive a bonus voucher to purchase for fruits and vegetables at the market.

The opening day on June 5 will feature a plant sale from Kittery school students who are raising funds for their ecological educational program. The Kittery chapter of End 68 Hours Of Hunger and the Kittery Comprehensive Plan Committee will also be in present raising awareness for their organizations.

Limited vendor spots are still available for farms, as well as prepared food and artisan vendors. Those interested should email kitterycommunitymarket@gmail.com, or visit www.kitterycommunitymarket.com for an application.