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One of the true signs of spring and outdoor weather here in Southern Maine is the beginning of Farmer's Market Season. Sure, there are indoor options in the cold months, but there's nothing like strolling around a park and checking out wonderful local goods and products.

And with a posted schedule available from the Portland Farmer's Market, the outdoor season is right around the corner.

The Portland Farmer's Market has listed the outdoor dates for the 2022 outdoor season. The event opens on Saturday April 23, and is expected to run until November 23. That's an amazing seven months of outdoor market season here in the largest city in the state. Not a bad length of time at all.

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The Portland Farmer's Market is open every Saturday and Wednesday from 7a to 1p. It's located at Deering Oaks Park. However, according to its website, the market will have to move to Payson Park temporarily from May 18 to June 15.

This will amazingly be the 254th year of the Portland Farmer's Market. According to its website, the Farmer Market dates all the way back to 1768 when the city first voted for a public market to be used to help the 100+ families in Portland.

And now 250+ years later, the market is a part of the city's true character and even a tourist attraction.

There's few outlets that better represent local farmers and artisans than the Portland Farmer's Market. And its success has helped motivate other communities to start their own markets.

While the outdoor opening date is still a little ways away, you can still enjoy the Portland Farmer's Market indoor location. Located at 631 Stevens Ave, the indoor market is open on Saturday's from 9a - 1p through April 23.

2022 Maine Agricultural Fair Dates

Even though it may not seem it, Maine fair season is just around the corner. According to the Maine Fairs website, these are the proposed dates for some of Maine's biggest fairs.

Family Friendly Day Trips From Portland, Maine Your Kids Will Love

Looking for something fun to do with the family but want to stretch your legs outside of Maine for the day or weekend? Here's a list of fun spots for you and your family to enjoy that could easily be done as a long day trip or a quick weekend away. Everything on this list is within x hours of Portland.

For reference, when putting in Portland, Maine on Google Maps, it places the street view guy at Portland Town Hall. Depart time is being set at 8:00 am on a Saturday in June to account for traffic.

Did your favorite make the list? Anywhere new you plan to check out?

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