Located at 7 Washington Street in the gravel parking lot next to the Post Office, the Eastport Farmers’ Market is situated in the town’s scenic historic district. The Eastport Farmers’ Market features local produce, eggs, baked goods, crafts, blueberries, preserves, and more.
This market is a great place to start your tour of the peninsula. Eastport is a town of exceptional charm, so be sure to allow plenty of time to wander and enjoy the sights.
Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm, late June through early October. WIC accepted
Activities near the market:
Walking tour of historic village – Eastport was a bustling town in the late 19th century, and throughout the period, prosperous residents built homes and businesses. Despite a devastating downtown fire in 1886, Eastport still boasts fine examples of the architectural styles popular from the late 1700s through the late 1800s. This tour takes you from the farmers’ market through some residential neighborhoods and the downtown and harbor areas. At a leisurely pace, it will take less than an hour, but will provide an overview of American architecture during the age of sail!
Shackford Head State Park – Located just 1.6 miles from the market, Shackford Head State Park offers beautiful views of the town and its working harbor. From the small parking lot, there is a steep trail down to a rocky beach, set amid fruit trees and wildflowers. There is an entrance fee to access the 90 acre park. (The fee is $3 per person for Maine residents age 11-65, and $1 for children age 5-10.) Occupying a peninsula of Moose Island, this park offers vistas of Lubec and Canada’s Campobello Island to the southeast, and views up Cobscook Bay to the west. The park is also perfectly situated for prime bird watching opportunities. (There are outdoor public restrooms adjacent to the park parking lot.)