The Machias Valley Farmers’ Market is located on Route 1, across from Helen’s Restaurant, with a beautiful view of the Machias River. There’s a public boat landing and parking area across the street. Member producers of the market bring annual bedding plants and hanging baskets, field grown perennial herb and flower plants, vegetable and herb seedlings, baked goods, wild blueberries, jams, mixed produce, sea glass jewelry and woven fiber arts to the market.
9:00am-2:00pm Friday, May through early October.
Saturday 9-2:00 – One or two farmers set up a farm stand on the same site
Activities near the market:
About a mile from the Machias Farmers’ Market, the Bad Little Falls Park (the English translation of the Native name “Machias”) is situated on either side of the Machias River, with a footbridge over the falls, and a large deck overlooking the area. With parking on O’ Brien Avenue, and a mix of sunny open areas and shady grass, the park is an excellent spot for a picnic. Watch gulls, cormorants, and eagles fishing amid the roar of the waterfalls. (Parents should use extreme caution at this park, which features walkways high above the stony river, some lacking child-safe guardrails.)
The Downeast Trail is another option near the market. It is an 85 mile long gravel trail that passes through Machias, and is well-suited to walking or riding hybrid bikes.