PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Typically farmers markets are limited to a couple of hours in the afternoon causing you to rush out during your lunch break.
But a different market is going to take place after typical work hours and include more than just fresh produce from farmers.
What started Wednesday night at BayONE in Portland will become a weekly event where craft vendors, farmers, and artists have the opportunity to sell their products. We first introduced you to BayONE in February when a few tenants began to move into the redesigned space. What used to be a garage for a taxi company has been transformed into a marketplace with a few semi-permanent tenants like an apothecary and Bomb Diggity Bakery. All of these are connected to Urban Farm Fermentory and its new tasting room that is in the final stages of being complete.
Owner of the fermentory and overseer of the project, Eli Cayer, is excited to take the next step into bringing more people to the Bayside neighborhood. "What we're really trying to do here is have a pretty even third mix: third farmers, third artists, third craft people, and to try to utilize as much of this space as possible," Cayer said.
This market will be open every Wednesday night from 5:30-9:30 at 200 Anderson Street in Portland. Also, starting in the winter, the winter farmers market will be in this spot on Saturdays. Cayer is also working on setting up prep kitchens for food truck vendors to rent by the hour.