The Orono Farmer’s Market was the brainchild of several local vegetable farmers 14 years ago. Today, shoppers can also pick up their milk, eggs, breads, meats, cheeses, fruits and seafood, among other specialties.
At a time when gas prices are more than four dollars a gallon, having not far to go for fresh and quality food is key for many Mainers.
So are low prices.
Tom Roberts is the owner of Snakeroot Organic Farm in Pittsfield. He says local growers are able to keep prices to a minimum because they don’t have to travel as far either.