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Local farmers markets will soon be springing back to life. Here’s a schedule:
Brunswick Farmers Market, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Park Row and Maine Streets, Brunswick.
Bath Farmers Market moves to Waterfront Park for the season, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 61 Commercial St., Bath.
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Farmers Market at Crystal Springs Farm, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 277 Pleasant Hill Road, Brunswick.
Yarmouth Farmers Market, Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., 317 Main St., Yarmouth.
Freeport Farmers Market, Fridays, 1-5 p.m., L.L. Bean Campus, Freeport.
Farm stands are going strong, too:
Laughing Stock Farm, 79 Wardtown Road, Freeport, 831-2182, Wednesday and Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.
Bessie’s Farm Goods, 33 Litchfield Road, Freeport, 865-9840, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Vegetable Corner, 509 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, 729-2719, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Harraseeket Inn, Spring Wine Dinner, 6 p.m. Enjoy five courses: chilled pea soup, spring salad, crab-crusted halibut, New York strip, and vanilla souffle. Wines are from Chartrand Imports. These dinners are extraordinary; 162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377, $85 per person, reservations required.
Bow Street Market, tasting of “Spring Collection” spirits from Haus Alpenz, 3-5:30 p.m., 79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631, free.
Tao Yuan Restaurant, Gastronomic tour of Hunan, 4-8 p.m. Special menu filled with traditional regional dishes. Beverages priced separately. This dinner continues their gastronomic tour of China, which runs through May 26; 22 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-9002, $48 per person, reservations highly recommended.
Brunswick Inn, Cinco de Mayo Taco Night, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 165 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-4914.
Frontier Café this week features crispy shrimp tacos, za’atar-spiced lamb chops, and drink specials, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222.
Sande Updegraph lives in Brunswick and is a longtime food writer. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring salad at the Harraseeket Inn, Freeport.