Wayne is located in the fertile river valleys and lakesides that provide some of the most productive soil in the state. The village began as a farming village and many of the ancient farms are still in working order, continuing to provide a variety of foodstuffs to local and regional markets.
The Wayne Farmer’s Market is one of many in the area http://waynefarmersmarket.weebly.com/ Saturdays from 9 to noon, at the Mill Pond. There are also Farmer’s Markets in Winthrop on Saturday from 9 to 1, http://www.mainefarmersmarkets.org/market/winthrop-farmers-market/and two in Augusta. One is at the Turnpike Mall http://www.mainefarmersmarkets.org/market/augusta-farmers-market-turnpike-mall/ and the other is downtown at the Mill Park http://www.mainefarmersmarkets.org/market/augusta-farmers-market-at-mill-park/
Here is a link to more Farmer’s Markets in Maine: http://www.getrealmaine.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/farmersMarkets.directory/index.htm
Apple trees once covered the hillsides of our area. The gently sloping hills, with weather modified by the numerous lakes, made for perfect microclimates for growing apples. The Winthrop area still carries the name “Apple Valley” dating back to those days.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is the oldest organic farming association in the country. http://www.mofga.org This group of dedicated farmers and devoted gardeners has set the standard for positive, successful change in the food system.