Late summer and fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the fresh food choices offered in Bainbridge. From open-air produce markets to permanent storefronts, there are some great speciality food shopping opportunities in Bainbridge.
Year-Round Maple Products
Baker’s Maple is a family-owned business producing award-winning maple products and providing pancake mixes, honey, and local art. Since 1982, the business has been making pure maple that is available all year and by mail order. During maple sugaring time in March, families are invited to learn more about the process of tapping trees, boiling sap for syrup and the making of other maple products by visiting the store. When spring is near, the smell of maple sap boiling for syrup wafts from the sap house.
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.; 1 – 4 p.m. Sun.
Bulk Food, Distinctive Selection
Spend some time perusing the wide variety of bulk food items at Pine Ridge Grocery, where people come for baking supplies, deli meat and hand-made woodcrafts, similar to an Amish market. Most of the food items are packed in bulk (need a 50 pound bag of flour?) and the store has a large assortment of candies, dried fruits, snacks, nuts and spices. A large variety of dried beans and rice are in stock, as well as food for special diets. To top it off, the staff is very friendly and eager to answer questions or help with selections.
Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon – Fri.; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.
From May until October, the Bainbridge Open Air Market takes place in the Village Green every Saturday morning. A sea of tents and bright colors punctuate the park, as vendors offer fresh produce for sale, along with bakery items, collectibles and crafts. The park itself is a fine area for the market, with attractive landscaping and flowers, and park benches for sitting.
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon.
Produce: Great Selection at Great Prices
At Frog Pond Farms, you can find a huge array of produce, live farm animals, and greenhouse stock, and children will enjoy the unique corn box, children’s area and seeing the animals. A visit there can be an experience for the whole family to enjoy. Experience the casual browsing of a farm stand (no cash registers), but the selection of a large grocery, which varies from spring flowers to fall pumpkins.
Open Easter to Halloween, daily, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Riverside Farms is a classic farm stand housed in a new building. It offers a solid variety of fresh produce displayed in the building, conveniently located close to the road. The large, enclosed farm stand is set up for a quick in and out access, with high quality seasonal produce and plants and easy parking.
Open during the growing season