Farmers' Market Opening Soon!
The Scarborough Farmers' Market opens Sunday June 4th!
On any given Sunday during the market season (June through October), residents and visitors can enjoy fresh, local vegetables and fruits, hand-crafted items, and sample artisan foods and coffee. The market is open 9:00 to 1:00 and is located in the parking lot in front of Town Hall, 259 US Route 1.
Local nonprofit organizations and charitable groups will be returning to the market this year, too! Look for the ScarboroughHelps.org tent to learn more about and connect with all the exciting ways the people of Scarborough are serving their community!
One of the three founders of the Scarborough Farmers' Market, Marla Zando, said, “We created this nonprofit booth to benefit the community of nonprofits in Scarborough, support the important work they do, help these groups network within the nonprofit community, fundraise and friendraise, all while supporting the farmers and artisans at the market.
Lions Club January Diaper Drive
The Scarborough Lions Club, in partnership with the Scarborough Food Pantry, is holding its first ever “Diaper Drive” to collect infant and toddler diapers and also adult incontinence supplies during the month of January 2023. (>>examples of adult supplies needed)
Prices for all sorts of basic necessities are still high, and many of our neighbors are having a difficult time making ends meet. Some, especially seniors and families with young babies, are making difficult choices at the checkout, and sometimes have to go without essentials.
The Scarborough Lions Club and Scarborough Food Pantry are hoping they can count on the public’s support to help our neighbors through these difficult times. More info is available on the club’s FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ScarboroughLions644/ or at www.scarboroughfoodpantry.org
Donations can be dropped off at three locations in Scarborough during the month of January:
Established in 1948, the Scarborough Lions Club mission is to serve our community, meet humanitarian needs, and encourage philanthropy to benefit civic and nonprofit organizations in our community.
Worried About Heating Your Home?
Worried about the cost of heating your home this winter? You're not alone. Stop in at the Scarborough Public Library on Saturday, November 19th (9:30-10:30) for a free workshop offering tips, ideas, and freebies to help you save fuel and funds to keep you warm at home this winter.
Nonprofits @ the Farmers' Market in July
Scarborough Library, Scarborough Garden Club, Project GRACE, Scarborough Land Trust, Cumberland County Master Gardeners, and Scarborough Community Garden volunteers @ the Farmers' Market.
Gardeners @ the Farmers Market
Nonprofits @ the Farmers' Market
ScarboroughHelps.org is piloting a new collaborative opportunity!
Nonprofits contribute a lot to Maine and to our community (VIEW MANP IMPACT REPORT) Beginning this summer, several local nonprofits will be sharing a tent at the Scarborough Farmers' Market, which meets every Sunday morning (9-1) June through October, in the parking lot in front of Town Hall, Route 1. Come see us - learn more about nonprofits building community in Scarborough!
If you are a leader of a Scarborough nonprofit, contact Marla Zando (c/o Project GRACE 883-5111) for more info and to reserve a spot in the tent.
Free At-home Covid-19 Test Kits
The Biden administration is expanding access to at-home Covid-19 tests. Beginning this month, the government will mail up to 4 rapid antigen test kits to all US residential addresses. The tests are free and will ship in 7-12 days, To sign up, visit covidtests.gov and fill out the online form. If you need a test more quickly, contact your health provider, visit Maine's Covid info page, or call the hotline at 1-888-445-4111. The hotline can also help you find clinics offering vaccines and booster shots.