Mamas Love Local

About the term “local”: We here at Your Midcoast Mama hold the term loosely. While we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the libraries in the “technical” Midcoast region (an absolute must for our homeschooling followers), we absolutely reserve the right to give a shout out to our favorite places that fall outside the region, like Z Fabrics in Portland or the incredible Barrels Community Market in Waterville. That being said, Maine is a large enough state that we do want to focus on giving the Midcoast some well-deserved love. These lists are not meant to be comprehensive but simply places we know and love. We are more than willing to grow these lists, so please contact us if you see the omission of somewhere amazing that we must know about!

Health Food Co-ops/Stores

Rising Tide Co-op (Damariscotta)

Bath Natural Market

Morning Glory Natural Foods (Brunswick)

Belfast Co-op

Good Tern Co-op (Rockland)

Sheepscot General (Whitefield)

Fresh Off the Farm (Rockport)

Barrels Community Market (Waterville)

Great Farms and Farmer’s Markets

Morning Dew Farm (MOFGA certified organic)*

Hatchet Cove Farm (MOFGA certified organic)*

Thirty Acre Farm

Goranson Farm (MOFGA certified organic)*

Northcreek Farm

Swallowtail Farm and Creamery

Squire Tarbox Farm (MOFGA certified organic)*

Treble Ridge Farm (MOFGA certified organic)*

Dandelion Spring Farm

Buckwheat Blossom Farm

Alan Dee Farm (at the Morris Farm)

A Wee Bit Farm

Damariscotta Farmer’s Market

Bath Farmer’s Market

Rockland Farmer’s Market

Boothbay Farmer’s Market

Portland Farmer’s Market

Beth’s Farm Market

*What is MOFGA, you ask? Well, MOFGA stands for Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. It is Maine’s very own organic agriculture society. Their website is ALSO an incredible resource for all things agricultural, local, and/or organic in Maine.

Area Waldorf Connections

Ashwood Waldorf School (Rockport)

Merriconeag Waldorf School (Freeport)

Chickadee Tree (Waldoboro)

Spindlewood (Lincolnville)


Alewives Fabrics (check back for our upcoming review of this absolutely magical fabric store nestled in the heart of Damariscotta Mills)

Halcyon Yarn (Bath)

Hatchtown Farm (Bristol)

SEAM: Sewing Enthusiasts and Artists of Maine


Maine Cloth Diaper Company (Damariscotta)

Clean Bee Laundry (Camden)

Mama Time

Midcoast Yoga Shala (Damariscotta)

Moonlight Yoga (Bristol)

Healing Hands Massage Therapy (Newcastle)

The Strand Theater (Rockland)

Eveningstar Cinema (Brunswick)

Out to Lunch

The Market Basket (Rockport)

The Cupboard Cafe (New Harbor)

Coveside Restaurant (South Bristol)

Chase’s Daily (Belfast)

S. Fernald’s Country Store (Damariscotta)

Wild Oats Bakery (Brunswick)

Starlight Cafe (Bath)

Catbird Creamery (Westbrook)

Treats (Wiscasset)

Muscongus Bay Lobster Co. (Round Pond)

Brown Bag Deli (Rockland)

Atlantic Baking Company (Rockland)

Suzuki Sushi (Rockland)*

The Gelato Fiasco (Brunswick and Portland)

Flipside Pizza (Brunswick)

El Camino (Brunswick)

Frontier Cafe and Cinema (Brunswick)

Cafe Creme (Bath)

Shepherd’s Pie (Rockport)*

Cafe Miranda (Rockland)*

*Dinner only

Incredible Coffee


Coffee By Design (Portland, Freeport, coffee shops up the coast)

Cafe Creme (carries CBD coffee) (Bath)

Crissy’s (Damariscotta)

Rock City (Rockland)


Coffee By design (Portland)

Wicked Joes (Brunswick)

Matt’s   (Pownal)

Big  Barn Coffee  (Wiscasset)

Shopping Fix 

Nest (Brunswick)

Maine Coast Bookshop (Damariscotta)

The Owl & Turtle Bookshop (Camden)

Moose Crossing Garden Center (Waldoboro)

Rock Paper Scissors (Wiscasset)

Granite Hall Store (Round Pond)

In the Clover (Wiscasset)

Gulf of Maine Books (Brunswick)

Baobab – Sustainable Clothing for Kids (Waldoboro)

Field Trippin’

The Common Ground Fair

Coastal Children’s Museum

Maine State Aquarium

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Merryspring Nature Center 

Todd Wildlife Sanctuary (Maine Audubon)

Damariscotta River Association

Midcoast Audubon

Hardy Boat Cruises

Farnsworth Art Museum

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Carpenter’s Boat Shop

Darling Marine Center

Wooden and Natural Toys

Bella Luna Toys

Finns and Flowers

The Silver Penny

All Star Hoops (Camden)

Midcoast Libraries

Skidompha Public Library (Damariscotta)

Wiscassett Public Library 

Camden Public Library 

Waldoboro Public Library

Bremen Library

Bristol Area Library 

Rutherford Library (South Bristol) *

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library 

Patten Free Library (Bath)

Rockport Public Library

Rockland Public Library 

Warren Free Public Library

Curtis Memorial Library (Brunswick)

Topsham Public Library 

Albert F. Totman Public Library (Phippsburg)

Thomaston Public Library

Belfast Free Library

Southport Memorial Library *

Carver Memorial Library (Searsport)

Gibbs Library (Washington)

Bowdoinham Public Library 

Cundy’s Harbor Library (Harpswell)

Jefferson Public Library *

Owl’s Head Village Library *

Vinalhaven Public Library 

Hope Volunteer Library 

Southport Memorial Library *

Jackson Memorial Library (St. George)

* These libraries do not have dedicated websites but we have linked to enough information for you to find out more.


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