Updated: Oct 7
Planning for this market season began in February. Needless to say, there was a lot of replanning to do come May! When the farmers, city officals, and market volunteers came together to replan the season, we questioned if it was even possible. You should have seen the list of health guidance! We were facing tremendous obstacles and a great deal of uncertainty.
At the time, the larger community was also facing many challenges. A series of health, economic, and social crises were swirling around. We decided to persevere on with the season. It simply felt like we all needed a farmers market more than ever.
I smile as I think back on the scary meetings of the spring. Since then, despite so many clouds, our market had one of its brightest seasons. The harvest was hearty, the music was light, and there were many smiles beneath the masks. We all may have looked a little funny “strolling one way” and “keeping our distance,” but we all stayed safe and enjoyed a beautiful market season. We even got to share a few laughs!
It’s fitting that the last market is shaping up to be beautiful. The harvest is unusually hearty for this time of year - you’ll still find most of your favorite veggies! Lots of sunshine and comfortable temperatures are expected. There will be live music by The Sabbs Brothers, made-to-order breakfast sandwiches by Grateful Dog, and a total of 16 vendors to explore. Take a stroll, stock up, and say goodbye.
One personal note from this farmers market manager – thank YOU for being a part of this wild, but endlessly bright, market season. The farmers, vendors, musicians, volunteers, city officials, community...we all wrote an amazing story. Thanks for picking up your mask alongside your farmers market bag, following the “stroll thru” arrows, overlooking our little mistakes, and being a part of our community. I’ll always look back on this season with a small but strong smile. I hope you will, too.
Saturday, October 3rd
Lots of sunshine. Temperatures rising through the 60s.
Live Music: The Sabbs Brothers
Food Truck: Grateful Dog
Clover Nook Farm – Several types of squash, a variety of greens, mushrooms, apples, apple cider, etc.
River Crest Farm – Many types of peppers, onions, garlic, greens, tomatoes, etc.
Vaiuso’s Farm – 5 types of lettuce, cucumbers, celery, carrots, basil, cilantro, corn, pumpkins, etc.
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm – CT-raised beef, pork, turkey, chicken, and eggs.
Bayview Kitchen – Homemade pastas and sauces.
Oronoque Farms Bakery – Cider donuts, apple loaves, pumpkin loaves, and a variety of pies.
Wild Women Coffee – Several brews, mulled apple cider, and beans for your kitchen.
Renewal by Anderson
Home Goods and Gifts:
Blue Lily Cotton
Heather’s Usborne Books
Ridge Runner Soaps
Sue Glennon’s Daisy Blue
Bead by Bead
Park Lane Jewelry