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  • Greg Ferro

September: Market Season at its Best

We often find ourselves in a bit of a hectic state as we change the calendar from August to September. The slow days of summer suddenly give way to the relentless routine of fall. Back to school, back to work, and back to “reality” we go!

As we run through September and the fall routine begins to settle in, we may feel a bit energized. Persevering through the routine, we are reminded of the little things that make the fall so special. Nights begin to cool. Leaves begin to change. Pumpkin-spiced everything begins to appear.

September also brings the best of market season. The hearty summer harvest is joined by the favorites of fall. As a beautiful time of year settles across New England, the community strolls to the market and celebrates!

River Crest Farm last fall at the market.

Our market is fortunate to have farmers who offer an abundant harvest through the end of the season. Yes, a few favorites will disappear in the coming weeks. I remember having to say goodbye to my beloved broccoli rabe a few Saturdays before market season ended last year. Most of the veggies we enjoy all summer, however, will be a part of the market until the end. Several weeks of local salads, fresh herbs, and sweet corn on the cob are still ahead!

Just some of last week's market offerings.

Fall favorites will soon appear at the market, too! There will be mums to plant and pumpkins to decorate. Apples, plums, and pears will be ripe for the picking. Some unique varieties of squash will debut as well. Last year, many heads were turned as folks carried away Vaiuso’s cucuzza squash!

Vaiuso's cucuzza squash last fall.

The vibe at the market even changes a little. As the dog days of summer give way to the crisp days of fall, the market becomes a bit cooler and calmer. Light breezes carry the sounds of some of our softer acoustic musicians. Neighbors share stories over hot coffee and cinnamon scones. Kids play Connect Four as the leaves begin to change overhead. The market becomes a post card of fall in New England.

Fall colors coming soon!

Take a stroll this Saturday and celebrate September with 15 farms and artisans. You’ll find all of your favorites from the summer, with the first of the fall favorites mixed in! Saturday, 9 to 1, Wasson Field!

Saturday, September 14th:

Calm and cloudy...but dry. Comfortable with temperatures nearing 70. Light winds.

Live Music:

One Guitar – One Bum


River Crest Farm (flowers, duck eggs, and veggies)

Vaiuso Farm (flowers and veggies)

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm (pasture-raised meats)

*Clover Nook Farm will return next Saturday, September 21st*

Prepared Foods:


Scratch Baking (and coffee)

Health and Wellness:

Healthy Energy Therapeutic Massage

Sabatino Chiropractic

Your CBD Store

Home Goods and Gifts:

Blue Lily Cotton

Crystal Beetham Art

Stefanie’s Clips

Usborne Books

Beauty and Jewelry:


Ridge Runner Soaps

Sue Glennon’s Daisy Blue

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