You are making a difference!

Hello Everyone, and Happy Thursday! Last weekend's Farmers' Market was another success and we are so grateful for your continued support! This week, we have some more vendors joining us with new and familiar products including freshly smoked trout, hand-crafted bird houses, gluten free baked goods, spelt-flour pizzas, and delicious preserves! So make sure to scroll down and be prepared! This is such an exciting time for fresh produce, and as we head into June, you'll see more and more goodies hit the "shelves!" Check out some photos from last week!

Some Updates from our Farmers, Producers, and the Market

The current world and local events have directly affected our farmers and small business owners. Problems ranging from staffing concerns, worries over safety, and lack of resources, have made operating farms and small businesses more complicated. Still, these farms and businesses remain crucial to our local food system and local communities and economies. With more and more farmers’ markets waiting for approval to open, and more and more farmers finding it difficult to bring their fresh local food to their customers, supporting local is more important than ever! We have been given the immense privilege to be open, and the past two Saturdays have made us truly grateful. Each person that purchases fresh local food either at their local Farmers’ Market, by ordering online, by travelling long distances to farms, or through a variety of other unique methods, is making a lasting impact. You are making a difference, and we appreciate you!

The Outdoor Farmers’ Market has now been open for two Saturdays, and we are very excited for our third! We have made the decision to keep the Thursday Farmers’ Market closed for the time being, but are excited to see our regular Thursday customers join us on Saturday mornings! We know there are many early birds who would love to see us at 8am, but we will be maintaining our adapted Saturday hours of 9am to 1pm for the time being. This gives you a little extra time to take a leisurely stroll to the market, instead of rushing to be the first in line for fresh bread and produce! (Not that this will stop you!)

And don’t forget: the Indoor Market is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm! Make sure to stop in for your local groceries!

Who can you find at the Farmers' Market?

This Saturday, May 30th, the following vendors will be at the market! You’ll notice some familiar faces are back! Make sure to say hello!

  1. Sungold Market Gardenfresh produce
  2. Orchard Hill Farmfresh produce
  3. Greystead Gardensfresh produce
  4. Thames River Melons, fresh produce
  5. Den Besten’s, fresh smoked trout
    • Henk and Wilhelmina are new faces at our market! Make sure to try one of their seven different flavors of freshly smoked trout!
  6. La Houlette de Vie, Seth’s bread and pastries
  7. The Welsh Baker, welsh cakes, fresh baked goods
  8. International Bakeryfresh baked goods
  9. Helm Bakedgluten-free baked goods
  10. Harvest Moon Trade Co., preserves, jams, jellies, granola
  11. The Hot Sauce Co., premium hot sauces
  12. Grandpa’s Workshop, hand-crafted birdhouses
    • John will be at our Market for one day only! He makes beautiful, unique bird houses that would be prefect gifts for father’s day!
  13. Oxford Pizza, freshly made, frozen for your convenience, pizzas with spelt flour dough
    • Joost and Jorim are new faces at our market, here for a limited time! Make sure to say hello and give their pizzas and baguettes a try!
  14. Morsels, fresh baked goods
    • Lorraine is hoping to be back at our market this weekend, but may have to post-pone for next weekend! Cross your fingers!

Stay tuned for more updates as more of our vendors return to the market over the next few weeks! Check out their websites for more information about their products and to see what’s in season! (Strawberries are coming SOON. And I am VERY excited.)