As always, the farmers will be bringing their produce to the market whatever the weather may bring. Those veggies aren’t going to eat themselves! So take your umbrellas and waterproof bags, and come down to enjoy the much-needed rain and cooler temperatures with us.
While you’re shopping for bread, beets and bok choy, sip a latte or lavender lemonade from Presto Strange O, up the slope from our other vendors. They have many other refreshing and energizing beverages, and also carry locally-roasted coffee beans to take home. Free brewing tips and grinding, too!
Silk Tree Farm will be with us on Saturday as well. Their jewelweed goat milk soap is great for taking the sting out of poison ivy, bug bites and sun-dried skin. Jewelweed is a common native plant that has been used for centuries in folk medicine.
The Market Table will be offering tastes of Rhody Fresh cheeses this week. For the first time this season, we will have the popular Foster-Glocester Cheddar.
Along with the nutritious and delicious greens, cruciferous vegetables, beans, peas, carrots, cucumbers and many more that are showing up by the bushel at all our farmers tables , PV Farmstand says they will be bring the first corn of the season this Saturday. Guess those blazing temps had some good side effects.
We will also be seeing some roaming signature seekers: declared candidates are now gathering signatures from registered voters in order to appear on the ballots in the primaries and general election. Signing the nominating papers does not commit you to supporting that candidate or their positions; it merely gives her or him the chance to be on the ballot. It’s a good opportunity to find out more about the candidates, have some civic discourse and support voter choice.
See you at the market.