Our first October market will feature all the harvest goodness of autumn. Winter squash, hardy greens, apples and the last of the summer veggies, along with the continued presence of lettuce and other crops courtesy of the extended harvest afforded by the high-tunnels that shelter them from the cold. Eat up, people, and start saving root vegetables and squash for winter, too.
It’s time for the annual plant and bake sale that supports the Edgewood Garden Club. The EGC maintains beautiful plantings throughout the neighborhood, and offers programs to advise gardeners of all types. They also collect used plastic plant pots that will be reused by our farmers or gardeners, so this is your chance to responsibly dispose of that pile of pots you’ve been climbing over in your shed or garage. The EGC will offer a kids activity this year, making a scarecrow entry for the village scarecrow contest. Silk Tree Farm is donating straw for this project; thanks, Cathy!
More stuff for kids (and parents): Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) will be visiting us with their “Fun at the Farmers Market” program. They will have games for children, and nutrition information for adults. They will also answer questions about eligibility for WIC and other food supplement and assistance programs for families.
The Taste of Pawtuxet Village fundraiser took place this past Tuesday; it was an extremely well-attended event that featured some really fine food. The market table was stocked with fresh salad fixings from Blue Skys Farm, gC Farm and Pak Express, and got rave reviews from the diners. Thanks to Penelope for volunteering to help out!
Coming up on October 8, the Autumn Hayride will be leaving from the Rhodes parking lot and proceeding through the village starting at 9:30 AM. Tickets are available in advance at Twice Told Tales, 2145 Broad St. Cranston.
Also on October 8, we’ll be hosting the 2nd annual American Craft Week Artisans Fair in the upper parking lot. Featuring glass, pottery, jewelry, knitted wear, wooden ware, metal work, paintings and more, all the artists and artisans are locals who display and sell their work in Edgewood and Pawtuxet Village.
Meatless Saturdays no more! Beginning on October 8, we will be joined by Weatherlow Farms of Westport, MA. They will offer pasture-raised beef and pork. Check out their website for more information about their farm and practices.
Silk Tree Farm will be rejoining us that day as well, we hope!
Finally, Cranston voters will have the opportunity to meet the candidates at 2 forums sponsored by The Cranston Herald and The Cranston Public Library. Thursday, September 29, 6-8pm for Ward Council seats and School Committee; and Thursday, October 6, 6-8, for Citywide and Mayoral candidates. Both forums will be held in the conference room at the Central Library, located at 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston.
See you at the market.