Archive for July, 2015

DELECTABLE DECISIONS: So Many Choices!

Fri., July 24, 2015 – Fresh-as-can-be shopping.  The experience of Community.  Income for our local Farmers. Music, entertainment, and informational opportunities. Enjoying a rural, coastal lifestyle. A hearty welcome every week!….All of these are reasons to visit the CLT Farmers’ Market each Friday during the summer. But the STARS of each Week?  Take a look….. 5 R corn 5 R tomatioes 5 R oysters 1 l                5 R honey alone5 R kale5 R squash5 R purple beans5 R cabbage Throughout the Season, newly ripening produce makes an entrance.2013 land trust blueberries 5 R whole grain treats5 F Pat getting ready5 R wax beans5 R hydro lettuceAll the while, music with Pete Weremay entertained us, information from ecoRI, an online environmental news source, was being presented, a special visitor (more than one) from the Charlestown Animal Shelter arrived, and some new vendors offered their wares…..5 R Pete  5 F ecoRI banner                           5 F cute dog25 F Animal Shelter 5 R new vendor5 R hydroponics 1

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Come One and ALL!

July 17, 2015  This week’s market continued the tradition of welcoming people of every age.

The young –

4 R Kids at the market4 R shopping 2

4 R kids conversation

3 R lemonade girls

the VERY young

,3 R little onesR 1 little shopper

the vintage…

4 R shoppers

3 R Magnolia girls

and the inbetween….3 R Family time

4 R conversations 2

4 R Bread of Life

Add to all this – Music by one of our favorite combos – Biscuit City with Paula Clare and Josh Schurman,4 R more musich

…a visit from the AFS Exchange Program,  and the first day of BLUEBERRY SEASON!!!

What could be better? 4 R Berries are back

Join us this coming Friday, June 24th, to shop.  And be there for a visit from ecoRI, the online environmental news source for RI, music with Peter Weremay  and Sue Ruggieri  with the very latest from the Charlestown Animal Shelter.

If a Market Is as Good as Its Support System…then…

Fri., July 10, 2015  …the Charlestown Land Trust Farmers’ Market is in GREAT shape!  With our valuable volunteers and organization we get to run a vibrant market every week!  Here’s some of what we mean….

Our Market Manager, Kat Jackson (pictured here with Karen Jarret, CLT Bd. President and faithful market volunteer), plans for each Friday and then oversees the works from the opening bell to the 1 PM closing.

3 R Market managing

Helping vendors to unpack, assist shoppers as they park, and greet all comers with geniality are part of a regular day at the Market for Eric, one of our veteran student volunteers…3 R Eric and Maureen

As for those special events that are featured each week at the market?  Thanks goes in large part to Linda Boback pictured working here with another regular CLT Bd. member/volunteer, Connie Baker…

F 1 market prep

The special event from the July 10th market was a visit from Loren Spears from the Tomaquag Museum, an organization that tells the story of RI’s Indigenous Peoples.  Ms Spears led a storytelling/history fest for all in attendance.3 R Loren3 R Loren at the Mike

Another feature of our market – the MUSIC! – was provided by Chris Fee, returning once again this year to add a dimension of pleasure we’ve all come to appreciate.3 R Chris Fee

Each week any number of questions may arise throughout the day. These are often handled by volunteers under our market tent…or as they stroll around and about among vendors and visitors. vendors around and about.F 1 market table viewR 2 Mark and Gigi

Along with special treats from our regular vendors, visitors can count on deliciously authentic lemonade – squeezed, mixed, and offered each week by Eloise and company…F 2 Lemonade making3 R lemonade girls

The Church of the Holy Spirit, which shares their beautiful grounds with us each season, hosted their annual “Chowder Cook Off” this past week with savory samplings of seafood in chowder form for all partakers.3 Church chowder

Having a strong foundation contributes to the success and vitality of any Market.  Join us on Friday mornings to see for yourself what a pleasure (a healthy one) our CLT Market is!

Shopping for the Holiday!

July3, 2015  The day before the 4th of July shoppers shopped – really shopped – with a fine choice of fresh produce,R 2 Meadowbrook 1

F 2 Luckyfoot 2F 2 photosR 2 Burnside shopping

 

R 2 Pat and his productR 2 oyster shopping

visitors visited,

F 2 artifacts 1F 2 under the market tent

R 2 goat love

the recyclers recycled,R 2 indie cycling

and our volunteers?  Well, they volunteered.  Those volunteers lay the groundwork for a vibrant and functional Farmers’ Market every Friday! R 2 Market tableF 2 volunteer tableF 2 churchworkF 2 churchwork 3F 2 sungazing 2

And all the while, the music played on….R 2 Farm DogF 2 Farm Dog