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!

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