The Market Rolls into the 4th of July

Fri., July 1, 2016  Independence Day, the traditional signal that SUMMER IS HERE was evident at this week’s market.  Vendors, old and new, created a village square of enticing choices.

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Blue skies, comfortable temperatures and the promise of get-togethers in South County brought customers in search of fresh, delicious food choices:

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…and items on which to serve those treats….

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This week we added two new food vendors:  The NitroCart with fresh coffee to wake us up and the Solar Cart Cafe serving yummy crepes, both sweet and savory, to be enjoyed right at the market!2 soalr cart2

Shoppers and visitors got several samplings of what goes on in our community by chatting with different non profit groups which offered both information and inspiration.

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Pictured above are members of the Charlestown Historical Society, Church members with mission items from Haiti and Africa, and some active members of The Bee Keepers of RI (the bees representing themselves).  Questions and conversations threaded through the market.

URI’s Cooperative Extension booth, seen below, addressed issues of water quality.  As folow up there will be a free workshop for private well owners at the Cross Mills Public Library in Charlestown on July 12th from 6 to 7 PM. Those interested are asked to pre-register at 401-874-4918.

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All the while there was music to shop by….this week featuring the foot tapping group Farm Dog.

2 Farm Dog Conversation

As for next week, Fri., July 8th?  We’ll be welcoming back musician Peter Weremay again this year.  Our Special Events will include representatives from the Domestic Violence Resource Center, the AFS Intercultural Program, and the Audubon Society.  Be sure to JOIN US!



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