More than the Sum of Our Parts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Usually the main focus of these weekly posts is FOOD – Delicious, fresh, and of consistent quality – available each week to our community of shoppers.  As the summer unfolds new items ripen and show up at our market….This week we welcomed the first of our CORN!  Thank you, Burnside Acres!

For the next couple weeks this blog will pay special attention to some of our OTHER long time vendors and their offerings.  Together, all their products combine to give our market its broad, local and uniquely appealing flavor. We strive to be “more than the sum of our parts”.

As you enter the market, there on the corner of the parking lot and Old Post Road, is Kelley Kreations Pottery.  Shimmering glazes and whimsical creatures (tiny frogs, a rhino here and there…) give their pottery extra personality.  Browse through the items from salad bowls (to hold greens from Luckyfoot Farm and Burnside Acres?) to coffee mugs… Some pieces even have beach themes worked into the clay….

 

 

If, out of the corner of your eye, you catch a glint or a sparkle,  step next door, along the parking lot side, to find Audrey’s Creations with finely crafted jewelry – earrings, necklaces, rings….some items incorporating bits of whimsy from the beach.

 

 

 

Clear across the “green” of our market is Sand Hill Cove Photography.  What better way to take home a lasting bit of Rhode Island’s south shore than by selecting from Don’s exquisite pictures? – A print, a notecard…The subjects range from whimsical to just plain South County Gorgeous.

 

 

 

And then, right next door will be Diane with Pure Haven Essentials.  Each item is made “in house” in Warren, RI.  Each is made of the purest ingredients with all ingredients listed on the label of every product.  Talk with Diane to learn more about this high quality line of cosmetics.

 

 

 

 

We were fortunate on Friday to have People’s Power and Light visit our market…despite the drizzle.  Taylor, their representative, had lots of information to share about ways to be part of a “green lifestyle”.

 

 

 

 

Keep in mind that Thundermist is now at our market every week.  Credit cards can be used to purchase tokens at the Thundermist table, valid with each vendor….Any leftover tokens?  They do NOT expire…and can be used at any of the South County Farmers’ Markets all season long.   SNAP and WIC cards are also welcome and qualify for some special incentives.  Visit with our Thundermist rep to see how the system works.

 

What’s coming up this Friday, July 21st?  The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will be with us.  Remember the fun they brought along last year?

And SOLARIZE CHARLESTOWN will be on hand with information about the significant incentives and reduced rates that are available to Charlestown residents if they sign up for solar energy by September!

In addition we are fortunate to have ReStore, the Habitat for Humanity resale store located near Shannock, join us for this market day.  Proceeds from ReStore support the work of Habitat for Humanity while making available quality used furnishings, appliances, and tools…among other things.  Drop by to chat with their rep on Friday!

This week’s musician, Peter Weremay, is someone we love to welcome back each year.  So come on down!

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