CLT Volunteers – Special Ingredients for a Successful Market

Friday, July 28, 2017

You come to the market for fresh produce from the farm, oysters from the pond, meat raised in nearby pastures…and a host of other treats to be encountered as you stroll among the vendors…..


You may also notice that when  you arrive at the Charlestown Land Trust Farmers’ Market there are people to welcome you, help you figure out where to park, answer your questions and let you know what’s available at our market that week.  You are noticing our VOLUNTEERS!  They provide the backbone for what happens each week.

Here are some of the people who go the extra mile to help everyone’s market experience be the very best it can be.

At the Market Table you may meet Linda, Connie and Sue…joined by Roe..along with Miranda and Annie.



Karen (on the right) is especially good at greeting people and sharing info about the Charlestown Land Trust.






In helping the vendors to set up we rely on Greg and Amanda.

And in the parking lot?  There’s Miranda again with her friend Ann.


Logan can often be found helping out selling oysters… or offering his services at the fresh lemonade stand  with the Bussey family workers.


All the while, Roger (here in the middle of Roe and Mark) as well as Fred, searching out points of interest, are photographing the happenings all around the market.

Overseeing the operation is Sarah, our Market Manager, standing on the right here with Linda.  Sarah may not be a volunteer, but we all benefit from her positive attitude and bright spirit….which we think will attract even more volunteers.


We are lucky indeed to have such an array of people willing to help out each week!  And we are ALWAYS ready to welcome new volunteers with some time to spend on a Friday.

As Tom Burgess played and sang through last Friday (I wonder if he knew we were singing along…) shoppers were meeting some of our new vendors.

Enjoying their second week with us was LulaRoe, a bright, comfortable line of clothing for young and old, women and men and marketed by two young women from town.


Nearby was Wiggle Room with information and materials (including WORMS) for people to start their own composting system.


DEM joined us this past week with Animal Twister, animal artifacts and lots of info!

 At times there was a line of people disposing “any electronics with a cord” waiting at the Indie Cycle truck….Thank goodness for this recycling business that meets people at all kinds of venues in RI.  This week it was our turn to have their services.
And REMEMBER – Stop at the Thundermist table for details as we now accept Credit and Debit for all, as well as SNAP, Fresh Bucks, and Senior Coupons for all who qualify.
Coming up this week, Friday, Aug. 4th we will have URI’s Water Quality people once again…Such a valuable service  for Charlestown residents who ALL have wells.
Loren Spears, a Native American Storyteller and Director of the Tomaquag Museum will be at the Market.
And there will some folks from Charlestown’s own Parks and Rec Department.
Mike Bussey will be our Music Man so be sure to Join Us!

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