A Market for All Ages….with a Special Eye on our Youngsters!

Friday, August 11, 2017   A Perfect Day – Sun, low humidity, smiling shoppers…

Everything was in order.  Fresh peaches and nectarines, ample sweet corn, flavorful melons, tomatoes, fresh baked goods, meats ready for the grill, and – for the first time all summer – STEAMERS!

Each week families flock to the market – local people, tourists, summer residents….And very often there are children accompanying them.  CHILDREN bring a unique vitality that we at the CLT are happy to welcome – along with their families.

The Church of the Holy Spirit hosts a tree shaded table with art activities every week, always something new and fun to do for children of many ages.

 

 

 

 

 

If there’s only time for a quick visit then  Gandolf and Carl, two affable, beautiful alpacas from Lazy K Ranch will be waiting.  They are magnets for children – and their parents! (The yarn used for the luxuriant knitted items at this vendor booth comes from alpacas.) Check out a few of the alpaca visitors over the summer…

There is sweet comfort at a market populated by the free spirits of children – shy or outgoing…a range of ages….and personalities.

If you were looking for something local and delicious, maybe you tried some of the offerings at the Church of the Holy Spirit’s Chowder Cook Off.  Delicious!

And then perhaps a visit with Scott MacNeill from the Frosty Drew Observatory with his “sunscope” was in order…There’s a LOT of enthusiasm about skywatching these days in advance of the solar eclipse on August 21st.

Jazzy Music provided by Mark Hinkley percolated throughout the market contributing to the summer atmosphere.

Sounthern RI Volunteers had both an informational table at our market and provided us with some new, energetic volunteers.

Once again this year we welcomed ecoRI, Rhode Island’s premier online environmental news source.

 

 

People’s Power and Light was back with ways to save money, save energy and save the planet!

 

 

 

Three VERY special additions to the market are coming this week (Friday, Aug. 18th).  Our 2nd annual Fairie House Making event organized by Hera Gallery and a dance demonstration by The Ladies of the Rolling Pin!   The South County Art Association will be with us, complete with a potter’s wheel!…We’re sure you can already feel the fun!

Join us!  (And come early for steamers…there should be a few – straight from Ninigret Pond….)

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