Company EVERY Week!

Friday, July 20, 2018 

You know how it is living in South County in the summer…Everyone wants to visit.  And who can blame them?  Seaside activities, inland hiking, kayaking along rivers and into ponds, woodland quietude, and an array of arts, events, and activities for all!

At the Charlestown Land Trust Farmers’ Market, Linda arranges for COMPANY at our market every single week…company you really want to get to know!  Local non profits show up once or maybe twice a summer to inform and engage our market visitors in all sorts of ways.

This past week?  A group from Charlestown Parks and Rec arrived with a giant map of a proposed, intown bike route that would connect Ninigret Park with the Cross Mills section of town, an area referred to as the village.  People were treated to information about the feasibility study being conducted and were invited to offer their own thoughts.

 

Just around the corner was the Habitat for Humanity and ReStore booth with information about both of these interconnected groups.  ReStore, which sells donated building materials and home goods to benefit the work of Habitat, can be found heading north on Route 2 in the Shannock/Kenyon part of town.

 

A couple hops from there you would encounter the Master Gardeners back with their friendly ways and gardening resources to address plant related questions.  And yes, they still had some of their free seeds for any second plantings in your garden!

 

Most of our shoppers are drawn to the market because it’s a FARMERS’ MARKET and they are seeking fresh fruits and vegetables, local meat, eggs and seafood….We have the very best of all that each week….But sometimes highlighting a particular item can enhance your weekly menu.  It can be noted that each week Wandering Star, which sells fresh sprouts, has some variation on their main theme.  Not just the predictable sprouts, but sometimes broccoli sprouts or radish sprouts with just the right amount of pizzazz to spark up your salad…And if you’ve not tried sprouts on a salad?  There’s something about the way the absorb a salad dressing or add interesting texture that will convince you to come back for more next week….

 

 

 

 

 

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Parents who come to the market over the course of the summer have found it to be quite a welcoming place for their children.  While fresh lemonade (sold by a contingent of kid entrepreneurs) dancing around to our live music each week, and taking advantage of the photo op at our Charlestown Land Trust Gothic set up are fun, it’s the Arts table, run each week by Pam from the Church of the Holy Spirit, that has the most focused following. Always something new and always something for each age level.

 

This week Paula Clare provided music with something to appeal to everyone!  

We are looking forward to having Paula’s music at the CLT Summer Party and Auction THIS Thursday evening from 6 to 9 at the Nordic Lodge.  Check out the link for more details and join us. (We throw a great party!)

As for the next market…Please come on down this Friday morning, July 27th.  Tales and Tunes will be providing the music (More participatory fare for the kids of all ages) and there will be a chance to learn more about the Girl Scouts of TODAY…They have been heading in some pretty exciting directions!  And, as has been deliciously true in past seasons, Narrow Lane Orchard is due to join us from now until the end of the summer!

 

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