Warm and Welcoming – with a Summer Breeze….(and an Upcoming Contest – Scroll Down!)

Friday, August 3, 2018

Every now and then, perhaps quite often actually, there is a new piece of information to be noted about one of the products or  vendors at our market.  For example, Great Harvest, maker of those multigrain breads and fresh fruit squares that people wait in line to purchase?  They use grains that are actually milled at their bakery in North Kingstown!…  Yes, locally ground flour!  The concept of “whole grain” takes on another dimension….(Your taste buds will have already informed you about the deliciousness of it all.)

This week we welcomed a new product:  Sea Fresh -Composted Seaweed!  Many locals of yesteryear availed themselves of seaweed from our extensive coastline and spread it across their garden patch each fall to enrich the soil for the coming season.  Raymond Xavier has been following his “recipe” for making seaweed compost over in Matunuck.  Find it at our market!


Thank you to Peter Weremay for the music, music, MUSIC!  And while Peter played, young artists created, and… 







…and shoppers shopped: for fresh produce,



and products locally made.

The Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County, now in their 40th year,  joined us to share information about their many community enhancing services.










See that t-shirt fluttering in the breeze?

Take a closer look. If spring green is not your color, well then, what about this shade of blue?

Perhaps you like BOTH of the new t-shirt colors… Or maybe you are particularly fond of the original deep forest green shirt… We have them ALL at our CLT Market table.  So stop by and join the CLT fashionista scene!

For those of you who are Instagram users, this week is NATIONAL FARMERS’ MARKET WEEK, August 5-11, and there’s a photo contest going on.  Post your favorite image on Instagram with the hashtag #NationalFarmersMarketWeekRI, tag it with the name of our market and the farmer or vendor in your photo and submit….You’ll be eligible for the $50 Fresh Bucks prize to be used at any participating RI Farmers’ Market this season.  Check out Farm Fresh RI Instagram page.

One more thing! Shoppers are welcome to use their credit cards, debit cards and SNAP cards.  You’ll find these services right next to the CLT Market Table.  In addition Senior Coupons (available at the local senior centers) can be used for fruits and vegetables at our market.

This coming Friday, August 10th….be ready to hear music with Gerry Nicoletti.  We’ll have both the Girl Scouts AND the Boy Scouts with us.  And a particular local favorite – Dave from Save the Bay.  For those of you wishing to sample a savory South County Classic, stop at the Church of the Holy Spirit’s Annual Chowder Cook Off...We who are veterans of this market, never miss a chance to step over to the Church’s table to taste what’s cookin’.

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