Abundantly Summer!

Friday, July 26, 20191 A hours

This week you’ll find a “tour” of photos from around our market green. Volunteers helping out, vendors engaged with customers, shoppers in every corner, conversations across the market….Summer is rolling along.  .

And remember – Our Credit/Debit/SNAP/Bonus Bucks program is up and running  each week.

 

Julie is on hand (next to the Market Table), happy to offer information and answer any questions.

First stop – our VOLUNTEERS….

 

And now around the market green…From Burnside Acres with all those newly picked vegetables to Meadowbrook Inns array of dishes to Perspectives lemonade to Great Harvest‘s baked goodies…

 

Audrey’s Creations and Vicki’s Jams and Jellies (bacon to name just one variety) greeted shoppers as they rounded the corner…

Teddy’s Griddle was serving up deliciousness (aromas were wafting), Stoney Hill was ready with their local, famed meats, Sweet Pea Farm stayed cool with fresh greenery and flowers.

Pickily and Sand Hill Cove photography engaged shoppers as they strolled along our shade-blessed corner.  Is-a-bella’s unique bracelets were on display as well…

There was the Craft opportunity found in the Art-under-the-Big-Tree section of the market (always something different) and a nearby photo op at our CLT Face-in the Hole….so many places to stop!

There may not be photos to show, but Ninigret Oyster Farm, Pop on the Block, and Pure Haven Essentials were on hand, busy serving customers.

All the while Mark Hinkley played his keyboard with a range of music to please every shopper.  If you had a request, Mark was at the ready!

Visitors this week included URI’s Water Testing team, always an important part of our market at some point in the summer.

They shared the visitor spotlight with the Boy Scouts (Narragansett Council) who set up an archery area at the edge of the market. Target practice, anyone?

There’s a new section on our blog… “Discover something new about….”.  Each week you’ll find 2 or 3 featured farmers or vendors or volunteers.  Learn something new,  something that you might not have gotten from conversations at their booth each week…We begin with….

“Discover something new about Kelley Kreations”….This came from family member Susan Scotti, Kelley Kreations Pottery is a family business. Whether working at the markets or designing and making the pieces, it’s fun to do it together. We make nature inspired functional and sculptural ceramics and like to add a touch of whimsy wherever we can. We love to give back, on the local level, by participating in the Empty Bowls events to raise money for the food bank, and raising money for the International Rhino foundation, on the global level.”

And across the way “Discover something new about…The Lazy K Ranch”. Aside from being home to the beloved Gandolf and Carl, here’s more: Alan and Ann Kinsley run a small family fiber farm in West Kingston, The Lazy K Ranch, which offers Alpaca fiber socks, gloves, hats, mittens and designer yarn. This breathable and sustainable material is soft and insulating. Gandolf and Carl, two affable alpacas from the farm, travel each week to the farmers’ market wearing their “born in” alpaca attire.

What to look forward to this coming Friday, August 2nd?   For music we will have Farm Dog, “traditional and original material with an old timey feel”….We look forward to their time with us every summer.

The archery session with the Boy Scouts was a hit….and they are on target to join us again this Friday…so aim to be there!  You can learn more about the Boy Scouts

One more thing….RI Land Trust Council sponsors RI Land Trust Days every year as summer moves toward fall.  This year the kick off event is a hike on one of CLT’s treasures: The Sprague Property in Carolina.  Friday, August 9th is the date, 6 o’clock is the time.  If you’ve not visited this newly acquired property, you are in for a treat!  Free, open to all, and refreshments too!6 land trust days

As always, the Charlestown Land Trust Farmers’ Market is the kind of market it is because of the community spirit that prevails.  Join us each Friday during the summer!

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