Summer in Full Swing

1 A hours Friday, August 9, 2019

The lush abundance of this season!

Fruit? Veggies? Meats? Shellfish? Side Dishes? Locally Made Items? Music? Children’s Activities? Alpacas (with long eyelashes)? They’re here awaiting you!

Much anticipated Narrow Lane Orchard has joined us with blueberries, peaches, nectarines, and this funny little peach called a Saturn…It really does look like the rings around that planet – and the flavor is out of this world!

Music at our market always draws an audience…and among the most uninhibited watchers are the children. One can observe them bouncing or twirling or jiggling along to the tunes.  This week  Tom Burgess doubled as guitar player/vocalist and Pied Piper.

Consistent with CLT efforts to care for the land, the water table and surrounding natural resources, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, a visiting non profit, fit right in.  They showed up with information about renewable energy and AN ELECTRIC CAR for close viewing.   Several conversations were had as visitors stopped to inquire…

And a good deal of interest surrounded the car!8 electric car

Just down the way there was talk of clean, safe well water, a subject dear to the heart of locals. Water Testing people were on hand to offer valuable info.8 J well water

What else at the market? For one we had dishes and condiments from Meadow Brook Inn, with assistance from Martine.8 Meadowbrook 2

Logan got a workout selecting oysters, little necks and steamers from Ninigret Oyster Farm.  There were chowder clams too for stuffies or your own version of chowder.8 Logan at work

8 J rainbow produceSweet Pea Farm offered vegetables wreathed in a rainbow of flower arrangements.

 

 

 

 

This week  “Discover something new about Burnside Acres Farm…Burnside Acres, a mainstay farm at our market, has been a farming site since the 1700s when the property was owned by the Browning family. At present it is a 20 acre working farm, one of very few still found along the RI south shore. John Jackson and Vicki Lepree live in the circa 1750 farmhouse (once used as a post office and general store) and for the past 42 years have utilized increasingly modern farming practices along with the overall hard work required. The farmland, just the other side of the Charlestown line, has been put into conservation through the South Kingstown Land Trust.

Then head over to “Discover something new about Pickily…” Sam Chesebrough, creator of the Pickily line of crunchy, summer vegetables, knew a good thing right from the start. Inspired by his grandmother’s recipe for pickled cucumbers he has gone on to create a whole line of taste sensations. Sam, husband and father of three young children, has worked in marketing and food related fields over the years. Moving back from the city with his family he has shifted direction and focused on perfecting a line of delicious, briny vegetables. His children’s favorite pickled treats? The cucumbers and cauliflower. Mine? The pickled mushrooms. It’s his first year at our market…Stop by, sample, and make your decision!

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This coming Friday, August 16th we will be joined by the South County Art Association as well as URI Master Gardeners with another opportunity to gain soil testing information. Tunes and Tales with the Crone Tones will be on hand with instruments for audience participation.  You won’t want to miss this!

 

 

 

 

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