BELLOWS FALLS >> The Bellows Falls Farmers' Market will be held every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning this Friday, June 3, and continuing through Sept. 16. Fresh produce and vendor goods will be available for purchase, accompanied by family-friendly activities in the Hetty Green Park, just off Westminster Street and behind TD Bank on the corner of Church Street and School Street.
Directions can be found on the BFFM website at www.bffarmersmarket.com.
Joseph Sawyer, president of BFFM, wrote the market's mission statement which reads, in part, "We are the Bellows Falls Farmers Market Cooperative, founded in 2003, on the belief that a great food system leads to a resilient, healthy, thriving community. We are building a cross-Connecticut River collaborative of farmers, educators, artisans and families. It is through this grand undertaking that we shall build a sustainable community that will nurture our children, their children and their children's children."
Visitors can expect to find fresh vegetables and fruit, local meats, cheese, bread and baked goods, eggs, pickles, jams and jellies, coffee, chocolates, soap, handcrafted jewelry, local artisans and live music. The Bellows Falls Bike Project will even offer bike-powered smoothies.
According to Hartigan and Hawkins, who manage the market, "We think it's the perfect way to end the week with your family and friends while supporting local vendors and creating community. Sustainably-raised food, artisan goods, and free live music and activities for children in a beautiful environment ... who could ask for more?"
Vendors will be Harlow Farm, Mountain Mowings Farm, Precision Valley Coffee Roasters, Aroma Catering VT, Sawyers Artisinal Cheeses, Butternut Bread & Brownies, Mystic Image Jewelry, Joanna Alix Watercolors, VT Country Baby handcrafts, and Daddy's Girl Soaps. Livewater Dairy Farm will be an occasional Day Vendor, as will Stacy Babb, with herbal products, Pioneer Bean Co., and Earth Creations. Other market offerings may include cooking and how-to demonstrations.
Opening day music is provided by Walter Gomez Tucci.