Every Tuesday from 3 to 6, we have set up our little table and sold fresh brown and tinted eggs from healthy happy hens, at the farmer’s market about five miles from our farm. Our eggs are free range and truly local!
There are lots of hugely talented local craftepeople and artistsrepresented at the market, as well as other farmers offering started vegatables and flower garden plants. Last week there were more vendors there than ever before — there was handmade soap from Ashfield, a local farmer from Ashfield selling organic eggs (ours are not organic anymore… but that is a post for another day) knitted goods, children’s clothing, slate paintings, watercolors, dressed-up canvas tote bags, and jewelry. There were even little cactus plant babies for sale!
We sold a lot of eggs last week — many, many thanks to everyone who bought eggs. And HELLO to all of the folks who took business cards and promised to buy eggs next week.
It is a great opportunity to talk to producers and learn about the food that you are consuming, and the plants that you intend to grow, and the artwork that is created by locals, depicting local scenes. Buying local means the products are fresher, and you keep your money in the local economy. Are you watching your food miles?
The Guiding Star Grange Farmers Market anticipates more local vendors next week, and is offering a great family day of free events on Tuesday the 17th of June. Stop by on your way home from work and pick up fresh local asparagus. tomatoes, rhubard, preserves, eggs, and much more as the growing season progresses.
June 17th Family Day
Guiding Star Grange Farmer’s Market
401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
Hula Hoops by Shenandoah + Bracelets by Barbara
FREE: Face painting and Plant-a-seed for kids 3-6pm
FREE: Karen’s Dance Studio demonstration 4:30-5:30pm
Space available at no charge to farmers, artisans and crafters; Call Ruth at 773-7466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org