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Farmers’ Market – Open for the Season!

BTLT_2016 Market Poster_small for emailJoin us tomorrow, May 7 for the first Farmers’ Market of the season!

Our much-loved Saturday Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring Farm property, opens for the season on May 7.  The annual opening of the Market marks the return of spring and continued strong support for local agriculture.

This is the Saturday Farmers’ Market’s 17th year at Crystal Spring Farm. The variety of vendors and beautiful location have made the Market extremely successful, both as a place for people to get all that is fresh for the season from local growers, as well as to get together with community and neighbors to enjoy the remarkable space protected by the Land Trust. The Land Trust started the market in 1999 as part of its mission to promote local agriculture.  We wanted to provide a low cost retail outlet where local farmers and producers could sell their goods.

“We are looking forward to another wonderful season at our busy Farmers’ Market. This year we are excited to welcome two new vendors to our stellar lineup: Hootenanny Bread and Pine Tree Poultry. We are also pleased to show off the beautiful artwork of local high school student, Galen Gaze, which is featured on our poster to promote this year’s market,” said Market Manager, Jacqui Koopman.

Early morning shoppers should take note:  Vehicular and pedestrian access to the market will be restricted to vendors only until 8:30 a.m. when the market opensNo early birds, please!

This change was initiated last year and resulted in improved safety in the parking lot and vendor areas, and supported our vendors by allowing them sufficient time to set up their booths.  Parking is always challenging at this Market, customers are encouraged to bike, carpool, take a taxi, come in their smallest car, and shop efficiently when the lot is full.

The Market is open every Saturday at 277 Pleasant Hill Road in Brunswick, between 8:30 and 12:30, from May 7 through November 5.  Visit www.btlt.org/farmers-market to find out more about the Farmers’ Market.