Manchester Farmers’ Market to Open for Season
The Manchester Farmers Market announces opening day for their 16th season on Thursday, May 26. The market will be hosting some exciting events, musicians, and activities for kids this year. In this producer-only market at Adams Park in downtown Manchester Center, vendors offer a great selection of local vegetables, fruits, breads, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods and handmade crafts, including a variety of vegan and gluten-free foods. Everything is produced locally by the people who sell them; customers are encouraged to ask about the products.
New faces this season include Wildwood Berry Farm, Tall Cat Coffee Roasters, Momma Marie Doggie Treats,and Filthy Farmgirl Soap, to name only a few. Folks will also be happy to see Earth Sky Time, True Love Farm, Clearbrook, Nana Kay’s Bakery and Consider Bardwell back for another season, along with many others.
For kids, there’s Art Farm, an agriculture-inspired activity tent, starting up on June 16. Children can learn how to make foods like ice cream and butter from scratch, plant herbs, and craft with fruits and veggies. Art Farm will be offering the popular Power of Produce Clubduring the month of July for the second season, to all kids age five to 12. Each week, kids will be given a $2 coupon to use on any fruit or vegetable at the market. They’ll also get a booklet that will allow them to keep track of their choices and how many weeks they’ve participated. Kids are encouraged to try a sample of a local fruit or veggie each week: this program is 100% free!
The market will run until October 6. They’ll be open every Thursday, rain or shine, from 3 to 6 p.m. They accept Debit, Credit, EBT, Crop Cash and Farm to Family coupons. There is ample parking; look for our parking lot signs or park on the street next to the market. Contact Krysta, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-470-4237 for details about the market and its programs, or visit manchesterfarmers.org.