UPDATED, Sept. 16: The Arlington Farmers' Market, managed by Patsy Kraemer, has reopened for its 24th year at 29 Mystic St., Russell Common lot, and continues Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 6:30 p.m.
From the market Sept. 15 newsletter: "Just six more weeks for the farmers' market. Last market is Oct. 27.
"Flats Mentor Farm returning to the market today. Lovely exotic greens.
"Last week's for corn and peaches. Squash, brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, kale all in abundance. Plus apples in varieties galore.
"Check out the Elixirs at Gumption. Unique.""
Alphabet soup saves dough
Look for the vendors displaying SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and HIB (Healthy Incentives Program) signs in their booths. HIP allows a monthly cap of up to $40, $60 or $80 (based on family size) back on your EBT card when you use SNAP to buy healthy, local fruits and vegetables from HIP farm vendors. No signup is necessary; automatically part of and added to SNAP account when used. Call the Council on Aging at 781-316-3400 for more information.
Parking in the town lot is no longer free. See the signs and pay stations for payment methods, now including online.
There will be no Covid-related restrictions at the market this year, except one: Please wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated.
Some of our farm vendors will be offering a CSA (community-supported agriculture) service or a preordering service. As follows:
- Chestnut Farms: Online ordering via www.chestnutfarms.org
- Kimball Farm: Online ordering via www.kimballfruit.farm
For more info, including a list of this year's vendors, please visit the market web page.
The Select Board approved the event at its Monday, May 10, meeting.
--There will be no Covid-related restrictions at the market this year, except one: Please wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated.
-- Some of our farm vendors will be offering a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) service or a preordering service.
This news announcement was published Friday, May 7, 2021, and updated Sept. 16.
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