UPDATED, Oct. 27: The Arlington Farmers' Market, managed by Patsy Kraemer, in its 24th year at 29 Mystic St., Russell Common lot, closed for the season after Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 6:30 p.m.
From the Oct. 27 market newsletter: "Patti the Knife Lady will be at the market today. Cyndi the Fish Lady will NOT be at the market.
"Many many thanks to all you terrific customers who have patronized the Arlington Farmers' Market this summer. You're the best - you keep us going.
"All the vendors and I are grateful for your business, your loyalty, and your good cheer! Best wishes for a healthy journey into 2022. See you then, on June 8.
"See you on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Same time, same place."
Happy Halloween from market co-founders Oakes Plimpton and Pat Smith, seen here in 1999:
For more info, including a list of this year's vendors, please visit the market web page >>
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, 2021, 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 Oct. 27.