A minimum of five vendors will be setting up for business at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the , 26 North St. when the for its second season.
Two anchors of the 2011 farmers' market season will be returning this year. The organic family owned Langwater Farm of Easton, Langwaterfarm.com and Wards Berry Farm of Sharon/Foxboro, also family owned, wardsberryfarm.com, will be returning with their seasonal fresh produce.
Joining them will be Garden Farms of Bellingham with gourmet jams, jellies, relishes and mustards and Big Sky Bread of Watertown with a variety of artisan breads. Wild Daisy Soap is a vendor from Walpole whose soaps are made of all natural products without artificial additives or preservatives.
Annie B’s Farm in Cumberland R.I. has expressed a desire to participate but it is uncertain whether this bee keeper will bring honey to the market on May 31. Although the anchor farms plan to appear at the market weekly, other specialty vendors may do so as well or may appear just on opening day. There may be others joining at a later date. Information and guidelines for vendors can be found on the First Parish website: www.firstparishmedfield.org
Green leafy vegetables and asparagus are coming into season, as are strawberries so it is a good time to enjoy what these farms have to offer early in the season and to anticipate new produce monthly. Buyers should also be prepared to sample the other specialty items being sold.
The location is convenient and there is plenty of parking in the rear of the church. Wondering if your favorite vegetable or fruit and berries are in season; check out the websites for the farms and now you may visit the farmers market on Facebook.
Community organizations are also invited to participate with sales items and/or promotional materials. In 2011, the library sponsored a table for used books and Medfield Green often participated with herbs, produce and information. Groups will be contacted soon to encourage their participation. If your group or organization is interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-359-6581.
The market, sponsored by First Parish, will be held each Thursday through October 11 from 2-6:30 P.M. Interested vendors may call Sandra at the church office 508-359-4594.