Petersham Friday Market returns

  • Petersham Common —Deborrah Porter

Published: 6/3/2019 9:40:21 PM

PETERSHAM — The Petersham Friday Market returns to the town common from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 7 featuring local produce, meat and eggs, craft items and healthcare information.

Northampton band Lunar Carnival will provide the first performance of the market’s 20-week live music series.

A dozen local vendors offer organic and other produce from local farms and within the Pioneer Valley. Offerings include started plants of many kinds, locally raised meat, chickens, local eggs, baked goods, home-baked dog cookies, local honey, handmade soaps and other craft items.

Friday Market vendors vary weekly and include Petersham’s Chimney Hill Farm and Sweetwater Farm (organic produce, meat), The Little Chicken Factory (mobile chicken coops), Bob Hayward’s local garlic, Pick and Shovel Farm (plants and produce), Kiwi Meadows Farm (organic produce), Rick Wilkey (Valley produce) and other local growers. Dry Brook Garden offers tubers and cut flowers. Starfire Bakery and Sweet Cottage Farm bring baked goods. Elzire’s Acre goat milk soap.

Other vendors offer greeting cards and wood carvings. Mindful Garden Farm also provides organic vegetables. The market is open without charge to both regular and occasional vendors and to information booths staffed by health care agencies and social services who share information about their programs.

The market relies on donations and grants to cover expenses. Petersham Friday Market music is offered with support from Heywood Healthcare, the Wild Geese Foundation, Petersham Cultural Council, town meeting voters, Petersham Grange 95 and from local donors.

The town common is handicap accessible. In appreciation for their organization’s support, up to 50 employees of Heywood Healthcare will receive a “Fabulous Five Dollar Coupon” on June 7 to spend at the market when they present their employee IDs at the Market Coordinator’s booth. For information, contact Roy Nilson at 978-724-6662 or by e-mail: fridaymarket@petershamcommon.com or visit www.petershamcommon.com.


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