Ashland Farmers Market goes green with Sustainability Day June 22

Suzie Meeker makes art with kids at the Ashland Farmers’ Market Kid’s Corner. Over 1400 people attended Opening Day last week. Photo/Submitted

Suzie Meeker makes art with kids at the Ashland Farmers’ Market Kid’s Corner. Over 1400 people attended Opening Day last week. Photo/Submitted

Ashland – Clover Food Truck from Cambridge will bring their innovative, fresh, vegetarian fare from to the Ashland Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clover’s mission is in line with the mission of the Ashland Farmers Market, to provide fresh, local food.

Also making their debut at the market, home-made Evergreen Ice Cream, made in small batches using local ingredients, will offer some unique flavors like maple bacon and maple habanero for adventurers. Alfafa Winery will offer wine tasting, and Garden Farms will provide locally made gourmet jams, relishes, mustards, and grilling sauces. Seasoned and Spiced will be on hand with Indian food tastings.

As part of the Sustainability Day, visitors are encouraged to bike to the market, then join the Tour de Ashland bike ride. A short family-friendly ride departs at 9:30 a.m. and an intermediate, 10- to 15-mile ride departs at 10:30 a.m. Both rides begin and end at the Ashland Farmers’ Market. While at the market, visitors can meet with Steve the Bike Guy for a quick consultation and tune up and stop by the Market Managers’ tent for Landry’s Bicycle coupons. There will be chances to learn about worm composting, solar energy, water and energy conservation, and vegetable gardening in small places as well as to participate in a free raffle for rain barrels.

Kids can check out chickens from Natick Community Organic Farm and make art from recycled materials. Jesse Hanson, Ashland’s own multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter, will perform at the music stage.

The market offers a SNAP Matching Program, doubling tokens up to $10 per person each week. This means that weekly SNAP shoppers can spend an additional $40 a month on breads, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, poultry and cheese — even vegetable and herb seedlings. Some farm vendors at the market will also accept WIC and Senior Coupons.

Ashland Farmers Market is a fun family destination each Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. 19. To volunteer to help, email info@ashlandfarmersmarket.org or visit the Market Managers tent. To sign up for eNewsletters of weekly events and specials and for more information, visit www.ashlandfarmersmarket.org.



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