Westborough Farmers Market prepares for June opening


Westborough Farmers Market prepares for June opening
Kristin Bradley will be the new manager for the Westborough Farmers Market, which opens on June 13 in a new location, Bay State Commons. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – Kristin Bradley can’t wait for June.

The owner of Canvas n Cup is taking on a new role – manager for the market, which opens on June 13 at Bay State Commons.

Bradley and the market’s planning team have been lining up vendors and planning programs since January.

“I am so excited,” she said.

On opening day, Bradley said there will be 28 vendors offering a wide variety of items – specialty mushrooms, microgreens, seafood from Jack’s, Stillman’s and Spiczka farms, the Bread Guy, the BORO Sugar Shack, Anzio’s Pizza and Gourmet Bake, among others.

In addition, there will be free face painting for the kids, cornhole, live music from Antarctica and Speedy Slug.

Some new initiatives will also begin on opening day, said Bradley.

The “POP” program will give younger shoppers a chance to learn about budgeting and good nutrition. Each child attending the market will receive $3 in “pop bucks” so they can purchase fruits and vegetables, or save the bucks for a future purchase at the market. If children take part in an activity, they can earn more “pop bucks.”

Those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits may also shop at the market.

Food vendors having leftovers at the end of the day may leave them in the food pantry’s shopping cart. The food pantry will take these items and distribute them to its clients.

Vendors and activities will vary during the season. Bradley said there will be vendors for bone broth and tea, children’s products, clothing and more. The list will be updated weekly and be available on the market’s website and Facebook pages.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with various tasks at the market.

The farmers market will run on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. from June 13 to Oct. 17, and is a program of the Westborough Rotary Club.

For updates or more information, visit www.facebook.com/westborough.farmers.market.

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