Mark your calendars for June 26, when the Farmers Market of Plainville will be returning for its fourth season, giving residents easy access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats, fresh farmed eggs, breads, and more. The market will be held every Friday for 10 weeks in front of the Plainville High School on Route 10.
New this year, market hours will be extended to make it possible for commuters to stop by and grab some fresh produce and other market fare after work. Market hours will be Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m., from June 26 to Aug. 28. The first 25 families to arrive on opening day will receive a reusable farmer’s market tote bag.
The Farmers Market of Plainville will feature the following vendors in 2015:
- Bradley Mountain Soaps – New this year. Bradley Mountain Soaps produces high quality handmade skin products with carefully selected ingredients. They are delightfully packaged, and suitable for all ages.
- George Hall Farm – George Hall Farm, located in Simsbury will be offering a diverse selection of fresh, organic and naturally grown seasonal produce, including spinach, kale, beets, broccoli, greens, garlic, peppers, herbs, and more.
- Eaglewood Farms – Located in Barkhamsted, Eaglewood Farms will be selling beef and pork at the market from local herds grown using sustainable methods.
- Killam & Bassette Farmstead – From South Glastonbury, Killam & Bassette will be featuring fresh, high-quality produce, such as blueberries, raspberries, eggplant, squash, greens, and corn, and homemade jams and relishes.
- Confetti – Located on Farmington Avenue in Plainville, Confetti is a popular restaurant that serves Mediterranean cuisine. Confetti will be offering tasty wood-fired pizza from its Big Red Truck at the market.
Market VIP Vendors Dates:
- June 26: The Plainville Hunger Action Committee will be promoting the “Free Summer Meals Program” for the community at 3 p.m. with a few invited state and local celebrities.
- July 3: The Vital Life Center will be hosting two introduction yoga classes for children for the ages of 4 to 7 years at 3:30 to 4 p.m. and 8 to 12 year olds from 4:15 to 5 p.m.
- July 10: Come play and sing songs from around the globe with “Hands on Drumming.” They will present a family oriented drum circle with enough instruments for everyone to play along beginning at 3 p.m.
- June 26-Aug. 28: A dietitian/nutritionist volunteer from St Joseph’s College will be on site during our market season to distribute information and helpful hints for healthy recipes for preparing in season produce; Food Blog: livingnaturalena.wordpress.com
Linda Garcia, Market Master, along with volunteer, Lena Pietri invite everyone to come out and experience the Farmers Market of Plainville this year, “So many people have told me that they look forward to the market each summer, and they come back every Friday to do their shopping for produce for the week. I would love to see everyone in Plainville and surrounding communities take advantage of the market to get fresh food right here in Plainville and support our local farmers,” said Garcia in a press release from the Farmer’s Market.
Some weeks there will be entertainment at the market. Hands on Drumming will perform on Friday, July 10, and market-goers will have a chance to join in and experience the fun and connectivity of a drum circle. Other weeks will feature music from local performers and an entertainer teaching juggling, hula hooping, and jump rope.
For the second year, the Farmers Market of Plainville will be giving back to the community through a scholarship for a Plainville graduating senior who intends to major in agriculture, culinary or nutrition.
Local organizations that would like to promote themselves are encouraged to participate in the market. To reserve a week to set up a table at the market, organizations should contact Linda Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entertainers who would like to perform are also invited to contact Linda.
The market will be held in front of Plainville High School, facing East Street (Route 10), and shoppers will park in the parking lot in front of Plainville High School or on Robert Holcomb Way. There will be no parking on Route 10.
Follow the Farmers Market of Plainville on Facebook to get updates on the market each week. Find them at www.facebook.com/FarmersMarketOfPlainville.