ASHLAND – The Ashland Farmers Market opened for the season on Saturday, June 8.
Select Board member Joseph Magnani thanked everyone for attending the 8th annual opening of the market – “the place to be for MetroWest farmers markets.”
Magnani said it was the “people who come and support the vendors” that make the market so successful.
Magnani was not the only Select Board member at the market on Saturday, Steve Mitchell was the master of ceremonies with the market’s stage, and Yolanda Graves was seen shopping at the market.
Ashland Town Manager Herbert thanked the vendors who show up weekly to provide a “positive experience” for attendees.
“Several (vendors) have actually taken the time tomake a more permanent presence here in Ashland,” said Herbert. “Setting up brick and mortar stores here, and we really want to thank them for that.”
Attendees had plenty of vendors to choose from on Saturday. There were pastries, bagels, breads, cheese, wine, gelato, kabobs, crepes, etc and that was just the food.
There were flowers, candles, jewelry, and even more vendors to shop.
Ashland Town Manager Herbert also thanked all the volunteers who make the Market happen, especially the farmer’s market board.
“Finally I want to thank you the community. You are the ones who drive the support of the market,” said Herbert. “You are the ones who frequent the vendors. You are the ones who come and participate in all the activities. And you are the ones who talk about the Market, when you are out in MetroWest to all your friends, and you are the ones who create this wonderful experience we have here today and every Saturday during the summer.”
The Ashland Farmers Market is centrally located in downtown Ashland, across from Ashland Public Library. The market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Market schedule of special events this season:
6/22/19: Strawberry Day
6/29/19: Green Living Day
7/6/19: Jazz Brunch
7/13/19: Market Day
7/20/19: Health & Wellbeing Day
7/27/19: Market Day
8/3/19: Dog Day
8/10/19: Market Day
8/17/19: Market Day
8/24/19: Harvest Brunch
8/31/19: Market Day
9/7/19: Market Day
9/14/19: Ashland Kids Create
9/21/19: Market Day
9/28/19: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Day
10/5/19: Apple Day
10/12/19: Pumpkin Painting Party
11/23/19: Pre-Thanksgiving Market
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