Friday, August 20, 2010

Salem Farmers’ Market Celebrates MA Farmers’ Market Week

The Salem Farmers’ Market is celebrating Massachusetts Farmers’ Market week August 26 with a series of events. There will be a cooking demonstration by local chef, Tony Bettencourt of Sixty2 on Wharf with a guest appearance by Jenny Johnson of TV Diner and music by cellist Simon Linn-Gerstein.

Scott J. Soares, Commissioner, MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources and Julia E. Kehoe, Commissioner, MA Dept. of Transitional Assistance will attend to officially recognize the market for the implementation of the SNAP Program. The market is now a participant in the SNAP program and accepts the EBT card at the market. Mayor Driscoll and State Representative Keenan will also join in the events recognizing MA Farmers’ Market week at the Salem Farmers’ Market.

The Salem Farmers’ Market is every Thursday through October 21 from 3 – 7 p.m. in Derby Square on Front Street. Farms at the market include: Clark Farm, First Light Farm, Gibney Gardens, the popular Salem egg farmer Maitland Mountain Farm, Long Hill Orchard, Simone Farms, Wally's Vegetables, Flats Mentor Farm, Cider Hill Farm, and West River Creamery. Non-farm vendors include: Rowand Seafood, Rowell Fishing Company (the Danvers lobsterman), Ellies Salad Dressing, Rawberts Organic, Coven, When Pig’s Fly and Salem Soapworks as well as numerous rotating art vendors.

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