ACTON – The Acton Farmers Market is experiencing a revitalization but needs the support of the community if it is to thrive.
The Farmers Market opens on Tuesdays, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 3563 Sierra Highway in Acton (the empty lot next to Crown Valley Pharmacy). The Acton Farmers Market runs through October 14.
Several vendors have recently joined, and more are on the way. The vendors include:
Abundant Earth Farms – Produces organic worm castings, which enrich garden and potting soil with dramatic improvements in crop yields and plant vitality.
Bee Charmer Soap Company – All natural soap hand made in small batches using vegetable oils, herbs, botanical extracts, essential oils, goat milk, and local honey. Free of synthetic dyes or fragrance oils.
Caralina’s Collections – Casual handmade clothing for the beach, cruise, vacation, or just relaxing. Hats, linen pants, flowing silk tops, and more.
CJ’s Organic Farm – Selling certified organic, heirloom, non-GMO fruits, vegetables, potted herbs and vegetable starts, and organic eggs.
Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales – Fresh, handmade tamales, including chicken, pork, beef, chili cheese, sweet pineapple, sweet corn, and veggie.
Free gardening class this Tuesday!
Acton Farmers Market is hosting a free Fall/Winter Gardening Class this Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.
CJ’s Organic Farm and Abundant Earth Farms will co-host a gardening class with tips on gardening in the coming season. They will cover what to plant in cooler weather, as well as how to build an inexpensive hoop house. There also will be a gardening project for kids. Raffle prizes will include organic potted herbs, organic worm castings fertilizer, and all natural soaps.
A farmers market is a venue for fresh, local produce and other products, and provides a direct link between the community and farmer. Ideally, it should reflect the unique supply and demand of the location, and cannot survive without the support of the community.
Now is the time to make suggestions on what you would like to see at the Acton Farmers Market. Contact Karen Stueve at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas. For more information, visit the Acton Farmers Market on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ActonCAFarmersMarket.