Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Local business Seafood Express brings variety of products to Farmers Market each week.
Looking for top choice, fresh seafood for your Sunday dinner? Then you'd better get to the Wilmington Farmers Market early. Seafood Express offers a long list of fresh items each week at the market, but by the time the afternoon ends, the list has dwindled significantly. As a result, the company offers an e-mail list that provides the opportunity for customers to place orders in advance. "It is good to get here early," said Cheryl Faro of Seafood Express. "People love that (pre-order) feature so they don't have to get here and find out it's sold out. They can plan their meal."
Monday, July 16, 2012
From sweets to breads, The Danish Pastry House has Farmers Market customers covered.
For Matt Raskopf, every day is a learning experience. Raskopf works the Wilmington Farmers Market booth for Watertown business The Danish Pastry House, which brings breads, pastrys, and cool drinks to customers every Sunday. "Just working for them for a month, I've had the experience of getting to try some foods I've never had before and making dishes I've never had the chance to make," said Raskopf. "It's really just heightened my awareness of what good food can be and how easy it is to make when you do that."
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Bountiful Basket Farm offers fresh eggs and other products on a weekly basis.
Last year, Amanda Munsie was the Wilmington Farmers Market manager. This year, she's happy to spend her Sundays just chatting with customers. Munsie is a Wilmington resident and is the owner and operator of Bountiful Basket Farm. Each sunday morning and afternoon she sells fresh vegetables, eggs and more at her hometown market. "I love to talk and be with people," said Munsie. "It's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon."
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday marked the start of an extended season for the Wilmington Farmers Market, which is open until the end of September.
Throngs of residents enjoyed a sunny Sunday at the Wilmington Farmers Market, which opened for the season on Father's Day. There was a solid crowd from the time of the opening bell at 10:30 until the market closed at 1:30 p.m. In addition to the host of vendors, there were also performances from Wilmington Dance Academy members. That included a flash mod early in the day, which Wilmington Patch will provide video coverage of on Tuesday. Thanks to a recent decision by the Board of Selectmen, the Farmers Market will now be open through the end of September on a weekly basis.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Longer season, some vendor changes are in store for patrons this year.
Year one was a success for the Wilmington Farmers Market. Starting on Sunday the group hopes to make sure that year two is even better. The Farmers Market opens its season on Sunday, open from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the Swain Green, which is located across the street from Town Common. “I’m really excited,” said Farmers Market president Dana Burnham. “We’re getting a lot of people who are asking about us and when the market opens. Last year we had to do a lot of publicity because it was our first year. This year people are waiting for the season to start. It’s a big change, and it’s an exciting change.” Burnham said one of the learning experiences from last year has been finding the vendors that the community wants. While last year there …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Board of Selectmen made approval at Monday meeting.
The old expression goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The Wilmington Farmers Market certainly wasn’t broken. But the group received a pair of fixes it expects will boost business even more in its second year following a successful opening summer. Board of Selectmen members unanimously approved an extended season and earlier start time at Monday night’s meeting. With the change, the market will begin on June 17 and run until September 30, rather than closing for the year at the end of August as was the case in 2011. In addition, the hours of the market will be 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. instead of beginning later in the day as was previously the case. “My inclination is to handle it in a similar way that we did last year,” said …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Wednesday, June 29.
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