WILMINGTON, MA — Healthy eaters rejoice!
At last night’s Selectmen’s Meeting, the Board unanimously approved the request of Dana Burnham, President of the Wilmington Farmers Market Association, to conduct the Farmers Market on Sundays, from June 14 to October 11. The Market, organized entirely by volunteers, will celebrate its fifth season, running for 17 consecutive Sundays.
Per the request of the Farmers Market Association, the Market’s hours of operation will change slightly for this upcoming season. Instead of being open from 10:30am to 1:30pm, the Market will be now open from 10am to 1pm. The Market will remain on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140-ish Middlesex Avenue.
According to its website, the Wilmington Farmers Market has a five-fold mission:
- To provide a place where community members can purchase fresh produce directly from local New England farmers
- To provide a diverse and interesting selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, and locally produced goods
- To educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture
- To partner with local organizations to promote education about healthy eating
- To provide a self-sustaining social experience and to foster a sense of community in Wilmington
Are you a food vendor? Artisan? Musical performer? Community group? Email the Wilmington Farmers Market at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can get a spot at the market! Follow the Farmers Market on Facebook and Twitter for updates from the group, and look for more articles on Wilmington Apple as Opening Day approaches.