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Oystergirl - Thu, Mar 24, 2016, 12:12 P
Attention Artists And Creative People! Great Falls Farmers Market 3rd Annual Poster Art Contest
We are looking for a colorful, eye-catching poster to advertise the Great Falls Farmers Market (Turners Falls) for the 2016 season. Winner will receive a $50 prize, and see their art displayed all over town!

Considerations: We will need to reproduce the poster; most of the posters for display will be sized at 8 ½ x 11 inches. Original artwork only please.

What you need to convey: Locally grown healthy food, fun atmosphere, community.

Details the poster must include:
Great Falls Farmers Market
2:00 – 6:00 pm Wednesdays May through October
Rain or shine
Avenue A, Turners Falls, near the Discovery Center
SNAP, WIC, and Senior Coupons accepted.

All entries must be received by April 18, 2016. Please send hard copies to Donna Francis, 130 Meadow Rd. Montague, MA 01351. Please put your name, address, phone, and email on the back of the poster. Digital artwork can be sent to greatfallsfarmersmarketturners@gmail.com. The contest is open to all artists.

Questions? Contact Donna at (413) 687-1288 or at the email above. Winner will be selected by members of the Montague Agricultural Commission.

For more information on the market or contest, please visit https://www.facebook.com/GreatFallsFarmersMarket/ or http://greatfallsfar...urners.blogspot.com/
 
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DonnaF - Mon, Oct 6, 2014, 9:20 A
Snap/ebt Now Accepted!
The Great Falls Farmers Market in Turners Falls is please to announce we are at last able to accept SNAP/EBT cards! Starting October 1.
The market runs every Wednesday until the end of the month, 2:00 to 6:00 pm, rain or shine.
 
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DonnaF - Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 9:01 P
Poster Art Contest!!
Attention Artists and Creative People!
POSTER ART CONTEST

We are looking for a colorful, eye-catching poster to advertise the Great Falls Farmers Market (Turners Falls) for the 2014 season.

Winner will receive a $50 prize, and see their art displayed all over town! Be the first in what will be an annual contest!

Considerations: We will need to reproduce the poster; most of the posters for display will be sized at 8 ½ x 11 inches. Poster concept and design and any artwork used must be original work.

What you need to convey: Locally grown healthy food, fun atmosphere, community.

Details the poster must include:
Great Falls Farmers Market
2:00 – 6:00 pm Wednesdays May through October
Rain or shine
Avenue A, Turners Falls, near the Discovery Center

All entries must be received by April 15, 2014. Please send hard copies to Donna Francis, 130 Meadow Rd. Montague, MA 01351. Please put your name, address, phone, and email on the back of the poster. Digital artwork can be sent to greatfallsfarmersmarketturners@gmail.com.

Questions? Contact Donna at (413) 687-1288 or at the email above. Winner will be selected by members of the Montague Agricultural Commission.
 
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DonnaF - Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 10:16 A
Vendors Wanted!
The Farmers Market in Turners Falls is seeking vendors for the 2014 season. The market is held every Wednesday, May through October, 2:00 to 6:00 pm, on the lawn near the Discovery Center (2nd St. and Ave A). We welcome locally grown or produced fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, syrup and honey, flowers, baked goods, wool, crafts, etc.

To learn more, please join us for a vendor meeting:
March 26, 7:00 pm
Public Safety Complex (Turners Falls Police Station) community room
180 Turnpike Rd, Turners Falls, MA

Sponsored by the Montague Agricultural Commission
Contact: Donna Francis greatfallsfarmersmarketturners@gmail.com or (413) 687-1288
 
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newbie - Wed, Jun 20, 2012, 12:07 P
No rain?????
Brain Poop. What are the hours please?????????
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 20, 2012, 9:16 A
No rain?????
This is our 8th market or the season and it has rained every Wednesday.. No rain in the forecast so stop by. If you get a little warm from today's heat stop by the Great Falls Discovery Center to cool off. They are open until 4 PM.
 
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clegg - Wed, Jul 20, 2011, 11:16 A
no rain
Both should be there, See Bob and Peter
 
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mickjen - Wed, Jul 20, 2011, 9:18 A
no rain
And like us on facebook!

http://www.facebook....rket/117342685014279

I want blueberries and corn!!!
 
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clegg - Wed, Jul 20, 2011, 9:04 A
no rain
No rain 3 weeks in a row. That has to be a record.
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 29, 2011, 2:30 P
no rain
No rain on a Wednesday. My goodness. Lots of vendors at today's market
 
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clegg - Tue, Jun 14, 2011, 2:28 P
Community Groups at Market
This week's market will include the monthly visit from Franklin County Home Care along with a representative from the new community gardens in Turners Falls.
As usual there will be plants, eggs, grass feed beef, crafts, soaps, local hot house produce, jams and maple products.
 
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clegg - Wed, May 4, 2011, 11:17 A
Unusual Vendor
Over the past few years we have had a few vendors selling unusual items but today we have someone planning to sell compost which I hear is some pretty good SH-T.
I promise that I don't make this sh-t, stuff, up.
 
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MCTV - Fri, Apr 29, 2011, 5:51 P
Opening Day
Opening Day
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Great Falls Farmers Market opens for the season on Wednesday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. The market is located on the corner of Second Street and Avenue A, next to the Great Falls Discovery Center.

Anyone interested in setting up can contact Don at 413-336-3648, respond through this MontagueMA.net website or email greatfallsfarmersmarketturners@gmail.com

Don’t let any bridge construction keep you away for the market. There is plenty of parking and easy access to the market area and a variety of vendors

 
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clegg - Wed, Oct 27, 2010, 8:50 A
Final Market
Today is the final farmers market of the season. Figures it would rain.
2-6 pm on the corner of 2nd St. and Ave A in Turners Falls
 
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clegg - Wed, Sep 15, 2010, 9:37 A
Another nice day.
Geezes Two weeks in a row with nice weather for the Farmers Market. That is a record for this year. Vendors start setting up about 1:00 pm and stay until 6;00 pm. However if you want some of Marge's baked goods you got to get the buy 4:45. She is usually sold out by then.
 
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clegg - Wed, Sep 8, 2010, 2:40 P
Great weather
Finally great weather for the farmers market. There is eggs, beef, jack-o-lantern pumpkins, fresh veggies and fruit along with baked goods and a back massage. The market will be going until 6;00 pm.
 
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clegg - Mon, Aug 9, 2010, 2:27 P
Community Health Center joining market this week
The Community Health Center of Franklin County, Montague City, will be providing free health care information and doing blood pressure checks at the August 11th Great Falls Farmers Market located at the corner of Avenue A and 2nd Street in Turners Falls in celebration of National Health Week

The second week of August each year is dedicated to recognizing the service and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost-effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people in the U.S. This year's commemoration is special because 2010 also marks the 45th Anniversary of the creation of the National Health Centers.
 
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clegg - Tue, Jul 27, 2010, 10:39 A
You can still get there.
The Gill/Montague Bridge has gone one way but the market is still at the corner of 2nd and Avenue A. If you are coming or going from any direction besides route 2 then the one way bridge will have no effect on you getting to the market. If you are coming from the Gill side then you will have to go home over the White bridge and cut through Greenfield. If you come to the market as far away as Erving, which I know folks do, then you will have to go home via Millers Falls.
Besides that it will be business as usual at the market with fresh local produce, eggs, grass feed beef, baked goods, fresh breads, crafts and a chair massage.
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 30, 2010, 2:18 P
Fresh Corn on the Cob today!!!
Fresh picked corn on the cob from Hadley is available while the supply last

3 ears for $1.25
6 ears for $2.50
Baker's Dozen for $4.75
There is also grass feed beef, eggs, rasberries, bread, pastries, crafts, chair massage, and numerous fresh veggies
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 23, 2010, 11:21 A
good Weather for a change???
Can this really be happening. A Wednesday market with no rain forecast for this afternoon.

It has rained on 6 of the previous 8 markets and another day it was so hot no one came out and Marge's famous sticky buns were real sticky.
Wonder how many vendors show up today? Stop by and find out.
 
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clegg - Sun, Jun 20, 2010, 7:42 P
Bucking Bull Farm Returns
A few words from Bucking Bull Farm.

Great to be back!
Thank you to all the grassfed beef enthusiasts! Bucking Bull farm will continue to bring meat, eggs, and veggies throughout the season. We have Hereford and Jersey (which some prefer for its yellow fat and flavor) all raised on pasture land free of chemicals. Although not certified we operate on organic principles. Our beef comes frozen and packaged for ease of cooking without icky styrofoam. Most steaks come two per pack
Here's a sampling of our products, prices subject to vary:

Ground approx.90% comes in 1lb, 1.5lb, and 2lb tubes - lb makes 4 patties $4/lb
With bone - beef short ribs 8 for $5, Porterhouse and T-bone $12/lb
Boneless ribeye $8/lb Sirloin steak $6
Sirloin tips and Kabobs for grilling $7
Liver steak $3

We also have steamship rounds and can cater your party with our homemade smoker using your meat of choice (chicken, pig, ribs, beef)

Alicia
 
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clegg - Sun, Jun 13, 2010, 12:12 P
Weather does not stop some vendors.
Even with the chance of lousy weather there are vendors selling plants, strawberries, preserves, beading crafts and yes a chair massage.
 
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clegg - Sat, Jun 12, 2010, 8:11 A
Sunday Market
Great Falls on Sunday
Sunday Jun 13, 2010, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Great Falls Farmers Market will be having it’s first in a series of 4 Sunday markets on June 13th from noon until 4:00 pm. on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A next to the Discovery Center in downtown Turners Falls. Interested vendors can contact Don at 413-336-3648 or just show up. As always there is never a waiting list to participate and the hours are flexible with set up time starting at 11:30 a.m. The next Sunday Market will be July 18th.

A trip to downtown Turners Falls that Sunday afternoon could be well worth your time. The Great Falls Discovery Center will also be open until 4:00 p.m. and the Turners Falls Fishway at Unity Park is open until 5:00p.m.
 
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clegg - Tue, Jun 8, 2010, 11:00 A
Surprise or two
If the weather turns out to be nice the Market might have a surprise or two for Wednesday, June 9 th and Sunday June 13th. Along with a great assortment of plants from many vendors, in season produce, Marge's famous sticky buns, Skinny Man's homemade breads, Dawn's Crafts, Firefly's egg, and Peter's jams we could have entertainment and chair massages. Yes you read that correct.
But you won't know unless you stop by.
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 2, 2010, 2:14 P
Market turn out
The Great Falls Farmers Market has 13 vendors presently set up So stop on by and also visit the Deerfield Valley Arts building right behind the market.
 
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clegg - Tue, May 25, 2010, 12:11 P
90 degrees
It is suppose to be 90 degrees on Wednesday for the Great Falls Farmers Market. Imagine that, a Wednesday that doesn't rain. Starting a 2pm on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A. in Turners Falls.

 
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BrooksBend - Mon, May 24, 2010, 10:02 A
Monday Market at Montague Grange
Today is the first day of the Monday Market from 3 - 7pm in front of the Montague Grange. Local farms offering eggs, greens, wool, and heirloom vegetable starts will kick off the first market of the season. This market is open during library hours, and is looking for vendors. Watch us grow!

If you would like to become a vendor at the Monday Market at the Montague Grange, email suzanne@brooksbendfarm.com


 
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clegg - Fri, May 21, 2010, 12:24 P
Keys found
A set of keys was left at the Great Falls Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 19th. If you lost your keys call Don Clegg at 413-336-3648 and describe them to me.
 
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clegg - Wed, May 19, 2010, 9:03 A
Rain or Shine
The Great Falls Farmers Market on the corner of Avenue A and 2nd street is always on Wednesdays and always rain or shine. New hours are from 2 to 6:00 pm.
And about the always on Wednesday thing. This year we are having four Sunday markets and the first one will be on June 13th from noon till 4:00 pm.

 
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clegg - Wed, May 5, 2010, 5:59 P
Opening Day May 5th
Thank you to the ten vendors that set up today and all the customers. And lets not forget to say thank you to the 8 Sheffield School students who played a lot of songs on the instruments they have been practicing on this school year. After the students left customers and vendors were chatting about how great it is to see the students having fun playing in front of a crowd. Steve Damon has promised to bring the students back to the market.
 
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clegg - Mon, May 3, 2010, 7:46 P
Opening Day May 5th
Fifth grade students from Sheffield School are planning on coming to the farmers market at about 4:00 pm and play a variety of instruments. Students played at the market last year and it was a whole lot of fun.
Thanks to Steve Damon the music coordinator/ teacher for GMRSD. We appreciate all his community work.
And it is suppose to be a beautiful day.
 
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clegg - Tue, Apr 27, 2010, 10:08 A
Opening Day May 5th
Great Falls Farmers Market opens up on Wednesday May 5th.
The market includes the sale of produce and plantings but also offers and encourages crafters, baked goods, meats both lamb and beef, fresh eggs, preserves and civic groups are always welcome to participate. Entertainment is frequently offered and there are a new variety of vendors almost weekly. Stop by and check-out this growing market. Special events, specials and vendor listings will be posted as they become available.
Located on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A. in Turners Falls, right next to the Great Falls Discovery Center. The market is held each Wednesday afternoon, rain or shine, from 2-6 pm.
The 2010 market season will also have 4 Sunday markets. They will be held on June 13, July 18, August 15 and the autumn market TBD. Those hours will be from noon until 4:00 pm.
For more information or if you wish to participate at any of the markets then contact Don at greatfallsfarmersmarketturners@gmail.com or sealeggsdrc1@gmail.com or call 413-336-3648

 
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clegg - Sat, Oct 24, 2009, 8:24 P
Customer Appreciation Day
October 28th will be the last market day of the season. Many of the vendors are joining with a appreciation for all your patronage this year. There will be cakes, melons, roasted chestnuts and more.
John again will dress up as the "aging rock star" and pass out treats.
If your child picked up a pumpkin and hasn't dropped it off yet then you still can on Wednesday.
See you October 28th then again on May 5th, 2010
 
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Sugarbush - Tue, Oct 20, 2009, 9:51 P
Pumpkin contest and last 2 weeks of Market
Pumpkins in October - what could be better? The weather we're having, for one, and I'd love to join in tomorrow with our Sugarbush Farm maple syrup! See you there!

 
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clegg - Tue, Oct 20, 2009, 11:23 A
Pumpkin contest and last 2 weeks of Market
For those parents that had their children decorate a pumpkin please drop those pumpkins off as early as possible on Wednesday, October 21st. The judging of the pumpkins will begin at 3:00 pm on October 21st and from 1:30 to 5:00 pm on October 28th.

On October 21 & 28 my friend John Donahue will be dressed up as an "aging Rock Star" and passing out candy and other treats to adults and children. Any one who knows John may be surprised to see him dressed up.

The Final Market Day is October 28th with Customer Appreciation Day. Many vendors will be showing their gratitude with free items and samples for all the support and patronage they received this Market Season.
 
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clegg - Tue, Sep 29, 2009, 6:43 A
Pumpkin Decorating - on more day to pick up pumkins
All school ages children can pickup a free pumpkin on September 30th , October 7th and October 14th at the Farmers markets . Decorate the pumpkin and return it by October 21st for prizes. All children submitting a pumpkin will receive a prize.
There are 3 vendors participating; Bob Johnson, Peter and Bloody Brook Farms. Also on October 21 and the last market day of October 28th there will be treats for the children. Some healthy such as apples and some not so healthy, like candy.

The market was very successful this year and we even had to extend our hours. Thank you to all the vendors who have participated this year and to all the customers. We had many first time vendors this year and many many faithful customers.

Also thank you to Montague Web works for adding this space to montaguema.net web site. Being able to post here has been a huge asset.

Thankyou,
Don Clegg
 
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clegg - Mon, Sep 14, 2009, 10:01 P
Neighborhood Market
You know what is one way to see that this Farmers Market has some unique and different vendors from years past. Well the girls from River Maple Farm don't get to the market until about 3:30 because they don't get home from school until after 2:30. Don't worry this doesn't interfere with any school work because they can be found doing their homework right here at the Market.
By the way their grass-feed beef is great and is only $5.00 for 2 pounds. That's right Just five bucks for 2 pounds.
 
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clegg - Wed, Aug 26, 2009, 11:15 A
Clarksdale Farm
Just found out that the Clarksdale Farm will be at the Great Falls Farmers Market today selling peaches and apples. I understand they have not been set up here for many years and this will be great opportunity to get some real fresh fruits from a very local source.
The market starts at 2:00 and is on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A.
 
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clegg - Tue, Aug 25, 2009, 9:32 P
More selections and changes
On August 26th we may have some more good selections. Last week New England Wild Edibiles set up selling mushrooms and the girls from River Maple Farm were selling beef. They both plan on returning this week. Also Leyden Lamb farm should be back this week along with the other 12 - 16 vendors that are setting up each Wednesday.
Don't forget the new hours of 2-6:00 pm with vendors staring to set up at 1:15.

Also check with Marge the sticky bun and whoppie pie lady. Her stuff is now available in town on the weekends. She will tell you where.
 
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clegg - Sun, Aug 23, 2009, 12:32 P
Winning Chances
Over these past few weeks The Great Falls Farmers Market has been offering a chance to win a box, basket, of donated items from some of the vendors that set up on the day of the drawing. On August 19th, this past Wednesday, we had that drawing and the winning customers were Meg Chapman and Rev. Ray Payne both of downtown Turners Falls

Listed are the donations and vendors. We will be having another raffle again in September. No purchase is required just fill out your name and telephone number.

Bob Johnson - potatoes
Back Door Bakery (Marge) - Chocolate cookies
Far Away Farm- fresh breads
GillBilly Farm - green beans and cucumbers
Peter Kretenger - apples and tomatoes
Lotus of the Nile (Rochleigh) - bath salts
bloody Brook Farm - Corn on the cob

See you on Wednesdays
 
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clegg - Tue, Aug 18, 2009, 9:01 A
Extended hours
Starting this Wednesday, Aug 19, through the rest of the Farmers' market season, Oct 28, the Great Falls Farmers Market will now be open from 2- 6:00 pm and an extra hour to shop and check out the market. Vendors can also start setting up as early as 1:15pm and break down by 6:30 pm.
This change was encouraged by the growing amount of vendors and the customers that have been shopping, browsing, and meeting up with neighbors.
Thank you the for your support to this market and thank you to the Montague Select Board which approved these extended hours on August 17th.

Don Clegg
 
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clegg - Wed, Aug 12, 2009, 3:53 P
Blood pressure clinic
Blood pressure clinic at the Farmers Market today along with 14 vendors mostly selling a wide variety of veggies. Plus there are both beef and lamb products today.
 
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clegg - Tue, Aug 11, 2009, 7:07 P
Chances
This week at the Great Falls Farmers Market, now don't tell me you don't know it is on Wednesdays right next to the the Discovery Ctr from 3 -6:00 pm, we are having a raffle. No purchase required. Just fill out your name and phone# and you could receive a nice basket of donated items from our many vendors.
Starting on Wednesday August 19th the market will be expanding the hours to 2- 6:00pm.
This market has grown so such this year and many customers have asked that we start early. Seems that some want to shop before the children come home from school just after 3:00 pm. Sounds like a plan to me. Back to school already.

 
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DonClegg - Tue, Aug 4, 2009, 11:56 A
Vendor Parking
Hello Vendors,

Sorry for the form letter to everyone. Well who would have thought that in one year we would have grown 4 or 5 vendors to as many as 19 set-ups which also included community organizations? The market has extended so far done Avenue A that we are now on DCR, Department of Conservation and Recreation property.
The Great Falls Discovery Center which is a DCR building and ground’s responsibility has no problem with any vendor setting up under the trees with tables, chairs and canopies but do not want any vehicles in that area or parked on the side walk behind the trees. I believe this is a reasonable request.
If and when you arrive and the Market area is filled up please remember that we can go two deep on the grass area in front of the brick building and also along Second Street. Actually being closer to the building may allow some vendors to utilize the electric hook-up on the outside of the building.
Sorry for any inconvenience this my cause you but I think this is problem no one could have foreseen and not a real big deal. I will be more then willing to help any vendor carry there items from either the parking lot or street area to where they will be setting up. Just remember if you arrive very late has some vendors have, well after 3:00 pm, then, this sort of situation may occur.

Thank you for your patience and we are known very well as a friendly market. We will keep it that way.

Don Clegg


 
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masibook - Sat, Aug 1, 2009, 11:11 A
MUFFINS, ICED TEA & FRESH EGGS!
2 stands set up today for few more hours offering muffins, iced tea & fresh eggs - old books across the street 50c each or 3 for a dollar - new stock recently added .
 
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masibook - Tue, Jul 28, 2009, 4:51 P
MONTAGUE CENTER FARMERS MARKET TODAY
FARMERS MARKET TODAY ON THE GREEN IN MONTAGUE CENTER 4:30 - 6:30 PM -
LOCAL EGGS FOR SALE NOW - MORE MAY ARRIVE - MEANWHILE, ACROSS THE STREET - DOLLAR BOOKS ARE NOW 50 CENTS EACH OR 3 FOR A DOLLAR.
 
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masibook - Sat, Jul 25, 2009, 8:39 A
MONTAGUE CENTER FARMERS MARKET
FARMERS MARKET TODAY ON COMMON IN MONTAGUE CENTER - local growers offering vegetables, greens, corn, eggs, chickens - 10 am - 1 pm. Old books across the street at $1 each or 6 for $5.
 
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DonClegg - Fri, Jul 24, 2009, 1:43 P
Vote for your favorite market
So far we are up to 43 votes. So again go to LocalHarvest and at the home page about half my down there is a selection that says ' "love your farmers Market'., then click on vote today. Go to the Massachusetts listing and the towns are in alphabetical order. Click on Turners Falls and the Great Falls Farmers Market selection is there.
Lets see how many votes we can get.
 
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clegg - Wed, Jul 22, 2009, 4:25 P
19 vendors
There are 19 vendors at today's market. Come on done. Avenue A and 2nd Streets until 6:00
 
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clegg - Fri, Jul 17, 2009, 1:01 P
The market is really growing.
Have you been to the Great Falls Farmers Market this year? Well if you haven’t you might be missing a fun shopping experience and some fresh locally grown produce. The variety offered at the market has increased considerably and there have been as many as 19 vendors offering a wide selection.

The market has included the sale of fresh produce and a wide selection of plantings but has also offered crafts, hand bags and accessories made from plastic bags, homemade soaps and lotions, dried and fresh flowers, fabulous baked goods, fresh breads, lamb products, grass feed beef, fresh eggs, preserves and now herbal teas. Civic groups are always welcome to participate and have been on a regular basis.

The Great Falls Farmers Market is located on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A. in Turners Falls, MA, right next to the Great Falls Discovery Center. The market is held each Wednesday afternoon, rain or shine, from 3:00pm until 6:00pm through October 28th. Entertainment is frequently offered and there are new vendors almost weekly.

Stop by and check-out this growing market.
 
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clegg - Fri, Jul 10, 2009, 12:52 P
New Vendors with lots of veggies
to Doktorwise.

Below is the add for the Farmers Market on the calendar section of this site. Hope you got a chance to check out the market. Thank you for asking about it


Farmers Market
Wednesday Jul 8, 2009, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(This is a recurring event which started Wed 5/13/2009 and goes through Wed 10/28/2009 )

The Great Falls Farmers Market is located on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A. in Turners Falls, MA right next to the Great Falls Discovery Center. The market is held each Wednesday afternoon, rain or shine, from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.

The market includes the sale of produce and plantings but also offers and encourages crafters, baked goods, meats, fresh eggs, preserves and civic groups are always welcome to participate. Entertainment is frequently offered and there are new vendors almost weekly.
Stop by and check-out this growing market

Special events, specials and vendor listings will be posted as they become available. Check out the MontagueMa.net cork-board for current information.
 
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JenAudley - Wed, Jul 8, 2009, 2:21 P
New Vendors with lots of veggies
Turners Falls Farmers Market at Avenue A and 2nd St., 3-6 pm, Wednesdays
 
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doktorwise - Wed, Jul 8, 2009, 10:12 A
New Vendors with lots of veggies
Sounds good, but where? When?
 
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clegg - Wed, Jul 8, 2009, 8:33 A
New Vendors with lots of veggies
Well let's hope the weather holds up today so the all the vegetables that are coming into the Market today don't wash down to the canal. Just got an inquiry from the Czajkowski Farm in Hadley about being able to set up today. They might be bring rasberries, blueberries, and a host of other items. If the weather holds we could have up to 18 vendors.
So stop by. a little rain won't hurt
 
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clegg - Mon, Jul 6, 2009, 6:31 P
Vote for your favorite market
As of today we are up to 41 votes and not yet cracked the top 100 Farmers Markets in the country. But there are still plenty of votes to be gotten.
So stop on by some Wednesday afternoon and check out all the new vendors. I might even show you how to vote. ( Localharvest.org scroll down to "Love your Farmers Market" then click on"Vote today " )
 
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clegg - Sat, Jun 27, 2009, 7:51 P
Vote for your favorite market
I checked out status in the contest we have 33 votes so far. If you get the chance go to LocalHarvest.com and click on vote today. on the home page. Let's see how many votes we can get. It would be great to crack the top one hundred
 
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clegg - Mon, Jun 22, 2009, 10:21 P
Vote for your favorite market
Ok after some trial and error there is an easier why to vote. go the localharvest.com and find the home page then look for a selection that says the following.

Love Your Farmers Market!
This summer, LocalHarvest and Care2 have joined forces to create a fun contest celebrating our love for America's farmers markets. Vote today!

Click on vote today and then click on Massachusetts. You will find the Great Falls Farmers market listed under Turners Falls. The cities are in alphabetical order.

We started out on Sunday with zero votes and tonight are already up to 27. I don't think we have a chance of winning put it would be great to end up in the top 100 of all the 1000's of Farmers Markets around the nation.
 
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clegg - Mon, Jun 22, 2009, 12:05 P
Vote for your favorite market
>Hello all,
>I got this forwarded to me and I hope you considered voting for the the Great Falls Farmers Market. Be care full when you vote that it is a for the market in Turners Falls not the one in Great Falls, Montana. Unless of course you liked that one better. Please forward this on to other contacts The Great Falls Farmers Market may not win but it would be great to have a good tally of votes.
>Thanks for all the support to our vendors
>
>Don Clegg

Hi, I just voted to help my favorite farmers market win $5,000 in the "Love Your Farmers Market" online contest, sponsored by <http://Care2.com>Care2.com and <http://LocalHarvest.org>LocalHarvest.org. Every vote helps promote local food, family farms and sustainable agriculture. Please help my farmers market win by voting today. Thanks!
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>The Love Your Farmers Market contest is sponsored by Care2.com and LocalHarvest.org. Vote today and help raise awareness of the importance of local foods, small farms, and community farmers markets in America. <http://www.care2.com...07.1245593695.955549>http://www.care2.com...07.1245593695.955549
>Care2 is the largest and most trusted information and action site for people who care to make a difference in their lives and the world. <http://www.care2.com>www.care2.com
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>LocalHarvest is America's most popular website for finding food grown close to home. <http://www.LocalHarvest.org/>http://www.LocalHarvest.org/
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clegg - Tue, Jun 16, 2009, 10:58 P
Lots of vendors
Last week, June 10th, the market had 15 vendors. That is an all time high in the history of this Farmers Market. So stop by and see for yourself the wide selection being offered. Opens at 3:00 pm and continues until 6:00 pm.
You know where!!!!!!!!!!!! Right next to the Discovery Center on Avenue A in Turners Falls.
 
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clegg - Tue, Jun 9, 2009, 9:11 P
Market Selections and Music
Well, last week I tired something different and many have commented on the wide verity offered at the market, so here goes again.. You will find these prices in some cases to be more reasonable than the large retail outlets.

Bob, the first vendor in line, will be offering Japanese cukes for $1.50. Bob's six packs of vegetables are just $2.50 and his flower six packs are $2.75. Bob will also be bringing tomatoes and his asparagus sold out last week.

Marge will be having her fabulous sticky buns for $1.25, mud pies for $2.00, cookies $1.00. Her mud or whoppie pie cupcake is $2.50. I gained a pound looking at it. Like I said last week and I was not the only one. Marge leaves at 5:00 pm so get there early.

Skinny the "bread man' offers a wide selection of fresh bread for $4.00 which includes raisin, oatmeal, wheat, garlic and a host of other choices'. So choices sold out early.

Firefly Farm is always there with farm fresh free range eggs for $3.00 per dozen.

Rachel is one of our newest vendors featuring organically grown perennials at $4.25 for the gallon size or 3 for $12.00. Rachel will also be bringing fresh lettuce for $1.50 per head. Last week Rachel had flower bouquets for $2.50 and they sold out. She is bringing them again. Last week a customer bought two and then sold one to the next guy in line because he needed to bring flowers to a performance of a school play

Peter will be offering tomatoes at $2.40 per lb. and cukes along with fresh asparagus. The asparagus sold out fast.

Lou's Upcycles offers a unique and really cool product made from plastic bags. I don't mean your normal Food City or Stop n Shop bag. These hand bags, wallets, bibs are made from potato chips bags, frito bags, cereal bags, you name Lou recycles it. You should check out her stuff. The handbags go for a reasonable $12.00. You can also bring those plastic bags to Lou so that they don't end up in a landfill.

Bucking Bull farm is always giving away a free sample of something they have grown so stop by. This week Alicia will be bringing in lettuce and radishes.

Fran is always there, if the weather is nice, and has a wide verity of house plants and garden vegetables

And for a special treat, if the weather holds some children from the Gill and Sheffield Elementary Schools will be there playing their musical instruments

So I hope this encourages some to come by and check out this growing mid-week market. Last week we had an all time high of 13 vendors or civic groups set up. Rain or shine the market goes on every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm and we are right next to the Discovery Center on Avenue A.

See you there
 
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clegg - Tue, Jun 2, 2009, 9:45 A
Selection and prices
I thought I would do something different and give everyone an idea of what is being offered this week and some of the prices that the vendors are charging. You will find these prices in some cases to be more reasonable than the large retail outlets.

Bob, the first vendor in line, will be offering Japanese cukes for $1.50. Bob's six packs of vegetables are just $2.50 and his flower six packs are $2.75

Marge will be having her fabulous sticky buns for $1.25, mud pies for $2.00, cookies $1.00 and a new item that sold out last week. Her mud or whoppie pie cupcake for $2.50. I gained a pound looking at it.

Skinny the "bread man' offers a wide selection of fresh bread for $4.00 which includes raisin, oatmeal, wheat, garlic and a host of other choices'.

Firefly Farm is always there with farm fresh free range eggs for $3.00 per dozen.

Rachel is one of our newest vendors featuring organically grown perennials at $4.25 for the gallon size or 3 for $12.00. Rachel will also be bringing fresh spinach at $2.00 per bag and lettuce for $1.50 per head.

Peter will be offering tomatoes and cukes along with fresh asparagus. The asparagus sells out fast.

Lou's Upcycles offers a unique and really cool product made from plastic bags. I don't mean your normal Food City or Stop n Shop bag. These hand bags, wallets, bibs are made from potato chips bags, frito bags, cereal bags, you name Lou recycles it. You should check out her stuff. The handbags go for a reasonable $12.00.

Bucking Bull farm is always giving away a free sample of something they have grown so stop by. Last time it was wild onions.


So I hope this encourages some to come by and check out this growing mid-week market. Besides last week's raining Wednesday there has been at least 12 vendors or civic groups set up. Wednesday 3 to 6:00 right next to the Discovery Center
 
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clegg - Mon, Jun 1, 2009, 8:55 P
Civic Groups at the Market
If you have come down to the Farmers Market this year then are familiar with Civic Groups setting up and providing information. This Wednesday, June 3rd, we have a real treat in store for you;

Peace Corps Information Table
Wednesday June 3, 2009
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Turners Falls Farmers Market
Great Falls Discovery Center parking lot
Avenue A & 2d Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376

Thinking about Peace Corps? Have questions about the application process? Want to pick up some literature? Interested in speaking with a recruiter?

Jennifer, RPCV Armenia and western Mass recruiter, will be at the Turners Falls Farmers Market ready to answer your questions and provide you with information about the Peace Corps.

Peace Corps is a 27 month, overseas, all expenses paid experience that will provide you with personal and professional growth. Volunteers serve in over 70 host countries around the world on projects in youth and community development, education, health, business, information technology, agriculture and environment.

Find out why people of all backgrounds and ages are joining the Peace Corps!

Visit www.peacecorps.gov to learn more!

If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to contact western Mass Peace Corps recruiter Jennifer Zeisler by email, jzeisler@peacecorps.gov or by phone, (617) 565-5542.

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////



Jennifer Zeisler
RPCV Armenia 2005-2007
Peace Corps Recruiter
617.565.5542
jzeisler@peacecorps.gov
 
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clegg - Tue, May 26, 2009, 10:23 A
So far so good
If you have had a chance to stop by the Market then you already know what an improved selection of products and a variety of vendors are joining this year. Last week, May 20th, the vendors were set up from 2nd street all the way to the Discovery Center front parking area.

We are having a raffle also for the next two weeks. So stop by, check out the new vendors and of course the few vendors that kept this market going over the years. And don't forget to fill out a free raffle ticket. You might just win a bunch of items donated from the vendors on June 3rd.
 
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JenAudley - Wed, May 20, 2009, 10:03 P
lots of new vendors
Today's Farmers' Market was really, really nice! There was asparagus and there were ramps (wild onions), as well as eggs, bread, other baked goods, etc.! A great variety of perennials, annuals, houseplants, and vegetable starts! Very reasonable prices! Come next week if you can!
 
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clegg - Wed, May 20, 2009, 4:27 P
lots of new vendors
And we just had two young men from town show up and start playing their guitars. plenty of choices and free entertainment.
 
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clegg - Wed, May 20, 2009, 4:22 P
lots of new vendors
Well there are 13 vendors set up today and that is the most in anyone's recent memory. We have fresh breads to go along with Marge's baked goods. There are 2 vendors selling eggs when last year we had none. There are plenty of flowers and vegetable plants along with crafts and Lou's Upcycle recycled bags.
So stop on by, we will be open until 6:00
 
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clegg - Mon, May 11, 2009, 9:23 P
New Vendors
Last week we had some new vendors. Here are two of them.

Firefly Farm from Montague Ctr was here selling range free eggs and had some chics to pet. Stop by and see Pinnie and Billye

Rachel's Everlastings, an Organic Flower Farm from Orange, was selling some beautiful arrangements and organic flowers. Stop by and visit Rachel, she had a very nice display of items.

Again if you want to become a vendor at the Farmers Market then just contact me through this site or greatfallsfarmersmarketturners@gmail.com
 
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clegg - Wed, May 6, 2009, 2:58 P
market has started
Well the Farmers Market is off and running with 10 vendors presently set up. There plants, eggs, maple syrup, crafts and lots of baked goods. So stop on by.
 
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clegg - Mon, May 4, 2009, 11:18 A
New vendors Opening Day
Listed below are a few more vendors that are planning on being at the Market for Opening Day, May 6th. The list just keeps on growing.

Bucking Bull Farm will be offering grass-fed beef and chicken eggs.

Lisa will be there with handcrafted soaps.

Franky and Rachel will be selling lettuce and swiss chard starter transplants along with crafts.

ACT Community Center, a volunteer Corp, will be passing out information and giving candy and balloons to children.

A Relay for life Team will be selling baked goods.

And I hear the weather for Wednesday is suppose to be in the 70's
 
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clegg - Sun, May 3, 2009, 9:34 A
New vendors Opening Day
The Great Falls Farmers Market starts up on Wednesday, May 6th, at 3:00 and we are expecting some new vendors with different products to offer. However this market would not exist if not for our main stay vendors that are again returning with what I hear are some new products of their own. Retuning will be Bob Johnson, always the first in line next to 2nd Street, Marge of Back Door Bakery with her famous sticky buns; Peter Kretenger, Fran Hemon and Cheryl Browning of Rocky Road Farm.

One of our new vendors will be Lou's Upcycles. Lou creates accessories out of un-recyclable plastic packaging. The plastics are heat/pressure treated then collaged and quilted into one of a kind pieces of wearable art. Here is her artist statement:

"Yearly, 500 BILLION plastic bags are consumed worldwide. The plastic epidemic demonstrated in the United States has created my artistic mission. I am committed to upcycling; creating new, functional pieces of wearable art sprouting from un-recyclable plastic packaging. 99.99% of each trashion creation’s materials have been saved from landfills."

- Lou Leelyn of Lou’s Upcycles

So stop by and check out this growing Mid-Week Market.
 
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clegg - Wed, Mar 18, 2009, 2:05 P
Openings for Vendors
Interested in participating as a vendor at the Great Falls Farmers Market?

The Farmers Market is located on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A. in Turners Falls, MA right next to the Great Falls Discovery Center.

The market is held each Wednesday afternoon, rain or shine, from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. The season opens on May 6th and continues through October 28th.

The market includes the sale of produce and plantings but also offers and encourages crafters, baked goods, meats, fresh eggs, preserves and honey. Civic groups are always welcome to participate. Entertainment is frequently offered

If you are interested in participating in this mid-week market please contact Don Clegg at sealeggsdc@yahoo.com or greatfallsfarmersmarketturners@gmail.com

Or write to Don @ G.F. Farmers Market,
63A Fourth Street, Turners Falls. 01376
 
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clegg - Fri, Oct 31, 2008, 1:31 P
The winning baskets
There were two winners drawn for the Great Falls Farmers Market gift baskets. They were Marie Tennyson and Melissa Belmonte both of Turners Falls. Both ladies said they shop at the market frequently and Melissa went every week. During the three weeks that tickets were being given out there were 175 contestants.
All of the vendors, entertainers and myself would like to thank everyone who shopped at the Farmers Market . Next year’s promises to be even bigger and better. Additional vendors have already been in touch and plan on joining.

Listed below are the names of the vendors that contributed to these wonderful gift baskets.

Thank you,
Don Clegg
Farmers Market Manager
sealeggsdc@yahoo.com

Contributing Vendors

Back Door Bakery
Margaret Bates
4 Bridge St. Shelburne Falls
413-625-2432

Peter Kretenger
Local Produce
32 High St. Turners Falls
413-512-1472

Jo of Pedestrian Perspectives
Area Photography
413-885-3371

Great Falls Discovery Center
Gift Shop
413-863-3221
www.greatfallsms.org

Exploreations in Color
Anne Tearle Harding
hand knits & original designs
413-863-4993

Lisa’s Handcrafted Soap
Lisa M. Adams
413-367-9722
lisahandcraftedsoap@verizon.net

Rocky Road Farm
Cheryl’s Sugar Shack
173 Jennison Road, Wendell
978-544-8131

Sugarbush Farm
100% Pure local Maple Syrup
Bill and Laurel Facey
978-544-7178

Montague Reporter
58 Fourth St. Turners Falls
413-863-8666
reporter@monteguema.net


SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!
 
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clegg - Mon, Oct 27, 2008, 4:23 P
Last Market - win a basket
Win A Basket

THERE WILL BE TWO WINNING BASKETS

GREAT FALLS FARMERS MARKET
Corner of Avenue A and 2nd Street, next to The Discovery Center
Wednesday 3 – 6:00 pm
October 29

Pickup a chance to win a Farmers Market Gift Basket to be
awarded later that day. This also the last chance to use
Farmers Market coupons in the area.
(also candy and treats on 10/29)
 
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clegg - Sun, Oct 12, 2008, 12:28 P
Win A Basket
GREAT FALLS FARMERS MARKET
Corner of Avenue A and 2nd Street, next to The Discovery Center
Wednesdays 3 – 6:00 pm
October 22 &29

Pickup a chance to win a Farmers Market Gift Basket
awarded on October 29th
(also candy and treats on 10/29)
 
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clegg - Fri, Jul 11, 2008, 2:34 P
Massachusetts Farmers Market Week
August 19 -25th is Massachusetts Farmers Market Week. I will be planning some special activities for the Market on Wednesday , August 20th. If anyone has an suggestions please contact this site or me directly at sealeggsdc@yahoo.com or sealeggsdrc1@gmail.com.
So far this year we have had 17 different vendors set up at the Market, plus three individuals providing entertainment and three civic groups giving out info or fund raising. Our vendor base is growing and I certainly hope that this will inspire you to visit the Farmers Market or even to participate. Lets use our imaginations and have a fun event.
A planning meeting will be scheduled and announced.

Don Clegg
 
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clegg - Wed, Jul 9, 2008, 7:02 A
Music at the market
People have been asking me who is the guy that plays all the instruments at the Farmers Market. I guess I get to do my friends bio then, with his approval. The musician is Tim Adams. Among the instruments Tim has played at the market have been the violin, the djimbe, penny whistle, Native Flute, tenor banjo, and guitar. Tim excels in percussion and regularly plays all of those above instruments save the tenor banjo.
Anyone else the would enjoy playing in the surroundings of a Farmers Market are more than welcome to come on down. Tim has been playing for free these last three weeks and I greatly appreciate his help in drawing more attention to the market and providing some fun summer entertainment.
Thank you Tim

Don Clegg
 
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clegg - Mon, Jul 7, 2008, 12:47 P
A vendors observation and AD
Included is an observation and advertisement from one of the vendors at the Great Falls Farmers Market.

" It’s been wonderful having LIVE MUSIC at the Great Falls Farmers’ Market these last few weeks. I think that it livens things up for both the patrons and the vendors.

My subject line: I finally have ripe BLACK RASPBERRIES. I had 2 -- 1/2 pints with me last week and sold both early in the afternoon. I expect to have some again this week, perhaps a little more quantity. Also, the BLACKBERRIES are continuing to ripen. If this rain and heat combo continues, maybe I’ll have them by the 16th. Stay tuned...

My LEAF LETTUCE is also coming along now. I don’t have bushels, but noticed that I was the only one with it last week, at least later in the day. The plants I pick the leaves off of (both Black Seeded Simpson and some variety of ’red’) come from seedlings that I bought from Bob and transplanted. I learned back in the 70’s that leaf lettuce can be continually harvested if we don’t get too much August-type weather. If that happens, it may go to seed like spinach.

My ORANGE DAY LILLIES have been popular as a cut flower, particularly with people who have some emotional attachment to them. Of course, they are also one of the perennials that I have available for planting.

Hopefully, at least a few macrame-type PLANT HANGERS will be available this week. The ’rope’ I have is green, blue and white, red, orange, and red & white. The hangers are made to adjust to various size pots.

The Fashionable FLIP-FLOPS are very popular. The challenge has been to have the right size in the right color for the patrons. I have done SPECIAL ORDERS for a few loyal folks who have come back a second time just to get the particular color in the right size. Just this year I started making the sizes for the younger gals, and they’re a big hit, too.

The ’FASHION’ SCARVES’ (not wool) are selling even in these summer months. Of course, AFTER LABOR DAY, I’ll bring the WARMER SCARVES and HATS, many made of wool or wool blends.

JEWELRY is one area where I haven’t been as productive as I had hoped. My plan is to make some necklaces and earrings with sea shells that I collected in Florida a few years ago.

Thanks again for making the market possible. You know, it’s not just about sales and a few dollars. Rather, it’s about the people connections -- both with the other vendors and with the patrons -- old friends and new."

Shalom
Julie R.
Creations by Juliemarie


The Great Falls Farmers Market is held on the lawn between the Great Falls Discovery Center and 2nd street in Turners Falls, MA. each Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
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clegg - Wed, Jul 2, 2008, 3:01 P
July 2nd new farmers
The skies have cleared and the vendors are setting up. Today a new farmer has joined the market and is offering grass feed beef. So stop on by and see what is new.
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 25, 2008, 3:12 P
June 25th Market
The sun is shining, vendors are setting up, the Community in Action (WIC Program ) has an informational booth and cooking area, and we have entertainment.
I friend of mine, Tim, has brought a bunch of instruments and he plans on trying them all out. So stop on by. The Market will be going until 6:00 pm. However, Marge of the Back Door Bakery leaves early sometimes because her goodies get sold out.
 
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clegg - Tue, Jun 24, 2008, 9:17 P
June 25th Market
Some local musicians have promised to preform at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoon. So stop by , see and listen to who is preforming and visit with the vendors while you are being entertained.
 
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clegg - Tue, Jun 24, 2008, 9:14 A
June 25th Market
The Farmers’ Market this week will have Community Action, program for WIC. Program representatives will be doing a cooking demonstration with farmers market vegetables and have a few things to give out along with WIC information and also to assist families with using farmer market coupons.
There has been a lot of interest and questions this past week from farmers, crafters, entertainers and civic groups to participate in the market. We encourage all who put their own effort into their product to give this market a try. You can contact this site or call Don at the Montague Reporter, 863-8666, at MCTV, 863-9200 or email sealeggsdc@yahoo.com
 
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clegg - Sat, Jun 7, 2008, 9:34 A
New Vendors
A new Vendor has joined The Great falls Farmers Market

Hi Friends,

It’s been a cold spring. The right place to be if you’re a tomato is in a greenhouse! Even this coming week looks a little cool, so if you haven’t got your tomatoes in, don’t worry!

Brook’s Bend Farm at 119 Old Sunderland Road in Montague Center has heirloom tomato starts that are ready to burst into action as soon as they’re put in the ground and the temps heat up.

Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Prudens Purple, Rose de Berne, Nebraska Wedding, Yellow-Orange Pineapple, Black Pineapple, Black Krim, Black Prince, Black Russian, Caro-rich, Orange Banana, Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Isis Candy, Garden Peach, Ceylon, and Indian Moon!

And, surprise! We have Paprika Peppers, the best for drying and eating fresh. These exquisitely colored small round peppers like it warm, but once the days heat up, they produce prolifically and fast.

Visit the farmstand to stock up on beautiful tomatoes and paprika peppers. We’ll be glad to see you, and tell you how to save seeds of your favorite plants, so you can have your own supply of your favorites varieties.

Suzanne and Al
367-2281
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 4, 2008, 9:26 P
Thanks to customers and vendors.
Today, Wednesday June 4th, was a good test for this year’s Great Falls Farmers Market. Even with crappy weather conditions we had seven vendors and what I understand a fair amount of customers considering those conditions. The vendors told me they are starting to see many repeat customers from previous weeks and this is very encouraging. As I have written before and expressed in pamphlets and even on a radio interview on WHAI last week is that we are really encouraging local vendors that put their time, work and effort into a product. So far in just these fews weeks we are averaging 8 to 9 vendors a week selling baked goods, crafts, flower plants, veggie plants, maple syrup, scarfs and sandals. So if your interested contact this site or e-mail me directly, sealeggsdc@yahoo.com

You Don’t have to set-up each week to be welcome to this market, in fact I am encouraging the local farmers that have seasonal crops to include us as a mid-week outlet for their produce. When your strawberries are overflowing think of joining in on the market and the same can be true as other crops become available such as corn, tomatoes, pumpkins etc

I also would like to encourage groups that are doing fund raising to contact me. Last week the Greenfield Center School was selling plants , I believe the Friends of the Discovery Center plan on selling raffle tickets for a kayak next week and the Community in Action is planning on giving out information on the WIC program in mid-June. Just drop me a note and the Farmers Market will try to help.

Thank you and hope to see you at this growing mid-week market

Don
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 4, 2008, 9:22 P
Rain or shine
The Farmers Market goes from 3 - 6:00 pm each Wednesday. Check out the Farmers Market selection on this site for all your information. make sure you review the corkboard info as well as the calendar.
 
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Denise - Wed, Jun 4, 2008, 5:36 P
Rain or shine
What time does the farmers market go to? I work till well after 5 on most wed. Thanks:)DM
 
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clegg - Wed, Jun 4, 2008, 3:04 P
Rain or shine
If you get a chance stop by the Great Falls Farmers Market today. This is a rain or shine event and 5 vendors have already showed up. Looks like the rain is stopping.
 
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clegg - Wed, May 28, 2008, 4:27 P
Nine Vendors
Make that 10 vendors now. The Greenfield Center School is selling plants as a fund raiser. This is great, the school is participating and we encourage other schools and organizations to do the same. Just contact this site or Don at e-mail address sealeggsdc@yahoo.com
 
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clegg - Wed, May 28, 2008, 4:01 P
Nine Vendors
It is Wednesday so that means the Farmers Market is up and running. Today we have 9 vendors set up. That is right there a 9 vendors to choose from, so stop by and support your local farmers Market
 
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clegg - Tue, May 27, 2008, 5:32 P
Meet another new Vendor
The Great Falls Discovery continues to welcome new vendors.

I MAKE and sell crocheted accessories "Creations by Juliemarie"

The accessories currently are:
scarves -- ’fashion’ at this time of year, warmer ones towards the fall.
flip-flops (summer sandals/indoor slippers) These are the plastic ones that I then add the "foo-foo" yarn to, around the straps that hold them onto our feet.
pocketbooks -- not yet, but soon -- on the smallish side w/ regular and "foo-foo" yarn.
some jewelry -- mostly earrings, some with sea shells (if I get to it).

Plants, perenniels: Hosta, violets, day lillies, irises, rose bushes, maple tree saplings, other saplings, yarrow, raspberries, forsythias. ... I might not have ALL of these EVERY week. So, if you need me to be more specific and/or committed, please let me know.
Julie
 
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clegg - Wed, May 21, 2008, 4:01 P
Today’s Market
Will even thought the weather is a little iffy we have 7 vendors set up at today’s Farmers Market. We are welcoming the Undergrowth Farm from Gill . In their bio they introduce themselves as "some new farmers beginning work on an old farm......... We dig our gardens by hand, save seeds from our open-pollinated crops. They are also organic. Stop by and say to either Anna,Toby, Aaron, Erin, Colleen, Andrew or Tim.
 
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clegg - Sun, May 18, 2008, 8:29 A
"Tomato guy "is returning
Fred the "Tomato Guy’ is returning this week. He was very busy last Wednesday answering questions and enjoying the Farmers Market. This was Fred’s first trip to this market, not just as a vendor but also as a customer. He was quite surprised to learn that customers came down to see him because of last weeks posting on this corkboard.

Advertisement

I, Fred, am planning on coming to the Farmers Market this Wed. I will have a small wagon full of Heirloom Tomato flats with rare and extremely rare plants. My strategy is to have empty 6 packs, 9 packs, and single pots, so that people can try as many varieties as possible. Instead of having to purchase whole 6 or 9 packs, they may pick and choose.

I will have the complete SVEN OLAFSON line of BLOND tomatoes that I have cross polinated with a Swedish tomato named OLGA. They are Yellow Calabash, Yellow Pineapple Calabash, Orange Pineapple Calabash, Saucy Sven, and Viking Calabash, Charlie Pineapple, and Gramps’ Banana Legs. And for the first time ever a new tomato from Cape Cod called SEA URCHIN. Last years newcomer is back again producing true from seed for the third year: "SHUNNER."

I will have many flats with multiple plants in each "plug" I hate to see plans die, so if someone wants to do at little transplanting work, they can get a real bargain.

It is important to note that this is still New England, and that the plants that are being sold right now at WalMart, etc. have no business whatsoever being in the ground. We can expect FROST well into the END of May. They are taking a big risk, and asking for a lot of LUCK to get fruit from these early birds.

My plants are meant to be planted on MEMORIAL DAY or LATER as this year it is quite early in the month. These little plants, if transplanted now into about a four inch pot or bigger, and cared for (hardened off) Properly, will SPRINT right past all the early birds who will doubtless be stressed by their PREMATURE trip to the garden.

Don Hope this info helps. If you want to also mention that I will have Brochures of my 200 plus varieties available at my table, that would be much appreciated.
 
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clegg - Sat, May 17, 2008, 9:53 A
New Vendors
This past week’s Farmers Market had 8 vendors participating. This is an increase over previous years and we would like to encourage even more vendors and definitely some more customers. Three of the vendors participating were first timers and all 8 vendors are returning this week., Wednesday, May 21st.
I would also like to thank Bob Johnson , the vendor who is always on the corner of 2nd and Ave A., for donating flowers for the Great Falls
Community Garden on the corner of L Street and 4th Street. The gardens down there are looking great this year. Neighbors coming together. It is worth the walk by.
 
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clegg - Wed, May 14, 2008, 2:03 P
Market setting up
The Farmers Market is beginning to set up and today, May 14th, we are expecting an increase in vendors. We could have an increase to as many as 8 to 10 vendors to chose from. So stop by your local Market and check us out.
 
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clegg - Mon, May 12, 2008, 2:42 P
New Vendor @ Great Falls Farmers Market
Thank you for the warm reception last week at the
Great Falls Farmer’s Market. Here’s the info about
our farm.

BUCKING BULL FARM
Richard Vincent/Alicia McDonald
643 Leyden Rd., Greenfield, MA 01301
(413)774-4857

We sell hay and a wide variety of heirloom and organic
produce spanning the full season. We will bring plant
starts (including flowers) and produce and fruit as
they become available

free-range Hereford, Angus, and Jersey cattle
heirloom Boer meat goats
fresh eggs Leghorn, Aracauna, and Rhode Island Reds
Broadbreasted Turkeys

We cater barbeques and can bring our meat smoker any
time

We practice eco friendly land management, using
manures and cover crops instead of synthetic products.

As a side note: We manage the land and house our
livestock at Ralph Hastings’s Fantasy Farm across the
street at 634 Leyden Rd.


Thank you, Alicia
 
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clegg - Mon, May 12, 2008, 7:17 A
New items @ Farmers Market on WED, May14th
Advertisement for tomato plants:

I am planning on coming to the Farmers Market this Wed. I will have a small wagon full of Heirloom Tomato flats with rare and extremely rare plants. My strategy is to have empty 6 packs, 9 packs, and single pots, so that people can try as many varieties as possible. Instead of having to purchase whole 6 or 9 packs, they may pick and choose.

I will have the complete SVEN OLAFSON line of BLOND tomatoes that I have cross polinated with a Swedish tomato named OLGA. They are Yellow Calabash, Yellow Pineapple Calabash, Orange Pineapple Calabash, Saucy Sven, and Viking Calabash, Charlie Pineapple, and Gramps’ Banana Legs. And for the first time ever a new tomato from Cape Cod called SEA URCHIN. Last years newcomer is back again producing true from seed for the third year: "SHUNNER."

I will have many flats with multiple plants in each "plug" I hate to see plans die, so if someone wants to do at little transplanting work, they can get a real bargain.

It is important to note that this is still New England, and that the plants that are being sold right now at WalMart, etc. have no business whatsoever being in the ground. We can expect FROST well into the END of May. They are taking a big risk, and asking for a lot of LUCK to get fruit from these early birds.

My plants are meant to be planted on MEMORIAL DAY or LATER as this year it is quite early in the month. These little plants, if transplanted now into about a four inch pot or bigger, and cared for (hardened off) Properly, will SPRINT right past all the early birds who will doubtless be stressed by their PREMATURE trip to the garden.

Don Hope this info helps. If you want to also mention that I will have Brochures of my 200 plus varieties available at my table, that would be much appreciated.
 
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clegg - Wed, May 7, 2008, 3:31 P
Opening Day
The Great Falls Farmers Market is now open and in full swing. Right now we have six vendors set up and selling plants. maple products, and bakery goods. Stop by today until 6:00 pm and us check out .
 
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clegg - Sat, Apr 5, 2008, 12:38 P
Farmers Market Meeting
Farmers Market Meeting
Saturday Apr 12, 2008, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

If you would like to participate in the Great Falls Farmers Market then you are welcome to attend an informative meeting on Saturday, April 12th, at noon. The meeting will be held in the studio of MCTV at 34 Second Street in Turners Falls. If you have an questions please contact Don at sealeggsdc@yahoo.com or sealeggsdrc1@glink.com or call 774-6719.

Additional vendors encouraged whether it be seasonal products, vegetables, fruits, plants, flower cuttings and arrangements, certified kitchen goods (bakery). If you make your own goods we may just be the place for you.
 
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clegg - Fri, Mar 28, 2008, 3:45 P
Farmers Market
The site is where it has been next to the Discovery Center. The posting page says that. The new site is the calendar and corkboard on this web-site. It was not previously offered.
 
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thegarth - Fri, Mar 28, 2008, 2:27 P
Farmers Market
So where is the new site for the Farmers Market? Will it still be Wed afternoons?
 
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clegg - Fri, Mar 28, 2008, 2:14 P
Farmers Market
Thanks to Mik we now have a site for our weekly Farmers Market. So let your ideas and comments start.
We are looking for and encouraging new participation while maintaining the core group of vendors that have helped keep the Market going.
 
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