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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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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 - 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 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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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!
>
>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 - 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 - 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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