It’s National Farmers’ Market Week!

Today, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner, John Lebeaux, will join us toward the beginning of market to read Governor Baker’s proclamation, and talk with our vendors and the public. From the Mass EEA website:

In recognition of the positive contributions of Massachusetts’ farmers’ markets to agriculture and public health, Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed August 6-12, 2017 “Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week.” The weeklong event coincides with the 18th National Farmers’ Market Week as the United States Department of Agriculture celebrates the nation’s farmers’ markets.

“This week, and all season long, we are proud to celebrate Massachusetts many farmers’ markets and support the continued viability of family farms, local food production and community camaraderie,” said Governor Charles Baker. “I encourage all Massachusetts residents to visit a farmers’ market and purchase fresh Massachusetts-grown products to support your local farmers.”

http://www.mass.gov/eea/pr-2017/governor-proclaims-august-6-12-ma-farmers-market-week.html

Also, Joshua Wachtel will be joining us with a solo acoustic performance  from 3:00 – 6:00.

JoshWachtelPromoPhotoJoshua Wachtel launched Radio Free Earth in 1998 as a Crossover band that could play all kinds of music and speak to the moment as times changed. Since then, he has performed solo, with Radio Free Earth as a duo, a 7-piece band and everything in between. By presenting rare gems unearthed from the tremendous heritage of American and world music during the past hundred years, along with their own insightful, incisive, humorous and moving originals, Radio Free Earth forges a coherent repertoire from the most diverse elements. At once irreverent and serious, humorous and instructive, acoustic and electric, political and spiritual, Radio Free Earth takes you on a musical journey that illuminates the human condition along with possibilities for transcending our present circumstances.

We look forward to seeing you this afternoon!

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