Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Harvest at the Market

Fresh picked locally grown peppers are now available at the market.

The Braintree Farmers Market, hosted by Sustainable Braintree, is still operating full tilt at the Braintree Town Hall Mall every Saturday, from 9 to 1, until Oct. 27th, with an Indoor Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 17th.  Corn is still being harvested and predicted to be available until the end of Oct. at The Farmer's Garden.  Fall is also the season for apples and that's the specialty at C.N. Smith Farm.  Second Nature Farm has been catering to the large demand for kale and tomatoes.  So there's no need to travel long distances for these locally harvested, healthy foods.  In case of inclement weather the market moves to the front of the Braintree Town Hall and inside Cahill Auditorium.  To the casual observer the farmers' market looks effortless, but it takes an enormous amount of hard work and coordination from volunteers, farmers, vendors and the Town of Braintree, so please support this treasured, local event.

Check out our Sustainable Braintree Farmers Market Moolah!
Our Market Moolah Program has been very successful considering this has been it's first season.  Purchasing market tokens and using them with our vendors makes shopping at the market more convenient by eliminating the use of cash sales only.  Jonathan Stidham is the volunteer in charge of the many stages the market needed to go through to receive approvals to get things up and running.  He most recently applied for a wireless terminal that will accept SNAP/credit card and debit payments through a government program coordinated by the Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources.  The market has been approved to receive a new machine which we should see within a couple of weeks.  This will make token payments easier without having to run a phone line outside to the terminal.  Thanks Jonathan.  And thanks to all of you who have supported us in creating this new program at the market.

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