ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Farmers Market to Feature Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Entertainment

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FARMERS MARKET IS COMING! Stoughton Residents and employees have formed a Stoughton Farmers Market Committee and they have spent the last number of months working hard to bring a farmer's market to Stoughton.

While the weekly farmer's market won't start until June 2013, they are having a big Community Preview Event, free to the public, on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trackside Plaza (adjacent to the Stoughton Train Station.)

This Preview Event will have vendors selling produce, cheeses, meats, breads and other baked goods, plus free samples of Crescent Ridge milk. There will also be many other components, including a lots of kids' activities - music, live baby farm animals, Peggy Sewcyk's story hour (at 11 a.m.), face painting, farm-themed preschoolers play area, crafts & activities, and balloons. Vendors will give away reusable shopping bags for those who make a purchase.

The market's seed money is from a Pioneering Health Communities grant and is also under the umbrella of Stoughton non-profit, "We are U-Knighted", which covers organizations dedicated to the health and welfare of Stoughton's residents. 

It sounds like a blast!  Go there and check it out. 

The Stoughton Farmers Market Committee is planning to have it next year in the same location, from June through October.  Terry Schneider is the Committee's Chairman.  Pioneering Healthy Communities is co-chaired by Joyce Dwyer of the Old Colony YMCA and Karen Hall, Youth Commission and Council on Aging Director of the Town of Stoughton.

To volunteer for the 6th, call Pam Carr at 617-571-7714.  She'll find something for you to do!  Vendor applications are available at the Stoughton Public Library from Director Pat Basler.

Check out the group's website (http://www.stoughtonfarmersmarket.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/stoughtonfarmersmarket).


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According to Newsweek, THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD “shines with a raw wit and originality” as it fearlessly follows the twisted logic of corporate capitalism to its absurd conclusion, exposing the hilarious absurdities and ironies of an economic system that ruthlessly rules the planet. 

It plays for FREE on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Parish Universalist Church at 790 Washington Street in Stoughton Center. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Stoughton's Jonathan Parsons, a basketball coaching assistant for the Brown University Woman's Basketball Team.


HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY: to Hal Bonin, who owned one of my favorite Stoughton restaurants, Creative Chicken. He works for Cape Vibe Entertainment. His mom, Sheila Bonin-MacDonald owns Century 21 C & S Properties; and to Stoughton's Lisa Mindick, who sells jewelry at shows all around the State. They celebrated Sunday.


Rob Mitchell October 01, 2012 at 04:36 PM
If you're looking for the website for Stoughton Farmer's Market its: http://www.stoughtonfarmersmarket.org (if you enter .com instead of .org, you'll end-up in Stoughton, WI -- quite a ride for a farmer's market) Their Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/StoughtonFarmersMarket
Jeffrey Pickette October 01, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Thanks for the catch, Rob! Wouldn't want anyone making a trek to Wisconsin!
Pam October 01, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Be sure to check the Facebook page for most up to date info - we are posting every day! Plus, Peggy's story time is at 1130am. Thanks! Pam Carr


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