Franklin Farmers' Market
Where Community Comes to Gather
Why shop local??
-Local foods look and taste better
-Seasonal foods are full of flavor and sold when fresh or ripe
-Shorter time between harvesting and your table means there are more nutrients
-Local farmers provide a wide variety of crops and foods
-An easy way to eat more fruits and vegetables
-Local farms promote a safer food supply
-Support the local economy and local farming
-Local farms preserve open and green space
-Local farming is good for the environment
-Build strong relationships between the community and local farms and vendors
(Michigan State University Extension)
When it comes to food, fresh and local is best!
Vendors and Products:
- A Basket Full of Herbs: Dried herbs and spice blends
- Ackermann Maple Farm: Maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream and maple candy
- Amado Ceramics: Hand Built and Wheel Thrown Pottery
- Angel Hair Alpacas: Raw fleece for spinning, yarn for knitting or crochet, alpaca accessories, such as hats, socks, scarves, gloves, and toys
- Beyond the Leaf: Soap, Essential Oil Blends, Bath & Body Products, Wood/ Ceramic Soap Dishes and wood cutting boards
- Big Biscuit Bakery: Hand-made, all natural, holistic, and food sensitivity friendly pet treats
- Birchtree Bread Company: Artisan breads, croissants, focaccia, corn muffins and more
- Brozzian Spices: Gourmet seasonings and dip mixes, salts and infused oils
- Clarion Farm, Inc.: Horse farm offering riding lessons and horse shoe artwork and decor
- Claymark Studio Ceramics: A home based ceramics studio offering customized classes, ceramic studio time, and retail sales of unique pottery
- Cooks' Valley Farm: Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Eric's Sharper Edge: Knife sharpening services to the home chef as well as the professional user
- Everything Jalapeno and Not: A homemade jam with a bite, or not
- Fairmont Fruit Farm: Berries, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, and more
- Forest Edge Pottery: Pottery made locally by Sandy Smith
- Foxboro Cheese Company: Cheese, beef, veal and eggs
- Franklin Honey Company: Raw, unprocessed honey, honey bee related products (lip balm, hand cream, soap, candles)
- Goodness Remedies: Serums, soaps, sprays and sachets to support your senses, body and home
- Grateful Farm: Organically grown vegetables and herbs
- Kelly's Farm: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
- La Cantina Winery: Locally made and bottled wine with tastings available.
- Little Shop of Olive Oils: The Very Best Oil, Spice and Everything Nice!
- Montville Candy Company: Old Fashioned Fudge, Popcorn and Candies
- Organic Buzz: Baked Good, Granola and Coffee
- Painted Lady Flower Farm: Fresh cut flowers grown locally using earth-friendly and organic methods (Find these flowers at the Grateful Farm stand)
- The Pumpkin Farm: Organically grown vegetables and farm fresh eggs.
- ShopFranklinLocal: Franklin Businesses take turns bringing their goods to the Farmers' Market to support buying local
- Spiral Sun Pottery: Functional Handmade Pottery by Caren Lee
- Today's Special: Non-Profit group selling Blondies and Cup Cakes to support the special needs community
- Wenger's Farm: Honey, Homemade Baked Goods, Eggs, Produce and Locally Made Jams
- Zen Bear Foods: BBQ Sauces, Ketchup and Mustard all free of any artificial ingredients
Want to know more???
You can look forward to weekly flyers all summer!
I'll be providing information on the Agricultural Commission, the local farms, all their wonderful products, the farmers' market, CSAs, and health and nutrition information.
A Little About Me:
This newsletter is part of my summer practicum project to complete my Master's in Public Health Nutrition from UMass Amherst. I am community member and a volunteer with the Franklin Agricultural Commission. I am passionate about eating fresh and local foods and I am excited to share information about our local farms and Agricultural Commission with you all summer.
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