Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market Moves to New Location
The Recorder, November 4, 2016, by Aviva Luttrell
The Greenfield Winter Farmers Market returns today with the best of this season’s offerings at its new location at the Four Corners School on Ferrante Avenue.
The market, which was held at the Greenfield Middle School last year with one event at the high school, began in 2008 and was the first winter farmers market in the state.
“Unfortunately, the high school wasn’t able to accommodate us for the whole season, and Four Corners allows us to take on more vendors than we were able to fit at the middle school, so it allows for more expansion,” said Market Manager David Paysnick, adding the new location will allow for at least 50 percent more vendors. “Seeing as the Four Corners School has agriculture incorporated into their curriculum, we thought it would be a great fit.”
Paysnick said this year, the market will be more diverse, with new baked goods and agricultural vendors. Farmers will be selling a wide variety of vegetables, along with beef, pork, lamb, eggs, maple syrup, honey, jam, hops, frozen pies, pickles, popcorn, bitters, seasoning salts and more. A variety of local artisans will also be offering body care products, wool, yarn, accessories, fiber arts and other crafts.
“Come out and support your local farmers and artisans,” he said. The winter can be a lean season, and the more that the community supports the local businesses, the more our community will flourish.
The market begins today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is held monthly from November through March, with an additional Thanksgiving market Nov. 19. Debit/credit cards and EBT/SNAP benefits are accepted.
Musicians who wish to perform at the market should contact Paysnick at firstname.lastname@example.org.