October 28, 2019

From the Market Manager

This is the last day of our 22nd year of the market. Thanks to all of you—our vendors, our sponsor, Concerned Citizens for Springfield, the folks who donate money or services to us, and to you, our customers. We will start our next outside marke...

October 21, 2019

From the Market Manager

Our winter market will begin on November 9th at 10AM. Normally we do the second and fourth Saturdays,November through April, but once in a while we have to do the second and third Saturdays due to either Thanksgiving or Christmas. This year Decem...

October 15, 2019

From the Market Manager

One of the things that makes my job as market manager so special, is that I get to know many people that I would otherwise not get to know. A few years ago, a couple who were and are regulars at the market, came to tell me that they were going t...

October 8, 2019

From the Market Manager

4 more weeks to go, and then we go inside on November 9th. I was in the old monkey house on Saturday for the Springfield Garden Club’s horticultural show, and it looks terrific. Quite a bit of renovation has been done.

Our vendors like being in...

October 1, 2019

From the Market Manager

What a difference it makes when we have good weather at the market. Today makes 6 weeks of no rain. (at least I hope this is so.) Rain and high temperatures keep people away from our market. I wish it didn’t, and I know that we have some folks w...

September 23, 2019

From the Market Manager—Belle Rita Novak

Thanks to those of you who contributed to Rachel's Table  last week. Rachel’s Table is an organization that rescues food from stores, restaurants, farmers’ markets, farms etc. and delivers it to agencies that can use it.

They ha...

September 17, 2019

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September 10, 2019

All of the fruit that is at our market is from local farms. We are so fortunate to have so many orchards in our region. Red Fire Farm, Rainbow Harvest Farm, and Riverbend Farm all bring fruit from farms other than their own. Outlook Farm brings only their own fruit.

September 3, 2019

From the Market Manager

September already! 9 more weeks to go for our market. Where does the time go?

I hope those of you who have never preserved anything for later on will do so this year. Try it, you’ll probably like it, and you’ll feel so good when you use something...

August 26, 2019

From the Market Manager

There are still a few people who haven’t repaid us for the wooden coins we gave them when our terminal wasn’t working in June. Please, if you are one of them, pay us back. We are still owed $213.

The other day I sat on my deck and watched the bees...

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