The following is an edited release from the Attleboro Farmers Market:
The Attleboro Farmers Market continues this Saturday in the parking lot next to the Attleboro Library from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Featured this Week
Give a pint, save a life. Attleboro Farmers Market along with New England Tire Attleboro is hosting the American Red Cross Blood Mobile. Bleeding will commence at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Donors will receive gifts in thanks for the gift of life. Help us reach our goal of saving 100 lives.
Join Mind Body Barre Fitness and Healing Studio this Saturday morning for their signature barre style workout. Please bring a yoga mat.
A Summer Place Farm, located at 389 Tremont St. in Rehoboth, will have farm-fresh eggs available from its Aracana chickens. These chickens are grain-fed and include a diet of vegetable scraps. They are free-range chickens and lay blue eggs. Mello's Farm has eggs too.
Mums, corn stalks, and pumpkins will be available this week for your autumn decorating.
Langwater Farm and A Summer Place farm will be taking reservations for a Winter CSA.
Proofed Artisan and Traditional Breads have on the menu: Decadent Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart, farmstand apple, cranberry & Walnut, Loaded Baked Potato, Lemon & Blueberry , Mixed Italian Cheeses w/Herbs, Pepperoni & Cheese, Tuscan Vegetable
Rustic Rye, Cinnamon Raisin, Vegan - Organic mixed seeds & fruit, 7 Grain Organic w/ Pumpkin seeds & Apple Cider andMediterranean Olive
Emily Johnson, of Emily's Garden fame, will be back with her beautiful assortment of homegrown fresh cut flowers, including huge zinnias!
John Atkinson and his Recycled Silver will be back at AFM this Saturday.
Team Up, an Attleboro High School club that unites students of all abilities, will be available to recruit new members and discuss what the club means to the community.
The Attleboro Historical Society will be on hand selling the limited edition Christmas Ornaments. The third edition features the (broken) arches of Capron Park. Natures Intention has wonderfully scented candles. Nason Family Honey has the best soaps and lotion. Martha Maynard has her hand woven scarves and table runners.
For Saturday, Sept. 22
Sunflower Growing Contest: When are sunflowers "done?" When the plant's leaves turn brown and the flower heads droop, the plant has reached its full maturity and is done. You can either pull the plant up and store it until the contest or you can leave it in the ground, but it could get damaged by birds or the elements. The plants and seed head can be dry at the time of judging. So if your plants flower early it’s not a problem, just hold them until the contest.
Prizes will be awarded for the tallest plant and the largest diameter seed head. See the AFM website for complete rules and registration.
There will be an early kickoff for Attleboro Restaurant Week which will take place Oct. 1-7. Cooking/food demonstrations and sampling will take place all day using farm-fresh produce from our local farmers. Stay tuned for which restaurants will participate.
The Attleboro Cultural Council will be on hand to answer general inquiries regarding the council and grant applications.
On Oct. 20, there will be a pumpkin carving contest for all ages. Get creative!
This week's food drive will benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society and Sacred Heart NA.
We ask that you bring healthy non-perishable and not out-of -date food products. Food items such as soups, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, pastas, sauces, canned meats and toiletries such as tooth paste, toilet paper, facial tissues, shampoo and soap are welcome. Cash or check donations will also be accepted. When you make a donation you will be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle. A drawing will be held at the end of the season. For more information contact Virginia Flynn, AFM Pantry Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Attleboro Farmers Market Social Tent
Come on down, grab a snack, coffee or tea and just have a seat and a visit! Game boards will be available for use. Challenge a friend, family member or your favorite Market volunteer to a game of cribbage, checkers, chess or trivia!! See you there!
A Summer Place Farm, Apponagansett Farm, Chase Farm, Edgewater Acre, Langwater Farm, Lone Cedar Farm, Mello’s Farm, Peasleys’ Breezy Knoll Farm, Trolley Crossing Farm
John Atkinson’s Recycled Silver, Narragansett Creamery, Dufort Farm with grass fed beef, Level Acres, Nason Family Products of the Hive, Razzo Coffee, Nettie’s Kettle Corn, Sophie’s AttleBones (dog treats); Del’s Lemonade, Be Sweet Bakery, Proofed Bakery, Butter Café and Bakery, Pirate Bones (leashes and collars), Natures Intentions, Roca Woodworking, Emily’s Garden
What's available this week
Lettuce is back! Peaches, apples, cabbage, beets, carrots, tomatoes, corn-on-the-cob, peppers, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, onions, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, syrup, a variety of herbs and cheeses and more will be available this week. A complete Harvest Calendar is available on AttleboroFarmersmarket.com.
Discount coupons and Shoppers Aides
Visit the Managers' tent to pick up discount coupons for New England Tire and SpeeDee Oil Change, and AFM shopping bag or T-shirt.
The Attleboro Youth Council will be on hand to provide assistance to shoppers who need as extra hand with their purchases.
The Market is located on North Main Street known as the Corporal George Doucette Memorial Parking Area. Free parking is available at the Sanford Street Parking Garage and Municipal Parking lot, Bank Street Municipal Parking lot, Bank Street, Hayward Street, courthouse lot, or the parking lot adjacent to the Community Garden on Riverbank Road. On-site parking is limited.