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Attleboro Farmers Market Starts in Two Weeks

The weekly market will include fresh edibles, jewelry and other items as well as a weekly food drive.

is in the rearview mirror (for now) and soon the fun can begin in the municipal parking lot at 74 North Main Street with opening day at the . The first of the weekly sessions will begin June 2, and continue every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Oct. 27 except for one week in September.

Farmers Market officials announced this week that the market will include a variety of vendors. Some of them are:

The market will sponsor a weekly food drive, with non-perishable and not-out-of-date items collected from market visitors to benefit local food pantries. Those who bring items will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Kindle.

Also, this year the market will start a new sunflower tradition during the Attleboro Memorial Day Parade on May 26.

"AFM hopes to begin a new tradition by giving out packets of sunflower seeds, asking that families plant the seeds and participate in a Sunflower Growing Contest," a press release from the market states. "Each packet contains approximately 80 sunflower seeds, hence AFM is requesting that parade attendees grab one packet per family and share the seeds with neighbors and friends. Let's make Attleboro the new Sunflower City."

More information about the contest as well as other farmers market information can be found at www.AttleboroFarmersMarket.com. Attleboro-Seekonk Patch will have more information on what to expect at this year's farmers market in the coming days.

Steven Scott May 19, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Let's hope that the politics are behind them and a successful market is had for all !!
Joey McClintock May 19, 2012 at 04:59 PM
With Conti's involvement in the Farmers Market, there is almost a guarantee that there will be plenty of unnecessary politics that will be intentionally inserted into the process in the coming months. Hey, there is no such thing as stooping too low for a headline... isn't that right Rick?
Frank Souza May 24, 2012 at 03:05 AM
to a out of towner, 74 main st. means nothing. How about a map showing us how to get there. Are you in the center of town? If so. where do we park
Geoff McGehee May 29, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Frank, the market is located next to the Attleboro Public Library and across from the downtown YMCA. There is a map on our patch page and you can get detailed directions from there. http://bit.ly/JrvqEC

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