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Farmers Market Enters Final Month

There are many exciting features for October at the Attleboro Farmers Market.

After a week off, the Attleboro Farmers Market returns on Saturday to the parking lot next to the library. This is the final month of the 2012 season.

Featured this Week

John Robertson Jr. and Vincent McPherson of Trinity Bar & Restaurant in Norton will do a cooking demonstration using seasonal produce. They will serve FREE pumpkin soup, grilled vegetable ratatouille as well as chicken and broccoli un-Alfredo.

Got Sun Go Solar will be available for information about your solar options.

A Summer Place Farm of Rehoboth will have farm-fresh eggs available from their Aracana chickens. These free-range chickens are grain-fed and eat vegetable scraps. They lay blue eggs. Mello's Farm will also have eggs.

Mums, corn stalks, and pumpkins will be available this week for your autumn decorating.

Proofed Artisan and Traditional Breads will offer decadent cinnamon sugar pull-apart, farmstand apple, cranberry and walnut, loaded baked potato, lemon and blueberry, mixed Italian cheeses with herbs, pepperoni and cheese, Tuscan vegetable, rustic rye, cinnamon raisin, vegan-organic mixed seeds and fruit, seven-grain organic with pumpkin seeds and apple cider and Mediterranean olive.

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. 

Upcoming Events

On Oct. 13, AFM will give away free pumpkins while they last. Bring them back on Oc. 20 for the all-ages pumpkin carving contest. Get creative!

This week's food drive will benefit  Murray Food Pantry

We ask that you bring healthy non-perishable and not out-of-date food products.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 stuflynn@gmail.com.

Produce vendors

A Summer Place Farm, Apponagansett Farm, Chase Farm, Langwater Farm, Lone Cedar Farm, Peasleys' Breezy Knoll Farm, Trolley Crossing Farm

Other vendors

John Atkinson's Recycled Silver, Narragansett Creamery, Dufort Farm with grass fed beef, Level Acres, Nason Family Products of the Hive, Razzo Coffee, Unique Pottery by Sara Silva, 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, turnips, cabbage, spinach, 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 Commission will be on hand to provide assistance to shoppers who need as extra hand with their purchases.

Visit us on the web at www.AttleboroFarmersMarket.com. Also, "like" us on Facebook. If you have questions, contact market manager Heather Porreca at AttleboroFarmersMarket@gmail.com or 508-736-9061.

—Attleboro Farmers Market Staff

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