Wednesday, June 5 - Opening Day!
Updated: Jun 4, 2019
Celebrate the start of our 13th season in the Center by wearing your fanciest decorated hat to the opening day of the Market! Garden themes encouraged, and the best hat in both adult and child category will win a prize. Forgot your hat? We will have a hat decorating activity for kids both big and small! Be sure to come find us in our traditional spot in the field and parking area next to the Elkins Library.
• YES the Market is held RAIN or SHINE (except for big thunderstorms or violent hail)
• YES dogs are welcome to the Market so long as they are on leash. Please be mindful of the heat!
• YES there are bathrooms available in the Elkins Library. We try to be good neighbors and leave them as neat as we found them!
• YES there is plenty of parking and the Market is flat and easily accessible.
• YES you can use credit cards! Stop at the Market Info tent and use your credit card to purchase wooden tokens in $5 increments. Tokens are good at ALL vendors and at both our summer Markets and the indoor winter Markets.
• YES you are welcome to bring as many friends, neighbors, and family members as you would like to the Market!
Things To Expect This Season
• More greens and veggies than ever before • Pasture-raised meats that are extra tasty • Many different cheeses, fermented veggies, sauces, pickles, and more • A great selection of artisan breads and sweet baked goods • Guest vendors and food demonstrations • Live music at each and every market •Selected crafts to give to a friend or gift to yourself • The Elkins Library book sale (check inside the library)
Our 2019 Vendors
You will find many of your favorite vendors from past seasons, plus several exciting new vendors joining our community this year. Sadly we will be saying farewell to Doug Breed from Red Fox Farm. Doug recently passed this past winter, and he will be sorely missed. Stop by the tent that will be featuring some of his fine relishes, check out the pictures, and if his dog Beau is there be sure to give him a pat.
Remember that produce is seasonal, so you won’t be finding tomatoes at the first market. However…there will be plenty of tomato seedlings!
Around the Market
• Enjoy live music by our pal Kyle Masterson who has opened the Market for us the last five years and is back by popular demand!
• Check out the “Solarize Canterbury” table and find out how this group is working together with 603Solar and our community to bring solar energy to more homes in Canterbury!
• Step into the library to browse the book sale. A nice hardcover book makes great summer reading at the beach or camp.
Many Thanks to Our Market Members!
With their generous donation of $25 per year, they help us to bring the Canterbury Community Farmers Market to life, and have supported us for the past 13 years. Stop by the Market Info Tent to renew your membership, or learn how you can become a Member, too.
“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World