Give a pint, save a life

September 15 at the Market
American Red Cross

Attleboro Farmers Market along with New England Tire Attleboro is hosting the American Red Cross Blood Mobile this Saturday, September 15th. Bleeding will commence at 8 am and end at 1 pm.  No appointment is necessary. Donors will receive gifts in thanks for the gift of life. Help us reach our goal of saving 100 lives.  

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.

Featured this week

Join Mind Body Barre® Fitness and Healing Studio this Saturday morning for their signature barre style workout. Please bring a yoga mat. It is not just a workout, it iis a lifestyle dedicated to your mind, body and spirit. Mind Body Barre® offer massage therapy, reiki treatments, meditation, healing arts, intuitive counseling, educational workshops and activities.

  • A Summer Place Farm in Rehoboth will have farm fresh eggs available from their Aracana chickens. They are free range chickens and lay blue eggs.
  • Mello’s Farm has eggs, too! YUM!
  • 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. For more information please see their Facebook pages.
  • Proofed Artisan and Traditional Breads have on the menu: Decadent Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart, farmstand apple, cranberry & Walnut, Loaded Baked Potato, Lemon & Blueberry.
  • Emily Johnson, of Emily’s Garden fame, will be back with her beautiful assortment of homegrown fresh cut flowers including huge zinnias! See her FB page to get a sneak preview.
  • John Atkinson and his Recycled Silver will be back!
  • Team Up, an Attleboro High School club that unites students of all abilities, will be available to recruit new members and discuss what Team Up means to the community.
  • The Attleboro Historical Society will be on hand selling the limited edition Christmas Ornaments! The third edition features the 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!

This weeks’ food drive will benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society and Sacred Heart North Attleboro.

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.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 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 AFM website for complete rules and registration.
  • Early kickoff for the City of Attleboro Restaurant Week which will be held October 1 through 7. Cooking/food demonstrations and sampling will take place all day using farm fresh produce from our local farmers. Watch for which restaurants will participate.
  • Attleboro Cultural Council will be on hand to answer general inquiries regarding the Council and grant applications.

October 20

  • Pumpkin Carving Contest for all ages. Get creative!

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!

Produce vendors

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

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, 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

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.

For more information go to www.AttleboroFarmersMarket.com, www.facebook.com/AttFrmMkt, e-mail AttleboroFarmersMarket@gmail.com or call Market Manager Heather Porreca at 508.736.9061.
Thank you to The Sun Chronicle for sponsoring the Attleboro-Blue Shopping Bags, to Supply New England’s Kitchen and Bath Gallery as the primary sponsor for the new Sunflower T-Shirts and the additional T-Shirt sponsors – Nelson Family Dental, Sangria’s, Haskell Bus Charter Services, Inc., Flynnstall Audio Visual Wizardry, and Conti Real Estate, all of Attleboro.  Shopping bags and T-Shirts will be available for a donation to AFM, a not-for-profit company.

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