About Wakefield CAP

The working/draft mission of Wakefield Climate Action Project of Wakefield Massachusetts USA is to create and promote programs that address global climate and environmental issues. Our current projects include supporting a farmer's market in Wakefield (Farmer's Market), encouraging elementary students at Dolbeare and other schools to walk to school in the mornings (Walking School Bus), hosting educational forums at the library (Educational Forums), working to encourage expansion of town recycling efforts (Recycling), and NEW - initiating an Anti-Idling Campaign in Wakefield. You can get more information on these projects by clicking on the links on the right or on our Home Page http://www.wakefieldcap.org/

We are always looking for new members and good project ideas. If you are interested in joining us or have an idea for a project, email us at: info@wakefieldcap.org.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Farmer's Market

The Wakefield Farmers Market

The Wakefield Initiative, in cooperation with the Wakefield Climate Action Project, is planning a weekly farmer’s market at Hall Park on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, beginning July 11th through October 17th 2009. A successful farmers market would be a valuable asset to Wakefield, enhancing the local sense of community and the local economy as well as creating an opportunity for residents of other towns to discover Wakefield. Farmer’s markets are not only a great way to buy locally grown products and produce from Massachusetts, but are also used by towns and cites to draw attention and activity to a particular area and/or business.

We plan to have a diverse selection of products brought to you by a wonderful group of reputable vendors from Massachusetts. A few of our potential vendors include:

Farmer Dave’s at Brox Farm, high-quality produce (Dracut)
Giovanna Gelato (Newton) amazing gelato
Petsi’s Pies (Somerville and Cambridge), sweet and savory pies
Swiss Bakers (Reading) unbelievable pastries and coffee
Gone to the Dogs (Wakefield) our own unique dog boutique on Albion
Flowers by Melinda (Wakefield), also on Albion, creative flowers by (talented) Melinda
Silver Clay (Wakefield) Main St. gem, unique gifts that are never boring!
Jamspot (Wakefield) Robert Wass will be joining us for part of the season to provide the market with live music. His recording/practice studio is located on Teal Rd.
Coutts Specialty Foods (Boxborough) “Mothers” jams and jellies

You can access more information at our website (still a work in progress) at www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.com. If you have any questions or wish to sponsor the market, please contact Kelli Stromski, Market Manager, at 781-246-9449. We hope to see you in July 2009!



1 comment:

Paul Mozell said...

Although I think this is a great idea I have to wonder why there is only one farmer listed as a vendor. I'd rather see half a dozen farmers and one or 2 related local dealers. As I see it, the great benefit of farmers' markets is the emphasis on buying local produce, something Shaws and Stop and Shop apparently have no interest in doing at the moment.