Farmers Markets opening for season

As summer quickly approaches, local farmers are gathering their bounty in preparation for the return of area farmers’ markets.

Many local communities have markets featuring a variety of products from fresh fruits and vegetables to flowers and prepared foods.

Whitehall’s market, held at the SkenesboroughPark from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through late October opened Tuesday and features a handful of local farmers.

Granville’s market also opened earlier this week and will be held every Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. in its new location at the Big Lots park lot.

There are also a number of markets nearby in Vermont. Poultney’s market will open on June 20 and will be held every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the north side of Main Street.

In Fair Haven, local farmers will begin selling their wares on June 14 and the market will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday through Columbus Day on the Town Green.

The Castleton Farmers Market is embarking on its fifth year of bringing local produce and goods to the community.

The market will open for the first time this season later today and will be held every Thursday from 3:30 to 6 p.m., rain or shine, through Oct. 3. 

The market is located on Main Street next to Citizens Bank in the heart of the village, across from the Castleton Free Library. Parking is available on Main Street. 

Although cash remains the accepted form of currency at local markets, many are branching out to include alternative forms of payment. Many will now accept EBT cards and Bob Andersen, market manager for the Whitehall and Granville markets, said he has a machine that swipes the cards and gives back wooden dollars in turn, which people can spend like money with vendors. He said farmers’ markets are the only place for WIC spending as well.

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