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Opening Day Activities Today at Farmers' Market

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The Stratford Health Department is pleased to announce the 2012 opening day celebration of the Stratford Farmers' Market on Monday, June 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the DeLuca Field overflow parking lot in the South End of Stratford.

"Come join us for our opening day celebration and enjoy locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables," says Health Director Andrea Boissevain. The opening day celebration will feature touch-a-truck, face painting, free blood pressure screenings, and much more!

The market will run every Monday until the end of October from 2 to 6 p.m., rain or shine. As in previous years, seasonal Connecticut-grown produce, freshly cut herbs and flowers, local shellfish, baked goods and crafts will be featured.

Laura Dobosz June 04, 2012 at 02:29 PM
It's wonderful to have a market in town however, it is unfortunate it is being held at a time when most residents are either in work or school and cannot attend. I can't help but wonder why the organizers chose such and inconvenient time.
re26 June 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Agreed. It seems they are unaware that Stratford's demographic is likely not flush with an abundant 'stay at home mom' population.
Jason Bagley (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Weather update: The market is still on but opening day activities such as music, face painting and balloons will be postponed until Monday, July 2.
Betty Childs June 25, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I wish they would reconsider the day of the week and time. I would love to buy fresh fruits and produce but I can't even leave work for a half hour during those hours. Very inconvenient.
Jason Bagley (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Hey Betty, I'm going to try and get an answer for you. Perhaps it's the only time the vendors are able to meet. I don't know. But I agree to have it on a Monday before the typical workday ends means many people are probably missing out.
Hazel Meredith June 25, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I agree with the posters above about time of day. I work in Shelton and can never get there in time. Would love to support our local merchants however!
Gabriel Kotter June 25, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Too bad SNAP programs can't be applied to the venders' produce, at least we would have an idea where the funding is being spent. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/24/top-secret-what-food-stamps-buy/
Betty Childs June 25, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Thanks Jason, any information is helpful. Maybe one Sunday a month. I think the vendors would make out along with the residents. :)
Helene E. Logan June 25, 2012 at 07:00 PM
I agree with the posts above. Many of us commute (unfortunately) and cannot support the market and buy fresh, healthy and local. Wasn't it open until 6 in the past? That wasn't much more convenient, but certainly better than a 2 hour window. I am amazed that people still assume that there are loads of us who work within minutes of our homes in Stratford (a evidenced by early closings of various shops, etc.). While I would love for it to be so, times have changed. Trust me, if I could work closer to home, I absolutely would.Oh well.

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