REDUCE • REUSE • RECYCLE
Our education topic and kids' activity theme for this week are the three Rs. We often think most about recycling; the ABFM wants to remind us all that the most important of these is the first: REDUCING consumption. What have we purchased recently that we don't really need? Are there ways to meet needs without creating demand for more stuff? All three Rs are important, and at market we'll learn why and some ideas for how!
Now food — that we need. Come to market this Sunday for a huge variety of the real thing!
New Market Hours: 10am – 2pm
ABFM Highlighted SPONSOR of the week
Acton Barn Cooperative Nursery School
Learning through play
The Barn offers two-, three-, and four-day programs for children from 2 years 9 months to 5 years of age. The educational program at the Barn is designed to foster the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of young children.
32 Nagog Park
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
CONTEST: AMERICA'S FAVORITE FARMERS MARKETS
This project of American Farmland Trust is raising national awareness about the importance of supporting fresh food from local farms and farmers. Can the ABFM become a favorite MA market? Vote for the ABFM as your favorite farmers market here!
ACTION ALERT: LOCALLY MADE WINE AND BEER AT FARMERS MARKETS
The MA House of Representatives has passed an Economic Development bill that includes language permitting the sale of locally produced wine and beer at MA farmers markets. Please call your State Representative and State Senator to urge them to preserve the farm wineries language in the bill (currently in Conference Committee). If enacted, this bill would help local wineries and expand the options for MA farmers market–goers. For contact info on state Reps and Senators, visit http://www.wheredoivotema.com.
To learn more about our vendors, performers, artisans, or community table organizations, please visit ABFarmersMarket.org.
ROB'S GARDENS • Littleton, MA
Rob's Gardens sells a great variety of locally field-grown, hard-to-find perennials and New England wildflowers, all guaranteed hardy in our region.
SCOTT & RUSSELL • Groton, MA
Two guys with guitars. Really good guitars.
Scott Card and Russell Kniffin fuse acoustic fingerstyle and electric harmonization to create a fresh, unclassifiable sound. 11:15am–1pm
JA ARTS • Clinton, MA
Janet Armstrong delights with her oil and watercolor paintings.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
Ever wonder why these are always in this order? Why is REDUCE first? Which one yields the greatest environmental and economic savings? Which plastics are the "bad boys" of recycling? Kids will learn their way around these ideas and re-use household materials to make a bird feeder!
Come on down — for Real Food from Real People!
BAGS & APRONS & BUMPER STICKERS —