Library Day at the Farmer’s Market will be on Saturday, September 13 from 9 to 1 under the events tent. This event kicks off the 15th anniversary celebration of the current library building. On display will be historic photos from the original library buildings and mosaics created by members of Thayer’s Teen Advisory Group. They’ll also have a face painter, a scavenger hunt, and a drop in craft for kids. If you complete the scavenger hunt on Library Day, you can drop it off at the library for a free small prize. Be sure to check out the library’s website for more upcoming events to celebrate 140 years of community connections, 15 years through these doors.
The Braintree Farmers Market has been enjoying a remarkable 2014 season and will continue to operate through the month of October with a Special Indoor Thanksgiving Market on November 22nd. The fall harvest season is already upon us and there’s plenty of fresh corn, tomatoes, peaches, apples, a variety of squashes, pumkins, plants, herbs and much more, all grown locally right here in southeastern Massachusetts. Fresh baked goods, including a wide variety of breads, rolls, croissants, pretzels, scones, cupcakes, pies, whoopie pies, tea breads, baklava, cake pops, cookies, macarons and more. From an extensive selection of seafood to hormone and antibiotic-free beef, pork, lamb, along with free range chicken and eggs. Locally made soaps and lotions, jams, honey, relishes, pickles, pastas, cheeses, wines from local vineyards, locally roasted coffees, teas, mushrooms, Vermont maple syrup, olive oils, vinegars, sauces, ice cream, and an assortment of deliciously prepared foods that are ready to eat. The market offers a Market Moolah program which are tokens purchased with credit/debit or EBT cards and used as currency with our vendors and farmers for shopping convenience. The Braintree Farmers Market is brought to you by the efforts of volunteers who recognize the value of local foods, environmental issues and, most importantly, the strong sense of community that has blossomed in our efforts to bring this event to Braintree. The market runs on Saturdays from 9 to 1, rain or shine, in front of the Braintree Town Hall. In the event of severe weather conditions the market will be moved inside the town hall auditorium. Thanks to everyone who supports this labor of love and, if you have never been to the market, now is the perfect time to try us out. The market is currently looking for volunteers. If you would like to help us out please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on Saturday.