The Andover Farmers’ Market begins its 6th season on Saturday, June 30, 2012 running until October 6, 2012. The market is held every Saturday from 12:30-3:30 on the lawn of the Andover Historical Society at 97 Main Street, Andover. Since its establishment in 2007, the Andover Farmers’ Market’s mission has been to promote healthy eating, sustainability, and local economies while fostering community involvement and Andover’s farming tradition.
This year’s vendors come from all over Massachusetts, bringing only the highest quality items, rain or shine. From bakers, to farmers, to artisans and crafters, the vendors bring energy and unique products to Andover. Returning vendors include SwissBakers, Boston Hill Farm, Quinn’s Canine Café, Soula’s Salsa, Gaouette Farm, Jess’ Jams, Farmer Dave, and the Andover High School Sustainable Garden Project.
The Andover Farmers’ Market will also host several new vendors including Goodies Homemade who has been featured on Rachel Ray and is known for using natural ingredients for gourmet baking. Also joining the farmers’ market is John Crow Farm of Groton. John Crow Farm offers a variety of pasture-raised poultry and grass-fed meat as well as specialty items. Other new vendors include Tselio’s Flowers, Nobscot Artisan Cheese, Rejuvalate, and Turtle Creek River Winery.
Throughout the Farmers’ Market season, musical entertainment and local organizations will be present at the market. This year, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Bracco of Rowley will provide light acoustic sounds on opening day, while the Andover Historical Society will host display an “Historical Object of the Week” related to the farming history of Andover. Also, Farmers’ Market related programs, including a lecture “The History of Cookbooks” will take place at the Andover Historical Society throughout the summer.