It’s hard to imagine that a town like Putney has made it so long without a farmers’ market. Although our area is gifted by rich soils and willing growers, the folks who farm around here have been traveling outside Putney to sell their goods, and to all of us living here, that has been a real shame. That is, until this past Sunday.
Transition Town Putney, a local organization concerned with the food security and post-oil viability of our region, has galvanized the population once again, and created a fabulous market for Putney in only five weeks’ time. Bringing together a steering committee of willing and experienced locals, the group drew upon the resources of NOFA-VT and Post Oil Solutions to start a 6-week harvest season market. The grand opening on Labor Day weekend was a thrilling success, with tourists and locals mixing in happy, abundant crowds.
Although this site is only in its beginning stages, in the future it will be a place for you to check and see who’s selling at market, week by week, as well as what musicians, performances and special events you can look forward to at the market. This fall, we will culminate our first season with a celebration on 10-10-10, the 350.org global work party day. So stay tuned for more announcements on that.
Market policies and applications are available in the menu bar at the top. Please read the policies before submitting an application, to make sure you really are interested!
Enjoy these few black and white shots from our grand opening, and we’ll see you this Sunday from 11-2, at the Community Gardens in Putney!