The Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market returns this Spring with a special Mother’s Day Market on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, from 10AM to 1PM at Wicker Wood, (1114 Wicker Street), near the Walmart entrance, across from Christopher Chevrolet Buick. This Market precedes the season and provides a preview of what’s to come in July when the Market officially begins.
“While it is too early for much produce to be offered, it is an opportunity to showcase the Market site and invite the community to stop by for the many outstanding products that are available such as Willow Wood Farm’s fresh local meats and eggs and Flack’s Country Treasures’ local maple syrup and honey. Harrington’s Gardens hopes to have a few early vegetables from their greenhouse and Daughters’ 5 Farmstand is working hard to offer plants and hanging baskets and promises homemade pies”, stated June Curtis, Market Advisor. “On the eve of Mother’s Day, this early Farmer’s Market is perfectly timed to provide a myriad of options for a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration.”
Joining the regular vendors for the May Market are a few new ones with artwork and crafts. At the “Scentsy” tent, you will find wickless candles in a variety of fragrances, Scentsy Scrubby Buddies (puppet inspired bath toys), essential oils and more. Bert’s Jams and Jellies will wow with bundles of flavors of choice local jams and jellies.
Among many Nature items, Adirondack Backyard Birds will offer stainless steel travel mugs, ceramic mugs, throw pillows, small metal prints and hand towels. Also, large posters of the old Ticonderoga map will be available. Children can choose from a special selection of refrigerator magnets for 25 cents and 50 cents to make a happy Mother’s Day for Mom. Casey plans to setup with his always changing inventory of antiques and unique collectibles.
“In Ticonderoga, we now have not only a thriving Farmers’ Market but also an outstanding food Co-op, both believing in the importance of healthy living”, offered Matt Courtright, Executive Director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the market sponsor. “I was pleased to hear that the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op plans to join us for this Mothers’ Day Farmers’ Market on May 13th. They will bring awareness of their mission and discuss their role in bringing local sustainable food to our community. Manager Bree Backus is preparing a fun project for the kids, so please bring your kids to the farmers’ market for, Let’s Make Tissue Paper Flowers. It is heartening to see our businesses and organizations work together in the interests of bettering our community.”
The “Let’s Make Tissue Paper Flowers kids project sponsored by the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op will be available from 10 AM – 1 PM at the market. All kids are welcome to participate.
“Working on renovating my old homestead has been a thrill; hosting the Farmers Market on our property has been equally awesome”, exclaims Market Manager Carol Wood Ramundo. “I’m so ready for warmer weather and the Mother’s Day Market in May. Please stop by to say hello, peruse the market booths for a special dinner and perhaps a gift for Mom. I look forward to joining the conversations about the positive impacts of buying local, welcoming returning localvores and meeting new ones!”