SHARON – The town of Sharon is gearing up to kick off another season with a new and improved Farmer’s Market.
The new Farmer’s Market will be held in downtown Sharon in the Laurel Technical Institute parking lot, 200 Sterling Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday beginning July 9 and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through from July 13.
“Our goal is to create a community-focused event,” said Courtney Cilli, Downtown Events Coordinator. “Our goal is to double the number of visitors to over 1,000.”
Cilli said one of the goals of the farmers market was to have live music and activities for children. They will also have food trucks that will use fresh produce from farmers in the form of The Big Green Thing and Two Sides and a Meat.
“It will be a wholesome, community-driven event that will also include a fitness activity like yoga to start the morning off,” Cilli said.
The city has had a new logo produced for the Farmers’ Market and is fixing the details for live music and events taking place during the markets.
Cilli said she has five sponsors and the city welcomes more sponsors.
They are also looking for farmers. So far, seven to ten farmers have registered.
“We want a local honey producer and a meat company,” Cilli said. “We would also like to integrate these aspects into the farmers market.”
Farmers who grow fresh vegetables and fruits have already registered, but others are still welcome.
“When I took over, my job was to create new events and support old events,” Cilli said. “We wanted to make it an event to attract as many people as possible and hopefully sell out the farmers every week.”
As more details are revealed, Cilli will update the event on Facebook. For each farmer’s market, she will include details such as who will be playing live music so people can plan their attendance.
“I really want to encourage people to come out and support the farmers,” Cilli said.
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