Farmers market ready to start the season


MEXICO — The River Valley Farmers Market Association met on April 13 to discuss plans for the upcoming season of the market.

Association farmer-members are ready to serve the local community with farm fresh produce, meat, eggs and bakery products. The market, in the second year of its restart, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the parking lot of Labonville.

Current members are also hoping to enlarge the market as it draws more customers. They are seeking vendors such as farmers and artisans, beekeepers or someone to sell flowers. For market questions and a membership application, contact is association President Gail Cutting, at Grandma’s House Bakery and Gardens, 364-3424.

Interested vendors may also contact any of the other officers and members: Vice President Stan Haynes, Clay Hill Farm, 576-6451; Secretary Jessica Roy, Roy’s Family Farm, 357-1304; Ann and Dave Kimball, Kimball Farm, 364-7097, Dick and Louise Kangas, Kangas Farm, 665-2053; or Clarice and Larry Hodges, 562-7125.

The next meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Technology Center in Rumford.