Annual Vendors Meeting Tomorrow

Attn All Vendors: Don’t forget to stay after market this Friday for our annual vendors meeting. We have some elections on the agenda for Application Committee and App Committee Chairperson. This is a vital role for the market and we need it filled by one of our members. The market has been running smoothly for a few years now thanks to Michael Rossney and Bette Kral and the rest of the committee. It’s time for others to step up! Please come to the meeting immediately following the market.

Libra Woods Charm


Let me read your horoscope: if you come to the Stonington Farmers Market this Friday from 10AM to Noon you will find the most gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and mini-shallots at Libra Woods Farm.

Look for Richard and his Libra Woods stand  at the left hand side on the bottom of the hill in the market’s main aisle.All the charm you expect at a farmers market you’ll find here.

He has some pretty zucchini and summer squash, too. Perfect for that zook chip recipe we published on the website a few weeks ago.

These petite shallots are a very popular item. Richard also grows garlic and told me that this year he sold out. That’s 1500 heads of garlic, to be exact! People are eating smarter and locally grown produce is good for you. Be sure to check out Libra Woods’ jams and preserves while you’re there. They make great gifts.


Winter is Coming

The Island Heritage Trust wants you to know that winter is coming. They must be Game of Thrones fans over there…but seriously, take advantage of this workshop on energy efficiency and find out more about the IHT at the Stonington Farmers Market this Friday from 10AM to Noon.
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Gear Up For 44 North

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The Stonington Farmers Market season continues every Friday from 10AM to Noon. 44 North Coffee has cool logo t-shirts and coffee gear as well as their beans and brew (roasted right here on Deer Isle). Confused by all the coffee flavor choices? Melissa Raftery, co-owner of the company, is happy to help you choose the best one for your taste.

MOT on the Road Invites You Sept 9th…

We thought our Stonington Farmers Market vendors might be interested in knowing about this “MOT on the Road” session. Maine offers many training and brainstorming opportunities for its working citizens. (This is sometimes what we do when we’re not working 10AM to Noon every Friday at our market!)Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 4.35.52 PM

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Child’s Play

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Adjacent to the Stonington Farmers Market is the Island Community Center playground. We love to see children enjoying themselves there while their parents shop every Friday from 10AM to Noon.

Community Center Auction this Sunday

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The Stonington Farmers Market is held in the parking lot of the Island Community Center (ICC) every Friday from 10AM to Noon. This Sunday August 30th at 2PM the ICC is having its annual fundraising auction to benefit its wonderful community outreach programs. The auction will take place in the ICC gymnasium.

One of the many wonderful items up for auction will be “The Cove” mixed media painting of a skiff in the fog by Stonington artist and seasonal resident Katy Allgeyer of Art By Katy.  This original painting is valued at $1200 and all proceeds from its sale will benefit the ICC. See the painting (and bid on it!) tomorrow at the auction.

Headin’ To Texas Sale

Marse Armory is packing up her colorful Bluemoon Market Arts and taking it to Texas for the winter. That’s your chance to buy all of her glass jewelry and kinetic wind art at 10-25% off from now until her departure on September 17th. Find her at the Stonington Farmers Market every Friday til then from 10AM to Noon.

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 4.17.21 PMMarse is also showing Bluemoon Market Arts at these venues:
Tuesday Brooksville Farmers Market
Wednesday Deer Isle Village Farmers Market
Thursday Deer Isle Village Artisan’s Market
Saturday Blue Hill Farmers Market

Annual Vendors Meeting Sept 4th

After the Stonington Farmers Market next Friday from 10AM to Noon (Sept 4th)  we request all vendors of the 2015 market to attend the Annual Meeting. It will be held outside at our president Bob Bowen’s Sunset Acres Farm & Dairy tent centrally located at the foot of the hill immediately after all vendors have taken down their tents.

This meeting we have an important agenda. The Application Committee members are all stepping down after doing a wonderful job for several consecutive years. We need to elect new committee members as well as a committee chairperson. We do not anticipate the meeting requiring too much time.

If you would like anything else to be brought up at the meeting now is the time to  tell Bob and our secretary Courtenay Haight so it can get on the agenda. We hope to see you all there even if you’ve already stopped showing for the season.

Owl Theme at Market

Handmade greeting card of Owl by River Wind Woolies.

Handmade greeting card of Owl by River Wind Woolies.

There is definitely an owl theme to be found throughout the Stonington Farmers Market every Friday from 10AM to Noon if you look for it…

“Who Cooks For You” painting of Barred Owl ©Katy Allgeyer /Art By Katy

WHO who Who has owl themed items? Check out these vendors and see if you might also discover some others. Keep your eyes open and shop “wisely”. ;-)
Owl Stools by Geoffrey Warner Studio

Owl Stools by Geoffrey Warner Studio