Squash, 49 Percent & Computer Help

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by Josh Wood Friday October 31, 2008

Here’s a note from the Friends of the Pawtuxet about Saturday’s market.

Autumn Market
The Pawtuxet Village Farmers market will have plenty of pumpkins, carrots, apples, winter squash, eggs, greens and other fall vegetables Saturday. The heavy frost finished the season for Mike Dahlquist of Longentry Farm, but he is already planning for next year. While many other markets close after this week, our farmers decided to stay open until November 22 because we have such loyal customers.

Sandy Agronick of Surfside Soaps will not be at the market this week, but will be back at the market November 8 for people who would like to buy some local Christmas presents.

Berry Box Reuse Booms
This year we supplied 4800 berry boxes to farmers, a 49 percent increase from last year. Farmers use the boxes at other markets and have drastically reduced their purchases of new boxes. That both reduces waste and cuts their costs. Please wash and save your boxes over the winter, so we will have plenty for strawberry season which is only 7 ½ months away. Thanks for making this program a success.

Computer Help Needed
Friends of the Pawtuxet needs some computer help. Our immediate problem is our mailing list needs to be transferred from one computer to another. We also need someone to manage our web site because Rod Rodrigues has gone to Texas for a year. If you are interested, please contact Steve Stycos at

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