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by Josh Wood Friday October 3, 2008

apple timeNotes from the Pawtuxet Farmers’ Market:

The weather hurt the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market in September, but we expect a nice day Saturday. During rain days, fewer farmers attend the market because harvesting crops in the rain is difficult and they expect fewer customers. The farmers who come to the market during the rain often do not bring as many fruits and vegetables as usual because they do not want them to rot if sales are low.

That should not happen this Saturday. Put away your raincoat and get outside. We expect Baby Greens, Moosup River Farm, Surfside Soaps, Palmieri’s Bakery and Pak Express to be the market, in addition to Longentry Farm, Barden Orchards, Bernie Bieder’s honey, Blue Sky Farm and Zephyr Farm.

The Big Green Used Book Sale will be held Saturday at the market, starting at 9.
Paperbacks on the tables will be $1 and hardcovers will be $2. Special books will be $3. Mass market paperbacks in boxes on the ground will be 4 for $1. Starting at 11:3, all books will be half price. The sale will end at noon. Please bring your own bag, although we will have some. Book donations can still be dropped off on the front porches at 25 Berwick Lane, 10 & 18 Williams Avenue and 37 Ferncrest Avenue. Sale proceeds pay for the market’s environmental projects. Past proceeds have paid for two of the new tulip trees at the market ($500) and printing labels for the berry box reuse program ($300). We could use some volunteers to help with the sale, particularly packing up at noon to take leftover books to the Pawtucket Public Library. If you would like to help, please call Steve Stycos at 461-2618.

Odds and Ends
Thanks to Julie Bradley and the other volunteers who husked 1600 ears of corn for the Cranston School lunch program last week. Thanks also to Cranston farmer Vinny Confreda for donating the corn.

Nick Jackson, Annemarie Bruun’s son, is looking for an apartment for a couple of months. Nick was run over by a truck while riding his bike in the bike lane on Allens Avenue and is recovering from a broken pelvis. He needs a place that does not have a lot of stairs while he is rehabilitating. If you have a place Nick could rent, please call Annemarie or Nick at 467-8271.

The Pawtuxet Farmers’ Market. 9-12 at Rhode on the Pawtuxet.

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