This Saturday at the Farmers' Market: Pumpkins and Paw Paws

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by Josh Wood Friday October 17, 2008

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

Pumpkin & Paw Paw Festival
Hay rides, a cooking demonstration, canoe rides, a nature walk, a baked goods and plant sale, a kids craft activity and a pot exchange will all be part of Saturday’s Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market’s Pumpkin and Paw Paw Festival from 9 AM to 12 PM.

Saturday’s activities include:
HAY RIDES: sponsored by the Pawtuxet Village Association from 9 to 12:30 . The cost is $2 per adult or $5 for a family of three or more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Twice Told Tales, 2210 Broad Street on the Cranston side of Pawtuxet Village and at the market. Reservations recommended.

CANOE RIDES: Friends of the Pawtuxet, will have canoes available at 9, 10 or 11 a.m. They will be launched from the lower parking lot of the Rhodes-On-The-Pawtuxet banquet hall. Fall foliage is at its peak for this trip. $3 per adult and $1 per child, Reservations required. Contact Hillary at (401)-784-8240 or

NATURE WALK: Will depart at 10 AM from the lower Rhodes parking lot, and amble through forests, meadows and marshland along the river hiking trails identifying plants.

POT EXCHANGE: Market customers are also urged to donate unwanted plastic plant pots and six packs for our farmers and local gardeners to reuse next spring. The Edgewood Garden Club will supervise the pot exchange.

The garden club will also hold a plant sale, a bake sale and a free kids craft activity. In addition, the club will give away free recipes. At the same time, Johnston & Wales culinary students will conduct “Veggin Out,” demonstrating quick ways to incorporate more produce into your diet.

And farmers will have plenty of peppers, winter squash, apples, potatoes, lettuce, onions, beets and, of course, pumpkins and paw paws.

See you Saturday at the market.

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