FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNION FARMER’S MARKET CELEBRATES SPRING’S ARRIVAL MAY 19
Union Maine, May 9, 2017 –3PM – 6PM on the Union Common
The Union Farmer’s Market Opening Day celebrates Spring’s arrival of the Birds and Bees. Opening Day activities include birdhouse building for kids with John Twomey and Leigh Norcott, a performance by musical guests, The Rusty Hinges, and a basket weaving demonstration by guest vendor Marion Gray of Union Art League.
Union Farmer’s Market begins the 2017 season celebrating Spring’s long, slow tantalizing unfolding. Anticipating the arrival of the migratory birds and pollinators that help it blossom, “Birds & Bees” is the focus of this week’s market from 3 to 6 pm on the Union Common.
“Word is getting out about the market,” says Elaine Frost, enthusiastic co-coordinator. “We have grown to 18 vendors this year. People enjoy the family atmosphere and the opportunity to know where their food comes from. It’s not just our food that’s good; we are really involving our community in positive ways each week.” UFM broadened the offerings of music, kid’s activities and presentations to appeal to just about everyone.
Every Friday afternoon from May 19 through September 29, vendors fill the Union Common with an abundance of fresh picked foods: Cheeses from goats, cows and water buffalo; berries from the patch, fruits from the orchard; fresh picked greens, and vegetables; medicinal and culinary herbs, micro-greens, baby and field greens; pasture raised beef, pork, lamb, free range poultry, duck and chicken eggs. Vendors also make edible products from their farms and kitchens: maple syrup, honey, jams, jellies, oils and vinegars, breads, cookies, candies, and meat pies. We have several vendors who create items for the home and body: goat milk soaps, felted hand work, artistic creations, and hand crafted salves, herbal teas and body nourishing skin products.