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Farmers' Market at Forest Park

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   Like everything else, farmers’ markets have made changes for the sake of health and safety.

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       In an order issued in late April, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reiterated that farmers’ markets are considered an essential business, and just like grocery stores, should be permitted to open with precautions.

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Freezing temperatures may have ended the growing season in the Northeast, but farmers are still finding venues to sell products at winter markets.

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      For many a true harbinger of spring is the opening of a farmers’ market.

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       The popularity of winter farmers’ markets has been growing for several years.

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   In a sure sign of spring, the Farmers’ Market at Forest Park opened today in Springfield, Massachusetts and observed a milestone.

Tents at a farmers' market keep the merchandise dry
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The new season for farmers’ markets is beginning in the northeast.

A non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining agriculture in western Massachusetts has begun a campaign to make fresh, local food more accessible to people on SNAP benefits. 

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture is looking to raise $100,000, by the end of the month, to subsidize food purchases by low-income people at local farmers markets. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with CISA Executive Director Philip Korman.

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The growing season is over in the Northeast and it is a melancholy time for fans of farmers’ markets.  Today was the last day of the 18th season for the weekly Farmers’ Market at Forest Park in Springfield, Ma.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the market manager Belle Rita Novak.

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People stocking up on locally grown products at their weekly farmers’ markets in Massachusetts are finding a new item: wine.

The Farmers’ Market at Forest Park in Springfield, now well into its 17th season, offered a first Tuesday – wine sold by the bottle and given out in small samples.

The new vendor was very well received.

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After a long harsh winter, spring has arrived in the northeast, heralded by the return of farmers’ markets throughout the region.

The Farmers’ Market at Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts opened for a new season Tuesday afternoon with more than two dozen vendors and a steady stream of visitors.

Bill Malloy of Springfield bought basil and plants for his home garden.  

" It's just super. It  really convinces you that spring is here. Everybody is having a good time and you get to buy food too."