My friend, Jess, and I are working on putting together a Community Market in Barrington. It will be in the evening, from 5-7, on the first Wednesday of each Month for July, August and September. There will be live music, a farmer's market, artisans, local crafters and maybe even some local authors. The event will be at the Christmas Dove, which has a beautiful pond area and lawns, prefect for a picnic with the family followed by some grocery shopping with the local farmers, gift purchasing for yourself or others, with local artisans, maybe pick up a good summer read.
Calef's and the stores in, and around, their building will be staying open late that night. It's also the night the Town Hall and Library are already open late, so we are hoping this will give the residents of Barrington the opportunity to spend time getting to know, a bit better, their community and what it has to offer.
Jess and I went to Calef's today, during their Easter event, to hand out flyers, and start spreading the word. If you live in Barrington, and would like to join in as a vendor, please let me know. Or if you know someone that lives in Barrington that should be there, I'd like to know that, too.
It's been a couple weeks since I posted anything for the Dark Days challenge. The challenge has not been eating local, it's been remembering to post! I made a fabulous soup yesterday with local ingredients, that even the girls gobbled up!
My yard: Garlic
Local: Onion (Purcell Farm), Beef Stock made by me with Lasting Legacy beef bones, Veggie Stock made by me from local produce, Beans I used the Bean soup blend from Baer Beans, which was beautiful, and yummy, Salt (Maine Salt Company), Goat Burger (Riverslea Farm), Sage (A friend's garden), Cabbage dried by me last fall (Brookford Farm).
Not Local: Pepper
I hope you all have a great Easter!