The Sandwich Farmers Market grew substantially this past summer and a holiday market at the Sandwich Grange was very successful. The growing demand for locally grown and locally made food suggests that a winter market, once a month, might also succeed.
“If people come and buy, the January market will encourage lots of us to grow more and better throughout the year,” said Martha Carlson of Range View Farm. “Many of us are just learning how to grow lettuce, greens and even carrots through the winter. We’ve just planted radishes for harvest in February.”
The market vendors include: Sandwich Coffee Roasters with shade-grown coffees; Prodigal Brewery with beer, mustard and pretzels; Bob’s Baguettes with fresh baguettes and canvas bags; Range View Farm with winter greens, lettuce, carrots, beets, jams, maple syrup; Booty Farm with garlic, cornmeal, and relish; Tanna Farm with dry beans, pop corn, potatoes, squash, hats and mittens, eggs and blueberry coffee cake; Anne Made with scones, cookies, bread and muffins; Chestnut Meadow Farm with eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic and onions; and Mountain Breeze Farm with maple syrup, pork and beef.