23 Aug 2014
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The Durham Farmers' Market Opens!

The Durham's Farmers' Market opened today bringing great food and fun to the town green.

Despite today’s grey weather, the gave residents something to smile about. Nothing is more picturesque than a farmers' market in the heart of town. 

Children enjoyed playtime on the green while parents talked and caught up with their neighbors. Kids and grown-ups enjoyed choosing locally-baked treats and a myriad of foods grown and prepared here in Connecticut.

Market Master, Tina Hurlbert, says that the farmers' market is renewing its commitment to selling Connecticut-grown food. The vendors bake and prepare goods mostly derived from meat, dairy, and produce grown by Connecticut farmers.

The market’s favorite treats change throughout the season based on what the local growers are harvesting. Right now, you’ll find vegetable seedlings as well as other spring plants. Parents are also encouraged to bring a blanket so their young children can enjoy a weekly story read by Cassidy White-Ryan.

Mingling in the crowd, teachers Mike and Alexsis Meurs ended their school day by strolling with their daughter along the town green. When asked what they like the most, they answered, “We enjoy seeing all the people and saying hello, the sense of community here is great.”

Their favorite market purchase, they both agreed, is the cardamom bread made by .

The Farmers' Market runs on Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Durham Town Green from May 3 through September 6. If you missed the opening market day, check out the photo gallery.

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