*REGRETTABLY, THERE WILL BE NO EDGARTOWN FARMER’S MARKET THIS SEASON*
History of :
The town recently gave approval for a farmer’s market, sponsored by the Edgartown School and PTO, to be held at the school this summer. All items sold at the market will be Island-made or Island-grown.
At the heart of the new Edgartown Farmers’ Market is the booth run by the Edgartown School’s PTO. And at the heart of that booth are students at the school.
As part of the Island Grown Schools (IGS) program, Edgartown School established a garden behind the school in the fall of 2008. That winter, at a meeting with the PTO, Principal John Stevens suggested creating a farmers’ market. And why not? A market would be a logical extension of the IGS mission, “…to connect children on Martha’s Vineyard with the local food system.” Or, as Melinda DeFeo of Island Grown Schools put it, “We teach the kids about food, agriculture, planting, harvesting, and the history of crops.”
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Edgartown, MA 02539
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July 10 thru end of August