Farmers' Market

Robert Daniels

Rain, Economy Put Damper on Farmers' Market

The general impression is that the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market is having a slow start to its 35th year. Farmers are weathering a recession as well as the persistent rains which are dampening the enthusiasm of crops and shoppers alike.

Nailing down anything more specific, though, is hard work. There are 40 vendors at the West Tisbury market and as many prognostications about the coming season. The market opens from 9 to noon tomorrow for its second Wednesday, and for the fourth Saturday, July 4.

Experiment in Marketing: A Real Farmers’ Vegetable Sale

Vegetables, just picked from the garden, can be as colorful and as totally seductive to the eye as a bouquet of flowers, and bring joy to the palate as well. Such vegetables will abound at the Agricultural Hall grounds in West Tisbury on Saturday morning when the first session of the revived Farmers’ Market is held.
Beets and carrots, peas and beans, broccoli and squash and a dozen varieties of lettuce will be on hand at the market along with eggs, and home-baked goods and preserves. A happy hunting ground indeed for the gourmet.