Dartmouth Farmers Market continues its healthy run June 2

May 18, 2023

The Dartmouth Farmers Market will open to the public Friday, June 2 for its 17th season. 

The farmers markets will take place from 12to 5 p.m. on Fridays at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 789 Dartmouth St.

This year a seven-member committee designed a plan for the market that strives to present the fresh and sustainable produce from the surrounding communities. The new plan also features local musicians and community organizations that will provide updated information involving health, artistic presentations and elderly care.

Susan Murray and her husband Tony Wood of Flying Carrot Farm located off Elm Street will be offering pasture-raised chickens, chicken eggs and duck eggs. Murray has served as the market manager for the last five years. They will be assisted by Westport farmer Chris English and his assistant Ryan Miller.  

English’s farm, Groundwork Farm, is located on Pine Hill Road in Westport and will be providing the market with fruit and vegetables.  

Jeff Sampson, dean of the Dartmouth Farmers Market, is a Westport farmer and a charter member of the Dartmouth Farmers Market. The Sampson Family farm and homestead is one of the oldest potato, fruit and vegetable farms in the area.

Nurcha Foods, a Fall River farm, produces a variety of micro greens and mushrooms without using pesticides. Jim Watkins, owner of the farm, specializes in shitake, lions mane, beech and a variety of oyster mushrooms.

Brooke Werley, owner of Emergence Gardens, will have flowers to support co-creating a global food forest through networking backyard and community gardens.

Rose Kazin will supply the market with baked goods, including shortbreads, small fruit pies and gluten free oatmeal bites. Peoples Pressed, created by Amanda Desrosiers, will provide the market with cold-pressed juices.  

Crafts by Donna Cordeiro will offer a variety of crafts, including cozies and market bags. She is joined by fellow crafter Erica Hamer of Nautical Creations, whose specialties include sailor bracelets, rope wreaths and pet toys.  

Lee Murray of FS Designs serves as the “grand dame artist of the sewing machine.’’ Like Cordeiro, Murray can create just about anything that can be sewn, stitched or crocheted. Black Kettle Kettle Corn will be provided by Liz and Jenny.