Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wellfleet Farmer's Market Opens for the Season

Wellfleet’s farmers’ market was held this morning, behind Preservation Hall. If you need plants for your garden, strawberry and tomato, or perhaps a couple sunflower seedlings, head on down.
I sensed an overwhelming sense of enthusiasm and delight emanating from the merchants, limited in number for this first event of the season. I picked up a dozen eggs for the guests coming Memorial Day weekend and did so to song, because one of the innovations this year is musical accompaniment. Harriet Korim and Rick Arnoldi were strumming their guitars and greeting shoppers as they entered the yard. I purchased a chocolate cherry tomato plant from Victoria Peccarro, whose work I had admired at past Preservation Hall wreath pageants. Victoria also had marvelous greens and kale for sale. I saw my old friend Nate Cook, who had come looking to buy strawberries. (None yet.) Dianne Collatos, from Bass River, had a diverse selection of items for sale, including lemon lavender marmalade and spinach pie, all organic.
Dianne also does catering and will be present at the market with her Art-of-the-Meal takeaway every Wednesday. Unfortunately, Wildflour Bakery, present last year, suffered oven failure. Tracy Plaut was distributing samples of Wildflour's yummy blueberry cake that had mostly perished in the meltdown. We are so fortunate to have a farmers’ market in Wellfleet. Thank you to organizer Sharyn Lindsay, as well as to Preservation Hall for hosting this great community event.