The Washington Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 30th year in town this summer.
Central Park will again host the Thursday evening event. Market manager Bob Shepherd recalls the first year had about six vendors and now during busy weeks there can be as many 45 producers, bakers, ready to eat food vendors, and artisans. To become a vendor contact Shepherd or the Main Street Washington office, the first time someone has a booth it is free and after that it is $3 per market. To have a booth it must be a product that you make, bake, or grow.
Shepherd shares you’ll likely see baked goods, as well as rhubarb, asparagus, lettuces, radishes, and ready made food like burgers and rangoons. The first wave of fresh strawberries usually is the first of June. The first market of the year will be May 17th and it will run through October 18th, each Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.