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Lovely ramps on Opening Day in 2016.

We’ve been counting down to Opening Day of the 2017 BRFM season, and now it is just over a week away. That got me thinking about what we can expect to see on May 6th at the Market.

Of course, every opening day and for that matter, every market day has its share of surprises. We never know exactly what to expect due to the vagaries of the weather and other factors that affect what vendors end up bringing. But if last year’s opening day is any indications, we can make some educated guesses about what we’ll see for the first month of the season.

We will most likely be seeing asparagus and rhubarb, along with radishes, onions, carrots, greens, and hopefully, ramps and morels! There will also be lots of flowers and garden and bedding plants for sale. Strawberries should show up in May as well!

You can expect to see honey, cheeses, maple syrup, meat, eggs, breads, pastries, and other artisan foods. There will also be ready-to-eat breakfast foods, dog treats, and prepared foods like hummus, krauts, jerky, granola, and much more.

Once again, we will be “Kicking the Plastic Habit”, so don’t forget your re-usable shopping bags. And we will again provide a trash/recycle/compost center next to the information booth for your convenience.

Representatives Greg Porter and Ed Delaney will be there to do their annual Sapling Giveaway. I have a beautiful little Dogwood tree in my front yard from their giveaway two years ago! They passed out 300 saplings last year on opening day.

Every Saturday market all season has live music, friendly well-behaved dogs, lots of happy children, and naturally our helpful volunteers and friendly welcoming vendors.  They’ve been working hard, so come see us on May 6th to see what they have – just for you!