Monday, May 31, 2010

Hartland Farmers Market makes grand debut at Hartland Farm Fest 2010

The Hartland Farmers Market received a great start at this year's Hartland Farm Fest 2010.  We were introduced by Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee, with a followup by Senator Patrick Leahy.  HFM manager Sharon Irwin presented Roger Allbee with some sample products provided by market vendors, and then Farm Fest gave Roger Allbee and Patrick Leahy honorary Farm Fest T shirts, which will be on sale later this summer at the market.   See you there!

                                                                                                               Our first booth!

The Maxham Family Farm receives recognition from
 Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee.

 Market manager Sharon Irwin presents vendor samples to Roger Allbee and Senator Patrick Leahy.
                (note the Energy Committee and Transition Town Hartland booths in background.)

Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife Marcelle talk about the importance of farming.

Everybody receives a Hartland Farm Fest T shirt.
(available at the farmers market later this summer)
Marcelle Leahy tries making a smoothie on a Transition Town Hartland bicycle blender.

Roger Allbee and Sharon Irwin end with a power discussion of farmers markets!