Any remnants of the New England winter have gone away as summer weather begins to set in for the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. Along with the weather comes the opening of Tuesday Market, a farmer’s market in downtown Northampton. Ben James and Oona Coy founded the market and also co-own Town Farm, a vendor at the market.
Danielle Smith and Lauren Caprio are co-owners of Bear Root Herb Farm, a greenhouse operation in Florence, Ma, selling vegetable, plant, and herb starts. Like Bear Root Herb farm, Ben explains that most of the vendors come to the market from fairly close by. In fact, Town Farm is not a misnomer. It’s located right in Northampton.
For more information about the Tuesday Market, including details about all the vendors selling at the market, visit northamptontuesdaymarket.com. More information about Town Farm and Bear Root Herb Farm can be found at nohotownfarm.com and bearrootherbfarm.com
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