Rain Fails to Ruin Farmers Market's Opening

The Attleboro Farmers Market takes place on a rainy Saturday morning.

Pouring rain does not top the list of ideal weather conditions for an outdoor farmers market. But that is what  vendors, organizers and customers faced Saturday morning on the opening day of the new community tradition's second season.

Despite the rain, which at some points was slamming to the ground with intense force, lots of people came out to enjoy the various foods, plants, crafts and other features provided by the vendors. 

"We really had good sales today; I had to send my daughter out to get more eggs," said Sue Olson of A Summer Place Farm in Rehoboth.

Eddie Porreca, the market's vendor coordinator, said it was fun to get started after a long off-season of planning.

"I couldn't be more pleased with the turnout, with people braving the weather to enjoy the market," Porreca said. "It will be an absolute packed house the rest of the season, on days when the sun is shining."

The market will continue every Saturday through Oct. 27 (except Sept. 29) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the municipal parking lot on 74 North Main St, next to the .

parkst June 04, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Glad the market is back & I can't really understand the weird animosity expressed here by town trolls who seem somehow riled up by something they can't even be bothered to check out. This is an odd place.
Buck Farack June 04, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Jonathan, Eddie, you are correct, the Buck who posted above is an impostor. I am and always have been a big supporter of the AFM. What's the world coming to when someone usurps another's pseudonym? Sheesh!
Buck Fauxrack June 04, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Attention fake Buck Farack - I - Buck Fauxrack am declaring myself the official Buck Farack imposter of the Attleboro Patch! Please defer all future Farmers market trolling/trashing to me. Regards, BF Yay for Romney!!!!!
HappyRockefeller@ymail.com June 04, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Stop being such an ass. Someone had to say it. It's Dept. of Agriculture not legal requirement!!! And it isn't 10%. Wood comes from trees - trees grow on farms. Clay is in the ground - pottery is made from clay. It is Attleboro's Farmers Market and the Porreca's selflessly volunteer their time and energy to make this city a better place. Go to the Market next week and buy some farm fresh eggs - then suck them.
HappyRockefeller@ymail.com June 04, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Nicely said.


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