FRANKLIN – The Franklin Farmers Market will open on May 24, marking its 14th year. The market is open every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend from 10 to 2.
This year, because of the COVID-19 emergency, there will be no live music, no non-food items for sale, and no eating at the venue. The booths, in front of the Franklin Stage on Institute Street, will be spaced farther apart. Vendors and customers will be required to wear masks, and vendors will handle and bag the customers’ selections.
Anyone who has been exposed to the virus or is not feeling well is asked to wait two weeks before shopping at the farmers market.
Take-out food is available from both The Tulip and the Rose Cafe and Bea’s 422, both on Main Street.
The entire village of Franklin is on the National Historic Registry, and a self-guided walking tour is available, as well as a walking trail behind the village park.
Franklin Farmers’ Market accepts coupons from the Farmers’ Market Nutritional Program. Vendors will be selling organic breads, baked goods, beef, eggs, herbs, produce, sunflower oil and teas, among other items. New vendors are welcome.