May Day celebration at Grange this Saturday

weston-npf-maypoleThere will be a May Day celebration at the Winter Farmers Market at the Norfield Grange this Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 2. This is the last market of the season.

The public is invited to stop by the “Tea Tasting Booth” in honor of Kentucky Derby Day, where there will be samples to sip of various iced teas from Daffodil Hill Growers. Featured mint teas include: chocolate, pineapple, and traditional spearmint.

At 11, kick off your shoes and join in the fun dance around the May pole.

At noon, kids and backyard gardeners can roll up their sleeves, and get dirty with Amie Guyette Hall, lifestyle coach and radio talk show host of “The Garden Gate.” Help the farmers plant a community square foot garden — seeds and plants provided by the farmers and “Welcome Home” packages provided by The Connecticut National Guard.

There will be a Kentucky Derby Hat contest at 1, so come prepared to parade around in your best bonnet. The winner of the hat contest will be announced after the Derby race.

At the Winter Farmers Market, families can purchase farm fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, goats milk cheese and yogurt, handmade soap and body products, natural beef and pork, wild-caught seafood, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and live plants.

Visit the Crafters’ Corner, and support local artisans by purchasing hand-knit hats, hair accessories, boxwood wreaths and trees, fresh cut flowers, artwork, pottery, and jewelry.

The market is located at the Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road. The market will close and will next reopen the Saturday before Thanksgiving on Nov. 23, and will run through May 3, 2014.

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