September Harvest Festival to help fight hunger

The Shelton Farmers Market Association invites the community to join in for a “September Harvest Festival” on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelton Farmers Market building, located at 100 Canal Street. This market will feature seasonal specialties to welcome in the fall season while also helping fight hunger in the community.

September is Hunger Action Month and the farmers market will be collecting non-perishable and

perishable food donations at the market for local food banks the day of the festival and at both the Saturday and Wednesday markets until Sept. 26.

The Farmers Market Band, made up of Joe Ballaro, Fred Monahan, and friends will be playing live music. There will be face-painting, musical instruments, a coloring activity, and other assorted children’s activities. The day will feature antique tractors in a “Touch A Tractor” display, sponsored by Laurel Glen Farm and Rudy Hudak of Shelton’s Dairy.

The vendors of the day include East Village Farm, Grassy Hill Farm, Laurel Glen Farm, Liquid Lunch, Oronoque Farms Bakery, Seasonal Sweets and Catering, Stone Gardens Cut Flowers,  Stone Gardens Farm, The Little Dog Laughed, These Things Take Thyme and Waterview Farm.

This September Harvest Festival coincides with the Valley United Way’s sixth annual Harvest

House taking place at the Shelton Riverwalk throughout the weekend of the Sept. 26. With help from volunteers, the walls of Harvest House will be constructed from non-perishable food items, which after construction will be distributed to Valley food banks.

The Shelton Farmers Market takes place at the Farmers Market Building, 100 Canal Street, every Wednesday from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., now until Nov. 25. In addition to accepting cash and credit cards, the market also accepts SNAP and WIC benefits. Community members are encouraged to join the Shelton Farmers Market Association for an annual membership fee of $20 to show support for the producer-only market. Interested individuals can sign up at the market or email [email protected]
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