Thursday, July 29, 2010

Market Update for July 31st

This Saturday, July 31st, we'll have a couple of vendors that were with us opening week returning. The Pembroke Cookie Company ( and Pottery by Kathleen will both be back. We'll also have acoustic music by Pembroke's own Mike Muzyka. Just a reminder that we'll be taking a one-week hiatus after this Saturday to make way for the annual Pembroke Arts Festival ( which will be using the Town Green the weekend of August 7th-8th, so remember to buy a little extra.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Week 3 a success!

Thank to everybody for coming down today. We had another terrific day! We've been lucky with the weather so far and we've been so grateful for the support Pembroke has given us. Make sure to double-up on your groceries if you come down next week. We'll be there on July 31st but the following weekend, the Arts Festival will be using the Town Green and we won't be there (August 7th). Thanks again and hope to see you on July 31st.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Story hour at the farmers' market!

A huge thanks to the children's librarian "Miss Jessica" for volunteering to do a story hour at the farmers' market this past Saturday. Children listened to stories and decorated bookmarks. Jessica will return on Saturday, September 11th for another story hour. Thanks again, Jessica!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Express column summarizing opening day

The link below is a really nice summary of the first week that was written in the Pembroke Express.

Quick note regarding vendors in 2010

We have roughly 19 vendors that committed to the market before the season began and are taking part in the market this year. In the five days since we've opened, we've received over twenty requests from other vendors that are interested in taking part. We think it's best to stick with the terrific vendors that have been with us since the beginning and not add new vendors this season.

We did everything we could think of to get the word out to potential vendors and are especially appreciative of the leap of faith that this year's vendors took. Many of them could have chosen other already established markets but wanted to be a part of what we're doing here in Pembroke. We also really liked the spacing we had on Saturday where there was plenty of rooms for people to be walking around with their dogs, kids could run around etc.

We are flattered that so many people have expressed interested in the past week. If you are interested in being involved in 2011, please send us an email at If, for some reason, we have a vendor that can't complete this season and is selling something that is comparable to what you are selling, we wouldn't hesitate to reach out to you for this season.

We won't be the largest market this year but we're confident there's a wide enough array of products and that that will increase as more and more produce comes to fruition. Next year we'll definitely consider adding more spaces but for this year, we're going to stick with the vendors that we have.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Opening Day

After nearly a year of planning, plotting and hoping, the Market opened this past Saturday. It exceeded all of our expectations! Thank you for making that happen. We had vendors sell out, we had vendors need to go back to their stores/farms multiple times to get more stuff to sell and the rain didn't arrive until long after we were gone. It was perfect.

If you didn't get a chance to come down, we'll be there again this Saturday morning (July 17th) from 9 am - noon. At 11 am, Pembroke's Youth Librarian Jessica Lamarre will be doing a storytime for kids on the bandstand. If you have little ones, we think they'll really enjoy Miss Jessica.

Thanks again!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Market Parking

Please respect our neighbors and park in the Community Center parking lot. Thank you!

Markets Grand Opening

The Pembroke Farmers' Market will be open today from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM! Stroll through the Town Green and purchase a wonderful local meal for dinner. We'll see you there!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Market Opens Saturday

After nearly a year of planning, the Market opens this Saturday. We will have roughly eighteen vendors each week. We'll have local produce, lobster, breads, desserts, organic coffee, eggs, jams and much more. We have some excellent artists and will also have acoustic music playing onstage most weeks. We're confident that we have a terrific group of vendors and we hope that you all have an opporunity to come down on Saturday and show them your support (and buy some excellent items).

Thanks for all your support and we'll see you on the Green.