HARDWICK – The Center for Agricultural Economy and the Hardwick Farmers Market Board hired Kayleigh Boyle to fill the Farmers’ Market manager role this season.
Kayleigh is a Northeast Kingdom native who is returning to the area after over a decade managing small-scale organic farms in Massachusetts. Kayleigh and her partner are starting a half-acre no-till market garden, Breadseed Farm, in Craftsbury.
The Hardwick market is looking to expand vendors in all areas, with special rotating day vendor openings for prepared foods and artisans. For those who would like to bring agricultural products or value-added goods to the market, a vendor application and vendor policies are available at hardwickfarmersmarketvt.com.
Musicians and other individuals who would like to provide demonstrations or family activities are encouraged to inquire, as well. Markets take place at Atkins Field, which offers a newly constructed pavilion space, along with walking trails, community gardens, and a bicycle pump track for children.
The Hardwick Farmers’ Market will run for 21 weeks, from May 21 through October 8. Markets are located at 100 Granite Street in Hardwick from 3 to 6 p.m. and take place rain or shine. Vendor applications can be mailed to Hardwick Farmers Market, PO Box 162, Hardwick, VT 05843 by April 1.