The place to be on Friday morning, June 28, at 9 AM is the Bolton Landing Farmers’ Market opening at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church parking lot, on the corner of Lake Shore Drive (Bolton’s Main Street) and Goodman Avenue. The Market will run for ten Fridays, from June 28 until August 30th. This is our third year of operation, and we have tried to maintain the intention of the market founders, Cobber Pratt and Eva Bird: “We see a market as a gathering place for people to come together, see their friends, enjoy live music, watch cooking and craft demonstrations and generally have a good time!” Bolton Landing Farmers’ Market is a “Vendor Made” market, and very community oriented – a place where people can talk to the farmers who grow the produce, and the crafters who create their products. With over 35 vendors participating this year, you are in for a real treat with our locally grown produce and hand-made goods. There will be a huge variety of the finest just-picked vegetables, fruits and berries, fresh flowers and potted plants, fresh and dried herbs, locally raised eggs, poultry and meats, maple syrup, jams and jellies, pickled vegetables and sauerkraut, granola and nuts, hummus, fantastic baked goods (including European tarts, scones, fruit bars and cookies), wonderful locally baked bread, cider doughnuts, cheese, coffee beans and specialty teas… well, you’ll just have to come and see for yourself! Or you can go to www.boltonlandingfarmersmarket.com and check out the vendors there, and link to their web sites. The Market is just the place to meet purveyors of specialty items, and the great thing is, through the Internet connections, you can keep ordering after the Market is over. This year we will have delicious ready-to-eat selections, too – including made-to-order waffles on a stick, freshly made crepes, healthy wraps, iced and hot tea, coffee, and lemonade. There is also quite a variety of local crafts: wool, alpaca, hand knit and felted items, wooden toys and furniture, sports cards, hand-made jewelry, soy candles, hand-made soaps, bug spray, and lip balm – and a real, live aroma-therapist with body care oils and products. There will be excellent live music every week, and several fine art stalls – local watercolor and oil paintings, photography, and pottery just to name a few offerings. And, a lot of interesting extras: Master Gardner Chris Laiacona from the Cooperative Extension will be there to offer complementary garden and how to deal with pesky pest advice. The Bolton’s Best Cookbook Project is asking for your favorite recipes to be included in an upcoming community cookbook that will benefit the Bolton Free Library. And this year we have specially designed Bolton Landing Farmers’ Market bags – suggested donation $12 – you can buy one and fill it up right there! Additionally, a very special event for this year is the Bolton Chamber of Commerce, Inc., special raffle for a 110th Anniversary Limited Edition 1200 Custom Harley Davidson Motorcycle. The bike will be displayed in all its glory at every Market. Raffle tickets are $10 each. The drawing will be on September 10, 2013. You don’t need to be there to win! Tickets are also available the Chamber office. Check us out (and Like us!) on Face Book, or www.boltonlandingfarmersmarket.com What are your favorite things at a Farmers’ market? The music, the ready-to-eat food, the varieties of the freshest fruits and vegetables? Talking to the farmers and vendors? (Like, “What exactly is that and how would you cook it?) Personally, I love the fresh radishes – and the heritage tomatoes that have never seen a refrigerator! And the greens! And….