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It’s melon time at the Saturday Chelsea Farmers Market

Photo by Lisa Carolin.

By Lisa Carolin

The season for melons is upon us and won’t last long. Come and get your cantaloupe and watermelon at this Saturday’s Chelsea Farmers Market.

Fruit lovers will also find cherries and blueberries.

It’s the season for corn and tomatoes, beans and potatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, and a lot more.

There will also be honey, granola, and cheese, as well as fresh baked goods including breads, cookies, and cakes.

Artisans will include jewelry makers, herbalists, and a bird house crafter.

The market is located at Palmer Commons and runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

You also have the choice to order online as long as you do so by 6 p.m. on Thursday at the website

When you pick up your order, you will be directed to the parking area and asked to stay in your vehicle and display a sign with your name on it. Market volunteers will wear masks and observe proper social distancing while delivering orders and collecting payments from customers, which must be made with exact cash, credit care, or SNAP/DUFB.

At the on-site market, everyone who enters the market must now wear a mask, and there are masks available for those who don’t have one. Vendors, volunteers, and market staff are also required to wear a mask.

Market Manager Emily Griswold asks anyone with any sign of illness to please stay home.

Everyone is asked to practice social distancing of 6-10 feet and not to linger.

Shoppers will be asked to follow one-way pedestrian traffic signs using one entrance and one exit. There will also be hand washing stations.

Shoppers are asked not to touch or sample products, and vendors will choose and bag items.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to go to the market’s website: or to check for updates on social media.

Photo by Lisa Carolin.
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