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Oct. 31: Start your Halloween at the Chelsea Farmers Market

Photo by Lisa Carolin.

By Lisa Carolin

Visit the Chelsea Farmers Market this Saturday, which just happens to be Halloween.

Get into the spirit with your choice of a variety of pumpkins and gourds as well as apples and apple cider.

Fresh eggs and cheese will be for sale along with plenty of baked goods including cookies, cakes, and breads.

There is still a good selection of produce — squash, sweet potatoes, peppers, and onions to name a few.

The Saturday market is located at Palmer Commons and runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. It has been extended and will continue to be outdoors through November 14.

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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