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Sustainability Day at the Ashland Farmers Market June 22

Posted by Laura Gomez  June 17, 2013 05:04 PM

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On June 22 the Ashland Farmers Market will go green with Sustainability Day, featuring Clover Food Truck and Tour de Ashland Bike Rides, according to a press release.

Clover Food Truck from Cambridge will bring their innovative, fresh, vegetarian fare to the Ashland Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Clover's mission is in line with the mission of the Ashland Farmers Market, to provide fresh, local food. “We’re here to make food you love, the kind you talk about and look forward to eating. The Clover Food Lab is serving up a new type of fast food. This food is local, it’s just-cut, when we can, it is organic,” said Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover.

Also making their debut at the market, home-made Evergreen Ice Cream, made in small batches using local ingredients, will offer some unique flavors like maple bacon and maple habanero for adventurers.

Alfafa Winery will offer wine tasting, and Garden Farms will provide locally made gourmet jams, relishes, mustards, and grilling sauces.

Seasoned and Spiced will be on hand with Indian food tastings.

In celebration of sustainability, visitors are encouraged to bike to the market, then join the Tour de Ashland bike ride. A short family-friendly ride departs at 9:30 a.m. and an intermediate, 10-15 mile ride departs at 10:30 a.m.

Both rides begin and end at the Ashland Farmers’ Market. While at the market, visitors can meet with Steve the Bike Guy for a quick consultation and tune up and stop by the Market Managers’ tent for Landry’s Bicycle coupons.

There will be chances to learn about worm composting, solar energy, water and energy conservation, and vegetable gardening in small places as well as to participate in a free raffle for rain barrels.

Kids can check out chickens from Natick Community Organic Farm and make art from recycled materials.

Jesse Hanson, Ashland’s own multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter, will perform at the music stage.

Ashland Farmers Market is a fun family destination each Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. through October 19. To volunteer to help, email info@ashlandfarmersmarket.org or visit the Market Managers tent. To sign up for eNewsletters of weekly events and specials and for more information, visit www.ashlandfarmersmarket.org.

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