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Natick Farmer's Market, Lookout Farm open houses are this weekend

Posted by Leslie Anderson  May 1, 2013 02:11 PM

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Local residents can celebrate the first of May Saturday with two events that celebrate Natick's agricultural heritage. The Natick Farmer's Market reopens for the summer season with an opening day celebration Saturday, and Belkin Family Lookout Farm is hosting a free open house as well.

About 40 food vendors, plus artists and crafters will be on hand for the farmer's market, which will be located at the corner of South Main and Common streets. Rise and Shine yoga will kick off the day at the Common Street Community Church at 8 a.m. Other events include live music by Pharmacy, a martial arts demonstration, and Flamenco dancing.

"I enjoy the community of vendors ad the liveliness of the market," said India Young, manager of Natick Center Associates. "There's a great variety of items to choose from."

The farmer's market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until Nov. 16. For more information, go to natickfarmersmarket.com.

Belkin Family Lookout Farm is opening its gates for an open house with free admission Saturday and Sunday. Activities and events include rides through the orchards, a burlap maze a children's play area, face painting and kids' rides.

Established in 1651, the 180-acre farm features a variety farm animals and more than 60,000 fruit trees.

Hours for both days are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farm is located on 89 Pleasant St. South. Go to www.lookoutfarm.com for more information.

John Swinconeck can be reached at johnswinc@gmail.com.

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