Air Soil Water’s Milford Farmers Market Springs Ahead for Season Three! Official Call for Vendors
Starting May 29th and every Sunday until October 16th, from 10 am – 2 pm the environmental non-profit Air Soil Water will again host the Milford Farmers Market. This will be their third season and once again it will be held at The Grotto, 508 West Harford Street in Milford, PA. The Grotto Restaurant has proved to be an excellent location providing "main street" exposure on a heavily traveled US-6, a principal route heading into town for locals and driving through town for vacationers and folks getting away for the weekend. Right across from Key Food and within blocks of Apple Valley Shops, Grey Towers and other shopping venues, the market will have local vendors from the tri-state area, live music and educational programs for all ages.
The market continues and accents a tradition of great local food in the Milford area with innovative chefs and pioneers in the local food movement. The market has a specific goal of keeping local food and sustainable agriculture in the forefront of public consciousness. The market drives home the point that people can ask for better food, better health, a better local economy and a more responsible use of land and resources. And of this makes Milford a destination where the market complements great dining, shopping and outdoor recreation.
Each vendor was selected and vetted by the Air Soil Water team and will include a huge assortment of produce, meats, breads, bakery goods, jams, personal products…and more. All fresh, hand picked, home made, nothing industrial. Items will change as the weeks go following the natural growing season for fresh food. Almost every vendor will be returning for our third year.
“We are thrilled at the community support; everyone has been asking whether the market will be back and we are delighted to say YES! We want the Milford Farmers Market to be a weekly destination for locals and tourists said Jolie DeFeis of Air Soil Water - that would be the epitome of keeping it local and our mission at Air Soil Water. From a business standpoint, it would be the continuation of our mission of keeping dollars in the local economy and drawing people to the area. The team at Air Soil Water would like to thank the new Milford Borough Council, Mayor Bo Fean, Don Quick and Adam Haygood for their continued support of our endeavors” added Jolie.
“Our goal is to make this a real "scene" for good times, as well as good food. We plan to expand our musical offerings as the Milford Farmers Market becomes better known to the spending public looking for some fun on Sunday afternoons.
Adam Haygood, owner of The Grotto Restaurant is excited about the market and has been very encouraging once again about the use of his space”, said David Wallace of Air Soil Water. Adam Haygood added “We are excited to have Air Soil Water host their Farmers Market at The Grotto Restaurant again. We have ample space and happy to share for a great community effort”. As far as food goes, The Grotto will offer a changing menu made with local ingredients as well as other favorites.
The 2016 Milford Farmers Market will run every Sunday rain or shine May 29th – October 16th 10am – 2pm. Any vendor wishing to participate should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with all of the specifics of what you grow/make, location of farm, ingredients, how it’s prepared and any additional information. If approved, you will be sent an application for 2016 season.
Air Soil Water is a non-profit environmental group whose mission is to teach and achieve sustainability by educating and engaging the community for measurable public benefit. For more information visit airsoilwater.org and follow us on social media - facebook.com/farmersmarketmilfordpa, twitter @airsoilwaterorg and instagram @milfordfarmersmarket