BELLOWS FALLS - The Bellows Falls Farmers Market welcomed several new vendors selling tomatoes, strawberries, beets, basil and other greens for 2010. The farmers market is now in its seventh year.
Musical guests at the market this week include the Johnson Boys at 4 p.m. and Traveler at 5:15 p.m. The Roots on the River Music Festival is underway with free entertainment and dinner.
The Bellows Falls Farmers' Market vendors sell organic vegetables, eggs, grass-fed meat and poultry, cheese, honey, herbs, jams and jellies, maple syrup, bread, cakes and cookies, soap and lotion, jewelry, and seedlings.
Because the market accepts debit cards and taxpayer subsidized government food stamps/EBT (electronic benefits transfer) cards, more local residents can purchase those foods, providing nutrition for their families while at the same time supporting local farmers and producers.
During the 2009 market season, EBT and debit card sales at 16 participating markets totaled $36,421.00.