Informal Sharon "country market" runs through Oct. 16
If you go
What: Sharon Country Market
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The last market of the season will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16.
Where: Intersection of Baldwin and North streets, downtown Sharon.
SHARON Make it casual, make it Sunday and make it fun.
It’s as informal a formula as you’ll get for a farmers market, but it works for Sharon.
On Sunday, Sharon will hold its monthly “country market” on North Street in the tiny village’s downtown.
“It’s a couple of local farmers that bring in eggs and produce,” said Linda Dipiero, president of the Sharon Chamber of Commerce.
Depending on the Sunday, the market also includes homemade candy, honey, leather goods, candles, soaps and a bake sale for a good cause. This Sunday, the bake sale will benefit the MS Society.
Dipiero said there have been many as 20 vendors and as few of five.
“We started the market about four years ago,” Dipiero said. “I used to run a coffee shop downtown, and customers were always bringing me extra produce.”
An informal market would give people a chance to sell that produce, and it might bring additional people into the downtown, Dipiero said.
The market starts at 10 a.m., and lots of people “come down after church,” Dipiero said.
Some market regulars include:
-- Ed and Liz Sprigler, who sell honey, whole honey combs, beeswax candles and honey mustard.
-- Becky Smith and her family, who focus on heirloom vegetables.
-- Stephanie Whitney, who offers reflexology services right at the market.
Over vendors have included a woman who makes clothes for American Girl dolls and a woman who sold strawberries grown in her yard.
“She sold out on Sunday by noon and told people to come to her house on Tuesday, when she’d have more,” Dipiero said. “Everybody knew where she lived, and she sold out on Tuesday, too.”