News from the Market and beyond:

October 11 is our annual Pumpkin and Pawpaw Festival; come taste this unusual native fruit grown at Rocky Point Blueberry Farm. Of course, we will have pumpkins and all kinds of autumnal produce: winter squash, kale, chard, onions, carrots, beets, potatoes , garlic, turnips and more. And thanks to the extended-harvest greenhouses many of our farmers now have, there are fresh greens galore: spinach, lettuce and herbs. Lots of apple varieties and cider are available from Barden Orchard, too. All our other vendors will be on hand as well, and Terry Yeaw will be giving out samples of her latest preserves from Terry’s Tasty Treasures.

Bring your electronic waste to the upper parking lot: Indie Cycle will collect and responsibly recycle “anything with a plug” (there is a $10 charge for air conditioners, dehumidifiers and mini fridges). Spare a pair of shoes: Wyman Elementary School is collecting pairs of used shoes to raise funds. Please tie or rubber-band pairs together.

The Pawtuxet Village Association is holding a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the William Hall Library. Featuring candidates for Warwick Mayor Warwick and Cranston City Councils State Representatives State Senators Moderators; John Howell (Warwick Beacon editor) and Barbara Polichetti (Providence Journal reporter)

Wednesday October 15, a community tree planting will be held at Hall Manor, 70 Warwick Avenue, Cranston from 4 PM to 6 PM. We will plant a tulip tree and a sweet gum tree in front of the now barren senior high rise building. Volunteers are needed. Kids are welcome. Bring a shovel, if you have one. Parking is in the rear. For more information contact Steve Stycos at sstycos26@gmail.com

See you at the market.

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