With less COVID restrictions, will more people go to farmers markets? Milford organizers hope so.


MILFORD — Last summer, as the state struggled with an economic slowdown and pandemic-related restrictions, business boomed at the Milford farmers markets. This year, organizers hope to do even better.

“I believe it will bring more of an attendance, and I believe people won’t be as afraid,” said Maryjo Downs, the market master.

Even though there were many restrictions in 2020, the market still had good attendance because people wanted something to do, according to Emily Kate Swet, one of the organizers.

“The market provides a reason to leave the house,” she said. “People can meet up and shop together, have a snack or a meal and stroll around downtown.”

The Downtown Farmers Market is open at Wasson Field Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon starting June 12, with early shopping starting at 8:30 a.m. for seniors and those who are pregnant of have…

Read more…