Weather Dampens 2012 Farmers' Market Season

The Barrington Farmers' Market ended on Oct. 18 for 2012.

The Barrington Farmers’ Market wrapped up its 2012 season on a cold, wet note yesterday.

The weather didn’t cooperate for the final day of the market, but customers were still out shopping despite the rainy grey skies. Barrington Farmers’ Market organizer Judy Bruce said poor weather was a theme for this year. The summer’s record-breaking heat did no favors for market vendors.

“We did run into snags with weather this year. With the heat, it was fairly unbearable for about a third of the market days with temperatures over 100 degrees for many of those.”

It also rained for many of the market days, keeping customers at bay. However, mother nature didn’t stop the market from being successful. Most vendors were pleased with how business went.

“The public is always so encouraging. We have really faithful and consistent shoppers and I’m happy to report that even our new vendors to the market this year want to come back next year,” Bruce said.

There will be several new vendors on the line up for 2013 including two organic farms. Bruce said additional entertainment and children’s activities will also be made available at the market for next year.



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