Farmers Market nears end at East Providence’s Weaver Library

Seekonk's Bianca Lopo works the Lane Gardens table. Seekonk's Bianca Lopo works the Lane Gardens table.

EAST PROVIDENCE — The penultimate Weaver Library Farmers Market took place Thursday evening, Aug. 21, at its location on Grove Avenue.

As part of the festivities, the library held its annual Ice Cream Social for young and old alike. The music duo of Elliot Ricci and city native Donna Ferro entertained the large crowd that gathered for the seventh of eight scheduled markets. The last takes place Thursday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. Prior to their performance, Mr. Ricci allowed 10-year-old Whiteknact School student Dagan Mincey play an impressive rendition of “Für Elise” by Beethoven.

Twn-year-old Whiteknact School student Dagan Mincey play a smart rendition of "Für Elise" by Beethoven at the Weaver Farmers Market, August 21.

Ten-year-old Whiteknact School student Dagan Mincey play an impressive rendition of “Für Elise” by Beethoven at the Weaver Farmers Market, August 21.

Eleven vendors offered their wears for sale including Lane Gardens of nearby Dighton, Mass. Seekonk resident Mike Smith is a grower on the land. He was ably assisted in selling his produce by another Seekonk resident, Bianca Lopo.

Little Compton’s Cathy Bardsley and Tom Sherman, of Silk Tree Farm, sold their all natural goat milk soap and wax candles. They also brought a couple of their “heritage breed” goats for children to pet.

Local resident Donna Edmonds Mitchell offered an oral presentation about her Pocasset Wampanoag Native American Heritage. Children’s book and a yoga clinic were also part of the night’s events.

For more on the current and future Farmers Market at the Weaver Library pick up a copy of the August 28 edition of The Post.

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