GREENFIELD — Saturday was the day Bernardston resident Maria Carey had been waiting for what seemed like forever.
She used to attend the Greenfield Farmers’ Market with her mother when it first began 42 years ago, and now Carey continues her family tradition, anticipating the market’s opening day each year.
“The first day is always the best,” she said. “You wait and wait and wait and finally it’s here.”
The market’s opening day of business, a sure sign of summer in Carey’s eyes, was Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From now until October, over 25 vendors each week will offer locally grown produce, maple syrup, honey, flowers, cheese, meat, eggs, handmade crafts and more for residents to purchase at their booths on Court Square.
Though monthly indoor markets are held throughout the winter, opening day represents the market’s much anticipated return outside and to a weekly schedule.
“It’s very exciting to finally be at opening day,” said David Paysnick, who operates a booth for his…