Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hammond: Not Your Average Farmers Market

The diversified and copious amount of crafts, along with a variety of seasonal produce, make Hammond a distinct market within St. Lawrence County. Every Wednesday from three to six pm, the Hammond Farmers andArtisans Market sets up on the lawn of the Hammond Historical Museum.

            At the market, one can quickly stock up on produce provided by Circle G, Deep Root, and Ennisbrooke Farms. Currently, customers can purchase zucchini, cucumbers, jam, honey, maple syrup, potatoes, blueberries, homemade bread, mushrooms, and greens. Other vendors were also contributing delicious pretzels and homemade baked goods.

While produce is a staple for any farmers market, what makes Hammond stand out from all the others are the artisan vendors. Wandering amongst the tents, you will find hand painted barn quilts, glassware, soaps, ceramics, and hand sewn quilts. There are multiple vendors that sell beautiful earrings, bracelets, and rings. Along with natural essential oils, bug deterrent, a natural “Kiss Me” mouthwash, and other holistic products provided by Thistle Essentials. Similarly, the Card Creations tent sells beautiful handmade cards for any type of occasion for just two dollars.  

This balance between crafts and produce make the Hammond Market a hidden attraction for anyone looking to go on an afternoon adventure.