Wednesday, July 8, 2015

All We Are Saying Is Give Peas a Chance

Today assuming the weather proves to be all that the forecasts promise, marks the start of the (It's) Great (to be) Outdoors Season at Howard T. Brown Park at the Norwich Harbor (I like to think the "T" stands for terrific, or should).

You know how one of your resolutions for 2015 was to eat healthier? How's that working out? Thought so. Here's the bad news first: the year is now more than half over and the healthy still ain't happening.

But, the good news is the Downtown Norwich Farmers' Market starts this morning at ten, running until two, with fruits and all manner of vegetables fresh from the farm to your table, so bring a basket and your appetite. You can stop by every Wednesday starting today through the 28th of October and get your 'good for you' on.

There will also be baked goods, cheeses, and other goodies to take home and make your own. And if you work up an appetite while shopping (I work up an appetite just typing about food shopping, but your mileage may vary) there will be two lunch vendors, Lake View Farms with a variety of salads, as well as Brick and Basil with wood-fired pizza.

Market organizers will have some picnic tables and tables so you can enjoy the harbor views along with your lunch. And today at noon there's a free class from Get Bent, Mommy and Me Yoga. You can keep tabs on what's going on at the market by checking out their facebook page or just going to the park today and staying there until Halloween.

If you're worried about parking, don't be. The Main Street Municipal Garage is a block from the Harbor and parking is free (and there's always spaces). You'll have enough time to get your purchases back to the car and back to your house before you'll be returning because tonight kicks off the Rock The Docks concerts with Eight to the Bar starting things off at six.

You can find a couple of hours to enjoy a brew or a view and some grilled food and a chance to visit with neighbors you probably haven't seen since we were all dressed up like Eskimos clearing snow not that long ago. The music's always great and free and this year there's a companion, so to speak, Friday Night Acoustics, starting (when else?) this Friday with Carrie Ashton at six.

Wednesdays definitely mark the mid-point in the week, now more than ever, especially at the Howard T. Brown Park. You can come join the fun or stay home and complain about how there's never anything to do here. Of course, you'll have to talk loud because the rest of us will be at the park. Having fun.
-bill kenny

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