Question: Is the Gardner Farmers Market closing?

Answer: According to the Gardner Farmers Market Facebook page the 2011summer season was the final year for the market.  Sally Nellor, one of the market organizers wrote: “Since it began in 2009, the market has been run by a group of local volunteers. Because of poorer than expected turnout last year and the obligations of caring for our families and farms, we no longer have the time or energy the market needs in order to be successful.”  In her post, Nellor said she would like to “thank the loyal customers and vendors who supported the market each week and we encourage you to continue to patronize our local producers.”