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Charlestown Farmers' Market

Friday, June 23rd through
Friday, September 1st, 2017

Sponsored by

Charlestown Land Trust

Browse through our Farmers' Market page this winter, dream about next summer and check out the link to our Farmers' Market blog. As for our facebook page, it's available all winter long.

Your feedback, thoughts, suggestions and hopes for the next market season are welcome. Plus we LOVE our volunteers. Please consider being one of them. For more information send us an e-mail at CLT@charlestownlandtrust.org.

We are looking forward to having you at our 2017 market, Season #10! Plan to bring your friends and family beginning next June and spend some time on a Friday morning in summer.

If you're interested in being a vendor at the 2017 market, please check out the links below and e-mail us at: kmg4612@verizon.net.

Farmers’ Market Rules and Policies
Farmers’ Market Vendor Application

Mill Pond Hike, Clean up and Annual Meeting

October 22, 2016
1:00 - 3:00PM

Join us at Mill Pond, an 80 acre property owned and managed by The Charlestown Land Trust (CLT). This special part of our region's history is a place for quiet walks set in woodland on the edge of a spring fed pond. The remnants of a once thriving trout hatchery are also present. The CLT has built a trail system on the property which was opened to the public on Earth Day 2005.

Directions: Coming from Rte. 1 South, travel 1/2 mile N on Route 2 / 112 and it's on the right. Look for the small CLT sign that says Mill Pond Preserve. Drive right in where you'll find a small, grassy field above the parking area.

Note: If you bring along a rake, trimmers or your favorite tool, we'll work together to spruce the place up, talk with neighbors, and share light refreshments. If you have any questions feel free to call Karen Jarret at (401) 364-0722.

Join Us!

Interested in being a part of the Charlestown Land Trust? Email us at: CLT@charlestownlandtrust.org

Fall Foliage
Photograph by: Fred Baker

Heaver's Family Farm Protected!

140 Acres Saved for the Benefit of All

The Charlestown Land Trust is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to acquire a perpetual conservation easement on the 140 acre Heavers Family Farm. The working farm is part of the unique natural heritage of Charlestown and helps us ensure that out town will remain a beautiful and unspoiled place.

Heaver Barnm

The Heavers Family Farm has many important conservation values. It is located on top of the Pasquisett Aquifer, which is the primary source of drinking water to the town of Charlestown. The property is contiguous with Pasquisett Pond and provides a natural buffer that protects the water quality of the pond from harmful runoff.

Heaver Homestead

The property was identified as a priority conservation area in the Washington County Land Trust Coalition Strategic Plan.

The land contains United States Department of Agriculture recognized Prime farmland Soils and is thus and important part of agricultural activities and resources for the area.

The property a sensitive habitat which is home to numerous rare plants and animals and part of Charlestown's unique natural landscape.

The CLT Board would like to express our sincere gratitude to the entire Heaver familiy.