JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Public Market is bringing back the annual GROW Garden Fair this weekend, with a bit of a twist: an Earth day celebration.
The event usually takes place earlier in the spring season, however Market Director Linnea Carlson tells us her group pushed it closer to Earth Day this year.
“In 2021 the Jamestown Public Market, which runs the Downtown Farmers Market among other things, took over the organization of this event,” explained Carlson. “And because our mission is to build our food system, we have a big appreciation for the Earth.”
The GROW Garden Fair’s main mission is to educate those with, or without, green thumbs on how to help nourish plants and cultivate a successful garden.
“The beauty about coming out to the Garden Fair is that you can really learn how to grow your own food, you can learn the resources in the area to help support your flower garden,” stated Carlson. “You can meet with different organizations that are supporting environmental causes, and it’s a great way to come together as a community to learn how we can better support some of these initiatives that are going on in Jamestown.”
The free event also features a variety of vendors, including food trucks.
“We’re gonna have vendors lined up along Third Street outdoors you can visit with, and we’ll have some additional vendors inside the Covenant Manor community space,” explained Carlson. “Our workshops will be up the street at St. Luke’s, so we’ll have lots of signage directing people, maps and information, and the hope is to really make downtown come to life.”
Excitement for the Garden Fair is already building.
“I’m just glad that they’re gonna have it down Third Street, and in our own building no less,” explained Debbie Gariepy.
To learn more, visit the Jamestown Public Market Facebook page. The garden fair kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. on Saturday along 3rd Street between Cherry and Main Streets.