Winter Farmers Market set in Chelmsford

Wicked Local
By: Margaret Smith
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture
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On Saturday, the Chelmsford Agway was bustling with vendors, visitors and the change of season as the annual Winter Farmers Market got under way.

Shoppers browsed through the offerings, which included fresh cups of coffee, baked goods, locally-grown produce and even alpaca woollens.

“We have insoles, socks, boot socks...we have 23 alpacas on our farm,” said Goldie Bourassa, who presided over a booth for Everything Alpaca of Brookline, New Hampshire. “People really like the alpaca wool for the fall.”

Marnie Deardorff of Chelmsford, and her son, Landon, 5, were getting a bit of shopping done. “We just got some Christmas presents, and fresh farm produce,” said Deardorff. “We come here all the time -- we love it.”

Liz Fava, of Lyn-Dell Farm, in Pepperell, said, “We sell all-natural beef, pork, chicken -- they are all grass-fed, outside. Our chickens run free in the woods.”

Fava said the opening day of the Winter Farmers Market was a busy one, with many visitors stopping by the farm’s booth.

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