MANCHESTER - The Manchester Farmers Market is starting up its season on Thursday, May 29.

The market will be held every Thursday, rain or shine, in Adams Park from 3-6 p.m.

This year they'll be offering locally raised fruits and vegetables, fresh bread and baked goods, coffee, herbal teas, grass-fed beef, along with other locally raised meats, hand-made crafts, and lots of prepared foods to choose from.

This year the Manchester Farmers Market will be adding a Community Tent to its seasonal offerings. Each week they'll welcome a community organization to come to the market and talk to people about what they do. They'll also be featuring local chefs demonstrating easy meals to create with produce from the market.

The website, ManchesterFarmers.org has the full schedule of events. As always, Art Farm will be open during the summer months. Kids of all ages are invited to create some free, food-inspired crafts to take home with them. Last year kids made Mr. Potato Heads, chia pets, pounded flower art, potted plants, and lots more.

There is ample parking at the market. Gringo Jack's and Zion Episcopal Church allow market customers to use their lots, located right across the street from Adams Park. Street parking is also available next to the park. Patrons who have special needs for handicapped parking should contact Krysta, the market manager, and she can help arrange appropriate parking. She can be contacted at mfmvermont@gmail.com.

The market accepts Debit, EBT, and Farm to Family coupons.