Arlington Farmers Market offers online ordering

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ARLINGTON — The Arlington Village Farmers Market is providing a place for local farmers and artists to bring their goods this summer, but they also have a new website, thanks to a donation from The Bank of Bennington.

"Having our own website was vital this year as we are offering curbside pickup, as the state guidelines outline," said market manager Jessica Roberts. "That means you can go online during the week, browse for groceries right from your computer, and farmers will pick and deliver your goods in a brown paper bag to the market for Friday pickup. You don't have to visit several farms; you can just visit them virtually, and then pick up all their goods in one marketplace."

Pre-paid orders can be delivered to your car, by a masked volunteer meaning you don't even need to ever leave your car, Roberts said.

"Right in front of the Inn there is a marked parking area," Roberts said. "Park there, and a volunteer will meet you at your car."

The Arlington Market is still open to walk through traffic as well, with customers keeping six foot spacing along marked one-way roped paths.

Earth Sky Time Community Farm is among vendors who have brought bags of orders to market every week. Roberts said, "For example, Earth Sky Time has a lot of kinds of fresh produce, their crusty breads everyone loves, and other items like pesto and hummus on their website ordering platform. It's a good way for them to get their fresh local vegetables out of their fields and into the hands of area residents, with minimal physical contact."

Another way the new website has helped the market, is in their efforts to hold their POP Kids' Club entirely online. The website has new activities each week, like trivia quizzes, recipes based on what's available at the market, and crafts to make at home.

To see what the Power of Produce Club offers this week, or to connect with area farmers and place an order for pickup, visit the market's website at arlingtonvillagefarmersmarket.com

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