SHIRLEY -- The third annual Shirley Center Farmer's Market is just a few weeks away! Opening day is Thursday, July 10, beginning at 4 p.m., on the Shirley Historic Center Common, 3 Parker Road. The market will be open until dusk weekly through Sept. 25.

This year's vendors include local farms, honey, syrup, baked goods, cheeses, meats, goat milk products, locally roasted coffee beans, fine local crafters and much more!

As always, we'll have free live local entertainment on the Center Stage each week to put you in the mood for a lazy summer evening on our scenic and historic common.

Join us on opening day, July 10, for the beautiful sounds of Cooper & Kenneally, who will play an entertaining mix of roots, folk-rock, rockabilly, country and blues.

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We will also be graced with a visit by Henry David Thoreau, who will be wandering the lawn and giving a lecture inside the historic First Parish Meeting House. Don't miss this exciting day!

New this year will be weekly kids' activities beginning at approximately 4 p.m. These craft- or food-related activities are free, with the exception of tie-dye day, for which you will need to bring your own white T-shirt or pillowcase. Come to the farmer's market to pick up a schedule of all of our kids' activities.

If you would like more information on the Shirley Center Farmer's Market or would like to receive a vendor packet, please contact SCFM Committee Chair Jodie Rachman at 978-425-2112, or grovehouse@comcast.net.

You may also visit us at shirleycenterfarmersmarket.com, or www.facebook.com/ShirleyCenterFarmersMarket.

See you 'round the Common!