The Founders Story
In response to a growing community interest in buying local produce and supporting local farmers, The Farmers’ Market @ The Village was established in 2007. John and Liz Hawley, founders of The Village in NOTL, met with Baker Ruth Anne Schriefer and Chef Tony deLuca and through their cooperative efforts the Market was born. A tent was erected on The Village property for a venue, excited local farmers jumped on board, Brian Andres took the reigns as manager, and soon after satisfied customers made the Market an important part of their weekend. We’ve been growing ever since, and now feature a Wednesday evening SupperMarket with gourmet food trucks, over 30 vendors with a broad range of products from organic fruit and vegetables to cold-pressed soaps, artisanal bread to wine jellies, cherry products to lavender, and yes, even soup to nuts.