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Ware Episcopal Church to host farmers’ market in 2023

Starting in the spring, Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, will be the site of a new farmers’ market.

The Rev. Scott Parnell, rector, said the new market will fill a need in the community for people to market their home-grown and handmade wares. The farmers’ market will be held on five dates in 2023, starting May 13.

Parnell said the idea of starting a farmers’ market had been discussed with parishioners for about two years, as a way for Ware Episcopal Church to serve a wider community. Currently there are no farmers’ markets in Gloucester, with some of the closest ones being in Mathews and Yorktown.

Parnell said he wants the farmers’ market is to be a place of gathering for the people of Gloucester and to attract those from outside its borders. He said the church grounds are the ideal place for just that.

The church has 30 acres of land it can use as it sees fit, said Parnell. The large field beside the church will be used for parking while the gravel lot near the church ...

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