By Matthew King
GORHAM — The Gorham Farmers’ Market is back in business for the season in the Gorham Town Common. It will run every Thursday until Sept. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. Last week’s market was bustling with vendors, offering everything from smoothies made with fresh fruit, to flower arrangements, to a large variety of crafts. At last week’s market, a few of the vendors were asked about what draws them to the Gorham Farmers’ Market specifically.
Sue Rouillard sells her hand-stamps on the outskirts of the quiet commotion.
“It’s the community aspect,” she said. “People you haven’t seen for ages you end up seeing at the farmers’ market.”
This is Rouillard’s first year at the Gorham market; for the previous two years, she sold her hand stamps at the Lancaster Farmers’ Market.
Not far from the smoothie stand sat George Sherman, who sells handmade wooden pictures. They include animals, cartoons and characters. Sherman is from the area, but this is his first time setting up shop in Gorham. He worked the Lancaster fair for one year prior to this one. The draw of Gorham’s market for him is similar to Rouillard’s.
“It’s a nice atmosphere. Other crafters are here, too,” he said.