Photos and text by Edward Boches
It was a windy but gloriously sunny opening day at the Wellfleet Farmers Market last Wednesday, May 13. Shoppers and vendors alike wore masks, but there were smiles behind them as people expressed their relief at the chance to reconnect. Signs guided marketgoers on healthy shopping rules — masks, gloves, distance, no reusable bags. And arrows marked the way to juices and herbs, mushrooms and masks, eggs, baked goods, and tomato seedlings, poised to grow.
A bicycle waits while its owner shops on a cool, quiet first market morning.
Beth Donovan has added brightly colored masks to the array of textile designs she sells.
Thomas Hoeffgen of Wellfleet gets a tomato seedling along with instructions for how to plant it from Vivian Dortora of Bethany Seasons.
Uli Winslow of Cape Coastal Farm Products brought his mushrooms from Truro.
Beet juice from the Local Juice made Wellfleet shopper Deb Giza smile.