To market, to market....
And that's what many people did on June 2, opening day of Derry's Homegrown Farm and Artisan Market. Crowds came out to downtown Derry to purchase a big variety of market items, from produce, pasta and cookies, to maple syrup, gifts and bread. Many market-goers went home to post photos of their purchases on social media. The market continues every Wednesday through September.
It's a sign of the season when communities post signs for travelers to pay heed while driving, to watch for turtles crossing the roads en route to swampy areas nearby. It's also a sign of the season for drivers to also watch for other wildlife that often meander across roadways. That includes turkeys, with many spotted in past weeks wandering through wooded areas, backyards and onto roads as they head to points unknown.
And that's the feeling in Derry these days as the community's rail trail organization got a big boost, thanks to support from Enterprise Bank. Bank representatives joined with town and rail trail officials to celebrate the newest portion of the trail near Hood Park. Enterprise officials say the support comes from the bank's ongoing efforts to support its communities.
The outdoor sounds of free concerts in MacGregor Park return in 2021 after a challenging past year when the park was silent. On June 15, the concerts return to Derry at 7 p.m. and continue weekly throughout the summer. Other summer options also return in 2021, including the watery Splashpad at Don Ball Park.