On Sundays from July 12 to Sept. 27, Rowley's town common will become a cornucopia of delectable vegetables, fruits and other goodies during the fourth annual year for the Farmers Market. Debbie Streiff, agriculture board member and vendor coordinator for the market, notes that the common is a beautiful place to have the market, especially on Sunday when there is a lot of traffic heading to Todd Farm. "Right now we plan to have 10 to 15 vendors for the first market; but as the summer progresses and crops ripen, we get more and more vendors to participate."

Last year's market saw homemade honey, hand-picked herbs and even some handmade baked goods, along with produce from the larger local farms and some backyard farms. Tables are available at no cost and can be reserved ahead of time. No craft items are allowed and everything sold must be something that is produced by the seller. Contact Streiff at 978-948-7506 for more information or to reserve a table.

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The Council on Aging will hold its annual summer barbecue for Rowley senior citizens tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church Hall on Main Street. There will be entertainment and delicious food from chicken and sausage to baked beans and strawberry shortcake. The cost is $6 per person and reservations are requested as seating is limited. Contact the council at 978-948-7637 with questions.

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It's bubble day at the Rowley Public Library on Wednesday. This fun-filled preschool program will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon where water toys, wading pools and plenty of bubbles will be the highlight. Kick off the summer with this wet event. No registration is necessary. Contact the library at 978-948-2850 for details.

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The Rowley Grange will host its last supper for the summer months on Wednesday. Dinner, which costs $9 or $8 if you make a reservation, includes barbecued chicken and strawberry shortcake. Two seatings are offered, one at 5 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. Call 978-948-3821 or the Grange Hall at 978-948-7288 to make reservations.

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The popular Todd Farm Flea Market is now open every Sunday through November from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors come from near and far to display their unique wares that include antique furniture, clocks and jewelry as well as tools, kitchen gadgets, toys and many more household items. Lunch items are also available. Admission and parking are free.

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Michelle Pelletier Marshall covers Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at marshallsinmass@comcast.net.

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