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Norwood Farmers Market Thrived in 2022

By Bella Caggiano
The Norwood Farmers Market (NFM) filled a void left from Covid 19 for healthy eating choices. From the steady traffic and vendor participation throughout the season, the 2022 market experienced a welcoming salute to purchasing locally grown, fresh produce, bread, fish, baked goods, rubs, olive oil, and more. 


The NFM ran for 18 weeks, June 21 through October 18, 2-6 p.m., on the Norwood Town Common. Every Tuesday afternoon, Norwood’s central hub was filled with tents, music, and residents roaming the aisles. But the market was even more than that. Throughout the day, neighbors were greeting neighbors, admiring babies and children, patting pets, kids playing with toys supplied by the market, and even residents making new friends. Norwood on Central added to that hometown vibe as some enjoyed lunch or even an ice cream at the picnic tables while shopping.Town Common and receive a set of antlers for participating. Face painting and holiday crafts will be offered on the common and barnyard animals will wait eagerly for visitors at the Civic Center. Horse-drawn hayrides will be also be available on the Town Common as  local choirs ring in the season. The afternoon concludes with holiday readings, and a parade where Santa and Mrs. Clause arrive and light up the Norwood Town Common for the holiday lighting.
Plan that holiday shopping and decorating around the Holiday Tree Lighting for a community celebration the entire family will enjoy and remember for years to come!


Sunday, November 27
1:30-2 p.m.
Reindeer Dash
Town Common

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Face Painting
Ornament Decorating
Town Common

2-3:30 p.m.
Horse Drawn Hayrides
Town Common
Barnyard Animals
Civic Center Gym, Nahatan St.

2-3 p.m.
Local musical choirs
Walter J. Dempsey Bandstand

3 p.m.
A reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Walter J. Dempsey Bandstand
By Linda Rau

3:20 p.m.
Reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Walter J. Dempsey Bandstand
By Selectwoman Helen Abdallah Donohue

3:35 p.m.
Parade leaving Guild Square to the Town Common
3:45 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus turn on the Norwood’s Holiday Tree Lights
Town Common

This schedule is subject to change, depending on weather. 

Norwood residents would agree that no town unites like Norwood, and this year’s holiday celebration is a great opportunity to connect with friends and neighbors and kick off the holiday season!