Shop the May Market on Saturday, May 18

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Photo by Kathleen Horrigan
Myron Marshaus (right) and David Witkins incorporated a red, white and blue theme at the 2023 May Market.

When you see the merry yellow and white striped tents next to the Hatheway House barn, you know it’s time for May Market! Ready to shop for unique, handcrafted gifts? Garden supplies? Hardy herbs and vegetable plants? It’s time for May Market!

Now in its 46th year, the Suffield Garden Club’s May Market always delights. “It’s grown so much over the years,” says past President Christine Ahrens. “Initially, the club borrowed a drab, heavy army tent from the National Guard, but very soon opted for the larger, more cheerful tents you see today.”

This year, visitors can look forward to some returning favorites, including Suffield High’s own Agriscience students with a selection of student-grown plants and herbs. Mike’s Honey and Cupola Hollow’s jams and fudge will once again tempt your sweet tooth, while Distinctive Works will have on-trend wooden wall words and house signs available. Long-time vendors (and new Garden Club members) Myron Marshaus and David Witkins will liven up your garden space with unusual, pollinator-friendly perennials like white liatris and chocolate chip ajuga, so be sure to visit their Woodworks booth.

Plant lovers will enjoy a huge selection of flowers, shrubs, and garden sculptures, but even non-gardeners can shop for birdbaths, handcrafted soaps, nature photography, handmade baby and toddler clothes, toys, books and even puppets! Visitors can also stop by the Suffield Garden Club booths for plants, collectibles and even a little free advice.

Admission is free, but don’t forget to bring cash or your checkbook, since not all vendors take credit cards. The May Market is held at the Phelps-Hathaway Barn, 55 S. Main Street and is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine.

The Suffield Garden Club, organized in 1934, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the beautification of Suffield. Proceeds from this event support civic beautification, high school scholarships, town conservation, horticulture education, and garden therapy programs.

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Chocolate Chip Ajuga adds rich color to the garden

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