People across the country are discovering the immense pleasure that can be had by living a thoughtful life full of farm-fresh food and handmade possessions. This return to the good life is reflected in our country's increasing interest in buying locally grown and produced goods, and there is better place to 'shop local' than at neighborhood farmers' markets and art events. With this in mind, Christine Chitnis has crisscrossed New England (Maine New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut) discovering farmers markets and crafts markets, sometimes stretching the concept of 'markets' along the way to include open studio days, a one-of-a-kind floating farmers' market (held on a sailboat), a community heirloom plant sale, and a wide range of artisan events. Fifty of the most vibrant, unique and thriving events in the region are described and lavishly photographed.
Christine Chitnis is a writer, photographer and environmental educator. She lives with her husband and son in Providence, Rhode Island. Her writing has appeared in Country Living, Time Out New York, ReadyMade, Edible Rhody and The Washington Post, among many other local and national publications. She holds a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado. Visit her at christinechitnis.com.