Three Farmers Market Pop-ups Planned

The fate of the Norfolk Farmers Market appears to be settled for another year. The future of the popular market hung in the balance for several months after Farmers Market Committee Chairman Lisa Auclair and market manager Angie Bollard both announced their desire to step down.

At its last meeting, however, the committee had a surprise offer from Chelsea Ryll to manage pop-up markets during the summer and winter Weekend in Norfolk celebrations and at Christmas. The first pop-up market will be staged at Botelle School Feb. 24 during Winter WIN.

In turn, Auclair agreed to continue as chairman for another year and all other members of the committee agreed to continue. Bollard also joined the committee.

“At this time, we are just focusing on the two WIN events and the holiday market in December,” Auclair said. “But we are meeting at the Hub on Tuesday, January 9, at 5:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public if anyone would like to weigh in or join our efforts in collaborating on what the future of the market looks like.” 

Those who cannot make the meeting but who have suggestions about the future of the market or would like to join the committee can email

Ryll has lived in Norfolk for three years and is mother to a toddler and stepmother to two young adults. She is employed as an energy consultant for Brilliant Solar, a privately owned solar company. Locally. she acts as a liaison for special events at the Hub and works at the Yale Summer Music School.

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