Attention all downtown businesses,

The Heart of Taunton Façade program applications are now open.

Please read the program guidelines, and fill application together with all supporting documentation to the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce at 6 pleasant street, Taunton, MA 02780, by February 21st of 2014.

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2013 Taunton’s Lights On

We would like to invite everyone to the 100th Lightning of the Green.

This year things will be a little different and much, much bigger than it every was for the past 99 years.

Join us this coming weekend to celebrate our 100th lightning of the green, and participate and all the festivities.

For more information please visit the City of Taunton’s website at: http://www.taunton-ma.gov/pages/tauntonma_mayor/lightson.

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Taunton’s Farmers Market

The Taunton’s Farmers Market has ended as of the 27th of October, but the need for fresh and health produce does not end.

We would like to remind everyone that there is a winter farmers market in Easton.

December 7th thru April 26th
325 Northampton Street
Sat: 10am – 2pm

For more information please visit her website at http://eastonfarmersmarket.com/.

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Taunton’s Farmers Market 2013

Taunton’s Farmers Market 2013.

The Heart of Taunton, in partnership with the First Parish Church, is taking the Taunton’s Farmers Market to a new level in 2013.

Thanks to Reverend Christana McKnight and the First Parish Church, to allow the Taunton’s Farmers Market to continue to use the First Parish Churches grounds for our local market. And, if that wasn’t enough, Rev. Christana as committed herself, the church and it’s staff to help manage the market.

We are setting hefty goals for this years market, and here are some of the highlights:

  • Changed the Farmers Market day to Sunday from 11AM to 2PM. This will permit a higher attendance by farmers and local shoppers.
  • Increased the amount of slots available to farmers, crafters, and local artisans.
  • Created a new website dedicated to local farmers, and heating healthy. (coming soon recipes from local farmers, and heath conscious chefs).

Our major goals this years has been to increase the amount of vendors, variety of products, and quantity of products available to purchase; while maintaining the quality expected of a local farmers market.

Why the focus on local farmers?

There are several reasons why we should consider shopping a local farmers market, but most local produce is:

  • Healthier, organic and natural;
  • Cheaper and Fresher;
  • And supports the local economy.

With economic cuts and budgetary constrains put in place, farmers see their needed subsidies and grants reduced, affecting especially smaller local farmers. Farmers markets are a great venue to increase the supply of local produce.

Help support our local farmers and come join us every Sunday from 11AM to 2PM, starting July 7th to October 27th. Eat healthier and cheaper, and enjoy the amazing work of our local farmers, crafters, and artisans.

For more information visit us at: http://www.tauntonfarmersmarket.org

 

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Buttons and Ornaments are available for Sale

For more information visit our Lights On Festival website.

 

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24th Lights-on Festival

The 24th Lights-on Festival and the 99th Lightning of the Green, are scheduled for Friday, November 30th of 2012.

The 2012 display theme is TOYLAND, and we are very excited about this year’s Lights On! Festival. Many changes are in the works for a bigger and better Festival!  Find out about some of the enhancements on our new web site: http://www.lightsonfestival.com

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Taunton Farmer’s Market is now Open!

The Taunton Farmer’s Market is now Open.


Market Master Bob Peasley

Whether you are just looking to eat healthier, or simply get some fresh produce for a good value the Taunton Farmer’s Market is the place to go.

Where: Taunton’s First Parish Church
Church Green, Taunton

First Parish Church located on Taunton Green, Taunton.

When: Since last Thursday July 5th to October 25th
Every Thursday from 11AM to 3PM.

The Taunton Farmer’s Market accepts food coupons issued through the federal Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutritional assistance program.

Attention local farmers, there is still available space for your produce, please contact us at heartoftaunton@gmail.com for more information.

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Heart of Taunton annual dinner set for June 27

Please join us in celebrating 24 years of Heart of Taunton on Wednesday, June 27th at Benjamin’s Restaurant in Taunton.

The event runs from 11:30am -1:30pm and will feature a presentation entitled Downtown Taunton – Past, Present and Future.

Former Mayor Charles Crowley, current Mayor Tom Hoye and Joe Norte will be featured speakers during the event.

Tickets are $40 per person. Reservations can be made by emailing the office at HeartOfTaunton@aol.com.

Hope to see you there!

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Heart of Taunton’s annual Clean Up Day a success

On Friday, April 20th, members of the Heart of Taunton, Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, Taunton Business Improvement District and Taunton Rotary participated in the annual Clean Up Day for Downtown Taunton.

Participants cleaned many areas of the downtown, including the municipal parking areas. Many thanks to all members that participated. Additional thanks to the Taunton DPW and Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste) for helping with the trash removal.

Photos from the event can be seen here or on Facebook!

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Welcome to Heart of Taunton

Welcome to the Heart of Taunton, Inc. website. We are currently working on posting our upcoming events and programs in 2012.

Our Annual Dinner will be held at Benjamin’s in June. More information is coming soon!

Facade Applications are available for all Heart of Taunton members by contacting the office. Business members qualify for a $3000 matching grant and property owners qualify for up to $6000 in matching grant funds. The Facade Grant program funds projects for all qualified applicants for all exterior renovations to their properties including, paint, windows, doors, awnings and signs. Contact us today for more information or to receive an application.

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

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