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The Second Annual "So You Think You Know Canaan" Quiz is Out!
welcome sign


The 2014 "So You Think You Know Canaan" quiz is available at the Library and, on Sundays, at the Friends' tent at the Farmers Market from 10 am to 1:00.pm. Submit a completed quiz no later than August 3 by 1:00 pm for a chance to win a prize.




Just one more bench to go!

park bench bench repair
Friends of Canaan Village and the Canaan Farmers' Market have restored 3 of the 4 benches on the Town Common. The 4th bench will be restored in time for Old Home Days. They not only look much better, but are more comfortable and safer. Special thanks to Gary Wood, Reg Barney, and Aaron Allen for their good work. Come sit awhile.



Friends of Canaan Village T-Shirtstshirt

We have a new batch of Farmers' Market t-shirts in the original colors (sage green with dark red ink) sporting Judith Kushner's beet motif. They will be available for purchase ($12 any size - S, M, L, XL) Saturday and Sunday of Old Home Days at the Friends' tent on the Common. They will also be sold at the Farmers' Market on Sundays.






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Read the:

2014 Spring/Summer Newsletter!





New Directory



Friends of Canaan Village has received $500 from the Mascoma Savings Bank to help fund the new edition of the Business and Services Directory. We plan to have the Directory available by the summer. Folks will be able to pick up a copy at the Mascoma Savings Bank, the Town Library, the Town Offices, and Canaan Hardware Store.

If you would like to add your business to the listing or update your current listing, please send your business name and phone number (state type of business if not obvious from business name) to Joanna Carr at: jcarrjj@gmail.com or call 603-523-7910. Businesses are included free of charge.





Friends Receive Brundage Grant


 Friends of Canaan Village is the recipient of a $1000 grant from the Brundage Foundation. This amount is intended to be the Friends' contribution to the 2014 Lions Club Concerts on the Common.

These weekly summertime concerts generally begin the first Tuesday after the Fourth of July. Friends provide ice cream sundaes. The concerts are free, open to everyone, and bring joy to all ages.

Hope to see you next summer at the Concerts. Check the town website in late spring for the 2014 schedule.

Many thanks to the Brundage Foundation for supporting this community event.



Photo Galleries


2013 David O. Cushman Memorial Golf Tournament

2014 David O. Cushman Memorial Golf Tournament

Farmers' Market LogoThe Farmers' Market runs from May to October each year and meets on the Village Green on Sundays from 10-1*

*On August 3 the Market is held across the street from the Green because of Canaan Old Home Days. Look for us near Dishin' It Up!



Now Accepting EBT/Debit Cards!




Market ViewSummer Highlights:


  • Produce Season is Here!
  • 15 to 20 Vendors Each Week!
  • Community Information Booths!
  • Live Music at the Gazebo!
    • 7/6. Scott Sanborn
    • 7/13. Martin Decato Music Demo
    • 7/20. Etna Old Time Association Music Demo
    • 7/27. Shirley MacDonald
    • 8/3. Old Home Days/No performer
    • 8/10. Scott Sanborn
    • 8/17. Ms. Barb's Nature Songs for Kids Music Demo
    • 8/24. Richard King
    • 8/32. Priscilla and John Whitney


Shop the Farmers' Market; Reap the Benefits

Fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, baked goods, locally produced crafts, and more are for sale every week at the Canaan Farmers' Market every Sunday through Columbus Day weekend.

Rain or shine, all season long, Canaan Farmers' Market members bring their bounty so you can enjoy fresh, local foods and crafts and get to know the community members who produce them. You'll taste – and feel – the difference.

Come by to see what's in season, plan your supper around the best of the market, connect with the producers you buy from, and reap the health, environmental, social, and economic benefits of eating and shopping locally.

panoramic view of market

Make the Market a Part of Your Every Weekend!


2014 Directory of Vendors for the Farmers' Market



Click Here for 2014 Vendor's Guidelines & Application

Email: canaanfarmersmarket@yahoo.com



Martin Decato - Musician on July 13
martin decato


Fun at the Market: June 15, 2014


Scott Sanborn & band 
Friends
vendor Autumn Harvest Vendor
Out of Chaos Vendor Soap Vendor

Friends of Canaan Village, Inc.

"Friends in Deeds"


As its name implies, Friends of Canaan Village, Inc. is dedicated to supporting Canaan's Village center, also known as the Downtown.

Mission

To create a safe, vital, attractive, and welcoming village center through civic projects and activities and, thereby, to benefit the entire community.

Membership

Membership is open to all Canaan residents, and to non-residents as well, who support its mission.

Members are not required to attend meetings. Any level of involvement is very welcome, starting with simply paying dues ( whatever amount a member wishes to give). We are hoping to expand our membership. If you are interested in joining Friends, come to a meeting and learn more.

Ongoing Activities, Projects, and Support of Civic Enterprises

  • Farmers' Market
  • Canaan Business and Services Directory
  • Old Home Days Participation
  • Financial Support:
    • Lions' Club Summer Bandstand "Concerts in the Park"
    • Playground
  • Ice Cream Sales at the weekly summer concerts


Downtown Safety and Beautification

  • Downtown Revitalization Project maintenance
  • Spring Plantings
  • Maintenance of Depot Park
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations
  • David O. Cushman Winter Golf Tournament
  • Cooperation with other town committees and groups
  • Assist with Conservation Committee's Spring Roadside Clean-up
     

2013 ANNUAL REPORT

New Accomplishments Since the 2012 Annual Meeting
Items with an * were in collaboration with one or more civic groups



  • Mission Statement re-wording. It now reads: The mission of the Friends of Canaan Village is "to create a safe, vital, attractive, and welcoming village center through civic projects and activities and, thereby, to benefit the entire community."
  • Letterhead Logo adopted
  • Revival of Winter Golf (David O. Cushman Winter Golf Tournament)*
  • Support of Christmas in Canaan*
  • Welcome Packets for new residents
  • Repair of Park Bench
  • Repair of Gazebo latticework
  • "So You Think You Know Canaan" Quiz
  • Sponsor of Canaan Clean Cans Campaign*
  • Contributor to Recreation Committee Silent Auction for Swim Lessons*
  • Farmers' Market Raffle Basket


Ongoing Projects

  • Sponsorship of Canaan Farmers' Market
  • Periodic printing of the Business and Services Directory
  • Mowing and maintenance of Depot Park
  • Lions Club Concerts on the Common: financial support and ice cream sales*
  • Pass the Book winter reading series at the Town Library*
  • Holiday Lights, Decorations, and Flags
  • Downtown flowers and tree tending
  • Old Home Days sponsor and participant
  • Maintenance of Welcome to Canaan Village signs
  • Maintenance of Library Bulletin Board (formerly Town Crier)*
  • Friends of Canaan Village webpage




Membership

As of 9/25/2013, total membership was 79

Friends in Deeds