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5 Things To Know Today in Danvers: Aug. 20

A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.

Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Monday, Aug. 20.

1. Clouds: Monday will be a cloudy day and not so warm – temperatures will be in the 70s. No rain is expected.

2. Farmers Markets: This week has been declared Farmers Market Week in Massachusetts. While there is not a regular farmers market here in Danvers, there are several in nearby communities each week. On Monday night, the Beverly Farmers Market runs 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 22 next to Beverly Depot. The Peabody Farmers Market is on Tuesday evenings at Leather City Common from 2-7 p.m. and on Wednesday Middleton’s has its Farmers Market at Angelica's Restaurant parking lot from 3-7 p.m. On Thursday, the Salem Farmers Market is at Derby Square, on Front Street in the downtown from 3-7 p.m.

3. Readers’ Choice: The Best of Patch Readers’ Choice voting ended last Friday and we fielded a few questions about when the winners will be announced. If you look at any of the categories now, you can see who topped the poll. But all the winners will be announced in a story this Friday.

4. Topsfield Fair: There’s still more than a month to go until the Topsfield Fair, but discount tickets are now on sale that can save you quite of a bit of money at the entrance gate. Individual tickets are selling for $9, less than the regular price of $11 on weekdays and $15 on weekends and Columbus Day. The tickets are on sale at the fair office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

5. Zoning Board: The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on Monday night at 7 p.m. at , with seven new applications going before the board. A plan for an outdoor sales display at Rose Leather Fashions at 76 Newbury St. (Route 1) will continue to be heard.

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Thomas Elliott August 21, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Times have changed! Fifty years ago growing up in Danvers I remember there being a large number of farms with farm stands where you could purchase fresh locally grown produce in abundance. Those farms are mostly replaced with condo developments or apartments. Now we only have two farms in Danvers that the Town has purchased the rights to so the land can never be developed but they only have limited types of fresh produce.

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