SUMMER MARKET REWARDS!

During July and August, we’re offering Summer Market Rewards! For every 10 LIKES on our Facebook Page, we’ll randomly select one person to receive a $5 gift certificate that can be used with any vendor at the market. Also, please subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! If you subscribe via the information booth at the market, you can draw from a coupon jar (coupons will be worth up to $2). Alternatively, you can subscribe via our website and stop by the information booth to grab a coupon. See all of you at the market!

AT THE MARKET - SATURDAY JULY 4TH

Hope everyone has a marvelous Independence Day! Don’t forget to come out to the market to pick up some produce for your celebratory meals. A few highlights…Peace Valley Farm will have squash, sugar snap peas, broccoli, and lettuce. Diggers Bend will have oyster mushrooms, eggs, and squash blossoms. Don’t forget to pick up some burgers, T-bone steaks, pork chops, sweet and hot links and other pastured meats for grilling from East Mountain Farm. If you’re looking for something sweet and healthy, Nick Wright will have raspberries and dried pears. For hobby knitters and curious kids alike, Heritage Artisans will have one-on-one knitting clinics and spinning demos!

Local Farmers
•Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider (dry and semi-dry), more

Our New Video!

We hope you enjoy this short video, bringing you the sights and sounds of our weekly market. Our appreciation to Willinet for producing the video and to Duo Eamon for playing lovely music, both on the video and at many of our Saturday markets!

AT THE MARKET - SATURDAY JUNE 27TH

Looks like this Saturday will be another fantastic market! More great produce is coming in, including oyster mushrooms, snap peas, and squash blossoms! Briar Road Guitars makes their first appearance this season with handcrafted stringed instruments made from local and reclaimed wood. Alison Kolesar will also make her first appearance showcasing her beautiful painted rocks, paintings, collages, cards and prints. See all of you at the market!

Local Farmers
•Diggers Bend Farm – braising mix, mesclun mix, radishes, snap peas, basil, chinese cabbage, squash blossoms, collards, oyster mushrooms
•East Mountain Farm – locally pastured beef, pork, poultry
•Peace Valley Farm – sugar snap peas, Swiss chard, bok choy, broccoli, scallions, basil, parsley, chives, possibly squash
•Sweet Brook Farm – maple syrup, maple candies, maple roasted nuts, alpaca yarn
•Blair Farm – will not be at the market this Saturday

Local Prepared Food Vendors
•Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – homemade baklava, more

AT THE MARKET - SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH

As our beautiful Berkshires ease into Summer, harvests available at the market become more and more spectacular! If you’re a fan of mushrooms, Diggers Bend will be offering shitakes. Sugar snap peas are always a favorite at Peace Valley and can also be found this week. An early season delicacy, these sweet, edible-pod peas are sure to add color, texture, and flavor to any dish! In the mood for something even sweeter? Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek will be offering galatoboureko, an egg custard baked in filo dough with a lemon-honey syrup. Sounds absolutely delectable! See you at the market this Saturday!

Local Farmers
•Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider (dry and semi-dry), cider vinegar, honey
•Blair Farm – spinach, lettuce, kale, radishes, bedding flowers, veggie seedlings, eggs, maple syrup
•Diggers Bend Farm – squash blossoms, salad and braising mixes, Chinese cabbage, radishes, baby Swiss chard, kale, more

AT THE MARKET - SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH

A great big welcome to the Williams alumni/ae and families who will be in town this weekend! In addition to our regular line-up of fresh & local produce, yummy prepared food, and stunning artisanal crafts, the market this Saturday will feature the 2015 debut of a popular vendor: Dancing Bare Soap. These folks will bring luxurious organic/vegan/fair trade soaps with local botanicals—sounds perfect after a hot summer day! Diggers Bend Farm will also showcase their first squash blossoms – an early season delicacy (and they’ll happily share recipes). Have you seen our new picnic tables? Consider grabbing a bite to eat and sit a spell! See you this Saturday!

Local Farmers
•Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider (dry and semi-dry), cider vinegar, honey
•Blair Farm – bedding flowers, veggie seedlings, eggs, maple syrup
•Dancing Bare Soap – organic, vegan, fair trade soap infused with local and seasonal herbs and florals
•Diggers Bend Farm – squash blossoms, more

AT THE MARKET - SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH

This Saturday Heritage Artisans opens their season with beautiful traditional fiber work as well as an exciting new “knitting clinic.” If your yarn project has hit a snag or two, these folks will offer free private “knitting clinics” to help your project get back on its feet. This is Emma Morin’s last market this season, so make sure to check out her jams and various condiments including relisheschutney, and sauerkraut. The market is already stocked with greens of all kinds, including lettucespinachcollardsbok choy, and arugula (beets too)!
A warm welcome to all the graduating seniors and family members who are in town! Consider stopping by the market for a graduation gift or two, or just to buy some fresh & local vegetables!

Local Farmers
•Bear Meadow Farm – more

In the News - and Welcome New Farmers!

Read all about our opening day in the Berkshire Eagle here: http://tinyurl.com/nb3h4zz. And please welcome Michelle Todd and Autumn McManus, young farmers who recently moved from Eastern MA to Diggers Bend Farm in nearby Petersburgh, NY. They’ll bring abundant veggies – both usual and unusual – as well as seedlings, herbs and eggs. Later they’ll add pork, goat’s milk soap, and cut flowers. So happy to have these talented farmers join our market!

At the Market, Saturday, May 30th

Our new picnic tables have arrived! Now we’ll offer a relaxing setting to enjoy scones, baklava, grilled-to-order local burgers and more. Thanks to Fund for Williamstown for its generosity!

Vendors this week include:
Beach Woodworking – tables, benches, boxes, coat racks from locally sourced wooden boards
Berkshire Mountain Pottery – handcrafted stoneware – mugs, bowls, plates, platters
Blair Farm – bedding flowers, veggie seedlings, eggs, maple syrup
Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – homemade pastitcio (similar to last week’s fantastic moussaka), baklava, spanakopita, salad dressing, Greek salad
Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – jams, baked goods, quilts, runners
Crow Hill Farm – craft kits, wood carvings, cards, miniatures
Diggers Bend Farm – salad mix, arugula, bok choy, collards, spinach, veggie seedlings, eggs
East Mountain Farm – locally pastured beef, pork, poultry
Emma Morin – jams, relishes, pickles, chutney, sauerkraut, towels, bedding plants, annuals
Four Fat Fowl Cheese – triple creme cheese
Hobson’s Choice Restaurant – grilled local burgers, more

At the Market, Saturday May 23rd

The market will get off to a terrific start this Saturday at the base of Spring Street from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the following local farmers, artisans, bakers and chefs:
BabyCakes and Breads – scones, bread, shortbread, cakes, hand-pies, biscotti, whoopie pies
Beach Woodworking – tables, benches, boxes, coat racks from locally sourced wooden boards
Bear Mountain Farm – hard cider, cider vinegar, honey
Berkshire Mountain Pottery – handcrafted functional stoneware
Blair Farm – bedding flowers, veggie seedlings, eggs, maple syrup
Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – homemade moussaka, baklava, spanakopita, salad dressing
Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – jams, baked goods, quilts, runners
Crow Hill Farm – craft kits, wood carvings, cards, miniatures
Diggers Bend Farm – salad mix, arugula, bok choy, collards, spinach, veggie seedlings, eggs
East Mountain Farm – locally pastured beef, pork, poultry
Emma Morin – jams, relishes, pickles, chutney, sauerkraut, towels, bedding plants, more

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