CollageThe second market of the 2016 season is this Saturday! This week features early produce and beautiful locally crafted products. Some highlights include original and colorful artwork from Alison Kolesar, Goshen Stone wine racks and candle holders hand crafted by Alan Webster Jr., and live music! Stop by from 9am-1pm.

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We’re thrilled that our 2016 market season has begun! Please join us on Saturday 9am – 1pm for a festive market at the base of Spring Street, where you’ll see many familiar faces from last year, as well as exciting new vendors. One newcomer is Sean O’Connor, owner of R & G Cheese Makers of Troy, who brings an extensive array cow and goat cheeses…chevres – including garlic/herb, honey, and maple/chipotle, ripened goat camemberts – including blackbert and trufflebert, and selected mozzarellas and hard cheeses. Sean is happy to share his passion for cheese-making as well as offering free samples of all varieties. Sean will be joining us all season – let’s extend him a warm welcome!

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We’re extending our market season one week to include this Saturday, October 17th. Our region has been spared an early frost, so abundant late summer produce – including cherry and beefsteak tomatoes – is still arriving. Apples and pears are sweet and plentiful, chestnuts ready for roasting, and pumpkins all set for carving or pie-making. Hope to see you there, at our final market of a fantastic 2015 season! Here are Saturday’s vendors:

Local Farmers
•Peace Valley Farm – gourmet fingerling potatoes, lettuce, cherry and foxy lady beefsteak tomatoes, arugula, Asian greens, spinach, beets, kale, red onions, peppers, German thyme, Swiss chard, bok choy, scallions, basil, parsley, chives
•Shaker Hill Orchard – apples and more apples!
•Bear Meadow Farm – dry and semi-dry hard cider, cider vinegar, assorted honeys for stocking up for the winter!
•Blair Farm – eggs, onions, chestnuts, maple syrup, more

077-1024x680 (1)We celebrate glorious fall foliage with a festive market! Summer harvests of tomatoes, lettuce, and flowers continue, with assorted winter squash, brussels sprouts, and radishes adding to the mix. Pears, plums, and of course apples galore. Find artisan woodworkers featuring bowls, cutting boards,  napkin rings, and salad paddles at Peterman’s, knitters’ boxes, tables, and benches at Beach Woodworking, plus guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles at Berkshire Stringed Instruments School of Lutherie – all utilizing locally sourced woods. Fresh baked breads, scones, shortbread and fruit galettes at BabyCakes and Breads, plus grilled-to-order lunches by Hobson’s Choice Restaurant round out a perfect autumn outing. more

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The market season is still in full swing – at least through Columbus Day! Looking to stock up on honey? Two vendors, Bear Meadow Farm and Busy Bee Business, will bring this locally extracted delicacy. Our produce farmers continue to harvest a full array of tasty late summer fruits and veggies as well as potatoes and winter squash. Find pumpkins, gourds and decorative corn at Windswept and Blair Farms and new pumpkin spice goat’s milk soap at Diggers Bend Farm. East Mountain Farm is well-stocked with locally pastured frozen meats. Our artisans will bring their expertly crafted work in wood, silver, yarn, paper and stoneware. Here’s a listing of this week’s vendors and their offerings:

Local Farmers
•Peace Valley Farm – arugula, more

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What a spectacular September! This Saturday will be perfect for strolling by the abundance of fresh-picked local veggies and fruits, meats, cheese, baked goods, and fine artisan crafts. New this week are Tom’s white grapes, just picked at nearby Shaker Hill Orchard, in addition to amazing apples and pears. Live music all morning, with popular Duo Eamon playing Celtic, Quebecois and New England fiddle/guitar tunes, and Williams Student Michael Ding on the flute. Feel free to relax at one of our picnic tables and enjoy a grilled-to-order local burger or portabella mushroom sandwich – or an overstuffed lobster roll – expertly prepared by Dan Campbell, owner of Hobson’s Choice Restaurant.
Here’s a full listing of this week’s vendors:

Local Farmers
•East Mountain Farm – local pastured burgers, poultry, sweet and hot links, bratwurst, chorizo, more


This week’s market will be especially festive! We’ll have a full array of fresh-picked produce, ready-to-eat treats (new: organic stuffed vegetarian peppers), plus activities to engage market-goers of all ages. Heritage Artisans will bring two spinning wheels for hands-on spinning of llama and sheep fleece. A Williams College artist-in-residence will bring supplies for all to participate in the Stargazing Project – making quilt squares in response to important questions. And the musical performance group CIAO! (Community Intergenerational Action Orchestra) returns, this time collecting produce for the Friendship Center Food Pantry. Here’s a full listing of Saturday’s vendors:

Local Farmers
•Diggers Bend Farm – tasty and colorful Heritage breed eggs, arugula, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, peppers, basil, pumpkins, Swiss chard, collards, garlic, potatoes, pork, oyster mushrooms, goat’s milk soaps infused with lemongrass, vanilla lavender, cinnamon lavender and eucalyptus
•East Mountain Farm – local pastured burgers, more

IMG_0678If you haven’t tried Cindy’s Greek specialties, you’re in for a treat! Spanakopita pockets for easy snacking, moussaka dinners ready to bring home, galatoboureko (custard phyllo pastry), Aegean plates, and more! Also Peace Valley Farm’s young kale, foxy lady beefsteak tomatoes and famous “hots and nots” capsaicin-free pickled jalapeno peppers, Shaker Hill Orchard’s late season raspberries, green gage and blue plums, McIntosh and gala apples, and peaches. Here’s a list of our vendors and their offerings this week. See you at the market!

Local Farmers
•Blair Farm – eggs, peppers, eggplant, onions, beans, kale, cucumbers, maple syrup, potatoes, corn, red dahlias
•Diggers Bend Farm – tasty and colorful Heritage breed eggs, potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, chard, pork, goat’s milk soaps infused with lemongrass, more

At the Market, Saturday Sept. 5th

We’re so lucky to have local artisan triple creme cheese, rivaling a fine French Camembert, expertly produced in small batches by the new local Four Fat Fowl creamery. Folks have been known to pack a tasty wheel or two for picnics near and far. You’ll find everything you need for a festive Labor Day cookout or picnic, with heirloom tomatoes, fresh bread, abundant fruit, hard cider, Cindy’s latest delicacy – taramosalata (Greek caviar dip), and elephant heart plums! These vendors will greet you on Saturday:

Local Farmers
•Windswept Farm – corn, orange cherry tomatoes and larger big boys, better boys and jet stars, potatoes, green beans, garlic, cucumbers, squash, peaches, hot and sweet peppers, sunflowers, gladiolas
•Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider (dry and semi-dry), cider vinegar, honey
•Blair Farm – eggs, raspberries, fennel, eggplant, more

IMG_4403 copyEver wondered how maple syrup varieties compare in a side-by-side taste test? or how 21st century technology can be combined with age-old traditions to produce outstanding maple syrup? Sweet Brook Farm brings a wealth of knowledge plus free samples! Also, we warmly welcome CIAO! – Community Intergenerational Action Orchestra – making its market debut. See you at Saturday’s market, where summer is still going strong. Here’s what you’ll find:

Local Farmers
•Windswept Farm – corn, orange cherry tomatoes and larger big boys, better boys and jet stars, potatoes, green beans, garlic, cucumbers, squash, peaches, hot and sweet peppers, sunflowers, gladiolas
•Blair Farm – eggs, fennel, onions, assorted beans, lettuce, kale, cucumbers, maple syrup, kohlrabi, potatoes, corn, red dalhias
•Diggers Bend Farm – fall arugula is in! plus pickling and slicing cucumbers, potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, summer squash and zucchini, kale, chard, shell beans, basil, oyster and shitake mushrooms, pork, eggs, goat’s milk soaps infused with lemongrass, more

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