AT THE MARKET - SATURDAY JULY 25TH

The forecast for Saturday is glorious, perfect for a trip to the farmers market! If you’re in the mood for some fresh fruit, you can find peaches and blueberries at Windswept Farm. Want even more fruit? Baby Cakes will be bringing fruit galettes, also called “mini peachy pies.” Peace Valley Farm’s mid-summer harvest is in full swing, with green beans, cherry tomatoes, and much more. Cindy will add hummus to her extensive Greek menu. With our new picnic tables and umbrellas, the market is a perfect venue for a lunch picnic of Hobson’s grilled-to-order burgers, portabella mushrooms, chicken teriyaki and chunky lobster salad. See all of you there!

Local Farmers
•Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider (dry and semi-dry), cider vinegar, honey
•East Mountain Farm – local pastured burgers, more

AT THE MARKET - SATURDAY JULY 18TH

Blue skies, green mountains, masterful theater—where better to be during the summer than Williamstown? This week’s market brings even more great produce and abundant flowers. We extend a warm welcome to Windswept Farm as they bring corn, squash, cucumbers and more this Saturday. Are you a fan of Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek? This week she’ll have all of her classic dishes, in addition to her first gazpacho of the season. If you missed Dancing Bare Soap last time, they’re returning with their luxurious organic/vegan/fair trade soaps infused with local botanicals. This market is going to be a great one folks. See you there!

Local Farmers
•Diggers Bend Farm – oyster mushrooms, shitake mushrooms, lettuce, braising mix, mesclun mix, kale, chard, summer squash, snap peas, green beans, basil, squash blossoms, eggs, goat’s milk soap, bacon, kielbasa, and hotdogs
•East Mountain Farm – local pastured burgers, more

MARKET MEMBERSHIP MONTH

July 2015 is our first Market Membership Month ever! We are seeking broad community support to sustain our vibrant market and cover our ongoing expenses for live music, website, promotion, and insurance. A $20 membership comes with a free tote bag and an invitation to our annual meeting and potluck supper. Contributing and Supporting Members are recognized on our website, Facebook page, and Market Info Booth. Sustaining Members are also entitled to a Free Local Sponsorship Booth!

Please stop by the Market Info Booth for details or check out our website’s MEMBERSHIP page. If we reach our modest $6,000 goal by the end of July, we won’t undertake another fund drive for two years – until July 2017. If we wildly exceed our goal – and raise $12,000 by July 31st – we won’t repeat a fund drive for three years – until July 2018. Please consider stepping up to join the market community!

AT THE MARKET - SATURDAY JULY 11TH

Hope everyone had a great Fourth! This week we’ll have more fresh produce including raspberries, squash, oyster mushrooms, and various lettuces and greens. Have you checked out the heritage breed eggs at Diggers Bend yet? They’re selling like hot cakes! Four Fat Fowl returns this week with their triple cream cheese – very tasty with BabyCakes fresh baked breads. The weather is looking to be warm and sunny – perfect for another great Saturday market!

Local Farmers
•Blair Farm – spinach, lettuce, kale, radishes, bedding flowers, veggie seedlings, eggs, maple syrup
•Diggers Bend Farm – oyster mushrooms, lettuce, braising mix, mesclun mix, kale, chard, summer squash, snap peas, green beans, basil, squash blossoms, eggs, goat’s milk soap
•East Mountain Farm – local pastured burgers, T-bone steaks, sweet and hot links, bratwurst, chorizo, more

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

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