AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 9AM – 1PM

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Summertime is in full swing! We’ll have four hours of live music, including flute, vocals and acoustic guitar, to accompany a delightful market experience. Chris’s Kitchen brings delectable jams and chutneys. For kids, Jodi Easton brings Tinkergarten’s fun hands-on projects — Magnet FishingMake Your Own Mud Pie, and Nature Play Dough, and Merry Anderson at Crow Hill Farm brings creative kits for late summer fun. Dancing Bare Soap has vegan soaps with organic ingredients. Robin’s gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches have grown in both selection and popularity!

Here’s a full list of Saturday’s vendors:

Local Farmers
•Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup, maple candies, maple roasted nuts, alpaca socks and yarns, granola
•Windswept Farm – corn, blueberries, garlic, sunflowers, squash, cucumbers, cauliflower, peppers, beans, potatoes, apples
•Bear Meadow Farm – dry and semi-dry hard cider, cider vinegar, bars of beeswax, assorted honeys and honey candies
•Blair Farm – blueberries, raspberries, corn, squash, potatoes, bedding plants, cucumbers, summer squash, eggs
•Dancing Bare Soap – organic, vegan, fair trade soap infused with local and seasonal herbs and floral
•Diggers Bend Farm – shiitake and oyster mushrooms, summer squash, zucchini, basil, dill, cilantro, cucumbers, braising mix, kale, beets, green beans, arugula, eggs, pork, and goat milk soap
•East Mountain Farm – locally pastured ground beef, poultry, sweet and hot sausage, bratwurst, chorizo, andouille, pork chops, pork tenderloins
•Peace Valley Farm – cherry tomatoes, flowers, lettuces, rainbow chard, rhubarb, scallions, parsley, summer squash, broccoli, basil, and fingerling potatoes

Local Prepared Food Vendors
•R&G Cheese – A delectable assortment of hard and soft artisan cheeses, both cow and goat’s milk, made nearby with locally sourced milk (free samples offered!)
•Robin’s – Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and baked goods by Robin Lenz, who for 30 years has worked with farmers and cheese makers in the Williamstown area to create tasty, locally sourced food
•Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs –a wide assortment of jams and jellies, conserves, chutneys; baked goods – including whoopie pies, bars, and scones using old-fashioned recipes – batik quilts, runners, flannel receiving blankets
•Hobson’s Choice Restaurant – grilled-to-order burgers (topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions), chicken teriyaki, portabella mushrooms, lobster rolls

Local Artisans
•Beach Woodworking – many Shaker-inspired tables, benches, boxes (including a special knitter’s box), cabinets, coat racks from locally sourced wooden boards (some from ancient barns)
•Berkshire Mountain Pottery – functional hand-thrown and hand-crafted stoneware made in Williamstown, including mugs, bowls, plates, platters
•Crow Hill Farm – an array of lovingly prepared arts and craft kits (such as owl treasure keeper, design your own sailboat, create your own notecards), greeting cards, miniatures (gnomes, elves, fairies), hand knit items from alpaca and cotton
•Heritage Artisans – traditional fiber crafts of weaving, spinning, knitting and basketry, private knitting clinics (bring along your handiwork!)
•Memphremagog Studios – silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, silk scarves
•Nora Phykitt – knitted, crocheted and felted clothing and accessories

Kids’ Activities Booth
•Tinkergarten – Jodi Easton brings fun, hands-on activities for kids, such as making your own mud pies, nature play dough, and magnet fishing.

Music this week will feature Michael Ding on flute and Sarah Ritzmann on acoustic guitar with vocals.