AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 9AM – 1PM

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If you haven’t been to the market yet this season, Saturday will be a wonderful day to visit! The popular ABC Sale pop-up booth will be back, Fiddle Dee Dee children’s string band will entertain, and local produce, gourmet foods, and artisan products will be in great supply. We can all savor the last weekend of August with a lively morning at the market!

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

Local Farmers
•Windswept Farm – corn, blueberries, garlic, sunflowers, squash, cucumbers, cauliflower, peppers, beans, potatoes, apples
•Blair Farm – blueberries, raspberries, corn, squash, potatoes, bedding plants, cucumbers, summer squash, eggs
•Busy Bee Honey – Paul Dugal brings fantastic honey from nearby Florida, MA
•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
•Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup, maple candies, maple roasted nuts, alpaca socks and yarns,


Local Prepared Food Vendors

•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
•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!)

Local Artisans
•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 for kids and adults
•Peterman’s Bowls & Boards – locally sourced wooden bowls, trays, napkin rings, salad tossers, bottle stoppers, cutting boards•Webster Stone Works – locally sourced Goshen Stone wine racks and candle holders hand crafted by Alan Webster Jr.
•Alison Kolesar – Williamstown’s accomplished multi-media artist’s whimsical painted rocks as well as paintings, collages, prints, colorful notecards
•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)

Non-Profit Booth
ABC Sale Pop-Up – ABC (A Better Community) is a charitable organization that reuses/recycles clothing donations. For this pop-up sale, ABC volunteers will once again carefully select items from their large array of clothing, accessories, and shoes that have unique and/or practical appeal for the summer and fall. Proceeds support those in need in our local community.

Music
From 9am to 11am, we’ll have a performance by Fiddle Dee Dee children’s string band, playing dance music of Irish, Quebecois, and Appalachian origins. They’ll be raising money for two charities chosen by the children: Elephant Rescue and the Malala Fund. From 11am to 1pm, we’ll welcome back Michael Ding on the flute!