AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, MAY 20 9AM-1PM
Let the market begin! Saturday will be perfect for delighting in the offerings of our local farmers, chefs, and artisans. Among the new vendors are local farms Mighty Food Farm and Hay Berry Farm, bringing the best of Spring — all the fixings for a fresh, colorful, and healthy salad and favorites asparagus and rhubarb. Also plenty of plants to help you get started with your own veggies, herbs and flowers. With a concert violinist to entertain and fresh-made foods to savor, this Spring Street market will be a lovely place to stroll!
•East Mountain Farm – Williamstown’s Kim Wells brings an impressive array of pork and beef products, including link and bulk sausages (sweet, hot, and breakfast), bratwurst, tenderloin, ribs, chops (smoked pork chops — yum!!), bacon, ham, steaks, ground pork/beef, and London broils, ground beef — plus new all-pork liverwurst and smoked pork kielbasa
•Hay Berry Farm – asparagus, rhubarb, dried flowers and arrangements, honey, and lavender (seedlings, buds and more)
•Mighty Food Farm – lots of plants, including bedding flowers, basil, vegetable starts, and tomato plants, also lettuces, kale, chard, radishes, sweet salad turnips, red beets, salad mixes. Also weekly CSA pick-up here!
•Peace Valley Farm – arugula, radishes, Asian greens
•Sweet Brook Farm –local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!), maple candies, maple roasted nuts, alpaca socks
•Bear Meadow Farm – Rick is back with his beehive products, including assorted honeys and honey candies, versatile beeswax bars, and bee pollen, also cider vinegar. Will soon bring popular dry and semi-dry hard cider
•Blair Farm – the Quimbys are bringing bedding flower and veggie plants, maple syrup, eggs…and more eggs!
Local Prepared Food Vendors
•Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – all home-made by expert chef Cindy Nikitas… including her legendary moussaka, pastitsio, spanakipita tins and read-to-eat triangles, hummus, eggplant dip (melitzanosalata), pita bread, salad dressing, and baklava
•Hobson’s Choice Restaurant – Dan Campbell’s famous grilled-to-order local beef hamburgers and cheddar cheeseburgers (topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and/or onions), chicken teriyaki, portabella mushrooms, lobster rolls
•R&G Cheese Makers – Sean brings a delectable assortment of hard and soft artisan cheeses, both cow and goat’s milk, made nearby with locally sourced milk including fresh chevres, blue, mozzarellas and ripened goat cheeses…taste a free sample or two!
•Robin’s – Delicious grilled-to-order sandwiches and baked goods by Robin Lenz, including banana breads, gluten free brownies, molasses cookies, lemon pound cake and scones. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches featuring locally sourced cheeses, ham, bacon and bread. New this year – breakfast sandwiches with egg, cheeses, bacon and sausages…perfection!
•Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – jams and jellies galore, conserves, whoopie pies, batik quilts, and table runners – spicy and sweet pepper jellies, new…rhubarb jam, tastes like rhubarb pie!
•Beach Woodworking – Shaker-inspired tables, benches, boxes (including a special knitter’s box), cabinets, coat racks from locally sourced wooden boards – including ash, cherry, pine, hemlock, butternut, and chestnut…some from ancient barns!
•Berkshire Mountain Pottery – functional hand-thrown and hand-crafted stoneware made here in Williamstown, including plates, platters, and bowls — espresso and latte cups, and coffee/tea mugs galore!
•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…and new birthday fairies!!
•Memphremagog Studios –silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, silk scarves
•Peterman’s Bowls & Boards – locally sourced wooden bowls, trays, napkin rings, salad tossers, bottle stoppers, cutting boards
•Yarnwork – Nora Phykitt has been hard at work all winter creating comfortable and fashionable knitted, crocheted and felted clothing and accessories…her cottons are especially soft!
All market long, we’ll be entertained by talented violinist Max Sopher, whose repertoire also includes a variety of tunes you’ll recognize on acoustic guitar and vocals.