AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, JUNE 3 9AM-1PM
Gardeners will delight to find Mighty Food Farm’s fantastic plants – tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, summer squashes, and more! Our farmers also bring more produce – kale, baby lettuce, arugula, gold and red beets, radishes, etc. See Heritage Artisans for a private knitting clinic and basketry demo. Local chefs bring baked goods and cooked-to-order breakfast and lunch, for all to enjoy while sitting at our popular picnic tables.
•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 several lavender cultivars (seedlings, buds and more), rosemary and lemon verbena seedlings
•M and A Farm – welcome back Michelle and Autumn, formerly of Digger’s Bend Farm, now running their own farmstead! They bring chicken and duck eggs, pork, and their (locally) famous goat’s milk soap in three varieties: lavender, eucalyptus, and oatmeal honey, plus new this week — arugula and spinach
•Mighty Food Farm – lots of vegetable garden plants, including basil, peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, summer squashes, also petunias. Produce includes radishes, arugula, hakurei salad turnips, baby lettuce, chard, Gold Bert bunched beets, loose red beets, and lots of kale!
•Peace Valley Farm – rhubarb, arugula, baby bok choy, spinach, hakurei spring turnips, and Komatsuna Asian greens
•Sweet Brook Farm –local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!), maple candies, maple roasted nuts, and alpaca socks
•Blair Farm – the Quimbys are bringing bedding flower and veggie plants, maple syrup, eggs…and more eggs!
Local Prepared Food Vendors
•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 (and already famous!) breakfast sandwiches with egg, cheeses, bacon and sausages…perfection!
•Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – jams and jellies galore, conserves, batik quilts, and table runners – spicy and sweet pepper jellies, new…rhubarb jam, tastes like rhubarb pie!
•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, and lobstery lobster rolls
•Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – Cindy cannot be here this week, but hopes to be back very soon!
•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!
•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!!
•Heritage Artisans – a talented group of four bring traditional fiber crafts — this week baskets and knitting. Carolyn, the expert knitter, is happy to help you get past any snags in your own knitting projects – just bring along your handiwork and ask for assistance. Isabel will be demonstrating time-honored techniques of basket making
•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!
•Alison Kolesar – Making her season debut, Williamstown’s accomplished multi-media artist brings whimsical painted rocks as well as paintings, collages, prints, totes, and notecards. Alison will be at the market about once a month this season
•Berkshire Mountain Pottery – Anne is back with her 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!
We’re thrilled to welcome one last time – before he graduates from Williams College this weekend – classically-trained violinist Max Sopher, whose repertoire also includes a variety of tunes you’ll recognize on acoustic guitar and vocals. Max will be playing 9-11am, so come early to enjoy his music!