AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, JUNE 10 9AM-1PM
Introducing S’mores on Demand and Make Your Own S’mores Kits with homemade ingredients by Leslie Milton’s GoodNight Kitchen, expert pastry maker/confectioner and newcomer to Williamstown! Leslie also brings muffins, scones, donuts, cookies, lemon creme fraiche mini-bundts, bacon caramel popcorn, sweet dreams cereal, salted caramel and dark chocolate sauces, and hand-crafted chocolate bars! Find $1 Petunia Pots at Mighty Food Farm! Hay Berry Farm adds shiitake mushrooms and comb honey. See you on Saturday!
Here’s the list of vendors and their offerings this week:
•Bear Meadow Farm – Rick is back with his dry and semi-dry hard ciders and cider vinegar, plus beehive products, including assorted honeys and honey candies, versatile beeswax bars, and bee pollen
•Blair Farm – the Quimbys are bringing bedding flower and veggie plants, maple syrup, eggs…and more eggs!
•Dancing Bare Soap – Good news for Maud’s loyal customers! This week, she makes her season debut with her popular organic soaps (also lip balms and foot balms) that delight all the senses. Dancing Bare’s products are vegan and fair trade, and several are infused with local and seasonal herbs and florals
•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, jar honey, and several lavender cultivars (seedlings, buds and more), rosemary and lemon verbena seedlings, and this week also shiitake mushrooms and comb honey!
•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
•Mighty Food Farm – lots of vegetable garden plants, including basil, peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, summer squashes, also $1 petunia pots! Produce includes radishes, arugula, hakurei salad turnips, baby lettuce, chard, Gold Bert bunched beets, and loose red beets!
•Peace Valley Farm – rhubarb, lettuce and more lettuce – green leaf and red leaf
•Sweet Brook Farm –local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!), maple candies, maple roasted nuts, and alpaca socks
Local Prepared Food Vendors
•Hobson’s Choice Restaurant – Dan Campbell’s famous grilled-to-order beef hamburgers and cheddar cheeseburgers (topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and/or onions), chicken teriyaki, portabella mushrooms, and lobstery 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 (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!
•GoodNight Kitchen – newcomer to the market (and to Williamstown) and expert pastry maker and confectioner Leslie Milton brings s’mores on demand, make your own s’mores kits, muffins, scones, donuts, cookies, lemon creme fraiche mini bundt cakes, bacon caramel popcorn, sweet dreams cereal, salted caramel and dark chocolate sauces, and hand-crafted chocolate bars!
•Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – Cindy cannot be here this week, but hopes to be back very soon!
•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!
•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!
•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!
For music — From 9am to 11am, last year’s favorites Rosin the Beaux a (mainly) string band of local musicians, will play French Canadian, Appalachian and old time folk dance tunes on guitar, mandolin, banjo, mandola, fiddle, bass, autoharp, penny whistle, and drum. From 11am to 1pm, duo Sam Tucker-Smith and Krishan G. Rai will entertain on viola and violin.