AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, JUNE 17 9AM-1PM
Bountiful produce is in! All the fixings for tasty and colorful salads and entrees are here, plus seedlings for your own garden. A wide assortment of local, pastured meats are at East Mountain Farm. Plus, we’ve become a breakfast destination, for prepared-to-order indulgences such as Robin’s egg/cheddar/sausage (or bacon) on grilled English muffins and GoodNight Kitchen’s gourmet scones, muffins, and donuts. Delicious lunches and desserts are also featured. See you on Saturday!
Here’s the list of vendors and their offerings this week:
•Blair Farm – the Quimbys are now bringing fresh-picked produce, including loose leaf lettuce, spinach, radishes…also bedding flower and veggie plants, maple syrup, eggs…and more eggs!
•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 – lots of shiitake mushrooms! also fresh-cut lavender, asparagus, rhubarb, dried flowers and arrangements, honeys – with and without the comb, and several types of lavender seedlings
•M and A Farm – Michelle and Autumn will be back next week with their popular goat’s milk soap, chicken and duck eggs, and pork
•Mighty Food Farm – head lettuce, radishes, kale, Swiss chard, collards, baby lettuce mix, arugula, scallions, beets, dwarf sunflowers (already in bloom!), cucumbers, basil plants and…a few tomatoes!
•Peace Valley Farm – rhubarb, Swiss chard, 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
•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/or sausage…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!
•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
•Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – Cindy cannot be here this week, but hopes to be back very soon!
•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
•Webster Stone Works – Making its first appearance this season! locally sourced Goshen Stone wine racks and candle holders hand crafted by Alan Webster Jr.
•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!
•Crow Hill Farm – Merry will miss everyone this week, but will be back next Saturday!
•Heritage Artisans – a talented group of four bring traditional fiber crafts — this week fibers 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
For music — From 9am to 11am, very well-known Duo Eamon featuring fiddler Cassandra Cleghorn and guitarist Jeffrey Levine, performing traditional music of Ireland, New England, and Quebec. From 11am to 1pm, we welcome a newcomer to the market – very accomplished violinist Abigail Soloway.