AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, JUNE 24 9AM-1PM
Sugar snap peas and local strawberries are here – sweet tastes of June! On Saturday, hear violin duets by members of the Berkshire Symphony all morning long. GoodNight Kitchen’s gourmet scones, donuts, and muffins are already famous. Make it a lunch date and enjoy one of Dan’s spectacular burgers or Robin’s gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. And now is the perfect time for that summer salad you’ve been craving: Mighty Food, M and A, Peace Valley, and the Quimbys are all offering delicious fresh produce!
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 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 and beef, London broils — plus new all-pork liverwurst and smoked pork kielbasa. You can sample Kim’s meats in Robin’s yummy grilled sandwiches!
•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 are back with spinach, garlic scapes, arugula, chicken eggs, duck eggs, pork, and goat milk soap!
•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 strawberries!
•Peace Valley Farm – rhubarb, Swiss chard, lettuce and mouthwatering sugar snap peas!
•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 or try some grilled R & G cheese in one of Robin’s sandwiches!
•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 market vendors R & G cheeses and East Mountain deli ham. New this year (and already famous!) breakfast sandwiches with egg and cheeses, plus East Mountain’s bacon and/or breakfast 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 is thrilled to report that she’ll be rejoining the market on July 1st!
•Memphremagog Studios – silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, silk scarves
•Peterman’s Bowls & Boards – wooden bowls (from local fallen trees!), 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!
•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 and demonstrate traditional fiber craftwork: basketry, spinning, weaving, knitting, and this week soaps too! 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
All morning, we’ll be treated to violin duets by accomplished musicians in the Berkshire Symphony!
From 9am to 11am, Abigail Soloway and Louisa Nyhus return with their captivating violin folk melodies. From 11am to 1pm, we welcome two newcomers to the market – Kevin Zhou and Daniel Yu, both gifted violinists. We can’t wait!