AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, JULY 1 9AM-1PM
Spanakopita and moussaka are back – Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek rejoins us for this weekend’s market! Enjoy a bite of baklava to the music of Berkshire symphony violinists. And with July Fourth just around the corner, stock up for a spectacular summer barbecue with East Mountain Farm’s renowned bratwurst and sausages. Brighten your day with Mighty Food Farm’s glorious sunflowers and replenish your garden with Blair Farm’s stunning array of bedding flowers. We can’t wait!
Here’s the list of vendors and their offerings this week:
•Mighty Food Farm – summer squash, zucchini, fresh red beets, gold and Italian striped beets, turnips, radish, scallions, collards, kale, head lettuce, Swiss chard, baby lettuce mix, arugula, scallions, dwarf sunflowers (already in bloom!), cucumbers, basil plants, and strawberries!
•Peace Valley Farm – mouthwatering sugar snap peas, rhubarb, Swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, parsley, and German thyme!
•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 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!
•M and A Farm – Michelle and Autumn bring spinach, radishes, chicken eggs, duck eggs, pork, and goat milk soap!
•Hay Berry Farm – Lawrie will be back with her wonderful lavender and dried flowers next weekend!
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!
•Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – Cindy is back! And we’re so excited about her new items: Kreopita (a lamb, pork, and leek pita – available in a dinner tin for 3-4 or as a hand held pie for grab-and-go), dolmathes, rice, and herb stuffed wild grape leaves. She also brings her legendary moussaka, pastitsio, spanakopita tins and read-to-eat triangles, hummus, eggplant dip (melitzanosalata), pita bread, salad dressing, and baklava
•GoodNight Kitchen –Make way for fresh strawberry tarts and blueberry cobblers (they go fast!). Leslie Milton also 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. Grab a strawberry pop tart before they’re gone!
•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
•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!
•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
•Memphremagog Studios – silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, silk scarves
•Berkshire Mountain Pottery – Anne will be rejoining us next weekend with her popular pottery!
We’re so pleased to welcome three talented Berkshire Symphony violinists!
From 9am to 11am, the gifted Kevin Zhou brings us his uplifting violin music. From 11am to 1pm, the captivating duo Abigail Soloway and Louisa Nyhus return.