AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, JULY 15 9AM-1PM
Big, red, and beautiful. Tomatoes are here! Blueberries too! It’s time for all those summer favorites you’ve been waiting to prepare. Try this wonderfully descriptive gazpacho recipe or this recipe for linguine with tomatoes, baby zucchini and herbs. This week our farms will be bringing fresh lettuce, newly picked kale, ripe tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, squash, and so much more. Grab some of Robin’s refreshing lemonade for a shopping break! Or rest at one of our picnic tables with Cindy’s spanakopita. We can’t wait!
Also, we are excited to be able to accept (and double) both WIC and Elder coupons.
Here’s the list of vendors and their offerings this week:
•Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!), maple candies, maple roasted nuts, and alpaca socks
•Dancing Bare Soap – Maud is back 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
•Blair Farm – the Quimbys are now bringing fresh-picked produce, including loose leaf lettuce, spinach, radishes – also bedding flowers and veggie plants, maple syrup, eggs…and more eggs! Look for a sale on bedding flowers this week!
•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 – Lawrie will be bringing blueberries and black currents! also her incredible log-grown Shiitake mushrooms, fresh-cut lavender, dried flowers and arrangements, honeys – with and without the comb, and several types of lavender seedlings
•M and A Farm – Michelle and Autumn bring spinach, radishes, basil, garlic scapes, chicken eggs, duck eggs, pork, and goat milk soap!
•Mighty Food Farm – Lisa brings a colorful assortment of tomatoes, head lettuce, green curly kale, collard greens, tender arrowhead cabbage, purple kohlrabi bunches, cucumbers, bunches of red beets, baby lettuce mix, summer squash, zucchini, fennel, and pearl onions!
•Peace Valley Farm – zucchini squash, rhubarb, Swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, parsley, and German thyme!
Local Prepared Food Vendors
•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 – We’re ecstatic about Cindy’s 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 – ‘Tis the season for cherry pies and raspberry tarts! Not to mention fruit cobblers, 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
•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!
•Robin’s – Delicious baked goods by Robin Lenz, including banana breads, gluten free brownies, molasses cookies, lemon pound cake and scones
•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!
•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!
•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: 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
•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!
Stop by the Trustees of Reservations non-profit information booth! The Trustees preserve many beautiful landscapes in Massachusetts, including both Field Farm and Mountain Meadow in Williamstown, and will be offering tours of the Folly at the Field Farm (an architecturally stunning property not usually open to the public), which also include a walking tour of the garden sculptures. Folly and sculpture tours will take place at noon and 1pm on the following Saturdays: July 22, August 12 and 26, and September 9 and 23. Stop by the Trustees booth to learn more!
We’re ecstatic to have a robust schedule of music this weekend!
We’re pleased to host the Three Sisters from 9am to 10am, David Han on cello from 10am to 11am, Gef Fisher on guitar from 11am to 12pm, and, from 12pm to 1pm, Louisa Nyhus on violin accompanied by Stephen Ai on accordion. They’re all extraordinary talents.