All the beautiful colors and flavors of the season are here! Blueberries, fruit cobblers, fresh greens galore. We’re thrilled to welcome the Williams College Zambezi Marimba band to the market this Saturday! Need a recipe for the week? Try this summer quiche with Peace Valley’s squash, R&G’s mozzarella, and East Mountain Farm’s local bacon. We’re having a wonderful season and can’t wait for another buzzing market. 

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:

Local Farmers
•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 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! 
•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
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! also her incredible log-grown Shiitake mushrooms, fresh-cut lavender, fresh and dried dried flowers and arrangements, honeys – with and without the comb
M and A Farm – Michelle and Autumn bring radishes, basil, kale, chicken eggs, duck eggs, pork, and goat milk soap!
•Mighty Food Farm – Lisa brings a colorful assortment of tomatoes, head lettuce, green curly kale, scallions, chard, purple kohlrabi bunches, collard greens, savoy cabbage, cucumbers, bunches of beets, baby lettuce mix, summer squash, zucchini, fennel, and pearl drop onions!
Peace Valley Farm – zucchini squash, 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
•Windswept Farm – Corn, blueberries, tomatoes, peaches, garlic, sunflowers, squash, cucumbers. If it’s in season, John most likely has you covered (;

Local Prepared Food Vendors
•Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – We’ve heard rave reviews 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. Grab a fresh strawberry 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
•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 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! And now Chris also brings her scrumptious baked goods: whoopie pies, seven layer bars, almond pound cake, and scones (that pair perfectly with her jam!). 

Local Artisans
•Berkshire Mountain Pottery –Anne brings 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!
•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!
•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!
•Heritage Artisans
The talented group of four will return with their fiber craftwork next week! 

Stop by to hear some extraordinary musicians. This week we welcome Kevin Zhou and Daniel Yu, two gifted violinists, from 9am to 11am, and the Zambezi Marimba Band from 11am to 1pm.