AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND 9AM-1PM

It’s flower season! Join us this weekend for a selection of beautiful bouquets, bursting tomatoes, and crisp early apples. Satisfy your sweet tooth with pastries (apple tarts, macaroons, scones – you name it) from Leslie, Robin, and Chris. And try one of these mouthwatering blueberry dessert recipes – with Hay Berry Farm’s bountiful blueberries!  We’re also excited to welcome back a talented fiddler, Louisa Nyhus, and her inspirational folk melodies. 

We are thrilled to be able to accept (and double) both WIC and Elder coupons, and East Mountain Farm is now accepting SNAP/EBT cards.

Here’s the list of vendors and their offerings this week:

Local Farmers
•Mighty Food Farm – Watermelons! Cantaloupe! Lisa brings a colorful assortment of tomatoes, head lettuce, eggplant, carrots, kale, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, baby lettuce mix, scallions, chard, red onions, and white onions
•Peace Valley Farm – heirloom tomatoes, Romanesquo cauliflower, new fingerling potatoes, zucchini squash, rhubarb, Swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, parsley, beets, German thyme, and GREEN BEANS!
•Shaker Hill Orchard – Tom will be back next week with apples galore!
•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 (yellow, white, and donut), garlic, beans, peppers, sunflowers, squash, cucumbers. If it’s in season, John most likely has you covered (;
•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, bedding flowers, squash, cucumbers, maple syrup, eggs…and more eggs! Hopefully blueberries and raspberries too (fingers crossed for favorable weather).
•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 pasture raised chicken, 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 lettuce, basil, kale, chicken eggs, duck eggs, pork, and goat milk soap!

Leslie’s getting her apple streusel pies – with local apples – ready for this weekend!

Local Prepared Food Vendors
•GoodNight Kitchen – French apple tarts with almond nougat topping, apple streusel pies (with local apples!), peach pies, blueberry cobblers, cherry pies. Must we say more? Not to mention s’mores on demand, make your own s’mores kits, muffins, scones, donuts, cookies, lemon creme fraiche mini bundt cakes, salted caramel and dark chocolate sauces, and hand-crafted chocolate bars. Grab a fresh (gourmet) 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
•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!
•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, blues, mozzarellas and ripened goat cheeses…taste a free sample!
•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!) 
•Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek – We’ll miss Cindy this week, but will welcome her back soon!

Local Artisans
•Alison Kolesar – Williamstown’s accomplished multi-media artist brings whimsical painted rocks as well as paintings, collages, prints, totes, and notecards. Alison comes to the market about once a month this season.
•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 will be back next week with her bowls, mugs, and more!
•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 salad and serving 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!

We can’t wait for our music this weekend! This Saturday, we welcome back the talented violinist Louisa Nyhus from 9am to 11am, and the gifted flutist Michael Ding from 11am to 12pm (Michael was also an amazing farmers market summer intern two years ago!).