AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 9AM-1PM

Crisp September mornings are here, and the market’s offerings of apples, plums, pears, flowers and veggies are at their peak – now’s the time to find summer and fall produce! Hay Berry’s outstanding blueberry season is still going strong, plus just harvested fall honey. Leslie adds new items to GoodNight Kitchen’s pastries and pies:  pumpkin donuts and caramel apples — yum! Stroll to violin duets by Berkshire Symphony members while enjoying a gourmet breakfast, snack, or lunch at one of our picnic tables. 

Here are our vendors and their offerings this weekend:

Local Farmers
•Shaker Hill Orchard – Tom will be bringing a variety of crisp apples, as well as pears and plums from his beautiful orchard!
•Sweet Brook Farm – Pete brings his renowned local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!), maple candies, maple roasted nuts, and alpaca socks
•Windswept Farm – John brings a gorgeous display of corn, blueberries, tomatoes, hopefully peaches, garlic, 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 a tasty and colorful assortment of summer and fall veggies – including yummy corn! plus eggs and syrup
•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 (she still has them)! also her incredible log-grown Shiitake mushrooms, fresh-cut lavender, fresh and dried flowers and arrangements, honeys – with and without the comb, and swan neck gourds
M and A Farm – Michelle and Autumn bring turnips, lettuce pork, eggs and goat milk soap!
•Mighty Food Farm – Lisa brings a colorful assortment of tomatoes, head lettuce, eggplant, carrots, bell peppers, green kale, cabbage,  walla walla sweet onions, white onions, potatoes, leeks, and spaghetti squash
•Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie’s famous heirloom tomatoes, Romanesquo cauliflower, new fingerling potatoes, zucchini squash, rhubarb, Swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, parsley, beets, and German thyme

 Local Prepared Food Vendors
•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, rhubarb jam (tastes like rhubarb pie!) And now Chris brings her scrumptious baked goods: whoopie pies, seven layer bars, almond pound cake, and scones (that pair perfectly with her jam!) 
•GoodNight Kitchen – Leslie’s delectable 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. And new this week — pumpkin donuts and caramel apples!
•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 – We’ll miss Cindy this week, but will welcome her back soon!

Local Artisans
•Heritage Artisans – This talented group of four will be back next week
•Memphremagog Studios – Emily brings silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, silk scarves
•Peterman’s Bowls & Boards – Exquisite round and oval wooden salad and serving bowls (from local fallen trees!) in an assortment of sizes, 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!
•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 – Merry will be back in two weeks – she’s sorry to be missing everyone!

We can’t wait for our music this weekend! This Saturday, we welcome four talented violinists who will play duets throughout the morning: Kevin Zhou, Daniel Yu, Jeff Pearson, and Ben Mygatt — all members of the Berkshire Symphony!