AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 9AM-1PM

Gorgeous summer weather continues, and so does the market for a few more weeks, with a robust roster of vendors. Robin is back with her famous grilled-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and Chris’s jam selection is second to none. Combining blackberries, raspberries and rhubarb into one jam is inspired! Free for students of all ages – our new cow stickers are sure to delight, and Merry returns with her fanciful art kits and designs. Hay Berry still has blueberries – wow!

Here are our vendors and their offerings this Saturday:

Local Farmers

•Windswept Farm – John brings a gorgeous display of corn (flavorful and decorative), pumpkins, gourds, tomatoes, garlic, peppers, sunflowers, squash, cucumbers, and just maybe some late summer berries!
•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
•Busy Bee Honey – Paul is back with his famous honey from nearby hives. It’s not too late to stock up for the winter!
•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’s milk soap!
•Mighty Food Farm – Lisa brings a colorful assortment of tomatoes, beets, lettuce, eggplant, carrots, bell peppers, green kale, red and green cabbage,  red and white onions, gold potatoes, leeks, shallots, pie pumpkins and squash galore: spaghetti, acorn, and delicata!
•Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie’s famous heirloom tomatoes (still in season!), Romanesquo cauliflower, fingerling potatoes, squash, rhubarb, Swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, parsley, beets, and German thyme
•Shaker Hill Orchard – Tom will be bringing a wider variety of crisp apples, which are making him regionally famous. Luckily, we can all enjoy the fruits of his efforts!
•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

 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 (including tasty cowboy candy), and a signature trifecta jam: blackberry, raspberry and rhubarb! 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!). Plus maple bacon and maple hazelnut scones, pumpkin and double chocolate donuts, gluten free coconut macaroons, lemon creme fraiche pound and mini bundt cakes. Grab a fresh (gourmet) raspberry pop tart or a pumpkin donut before they’re gone. Also, dark chocolate chip walnut cookies, in addition to market favorite white chocolate, cherry, oatmeal pecan cookies. Special treat this week — caramel apples, yum!! NOTE: This is Leslie’s final market of the season — come wish her well!
•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!
•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!

Local Artisans

•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  – Well-loved educator Merry Anderson brings 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!

We’re delighted with a wonderful musical line-up for Saturday:

9-10  Jackson Barber, guitar and vocals 

10-11  David Azzara, saxophone

11-1  Daniel Yu and Kevin Zhou, violinists (with the Berkshire Symphony!)