OUR FINAL MARKET – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 9AM-1PM
Please join us Saturday for our final market day to cap off an outstanding 2017 season! Our farmers, chefs, and artisans have all enjoyed bringing to you the fruits of their labors from our beautiful region. This week we’ll have a wide array of fall produce (including yellow, red and purple grapes!) and artisan products perfect for stocking up or for doing early holiday shopping. We welcome everyone to stroll and savor all the goodness of the farmers’ market season and listen to our lively musicians all morning long.
Here are this week’s vendors and their offerings:
•Hay Berry Farm – Lawrie will be bringing log-grown Shiitake mushrooms, fresh-cut lavender, fresh flower arrangements, honeys – with and without the comb, and pumpkins & gourds!
•M and A Farm – Michelle and Autumn bring pork, eggs and their locally famous goat’s milk soap
•Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie’s still have their famous TOMATOES!, plus Romanesquo cauliflower, fingerling potatoes, squash, rhubarb, Swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, parsley, beets, and German thyme
•Shaker Hill Orchard – New this week: Tom is bringing an assortment of sweet grapes…yellow, red, and purple! He’ll also bring a variety of crisp apples, which have made 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
•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 back with LOTS of EGGS, syrup, veggies, and festive pumpkins!
•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
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!)
•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, blues, mozzarellas and ripened goat cheeses…taste a free sample!
•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 and wools alike are cozy and 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!
•Memphremagog Studios – Emily brings silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, silk scarves
Here’s the music schedule:
9-10 The Three Sisters, talented (and young!) string players
10-11 Daniel Yu and Jeff Pearson, Berkshire Symphony violinists
11-1 Rosin the Beaux, a lively and locally famous olde-time string and wind ensemble