OPENING DAY IS HERE, SATURDAY, MAY 19 9AM-1PM (in newly paved Spring St. parking lot!)
Let the season begin – rain or shine, of course! Folks who love LOCAL PRODUCE AND LOCAL FOODS will find PLENTY! NEW FOOD VENDORS: Bigfoot Farm, Caroline’s Scottish Bakery, Cornucopia Food Truck, Grateful Greens, Hosta Hill, Mountain Girl Farm. Veggie/herb/flower garden plants. Salad fixings, asparagus, Greek entrees, cheeses, kimchi, rhubarb coffeecake and crumble, and much more. Free samples!
- Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies, beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar
- NEW Bigfoot Farm – baby kale, salad mix, radishes, flowers, flowering broccoli, kale
- Blair Farm– bedding flower and veggie plants, maple syrup, eggs…and more eggs!
- East Mountain Farm– Williamstown’s Kim Wells brings an impressive array of pasture-raised pork and beef products, including link and bulk sausages (sweet, hot, and breakfast), bratwurst, ribs, chops (smoked pork chops — yum!!), bacon, sliced “deli” ham, London broil and sirloin steaks, ground pork/beef, pork tenderloins, etc.
- NEW Grateful Greens – assorted microgreens: sunflower, radish, wheatgrass, pea
- Hay Berry Farm – asparagus, rosemary, lavender buds, dried flowers, honey
- NEW Hosta Hill – raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkaruts, kimchi, and hot sauces
- M and A Farm – micro greens, eggs, pork, goat milk soap, veggie seedlings, oyster mushrooms
- Mighty Food Farm – lots of veggie garden plants, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, summer squashes, basil, herbs, pansies, petunias. PLUS veggies: radishes, bok choi, parsnips, carrots, onions, potatoes, arugula, LOTS of kale, hakurei salad turnips, baby lettuce, chard, red beets
- NEW Mountain Girl Farm – unique preserves, pickled veggies, goat milk soap, on-farm bakery with sinful sugar cookies, assorted cookie platter, and rhubarb crumble, chicken and duck eggs
- Sweet Brook Farm –local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!), maple candies, maple roasted nuts, alpaca socks
LOCAL PREPARED FOOD VENDORS:
- NEW Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads and Danish pastries
- Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs– jams and jellies galore, conserves, whoopie pies, batik quilts, and table runners – rhubarb coffeecake, muffins, cookies,spicy and sweet pepper jellies
- Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– all home-made by expert chef Cindy Nikitas… including fresh baked spanakopita triangles (for a tasty grab-n-go lunch!) extra virgin olive oil Greek dressing, melitizanosalata (roasted eggplant dip), galatoboureko (egg custard), baklava [plus very soon look for favorites moussaka and pastitsio]
- NEW Cornucopia Food Truck – Williamstown’s new farm-to-market food truck serving a rotating menu of Saturday Brunch (plus dessert). This Saturday: two types of Dagwoods* (cheeseburger and kielbasa) each with lots of fixings, salmon cake, hot sausage and duck egg tacos, hot sausage and Spring ramp hash, maple vanilla yogurt parfait [*Dagwood = a multi-layered sandwich]
- R&G Cheese Makers– Sean brings a delectable assortment of hard and soft artisan cheeses, cow, sheep and goat’s milk, made nearby with locally sourced milk including fresh chevres, camemberts, blue, mozzarellas and ripened goat cheeses…taste a free sample or two!
- Robin’s – Delicious gourmet grilled-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches by Robin Lenz, featuring locally sourced eggs, cheeses, ham, bacon and bread.
- 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 – 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!
- Berkshire Stringed Instruments – Nick is back with his exquisite guitars, ukes, and mandolins made from wood sourced on his family farm. A master luthier, he runs a renowned school teaching his craft. Strum a few chords!
- 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 – locally sourced wooden bowls, 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!
LIVE MUSIC (weather permitting): A special welcome back to popular musicians from last season….9am-11am: Rosin the Beaux, an old time local string band. 11am-1pm: Abigail Soloway, Berkshire Symphony violinist, accompanied by Matthew Williamson, Berkshire Symphony bassist.