AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, MAY 26 9AM-1PM (in the newly paved Spring St. parking lot!)
We’re off to a fabulous start, just in time to stock up for Memorial Day weekend! Find all the fixings for a delicious farm-to-market cookout, from pasture-raised meats, to yummy sides and delectable desserts! Who knew how flavorful tiny microgreens could be? And Cindy’s spanakopita triangles make a perfect lunch-to-go. Look for rhubarb smash, spiked with Kentucky bourbon at Mountain Girl Farm. Plus lots of veggie/herb/flower garden plants and a wide variety of fresh veggies from our outstanding farmers. Come stroll through the market to lively tunes of accomplished local musicians!
- NEW Bigfoot Farm – Williamstown’ newest farm brings salad greens, tatsoi, mizuna, spinach, radishes, and 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, steaks for the grill – London broil and sirloin, ground pork/beef, pork tenderloins, plus chicken this week! (Note: East Mountain Farm accepts SNAP payments.)
- 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, featured this week: rhubarb smash with Kentucky Bourbon and a few secret ingredients stewedd down like applesause. Delicious with cheese, port, toast, and ice cream. (Note: Mountain Girl Farm accepts SNAP payments, and the HIP program has just been restored, at least through June 30!)
- 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 with chocolate, cranberries, and more, 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) [plus next week 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). Example of menu from last week: 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]. Sourced locally from our vendors East Mountain Farm, Hosta Hill and Grateful Greens
- 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
- Alison Kolesar -Williamstown’s accomplished multi-media artist brings whimsical painted rocks as well as paintings, collages, prints, totes, and notecards. Alison makes her debut this Saturday and will be coming 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 – 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– 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 Boards & Bowls – 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: New to the market, but beloved for many years locally, Bruce Wheat and Ferrilyn Sourdiff will entertain with folk guitar and vocals, 9am – noon. From noon to 1pm, Lucy Rollins, local farmer, teacher and artist will sing and play banjo, also perhaps some percussion on a 5-gallon bucket. Come hear for yourself!