AT THE MARKET, SATURDAY JUNE 2 9AM – 1PM (in newly paved Spring St. parking lot!)

Stroll through our market on Saturday and find 25 local vendors:  farmers, chefs, artisans, and bakers! Bountiful produce and plants, yummy baked goods, gourmet breakfast and brunch, fermented veggies, cheeses, creative preserves, and much more. Double chocolate pound cake and rhubarb crumble.  Now available: Cindy’s moussaka and pastitsio.  New menu from Cornucopia Food Truck.  Here’s a list of Saturday’s vendors and their offerings:

LOCAL FARMERS:

  • 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 (see tiny sunflower plants in above photo), radish, wheatgrass, pea
  • Hay Berry Farm – shiitake mushrooms, rhubarb, dried flowers, lavender buds, 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 seasonal rhubarb crumble, chicken and duck eggs, double chocolate pound cake, rhubarb smash with Kentucky Bourbon and a few secret ingredients stewed down like applesauce. 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
  • Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies,  beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar

LOCAL PREPARED FOOD VENDORS:

  • 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), Cindy’s seed brittle, htipiti dip (feta, roasted red pepper, mint, and garlic), baklava – PLUS longstanding favorites moussaka and pastitsio – yay!
  • NEW  Cornucopia Food Truck – Williamstown’s new farm-to-market food truck serving a rotating menu of Saturday Brunch (plus dessert). This week: Korean bulgogi meatball dagwood, lion’s mane mushroom hash, kale salad with kimchi vinaigrette, smoked kielbasa, bratacos. 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 breads
  • NEW  Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, and more, Danish pastries

LOCAL ARTISANS:

  • 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 in nearby Adams. A master luthier, he runs a renowned school teaching his craft. He may let you 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!!
  • Heritage Artisans – A talented group of five make their 2018 season debut, bringing and demonstrating traditional fiber craftwork: basketry, spinning, weaving, and knitting. 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!
  • 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 (including gorgeous “seconds”), featured in design magazines nationally!
  • 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:  Rosin the Beaux, local old time string band launches its 2018 season first Saturdays program, from 9am to 11am. From 11am to 1pm, Bruce Wheat and Ferrilyn Sourdiff will return to once again entertain with impressive folk guitar and vocals.