AT THE MARKET – SATURDAY, JUNE 9th 9AM – 1PM

The market is growing more bountiful and colorful every week! Find fresh, local veggies, luscious plants, seasonal ingredients (rhubarb, young arugula, perfect head lettuce), linzer and chocolate chip cookies, scones, blueberry bread, fruit tarts, Scottish shortbreads, Danish marzipan pastries,  and more. Enjoy a delicious farm-to-market Saturday brunch from Cornucopia Food Truck (new omelette with hot sausage, onion, potato, kale and creme fraiche) while relaxing at our picnic tables with umbrellas! Local artisan work in yarn, basketry, silver, glass, and wood. Watch for demos of traditional fiber crafts (hands-on participation from all ages welcomed). Talented musicians playing all morning!

Here’s a list of Saturday’s vendors and their offerings:

LOCAL FARMERS:

  • Blair Farm– gorgeous bedding flowers (see photo above) and veggie starters, 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 (20% off!) and sirloin steaks, ground pork/beef, pork tenderloins, plus chicken and out-of-this world kielbasa this week! (Note: East Mountain Farm accepts SNAP payments.)
  • NEW  Grateful Greens – assorted microgreens: sunflower, radish, wheatgrass, pea…plus gorgeous rhubarb stalks!
  • 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 – spinach, lettuce, radishes, cinnamon cap mushrooms, eggs, pork and  goat milk soap
  • Mighty Food Farm – garden plants, including basil, petunias, violas, sunflowers and hot peppers.  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, blueberry bread, fruit tarts, 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!)
  • Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie will be starting their season next week – we can’t wait to welcome them back!
  • Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!), maple candies, maple roasted nuts, alpaca socks
  •  Bigfoot Farm – Williamstown’ newest farm brings salad mix, head lettuce, kale, baby kale, arugula, spinach, tatsoi, radishes, and hakurei turnips

LOCAL PREPARED FOOD VENDORS:

  • NEW  Cornucopia Food Truck – Williamstown’s new farm-to-market food truck serving a rotating menu of Saturday Brunch (plus dessert). This week: Cornucopia omelette and toast with hot sausage, onion, potato, kale and creme fraiche, Korean bulgogi meatball dagwood, kale salad with buratta, smoked kielbasa dagwood, brataco’s, Napa cabbage Caesar salad. Happy to make-to-order vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. Sourced locally from our vendors, including 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 – locally renowned chef and baker Robin Lenz will be absent this week and next, but looks forward to rejoining us for the remainder of the season on June 23rd!
  • NEW  Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, and more, rich Danish pastries with marzipan!
  • Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – jams and jellies galore,spicy and sweet pepper jellies, conserves, batik quilts and table runners, plus bakery items…whoopie pies, brownies, linzer cookies, chocolate chip cookies, gluten-free peanut butter cookies, raspberry sour cream muffins, rhubarb coffeecake muffins, almond poundcake, classic scones
  • Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– Cindy is sorry to miss everyone this week, but plans to be back next Saturday!

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 – Anne won’t be here this week, but look for her every week for the rest of the season!
  • 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 bring and demonstrate 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!
  • Alison Kolesar -Williamstown’s accomplished multi-media artist returns with her whimsical painted rocks as well as paintings, collages, prints, totes, and notecards. Alison comes to the market about once a month this season.

LIVE MUSIC:  

New the the market…From 9am to noon, from Amherst we welcome Luke DeRoy, who cut his teeth in coffee shops and breweries, while writing collections of songs on guitar and piano. Luke studied at Berklee College of Music and eventually honed his sound into a lyrically focused, stirring indie-folk take on pop music. He’s bringing his guitar and vocal talents. Take a listen at www.lukederoy.com/ From noon to 1pm, Lucy Rollins is back by popular demand – local artist, teacher, farmer, and talented singer/instrumentalist. The last time Lucy performed, our picnic tables were filled with enthusiastic listeners!