AT THE MARKET on Saturday, June 16th 9AM-1PM
This week’s market is set to bring the Saturday morning bustle back to the bottom of Spring. We’ve got a forest of leafy greens, featuring bok choi, arugula, kale, and a growing spectrum of lettuces as Peace Valley Farm rejoins our ranks. Brighten your summer salads with radishes, carrots, or maybe even a spot of kimchi. Cornucopia will be there with brunch to start off a weekend of delicious summer foods, serving up sizzling omelettes that draw from the vendors right next door. Oh, and come with some rhubarb recipes in mind!
Here’s a list of Saturday’s vendors and their offerings:
- NEW Bigfoot Farm – Williamstown’s newest farm brings salad mix, head lettuce, kale, baby kale, arugula, spinach, tatsoi, radishes, and hakurei turnips.
- Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!) maple candies, maple roasted nuts, and alpaca socks
- Mighty Food Farm – Lots of vegetables: radishes, bok choi, parsnips, carrots, onions, potatoes, arugula, kale, hakurei salad turnips, baby lettuce, chard, red beets — and sunflowers!
- Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie are back and armed with lots of beautiful lettuce, including red and green Boston, red and green Oak, red and green leaf, and green Lola, as well as lots of rhubarb to get your summer cooking underway!
- NEW Mountain Girl Farm – chicken and duck eggs, unique preserves, pickled veggies, goat milk soap. From their on-farm bakery we’ve got sinful sugar cookies, rhubarb crumble, double chocolate pound cake, blueberry bread, fruit tarts, and a rhubarb smash with Kentucky Bourbon (and a few secret ingredients). 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!)
- M and A Farm – Michelle and Autumn will be back next week!
- NEW Hosta Hill – raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchi, and hot sauces — stop by for a sample!
- Hay Berry Farm – shiitake mushrooms, rhubarb, dried flower arrangements, , honey, potted red amaranth flowers, and freshly cut lavender.
- East Mountain Farm – look out for the customary array of link and bulk sausages (sweet, hot, and breakfast), bratwurst, ribs, chops, bacon, ground pork/beef, and pork tenderloins. This week Kim Wells is also mixing in Korean Style beef short ribs and BBQ beef riblets. Make sure to grab a sample of their delicious Kielbasa and Deli Ham! (Note: East Mountain Farm accepts SNAP payments).
- Blair Farm – a variety of starter plants (tomatoes, eggplants, and more!), bedding flowers, maple syrup, and their town-favorite eggs.
- NEW Grateful Greens – we’ll miss them this week!
LOCAL PREPARED FOOD VENDORS:
- NEW Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, as well as the delicate yet decadent Danish pastries with marzipan!
- 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!
- NEW Cornucopia Food Truck – Williamstown’s new farm-to-market food truck serving a rotating menu of Berkshire-inspired brunches. Menu this week: Cornucopia omelette with Lion’s mane mushrooms, spinach, ricotta and toast, Pulled pork tacos with Napa cabbage slaw, crème fraiche, and mosaic cheese, Grilled market vegetables and hummus with pickled radish, sour cream and onion potato chips, a Cheeseburger dagwood with roasted garlic chimichurri, lion’s mane mushrooms, fresh mozz, and smoked sundried tomato ketchup, the Cornucopia caprese “BLT” with bacon, smoked mozz, tomatillo, leafy greens, and finally a yogurt parfait with honey and the season’s first strawberries.
- Robin’s – locally renowned chef and baker Robin Lenz will be absent this week , but looks forward to rejoining us for the remainder of the season on June 23rd!
- Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – Chris and Kerry’s sweet treats won’t be fueling the market this week, but look for them to come back in style next time.
- Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– we’ll be missing Cindy and her spreads this week – time to start the seven-day countdown until we can munch on flaky philo once more.
- 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’s back with 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!!
- Heritage Artisans – A talented group of five bring and demonstrate traditional fiber craftwork: basketry, spinning, weaving, and knitting. This week stop by for a demonstration of spinning with llama fiber! Isabel’s llamas and alpacas have had their shearing, and raw fleeces are for sale. 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!
Non-profit Information Booth – Members of the Williamstown Garden Club will be available to describe their civic beautification activities and explain opportunities for new members. They’ll have kids’ activities – plant a seed to bring home, plus small plant giveaways. These experts are also happy to provide tips on local gardening!
Music this weekend will start (9-11am) with Louisa Nyhus on violin, Matthew Williamson on bass, and Caroline Tally on cello, then transition to Lucy Rollins (11am-noon) on the ukulele and vocals, and to round out the day we’re welcoming Tendai Muparutsa (noon-1pm). Tendai plays African popular music on guitar and other instruments such as marimba, mbira and drums. His set will include music from his upcoming CD. Come and hear the exotic and melancholic sounds of Zimbabwe!