At the Market on Saturday, June 30th 9AM-1PM

At the Market on Saturday, June 30th 9AM-1PM

 

We’re leaving June saturated in color — greens, reds, yellows, and purples brighten our farmers’ tables as their summer produce leaves the ground. R and G adds blue to our spectrum with their semi-soft and Ballston blue cheeses, delicious on a crunchy baguette or crumbled over kale. Also this week, stop by our booth to enter a raffle for a free tote bag!

SMOOTHIES, ANYONE?

Starting this week, we’re partnering with the Smoothie Spot at Nature’s Closet to celebrate Saturdays on Spring Street. New and existing newsletter subscribers can stop by our info booth and pick up a sticker redeemable for a $1 discount on a smoothie or bowl at the Smoothie Spot on market Saturdays.

LOCALLY PREPARED FOOD 

  • NEW  Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, pecans, as well as Danish pastries lined with marzipan. 
  • R&G Cheese Makers– Sean brings an 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. In weeks past they’ve wowed us with pulled pork tacos and kielbasa ramen, which come alongside the dagwoods, omelettes, salads, and parfaits that construct an always-interesting flavor lineup. 
  • Robin’s – chef and baker Robin Lenz serves town-favorite melty-but-crisp, made-to-order breakfast sandwiches. Sweet treats for the week include banana bread, ginger scones, and molasses cookies. 
  • Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – this is a hard list to read without a tummy rumble: Chris and Kerry will have whoopie pies, scones, linzer cookies, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, sour cream blueberry muffins, rhubarb streusel muffins, and maybe a few surprises. 
  • Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– Cindy Nikitas brings us homemade, fresh baked spanakopita triangles, extra virgin olive oil Greek dressing, melitizanosalata (roasted eggplant dip), galatoboureko (egg custard), seed brittle, htipiti dip (feta, roasted red pepper, mint, and garlic), a nutty baklava, and longstanding Williamstown favorites moussaka and pastitsio. 

LOCAL FARMS

  • NEW Bigfoot Farm – Brian and Lucy will be set up with salad mix, head lettuce, baby kale, arugula, garlic scapes, summer squash, tatsoi, hakurei turnips, cilantro, italian parsley, sage, collard greens,  four varieties of kale, radishes, and fennel.
  • Dancing Bare Soap –  a hearty welcome to Maud, back for the first time this season,  with her popular organic soaps (also lip balms and foot balms) that delight all the senses. Dancing Bare’s products are vegan and fair trade, and several are infused with local and seasonal herbs and florals.
  • 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 – must be summer! Lisa has arugula, daikon radish, red radish, cabbage, Lettuce, Bok Choi, sweet salad turnips, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, scallions, kale, chard, radishes, collards, baby lettuce mix, beets, and basil. 
  • Peace Valley Farm – lettuces, Swiss chard, Italian Parsley,
    zucchini, yellow squash, and rhubarb. 
  • NEW  Mountain Girl Farm – they’ve got their much-loved Garlic Scape Pesto and pickled garlic scapes, as well as chicken and duck eggs, preserves, and goat milk soap. From their on-farm bakery look for sinful sugar cookies, rhubarb crumble, double chocolate pound cake, blueberry bread, and a rhubarb smash with Kentucky Bourbon (and a few secret ingredients). (Note: Mountain Girl Farm accepts SNAP payments, and the HIP program has just been restored, at least through June 30!)
  • M and A Farm – spinach, lettuce, radishes, arugula, pork, eggs, and soap. 
  • NEW Hosta Hill – raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchi, and hot sauces. 
  • Hay Berry Farm – shiitake mushrooms, rhubarb, dried flower arrangements, honey, potted red amaranth flowers, freshly cut lavender, and globe amaranth plants. 
  • NEW  Grateful Greens – radishes, sunflowers, and pea micros!
  • East Mountain Farm – New item this week: Pork Kabobs in 1 lb. packages ready for a marinade and your grill. 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. Make sure to grab a sample of their delicious Kielbasa and Deli Ham! (Note: East Mountain Farm accepts SNAP payments). Try a sample of Kim’s meats at his booth and in the dishes prepared-to-order by both Robin’s and Cornucopia Food Truck!
  • Blair Farm – a variety of starter plants (tomatoes, eggplants, and more!), bedding flowers, maple syrup, and their town-favorite eggs.

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’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!

MUSIC

We’re starting the morning off with Jared Polens on the hammered dulcimer from 9AM-11AM before Tendai Muparutsa takes the tent once more to bring the sounds of Zimbabwe to Williamstown from 11AM-1PM.