At the Market on Saturday, July 7th 9AM-1PM

At the Market on Saturday, July 7th 9AM-1PM

 

The seventh day of the seventh month and by golly, it’s a market day. Word on the street is that it’s going to be a beautiful weekend. Word in the parking lot is that Cornucopia has new salads made with Bigfoot greens and R & G cheeses, which might pair nicely with a discounted smoothie from Nature’s Closet, a rhubarb streusel muffin from Chris’s Kitchen, a beautiful bit of knitting, a mug, a bowl, or a bundle of freshly cut lavender. 

This week, like or share our Facebook page to enter a raffle for a free market tote bag, or stop by our info tent to get coupons for a $1 discount on Lickety ice cream or blends from the Smoothie Spot.

LOCAL FARMS

  • Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies,  beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar
  • Blair Farm – a variety of starter plants (tomatoes, eggplants, and more!), bedding flowers, maple syrup, and their town-favorite eggs.
  • East Mountain Farm – Kim will be bringing his pasture-raised chickens, whole or split or cut up as boneless breasts, bone-in breasts, and whole legs and thighs! He says it’s also time for ribs, ribs, ribs: Pork spare ribs, St. Louis  or whole rib style. Pork Baby Back ribs and a limited supply of Beef Back Ribs. 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. (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!
  • NEW  Grateful Greens – radishes, sunflowers, and pea micros.
  • Hay Berry Farm – shiitake mushrooms, rhubarb, dried flower arrangements, honey in jars and on comb, potted red amaranth flowers, freshly cut lavender, and globe amaranth plants. 
  • NEW Hosta Hill – raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchi, and hot sauces. 
  • M and A Farm – spinach, lettuce, radishes, arugula, pork, eggs, and soap. 
  • NEW  Mountain Girl Farm – we’ll miss them this week.
  • Peace Valley Farm –sugar snap peas (!!!), lettuces, swiss chard, zucchini & yellow squash,
    parsley, basil, and broccoli.
  • Mighty Food Farm – tomatoes,  daikon radish, red radish, cabbage, Lettuce, Bok Choi, sweet salad turnips, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, scallions, kale, chard, radishes, collards, baby lettuce mix, peas, Pearl onion, fennel, and beets.
  • Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!) maple candies, maple roasted nuts, and alpaca socks
  • NEW Bigfoot Farm – Brian and Lucy will have salad mix, head lettuce, cilantro, parsley, sage, basil, beets, arugula, baby kale, kale, salad turnips, summer squash, baby garlic, tatsoi, fennel, celery, and cucumbers. 

LOCALLY PREPARED FOOD 

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • NEW  Cornucopia Food Truck – Williamstown’s new farm-to-market food truck serving a rotating menu of Berkshire-inspired brunches. This week’s menu: R & G burrata over Bigfoot kale, shaved fennel, purple carrots, with a beet vinaigrette, the R&G caprese with mozzarella, kale, tomatillo, and a honey balsamic vinaigrette, a Spatchcock smoked chicken Bigfoot salad with kale and a charred lemon vinaigrette, the Katsu BBQ tofu salad with kale, pickled radish, smoked mozzarella, onion, and tomatillo salsa, and chocolate strawberry waffles with Sweetbrook farm maple syrup and a milk chocolate ganache.
  • 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  Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, pecans, as well as Danish pastries lined with marzipan. 

LOCAL ARTISANS

  • 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.
  • 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 – we’ll miss them this week!
  • 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!

Stop by the Trustees of Reservations non-profit information booth! The Trustees preserve many beautiful landscapes in Massachusetts, including both Field Farm and Mountain Meadow in Williamstown. Ask about the guided summertime tours of The Folly at Field Farm!

MUSIC

We’re kicking off with Rosin the Beaux from 9am-11am, a local old-time string band very popular with our market-goers, and closing it out with Trio Cafe Budapest from 11-1pm, accomplished musicians on keyboard, violin and guitar bringing folk, jazz, blues, and skilled improvisation. While they perform regionally, this trio came together  a few years ago right here in Williamstown and still provide a certainty of good times.