At the Market on Saturday, July 14th 9AM-1PM

At the Market on Saturday, July 14th 9AM-1PM

 

Last week brought the biggest bustle we’ve seen this summer, but we think there’s more bustle in us yet! This week, brunch on buttery, fruit-topped waffles and feta-filled omelets, then munch on sugar snap peas and spicy kimchi. It’s time for blueberries, sunflowers, and slow-paced summer mornings. 

LOCAL FARMS

  • 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. 
  • 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 – tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, lettuce, kale, chard, salad mixes, beets, summer squash, zucchini, celery, fennel, collards, Chinese cabbage, radishes, turnips, flowers, basil, dill, parsley and sunflowers!
  • Peace Valley Farm –sugar snap peas (!!!), lettuces, swiss chard, zucchini & yellow squash, parsley, basil, and broccoli.
  • NEW  Mountain Girl Farm – they’re back with garlic dill pickles, 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!)
  • 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 in jars and on comb, potted red amaranth flowers, freshly cut lavender, globe amaranth plants, and… blueberries!
  • Dancing Bare Soap –  Maud will be here 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.
  • NEW  Grateful Greens – radishes, sunflowers, and pea micros.
  • East Mountain Farm – Kim will have pasture-raised chickens, whole or split into parts. This week, spruce up your everyday cold cuts with a delicious thinly sliced Deli ham. It’s ready for a sandwich at lunch, an egg at breakfast, or try it in a Robin Lenz grilled cheese special! 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!
  • Bear Meadow Farm – look for them next week! 
  • Blair Farm – a variety of starter plants (tomatoes, eggplants, and more!), bedding flowers, maple syrup, and their town-favorite eggs.

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 baguettes, cheddar biscuits, ginger cake, 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 stop by early for the sell-out waffles topped with a rhubard compote and Sweet Brook Farm maple syrup, or go savory with an omelet with ham and feta cheese, a bacon and egg hash with green onions, a lamb tartine with kim chi, green garden pesto, and daikon shoots, or their signature duck confit tartine with kim chi, pesto, and sunflower shoots.  
  • 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

  • Berkshire Stringed Instruments – Nick is back with his exquisite guitars, ukes, and mandolins made from wood sourced on his family farm. A master luthier, he runs a renowned school teaching his craft. Strum a few chords!
  • 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

Our morning starts with Bill Reyburn, whose guitar playing and vocals have been beloved locally for many years, from 9AM-10AM. Swing by from 10AM-12PM for the bass-guitar fellowship of Marc and Mowgli, who deal in bluegrass, jazz, classical, and friendship. To close the market we have Lucy Rollins, Bigfoot farmer and ukulele-strummer, in the tent from 12PM-1PM. 

MARKET MATCH COUPON DOUBLING PROGRAM

We greatly appreciate the generosity of St. John’s Parish in Williamstown for sponsoring our 2018 Market Match program, doubling the value of coupons redeemed at the market by eligible seniors and WIC participants. This means that for each $2.50 coupon redeemed at the market for fresh produce  (and honey, for seniors), vendors will provide $5.00 worth of foods. If you have any questions about this program, please ask at our market info booth!