At the Market on Saturday, July 21st 9AM-1PM

Treat yourself to a vendor bender this week — it’s a good time to do it! We’ll have artichokes, tomatoes, eggplants, and ribs, not to mention sunshine, scones, and pita. We can’t think of anything more fun than eating fresh-picked blueberries while listening to jazz, or any better place to do it!

This week, stop by the Show-Score booth to learn about their theater reviews and promotions, and come to the market info booth for new Spring Street coupons and market tote bags!

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 we’re looking at blueberry white chocolate waffles, a tomato and smoked mozzarella omelette with purple basil, a bulgogi meatball dagwood with sesame, kale, and purple carrot, a Cuban dagwood with pea shoots, sriracha mustard, pickles, ham, pulled pork, and swiss cheese, and finally a Kielbasa Reuben dagwood with swiss, thousand island, and crimson kraut. 
  • 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 FARMS

  • Windswept Farm — here for the first time this summer, John will have corn, tomatoes, yellow and green squash, peppers, beans, and blueberries.
  • NEW Bigfoot Farm – Brian and Lucy will have salad mix, head lettuce, artichokes, cilantro, parsley, sage, basil, beets, arugula, baby kale, kale, 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, eggplant, sweet onion, pearl onion, red onion, lettuce, kale, chard, salad mixes, beets, summer squash, zucchini, celery, fennel, collards, Chinese cabbage, radishes, turnips, flowers, basil, oregano, parsley and sunflowers!
  • Peace Valley Farm –sugar snap peas, lettuces, swiss chard, zucchini & yellow squash, parsley, basil, and broccoli.
  • NEW  Mountain Girl Farm – they have their hugely popular garlic dill and bread and butter 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, newly-harvested spring honey, and… blueberries!
  • Dancing Bare Soap –  look for them next week!
  • 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 – hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies,  beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar.
  • Blair Farm – sweet corn, broccoli, squash, radishes, cucumbers, rasberries, blueberries, potatoes, flowers, and their town-favorite eggs.

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 – 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 

Mowgli Giannitti, a local funk/classic/world bassist, will reprise his mellow market program from 9AM-11AM. Following him, from 11AM-1PM, we have the pleasure of welcoming back Cafe Budapest, a talented, popular, and distinctly jazzy trio.

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!