At the Market Saturday, August 4th, 9AM-1PM

At the Market Saturday, August 4th, 9AM-1PM

  

NOTE:  OUR MARKET OPERATES RAIN OR SHINE. IN HEAVY RAIN, YOU’LL STILL FIND FARMERS AND FOOD VENDORS. CRAFTERS WITH WEATHER-SENSITIVE GOODS MAY CANCEL. FOR VENDOR UPDATES ON SATURDAY, PLEASE CONTACT [email protected]  THANK YOU!!!

Ms. Scarlet, in the parking lot, with a bounty of tomatoes — no, was it Colonel Mustard atop a Cornucopia kielbasa dagwood? Surely not Mr. Grateful Green with his pea shoots… and are we sure about Professor Plum, soon entering his summer season? It’s Summer Produce Clue, and there are SO many characters to choose from. Stop by the market to check it out – and to reserve free tickets to the upcoming WTF  Community Works performances!

LOCAL FARMS

  • Blair Farm – sweet corn, broccoli, squash, radishes, cucumbers, rasberries, blueberries, potatoes, flowers, and their town-favorite eggs.
  • Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies,  beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar.
  • 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!
  •  Grateful Greens – they’re back with sunflower, radish, and maybe even some wheatgrass.
  • Dancing Bare Soap – look for Maud next week!
  • 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!
  •  Hosta Hill – raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchi, and hot sauces. 
  •  M and A Farm – spinach, lettuce, radishes, arugula, pork, eggs, and goat’s milk soap. 
  •   Mountain Girl Farm –look for their hugely popular garlic dill and bread and butter pickles, as well as 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!)
  • Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie come sporting lettuces, swiss chard, zucchini & yellow squash, parsley, basil, broccoli rabe, and broccoli.
  • Mighty Food Farm –Lisa will have watermelon, both yellow and traditional red, tomatoes, cucumbers, green and yellow beans, eggplant, Japanese eggplant, sweet onion, pearl onion, red onion, lettuce, kale, chard, salad mixes, beets, summer squash, zucchini, fennel, collards, carrots, new potatoes, flowers, basil, parsley and sunflowers! 
  • Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!) maple candies, maple roasted nuts, and alpaca socks
  •  Bigfoot Farm – Brian and Lucy will have Artichokes, Tomatoes, New Potatoes, Salad Mix, Celery, Radish, Arugula, Baby Kale, Parsley, Dill, Sage, Mint, Oregano, Basil, Hakeuri Salad Turnips, Napa Cabbage, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Beets, Carrots (!), Kale, and Onions.
  • Windswept Farm —  John will be bringing sunflowers, corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and donut peaches.

LOCALLY PREPARED FOOD 

  •   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!
  •   Cornucopia Food Truck – Williamstown’s new farm-to-market food truck serving a rotating menu of Berkshire-inspired brunches. The menu this week: Bigfoot Farm balsamic vegetable dagwood with mozzarella, baby kale, and a balsamic vinaigrette, a Cuban dagwood with East Mountain Farm ham, house BBQ pulled pork, swiss cheese, and pickles, Pierogies with Hosta Hill Crimson Kraut and East Mountain Farm kielbasa, a Chunky Gazpacho Omelet with M&A farm eggs, kale, cheddar, and toast, a Cheeseburger dagwood with cheddar fondue, crispy onion, kale, and a garlic confit, and finally Chunky Elvis waffles with a milk chocolate peanut butter ganache, banana, and a feuilletine crunch. These flavors are intense, home-y, and just really, really good. 
  • Robin’s – chef and baker Robin Lenz serves town-favorite melty-but-crisp, made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Breakfasts include local eggs on grilled English muffins with cheeses (with extras such as bacon or sausage if you wish) from our market vendors! Lunches include grilled sandwiches with local cheeses plus plus! Sweet treats for the week include baguettes, cheddar biscuits, ginger cake, 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. Chris’s original batik quilts and table runners are delightful as well!
  • Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– look for her next week!

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– Merry will miss everyone for a couple weeks — back on August 18th.
  • Heritage Artisans – A talented group of five bring and demonstrate traditional fiber craftwork: basketry, spinning, weaving, and knitting. 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!

COMMUNITY WORKS BOOTH

This Saturday we’re fortunate to have Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Community Works program joining our market to share information about WTF and the upcoming FREE THEATRE performance of  TAIGA IN THE BERKSHIRES. They’ll bring a computer terminal so market goers can stop by and sign up to reserve free tickets for the TAIGA performances! 

MUSIC 

We’re starting the morning from 9-11Am with Rosin the Beaux, a folksy, swingy, old-time string band, before they hand it off to the many talented performers from near and far that are a part of the combined Community Works and Williamstown Theatre Festival communities!