At the Market Saturday, August 11th 9AM-1PM

At the Market Saturday, August 11th 9AM-1PM

It’s almost mid-August, with vibrant colors and flavors at their summer peak! Find delicious purply eggplants, artfully speckled cherry tomatoes, and basil at the height of its power. For the first time ever, East Mountain Farm is bringing grill-ready, all pork hot dogs. Welcome to Shaker Hill Orchard, bringing three varieties of early plums – shiro, methley and early blues. On Saturday, our vendors will be offering some very tasty tastings!

LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS

  • 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. Last week’s menu included 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 – look for her next week!
  •  Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, pecans, as well as Danish pastries lined with marzipan. 
  • Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs –  Chris brings 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 soon!

LOCAL FARMS

  • Shaker Hill Orchard — we’ve got a season debut on our hands, made positively resplendent with the entry of three types of plums: shiro, methley, and early blues!
  • Bigfoot Farm – Brian and Lucy will have artichokes, tomatoes, new potatoes, salad mix, celery, arugula, baby and grown-up kale, parsley, dill, sage, mint, oregano, basil, Napa cabbage, cucumbers, summer squash, beets, and onions.
  • Blair Farm – sweet corn, broccoli, squash, radishes, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, potatoes, flowers, and their town-favorite eggs.
  • Dancing Bare Soap –Maud will be here with her popular organic soaps, lip balms, and foot balms. Dancing Bare’s products are vegan, fair trade, and infused with local and seasonal herbs and florals.
  • East Mountain Farm – Kim will have pasture-raised chickens, thinly-sliced deli ham, and his 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 –  James is back with the classic trio of microgreens (sunflower, pea, radish), a mix, and some new micros — basil, arugula, and amaranth!
  • 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… more blueberries!
  •  Hosta Hill – raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchis, tonics and hot sauces. 
  •  M and A Farm – squash, lettuce, radishes, arugula, pork, eggs, and goat’s milk soap. 
  • Mighty Food Farm –Lisa will have watermelon, both yellow and traditional red,  cantaloupes, tomatoes, cucumbers, green and yellow beans, eggplant, Japanese eggplant, sweet onion, pearl onion, red onion,  lettuce, kale, chard, salad mixes, beets, summer squash, zucchini, collards, carrots, new potatoes, flowers, basil, parsley and sunflowers! 
  •  Mountain Girl Farm – garlic dill, bread and butter pickles, preserves, goat milk soap, pickled beets, and pickled brussel sprouts. From their on-farm bakery look for sinful sugar cookies, and a rhubarb crumble and a few delicious surprises! (Note: Mountain Girl Farm accepts SNAP payments)
  • Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie are sorry to be missing everyone this week – they’ve been called to a distant celebration!
  • Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!) maple candies, maple roasted nuts, and alpaca socks
  • Windswept Farm —  John will be bringing sunflowers, corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and donut peaches.
  • Bear Meadow Farm – look for Rick’s hard ciders next week!

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 here 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 one more week — 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 creating comfortable and fashionable knitted, crocheted and felted clothing and accessories…her cottons are especially soft!
  • 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.

MUSIC 

This week we’re returning to some market classics, starting the morning with The String Beans, a violin/cello/bass trio of accomplished Berkshire Symphony musicians playing from 9-11 and then again from 12-1. Lucy Rollins will be singing and strumming from 11-12  — be sure to come here some sweet tunes!