At the Market on Saturday, August 18th 9AM-1PM
This is a grand, glorious, and gladiola-filled week, made sweet with the return of both Robin’s and Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek! Adding to their popular menu items, Cindy’s bringing a new dip and local, vegetarian stuffed peppers and Robin’s made a tasty fig cake. Images Cinema is joining us, selling bowls made by three local potters – so movie goers can bring their own bowls to fill with popcorn. And if rain comes our way, no worries! Strolling through the market – with or without an umbrella – is always a delightful way to spend a Saturday morning!
Here’s who and what you’ll find at the market this week:
- Mighty Food Farm –Lisa will have cantaloupes, tomatoes, cucumbers, leeks, eggplant, Japanese eggplant, bell peppers, onions – sweet, red, and pearl – lettuce, kale, chard, salad mixes, beets, summer squashes, collards, carrots, basil, and potatoes.
- 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 – look for Maud next week!
- 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 – Lawrie brings 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.
- 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 coming with the best of their August produce – all the makings of a great salad, or a sandwich where tomatoes rule the bread!
- 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, peaches
- Bear Meadow Farm – Rick is back this week with hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies, beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar
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. This week they’ve got a Chicken Gyro with tzatziki, Bigfoot baby kale, and roasted tomato, a Duck Confit Gyro with kimchi, kale, and tomato, a Bigfoot Kale Salad with roasted vegetables, cheddar cheese, and a Blueberry balsamic vinaigrette, a Bigfoot farm fingerling potato hash with onion, garlic, East Mountain Farm hot sausage, and M&A eggs, and the Cornucopia BLT with East Mountain bacon, bigfoot kale, tomato, and fresh mozzarella. 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, sausage, and bacon from our market vendors. Sweet treats for the week include molasses cookies, chocolate banana bread, coconut walnut banana bread, fig cake, gluten free brownies, and cheddar biscuits.
- 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– Cindy Nikitas brings 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- Crow Hill Farm– Merry is back(!) with her 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. 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!
Start your morning with some classic tunes from Bill Reyburn’s guitar, a delightful accompaniment to breakfast from 9AM-11AM. Cafe Budapest, a market favorite trio, will be jazzing up the brunch and lunch hours from 11AM-1PM.