At the market - Saturday, September 29th

At the market – Saturday, September 29th

Fall is here and the air is crisp. Who went up Pine Cobble trail this week?! Saturday is the perfect day to bring some friends or family to the market. Our farmers are continuing a great season and we’ve got three more markets to celebrate their hard work and fill our refrigerators with fresh produce. Now’s the time to start “putting up” for winter. Freezing, pickling, and canning are great ways to bring the summer harvest into the cold winter months when you want some warm veggie stew. Our music tent will feature the talented fiddler, Anna Butcher (9-11), and the joyful Trio Cafe Budapest (11-1).

LOCAL FARMS

  •  Hosta Hill – Delicious raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchis, tonics and hot sauces. Try a sample!
  •  M and A Farm – Butternut squash, kale, collard greens, cranberry beans, beets, turnips, bell peppers, tomatoes, pork, eggs, and goat’s milk soap.
  • Mighty Food Farm –Lisa will have lettuce, sweet onions, red onions, cipolini onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, lots of sweet peppers, green and lacinato kale, collard greens, Red Kuri winter squash, Delicata squash, pie pumpkins (Mmm!), baby butternut, acorn squash, carnival squash, red and gold potatoes, carrots, beets, scallions, daikon radish, watermelon radish, cabbage, fennel, and baby salad mix. What an assortment!
  • Shaker Hill Orchard – Tom is back with these apple varieties: McIntosh, Gala, Macoon, Fuji, and Honey Crisp. He will also have Long John Plums, Green gaze plums, and some peaches!
  • Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!) maple candies, maple roasted nuts, tasty pickles…and alpaca socks (apparently these socks are amazing).
  • Bigfoot Farm – Brian will be selling his famous Bigfoot Salad Mix, head lettuce, arugula, potatoes, green beans, snap peas, nasturtium flowers, winter squash, summer squash, hakurei turnips, carrots, beets, fennel, celery (so tasty!), sweet peppers, shishito peppers (what a treat!), hot peppers, husk cherries, kale, herbs, and arranged flowers.
  • Blair Farm – The Quimbys bring sweet corn, broccoli, squash, radishes, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, potatoes, flowers, melons, and their town-favorite eggs.
  • Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie are back with their summer bounty! Peppers, heirloom tomatoes, cherry and beefsteak tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, swiss chard, kale, parsley and broccoli.
  • Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies,  beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar
  • East Mountain Farm – EMF has a bounty of hot dogs, chorizo, andouille, and chicken cuts (boneless or bone in breasts, legs and thighs, wings, split or whole chicken).  Kim and Leslie have also got thinly-sliced deli ham, 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 Robin’s.
  • Grateful Greens –  James is offering these microgreens: sunflower, pea, radish, basil, arugula, and amaranth! Great for salads or to top pretty much any dish.
  • Windswept Farm —  John will be bringing flowers, corn, decorative corn (great for some rustic, autumn vibes!) tomatoes, squash, peppers, two varieties of peaches, and crisp eating apples.
  • Hay Berry Farm – Hay Berry has freshly picked peppermint and spearmint bunches and their shiitake mushrooms are just wonderful. They will also have summer raw honey, lavender buds & arrangements, fresh cut flowers by the stem, flower arrangements, dried flowers and some gourds. No more blueberries this season.
  •  Mountain Girl Farm – Katie will be absent this week, but will be back next week with her amazing farm and kitchen products!

LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS

  •  Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – Caroline will be selling her traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, pecans, as well as Danish pastries filled with marzipan. What a treat!
  • Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs –  Chris will be bringing brownies, blondies, lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies, whoopie pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, blueberry coffee cake, and apple tarts. She will also have a large variety of jams and conserves. Chris’s original batik quilts and table runners are delightful as well!
  • 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. Local favorites include soft-ripened shepherd’s wheel, pollenbert, and trufflebert.…taste a free sample or two!
  • 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. Look for assorted home-cooked sweet treats and biscuits!
  • Cornucopia Food Truck – will not be here this week, but Mike, Katie, and Shane will be back soon.
  • Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– Cindy will be out of town again this week, but hopes to see everyone again soon.

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 sells functional hand-thrown and hand-crafted stoneware made here in Williamstown, including plates, platters, and bowls — espresso and latte cups, and coffee/tea mugs. Her beautiful blue glazes capture a dynamic summer sky.
  • Heritage Artisans  and Yarnwork – 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– From nearby southern Vermont, Emily brings unique silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, and silk scarves.
  • Yarnwork – Nora Phykitt continues creating lovely and comfortable knitted, crocheted and felted clothing and accessories…her cottons are especially soft!
  • Crow Hill Farm– Merry will offer 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!
  • 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!