Last market of the season! Saturday, October 13th

Last market of the season! Saturday, October 13th

Saturday brings our last market of the season! Let’s make it great. Stock up for your fall and winter sustenance! Our musicians are myself (9-10) and the talented Anna Butcher (10-1). And Cindy’s back with her famous moussaka!  Attention members, vendors, and musicians: you are invited to our annual meeting/potluck on Sunday, October 21st at 6:00pm at Sheep Hill (Rural Lands Foundation, 671 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown). Please bring a dish to share with 8-10 people and bring your own beverages. Families welcome. Please RSVP by October 16th to [email protected] with the number of people attending. If you’d like to become a member you can sign up at the market info booth on Saturday, or at the Potluck! THANKS for a great season!

Here’s a list of our local vendors:

  • East Mountain Farm –EMF is stocked up with lots of items for the grill (sausages, chops, etc.) but also boneless beef chuck roasts and beef shanks for braising and slow cooking as the weather turns cooler. If you want to make chicken stock, they’ve got chicken backs and feet! Kim also has hot dogs, chorizo, andouille, and chicken cuts (boneless or bone in breasts, legs and thighs, wings, split or whole chicken), 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.
  • Mighty Food Farm –Lisa will have lettuce, swiss chard, yellow onions, red onions, cipolini onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, Brussel Sprouts(!!!), green and lacinato kale, collard greens, Red Kuri winter squash, Delicata squash, pie pumpkins (Mmm!), butternut squash, acorn squash, carnival squash, red and gold potatoes, carrots, beets, 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.
  • 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, sweet potatoes, head lettuce, romaine lettuce, arugula, potatoes, nasturtium flowers, onions, celeriac, winter 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.
  • Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie are back with their summer bounty! Butternut squash, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, cherry and beefsteak tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, swiss chard, kale, parsley and broccoli.
  • Grateful Greens –  James is offering these microgreens: sunflower, pea, radish, basil, arugula, and amaranth! Great for salads or to top pretty much any dish.
  • 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.
  •  Hosta Hill – Delicious raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchis, tonics and hot sauces. Try a sample!
  • Busy Bee Honey – Paul Dugal is an experienced bee-keeper, Paul lovingly tends his hives in nearby Florida, MA (really, no jest!) and the surrounding area to bring artisan honey in a variety of sizes. He sells only one product: honey! But he does a brisk business with devotees returning year after year. Try it, you’ll love it!
  • Bear Meadow FarmRick is back with his hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies,  beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar
  • Blair Farm – The Quimbys will be back with their fall bounty including squash, pumpkins, and their town-favorite eggs.

LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS

  • Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs –  Chris is back with her beautiful quilts and tasty jams (stock up for winter!). She will also be selling brownies, blondies, lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies, whoopie pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, blueberry coffee cake, and apple tarts.
  • 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!
  • R&G Cheese Makers– Sean is back with his delicious assortment of cheeses! Try a sample or ask him about a cheese you’ve never had before!
  • Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– Cindy plans to be here with her salad dressing, pastitsio, and famous moussaka!

LOCAL ARTISANS

  • 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!
  • Heritage Artisans – A talented group of five bring 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 is back with her beautiful pottery. Her mugs and tumblers are practical and well crafted with blue and white glazes. Her platters are pressed with delicate lace patterns – exquisite!