Growing community since 1981…
The Williamstown Farmers Market – located in the heart of the newly designated Williamstown Cultural District – provides a lovely setting for community gathering and interaction with local growers, artisans, bakers and chefs. We welcome everyone to share in our vendors’ wealth of knowledge and skills, to support local agriculture and production, and to to partake of our vibrant and friendly atmostphere.
At the market, you’ll find delights for all the senses. See the amazing colors of our fruits and vegetables, pick up a fresh baked scone, a grilled-to-order local burger or a gourmet moussaka dinner, feel the soft yarns of hand-knit hats and scarves, admire the workmanship of functional pottery and smooth wooden bowls, taste samples of maple roasted nuts, hear our fiddlers and acoustic guitarists, and experience so much more!
Listed here are our regular season vendors, links to any websites, and their contact information. To learn more about any visiting vendors, see our NEWS page.
Alison brings a rich background to her artwork, including a history degree from Oxford and a masters in art history in London. After deciding to fulfill her childhood dreams to be an artist, she’s gone on to have her work featured in the Berkshires and southern Vermont. A drawer and illustrator of all trades, Alison has filled more than 100 books and creates everything from vibrant water colors to elegantly painted rock art.
Beach Woodworking, Steve Beach
Steve got started with woodworking when his wife asked him to make a corner cupboard. How sweet is that? Not only are his works hand-made originals, but the wood used comes from old, torn-down buildings. Some of his works are made of two to three hundred year old lumber! A humble man when it comes to his talents, one look at his woodwork and you’ll know why he doesn’t need to brag.
Bear Meadow Farm, Rick & Nancy Intres
Can you say sweet? Rick and Nancy run an apiary, also known as a bee yard. In addition to producing honey and pollen, the duo provides pollination services to growers that don’t have their own bees. How neat is that? Also be on the lookout for the New England Style Hard Cider aged in whisky barrels that this couple brews. Summer never sounded so cool.
Berkshire Mountain Pottery, Anne Hogeland
Lawyer by day, potter by night…Anne returned to the craft many years ago, and since then has honed her skills and developed wonderful new techniques. Ask and she’ll describe her pottery-making processes. Her mugs, bowls, plates, and other products are both beautiful and functional. They’ll look great on your counter top, but are sturdy enough to use.
Blair Farm, The Quimbys
Blair Farm has been in the family for generations, enduring throughout the swift development of the region and even troubles caused by severe northeastern weather. The Quimbys thrive today, representative of small farm local agriculture. The farm provides fresh eggs (which can also be found at Wild Oats), maple syrup, bright berries, and produce like corn and cucumbers for our local community members.
Brier Road Guitars, Nicholas Lenski
Nick harvests local spruce from his family’s lands and reclaims wood from old doors to make the tops of his instruments, while the body woods include local maple, walnut, and sycamore. Nick was apprenticed to a pioneer of the luthier profession, and continues to collaborate with other professionals. His experience is apparent in the fine workmanship of his handcrafted guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles.
Crow Hill Farm, Merry Anderson
During the school year, Merry is an elementary school teacher, helping children develop in the classroom. During summer, Merry continues to foster learning at Crow Hill Farm, where kids enjoy creative activities and fun times. Her craft kits, cute dolls, lovely cards, etc. are inspired by her wonderful experiences with them. The bright colors, variety of shapes and textures are designed to encourage hands-on learning and discovery.
Dancing Bare Soap, Maud Geng
To say that Dancing Bare Soap delivers a high quality, ethically sourced product is an understatement. Using organic, vegan, and fair trade materials, their soaps are made using the cold process method and cured for six to ten weeks. Likening it to crafting artisan cheese and vintage wine, this process gives the soap a luxurious lather and makes it both firmer and longer lasting. Featured in Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut, Dancing Bare Soap brings to the market a real treat for the skin.
Diggers Bend Farm, Michelle Todd, Autumn McManus, Moses Nagel
Located on a beautiful piece of land in Petersburg, New York, the folks at Diggers Bend Farm will be bringing fresh vegetables, pork, eggs, cut flowers, and goat milk soap to the market. Although they may be young compared to other vendors, these farmers show the firm resolve of ethical growers. In addition to chemical pesticide and fertilizer free veggies, you can be sure that their livestock are given ample room to roam and be themselves.
East Mountain Farm, Kim Wells
Raising livestock since 1984, Kim has built a comfortable farm for his animals. The cows, chickens, and pigs at Kim’s farm enjoy the tall trees, cool grass, and clean dirt of the nice outdoors. They are agreeable and content, reflecting Kim’s warm and friendly attitude. The farm offers a wide selection of meat products, including steaks and chops, smoked meats, whole chickens, ground beef and pork, etc.
Heritage Artisans, Beatrice Gawron & Isabel Krebs
For decades, these guild members have provided showcases and workshops at schools and museums, and now have come to Williamstown to show their traditional crafts. The artisans are skilled in weaving, spinning, knitting, and fine basketry – what can they not do? They use local and natural materials, including their own wool and alpaca fibers. They’ll have a new demonstration each week at the market.
Hobson’s Choice, Dan Campbell
Our growling stomachs thanked the day that local restaurant Hobson’s Choice owner and chef Dan Campbell decided to join the market. Here’s the opportunity to try his food, if you haven’t done so yet. Dan uses the freshest local ingredients whenever available; the burgers he grills are local grass-fed beef. If meat doesn’t satisfy you, there are also Portobello mushroom burgers and tasty lobster salad.
Memphremagog Studios, E. B. Errion
Emily’s studio overlooks the Green Mountains of Vermont, and in this idyllic place she fabricates original, one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces. Creating both decorative and functional pieces, Emily reveals great artistry and technique in her delicate jewelry, finely etched stemware, and specialty gifts. Not surprisingly, her designs are award-winning and privately collected both nationally and internationally.
Located not too far away (in Williamstown!), Nick brings the essentials of any farmers market: fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and potted plants. If you’re looking to stock your pantry and cook a great meal, definitely pay this man a visit. You won’t regret it!
No one knows knitting like Nora, our resident knit and crochet queen. She uses natural fibers to hand make a wide variety of clothes and accessories, including hats, scarves, gloves, and bags. Her designs are classic, contemporary, and sometimes quite cute (the kids’ items). They also often have whimsical elements to them, like vintage buttons. If you’re in need of a sweater for that annual office Christmas party, you’ll find it at Nora’s booth.
Peace Valley Farm, Bill & Susie Stinson
Since Peace Valley’s start in 1977, Bill & Susie have increased production through innovative farming methods. They strive for sustainability, farming without the use of pesticides or herbicides and using compost to replenish soil. Despite their small acreage, they provide vegetables like squash, kale, chard, and tomatoes for our local community, including several businesses around Williamstown and Williams College.
Peterman’s Bowls and Boards, Spencer Peterman
Spencer actually began as a basket weaver; while doing shows he became interested in turning bowls. Eventually he learned the craft and even designed his own lathe to produce a more natural and rugged bowl. Spencer uses wood from locally fallen trees in western Massachusetts, turning discarded logs into useful and beautiful items. His products can also be found at businesses like Calvin Klein, Dean & Deluca, Loaves and Fishes, and more.
R&G Cheese, Sean O’Connor
R&G products are made in Troy, NY by cheese maker Sean O’Connor, and are named for his boys Ryan and Gavin. Sean is a native of Troy and is proud to be a business owner there as well. He offers a full line of hand crafted artisan cheese, including chevres (garlic/herb, honey, and maple/chipotle, among others), ripened goat camemberts – including blackbert and trufflebert, and selected mozzarellas and hard cheeses made from both cow and goat’s milk, as well as yogurt. Sean has been a cheesemaker for more than 10 years and opened his own creamery 7 years ago. The milk used is sourced by local farmers primarily in Saratoga County.
Robin’s, Robin Lenz
Robin grew up on a cattle ranch in northern California. While attending Berkeley, she apprenticed in a French restaurant in California. Since moving to Williamstown thirty years ago, She has both had her own restaurant and enjoyed working in many local kitchens. Because of her work with local farmers, and her delicious food, she received the Chef of the Year Award from the Berkshire Regional Land and Food Council. At the Farmers’ Market, she cooks mouthwatering sandwiches and baked goods, while connecting with farmers, cheese makers and friends.
Serendipity Quilt Design & Chris’ Kitchen, Christine Bradich
Chris’ colorful quilts showcase her amazing talent and the great effort she puts into her work. Her long-arm professional quilter and Singer sewing machine (owned for over 40 years) help bring to life different patterns in vivid colors, sure to delight every viewer. She specializes in batik, but can use any sort of fabric requested. Products include throws, wall hangings and table runners, and Chris even does restoration.
Sweet Brook Farm, Pete & Beth Phelps
Sweet Brook Farm became home to a happy herd of fluffy alpacas when the Phelps’ dream of building a homestead finally came true. Pete and Beth have since quit their daytime jobs to farm full-time, and have enjoyed newfound involvement in the community after doing so. The farm offers soft yarn products and knit cold-weather gear, and you can also satisfy your sweet tooth with their maple syrup products.
Windswept Farm, John & Amy Senger
Coming from nearby New Lebanon NY, John joins our local farmers in providing vegetables for our local community. Enjoy a chat with him as you appreciate his fresh-picked selection – learn about his farm, food, and even talk about life in general. Products include peppers, garlic, squash, and cucumbers, plus sunflowers and gladiolas for all flower lovers.