We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Beach Woodworking, offering Shaker-inspired furniture and home accents made by Steve Beach in his Hancock, MA workshop. Steve uses locally reclaimed cherry, pine, ash and butternut to make benches, tables, peg racks, etc. His work is featured at Hancock Shaker Village.
Are you inundated with veggies this time of year? Starting this week, we’re offering an easy solution. You can bring the extra produce to our collection station (next to the Market Info table) and volunteers will transport the food to the Friendship Center Food Pantry where it will be greatly appreciated. Feel free to deliver anytime during market hours. Pick-up will be weekly at 1:00pm.
Our new children’s table features an assortment of art supplies as well as activities for kids to learn fun facts about the market. Kids can do their own “Market Research” to investigate various aspects of market products, such as… How does corn turn into popcorn? What types of grass do cows like best? and How long does it take to grow a cherry tomato? Kids can also try “Market Shape-Up” to answer such burning questions as “What would you call the shape of a green pepper?…an ear of corn?…or a beet?” …
Vendors at the Market Saturday, August 24th
- The Apple Barn & Country Bake Shop from Bennington, Vermont…fudge, apples, apple cider donuts & pastries
- Babycakes…small cakes, scones, whoopie pies, tarts, challah, focaccia, ciabatta, flatbreads and hearty loaves
- Berkshire Mountain Pottery…functional handmade stoneware – especially bowls and mugs of all sizes
- Bonfire Farm…a wide variety of fresh-picked veggies and herbs
- Cricket Creek Farm…award winning cheeses – Maggie’s Round, Town Meeting, and Tobasi!
Alright, so we didn’t make it to the farmers market this week – too much going on Saturday morning don’t ya know! It was the opening weekend of English Premier League soccer and we had guests at the house to watch the first two matches of the season. That doesn’t mean we didn’t cook with local produce this week, though!
Cricket Creek Farm will be at the market this week with their amazing cheese.
If you haven’t tried Maggie’s Round yet, you need to.
This past week, my son Mitchell and I made a stew with ground pork, ground beef and fingerling potatoes. It was delicious. First we boiled our fingerling potatoes – skin on, of course – until cooked but still crisp. We moved the hot potatoes to a colander and then sauteed a simple mirepoix of Peace Valley Farm’s onion, green pepper and red pepper in olive oil until the onion was translucent. While it cooked we added a heaping tablespoon of minced garlic and about a teaspoon of chili powder. …
Vendors at the Market August 3rd…
- The Apple Barn & Country Bake Shop from Bennington, Vermont…fudge, berries, apple cider donuts & pastries
- Babycakes…small cakes, cupcakes, whoopie pies, tarts, challah, focaccia, ciabatta, flatbreads and hearty loaves
- Berkshire Mountain Pottery…functional handmade stoneware
- Delftree Mushrooms…fresh SHROOMS!…Shitake, Oyster, Hen of the Woods…
- East Mountain Farm…Beef, Pork & Poultry
- Hoosick Hickory…Hickory syrup and other hickory products – elixir, salts
- Memphremagog Studios…Original fine jewelry,
We would like to introduce Sato Matsui. Sato is a senior music major at Williams College. She plays a wide variety of classical, international, folk, and vintage tunes, and has had the wonderful experience of busking across 7 states, 3 countries, and 2 continents.
On another note…the Market would like to thank Gillian Beltz-Mohrmann for her wonderful fiddle playing the past few weeks. This will be Gillian’s last weekend with us as she heads back to college. Please come down and wish her well.