Musical Melodies – Saturday, July 19th

This Saturday, Gef Fisher returns with his guitar. He’ll play some great tunes from 9:00-10:30. Then we’ll hear the unique sounds of bagpipes from Kevin Eagan, who will be playing from 10:30-11:30. And from 11:30-1, Katherine Hrach will play lovely classical and modern pieces on her violin. Thanks to the Fund for Williamstown for supporting this amazing program! more

Getting to Know BabyCakes and Bread

Close friends for more than 50 years, Helene Armet and Judy Turbin began their baking venture 8 years ago. BabyCakes and Cutie Pies joined the Williamstown Farmers Market then and have remained an enthusiastic vendor ever since. The name has changed as the years have gone by. Bread baking began last summer to an enthusiastic reception. During the off season, an assortment of gluten free cakes was perfected. This year, an array of small items – some for breakfast and some for snacking – more

Vendors at the Market – Saturday, July 12th

Welcome one and all to the Williamstown Farmers Market, now in Week Eight! We’re pleased to be celebrating the start of the Williamstown Theater Festival’s summer season and welcome the many theater-goers as well as the actors, directors, apprentices, and others whose hard work and talent bring top-notch offerings to our doorstep. WTF even has a Saturday Morning Live event for youngsters and their families (see wtfestival.org).

On Saturday, fine entertainment, artisan crafts, agricultural produce, and fresh baked goodies will be provided at the base of Spring Street, more

Music all Morning – Saturday, July 12th

This Saturday, we’ll hear Samantha Polsky on her clarinet again from 9am to 10am, a wonderful start to our morning. Kevin Eagen will then play his bagpipes, treating us to some lovely traditional music from 10am to 11am. Later on a new duet debuts their talent — Williams College students Katherine Hrach and Elissa Hult, both on violin. Katherine and Elissa will entertain listeners of all ages from 11am to 1pm. Thank you to the Fund for Williamstown for supporting this program! more

Vendors at the Market – Saturday, July 5th

Welcome one and all to our market, now in Week Seven! We’re pleased to be celebrating with all of Williamstown the exciting Fourth of July weekend festivities and the grand opening of The Clark’s expanded galleries. Check out the Clark’s website for a listing of ten hours of activities planned for Friday, July 4th. On Saturday from 9am to 1pm, the action will be at the base of Spring Street, where you’ll find our market in full swing. Back by popular demand, more

A Fine Morning for Music – Saturday, July 5th

Once again, we’re pleased to be featuring three fine student-musicians to add festivity to the market. This week, we have both familiar players and new faces. Gef Fisher returns to play his solo classical guitar for us, while Maija Lindaas will be back on the lovely harp. New Williams College musician Ruby Froom will be playing as well – on an instrument to surprise and delight. Thank you to the Fund for Williamstown for supporting this wonderful program! more

Three Market Musicians – Saturday, June 28th

This week, we welcome three new musicians to the market! From 9:00-10:00, Kevin Eagan will treat us to the wonderful sounds of his bagpipes. For the next hour we’ll hear a familiar instrument but different player, the talented Samantha Polsky on the violin. Afterwards, Maija Lindaas will surprise us with her lovely music. Stop by the music tent to say hi to these Williams College students, who are enjoying the Williamstown summer and are very excited to share their music with us. more

Vendors at the Market – Saturday, June 28th

Welcome one and all to our market, now in Week Five! At our June 28th market, you’ll find:

LOCAL FARMERS
• Sweet Brook Farm – everything maple, including syrup, nuts, and candy, plus alpaca yarn
• East Mountain Farm – Kim Wells brings local grass-fed beef, pork & free-range poultry – sausages, ground beef, deli ham, bacon, and more. Kim’s smoked pork chops are out of this world!
• Peace Valley Farm –Their harvesting now in full swing, more

Peace Valley Farm – Celebrating the Solstice with Bounty!

To many, Bill and Susie Stinson’s Peace Valley Farm produce offerings are a highlight of the Williamstown Farmers Market. Less well known, however, is their record of attendance. The Stinsons have been consistent vendors at WFM, rain or shine, for over 30 years! If you’ve eaten at fine local restaurants, chances are you’ve sampled their fresh-picked produce. Since they don’t sell directly from the farm, WFM is the only place to purchase their veggies to use in your own salads and recipes. more

Vendors at the Market – Saturday, June 21st

We’re now in Week Five of our 2014 season, celebrating the Summer Solstice with bountiful and diverse offerings! This Saturday, our Heritage Artisans booth will offer special demonstrations (hands-on for children and adults) of traditional basket-making. Watch how classic weaving techniques transform reed into one-of-a-kind baskets.

At our June 21st market, you’ll also find:

LOCAL FARMERS

• The Quimbys at Blair Farm – bedding and potted flowering plants and veggie starters, eggs, maple syrup, more