At the Market – Saturday, August 25 9AM-1PM
Peppers, pastries, pickles, preserves and…peaches! You’ll find offerings of every sort and color to create a festive August celebration of the Berkshires. Back this week are Mowgli Giannitti (9-11am) and Tendai Muparutsa (11am-1pm) playing lovely music for a morning stroll or a tasty breakfast/brunch/lunch while relaxing at our picnic tables with umbrellas.
Here are the 27 terrific, super-local vendors who will be here Saturday:
- Bigfoot Farm – a variety of heirloom tomatoes, new potatoes, salad mix, celery, arugula, baby and grown-up kale, parsley, dill, sage, mint, oregano, basil, Napa cabbage, cucumbers, summer squash, beets, and onions.
- Blair Farm – The Quimbys bring sweet corn, broccoli, squash, radishes, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, potatoes, flowers, and their town-favorite eggs.
- Dancing Bare Soap – Maud is back with her popular organic soaps, lip balms, and foot balms. Dancing Bare’s products are vegan, fair trade, and infused with local and seasonal herbs and florals.
- East Mountain Farm – Kim will have pasture-raised chickens, thinly-sliced deli ham, and his customary array of 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 both Robin’s and Cornucopia Food Truck. Kim’s latest additions include hot dogs and chorizo – yum!
- Grateful Greens – James is back with the classic trio of microgreens (sunflower, pea, radish), a mix, and some new micros — basil, arugula, and amaranth!
- Hay Berry Farm – Lawrie brings shiitake mushrooms, rhubarb, dried flower arrangements, honey in jars and on comb, potted red amaranth flowers, freshly cut lavender, globe amaranth plants, newly-harvested spring honey, and… more blueberries!
- Hosta Hill – raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchis, tonics and hot sauces.
- M and A Farm – squash, lettuce, radishes, arugula, pork, eggs, and goat’s milk soap.
- Mighty Food Farm –Lisa will have cherry tomatoes, loads of sweet yellow and red peppers, tomatoes, leeks, classic eggplant, bell peppers sweet onion, pearl onion, red onion, lettuce, kale, chard, salad mixes, beets, summer squash, zucchini, collards, carrots, Swiss chard, basil, fingerling potatoes, and gold potatoes.
- Mountain Girl Farm – Fall’s looking exciting in this kitchen — come try their pumpkin pecan muffins and apple walnut cake! Katie will also have garlic dill, bread and butter pickles, tons of preserves, goat milk soap, pickled beets, and pickled brussel sprouts. (Note: Mountain Girl Farm accepts SNAP payments)
- Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie are coming with green beans, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, lettuces, fingerling potatoes, parsley, kale, garlic, cucumbers, broccoli rabe, onions, German thyme and flower bouquets!
- 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
- Windswept Farm — John will be bringing sunflowers, corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, blueberries, two varieties of peaches, and crisp eating apples!
LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS
- Cornucopia Food Truck – Williamstown’s new farm-to-market food truck serving a rotating menu of Berkshire-inspired brunches. Last week’s menu included Chicken Gyros with tzatziki, Bigfoot baby kale, and roasted tomato, Duck Confit Gyros with kimchi, kale, and tomato, Bigfoot Kale Salads with roasted vegetables, cheddar cheese, and a Blueberry balsamic vinaigrette, Bigfoot farm fingerling potato hash with onion, garlic, East Mountain Farm hot sausage, and M&A eggs, and the Cornucopia BLT with East Mountain bacon, Bigfoot kale, tomato, and fresh mozzarella. These flavors are intense, home-y, and just really, really good.
- 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!
- Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, pecans, as well as Danish pastries filled with marzipan.
- Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – Chris brings whoopie pies, scones, linzer cookies, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, sour cream blueberry muffins, rhubarb streusel muffins, and maybe a few surprises. Chris’s original batik quilts and table runners are delightful as well!
- Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– Update: Cindy will be missing the market this weekend, but looks forward to seeing everyone again next Saturday
- 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’s back with functional hand-thrown and hand-crafted stoneware made here in Williamstown, including plates, platters, and bowls — espresso and latte cups, and coffee/tea mugs galore!
- Berkshire Stringed Instruments – Nick is back with his exquisite guitars, ukes, and mandolins made from wood sourced on his family farm. A master luthier, he runs a renowned school teaching his craft. Strum a few chords!
- Crow Hill Farm– Merry is back(!) with her 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!!
- Heritage Artisans – 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–silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, silk scarves
- 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!
- Yarnwork – Nora Phykitt continues creating lovely and comfortable knitted, crocheted and felted clothing and accessories…her cottons are especially soft!