At the Market – Saturday, September 1st 9AM-1PM
We turn to September – with our fantastic musicians Rosin the Beaux (9-11am) and Trio Cafe Budapest (11am-1pm), entertaining marketgoers of all ages this Saturday. We’ll enjoy cool crisp weather, with crisp apples galore – plus a bountiful array of fixings for a tasty Labor Day weekend picnic or cookout. Come join us while the peak summer season is still in full swing.
Here are the 29 ALL LOCAL vendors and their products coming to the market this week:
- Blair Farm – The Quimbys bring sweet corn, broccoli, squash, radishes, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, potatoes, flowers, and their town-favorite eggs.
- 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, eggplants, bell peppers sweet onion, pearl onion, red onion, lettuce, kale, chard, salad mixes, beets, summer squash, zucchini, collards, carrots, Swiss chard, basil, fingerling potatoes, gold potatoes, and winter squash!
- Mountain Girl Farm – Update: pickled eggs are finally here – curry, garlic or horseradish are the options this week! Also, come try Katie’s 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!
- Shaker Hill Farm – great news…Tom’s McIntosh apples are in, and boy/girl are they tasty!
- 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, crisp eating apples and late strawberries!
- Bear Meadow Farm – Rick is back this week with hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies, beeswax bars, bee pollen, and cider vinegar
- 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.
LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS
- 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 has just picked up some local apples — so look for her apple crisp and 5″ apple pies! Chris’s original batik quilts and table runners are delightful as well!
- Cornucopia Food Truck – Williamstown’s new farm-to-market food truck serving a rotating menu of tasty and creative Berkshire-inspired brunches – sourcing super-locally from several of our vendors! This week’s menu includes:
- Ratatouille Omelette with Mighty Food Farm veggies
- Cheeseburger Hash with East Mountain Farm ground beef, Bigfoot Farm fingerling potatoes, Swiss fondue, Mighty Food Farm veggies and eggs
- Chicken Gyro with Bigfoot Farm greens, roasted tomato, tzatziki
- Bigfoot Farm Mixed Green Salad with local donut peaches, blueberries, R&G Cheese scapegoat cheese, (with garlic scapes), blueberry vinagrette
- Pulled Pork Gyro, with Hosta Hill kimchi and Swiss fondue
- 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!
- Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– Update: Cindy IS returning this week, bringing all of her signature dips (adding taramosalata, tangy fish roe dip!) and assorted phyllo-crusted Greek pies: prassopita (with leeks and East Mountain Farm ground pork), tiropita (soft cheeses) and spanikopita (spinach, feta, and onions) and homemade pita bread!
- 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!
- Alison Kolesar – Williamstown’s accomplished multi-media artist returns with her whimsical painted rocks as well as paintings, collages, prints, totes, and notecards. Alison comes to the market about once a month this season.
- 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!