At the Market, Saturday July 13th 9AM – 1PM

The dog days of summer are here – and so are cute dogs! Also wonderfully refreshing vegetables and our first blueberries! Grab some squash blossoms from M and A Farm and herb chevre from R&G Cheese for a treat similar to a (mild) jalapeño popper. Stuff the cheese into a blossom, batter it, then fry… so yummy! Saturday promises to be one of our biggest markets yet with Williams Inn chef demos, Windswept Farm and Dancing Bare Soap arriving for the season, and a new folk/rock/Irish music group, GrayLoch 4, featuring Williams tennis coach, Felix Sun! Swing by the market and enjoy a wonderful Saturday stroll. Here’s what you’ll find at the market this week:

LOCAL FARMS

  • Hay Berry Farm– Lawrie will have shitake mushrooms, fresh cut lavender, dried flowers, lavender plants, and first of the season blueberries!
  • M and A Farm –  Autumn will be bringing summer squash, cucumbers, kale, collards, salad mix, garlic scapes, turnips, and also fresh eggs!
  • Mighty Food Farm– Lisa brings lots of baby lettuce mix, Haukeri turnips, escarole, garlic scapes, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, spinach, radishes, potted sunflowers, kale, chard, lettuces and tomatoes!
  • Peace Valley Farm– Bill and Susie are bringing a variety of lettuce and Swiss chard, plus zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, basil, parsley, and scallions this week. Also making a wonderful return to the market are sugar snap peas!
  • Sweet Brook Farm– Sarah brings local maple syrup in bottles ranging from tiny to enormous (and in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!) and delectable maple cream. Don’t miss the samples!!
  • Windswept Farm –  John will be bringing us some corn, tomatoes, summer squash, blueberries, and cucumbers!
  • Bigfoot Farm– Brian will be selling his famous Bigfoot salad mix, head lettuce, summer squash, hakurei turnips, carrots, fennel, kale, shishito peppers, bunching onions, and cut flowers!
  • Blair Farm– The Quimbys will be bringing their local large brown eggs, lettuce, kale, salad turnips, radishes, and even some peas!
  • Earth Sky Time– Earth Sky Time will be bringing an incredible assortment of wood-fired breads along with their famous pesto, hoomoos, and VT Goldburgers. Come check out one of our newer additions to the market this year!
  • East Mountain Farm– Kim has hot dogs, chorizo, andouille, chickens (whole and parts), deli ham, sausages, 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 at the foods served by other market vendors — the burgers grilled by The Store at Five Corners and breakfast/lunch sandwiches grilled by Robin’s! 

LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS

  • The Store at 5 Corners– The Store at 5 Corners of South Williamstown is joining the market this year to sell wonderful pastries and cookies – including assorted croissants and donuts. Plus, Kevin and Justin have already become famous for firing up the grill to make fabulous breakfasts and lunches – look for brioche French toast (with Sweet Brook Farm maple syrup), plus veggie burgers and East Mountain Farm beef burgers. Yum! 
  • Tunnel City Coffee– A wide variety of Tunnel City’s signature coffee beans roasted in North Adams and samples of their pour over coffee – plus coffee bean bags, great for repurposing! 
  • Two Bear Bakery – Caleb is inspired by the local bounty, which will come across in his delicious pastries and baked goods! This week – a sweet tart and a savory tart, fruit scones and savory scones, and a surprise new gluten free item!
  • The Williams Inn NEW!!  From 10am to noon, Chef Kevin will be doing cooking demonstrations with local foods sourced from market vendors. We’re excited to welcome this wonderful addition! 
  • Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs–  This week Chris will be bringing her amazing jams and baked goods of lemon bars, chocolate brownies, date bars, thumbprint cookies, pecan pie bars, seven layer bars, whoopee pies, chocolate chip cookies, assorted muffins, and gluten free items! Also, beautiful examples of her other impressive skill: quilt-making, including batik table runners and quilts.
  • Little Sticks Pops– Amazing locally made frozen pops in non-dairy and dairy assortments! This week’s flavors include cherry-blueberry cheesecake, fudge, blackberry-lavender, strawberry-hibiscus, triple citrus, and pineapple-mango. Also new, sugar-free strawberry-orange-banana– yum!
  • R&G Cheese Makers– Sean 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
  • 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!

LOCAL ARTISANS

  • Yarnwork– Nora Phykitt continues creating lovely and comfortable knitted, crocheted and felted clothing and accessories…her cottons are especially soft!
  • Berkshire Mountain Pottery– Anne will be there with her mugs, bowls, plates, and other products which are both beautiful and functional. They’ll look great on your countertop, but are sturdy enough to use!
  • Crow Hill Farm– Merry will offer an 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 adorable birthday fairies!
  • Dancing Bare Soap  Maud is back with her hand made soaps using organic, vegan, and fair trade materials. The cold process method used to make this soap creates luxurious lather and makes it both firmer and longer lasting. Dancing Bare Soap brings to the market a real treat for the skin!
  • Heritage Artisans – 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
  • Memphremagog Studios– From nearby southern Vermont, Emily brings unique silver earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, etched stemware glasses, and 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!

MUSIC

Saturday morning brings a new group, GrayLoch 4, who perform an eclectic mix of tunes from yesterday and today with their own acoustic spin and 100% heart. Following them at 11am will be a market favorite – the talented, popular, jazzy Trio Cafe Budapest. 

JOINING US THIS WEEK

ABC Sale Pop-Up!  – ABC (A Better Community) is a local charitable organization that reuses/recycles clothing donations. For this pop-up sale, ABC volunteers will carefully select gently used items from their large array of clothing, accessories, and shoes that have unique and/or practical appeal for the summer and fall. Proceeds support those in need in our local community.