AT THE MARKET, Aug. 17th – Plus SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST!

We think everything at the market is pretty as a picture, and we’d love to see YOUR photos! Enter our First Annual WFM Photo Contest by sending up to five photos to [email protected] Deadline 8pm, Sunday, September 8th. Win market gift certificates redeemable at ALL vendors! Photos can include market scenes as well as your own market items, at any stage from purchase to plate. First place winner: $15 gift certificate, Second place: $10, Third place: $5. We’ll share your winning photo(s) and name, with your permission of course. 

Here’s what you’ll find at the market on Saturday, 9am-1pm:

ABC SALE POP-UP! Returning for their second and final booth this summer…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.

LOCAL FARMS

  • Shaker Hill Orchard – Tom is back this weekend with flowering plants – especially some beautiful sunflowers to brighten your summer!
  • 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 some corn, tomatoes, summer squash, blueberries, cucumbers, and peaches!

  • Bigfoot Farm– Brian will be selling his famous Bigfoot salad mix, head lettuce, cherry tomatoes, full size tomatoes, beets, sweet peppers, shishito peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, potatoes, kale, green beans, radish, onions, garlic, parsley, basil, summer squash, carrots and artichokes. He will also be bringing gorgeous flower arrangements!

  • Blair Farm– The Quimbys will be bringing their local large brown eggs, lettuce, salad turnips, potatoes, and corn!

  • 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– BEEF IS BACK!!  All of EMF steaks-Ribeyes, Strips, Sirloins, London Broils and others are back. Plus Korean Ribs, Beef Bratwurst, Bistro Steaks and our delicious Ground Beef are back on the board in addition to their Pork and Chicken offerings. EMF also has delicious hot dogs (back by popular demand!), chorizo, andouille, chickens (whole and parts), deli ham, sausages, bratwurst, ribs, chops, bacon, ground pork, and pork tenderloins. (Note: East Mountain Farm accepts SNAP payments). Try a sample of Kim’s meats at his booth – also in the burgers grilled by The Store at Five Corners! 

  • Hay Berry Farm– Hay Berry have shiitake mushrooms, fresh cut lavender, dried flowers, fresh mint, and lots of blueberries – perfect for summer!

  • Mighty Food Farm– Lisa brings lots of head lettuce, baby lettuce mix, Haukeri turnips, collards, Bok Choi, beets, scallions, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, mini onions, a wide assortment of tomatoes, eggplants, and even some watermelon! So yummy!

  • Peace Valley Farm– Bill and Susie are bringing a variety of lettuce and Swiss chard, plus zucchini, cucumbers, summer squash, broccoli, cauliflower, their renowned tomatoes, and beautiful flower arrangements!

LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS

  • Little Sticks Pops– Delicious locally made frozen pops in non-dairy and dairy assortments! This week’s flavors include roasted peach,papaya- orange-mango, watermelon-hibiscus, raspberry-ricotta, avocado-lime, and fudge – 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. Also look for assorted home-cooked sweet treats!
  • The Store at 5 Corners– The Store at 5 Corners of South Williamstown is bringing their wonderful pastries and cookies- including assorted croissants, donuts, and bagels (donuts with Sweet Brook Farm’s maple cream have been selling out!) 

  • Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs–  This week Chris will be bringing lots of her amazing jams and assorted baked goods, including gluten free pumpkin donuts – yum! Also, beautiful examples of her other impressive skill: quilt-making, including batik table runners and larger quilts.

LOCAL ARTISANS

  • 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

  • Yarnwork– Nora Phykitt continues creating lovely and comfortable knitted, crocheted and felted clothing and accessories…her cottons are especially soft, and her handcrafted animals are popular!

  • Berkshire Mountain Pottery– Anne will bring 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!

IMPORTANT MARKET INFORMATION:

  • We are still accepting and doubling WIC and senior farmers market coupons at the market until we meet our market maximum. We are happy to answer any questions at the market info booth.
  • MUSIC – The music for the market will be provided by Abby Lappen, who will be playing from 9am-1pm!  

  • This weekend is the 2019 tax-free weekend in Massachusetts. Any items that would normally be subject to sales tax will be tax-free on Saturday!