At the Market, Saturday August 31 9am-1pm

Late August brings stunning views of our farms and flowers, and of course vine-ripened veggies to savor and remember all year long! With warm days and cool nights, we’re harvesting a full array of peak summer and early fall produce…veggies, berries, plums, apples, peaches, and even sweet nectarines!  Hope to see everyone on Saturday morning – will be perfect for strolling, snacking, and shopping local! Here’s what you’ll find at the market this week:

LOCAL FARMS

  • 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, and carrots. 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–  All of EMF steaks – Ribeyes, Strips, Sirloins, London Broils and others are still in stock. 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).  You can sample Kim’s meats at the market in the sandwiches grilled-to-order by Robin’s!

  • Hay Berry Farm– This week, Lawrie has “incredible” shiitake mushrooms, plus fresh cut lavender, dried flowers, sunflowers and blueberries!

  • 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!
  • Shaker Hill Orchard – Tom is back this weekend with flowering plants, plus sweet and juicy plums, nectarines, and early harvested tart apples!
  • 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!!

LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS

  • 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!
  • Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs–  This week Chris will be bringing lots of her amazing jams and assorted baked goods – yum! Also, beautiful examples of her other impressive skill: quilt-making, including batik table runners and larger quilts
  • Little Sticks Pops– Delicious locally made (and sourced) frozen pops in non-dairy and dairy assortments! This week’s flavors include: peach melba, spiced plum, sweetcorn, blueberry cheesecake and, of course, fudge!
  • Two Bear Bakery– Caleb is inspired by the local bounty, which always comes across in his delicious baked goods! This week: apple pie with early local apples, peach ginger scones (local peaches, of course!), tomato pesto tarts (local tomatoes, kale, and arugala), corn feta scones (local corn and feta) and morning buns. Also, Caleb will be taking pre-orders for challah for the Jewish New Year and will have samples for tasting – yum!!

LOCAL ARTISANS

  • 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!
  • Alison Kolesar –  Alison is back to the market this weekend! A talented artist and illustrator, Alison has filled more than 100 books and creates everything from vibrant water colors to elegantly painted rock art!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Nick Lenski’s Brier Road Guitars – Making a special appearance this week! Nestled in the heart of the Berkshires, Brier Road Guitars offers hand-crafted acoustic steel string guitars,mandolins and ukuleles in a variety of models.  Nick will show you the finer points of his finely crafted, locally sourced instruments! 

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 – We’ll have two local talents this Saturday, Anna Butcher returning on the fiddle (9-11) and Jared Polens coming for the second time this summer, playing the hammered dulcimer (11-1).