At the Market, Saturday September 7th 9am-1pm

We welcome September by welcoming back the popular local band Rosin the Beaux playing Celtic, Quebecois, and Appalachian tunes, followed by local performer Jackie Sedlock.  All season, our picnic tables have been popular resting spots for market-goers of all ages, and you can see why! On Saturday, you’ll find bountiful produce, cozy hand-crafted knitwear, local cheeses, wood-fired breads, and so much more. Ample free parking all day. Here’s what you’ll find at the market this week:

LOCAL FARMS

  • 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, and summer squash. 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–  EMF has all their Pork and Chicken items including 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 sweet and juicy plums, and several varieties of crisp and tasty applies!
  • 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, apples and peaches!

LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS

  • Two Bear Bakery– Caleb is inspired by the local bounty, which always comes across in his delicious baked goods! For example, last week he featured 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!!
  • 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! For example, last week’s flavors included: peach melba, spiced plum, sweetcorn, blueberry cheesecake and, of course, fudge. Look for updates by Friday with this week’s flavors!
  • 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!

LOCAL ARTISANS

  • 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
  • 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, and her handcrafted animals, including elephants, whales and more – are adorable!

IMPORTANT MARKET INFORMATION:

  • This week, our local nonprofit organization South Williamstown Community Association will bring its popular bag share project to the market, making repurposed bags from feed and seed bags and passing them out to market goers for free. These roomy bags come in very handy!
  • 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.