At the Market – Saturday, June 7th

For our third week of the season, we’re welcoming back many returning vendors and as well as introducing an exciting new heritage artisans booth with weekly fiber demonstrations and a 2014 debut by popular Beach Woodworking. At our June 7th market, you’ll find:

LOCAL FARMERS

• East Mountain Farm – Kim Wells is returning with grass-fed beef, pork & free-range poultry – sausages, ground beef, deli ham, bacon, and more. Kim’s smoked pork chops are out of this world!
• Emma’s Farm – From Adams, MA, Emma Morin brings potted plants, preserves, tomato sauce, hand-crafted kitchen linens and reader wraps
• Peace Valley Farm – The lettuce is in! We celebrate the arrival of the season with Bill Stinson’s gorgeous heads of Boston lettuce as well as Red Oak and Green Oak lettuces
• The Quimbys at Blair Farm – bedding flowering plants and veggie starters, eggs, maple syrup, leaf lettuce, spinach, radishes, and potted tomato plants – each complete with a trellis!
• Sweet Brook Farm – everything maple, including syrup, nuts, and candy, plus alpaca yarn

LOCAL PREPARED FOODS

• BabyCakes – Helene and Judy bring delectable small cakes, scones, carrot cake breakfast-in-a-cup, whoopie pies, tarts, crumb cake, challah, focaccia, ciabatta, flatbreads and hearty loaves (the cheddar bread lightly toasted is divine!)
• Emma’s Farm – see above
• Hobson’s Choice Restaurant – A regular vendor for the 2014 season, Hobson’s owner Dan Campbell will grill to order delectable burgers using local grass-fed beef, as well as marinated Portobello mushrooms. Also summer treat of lobster salad. All served on tasty, lightly grilled oversized buns with lettuce and tomato if you wish
• Hoosick Hickory – Hickory syrup and other hickory products – elixir, salts, smoking chips and tea bags – using hickory wood harvested in nearby Hoosick Falls, NY. Also, Fran and his family prepare delicious pork sliders and an entire take-out barbecue meal in a jar — with layers of baked beans, pulled pork, and coleslaw
• Serendipity and Chris’s Kitchen – batik quilts, table runners, coasters and bowls, plus delectable assorted jams

LOCAL ARTISANS

• Beach Woodworking – Steve Beach is making his 2014 season debut offering Shaker-inspired furniture including benches, tables, cupboards and racks made in his Hancock, MA workshop. Steve utilizes wood reclaimed from old houses and barns, and his fine-quality work is also featured at Hancock Shaker Village
• Berkshire Mountain Pottery – Anne’s functional handmade stoneware, especially bowls and mugs of all sizes, available exclusively at this market
• Brier Road Guitars – Nick brings his exquisite, hand-crafted acoustic guitars, mandolins and ukuleles. He’ll gladly show passersby of all ages the steps involved in transforming a block of lumber into a fine instrument. You can also strum a few tunes!
• Crow Hill Farm – Merry’s ever popular note cards, art kits for kids, tiny gnome dolls and fairies, carved birds, and knitted fingerless gloves
• Heritage Artisans – From nearby Stephentown, NY, a guild of talented artisans specializing in traditional crafts – including weaving, spinning, knitting and fine basketry. This week’s demonstration will focus on spinning – children of all ages (and adults, of course) are welcomed to stop by and give the wheel a whirl!
• Memphremagog Studios – Emily’s original fine jewelry, etched glass stemware, and gift designs
• Nora Phykitt – Using natural fibers, Nora brings hand knitted/crocheted clothing and accessories, including hats, scarves, sweaters, dresses, mitts, and felted bags
• Peterman’s Bowls and Boards – using fine, locally sourced woods (with burls) such as cherry, spalted maple and black walnut, Spencer brings his unique selection of hand-turned bowls, serving trays and boards, salad tossers, wine bottle stoppers, and napkin rings
• Serendipity and Chris’s Kitchen – see above