At the market – Saturday, September 15th
Want to do something fun on Saturday? Come out to the farmers’ market and enjoy music, fresh vegetables, warm food, cheese, beautiful crafts, and sauerkraut. Not only is this area beautiful, but it provides us with such a bounty of food, which means we can live here! Thanks to our farmers and food preservers, we get to enjoy the bliss of raspberry jam in the winter and the sweet ripeness of melons in the summer. Our music tent will be graced with tunes from Mowgli (9-11) and CIAO! (11-1, more on this group below).
Here are the ALL LOCAL vendors and their products coming to the market this week:
- Grateful Greens – James is offering microgreens: sunflower, pea, radish, basil, arugula, and amaranth! Great for salads or to top pretty much any dish.
- Hay Berry Farm – Hay Berry has just-harvested summer raw honey, lavender buds & arrangements, fresh cut flowers by the stem, beautiful Shiitake mushrooms log-grown outdoors, flower arrangements, dried flowers and some gourds of various sizes (medium & small). No more blueberries this season.
- Hosta Hill – raw, naturally fermented veggies including sauerkrauts, kimchis, tonics and hot sauces.
- M and A Farm – Butternut squash, kale, collard greens, cranberry beans, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, pork, eggs, and goat’s milk soap.
- Mighty Food Farm –Lisa will have lettuce, sweet onions, red onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, lots of sweet peppers, green and lacinato kale, Red Kuri winter squash, Delicata squash, pie pumpkins (Mmm!), baby butternut, red and gold potatoes, carrots, beets, scallions, daikon radish, and baby salad mix. What an assortment!
- Bear Meadow Farm – hard cider, both dry and semi-dry, honeys and honey candies, beeswax bars, bee pollen, cider vinegar
- Mountain Girl Farm – Pickled eggs, pumpkin pecan muffins, apple walnut cake, garlic dill, bread and butter pickles, tons of preserves, goat milk soap, pickled beets, and pickled brussel sprouts. (Note: Mountain Girl Farm accepts SNAP payments)
- Shaker Hill Orchard – Tom is back with these apple varieties: McIntosh, Gala, Golden Supreme, and Honey Crisp. He will also have Bubble Gum Plums!
- Sweet Brook Farm – local maple syrup (in varieties perfect for tasting, cooking…and over pancakes!) maple candies, maple roasted nuts, tasty pickles…and alpaca socks (apparently these socks are amazing).
- Windswept Farm — John will be bringing flowers, corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, blueberries, two varieties of peaches, crisp eating apples and late strawberries!
- Bigfoot Farm – Bigfoot Salad Mix, arugula, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, winter squash, summer squash, carrots, beets, celery, sweet peppers, shishito peppers (what a treat!), husk cherries, kale, herbs, and arranged flowers.
- Blair Farm – The Quimbys bring sweet corn, broccoli, squash, radishes, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, potatoes, flowers, melons, and their town-favorite eggs.
- Peace Valley Farm – Bill and Susie are back with their summer bounty! Lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, cherry and beefsteak tomatoes, onions, potatoes, carrots, swiss chard, kale, parsley and broccoli.
- East Mountain Farm – EMF is busting at the seams with all of their chicken cuts (boneless or bone in breasts, legs and thighs, wings, split or whole chicken) just processed on Tuesday. They’ve also got new Cajun Andouille links to go with their Chorizo. Kim will also have thinly-sliced deli ham, link and bulk sausages (sweet, hot, and breakfast), 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 in the dishes prepared-to-order by Robin’s.
LOCALLY PREPARED FOODS
- R&G Cheese Makers– Sean brings an assortment of hard and soft artisan cheeses, cow, sheep and goat’s milk, made nearby with locally sourced milk including fresh chevres, camemberts, blue, mozzarellas and ripened goat cheeses. Local favorites include soft-ripened shepherd’s wheel, pollenbert, and trufflebert.…taste a free sample or two!
- 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 and biscuits!
- Caroline’s Scottish Bakery – traditional shortbreads with chocolate, cranberries, pecans, as well as Danish pastries filled with marzipan.
- Chris’s Kitchen and Serendipity Quilt Designs – Chris will be bringing brownies, blondies, lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies, whoopie pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, blueberry coffee cake, and muffins. Warm apple crisp and whipped cream – YUM! She will also have a large variety of jams and conserves. Chris’s original batik quilts and table runners are delightful as well!
- Cornucopia Food Truck – Will not be here this week but will be here the following week!
- Cindy’s Cookin’ Greek– Cindy will be out of town again this week, but hopes to see everyone again soon.
- 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!
- Beach Woodworking – Shaker-inspired tables, benches, boxes (including a special knitter’s box), cabinets, coat racks from locally sourced wooden boards – including ash, cherry, pine, hemlock, butternut, and chestnut…some from ancient barns!
- Berkshire Mountain Pottery – Anne sells functional hand-thrown and hand-crafted stoneware made here in Williamstown, including plates, platters, and bowls — espresso and latte cups, and coffee/tea mugs. Her beautiful blue glazes capture a dynamic summer sky.
- Heritage Artisans and Yarnwork will be absent on Saturday but will both return the following Saturday with their beautiful fiber and yarnwork.
- 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 new birthday fairies!
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS and MUSIC
- The League of Women Voters of Williamstown – will return to register people to vote!
- CIAO! – (Community Intergenerational Action Orchestra), directed by James Bergin, will perform from 11-1. This group is made up of elementary, middle, high school, and college students, as well as adults. The group’s repertoire includes standard Baroque, Classical, and Romantic music, old-time favorites, and ethnic music from various countries. In addition, CIAO! invites contemporary composers to write new music especially for the ensemble.