Growing community since 1981…
The Williamstown Farmers Market – located in the heart of the Williamstown Cultural District – provides a lovely setting for community gathering and interaction with local growers, artisans, bakers and chefs. We welcome everyone to browse the offerings from our wide array of ALL LOCAL vendors, to support local agriculture, and to partake of the market’s vibrant and friendly atmosphere. Market goers enjoy our weekly live music while relaxing at our picnic tables (with umbrellas!)
At the market, you’ll find delights for all the senses. See the amazing colors of our flowers, veggies, and berries, pick up a fresh baked scone or a grilled-to-order burger with locally sourced ingredients, check out fresh-from-the sea fish, feel the soft yarns of hand-knit hats and scarves, admire the workmanship of functional pottery and smooth wooden bowls, taste samples of maple syrups, hear our fiddlers and acoustic guitarists, and experience so much more!
Listed here are our regular vendors for the 2022 season, with links to any websites and Facebook pages. To learn more about any visiting vendors and the weekly offerings by our regular vendors, see our NEWS page.
Alison Kolesar Alison is a freelance illustrator who brings original paintings, prints, cards, painted rocks, tea towels and tote bags to the market. Her website has links to her online store and classes.
Artisans of Thornliebank Road (Williamstown) – New in 2021! During the COVID shutdown, neighbors Emily Brannan and Eric Enderle were able to discover their love for woodworking. Starting by making gifts for friends and family, Emily and Eric have honed their skills and are now sharing their talents with the broader community. All hand crafted from locally sourced supplies, their creations include wooden spoons, quilled flowers, spatulas, muddlers, and scoops, sound amplification units, resin-poured and wooden serving platters, bowls, coasters, and unique wooden sculptures.
Baked! Pastries & More ~ New in 2022! Baked! Pastries & More is owned and operated by Jonathon & Elena Morey and located in Pittsfield, MA. Baked! offers a variety of breads, rolls, cookies, and other specialty treats. Their crusty croissants are a real treat!
Berkshire Mountain Pottery, Anne Hogeland ∼ Lawyer by day (now retired), potter by night…Anne returned to the craft many years ago, and since then has honed her skills and developed wonderful new techniques. Ask and she’ll describe her pottery-making processes. Her stoneware mugs, bowls, latte and espresso cups, platters, and other products are both beautiful and functional. They’ll look great on your countertop, but are sturdy enough for daily use.
Bigfoot Farm, Brian Cole ∼ Brian has been a foodie and farmer for quite a while. A few years ago, he started Bigfoot Farm on stunning land at Sweet Brook Farm, and now has a sold-out CSA. Brian brings heirloom, unique, and uncommon varieties of veggies, herbs, and flowers that complement the offerings of our other farmers. Think ginger, artichokes, asparagus, sweet potatoes, novel salad mixes, gourmet green beans, melons, lemongrass, herbs, etc. All sustainably farmed with a low-till methodology.
Big Sky Berlin Farm New in 2021! ∼ Mary Holland and William Smith settled on a small plot of land in South Williamstown, initially not to make use of it as a farm. Through friends and neighbors, they soon came to appreciate the beauty and abundance that the land could provide, and began a flower farm. Now they’re able to provide the Williamstown community with the floral fruits of their land and labor, selling cut flowers as well as potted plants and annual and perennial seedlings.
Blair Farm, John and Don Quimby ∼ Blair Farm has been in the family for generations, enduring throughout the swift development of the region and even troubles caused by severe northeastern weather. The Quimbys thrive today, representative of small farming and local agriculture. The farm provides fresh eggs (which can also be found at Wild Oats), assorted berries, bedding and container plants, and a variety of fresh veggies throughout the season for the entire community.
Bootstrap Compost ~ New in 2022, Bootstrap Compost is a residential and commercial food scrap pickup service operating in Greater Boston, Providence, Worcester, and the Berkshires. They will pick up your compostable and food scraps and leave a clean bucket for the next pick-up. What a great service for those who don’t have the ability to compost!
Chris’s Kitchen, Christine Bradich ∼ Chris gets he award for bringing the most diverse set of skills to the market. Her jams, jellies, and preserves prepared are famous locally and regionally. When at her booth, you can’t miss the beautiful examples of her other impressive skill: baking. From muffins to whoopie pies to Scandinavian almond cookies, she can bake it all. Before becoming an independent baker, Chris worked at many restaurants in the Williamstown area. Now, we’re lucky to have her baking skills on display at every Saturday’s market!
Crow Hill Farm, Merry Anderson ∼ A former elementary school teacher, Merry loves helping children learn and develop. Now, Merry continues to foster learning at Crow Hill Farm, where kids enjoy creative activities and fun times during activities at her legendary Camp Sarsaparilla. Her craft kits, cute dolls, birthday faeries, and lovely cards are inspired by her wonderful experiences with children. Her use of bright colors, variety of shapes and textures are designed to encourage hands-on learning and discovery.
Earth Sky Time – The market is delighted to have Earth Sky Time as our spectacular bread vendor! They bring an incredible assortment of wood-fired breads along with their famous pesto, hoomoos, and VT veggie Goldburgers. Earth Sky Time is helping the market become a one-stop-shop! Pro tip: if you’re interested in snagging a baguette to pair with an R & G Cheese for a Saturday picnic, best to arrive by about 9:30am – because these delicious breads are no longer a secret!
East Mountain Farm, Kim Wells ∼ Raising livestock since 1984, Kim has built a comfortable farm for his animals. The cows, chickens, and pigs at Kim’s farm graze among the tall trees, cool grass, and plentiful space. The farm offers a wide selection of meat products, including steaks and chops, smoked meats, whole chickens, ground beef and pork, bacon, etc.
Heritage Artisans, Isabel Krebs, Carolyn duSablon, and Chris Fish Acker ∼ For decades, these guild members have provided showcases and workshops at schools and museums, and now come to Williamstown to show their traditional craftmanship. 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 have a new demonstration each week at the market. Feel free to ask away, if you have questions!
How Sweet it Is! New to the market in 2022! With 22 years of experience, owner Patricia Boudreauryan How Sweet It Is! believes in always chasing very authentic, delicious flavors. She remains true to this role and to using ingredients in season and as much as possible to use local products from trusted vendors. Her cooking is mixed in with my American heritage and my worldly travelling experiences sought out from my love & curiosity of food & cultures. How Sweet It Is will offer breakfast and lunch options.
Memphremagog Studios, Emily B. Errion ∼ Emily’s studio overlooks the Green Mountains of Vermont, and in this idyllic place she fabricates original, one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces. Creating both decorative and functional pieces, Emily reveals her skilled technique in her delicate jewelry, finely etched stemware, and specialty gifts. Not surprisingly, her designs are award-winning and privately collected both nationally and internationally.
Musante Farm Honey ~ The Musante Farm business model is based on a sustainable virtuous cycle which both protects and saves honeybees, the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. By removing and rescuing problematic bee colonies from residential and commercial structures throughout New England and Eastern New York and re-homing these rescued bees on our Berkshire County Organic farm they join our other bees in producing top quality local honey. We then propagate from the best of these locally adapted bees and offer subsequent generations of locally acclimatized bees to the New England beekeeping community. Jarred honey, honey infusions and organic eggs.
Peace Valley Farm, Bill & Susie Stinson ∼ Since Peace Valley’s start in 1977, Bill & Susie have increased production through innovative farming methods. They strive for sustainability, farming without the use of pesticides or herbicides and using compost to replenish the soil. Despite their small acreage, they provide a bounty of vegetables like squash, kale, chard, and tomatoes for our local community, including several fine dining restaurants around Williamstown. Peace Valley is regionally famous for delicate haricot vert beans, sugar snap peas, and cherry tomatoes!
Peterman’s Bowls and Boards, Spencer Peterman ∼ Spencer actually began as a basket weaver; while doing shows he became interested in turning bowls. Eventually he learned the craft and even designed his own lathe to produce a more natural and rugged bowl. Spencer uses wood from locally fallen trees in western Massachusetts, turning discarded logs into useful and beautiful items. His products can also be found at Calvin Klein, Dean & Deluca, Loaves and Fishes, and more.
R&G Cheese Makers, Sean O’Connor ∼ R&G products are made in nearby Troy, NY by cheese maker Sean O’Connor, and are named for his boys Ryan and Gavin. Sean is a native of Troy and is proud to be a business owner there as well. He offers a full line of hand-crafted artisan cheeses, including chevres (garlic/herb, honey, and maple/chipotle, among others), ripened goat camemberts – including popular blackbert and trufflebert, selected mozzarellas (such as his festive pinwheels with colorful basil and sun dried tomatoes) and hard cheeses made from both cow and goat’s milk. Sean has been a cheesemaker for more than 10 years and has owned his own creamery for many years. The milk used is sourced from local farmers primarily in Saratoga County.
Red Shirt Farm ~ New vendor in 2022! Jim Schultz farms uses regenerative, no-till practices which take carbon out of the atmosphere and put it back in the soil where it belongs. Red Shirt Farm in Lanesboro raises fresh, nutrient-dense vegetables and pasture-raised heritage pork, poultry and eggs. IN addition vending at local farmers markets Red Shirt Farm is also a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – farm
Svenfish ~A new vendor in 2022, Svenfish is a Concord MA business dedicated to bringing our customers freshly caught fish straight from the ocean. Svenfish believes in supporting small local businesses through cooperative partnerships that allows us to share our products throughout the community.
Sweet Brook Farm, Sarah and Darryl Lipinski ∼ Sarah and Darryl are the 5th generation of maple sugar farmers to occupy the land at Sweet Brook farm in Williamstown. They also own a small herd of grass-fed Angus cows which produce elicious, sustainable, pasture-raised beef in their Sweet Brook Beef operation. Their mapleis gemstone passionate jewelry designer harboring a deep love for the natural world, encounters with wildlife, and everyday quiet moments. All pieces are handmade in her studio in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. With Peach Tree jewelry you can carry a piece of the earth with you, every day!
Two Bear Bakery ~ Caleb Wolfson-Seeley is returning to the Williamstown Farmers Market in 2022. Caleb is inspired by the local bounty and will be bringing his breads, pastries and desserts featuring seasonal ingredients to the market once each month. Caleb is the baker at Caretaker Farm.
Uzume’s Pots ~ New vendor in 2022! Yvon Kennon’s work in stoneware and porcelain is mainly functional, although she has been known to stray into purely decorative pieces. Yvon loves that creating pottery involves all the elements: earth which gets formed with the help of a bit of water, air to dry and fire to harden.
Yarnwork, Nora Phykitt ∼ No one knows knitting like Nora, our resident knit and crochet expert. She uses natural fibers to hand make a wide variety of clothes and accessories, including hats, scarves, gloves, and bags. Her designs are classic, contemporary, and sometimes quite cute (the kids’ items). They also often have whimsical elements, like vintage buttons. Her children’s toy designs – stuffed crocheted land and sea animals – make perfect gifts for the little ones, but people of all ages will be able to find something to their liking at her booth.