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, 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 2021 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.
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.
Busy Bee Honey, Paul Dugal ∼ An experienced bee-keeper, Paul lovingly tends his hives in nearby Florida, MA (really, no jest!) and the surrounding area to bring artisan honey in a variety of sizes. He sells only one product: honey! But he does a brisk business with devotees returning year after year. Try it, you’ll love it!
Chris’s Kitchen, Christine Bradich ∼ Chris gets the 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.
Dancing Bare Soap, Maud Geng ∼ To say that Dancing Bare Soap delivers a high quality, ethically sourced product is an understatement. Using organic, vegan, and fair trade materials, Maud’s soaps are made using the cold process method and cured for six to ten weeks. Likening it to crafting artisan cheese and vintage wine, this process gives the soap a luxurious lather and makes it both firm and long lasting. Featured in Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut, Dancing Bare Soap brings to the market a real treat for the skin.
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.
Fringe Farm New in 2021! Chris Tsimbidis ∼ Chris has worked tirelessly to revive Fringe Farm from an out-of-use farm property in Eagle Bridge NY with the philosophy that everyone should have access to locally produced, sustainable, and delicious food. Chris runs the farm with a closed-loop philosophy, employing the use of rotationally pastured chickens to replenish nutrients in the soil. In addition to the farmers market, Chris sells his vegetables through a CSA which is delivered weekly to pickup locations as far afield as New York City. His flowers are gorgeous too!
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!
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.
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.
Shaker Hill Orchard, Tom Pizzuto ∼ If you’re in the mood for a sweet, juicy, crisp apple – or perhaps a tart apple to make a perfect fall crisp – look no further! Tom is an experienced and passionate fruit grower in his nearby Hancock, MA orchard. In high season, the variety of apples is dizzying. Earlier harvests include blueberries and stone fruits including peaches and plums.
Sweet Brook Farm, Sarah and Darryl Lipinsky ∼ 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 delicious, sustainable, pasture-raised beef in their Sweet Brook Beef operation. Their maple syrups (with various flavor/color profiles to match an array of uses and preferences) and maple cream are both enjoyed regionally and shipped far afield! Come try the maple cream for yourself, or get a burger made to order at the market!
Talus Wood Farm, Dylan and WindRose Keating ∼ Located in nearby Lanesborough MA, Talus Wood Farm grows all of their vegetables using sustainable farming practices. Their booth delights market goers with bountiful berries, fresh-picked produce (often including delicacies such as baby zucchini squash), potatoes cultivated with Dylan’s expertise as a Irishman, glorious flowers, herbs and more!
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.