Last week's Ribbon Cutting was so successful! We thank Mayor Kamal Johnson, Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Chamber of Commerce President Bill Gerlach, and Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Carol Patterson for making the event memorable. We are beyond proud of our 24 years of serving this community!
[Market is every Saturday, rain or shine. Hours are back to 9am to 1pm. Masks and distancing are required, as of now.]
This weekend is that last for garlic scallions! You will be able to find them at Scarecrow Farm-- and not to worry, in a couple weeks we're expecting scapes and then shortly after earlygarlic! Picture is up in the header!
These are the early days for asparagus! We have a number of vendors already bringing these potent stalks to market each week and we have a number who are just waiting for it to get to the right size! We came across this great article about 17 ways to prepare it. You can grab definitely bunches at Blue Star Farm, Samascotts, and MartinFarms this week. RedOak Farm and Bonhomie Farm to come.
You can grab baked goods-- like these gorgeous baguettes-- from Berkshire Mountain Bakery this Saturday. Along with their delicious sourdough, they have croissants, muffins, pizzacrust, ciabatta, cookies, and of many different varieties. Here's a fabulous video of founder and baker Richard Bourdon preparing a delicious sandwich with their cheddarciabatta.
You can grab plants over at The Farm at Miller's Crossing. They have all the transplant you need to create a lush and vibrant summer garden: herbs, lettuces, onions, kale, chard, beans, peas, flowers, and more. Here's a great video for planting in small spaces and here's a great one for mistakes to avoid when doing raised bed-- thought these would be particularly handy for your weekend projects!
Along with various cuts of lamb, wool, and skins, there will be chickeneggs and duckeggs available at Northern Star Farm. If you haven't baked with duck eggs before, then we have the recipe for you. Because of the high fatty acids and proteins, duck eggs whip up to create lighter, fluffier, and richer cakes. This sponge cake recipe will really highlight how baking with duck eggs is a special thing.
Wayward Lane Brewing will be back at market this weekend! They are an every-other-week vendor, switching their time with Highland Farm. We heard amazing feedback last week about their brews! They have 3 styles of beer available and they are able to answer any and all of the questions you might have about the process!
This week we are welcoming OM Champagne Tea, Wild Wild Roots, and Elements of Beauty to the market as our guest vendors. OM will have their unique botanical kombucha. Wild Wild Roots will have gorgeous and creative soaps made from herbs, flowers, essential oils, and high-vibe love.
Elements of Beauty will have handcraftedjewelry created with inspiration taken directly from nature-- vibrant stones, hammered metals, earrings, necklaces, rings, and more. All made with love and faith! We can't wait to see the collection the EoB brings to market this weekend.
Ryder Cooley, faerie queen from Dustbowl Faeries,will be performing with a singing saw and accordion in the upper lot as Secrets of French Girls. Ryder is as close to a local legend as you can get-- her performances are electric and eccentric. Happy to welcome her back!
Here is a PDF of the federal, state, and city guidelines that we are following for COVID. Since we have so many of the same readers each week, we are going to forgo the usual POLICY and PROTOCOL sections to give you more content. Feel free to download it and review. We are asking customers to continue masking and distancing.
Here is a counter clockwise list of our vendors in each lot:
UPPER LOT Samascott Orchards: fruit, vegetables, cider, doughnuts Northern Star Farm: lamb, eggs, sheep skins Ardith Mae Farm: variety of soft and hard goat cheese Martin Farm: meat (pork, beef, chicken), eggs, vegetables, jams Blue Star Farm: vegetables, herbs, tomato sauce