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N E W S  /  m a y 14
 
. . . didn't dampen . . .
the opening of the 40th season of the Hingham Farmers Market. Attendance was good and the community vibe we - and others - love so much was visible and palpable throughout the day. Vendors were happy to see other vendors and particularly pleased to see market-goer friends. We look forward to many more happy Saturdays. 
Photo above: the
 Bettinellis from Holbrook - weekly visitors to the HFM for a long time: (l-r) Benedict (6), mom MelanieSophia (8), Lucy (3), Isabella (10), Anthony (5) and dad Dom.

Community Service & Education
The Hingham Farmers Market is pleased to be able to offer free space to non-profit community groups from Hingham and the Greater Boston area, thanks to generous support from the Hingham Institution for Savings. This week Taste of Hingham representatives will be selling tickets for the May 21 event; joining them will be members of Master Gardeners to answer all your early gardening questions.
     Upcoming groups, among others, during the course of the 2016 season include the 
Hingham High School Green CommitteeSouth Shore Arts CenterFather Bill's; Hingham High School Class of 2017; and Gateway Arts. In addition, talented young musicians will be appearing each week to play during musical breaks of the weekly HFM musicians.
     Welcome the groups heartily!

SNAP Comes to the HFM
This year the Hingham Farmers Market will participate in the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Administered by the Friends of the Hingham Farmers Market, patrons qualified for SNAP benefits may get them by stopping by the Friends’ tent (opposite the main entrance). We are pleased to join many other farmers markets across the state and country offering SNAP. Go to http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap for more information.
Vendor News
This Week at the HFM
Rotating vendors this Saturday, May 14
* Sea Glass Art - glass art
* Piper's Headbands - hair accessories
* Blendah Babes 
- smoothies - new!  
* Eve's Garden - seedlings
* Alex's Ugly Sauce - hot sauce
* Bradford Farmhouse Toffee - toffee
* Boston Bonbon - French macarons
* Spritzel Cookies - cookies - new!  
* CS&E -  A Taste of Hingham and
  Master Gardeners
* Dan Coyle is the featured musician this
  Saturday


Next Week at the HFM
May 21
* Yellow Dog Photography - photographs
* West Elm Farm - wool
* Violette Tide Studios 
- prints - new!  
* CP's Baking Co. - desserts - new!  
* Eve's Garden - seedlings
* Bradford Farmhouse Toffee - toffee
* Doves & Figs - jams
* Lara's Cuisine - pesto
* Vermont Syrup Co. - syrup
* Boston Bonbon - French macarons
* Fred Meltzer - musician
Vendor news is current at the time hfmarketmatters is delivered
to market-goers.


A Note on Parking
Anyone who has driven past "our" parking lot has certainly noticed a lot of activity. The town is constructing a seawall to address the issue of storm-related erosion, in addition to adding a pedestrian walkway along the sandline which, when completed, will extend the length of Hingham Harbor. The impact on the HFM now is a reduction in available parking spaces.
     Bear with us: much of the seawall's heavy construction has been completed and in the long term - perhaps as early as this season - the amount of available parking should expand significantly.

 
V e n d o r s 2016
Favorites Return and a Few New Ones, Too
It's nice to report that the Hingham Farmers Market is full!
Many of the favorite vendors of the past are back; some vendors will be for
a partial season and/or on a rotating basis (check
hfmarketmatters each week for your favorites) and a number of new ones (indicated by *) have been added to keep the Market fresh. 

Farms
Copicut Farm (poultry/eggs)
Foster Farm (blueberries)
Freitas Farms (produce/fruit)

Mary Bukujian (produce/fruit)
Oakdale Farm (produce)
River Rock Farm (beef)
Second Nature Farm (produce)
Signal Rock Farm (lamb)
WCM Designs (produce/flowers)

Nurseries/Gardeners
Cross Street Flower Farm (cut flowers)*
Jeanette MacKenzie (plants/flowers)

Luand Farm (flowers)
Ralph Young (flowers/fruit)
Riverside Gardens (plants/herbs)
Sky Meadow Orchards (fruit)
TomCat Daylily Farm (plants)

Seafood
C&C Seafood
Jordan Brothers

Food Products
Alex's Ugly Sauce
Baking with Joy (baked goods)

Blendah Babes (smoothies)*
Boston Bonbon (French macarons)
Bradford Farmhouse Toffee (toffee)
CP's Baking Co. (desserts)*
Del's Lemonade (lemonade)
Dottie O's (bakery)*
Doves & Figs and (jams, chutneys, mustards)
Fishwives Specialty Foods (chowder)
Foxboro Cheese (cheese)
Hola Restaurant (flatbreads)
Just Add Cooking (meal service)*
Lara's Cuisine (pesto)*
little g (ice cream)*
Lyndigo Spice (chutney)*
Narragansett Creamery (cheese)
Nella Pasta (fresh pasta)
Pain D'Avignon (bakery)
Pies by Moira (bakery)*
Queen Bee Honey (honey/honey products)
Seasoned and Spiced (Indian/vegan)
Sommers Bounty (jams/jellies)
Spritzel Cookies (bakery)*
To Dine For (Mediterranean food)
Uncommon Grounds (coffees)*
Vermont Syrup Co. (syrup)


Farms Non-Food/Non-Plant Products
B's Wax (candles)
Back to Basics (handmade artisan soaps)

BirchBarn Designs (woodwork)
Blue Heron Arts (pottery/jewelry)
Cove Lane Pottery (pottery)*
Crow Point Soaps (soaps)
Daylily Designs Studio (jewelry)
Flapdoodle Bags (handbags, etc.)
Gail Marie Nauen (artwork)
Herbert Elsner (woodwork)*
Karleen Karas (quilts)
Lady J Jewelry (jewelry, etc.)
Leigha Ashlee Designs (handbags)
On the Edge (knife sharpening)
Piper's Headbands (hair accessories)
Sea Glass Arts (seaglass jewelry)
Stayman Designs (cards)*
Sugarbeet Accessories (ornaments/accessories)*
The Sandpiper (jewelry)
Violette Tide Studios (prints)*
West Elm Farm (wool)
Yellow Dog Photography
* New Vendor   
Old Friends . . .
. . . and some new ones, too, for the 2016 Hingham Farmers Market. Top left and clockwise: Copicut Farms' Emily Pelletier and owner Elizabeth Frary with customers Jennifer and Jonathon McDonough of Rockland and children Alannah (in pouch) and Liam; new vendor Diana Currier of Duxbury, proprietor of Uncommon Grounds; Melissa Hux of Foxboro Cheese; Graham Correia of Freitas Farm with daughter Isabella (12) and long-time friend Ted Joyce; new vendor and owner Celeste Crostin-Tte of Lyndigo Spice with her friend Vanessa Joyneof Readville.
Friends Friends
Bev Vernon, Evelyn Keene, Marge Schiller and Linda Luke are all Friends of the Hingham Farmers Market. Along with a robust group of others, they do a lot of fun and helpful things: help market-goers and vendors, participate in the Gleaning Project with Father Bill's, run special events at the HFM, administer SNAP benefits and a whole lot more. Everyone is welcome to be a Friend! If interested, email info@hinghamfarmersmarket.org or stop by the Friends table (opposite the main entrance) for more information. You'll be glad you did. P.S. Love the HFM logo like we do? Stop by the Friends table and pick up one - for a small donation of any amount - to put on auto window or other space. It's a great way to show support!
Moving the Rain
The Hingham Farmers Market is a "rain or shine" market and rarely closes because of weather. In the unlikely event the market closes early or for the day, check hfmarketmatters and Facebook. Above, Saturday, May 7, 7:30 a.m., moving water before the market opening.
 
 
Hingham Farmers Market
May 7, 2016 – Nov 19, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hingham Bathing Beach - 96 Otis St. (Route 3A), Hingham
The Hingham Farmers Market is a
“rain or shine” market. In the event
of hazardous weather, the market
manager may announce a delay in opening or cancellation via email/
hfmarketmatters and Facebook.
hfmarketmatters
An update of information that matters
to HFM market goers – sent weekly on Thursday, May to November, occasionally during the off season – from the Hingham Farmers Market, now in its 40th year.
hfmarketmatters is a project of the Friends of the Hingham Farmers Market. To be a Friend, contact

info@hinghamfarmersmarket.org.
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www.hinghamfarmersmarket.org
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