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This week at the HFM
Along with all the vegetables, fruits and berries we have come to expect during the summer months, it's also a great time for FRESH flowers. So it is with great pleasure that we welcome back TomCat Farm DayliliesTomCat, run by Tom Grondski and Cathy Jackie ("TomCat"), is located in beautiful Mattapoisett. For more information on their plants, check them out at or better yet, visit them on Saturday.
     Since we can never have enough flowers, next week welcome new vendor Cross Street Flower Farm; they will be selling beautiful flowers from their gardens in Norwell.
     To see the flowers available during the spring, summer and fall, go to their site: and when you see them on July 9, ask them about their "flower shares."

Love a Parade?
Of course, everyone loves a parade!
     Show your support for the HFM and help the 
Friends of the Hingham Farmers Market: participate in the Hingham July 4th parade! The Friends will join with All Paws 4H Dog and Cat Club to walk the parade route. Banners will be carried and there will be a support truck decorated to reflect the theme of this year's parade - "Liberty and Justice for All." 
     Visit the Friends table at the HFM on Saturday, or for more details, email Help and participation from parade lovers of all ages is most appreciated.
Vendor News
This Week at the HFM
Rotating vendors this Saturday, July 2
* Dottie O's - baked goods  
* TomCat Farm Daylilies 
* Signal Rock Farm - lamb  
* The Sandpiper  - jewelery  
* Sugarbeet Accessories  - accessories,
* Crow Point Soaps
* Westport Rivers Vineyard

* Welcome new musician Ann Cavanaugh
  to the HFM
* CS&E: the Master Gardeners for their
  monthly visit to the HFM

Next Week at the HFM
July 9
* Spritzal Cookies  
* TomCat Daylily Farm 
* Karleen's Quilts
* TomCat Farm Daylilies
* Cross Street Flower Farm 
- new! 
* On the Edge
 knife sharpening
* Musician Dan Coyle 
Vendor news is current at the time hfmarketmatters is delivered
to market-goers.

Master Gardeners this Saturday
Bring Your dirt!
Saturday is the perfect time to pay a visit to the Master Gardeners and ask them for hints on how to deal with a garden and a drought. Or, why are there holes in the hosta leaves?!
     And you're probably wondering about "bring your dirt." This week the Master Gardeners will test your soil. It's easy: bring a small sample of DRY soil - 1 to 2 tablespoons with no debris, i.e. twigs, leaves, roots - dug from about an inch below the surface of the ground. Bring the soil to the Master Gardeners booth and they will do the rest.
Opening the Market
     Renita Mendonca, owner of Seasoned and Spiced, rang the bell to signal
     the opening of the June 25 market. Having worked as a chef all over the world,
     Renita says Seasoned and Spiced was born as an inspiration to provide
     prepared meals for working families. Seasoned and Spiced products are made
     from local, seasonal, finest-quality ingredients that are healthy and tasty.
     "Our mission," says Renita, "is to keep it authentic, healthy and delicious as well as
     introducing authentically made and preservative-free products reflecting 
     Indian and Southeast Asian cuisines. We are constantly inspired by farmers
     and try our best to incorporate local ingredients in our food."
Market Seen
     How cool is this? Top left and clockwise: city dwellers Jordan Aquino and Emily
of South Boston - with their handsome corgi Charlie - spotted the HFM on  
     their way to World's End and stopped in on their way back to the city;
     Charlie, as well behaved as he is, waited outside of the market proper, per
     Hingham Board of Health regulations; 
Tom and Melissa Baker, market regulars from
     Cohasset, with 
Tanner (1), Tyler (5) and Brody (3); happy shopper Carol
loves everything about the HFM; Kirstin and Justin Medaglia of Norwell
Rhys (two weeks), Mary (2-1/2) and John (15 months) - nice to see the young
     family getting into the farmers' market habit early on; 2016 Hingham High School
Maria Cerio and Colleen Holden enjoy the market - Maria will attend
     George Washington University and Colleen will enroll at Northeastern. (Full
     disclosure: the editor of
hfmarketmatters is owned by a corgi.)  
Featuring . . .
    Top left and clockwise: Tricia Peters of Rockland and Judith Clay of Weymouth check
     out some lovely designs from 
Gail Nathanson's Daylily StudioCody Callahan
     of Oakdale Farm completes a transaction; Sharon Kolikof represented her
Herbert Eisner, proprietor of Woodturner, new to the HFM this year -
     he features wood-turned kitchen utensils and bowls for eating, decoration or
Katie Martin of Just Add Cooking has a chat with her brother Mike; check
     them out at
Hingham Farmers Market
May 7, 2016 – Nov 19, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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