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N E W S  / n o v e m b e r 19
 
And Just Like That . . . 
. . . there goes the 40th season and the 2016 edition of the Hingham Farmers Market. Beginning on May 7 and continuing for 29 straight weeks, we piled through lettuce, radishes, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, corn, squash, onions, herbs, flowers, plants, art, crafts, specialty foods and so many other wonderful items - including the introduction of wine - from the HFM vendors.
     It was a very good year for the market.
     Attendance was excellent; on Saturday, the numbers will top those of 2015, a record-breaking year. The weather cooperated: little rain, the temperatures were not outrageously hot and even the construction of the parking area did little to deter market-goers.
     The 
Friends of the Hingham Farmers Market also had an excellent year, thanks to the many volunteers who helped out with the tasks that make the market go. For the first time, the HFM was able to implement the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); deliveries to Father Bill's & MainSpring continued and totaled over $3500 worth of fresh vegetables, breads and cheeses on Saturdays during the market season. A ton of thank yous and appreciation to the vendors - and Whole Foods - who made both SNAP and the gleaning project so successful.
     On Saturday, immediately following the close of the market, the annual meeting of the Hingham Farmers Market will take place at the Hingham Public Library (Whiton Room, starting around 2:45 p.m.). If you're interested in learning more about the HFM, please stop by. Everyone is welcome. 
     Although the dates and location have not yet been confirmed, it is hoped that the HFM will sponsor a limited number of winter markets. When there is more information, we'll let you know. Imagine some great HFM stuff during January, February and March!
     In the meantime, everyone involved with the HFM will take a short break and then get back to planning for opening day 2017, Saturday, May 6.



     

 

Vendor News
Rotating vendors this Saturday,
November 19
* Vermont Syrup Company
* Violette Tide Studio
* Just Add Cooking
* Pies by Moira
Vendor news is current at the time hfmarketmatters is delivered to market-goers.

* Seasoned and Spiced is offering a
  Thanksgiving menu with a number of 
  items to spice up a holiday table:
  lots of interesting sides, roasted  
  vegetables, grain salads, assorted
  dips and Thanksgiving stuffing
  (link to full menu below). Items
  are sold by the pound and serve
  four people. All orders must be
  placed by 2 p.m. on Sunday, November
  20. To place an order, call 617-515-0010
  or 401-935-4045 or email your order to 
  seasonedandspiced@gmail.com. Free
  home delivery on Wednesday, November
  23, on orders over $75.
  Click here to view full menu:
  www.facebook.com/datesandolives/
  posts/544664309065557:0
.






 
Opening the Market
     Elizabeth Frary, who runs Copicut Farms, along with her husband, Vinceopened
     last week's market. Copicut Farms is located in Dartmouth, MA, and specializes in
     pastured, sustainably-raised chickens, turkeys, and pigs. Hopefully you ordered

     your Thanksgiving turkey from them (pick up is Sunday) because it's the best tasting
     turkey you will ever eat.
Market Seen
     A scene that's soon to come: winter hats! Pam Harty and her daughter, Helen 
     Sexton (a sophomore at Hingham High School), stopped by Blue Heron Arts to try
     on hand-knitted hats to prepare for the upcoming winter.
Still Available!
     Here we are, into the third week of November and produce vendors are still 
     making us happy with fresh vegetables. The kale (middle row right) is from
     
Second Nature Farm and all else featured is from Oakdale Farm. Note: top row
     showcases "kuri" along with other squash. For those not in the know, kuri is a thick-
     skinned, colored winter squash that has the appearance of a small pumpkin
     without the ridges. It belongs to the hubbard squash group.  
     
    Hingham Farmers Market
     May 6, 2017 - Nov. 18, 2017
     10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

     Hingham Bathing Beach
     96 Otis Street (Route 3A)
     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.
 
Click here for the HFM web site
www.hinghamfarmersmarket.org
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Farmers Market on Facebook

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