It’s Barbecue Day!

The 4th Friday of the month? It must be another Special Day at the Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market! Friday, August 23rd is Barbecue Day (or barbecue, or BBQ, or bar-b-q, or . . . ). However you spell it, it means that something good’s cooking! If the weather cooperates, we’ll have a grill going with some free samples from our vendors. And Marky will be busy presiding over the afternoon.

Marky 2019

While you’re here, munch on some raw carrots, tomatoes, peppers, peas and cukes — along with the prepared foods always at the market: Egyptian fare from Asma’s Kitchen (including babaganoush, chicken shish kabobs, felafel sandwiches, and baklava), root beer & frozen yoghurt from Barberic Farm, and hermit bars & maple goodies from Davenport Maple Farm. If you’re wanting to grill some meat this weekend, you can stock up on burgers, chops, and sausage. And new for the second week in a row at Sweet Morning Farm: hotdogs! (In other Sweet Morning news, now they can accept “Market Dollars” — both WIC and Senior Dollars!)

Our vendors this week include:

  • Asa Bates’ Flowers & Mandalas
  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Hiro’s Greenhouse
  • Joy Farm
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Photos by Jackie
  • Sweet Morning Farm

This will be Photos by Jackie‘s last Friday with us for the season, so be sure to stop by and see Jackie’s artwork!PhotosByJackieFor more information on our vendors, please see check out this page on our website.

And from 3:00 – 6:00, Claire Dacey will be back with us. Claire _performingClaire is a folk singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, naturalist/ecologist, visual artist, and teacher. Visit our music page for more information.

We’ll also have a drawing: come and enter to win a collection of barbecue goodies from our vendors! It’s free to enter, and you don’t have to be here at 6:15 to win. But then again, once you’re at the Market, you may not want to leave: it’s the place to be on a Friday afternoon!

See you soon!

Today (Friday the 9th) at the Market!

It looks like the weather today will be sunny, not too humid, and not too hot either — making it a perfect afternoon for being at the Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market!

Today you’ll see two familiar faces, back with us for the first time this season.

Mary Jean Fitzpatrick of Kastania Olive Oil will be here, selling Extra Virgin Olive Oil from her husband’s familial village in Greece, Mediterranean sea salt, Kalamata olives, dried oregano, and soap. And this week’s musical guest is Violet Walker. From 3:00 – 6:00 she will bring us some cutting edge music with a  variety of tunes on her musical saw, as she brings back the lost folk tradition of making music with a carpenter’s saw and cello bow.

Our vendors this week include:

  • Asa Bates’ Flowers & Mandalas
  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Hiro’s Greenhouse
  • Joy Farm
  • Kastania Olive Oil
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Sweet Morning Farm

For more information on our vendors, please see check out this page on our website.

Looking forward to seeing you this afternoon!

First August Market!

August already? How did that happen so fast! It looks like we’ll be welcoming August in with a beautiful summery day at the Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market.

The vendors who will be back with us on Friday, 02 August include:

  • Asa Bates’ Flowers & Mandalas
  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Hiro’s Greenhouse
  • Joy Farm
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Sweet Morning Farm

For more information on our vendors, please see check out this page on our website.

Did you see Marky, our purple market manager on page A7 of the August 1st Recorder? If you missed it, here’s Marky with the scoop on this week’s Market:

SFFM Recorder Aug2 2019

And if you’ve missed any news/blog posts, they’re here.

See you soon!

It’s Children’s Day!

Friday July 26th will be “Children’s Day” at the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market, from 2:00 – 6:30! Come for an interesting and fun-filled afternoon! Here are some of the special activities and visiting artists.

IMG_20190318_083606_507“Mr. Dave” (3:30 – 6:00) is a local kids’ performer and family-friendly entertainer who uses traditional and original children’s music to encourage movement, interaction and play for kids and their families. Always ready to toss in a family-friendly song or two that ranges from the 1930’s to today, too! Mr. Dave always has extra instruments for kids and adults alike, and is constantly ready for an impromptu ukulele lesson or jam session!

• Trevor at Hiro’s Greenhouse will be providing Jade Tree cuttings, small pots, and soil for kids to learn how to root their own houseplant! Limited cuttings, so hurry to Hiro’s early in the Market!

• Along with her usual beautiful watercolor cards, magic wands and beadwork jewelry, Sarah at Joy Farm will have lots of new kids bracelets and several matching kids & grownups bracelets!  

eRibbonStickPicsFrom GRFThe Art Garden (3:15 — 6:00) will provide the materials and guidance for participants of all ages to make ribbon sticks to wave or parade around with. Ribbons are re-purposed and up-cycled from donated and salvaged fabrics at The Art Garden by community volunteers. This Art Garden activity is free to Farmers’ Market guests. Donations to support The Art Garden’s community programs are welcome.

IMG_6591• Stop by Asma’s Kitchen for a late lunch, a snack, or dinner. Her menu for the day includes: gluten free and vegan dishes (hummus, babaganush, musk, falafel), meat dishes (chicken shawarma, chicken shish kabob, beef kofta), and sweets (rice pudding, baklava) New today is katayf, a light, sweet dumpling stuffed with coconut, raisins, and syrup — pictured here. 

For more special treats, try Althea’s lemonade (Freeman Farm), Maple-sugar coated nuts and hermit bars (Davenport Maple Farm) plus root beer and frozen yoghurt (Barberic Farm).

• And all afternoon (2:00 – 6:30), there’s a fun scavenger hunt: a great way to meet the vendors and explore the Market!

Children of all ages are welcome, but should be accompanied by an adult.

July 19th at the Market!

Well, there aren’t any showers forecast for this Friday, but the temperatures may be hovering close to 90. On the Green, though, with the river flowing behind us and the trees’ generous shade, it tends to be a little cooler than it is in town. So come on over, but make sure to stay hydrated: Althea’s lemonade (made with real lemons!) can help, along with Barberic Farm’s root beer. . . and their frozen yoghurt is a perfect treat for a hot day, too!

Have you been noticing Marky, our purple Market Manager in the Recorder every Thursday? This week, he grew poetic, and here’s the ad in case you missed it:

SFFM 19July19 RecorderAd

With us for the first time this week is Kate Winans of KDW Designs. Kate is a local Interior Arranger, focused on affordable farmhouse decor—including vintage, antique, and whimsical. Her finds are restored and repurposed when necessary, and there’s always something to invoke the warmth of living a simple country life. Welcome, Kate!

Also, these vendors will be back with us this week:

  • Asa Bates’ Flowers & Mandalas
  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Hiro’s Greenhouse
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Sweet Morning Farm

For more information on our vendors, please see check out this page on our website.

And if you’ve missed any newsblog posts, they’re here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Friday the 12th at the Market

At the moment, the weather forecast for this Friday says there’s a 50% chance of showers. Will it or won’t it rain? You don’t have to guess about the Market, though: you can depend on us being on the Green rain or shine! 

If you missed coming by last week to pick up barbecue fixings, don’t fret: we’ll have a similar array of goodies this week, too:

Appetizers:  snap peas, radishes, carrots, maple nuts, bacon, felafel… 

Veggies: beets, broccoli, kale, greens, garlic scapes… 

Entrée: beef & lamb steaks; pork, beef & lamb chops; chicken, beef, lamb, & pork roasts & ground; fresh eggs.. 

Dessert: maple candy & syrup, frozen yogurt, hermits, baklava 

And it could be another perfect day to grab a blanket and enjoy a picnic dinner on the Green, with some of this week’s prepared foods:

• Asma’s Kitchen will have chicken shawarma, beef kofta with rice and quinoa, chicken shish kabobs, hummus, babaganoush, moussaka, felafel, and baklava for desert! 

Barberic Farm will have root beer and strawberry frozen yoghurt

Davenport Maple Farm has those famous hermit bars, and maple-coated nuts, along with maple candy

Freeman Farm will have lemonade and iced tea

Good Bunch Farm and Sweet Morning Farm will have more baby greens, lettuce and other salad fixings, so just bring along a bowl, some utensils, and your favorite dressing!

This week, there’ll be 2 music sets!

violin instr 3• First, from 2:30 – 3:30, the children in the summer Musica Franklin program will be drumming, singing, and playing violins. Musica Franklin offers a free intensive music program where students learn social and academic skills while experiencing the joy of making music together. 

IMG_20190318_083606_507• Next, from 3:30-6:00, we’ll be joined by Mr. Dave. He’s is a local kids’ performer and family friendly entertainer who uses traditional and original children’s music to encourage movement, interaction and play for kids and their families. Mr. Dave always brings along extra instruments for kids and adults alike.

For more information on this week’s musicians, check out the music page of our website.

The vendors who will be with us this week include:

  • Asa Bates’ Flowers & Mandalas
  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Hiro’s Greenhouse
  • Joy Farm
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Sweet Morning Farm

For more information on our vendors, please see check out this page on our website.

And if you’ve missed any newsblog posts, they’re here.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Happy July 4th Weekend!

Come on over this Friday, and you’ll find everything you need for your weekend picnic or barbecue.  Yummy!

  • Appetizers: maple nuts, snap peas, radishes, bacon, falafel… 
  • Veggies: beets, broccoli, kale, greens, garlic scapes… 
  • Entrée: beef & lamb steaks; pork, beef & lamb chops; chicken, beef, lamb, & pork roasts & ground; fresh eggs.. 
  • Dessert: maple candy & syrup, frozen yogurt, hermits, rice pudding with hazelnuts…

Or bring along a blanket and have a Friday night picnic dinner right on the Green! Maybe bring a little something from home, but there’ll be plenty of prepared foods at the Market this week:

  • Asma’s Kitchen will have falafel, chicken shawarma, beef kofta, hummus, babaganoush, moussaka, and rice pudding with hazelnuts. 
  • Barberic farm will have root beer and frozen yoghurt.
  • Davenport Maple Farm will have maple-coated nuts, and maple candy, along with those famous hermit bars.
  • Freeman Farm will have lemonade and iced tea.
  • Good Bunch Farm and Sweet Morning Farm will have spring greens and other salad fixings, so just bring along a bowl, some utensils, and your favorite dressing!

Kingfisher will be performing with us for the first time. Kingfisher is a local duo, Swansea Benham Bleicher on fiddle and vocals, and Jonathan Leonard on guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, button accordion, harmonium and vocals.  They cover traditional tunes from North America and Europe, as well as popular folk songs for all ages.

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Vendors who will be with us on July 5th include:

  • Asa Bates’ Flowers & Mandalas
  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barbaric Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Hiro’s Greenhouse
  • Joy Farm
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Photos by Jackie
  • Sweet Morning Farm

For more information on our vendors, please see check out this page on our website.

See you soon!