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:

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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!

June 28th at the Market!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Market last Friday for our Summer Solstice Celebration, and to those who entered the drawing for the Market Basket by giving us their email address! Here’s Marky presiding over the goodies in the basket:

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Thanks to all the vendors who donated something for the Market Basket, and congratulations to the winner of the drawing!

Here’s some of what you’ll find at the market tomorrow (Friday, 28 June):

Broccoli, leeks, garlic scapes, beets, root beer, strawberry frozen yogurt, link sausages, breakfast bacon, maple coated nuts, nature photo cards, handmade soaps, lip balms, house plants, native shade plants, . . .

And the vendors who will be with us are:

  • Asa Bates’ Flowers & Mandalas
  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barbaric Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Hiro’s Greenhouse
  • Macle Designs
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Nancy Palmgren’s Native Shade Plants
  • Sweet Morning Farm

While you’re shopping, chatting with folks, and enjoying the sunny day, have a seat & listen to Bruce Colegrove, who’s joining us for the first time. He’s a singer/songwriter and accomplished acoustic guitarist, playing thoughtful originals and popular covers. Welcome, Bruce!

And if you’re feeling hungry, Asma’s Kitchen will have Egyptian cuisine, including chicken shawarma with curry rice, bechamel pasta with beef, chicken shish kabobs, babaganoush, mousaka, baklava, and, new this week: caramel cake.

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See you soon!  

Summer Solstice Celebration!

☀️ ☀️ Happy Summer Solstice!☀️ ☀️ 

While this morning might be rainy, the forecast is for clearing and sunshine by this afternoon when the Market opens. Perfect for celebrating the longest day of the year! Although we won’t be on the Green at the moment of Solstice (11:54 a.m. today), from 2:00 – 6:30 today you will find:

☀️ Claire Dacey, with us from 3:00 – 6:00. Claire is a folk singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, naturalist/ecologist, visual artist, and teacher.

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☀️ Our new, returning vendors:

• Trevor Thurston of Hiro’s Greenhouse, for the indoor jungle enthusiast, offering a variety of houseplants and plant accessories. 

 • Dawn Haskins of Momma’s Homemade: handmade soaps, body scrubs, lip balms, foot soaks, lotion bars.

• Melinda Nutter & Jonathan Pierce of Macle Designs – 100% handcrafted sterling silver and natural gemstone and mineral jewelry. 

• Asma Abdelmeguid of Asma’s Kitchen — selling Egyptian food (vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, and meat dishes), such as hummus, babaganush, mousaka, falafel, and chicken kebabs 

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☀️ Our regular vendors who are with us this week are:

  • Barbaric Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Sweet Morning Farm
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Nancy Palmgren’s Native Shade Plants

Stop by for flowers, houseplants, and veggie starts, radishes, bok choi, lettuce, kale, herbs, greens, local meats, eggs, pickles, jams, popcorn, maple syrup & maple goodies, hermits, homemade rootbeer, and handmade crafts including nature photo cards, fire pokers, handspun yarn, cell phone cases, silver & gemstone jewelry, soaps, and lotions.

☀️ Bring a blanket to spread on the Green & stay for dinner — buying goodies from Asma’s Kitchen, or bringing your own picnic! ☀️ 

And in celebration of ☀️ Summer Solstice☀️ :

  • we’ll be offering free coffee, and
  • there’ll be a free drawing for a Market Basket full of goodies donated by our vendors.

The drawing will be at 6:21 p.m.! To enter, sign up to receive our blog posts via email. To sign up, you can fill out a slip this afternoon at the Market, or sign up on our website’s News/Blog page. On this page, you can sign up in the black sidebar on the left side of the page (or at the bottom, on mobile devices). You’ll see: “Follow Blog Via Email”. Type your email address into the white box that says, “Enter your email address”, then click “Follow”. Next, you’ll receive an email asking you to confirm.

(If you go to the News/Blog page, don’t click on the little white floating “follow” button unless you want to sign up for a separate WordPress account. You don’t need to go through all of that to receive our emails!)

You don’t have to be at the Market to win: we’ll let the winner know by email. But really, do stay: the Market is the place to be on a Friday afternoon!

☀️ We’ll see you soon!☀️

Today at the Market!

There may be a drizzle or two today, but there’ll be plenty of warm, sunny smiles at the Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market!

Here’s who you’ll find at the market today:

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Lui Collins will be with us from 3:00 – 6:00. A folksinger/songwriter, Lui sings songs ranging from original and traditional folk to American standards and Brazilian bossa nova, accompanying herself on tenor ukulele and banjo. Songs for all ages!

Joining us for the first time this week is Dawn Haskins of Momma’s Homemade: handmade soaps, body scrubs, lip balms, foot soaks, lotion bars. Welcome, Dawn!

Our regular vendors who are with us this week are:

  • Barbaric Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Joy Farm
  • Sweet Morning Farm
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies

Stop by for radishes, bok choi, lettuce, kale, herbs, greens, some plant starts, local meats, eggs, pickles, jams, popcorn, maple syrup & maple goodies, hermits, homemade rootbeer, and handmade crafts including nature photo cards, fire pokers, handspun yarn, cell phone cases, watercolor cards, magic wands, and beaded jewelry

Back again with us this week are:

Asma’s Kitchen, featuring Egyptian cuisine such as falafel, hummus, muskaa, shawarma chicken with curry rice, and baklava

Macle Designs, with handcrafted sterling silver and natural gemstone & mineral jewelry

Nancy Palmgren’s Native Shade Plants — all Conway-raised — including bloodroot, Jack-in-the Pulpit, and Solomons Seal

For more information on our vendors, please go to this page on our website.

Also, we’re getting ready for next week’s Summer Solstice Celebration. There’ll be music and other festivities, plus a drawing (at 6:21 on 6/21: how convenient!) to win a Market Basket full of goodies from our vendors! To enter the drawing, just go to our News/Blog page and sign up to receive our blog posts via email. (There are usually at most 1-2 posts per week, and you can unsubscribe at any time.) On the News/Blog page, you can sign up in the black sidebar on the left side of that page (or at the bottom, on mobile devices). You’ll see: “Follow Blog Via Email”. Type your email address into the white box that says, “Enter your email address”, then click “Follow”. Next, you’ll receive an email asking you to confirm.

More details about our Summer Solstice Celebration coming soon!

We look forward to seeing you this afternoon!

Two New Vendors Joining us on June 7th!

Today (June 7th), two new vendors will be joining us at the Market!

Asa Bates, an artist and crafter based in Shelburne Falls, will be selling her hand-made nail polish flowers & foliage. They’re made by dipping wire in glue, then painting them with vibrant nail polish colors.

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Asma’s Kitchen, also based in Shelburne Falls, will be selling Egyptian food (vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, and meat dishes), such as hummus, babaganush, muskaa, falafel, shawerma chicken with curry rice, hawawshy stuffed with beef; plus sweets including rice pudding and baklava.

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Our Second Market, & Another Beautiful Day!

On Friday, May 31st, it was another beautiful day at the Market! With thanks to Serenata Mandolin Trio for setting the tone with their delightful arrangements of music from the early 20th century,

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and with thanks to all the vendors who were with us that day:

Good Bunch Farm, Barberic Farm, Sweet Morning Farm

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Freeman Farm, Davenport Maple Farm, Margaret Olin–Healing Therapies

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Macle Designs, Nancy Palmgren’s Native Plants, Joy Farm

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And an extra-big thank you to everyone who stopped by!