Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market Indoor Autumn Market on Sunday! 

Every year, the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market hosts a special Autumn market event.  Again this year, the Market is being held on the weekend before Thanksgiving: Sunday, November 24th from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School. That’s tomorrow (or today, depending on when you’re reading this!)

2019 Autumn Market Poster

The 9th Annual Shelburne Falls Autumn Farmers Market will feature items from local farms, eateries, artisans, and churches. Items offered for sale will include: fresh produce, local frozen meats, fresh baked items, Egyptian cuisine, jams, jellies, marmalade, pickles, popcorn, wool products, plants, bodywork, maple products, leather work, and local crafts. There’s also a tea cup auction of local products donated by our vendors.

We’ll have live music all afternoon: Pat & Tex LaMountain (11:00 – 12:30) and Tim Van Egmond (12:30 – 2:00).

sffm_27-9-19-drawing.jpgThis will also be a big day for Marky and Shelby: Marky is retiring after many years as our Market Manager, and he’s passing the torch to Shelby, who has become rather famous for his soft hugs.

Vendors at the Autumn Market include:

  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Jolabrer Apiary,
  • Joy Farm Crafts
  • Kastania Olive Oil
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Mossy Roots
  • Sweet Birch Herbals and Full moon Ghee
  • Sweet Morning Farm
  • Taproot Threads
  • The Woman’s Fellowship of The First Congregation Church of Shelburne
  • Wilder Hill Gardens

Come catch up with friends and neighbors, have lunch, tap your toes to good music, and get your holiday fixings! Parking and admission are free.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

*The Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market is able to accept SNAP for all eligible products at the Market. Also, Good Bunch Farm and Sweet Morning Farm are able to process HIP benefits .

Our Last Outdoor Market for the Season!

Friday, October 25th, will be our last outdoor Market for the season, and thank you all for stopping by, chatting, shopping, and supporting the Market this year from Memorial Day through Halloween!

Be sure to come by again this Friday for all the wonderful things offered by our vendors. Here are some of the vendors who’ll be with us:

  • Asma’s Kitchen: Egyptian food, including hummus, felafel, chicken kebabs, lentil soup, and baklava
  • Barberic Farm: lamb, pickles, ham, eggs, wool, crafts
  • Davenport Maple Farm: maple syrup, maple products, hermit bars, and photo cards
  • Freeman Farm: a wide variety of meats
  • Good Bunch Farm: lots of kinds of veggies
  • Joy Farm: hand-crafted beaded jewelry, crafts, & cards
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies: seated bodywork
  • Sweet Morning Farm: meats, veggies, eggs, & herbs

Our musician this week is Bruce Colegrove, a singer/songwriter and accomplished acoustic guitarist, playing thoughtful originals and popular covers. He’ll be with us from 3:00 – 6:00.

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While the 25th is our last outdoor Market, stay tuned for more information about our annual Indoor Autumn Farmers’ Market! It’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving (24 November), and will be indoors at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School. The Autumn Market 2019 page of our website will be updated regularly as more and more vendors sign up to come. It will be a great time to visit with friends, listen to great music, stock up for your Thanksgiving dinner, and get a head start on some holiday shopping!

We look forward to seeing you on Friday,
and thanks again for your support of the Market this season!

Apples & Cider Day at the Market!

Today (Friday, 11 October) is our last “Special Day” of the season, and special, it is!

★ To celebrate Apples & Cider day, we’re offering an apple and a free serving of cider to folks who stop by (while supplies last). 

★ Two familiar faces will be back with us this week. 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. 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.

★ And Trinity Church is having a Blessing of the Animals here on the Green, starting at 4:30. They invite you to bring well-behaved and properly restrained animals from farm & field, hearth & home!

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★ The vendors who will be here this week include: 

  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Joy Farm
  • Kastania Olive Oil
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Sweet Morning Farm

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thanks! & Early October News

Thanks for coming to the Market on Customer Appreciation day last week! As part of the festivities, at the end of the afternoon we held 3 drawings for goodies donated by our vendors. Here are Marky (our Market Manager) and Shelby (our Market Manager in Training) presiding over the drawing table:

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Congratulations to the winners: Rachel, Felice, and Lisa! We sing out a thank you, too, to Lui Collins for sharing her wonderful music that afternoon.

News of Upcoming Events:

★ At our first October Market — Friday, October 4th — The New-England-style fiddle band, The Super PAC Band (Passionate About Community) will be back with us for the first time this year. They play waltzes and foot-tappin’ tunes hailing from Appalachia, Scandinavia, Ireland, and even our own Connecticut River Valley.

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Vendors who’ll be with us on the 4th include:

  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Sweet Morning Farm

★ On October 11th, it’ll be Apples & Cider Day at the Market. Also, Trinity will be joining us for a Blessing of the Animals, starting at 4:30. More details about both will be coming soon!

★ Our last outdoor Market will be October 25th, but the season doesn’t end then! We’ll be holding our annual Indoor Autumn Market again this year — still at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School, and still the Sunday before Thanksgiving (which is November 24th this year). If you’d like to apply to be a vendor at the Indoor Autumn Market, the forms and detailed information are now up on our website: please visit the 2019 Autumn Market page.

It looks like it’ll be a sunny, seasonably-cool autumn day at the Market this Friday, so it may be time to break out your favorite flannel shirt before you stop by to visit! We look forward to seeing you soon!!

 

It’s Customer Appreciation Day at the Market!

We’d like to thank you all for supporting the market! By coming on Fridays to shop, to catch up with friends, to listen to our weekly musicians, and to simply enjoy the beautiful green, you make the Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market possible!

By way of thanks, here are some of the special things that will be happening this afternoon (27 September):

  • Free coffee (while there’s still some in the pot)
  • Free Market magnets
  • Free “Vendor Goodies” drawing: 3 chances to win great items donated by our vendors
  • $1-off the price of frozen yoghurt at Barberic Farm
  • Free samples from some of our vendors

IMG_5317Our musician for this week is Lui Collins. She has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years, earning international acclaim for her music. Her repertoire, accompanied on tenor ukulele and banjo, ranges from original and traditional folk songs and American standards to bossa nova in the original Brazilian Portuguese. She’s made 16 CD’s, performed on others’ projects, and shared the stage with such folk-world notables as Tom Rush, Bonnie Raitt, and Stan Rogers. (see her listing on the music page)

Our vendors this week include:

  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Joy Farm
  • Margaret Olin — Healing Therapies
  • Momma’s Homemade
  • Sweet Morning Farm

The forecast is for a beautiful, sunny, not-too-hot day: a perfect day for the market!

Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Yet Another Sunny Day at the Market!

Today we have two “welcome backs”! MJ & Kastania Olive Oil will be here today, so be sure to stop by for their organic Greek olive oil, olives and other treats! (MJ be back again on 11 October if you can’t make it over.)

And Kevin Jones will be back with us, playing his jazz, swing, and latin standards — all on live guitar with digital accompaniments.

Plus one goodbye: This will be Asa Bates’ last day with us for the season. She’ll have her full assortment of nail-polish flowers (and now, butterflies!), and mandalas. Thank you, Asa for being with us this year!

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Something new today: because it’s turning a little chillier, Asma’s Kitchen will be adding hot lentil soup to their menu of Egyptian fare. Yum!

Our vendors this week include:

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

We all look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Last August Friday

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market last week for Barbecue Day — to visit, chat, catch some free samples hot off the grill, and do your shopping. And thank you to all the vendors who contributed to the basket of goodies! Entering the drawing was free, and congratulations to the winner, Margot Peck! If you missed this drawing, stay tuned: we’ll have several more drawings later in the season.

Some comings and goings. . .  Melinda & Jonathan of Macle Designs will be back with us this week, with their handcrafted sterling and gemstone jewelry. And last Friday was Trevor’s (Hiro’s Greenhouse) last week with us for the season. If you missed him last week, you can still catch him tomorrow at the Ashfield Farmers’ Market. Thank you Trevor!

Marky SnoozingAnd we guess it had to happen sometime. Marky, our Market Manager, has been working really hard these past few years, and he’s starting to slow down a bit. He’ll be with us for the rest of the season, but you’ll notice him sitting next to Shelby, the market manager in training. Stop by and say hi to both, and know that Shelby is great with hugs!

 

Our vendors this week include:

  • Asa Bates’ Flowers & Mandalas
  • Asma’s Kitchen
  • Barberic Farm
  • Davenport Maple Farm
  • Freeman Farm
  • Good Bunch Farm
  • Joy Farm
  • Macle Designs
  • 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.

IMG_2566And from 3:00 – 6:00, Rob Skelton and Kevin Smith will be back with us, playing good time groovy tuba enhanced soundscape with catchy melodies. Visit our music page for more information.

See you soon!