It’s Veggie Day!

Join us on Friday August 25th for Veggie Day!

It looks like it’ll be a warm sunny day at the Market. Along with our wonderful regular vendors and some veggie surprises, there are 2 special events:

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• Face Painting with Shannon Bassett and Patricia Archambault (from the Heath Fair!)

It’s something great for the kids! Face painting done in a variety of characters and designs. Painted with non- toxic and hypoallergenic paints, these designs are sure to excite your little ones!

 

 

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• Music by Parlicium

Parlicium is an indie rock band made up of three homeschoolers from all around the pioneer valley, featuring Lanie Moore on piano, bass, and vocals, Kim Chin-Gibbons on lead guitar, drums, and vocals, and Tobias LaMontagne on acoustic guitar, drums, and lead vocals. With soft, sweet melodies, and versatile instrumentation, their influences go back to variations of folk and roots rock.

 

Stop by and stay for a fun, yummy, and relaxing afternoon!

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It’s National Farmers’ Market Week!

Today, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner, John Lebeaux, will join us toward the beginning of market to read Governor Baker’s proclamation, and talk with our vendors and the public. From the Mass EEA website:

In recognition of the positive contributions of Massachusetts’ farmers’ markets to agriculture and public health, Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed August 6-12, 2017 “Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week.” The weeklong event coincides with the 18th National Farmers’ Market Week as the United States Department of Agriculture celebrates the nation’s farmers’ markets.

“This week, and all season long, we are proud to celebrate Massachusetts many farmers’ markets and support the continued viability of family farms, local food production and community camaraderie,” said Governor Charles Baker. “I encourage all Massachusetts residents to visit a farmers’ market and purchase fresh Massachusetts-grown products to support your local farmers.”

http://www.mass.gov/eea/pr-2017/governor-proclaims-august-6-12-ma-farmers-market-week.html

Also, Joshua Wachtel will be joining us with a solo acoustic performance  from 3:00 – 6:00.

JoshWachtelPromoPhotoJoshua Wachtel launched Radio Free Earth in 1998 as a Crossover band that could play all kinds of music and speak to the moment as times changed. Since then, he has performed solo, with Radio Free Earth as a duo, a 7-piece band and everything in between. By presenting rare gems unearthed from the tremendous heritage of American and world music during the past hundred years, along with their own insightful, incisive, humorous and moving originals, Radio Free Earth forges a coherent repertoire from the most diverse elements. At once irreverent and serious, humorous and instructive, acoustic and electric, political and spiritual, Radio Free Earth takes you on a musical journey that illuminates the human condition along with possibilities for transcending our present circumstances.

We look forward to seeing you this afternoon!

Children’s Day at the Market!

Today is Children’s Day at the Market!

Come join us for an interesting and fun-filled afternoon! Along with our wonderful regular vendors, special events include:

violin instr 3• Musica Franklin will be with us from 2:30 – 4:00. Based in Greenfield, Musica Franklin offers a free intensive music program where students learn social and academic skills while experiencing the joy of making music together. Musica Franklin is modeled on El Sistema, a hugely successful music and social change program started in Venezuela 40 years ago. El Sistema is now practiced all over the world, helping to lift up children and their families. The children will be playing violin, drumming, and singing, and are happy to teach you some songs, too!
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DaveH_Screenshot_2017-06-25-19-49-21-1-1• From 4:30 – 5:30, Shelburne Falls-based Vera and David will be bringing their ukuleles, guitars, and wonderful voices to play a wide variety of tunes, featuring their large repertoire of children’s songs.
(check out our music page for more details on Musica Franklin, Vera, and Dave)

AGinfocardfront• From 4:00 – 6:30, The Art Garden joins us! They will have pre-painted cardboard butterflies for children to decorate. Butterflies then go on stick to use as fans or parade around with. (For more info on The Art Garden, go to: https://theartgarden.wordpress.com/

And all afternoon (2:00 – 6:30), there’s:
• A fun scavenger hunt that’s a great way to meet our vendors and explore the Market
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• Photo-ops with Marky, the purple Market manager

Some of the special activities are free, while some involve a fee. Children of all ages are welcome, but should be accompanied by an adult.

It looks like it will be a beautiful, sunny afternoon, and we look forward to seeing you!

Who is at the Autumn Market?

Vendors at the 2016 Autumn Market include:

Davenport Maple Farm -selling maple syrup and candies

Good Bunch/Hart Farm – selling locally grown produce and dried flowers

Barberic Farm – selling homemade pickles, jams, wool products

Margaret Olin, Living Essence Healing Therapies – seated cranio sacral body work.

Wilder Hill Gardens

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Lillian Jackman selling balsam + mix greens wreaths, garlands, swags + mixed bundles

1st Cong Church, Shelburne Women’s Fellowship – selling        baked goods, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, cider, chili, corn chowder

Sweet Birch Herbals – sweetbirchherbals.com

Selling  herbal tinctures, salves, local herbal teas, essential oils, ghee, fire cider, elderberry syrup, lip balm, hot tea

Manda Farm – Www.mandafarm.com

Selling  pork cuts, rosemary & bay branches

All Souls Church

Selling apple cranberry butter

Joy Farm –

Selling  jewelry, fleece scarves, felt ornaments, cards (water color/collage)

Cozy Home Critters

Selling handmade, machine washable pet mats in 4 sizes, homegrown catnip toys

M&G Kettle Korn

Selling fresh popped kettle corn

Atherton Farm –

Selling wreaths, autumnal/winters arrangements

Chocolate Therapy

Selling chocolate confections

Rollin’ Dough Pizza – Selling wood fire personal pizza

Music at the Autumn Market

Pat and Tex LaMountain will be playing music at the Autumn Market this Sunday from 11:00am- 1:00pm. Sonny Crawford will perform from 1:00pm-3:00pm
“Pat & Tex LaMountain have been singing and writing their unique upbeat Americana flavored songs for four decades. Influenced by folk, country, bluegrass, pop, rock, and swing, they present a seasoned blend of melody, message and harmony featuring Pat’s crystal clear vocals and Tex’s tenor voice and unique guitar picking style. . Their music is inspired by their daily lives, family, personal relationships and their ongoing spiritual journeys.      

They have eight albums and a lifetime of performances to their credit, including festivals, clubs, coffeehouses, community concerts, radio, television documentaries and films.”