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!

Our First 2019 Market!

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We’re Back! The flowers are blooming, the hills are so many beautiful shades of spring-green, and the snow’s gone (we think!), so it must be time for the Market to begin! Our first day is this Friday — May 24th — at our usual spot on the Green, at our usual 2:00 – 6:30 time.

Stop by and join us on what promises to be a sunny, mild day, for catching up with neighbors, munching on goodies, choosing plants for your garden, AND listening to Kevin Jones playing jazz, swing, and blues. Check out our vendor page for the list of our regular vendors plus two who are new this year!

And of course, Marky, our Market Manager, is back, too, and here’s what he had to share with the Recorder:

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We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon!