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!

August 24th is Customer Appreciation Day!

IMG_5281We’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:

  • Free coffee
  • Free Market magnets
  • A free drawing for 10 “Market Bucks”
  • Free samples and other goodies from our vendors, including:
    • Sweet Morning Farm will have a Cherry Tomato Tasting
    • Hiro’s Greenhouse will be offering a free rooted jade cutting with a plant purchase.

Our musician for this week is Sue Kranz (see her listing on the music page)

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Jesse Berry’s Ride ’N’ Dine food truck, with tacos, burgers, hotdogs, and fries, will be with us from 2:00 – 6:30.

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

We look forward to seeing you soon!

It’s Children’s Day!

Friday July 27th 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 plus visiting artists and vendors.

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• Stop by Jesse Berry’s Ride ‘N’ Dine food truck for a late lunch, a snack, or dinner. His menu for the day includes hamburgers, mini-hot dogs (also with chili and cheese), chicken tacos with mango & pineapple salsa, fries, and more. https://www.facebook.com/Ride-N-Dine-937733693073343/

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• Alexis Arcerro will be back this week with her ever-popular whole-fruit popsicles. For Children’s Day, she’ll also be doing face painting, which was quite a hit last year. (There is a fee for the face painting, and children will need permission from a parent or guardian.)

violin instr 3• Musica Franklin will be at the Market from 2:00 – 3:00. Based in Greenfield and Turners Falls, 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.  https://www.musicafranklin.org/   And here’s an article about Music Franklin from the 18 July Recorder:  https://www.recorder.com/Musica-Franklin-teaches-students-18773903

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• From 3:30 – 6:00, the Shelburne Falls-based Ukulele Family (Dave Herrera plus family and friends) will be bringing their ukuleles, guitars, and wonderful voices to play a wide variety of tunes, featuring their large repertoire of children’s songs. They welcome you to bring your own instruments, and sing and dance along. https://www.instagram.com/TheUkuleleFamily/

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

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

Two more gorgeous Fridays in a row!

With the heat wave we’ve been having, who’d have thought that it would be so cool and comfortable at the Market these past two Fridays! Clear blue skies and gentle breezes off the river, and the welcoming shade of the trees lining the Green. . . . so lucky!

And many thanks to the musicians who were with us on those days: to Lui Collins on June 29th

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and TubaLove (Rob Skelton, Kevin Smith, and Lowell LaPorte) who were back with us on July 6th!

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What a Beautiful Day at the Market!

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Couldn’t have asked for nicer weather on the 22nd: blue skies, gentle breezes, and just-right temperatures!

IMG_5298  Thank you to Kevin Jones for his musical artistry! (More info about Kevin is on our music page.)

Also, we were very happy to be sharing the Green with the opening ceremony for Shelburne’s 250th Anniversary Celebration. A nice article about that is in Saturday’s Greenfield Recorder.

We mentioned in the post last week about the special drawing to be held on the 22nd to benefit the Fill the Belly Bus campaign. Thank you to everyone who participated by making a donation! Because of your generosity, we were able to raise $55 — all of which will go directly to Fill the Belly Bus! And to the two lucky winners of the drawing — Nancy and Peter — congratulations!