The Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market during our regular May-October season, as well as the Autumn Market are guided by all CDC, Mass DPH, and local requirements and recommendations. For more information about the market, please visit our other menu pages, too. This website will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
And this PDF file lists the specific SFFM policies and procedures in response to COVID-19 that all vendors at the market will need to follow during this time: SFFM 2020 operating procedures 5-22-20
Every year, the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market hosts a special Autumn market event. Again this year, the market will be held on the weekend before Thanksgiving. This year, though, because of the pandemic, it will be held outdoors at our usual summer-season spot: 53 Main Street in Shelburne Falls (the Green at the intersection of Main Street and Water Street). It will be on Saturday, November 21st from 11:00am-2:00pm, with Sunday the 22nd as a rain date.
The 10th 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, jams, jellies, marmalade, pickles, popcorn, wool products, plants, bodywork, maple products, leather work, local crafts, and a tea cup auction of local products. There will also be live music all afternoon: Kevin Jones (11:00 – 12:30) and Bruce Colegrove (12:30 – 2:00).
Come catch up with friends and neighbors, pick up lunch, tap your toes to good music, and get your holiday fixings! Parking and admission are free.
The Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market is able to accept SNAP for all eligible products at the Market. Also, Good Bunch Farm is able to process HIP benefits .
If you are interested in vending at this year’s Autumn Market, please email us at Shelburnfallsfarmersmarket@gmail.com and read and fill out our SFFM_2020AutumnMarketVendorForm and SFFM_AutumnMarket_RulesRegs_2020
You will also need to sign and date our SFFM 2020 operating procedures 5-22-20
Vendors at the 2020 Autumn Market currently include:
• Barbara & Eric Goodchild of Barberic Farm — selling frozen lamb, ready to bake fruit and meat pies, pickles, jam, jelly, marmalade, fruit sauces, popcorn, hops, eggs, vegetables, wool and wool products including fleece, roving, yarn, hats, etc. May be bringing ice cream and frozen yogurt. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
• Lisa Davenport of Davenport Maple Farm – selling delicious maple products, including: maple syrup, maple candy, maple spread, maple granulated sugar, and maple coated nuts. Also locally taken photo notecards. [email@example.com (413) 625-2866]
• Daniel Greene of Good Bunch Farm – Selling a variety of squash and winter-hardy veggies [www.facebook.com/goodbunchfarm]
• Margaret Olin of Margaret Olin – Healing Therapies – 15 minute seated bodywork sessions: modalities include CranioSacral Therapy, Acupressure, ZeroBalancing, and energy work. Also selling gift certificates for in-office full-hour healing sessions, plus “Seated Bodywork Fridays” 15-20 minute sessions. [www.livingessencehealingarts.com
• Michael and Carin Freeman of Freeman Farm – A multi-generational farm in the hills of Heath: selling grass-fed beef and pastured pork; animals are not given antibiotics or growth hormones, and all meat is locally processed. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
• Trevor Thurston of Hiro’s Houseplants – “Hiro’s Houseplants is here for the indoor jungle enthusiast, offering a variety of houseplants and plant accessories.”
• George Sweeney of Bladesmith.com — selling beautiful, durable, handcrafted kitchen knives & sets, specialty chef knives, camp knives, custom sheaths, reproduction native knives & beaded sheaths. [www.bladesmith.com]
• Ruby Henry and Daniel Littlefield of Little Hen Studio — a family-run home studio specializing in linocuts and natural crafts, focusing on finding ethically sourced, environmentally friendly, and repurposed materials: wreaths, baby clothing, card sets, natural home decor labels
• Cara Leach of Ca Le Art Studio: — Cara is inspired by botanical forms, animal images and her Celtic roots to create linoleum carvings and embroidery which she sublimates and sews onto a variety of substrates including lanterns, tote bags, bookmarks and more. [Etsy.com/shop/CaLeArtStudio]
• The Women’s Fellowship of The First Congregational Church of Shelburne — Selling homemade baked goodies (including sweets, breads, pies, etc.)
• Lillian Jackman of Wilder Hill Gardens — Selling organic dried Asian pears; apples; holiday greens for home decorating; balsam wreaths, swags & garlands; live rosemary plants for cooking and gifting [www.wilderhillgardens.com]
• Susan Atherton of The Atherton Farm — Selling holiday greens, including wreaths, roping, centerpieces, kissing balls, cemetery pots; (made from local Fraser fir, decorated with local natural cones & pods); also small amounts of holiday hand stitched tree skirts, place mats + potholders, balsam bags, hand sewn lap quilts, pillows, hand knit hats, mittens etc., hand made bird seed items, berry bowls [https://www.buylocalfood.org/directory/listing/the-atherton-farm]
• Chaldea Deyman of Art Bug Illustrations — Creating watercolor illustrations for kids and adults of all ages. Colorful scenes of animals playing instruments, farming, and sharing meals together. Selling greeting cards, matted prints of watercolor illustrations, hand painted wooden blocks, hand sewn fabric play mats. [artbugillustrations.etsy.com]
• M&G Mobile Gourmet (Kettle Korn) — selling fresh-popped kettle corn and caramel corn
• Mary Lyon Church — selling a variety of handmade potholders, ornaments, tree skirts, dish cloths and kitchen towels, plus raffle tickets for a queen-sized quilt to benefit charity
• River Valley Christian Church — cranberry sauces and hand-made Christmas ornaments to benefit charity
We’ll also have a “Tea Cup Auction”, with the drawings just before 2:00! Here are some of the items our vendors have donated to the tea cup auction so far:
- maple sampler (Davenport Maple Farm)
- 3 pint jars of pickles (Barberic Farm)
- gift certificate for a one-hour bodywork session (Margaret Olin)
- a baked good (First Congregational Church of Shelburne)
- a jar of cranberry sauce (River Valley Christian Church)
- tabletop mug and evergreen decoration (Atherton Farm)
- potholder (Mary Lyon Church)
- bag of kettle corn (M&G Mobile Gourmet (Kettle Korn)
- a box of assorted greeting cards (Art Bug Illustrations)
- tea pot shaped trivet (Ca Le Art Studio)
These lists will be updated regularly.