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. At this time, we have the go-ahead to hold the Autumn Market indoors at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School in Shelburne Falls. Everyone will be required to follow any health-related guidelines BSE may have in place at the time of this event.
Every year, the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market hosts a special Autumn market event. Again this year, the Market will be held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This year, we are able to be back inside at our usual spot: Buckland Shelburne Elementary School (75 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls). It will be on Sunday, November 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The 12th 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:
• One Part Luck (11:00 – 12:30) One Part Luck is husband and wife duo John Bye and Peg Cowen, from Cummington, MA. A little old-timey… but not, they perform original songs in sweet, two-part harmony, backed up with acoustic guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and their much-loved suitcase drum. Their songs range from catchy love ditties, to serious spiritual meditations, from toe-tapping barn dancers to wistful lullabies. They released their first cd in September 2015, and were excited when their song “My Old Truck” made it onto Car Talk. Their second cd “Every Hour” was released in May 2018. Their live shows are delivered with humor and gratitude for being lucky enough to share their music with other folks. In the end, it is all about trying to “put a little bit more love in this old world.” Visit their website: onepartluck.com for more information or contact them at: email@example.com
• Steve Howland & Tim Van Egmond (12:30 – 2:00): Old Time Hammered Dulcimer and Fiddle Tunes
Back in the 1980s as a college student, Steve Howland discovered contra dancing and its wonderful and exciting combination of traditional fiddle music and American dance, and was hooked. He became an avid student of both the fiddle style and the dance and has been playing and calling for dances for over 30 years. His fiddle style is strongly New England but draws on Irish, Quebcoise, and Old-Timey influences. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Tim Van Egmond is folksinger and storyteller who weaves together songs, tunes, and tales – moving easily from a rousing singalong or a toe-tapping tune to a gripping story. He accompanies himself on a wide variety of traditional instruments, including hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, mouth bow, and limberjack (a dancing wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm on a paddle board). [ www.timvanegmond.com email@example.com (413) 221-5156 (cell)]
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_2022AutumnMarketVendorForm and SFFM_AutumnMarket_RulesRegs_2022
Vendors at the 2022 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; sheepskins, hand-tooled leather items, hand-forged items, took handier, wool socks, wool hands-on yarn, bagpipe CD’s, honey & honey comb [firstname.lastname@example.org www.barbericfarm.com] (413) 625-8203]
• 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, root crops, kale, and other 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 625-8688]
• 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. [www.freemanfarm.biz email@example.com Michael: (413) 522-5565 Carin: (413) 768-8101]
• Shraddha Oquinn of Colrain and Snow Shop — Our candles and wax melts are handcrafted with love in small batches, decorated in Colrain. Each candle contains 100% soy wax grown in the USA. We don’t add color dyes, nor do candles contain paraffin wax, paragons, or phthalates.
[www.colrain.andsnow.shop firstname.lastname@example.org] (627) 416-3477]
• Sandra Gaffey of HallClark Jewelry & Roses — HallClark Jewelry & Roses raises money for Cystic Fibrosis research. During the months of November & December, we also donate to the Adopt-a-Family program. Our family-friendly prices are $1-$5. All jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and rose pens are handmade by friends and family of Audrey Clark, Shelburne, who passed away from cystic fibrosis in 2019. [email@example.com (413) 625-0227]
• Maria Topitzer of Lyonsville Farm — Mixed vegetables, dried flowers, spinach, arugula, baby lettuce mix, kale, chard, onions, rashes, cilantro, parsley, shallots [firstname.lastname@example.org lyonsvillefarm.com (413) 339-4393]
• Elaine DeLorne of Simple Things — Selling handmade, simple, useful, and reasonably priced gifts & home decor, including: stocking stuffers, handmade cloth & paper items, hand towels (with & without potholder tops, mini pocket prayer quilts, teapot quilted cozies, fabric Christmas stars, gift pails & gift cups filled with treats, microwave bowl cozies, hand warmers, coasters & mug rugs, jar lid/cover removers [email@example.com]
• Patricia Williams & Susan Worgaftik of EarthCraft Botanicals / Thistle Hill Soap — Hand crafted soap & shaving kits; Herbal tinctures, teas, balms, & bath salts [firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com]
• Peg Cohen of Woven Wild Baskets — Baskets: woven with locally foraged wild willows & vines; Rope Bowls: hand-dyed, with dyes made from foraged, found, or “on-hand” materials; Wrapped Rocks: rocks, shells, & driftwood bits, collected from beaches of Outer Cape Cod
• The Women’s Fellowship of The First Congregational Church of Shelburne — Selling homemade baked goodies (including sweets, breads, pies, etc.) and cider, plus beef chili and corn chowder for your lunch
• Trinity Women (Trinity Church, Shelburne) — Hand made crafts & cards, fleece scarves, some knit stuff, Christmas stockings; Also supplies for kids to make crafts (healthy, of course!) [firstname.lastname@example.org ]
• Shelburne Energy Committee — Information: ”Spin to Win energy saving tips (and a treat) Ask about MassSave benefits, including rebate on energy-saving appliances & mini-splits Where to find information about upcoming rebates through the new federal Inflation reduction act How to find out if you’re on the aggregated electric rate See artwork by MTRSD school children
[email@example.com (413) 232-9922 masssave.com/shelburne (Shelburne-specific portal to the MassSave program)
This list will be updated regularly!
We’ll also have a “Tea Cup Auction”, with the drawings just before 2:00!
Here are some of the items our vendors donated last year. We’ll update this list for 2022 as applications come in, and the list will keep getting longer as we get closer to the 20th!
- maple sampler (Davenport Maple Farm)
- 3 canned items (Barberic Farm)
- gift certificate for a one-hour bodywork session (Margaret Olin)
- a baked good (First Congregational Church of Shelburne)
- a scarf, fleece heart, and card (Trinity Women)
- Small, dark grey rope bowl. 2.5” high X 5.25” diameter Dark grey dye is made from stag horn sumac leaves and “iron liquor” (rusty nails, white vinegar, & water) (Woven Wild Baskets)
- 3 soaps & 3 balms (EarthCraft Botanicals / Thistle Hill Soap
- a Christmas ornament (Simple Things)
These lists will be updated regularly!
And here are some photos from the 2021 Autumn Market!
(Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Barberic Farm, Davenport Maple Farm, Good Bunch Farm, Freeman Farm, Colrain & Snow Shop, The People’s Gold, Whispering Pines Farm, Wilder Hill Gardens, Simple Things by 2 Crafty Cousins, HallClark Jewelry & Roses, Tara Miller, The Women’s Fellowship of The First Congregational Church of Shelburne, our Teacup Auction, R&D, and Shelby greeting folks at the door)