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. Because it is an indoor event all vendors and attendees will be required to wear a mask. If conditions or regulations change, we will post updates here.
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, 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 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The 11th 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:
• R&D (Rob Adams & Dennis Avery 11:00 – 12:30): Rob Adams is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist originally of Shutesbury, where he played professionally as a solo artist and with numerous groups over a long busy career. He now lives in Charlemont and has formed several new acts, including R & D. Presenting a wide variety of styles both sung and played, Rob entertains wherever he goes. Dennis Avery lives in Charlemont also and has been singing and playing steel guitar locally since the mid-70s. With R & D he is playing dobro and lap steel, from folk to jazz and who knows what next. Contact: (Dennis Avery) firstname.lastname@example.org (41) 272-3085
• Tim Van Egmond (12:30 – 2:00): He’s a 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). His spellbinding talent, dynamic style, and engaging warmth create a magical experience for all ages.
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_2021AutumnMarketVendorForm and SFFM_AutumnMarket_RulesRegs_2021
Vendors at the 2021 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; bagpipe music CDs; hand-tooled leather goods; hand-forged items; plus wool and wool products including naturally colored fleece, raw fleece & roving wool, hand spun yarn, hats, etc. [email@example.com 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. [firstname.lastname@example.org (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]
• 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. [email@example.com]
• 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 ]
• Lynn Golan of The People’s Gold — Selling teas (Nourish, Good Gut, Reishi, Immunity Chai); tinctures (Mushroom Immunity, Relax, Bitters, Big Love, Tick Defense, Breathe Easy, Smoke Free); salves (Tree Spirit Salve, Skin Salvation, Muscle Rub) [www.thepeoplesgold.co Instagram @thepeoplesgold ]
• Carole Adams of Whispering Pines Farm, Colrain — Raising sheep for wool and growing herbs for herbal products: selling cat toys, lavender sachets and heating pads, herbal sleeping pillows, balsam products, handwoven pillows, bags of wool for felting, rolling drop spindle kits, herbal salves, and more
• 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]
• Elaine DeLorne and Susan Cardaci of Simple Things by 2 Crafty Cousins — Selling handmade, simple, useful, and reasonably priced gifts & home decor, including: hanging hand towels, mini pocket prayer quilts, teapot quilted cozies, fabric Christmas stars, holiday candy treats, microwave bowl cozies, hand warmers, coasters & mug rugs, jar lid/cover removers [email@example.com]
• 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. [firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 625-0227]
• Tara Miller: I am a local artist, using acrylic paint on canvas. I try to capture the beauty that surrounds us here in New England. My 9-year-old daughter is also an artist who enjoys making handmade bracelets & earrings, and sewing. I hope you enjoy the crafts and art we have to offer.
• The Women’s Fellowship of The First Congregational Church of Shelburne — Selling homemade baked goodies (including sweets, breads, pies, etc.) plus beef chili and corn chowder for your lunch
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 so far, and this list will be keep getting longer as we get closer to the 21st:
- maple sampler (Davenport Maple Farm)
- 3 canned items (Barberic Farm)
- gift certificate for a one-hour bodywork session (Margaret Olin)
- a lavender heating pad (Whispering Pines Farm)
- a pen and an ornament (HallClark Jewelry & Roses)
- a mini pocket prayer quilt (Simple Things By 2 Crafty Cousins)
These lists will be updated regularly!
And here are some photos from the 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)