September 16, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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September 19 Market Day: Old faves are back this week! Kitteridge Candles & Ugly Baby Soap return

Fall has arrived, bring your sweater & facemask to the market Saturday, September 19. Enjoy the sunshine and light breeze off the shores of Lake Quannapowitt and start off the weekend at Hall Park from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020.  It’s a beautiful way to shop and enjoy the outdoors.

Mark your calendars for September 26, as we welcome our Flu Shot Clinic brought to you by the Wakefield Board of Health. You can reserve a spot on our website, www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org/flu-shot-signup.  Just follow the directions, and reserve your spot!

We’d like to thank our sponsor, Wakefield Co-Operative Bank for their support this year.  Typically our Market Kitchen & Food Education Sponsor, this year’s donation helped us with pandemic market operations and PPE. We wouldn’t be able to put the market together without them.

This week’s vendors include some new artisan vendors & we welcome the Wakefield Educational Foundation.  The WEF will be selling their annual Wakefield Public Schools academic calendar.. Jerry’s Upholstery will also be at the market with a selection of handmade masks and beautiful home decor to spruce up your space.  Ugly Baby Soap is back this season with all their great soaps and a handwashing station! Kitteridge Candles is here with their amazing scented candles.

Now for our farmers and small batch producers:

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – Baked Goods, pickles, stone fruit, melons, lettuce, beautiful tomatoes, carrots and more

Fay Mountain Farm – are taking the week off for a family event

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies! Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices.

Kelly’s Farm – beets, corn, root veggies, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats to stock your freezer and free range eggs. 

Neighbor’s Acre Farm is back with the most delicious microgreens & mushrooms to add flavor to everything you make

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is here.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like. 

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.

Goodies Homemade – The best cookies around!

Grateful Tastes – artisanal spreads for more than just bread

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad (my favorite), labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad.  Pre-order to get exactly what you want

The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.

The Roasted Granola –  Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars Summer Blush wine, lightly sweet and loaded with aromas of fresh Concord grapes, floral, and light citrus.  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out! 

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests

COVID-19 Procedures:

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering if possible, SNAP customers follow the vendors instructions and pay at market
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT, visit our market tent for SNAP Bucks
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Go to wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, Click Volunteer tab at top, “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”

We have many short shifts available.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

See you at the Market!

September 9, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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September 12 Market Day: End of summer harvest, Sasquatch Woodwork and Tower Beverage are back this week!

This Saturday, September 12, the Wakefield Farmer Market, at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt is packed full of socially distant vendors. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020 rain or shine. Looks like it will be another gorgeous late summer day.

We had a busy day, last Saturday, as we welcomed over 1,200 people through our entrance.  Thank you all for your continued support and patience, it is appreciated by all of us. Keep wearing those masks! 

Join us for our annual Flu Shot Clinic, September 26 by the Wakefield Board of Health.  Go to our website and click the Flu Shot Signup tab to reserve your spot at this year’s clinic.  

In addition to this week’s farmers and small batch producers, this Saturday Sarah’s Originals will have Halloween, Fall and Christmas 3 layer fabric masks for children and adults. 

Sasquatch Woodworks returns this week – and they have built up a great stock of new wine caddies, serving boards, cutting trays and bowls. Stop by to check out their newest pieces because  it’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays or to get a present for that Zoom wedding you need to virtually attend! 

A&D Books will be taking advance pre-orders of their new book, “Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm: The Shocking 1900 Case that Gripped Boston’s North Shore”.  The book will be available on September 19 

Here’s what our farmers and small batch producers will be offering up this Saturday.

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – Peppers, summer greens, melons and more.  Pre-order and get exactly what you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Lots of summer greens, the sweetest cherry tomatoes, summer squashes and the BEST corn..  

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies!   Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices!

Kelly’s Farm – Freshly picked peaches, cucumbers, summer squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.   

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs.

Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens. Mushrooms are back this week! Micro greens are freshly harvested as you wait. Pre-order to get the best selection. 

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is right here in Wakefield.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like. Got the Captain’s Cut Cod and Mussels last week – amazing!

West River Creamery –  fresh cheese from Vermont.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Coutt’s Specialty Foods – Mother’s preserves, jams and jelly

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Drive-by Pies – fruit pies, meat pies, and the best chicken pot pie around. Always a sell out!  Pre-order for the best selections

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.  

Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies.  

Habibi Gourmet – Will have plenty falafel, pita, and hummus for everyone!   Pre-order to get exactly what you want

Single Barrel Cellar – locally made maple syrup. I put it on ice cream, my coffee and more.  Yum

The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.

The Roasted Granola –  Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars – The perfect wines for September evenings!  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the marketAvailable by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out!

Tower Beverage: are back with all their great flavors. The best root beer around.

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. This week features gluten free beef treat…you cant go wrong with beef!

COVID-19 Procedures: 

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering if possible, SNAP customers follow the vendors instructions and pay at market
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT, visit our market tent for SNAP Bucks
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market.

Click Volunteer tab at top, “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”

We have many short shifts available.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

See you at the Market!

September 2, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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Market Day September 5: Support your local farmers and small batch producers this Labor Day weekend

The weather for this Saturday, September 5, looks like a corker. Enjoy the sunshine and light breeze off the shores of Lake Quannapowitt and start off the weekend at Hall Park from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020.  It’s a beautiful way to shop! 

Mark your calendars for September 26, as we welcome our Flu Shot Clinic brought to you by the Wakefield Board of Health. More info coming soon on how to schedule a shot.  

We’ve got a jam packed market for Labor Day 2020, this week’s vendors include all our favorite farmers. Jerry’s Upholstery will also be at the market with a selection of handmade masks and beautiful home decor to spruce up your space.  Jennifer’s Handmade Soap is here with her gorgeous handmade soaps, wash your hands in luxurious suds.

Farmers:     

Farmer Dave’s – Baked Goods, pickles, stone fruit, melons, lettuce, beautiful tomatoes, carrots and more

Fay Mountain Farm – tomatoes, squashes, stone fruit

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies! Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices.

Kelly’s Farm – beets, corn, cukes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs. 

Neighbor’s Acre Farm is back with the most delicious microgreens to add flavor to everything you make

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is here.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like. 

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.

Goodies Homemade – The best cookies around! 

Grateful Tastes – artisanal spreads for more than just bread

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad (my favorite), labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad.  Pre-order to get exactly what you want

Single Barrel Cellar – In addition to their fabulous maple syrup, SBC is bringing lots of old barrels that can be used as planters!  Various sizes available

The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.

The Roasted Granola –  Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars Summer Blush wine, lightly sweet and loaded with aromas of fresh Concord grapes, floral, and light citrus.  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out! 

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests

COVID-19 Procedures: 

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering if possible, SNAP customers follow the vendors instructions and pay at market
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT, visit our market tent for SNAP Bucks
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Click Volunteer tab at top, “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”

We have many short shifts available.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

See you at the Market!

August 26, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
0 comments

Market Day August 29: Root Beer, Root Veggies & a Real Good Time

The weather is looking a bit iffy for the Wakefield Farmers Market, this Saturday, August 29 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020 rain or shine.  Be prepared – a positive thing about social distancing, umbrellas are now acceptable in a crowd. 

We have been bustling the month of August. As of last week, we have welcomed over 4,200 people through our entrance.  Thank you all for your continued support and patience, it is appreciated by all of us.

In addition to this week’s farmers and small batch producers, this Saturday Sarah’s Originals will have beautiful handmade washable cloth masks for adults and children.

Here’s what our farmers and small batch producers will be offering up this Saturday!

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – We just received our  new batch of our pickles and pickled zucchini as well as new hot sauce.  All made with our produce.  The weekend will be cooler and we will have a large selection of Jane’s baked goods, scones, biscuits and more. Produce for the weekend – stone fruit, melons, lettuce, beautiful tomatoes and carrots. 

There are so many delicious veggie to stir fry!

Vegisode: Stir Fry Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDEYk3bElDM&tPre-order and guarantee you get the produce that you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Lots of summer greens, the sweetest cherry tomatoes, summer squashes and the BEST corn..  

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies!   Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices!

Kelly’s Farm – Freshly picked peaches, cucumbers, summer squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs.

Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens. Mushrooms will be back in September.  Micro greens are freshly harvested as you wait. Pre-order to get the best selection. 

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is right here in Wakefield.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like. Got the Captain’s Cut Cod and Mussels last week – amazing!

West River Creamery –  fresh cheese from Vermont.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Coutt’s Specialty Foods – Mother’s preserves, jams and jelly

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.  All online sales are 15% off with code LABOR20 until 9/8 and best part, you can pick up at the market!!

Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies.  

Habibi Gourmet – Will have plenty falafel, pita, and hummus for everyone!   Pre-order to get exactly what you want

The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.

The Roasted Granola –  Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars Malbec Duo:  2 Bottles of 2017 Malbec / $40     Pinot Vin Blanc:  A limited special bottling with 96 bottles made and <40 remaining!  MA gown and loaded with intense melon, white peach, apricot, & white flower aromas.  A perfect cold white wine for August evenings!  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out!

Tower Beverage: are back with all their great flavors. The best root beer around.

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. This week features gluten free beef treat…you cant go wrong with beef!

COVID-19 Procedures: 

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering if possible, SNAP customers follow the vendors instructions and pay at market
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT, visit our market tent for SNAP Bucks
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Click Volunteer tab at top, “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”

We have many short shifts available.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

See you at the Market!

August 19, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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August 22 Market Day: Summer Greens make you feel fine

The weather for this Saturday, August 22, looks like a hot one. Enjoy the breeze off the shores of Lake Quannapowitt and start off the weekend at Hall Park from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. 

Thank you to everyone for following all our guidelines.  Not only do we appreciate it, but it an important part of keeping the market open. Let’s keep everyone in our community safe and do our part. Put September 26, 2020 on your calendar, as we welcome our Flu Shot Clinic brought to you by the Wakefield Board of Health. 

Have you made your weekly visit to the WFM Market Kitchen page for a bounty of delicious recipes?  We’d love to hear what you’ve made. Share it with us, with the #lovethewfm. Check out all the great recipes before the market and make your shopping list!

This week’s vendors include all our favorite farmers. Sarah’s Originals will also be at the market with a beautiful selection of handmade masks for adults and kids (Cash only).  Check out the great selection of books from A & D Books.  

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – So many things this week – corn, cucumbers, squash, blueberries, peaches, nectarines.

Fay Mountain Farm – it’s peach season!  

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies! Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices.

Kelly’s Farm – beets, corn, cukes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs. 

Neighbor’s Acre Farms will be taking this market off to enjoy what’s left of summer.  They will be back next week with all their freshly harvested greens.  

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is here.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like.  Scallops and shrimp are on my shopping list. 

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Drive-by Pies – apple, blueberry, cherry, and peach pies as well as combo cherry/peach… Triple berry…and  Pecan and choc pecan pies are back! Peaches are perfect right now.  Go to www.drive-bypies.com to order ahead for meat, chicken and buff chicken pies as well as keylime

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.  This week, my favorite, Curried Corn Chowder, and Beet and Barley Risotto is back!

Goodies Homemade – The best cookies around! 

Grateful Tastes – two new (returning favorites) flavors with us, our Dark Sweet Cherry Preserves and Maple Blueberry Preserves.

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad (my favorite), labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad.  Pre-order to get exactly what you want

Single Barrel Cellar – In addition to their fabulous maple syrup, SBC is bringing lots of old barrels that can be used as planters!  Various sizes available

The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.

The Roasted Granola –  Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars Summer Blush wine, lightly sweet and loaded with aromas of fresh Concord grapes, floral, and light citrus.  Perfect on a hot summer Saturday afternoon on the porch, pool-side, or at the beach. Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out! 

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests

COVID-19 Procedures:

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

 

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering if possible, SNAP customers follow the vendors instructions and pay at market
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT, visit our market tent for SNAP Bucks
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Go to wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, Click Volunteer tab at top, “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”

We have many short shifts available.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

 

See you at the Market!

August 12, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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August 15 Market Day: Tower Beverages is back!

Looks like we will get a break from the heat and enjoy a beautiful summer day for the next Wakefield Farmers Market, this Saturday, August 15 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. 

On behalf of the Wakefield Farmers Market and all of our amazing volunteers, we would like to thank the WFM customers. Last week we had 983 adults come through our entrance. Our attendance increased dramatically since the start of the season, but our amount of volunteers has not. Your patience and understanding with the many challenges we face each Saturday, is appreciated more than you know. Thank you for your patience, kindness and, even assistance during these crazy and unpredictable times. Your kind words and support are what keep us going each week and for that we are grateful.

Have you made your weekly visit to the WFM Market Kitchen page for a bounty of delicious recipes?  Check it out before the market and make your shopping list!

In addition to this week’s farmers and small batch producers, we welcome our artisans back.  This Saturday Jerry’s Upholstery will have beautiful handmade pillows and washable cloth masks for adults and children.

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – This week it will be tomatoes and corn! Pre-order and guarantee you get the produce that you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Lots of summer greens, the sweetest cherry tomatoes and more.  

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies!   Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices!

Kelly’s Farm – Freshly picked peaches, corn plus summer squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs.

Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens. Mushrooms will be back in September.  Micro greens are freshly harvested as you wait. Pre-order to get the best selection. 

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is right here in Wakefield.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like.

West River Creamery –  fresh cheese from Vermont.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Coutt’s Specialty Foods – Mother’s preserves, jams and jelly

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.  This week, my favorite, Curried Corn Chowder, and Beet and Barley Risotto is back!

Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies.  

Habibi Gourmet – Will have plenty falafel for everyone!   Pre-order to get exactly what you want

The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.

The Roasted Granola –  Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars Malbec Duo:  2 Bottles of 2017 Malbec / $40

Pinot Vin Blanc:  A limited special bottling with 96 bottles made and <40 remaining!  MA gown and loaded with intense melon, white peach, apricot, & white flower aromas.  A perfect cold white wine for August evenings!  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out!

Tower Beverage: are back with all their great flavors. The best root beer around.

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. This week choose any 3 snack packs for $19.00. Seven great flavors to pick from!

COVID-19 Procedures:

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering if possible, SNAP customers follow the vendors instructions and pay at market
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT, visit our market tent for SNAP Bucks
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  Click Volunteer tab at top of the page, “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”  We have many short shifts available. 

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions). 

See you at the Market!

August 5, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on Market Day August 8

Market Day August 8

Weather for this Saturday, August 8, looks like a real corker.  A great way to start off the weekend at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. 

Thank you to everyone who has been following our guidelines.  Not only do we appreciate it, but it an important part of keeping the market open. Volunteers and customers have taken notice of a few “non-mask wearing rope jumpers” in recent weeks. These actions put the entire operation of the market in jeopardy, and those who do will be asked to leave the market area.  Let’s keep everyone in our community safe and do our part!

Have you made your weekly visit to the WFM Market Kitchen page for a bounty of delicious recipes?  We’d love to hear what you’ve made.  Share it with us, with the #lovethewfm.  Check out all the great recipes before the market and make your shopping list!

This week’s vendors include all our favorite farmers. Sarah’s Originals will also be at the market with a beautiful selection of handmade masks for adults and kids.  (Cash only)

Farmers:    

 Farmer Dave’s – So many things this week – corn, cucumbers, squash, blueberries, peaches, nectarines. This is definitely the time of year to stock your freezers! We have melons this week!  farmerdaves.net/site/2020/08/04/melon-salsa/ or make a fruit salsa and add blueberries and cut up stone fruit. farmerdaves.net/site/2020/08/04/cantaloupe-gazpacho/ Melon cocktails www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXGmApS-v8A   Pre-order and guarantee you get the produce that you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – it’s peach season!  

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies!    Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices.

Kelly’s Farm – beets, corn, cukes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs. 

Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens and mushrooms. If you haven’t tried them, you should!  Pre-order to get the best selection. 

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is here.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like.  Scallops and shrimp are on my shopping list. 

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.  This week, my favorite, Curried Corn Chowder, and Beet and Barley Risotto is back!

Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies.  Try the Brown butter Snickerdoodles, You’re welcome! 

Grateful Tastes – two new (returning favorites) flavors with us, our Dark Sweet Cherry Preserves and Maple Blueberry Preserves.

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad (my favorite), labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad.  Pre-order to get exactly what you want

Single Barrel Cellar – In addition to their fabulous maple syrup, SBC is bringing lots of old barrels that can be used as planters!  Various sizes available

The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.

The Roasted Granola –  Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars Summer Blush wine, lightly sweet and loaded with aromas of fresh Concord grapes, floral, and light citrus.  Perfect on a hot summer Saturday afternoon on the porch, pool-side, or at the beach. Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out! 

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests

COVID-19 Procedures:

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering if possible, SNAP customers follow the vendors instructions and pay at market
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT, visit our market tent for SNAP Bucks
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Click Volunteer tab “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com” We have many short shifts available.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

See you at the Market!

July 29, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on Market Day August 1 Fay Mountain Farm & The Roasted Granola are back!

Market Day August 1 Fay Mountain Farm & The Roasted Granola are back!

We are going to be blessed with another beautiful summer day for the next Wakefield Farmers Market, this Saturday, August 1 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. 

It’s great to see you all still having a family picnic at the lake and enjoying your purchases even if it is outside the market ropes.  With this new socially distant world, we don’t get to chat with all our customers and we miss it! Share your experiences, selfies, recipes, and what you picked up at the market.  Add the #lovethewfm to your market related posts and share the love.

Have you made your weekly visit to the WFM Market Kitchen page for a bounty of delicious recipes?  Last week’s Roasted Kousa with Onion was quick and easy.  Check it out before the market and make your shopping list!

In addition to this week’s farmers and small batch producers, we welcome our artisans back.  This Saturday Sarah’s Originals will be selling her beautiful handmade masks for adults and children. Jennifer’s Handmade Soaps is back with her creative and lovely scented soaps.  

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – This week it will be tomatoes, basil and corn!  And of course blueberries. 

This is a recipe making use of fresh blueberries, corn and herbs.  Stacey from Farmer Dave’s made it with basil and swears it is amazing! www.slenderkitchen.com/recipe/blueberry-corn-salad-with-honey-lime-vinaigrette?fbclid=IwAR2B-_5sv47HKNsysABr1Dj_E2qI5a9yYuEr4Pbdfk4pXos7-a8OYDe1TpM

Pre-order and guarantee you get the produce that you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Lots of summer greens, the sweetest cherry tomatoes and more.  

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies!   

Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices!

Kelly’s Farm – berries, berries, berries. Freshly picked strawberries and blueberries, plus summer squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs. Try the blueberry sausage.  May I suggest breakfast for dinner, add blueberry pancakes, and the Maple Blueberry Preserves from Grateful Tastes – yum. 

NEW: Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens and mushrooms. Freshly harvested as you wait. Pre-order to get the best selection. 

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is right here in Wakefield.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like. Last week I got the scallops and grilled them.  We enjoyed it with a crisp cucumber and tomato salad.

West River Creamery –  will have fresh mozzarella this week.

Small Batch Food Vendors:

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.  This week, my favorite, Curried Corn Chowder, and Beet and Barley Risotto is back!

Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies.  Try the Brown butter Snickerdoodles, You’re welcome! 

Habibi Gourmet – Will have plenty falafel for everyone!   Pre-order to get exactly what you want

Single Barrel Cellar – In addition to their fabulous maple syrup, SBC is bringing lots of old barrels that can be used as planters!  Various sizes available

The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.

The Roasted Granola –  Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars the best local wine around.  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out!

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. This week choose any 3 snack packs for $19.00. Seven great flavors to pick from!

COVID-19 Procedures:

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup.

 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering online for the first two weeks or follow.  SNAP customers follow the instructions for each vendor.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT.  For SNAP cards, you will purchase “SNAP Bucks” that you can use to purchase items from the vendors. We also match SNAP/EBT purchases with up to $10 in market bucks!
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Click Volunteer tab at top and choose a spot on Sign Up.com”  We have many short shifts available–many hands and all that.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).

See you at the Market!

July 22, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on Market Day July 25 Market meal kits from Fork on a Road & Goodies Homemade baked goods. Life is about balance!

Market Day July 25 Market meal kits from Fork on a Road & Goodies Homemade baked goods. Life is about balance!

A beautiful summer day is predicted for the next Wakefield Farmers Market, this Saturday, July 25 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. 

With this new socially distant world, we don’t get to chat with all our customers and we miss it! Share your experiences, selfies, recipes, and what you picked up at the market.  Add the #lovethewfm to your market related posts and share the love.

Have you made your weekly visit to the WFM Market Kitchen page for a bounty of delicious recipes?  Check it out before the market and make your shopping list!

This week’s vendors include all our favorite farmers.  Fay Mountain Farm and The Roasted Granola are taking a break this week, but will be back next week. 

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – It is blueberry, squash and cucumber – palooza. It’s all about pickling https://farmerdaves.net/site/2020/07/21/pickles/

Vegisode:  Pickles: They’re Brine and Dandy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO1SDfMhctQ

Pre-order and guarantee you get the produce that you want!

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies!    Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices!

Kelly’s Farm – berries, berries, berries. Freshly picked strawberries and blueberries, plus summer squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs. Try the blueberry sausage.  May I suggest breakfast for dinner, add blueberry pancakes, and the Maple Blueberry Preserves from Grateful Tastes – yum. 

NEW: Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens and mushrooms. I put them on everything.  Pre-order to get the best selection. 

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is here.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like.  Scallops and shrimp are on my shopping list. 

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Drive-by Pies – Has extra large chicken or meat pies that feed 6-8. Preorder drive-bypies.comHand Pies available in apple, cherry or blueberry, as well as small and large pies. Keyl ime available as preorder only

Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.  This week, my favorite, Curried Corn Chowder, and Beet and Barley Risotto is back!

Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies.  Try the Brown butter Snickerdoodles, You’re welcome! 

Grateful Tastes – two new (returning favorites) flavors with us, our Dark Sweet Cherry Preserves and Maple Blueberry Preserves.

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad (my favorite), labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad.  Pre-order to get exactly what you want

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars is offering a wine special to kick off summer sippin’ & BBQs.   Super Rose Duo:  2 bottles of Chambourcin Rose for $24 (20% discount)  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out!

The Bread Shop – is back! I missed my sourdough last week.  

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests

COVID-19 Procedures:

 Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering if possible, SNAP customers follow the vendors instructions and pay at market
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT, visit our market tent for SNAP Bucks
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Click Volunteer tab at top, “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”

We have many short shifts available–many hands and all that.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

See you at the Market!

July 15, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on July 18 Market Day: Fay Mountain Farm, The Bread Shop & Drive-by Pies are back this week!

July 18 Market Day: Fay Mountain Farm, The Bread Shop & Drive-by Pies are back this week!

Looks like a hot one is predicted for the next Wakefield Farmers Market, this Saturday, July 18 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020.

Over 700 people visited us last week and many of our vendors sold out.  Live shopping is happening and things are getting back to a new normal.  With this transition, there are many times when social distancing is impossible or we just forget, especially when chatting with friends that we haven’t seen since all winter and spring. I have to remind myself of the rules, too many times I go to hug someone and we both remember the rules.

The WFM asks that you follow all our rules and guidelines, social distance when possible, meet with friends outside the ropes (may I suggest a socially distant picnic with some yummy WFM finds), and most important, please wear a mask or facial covering at all times. They are uncomfortable and sweaty, I agree. I dislike wearing them and I’m getting a weird mask tan on my face. I look forward to the day I can put them in that new pink recycle bag residents receive now.

WFM is a healthy food source in the community, and we have immune compromised customers, vendors, volunteers, and all of their families, that we have a responsibility to keep safe. Our elderly, veterans, neighbors and friends are regular patrons, volunteers or vendors to our market.  We don’t want to take the smallest chance of anyone in our community getting sick, or worse.

It would also mean no future markets.  Now more than ever we need to support local farmers and small batch producers and your local farmers markets are a direct link to them.  They are part of keeping our small part of the USA going and fed with fresh local produce and products, donating to local food banks and those in need of food, volunteering their time and skills.

To ensure everyone’s safety the Wakefield Farmers Market per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health direction, asks that everyone, over the age of 3, with no medical reasons, must wear a mask at all times while in the market area.  We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this process. There’s no code book on keeping a farmers market virus free during a pandemic and we are all trying our best.

Let’s get back to what we have cooking for Saturday. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the WFM Market Kitchen page before the market to make your shopping list for a delicious market meal!

This week’s vendors include all our favorite farmers!

Farmers:

Farmer Dave’s –  blueberries, all kinds of squash for the grill and for stuffing and pickling cucumbers!  Here is a great grilled vegetarian recipe that even meat eaters in love:

https://farmerdaves.net/site/2020/07/14/summer-squash-and-onion-tacos/ .  Pre-order and guarantee you get the produce that you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Summer greens, delicious squashes, tomatoes and berries

Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies!   Flats Mentor Farm are a cash only vendor with great prices!

Kelly’s Farm – berries, berries, berries. Freshly picked strawberries and blueberries, plus summer squashes.  Fingers crossed this week brings flowers!

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs. Try their Jerky, it’s amazing.

NEW: Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens and mushrooms. I put them on everything.  Pre-order to get the best selection.

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is back! Last week I got the haddock, it was gone faster than it took me to cook it.

West River Creamery – Vermont cheeses of all kinds and pickles too!

Small Batch Food Vendors:

Coutt’s Specialty Foods – Tastes that take you back to your Mother’s, Grandmother’s, or even your own homemade jam/relish with its delicious, fresh and homemade flavor

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Last night, dinner was Cauliflower Gnocchi and cream sauce.  I also added fresh tomatoes and spicy salad mix microgreens.   Delicious! Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out.  Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.

Drive-by Pies – Has extra large chicken or meat pies that feed 6-8. Preorder drive-bypies.com. Hand Pies available in apple, cherry or blueberry, as well as small and large pies. Keylime available as preorder only

Fork on a Road – Suman will have her delicious summer meal kits! Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer.

Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies. The chocolate cookies with creamy peanut butter and a big glass of milk, are my go to self indulgent cookie.

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad (my favorite), labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad.  Pre-order to get exactly what you want

Single Barrel Cellar – Small batch artisan barrel aged maple syrup and coffee. Put the vanilla barrel in your coffee and let me know what you think.

The Roasted Granola – Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil. Constantly working to bake the homemade, small batch flavor into every bite

Small Batch Beverage Vendors:

Aaronap Cellars is offering a wine special to kick off summer sippin’ & BBQs.   Super Rose Duo:  2 bottles of Chambourcin Rose for $24 (20% discount)  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out!

Pets:

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests

COVID-19 Procedures:

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Mask or face covering MUST be worn at all times within the market.
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you, Do not jump the ropes, we have a maximum number allowed
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • Purses and reusable bags CAN NOT be placed on any surfaces
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup.

 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering online for the first two weeks or follow.  SNAP customers follow the instructions for each vendor.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT.  For SNAP cards, you will purchase “SNAP Bucks” that you can use to purchase items from the vendors. We also match SNAP/EBT purchases with up to $10 in market bucks!
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market.

  1. Go to wakefieldfarmersmarket.org
  2. Click Volunteer tab at top
  3. Click the button that says “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”

We have many short shifts available–many hands and all that.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie

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