August 5, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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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
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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
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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
0 comments

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

July 8, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on Roberto’s Seafood, Grateful Tastes & Flats Mentor Farm are back this week!

Roberto’s Seafood, Grateful Tastes & Flats Mentor Farm are back this week!

The Wakefield Farmers Market team is preparing for the next market, this Saturday, July 11 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. The weather looks like it’s going to be a bit iffy, bring an umbrella or a rain hat.

Things seemed a little more normal last week, and we thank you for your patience while we learn to navigate through the new procedures..

Get your farm fresh produce while you help support our local farmers and small batch producers, who are offering up some great specials and products this week.

Don’t forget to visit the WFM Market Kitchen page each Friday before the market to make your shopping list for a delicious market meal!

The Wakefield Farmers Market team is preparing for the next market, this Saturday, July 11 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. The weather looks like it’s going to be a bit iffy, bring an umbrella or a rain hat. 

Things seemed a little more normal last week, and we thank you for your patience while we learn to navigate through the new procedures..

Get your farm fresh produce while you help support our local farmers and small batch producers, who are offering up some great specials and products this week.  

Don’t forget to visit the WFM Market Kitchen page each Friday before the market to make your shopping list for a delicious market meal!

Farmers

Farmer Dave’sSummer Squash is in season, lots of zucchini, summer squash and kousa. Plus, beautiful hanging plants and patio pots.  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.

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

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

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

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is back!

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Their pastas and sauces are all natural, non-gmo, locally handcrafted and hand packed to assure the highest quality 

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.  Try the brown butter snickerdoodles, the best!

Grateful Tastes – Local, artisanal spreads for more than just bread.  Pre-order to guarantee you get your favorite flavors!  I love their savory jams just as much as their fruit flavors.

Habibi GourmetWill have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad (my favorite), labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad

Halvah Heaven – The Middle Eastern candy that created in small batches using organic ingredients. Garnish your ice cream and waffles, spread it on toast or eat it right out of the bag…it’s that good!

Single Barrel Cellar – Small batch artisan barrel aged maple syrup and coffee. 

The Roasted GranolaEach 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 couple of Super Duo wine specials to kick off summer sippin’ & BBQs.   Super Rose Duo:  2 bottles of Chambourcin Rose for $24 (20% discount). Super Syrah duo:  2 bottles of Syrah-Mourvedre for $32 (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:

Our market is back to live shopping, but will continue to offer Pre-Order from many of our vendors.  Visit our website at www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org to order your items and schedule a pickup time (15 minute slots) for your convenience.  

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:

 

  • Wear a mask or face covering

 

  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • 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 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).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

See you at the Market!

June 30, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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Support local farmers and small batch producers this July 4th.

Market Day July 4

Shop Local this July 4th!

The Wakefield Farmers Market team is celebrating the 4th, this Saturday July 4 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. The weather looks like it’s going to be a beautiful.

Things seemed a little more normal last week, and we thank you for your patience while we learn to navigate through the new procedures..

Help support our local farmers and small batch producers, who are offering up some great specials and products this 4th of July.  Lots of great options for your weekend BBQ.

Don’t forget to visit the WFM Market Kitchen page each Friday before the market to make your shopping list for a delicious market meal

Farmers: 

Farmer Dave’s – Summer Squash is starting to roll in – zucchini, summer squash and kousa.  Perfect for grilled squash slices and kabobs!  Pre-order and guarantee you get the produce that you want!

Kelly’s Farm – is back!  Raspberries, Blueberries, and hopefully some strawberries!! As well as cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and squash

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

NEW: Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens and mushrooms.

West River Creamery – The best cheeses made in Vermont.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Their pastas and sauces are all natural, non-gmo, locally handcrafted and hand packed to assure the highest quality

Fork on a Road – Suman will have her Golden Harvest Hummus Kits,add fresh golden beets from Farmer Dave’s. Also, Stone Fruit & Heirloom Tomato Tabouli kits will be starting this week.  Visit your favorite farmers for fresh produce and you have a delicious meal or side dish!

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad, labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad

The Bread Shop – artisan breads are baked fresh daily in a hearth oven right here in Wakefield.

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 couple of Super Duo wine specials to kick off summer sippin’ & BBQs.

Super Rose Duo:  2 bottles of Chambourcin Rose for $24 (20% discount)
Super Syrah duo:  2 bottles of Syrah-Mourvedre for $32 (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!

Pets: 

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

COVID-19 Procedures:

Our market is back to live shopping, but will continue to offer Pre-Order from many of our vendors.  Visit our website at www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org to order your items and schedule a pickup time (15 minute slots) for your convenience. 

 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:

 

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • No reusable bags
  • 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. 
  • Parking lots are now open

 

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 Gallivan

Market Manager

June 26, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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Market Day June 27 Drive-by Pies is back & Pour Man’s Coffee is pouring the cold brew once again!

 

The Wakefield Farmers Market team is ready to do it all again, this Saturday June 27 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. The weather looks beautiful in the morning and hopefully, we will miss the rain.

As many of you may have noticed last week, things looked different in a few ways, and we thank you for your patience while we learn to navigate through this new normal.

We are back to live shopping this week and our farmers and vendors are offering up some great specials.  And don’t forget to visit the WFM Market Kitchen page each Friday before the market to make your shopping list for a delicious market meal!

Farmers:

Farmer Dave’s – Summer Squash is starting to roll in – zucchini, summer squash and kousa.  Perfect for grilled squash slices and kabobs!

Vegisode on summer squash Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8KvQml1CIg

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

NEW: Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich micro greens and mushrooms.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Their pastas and sauces are all natural, non-gmo, locally handcrafted and hand packed to assure the highest quality

Drive-by Pies – Pies at Drive-by Pies–Fruit Pies, Cream Pies, Chicken Pot Pies. Everything starts with real butter and only the freshest ingredients…hand-made…every day.

Fork on a Road – Suman will have her Golden Harvest Hummus Kits,add fresh golden beets from Farmer Dave’s. Also, Stone Fruit & Heirloom Tomato Tabouli kits will be starting this week.  Visit your favorite farmers for fresh produce and you have a delicious meal or side dish!

Grateful Tastes – jams, jellies and preserves.  Artisanal spreads for more than just breads!

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad, labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad

The Bread Shop – artisan breads are baked fresh daily in a hearth oven right here in Wakefield.

Single Barrel Cellar – will have their Barrel Aged Maple Syrup Sampler pack which offers three different 4.25 oz barrel aged maple syrups. A perfect gift for a friend, house warming, or any occasion. You will get to enjoy a Single Malt, Whiskey, and Whiskey with Madagascar Vanilla Bean barrel aged maple syrup.  They will also have their Barrel Aged Coffee Beans sourced from high quality, fair trade, coffee beans from the region of Minas Gerais and aged these beautiful dark fruit forward beans in a bourbon barrel for one month. The results are an extremely rich and robust aroma of bourbon, chocolate, raisin, and cherry. The flavor profile is beyond enjoyable, smooth, warming, yet not overpowering from the bourbon.  Size is 12 oz.

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 couple of Super Duo wine specials to kick off summer sippin’ & BBQs.

Super Rose Duo:  2 bottles of Chambourcin Rose for $24 (20% discount)
Super Syrah duo:  2 bottles of Syrah-Mourvedre for $32 (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!

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:

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • No reusable bags
  • 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. 
  • Parking lots are now open

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 Gallivan

Market Manager

October 9, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on October 12 Market Day: Live music from Julie Dougherty, Maple Syrup, Fresh Produce, Order your Thanksgiving Turkey, Drive-by Pies & Tie Dyes

October 12 Market Day: Live music from Julie Dougherty, Maple Syrup, Fresh Produce, Order your Thanksgiving Turkey, Drive-by Pies & Tie Dyes

We have a great day planned for our final market of the season, Saturday, October 12. Featuring the music from Julie Dougherty, Reading Symphony Orchestra, cooking demo, balloon twisting, face painting, henna, and a Kid’s Activity Tent stocked with drawing materials, plus hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk, it’s a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.

Our Live Music tent will feature Julie Dougherty, a seasoned performer with a great repertoire of blues and more, she can sing sweet, as well as, belt with the best.  The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.

Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, will be preparing a delicious vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  Last week we were treated to a no stock needed, veggie soup –  check out our website for that recipe and all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 

This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.

The Reading Symphony Orchestra is our non-profit guest this week.  With a mission to provide a performance outlet for talented musicians of all ages and occupations, the RSO contributes to a long tradition of bringing classical music & renowned soloists to audiences in Reading, MA and the North Shore.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.

Here’s our vendor list for October 12:

Produce:Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of roots veggies and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab some tasty  varieties of squash.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs, and if you get there early, zucchini blossoms. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn, beans, and pumpkins.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Order you Thanksgiving Turkey!

Seafood:Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  We’ve made fish a Saturday night staple thanks to Roberto’s!

Maple:  Ackermann Maple Farm offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Try the maple cream you won’t be sorry.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a quick, easy and delicious meal at home. Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Order your chutney’s for the holidays.  Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  Try their olives! Halvah Heaven with award-winning tahini based candy that is loaded with protein and calcium. 

Baked Goods: Drive-by Pies joins us, bringing sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, sweet and savory all homemade from scratch daily. Goodies Homemade with the yummiest cookies are moist and flavorful scones. Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs (the everything, is everything!), and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages:Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  Pony Shack Cider returns with their small batch, artisanal hard cider.  Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.
Pet Treats:Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans:  Bri’s Dyes is here with their unique tees and hand dyed and tie dyed accessories for babies, kids and adults. Jennifer’s Handmade Soap with artisan soaps and bath products. Sasquatch Woodworks, featuring handcrafted scrap wood into unique live edge home goods with metal inlays & Lichtenberg electrical patterns.

Thank you to our amazing customers who turn out in all sorts of weather to support our market, to our tireless volunteers, who always step up to help, and to our hard working vendors who show up week after week with the best product available.  Thank you for making this a great season!

Coming soon:  Holiday mini market after dark dates will be released soon!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE  (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday.  Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
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October 2, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on October 5 Market Day: Live music from Tim Foley, Pop-up library is here and Tower Beverages last visit this season

October 5 Market Day: Live music from Tim Foley, Pop-up library is here and Tower Beverages last visit this season

Only 2 more market days left! The weather is looking to be the perfect fall day.  Don’t miss your chance to stock up on your favorites for winter.  As always, we offer local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the small batch produced goods you can only find at the market. WFM is located at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

The Lucius Beebe Library Pop-Up Library is back for their final visit to the market this season. You can check out books and sign up for a library card if you need one while you shop!


You can check out books and sign up for a library card if you need one while you shop!
Tim Foley, a guitarist/vocalist and songwriter who melds jazz, blues, folk, funk and classical into his vocal songs and instrumentals will keep the market grooving this Saturday. . He has a delightful guitar instrumental CD and is currently working with a group in recording an album of his jazzier material. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, will be preparing a delicious vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  Last week we were treated to an easy and equally yummy fresh corn relish – check out our website for that recipe and all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.


The Wakefield Garden Club is our non-profit guest this week.  The WGC is a dynamic group of individuals in the Wakefield area who share a passion for gardening in all of its forms.  They will be sharing photos and past projects, selling WGC gloves and bags, and information about joining this wonderful organization that continues to beautify the Town of Wakefield with their Civic Betterment Programs.

Here’s our vendor list for October 5:

Produce:  Farmer Dave’s will lots of roots veggies and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab some beautiful peppers, the yummiest grape tomatoes, plus many fall favorites.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs, the best bok choy you have ever tasted. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn, onions, potatoes, and lots of beautiful pumpkins.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Plus, farm fresh eggs, jerky, and honey. Order your Thanksgiving giving turkey!

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701. Always fresh and delicious and great prices!

Cheese: West River Creamery with the very best cheese, Jane will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.  Stock up on your favorites!

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods will have 100% natural jams, jellies and relishes. Try the McIntosh Apple Cider Jelly. Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a quick, easy and delicious meal at home. Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  The best hummus anywhere!

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade with the yummiest cookies are moist and flavorful scones. Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs (the everything, is everything!), and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. Tower Beverages will have their craft soda – you won’t find a better root beer. Stock up! 

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
 
Artisans:  B Organics, is back with 100% organic cotton produce bags. Keep your farmers market fruits and veggies fresher longer!  Trow’s Treasures is here for her first visit of the season with pain, migraine, dream, and bug balms, herbal eye pillows, and other fun herbal/oil products. Ugly Baby Soap Company is back with their gentle handmade soaps and salves.

Sneak Peak: Our last market of the season! Music by Julie Dougherty, Drive-by Pies & Local Maple Syrup!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

Our SNAP Match program sponsor, Salem 5 Bank will be our guests this week.  With their generous support, we can ensure that everyone can afford fresh, healthy foods.

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE  (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!
AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
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September 25, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on September 28 Market Day: Drumlin Farm is here! Plus live music from Jesse DeLaurier, Get your Flu Shot and Drive-by Pies

September 28 Market Day: Drumlin Farm is here! Plus live music from Jesse DeLaurier, Get your Flu Shot and Drive-by Pies

Only 3 more market days left! The weather is looking to be warm and sunny and our vendors and guests are stocked up for the fall harvest. As always, we offer local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the yummiest baked goods, syrups, jellies, and jams you can only find at the market. WFM is located at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

Drumlin Farms’ Audubon Ark will make its annual appearance at WFM this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to noon.  Wendy Ernst will be bringing a rabbit, a broadwing hawk, and mice, as well as “you can touch” artifacts. We are excited to welcome them back for this annual event that is fun and educational for all ages.


Get your flu shot! The Board of Health will be here for the day with their flu shot clinic will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Bring your insurance card or, if not covered, the cost is $10.


Jesse DeLaurier will be performing for us. His influences range from The Beatles to Steve Earle to Jason Isbell, but he likes performing his own songs best. This young Melrose native has been performing since the age of 5. Now, a teen, he’s been described as an old soul in a young body.  His original songs, both fun and wise, reflect this perfectly.

Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, will be preparing a delicious vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  During the September 21 demo, Wendy made a kale lover out of a kale hater –  check out our website for that recipe and all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Friends of Lake Quannapowitt will be our nonprofit guest this week. From testing the water, hosting cleanups around the Lake to heading up efforts addressing the goose and issues the folks at FOLQ continue to work hard to protect and enhance the waters Lake Quannapowitt and its surrounding land.

The Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce is back to keep us posted on their projects and will introduce us to their many great members who are the backbone of our local business economy.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.


Here’s this week’s vendor list!

Produce:Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of roots veggies and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab a delicious eggplant, and the yummiest grape tomatoes, plus many fall favorites.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs, and if you get there early, zucchini blossoms. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn, onions, potatoes, and pumpkins.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Plus, farm fresh eggs, jerky, and honey.

Seafood:Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  The freshest fish, as one market shopper commented, “it’s like he’s pulling from the ocean and right into your bag”.

Maple:  Ackermann Maple Farm offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Try the maple cream you won’t be sorry.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a quick, easy and delicious meal at home. Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  Try their olives! Halvah Heaven with award-winning tahini based candy that is loaded with protein and calcium. 

Baked Goods: Drive-by Pies joins us, bringing sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, sweet and savory all homemade from scratch daily. Goodies Homemade with the yummiest cookies are moist and flavorful scones. Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs (the everything, is everything!), and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages:Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  They were a sell out at last week’s market.  Get there early! Pony Shack Cider returns with their small batch, artisanal hard cider.  Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats:Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans:  Cloth Creations with the best tote for creative projects, quilted bags, wallets, wall hangings, and more.  Johnnie Johnnie Goods is here with unique, artisan made leather and paracord jewelry. Kittredge Candles offers soy jar candles, tins, tarts, and tea lights, as well as votives, novelty candles, soap, goat’s milk lotion, lip balms and gift sets.  SasquatchWoodworks, featuring handcrafted scrap wood into unique live edge home goods with metal inlays & Lichtenberg electrical patterns.

Sneak Peak: Next week Wakefield Garden Club, Pop-up Library and B-Organics is back for the last time this season.


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE  (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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