November 12, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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November 21 Outdoor Holiday Market

We’re back! The Wakefield Farmers Market celebrates Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 21.  The weather looks beautiful for Saturday, wear your masks and some layers and join us at Hall Park from 11:00 am -2:00 pm.  Come stock up on your favorites and grab a few holiday gifts from our artisans vendors while you’re here!

We’ve got lots of our vendors joining us for this special market, including: 

Farmer Dave’swinter squash, potatoes, carrots, greens, apples and more. Our own raw honey, pickles, hot sauce and jam all made with our own produce as well as scratch made baked goods. Pre-orders are available on all items and are suggested on baked goods and pies.

Visit our website for preorder information.  Orders must be in by Nov 19. 

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats to stock your freezer and free range eggs. Pre-order your Thanksgiving turkey now!

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

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

West River Creamery –  fresh cheese from Vermont. Pre-order to guarantee you get your favorites.

Coutt’s Specialty Foods – Mother’s preserves, jams and jelly With the holidays approaching and we will have gift boxes available this week. 3 packs: jams, jellies and marmalades – you choose flavors  $20.00 and 4 packs: Sweet Red Pepper Relish, Hot Sweet Red Pepper Relish, Cranberry Sauce you pick varieties  $25.Shipping available. Bring your addresses and when you would like them to ship +$9.00 anywhere in US.  Great gift idea for “the hard to find a gift” person, or just have on the shelf in the event you need a little something else.

If you would like to pre-order email [email protected] and in the Subject line put

Wakefield Order. (Please include your phone number in case of questions.)  Have in by noon on Friday.

If you would like to ship directly you can go to  www.couttsspecialtyfoods.com, click on to buy.

Questions…We are always here at 978-263-2952

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. Taking pre-orders for cranberry chutney for our November 21 market – Crimson Cranberry Chutney made with local cranberries and apples, 8 oz jars

Goodies Homemade – The best cookies around! 

Grateful Tastes – artisanal spreads for more than just bread.  got the return of our Cranberry-Honey Preserves crafted with the season’s first early black cranberries with our raw local honey.

They’ll also have TONS of pure maple syrup with us, including half gallon and gallon sizes. And to boot, fresh spun raw honey, as always only in sustainable USA made Mason jars.

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. This week Pumpkin Spice Granola is back in 15oz and 12oz bags! Plus, Belgian Chocolate Granola Bark is back in stock for the cooler weather.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars will be offering Last Day Stock-up Specials! 5% off 3 bottles; 10% off 6 bottles; 15% off 12+ bottles; pre-order through our website (www.aaronapcellars.com) and choose “Wakefield Farmers Market” as the pickup location during checkout.

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! 

Our wonderful Artisans return – 

Sarah’s Originals, just in time to purchase gifts for the holidays, including the popular infinity scarves, reversible table runners, placemats, children cloth books, fall/Thanksgiving/Christmas/winter aprons. Fleece pillows and reusable masks for adults and children. Plus, Sarah will offer a free holiday mask to anyone makes a purchase of $20 at my table. This is a way of saying “thank you” to all our customers.

A&D Books – are having a special overstock sale on signed copies of The Lost Mill Village of Middlesex Fells. Check out their new book Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm.  It’s getting great reviews.

Bri’s Dyes – Tie Dyed clothing and accessories, plus handpainted ornaments, signs and art from Create Artisan Studio

Jennifer’s Handmade Soap is here with her amazing fall soaps, gift sets, and more for anyone looking to get an early start on holiday shopping.

Johnnie Johnnie Goods is back with her beautiful collection of handmade accessories, including the most beautiful lightweight leather earring collection.

Kittredge Candles is here for pre-order pickup ONLY.  Visit their website to get your orders in!

Mariela’s Mexico – Mariela’s bags are handmade, very lightweight, durable,  recycle plastic as well as waterproof. The perfect bag for your everyday use.

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! 

Trow’s Treasures is back with her incredible medicinal salves, herbal pillows, catnip toys and more.

Ugly Baby Soap’s Bay Rum Shaving Soap is back (smells divine).  Plus, Gentle Beeswax Soap, Felted Beeswax Soap, and Felted Rosemary Soap, all at pandemic discount of $5 each.  Another pandemic positive! Stock up on all your favorites.

The Vintage Vault & Company will be here with their hand poured soy wax candles in vintage and town themed containers.

 

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
  • You may touch only what you purchase, 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!

AnnMarie

October 28, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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October 31 Market Day: Halloween Harvest

The Wakefield Farmers Market celebrates Halloween on our last market of the summer/fall season! Wear your costume & a  facemask to the market this Saturday, October 31. We will be at Hall Park from 9:00-1:00. We encourage everyone – old, young and four-legged to wear their costumes to the market on October 31.  So get out the wigs, masks and crazy hats and join us for some fun.

We are pleased to announce the addition of 2 outdoor holiday markets, Saturday, November 21 and December 12 from 11 am to 2pm in our present location in Hall Park.  Many of our current vendors will be participating, along with a few new local artisan vendors to give you some unique gift giving options while supporting local business.   Keep your eyes out for more information as we come closer to those dates.

Enough from me, let’s get to this week’s vendors include:

Sarah’s Originals, just in time to purchase gifts for the holidays, including the popular infinity scarves, reversible table runners, placemats, children cloth books, fall/Thanksgiving/Christmas/winter aprons. Fleece pillows and reusable masks for adults and children.

A&D Books – are having a special overstock sale on signed copies of The Lost Mill Village of Middlesex Fells. Check out their new book Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm as a great buy for Halloween!. It’s getting great reviews.

Jamie Gibbons Studio –  Bringing the brilliant fall colors and rustic reclaimed wood to the market this week is local Wakefield painter Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons. Jamie collects salvaged materials – weathered cedar shingles, unfinished cabinet doors, vintage windows, and more – and transforms them with oil paint into quiet forest landscapes perfect for your home and your early holiday shopping. You can see more of her work or call dibs in advance at www.jamiegibbonsstudio.com. Wide range of sizes and price points available to make art affordable for everyone.

Mariela’s Mexico – Mariela’s bags are handmade, very lightweight, durable,  recycle plastic as well as waterproof. The perfect bag for your everyday use. 

Ugly Baby Soap’s Bay Rum Shaving Soap is back (smells divine).  Plus, Gentle Beeswax Soap, Felted Beeswax Soap, and Felted Rosemary Soap, all at pandemic discount of $5 each.  Another pandemic positive! Stock up on all your favorites.

Now for our farmers and small batch producers:

Farmers:     

Farmer Dave’s – Baked Goods, pickles, stone fruit, melons, lettuce, beautiful tomatoes, carrots 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 – 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. This weekend taking pre-orders for cranberry chutney for our November 21 market – Crimson Cranberry Chutney made with local cranberries and apples, 8 oz jars

Goodies Homemade – The best cookies around! 

Grateful Tastes – artisanal spreads for more than just bread.  got the return of our Cranberry-Honey Preserves crafted with the season’s first early black cranberries with our raw local honey.

They’ll also have TONS of pure maple syrup with us, including half gallon and gallon sizes. And to boot, fresh spun raw honey, as always only in sustainable USA made Mason jars.

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. This week Pumpkin Spice Granola is back in 15oz and 12oz bags! Plus, Belgian Chocolate Granola Bark is back in stock for the cooler weather.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars will be offering Last Day Stock-up Specials! 5% off 3 bottles; 10% off 6 bottles; 15% off 12+ bottles; pre-order through our website (www.aaronapcellars.com) and choose “Wakefield Farmers Market” as the pickup location during checkout.

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 Edibles Gourmet Dog Treats handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. October pumpkin season! Try some Pumpkin Bon Bons!  Start planning their costumes for next week – All Emmett 4 legged customers that stop by Emmett’s to say Happy Halloween and  are wearing a costume will get a Trick or … is it a Treat?

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
  • You may touch only what you purchase, 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!

October 21, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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October 24 Market Day: Produce, Pies & Pumpkins!

This Saturday, October 24, the Wakefield Farmer Market, at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt is packed full of socially distant vendors. Only 2 markets left, some of our vendors will be here for a final time this week.  The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020 rain or shine.  This week looks like it will be another gorgeous fall day.

Thank you all for your continued support and patience, it is appreciated by all of us. Because our summer/fall market went so well, I approached our Board about the possibility of hosting a few outdoor holiday markets.  Thanks to a little planning and our Town Council, the Wakefield Farmers Market is pleased to announce the addition of 2 outdoor holiday markets, Saturday, November 21 and December 12 from 11 am to 2pm in a present location in Hall Park.  

Many of our current vendors will be participating, along with a few new local artisan vendors to give you some unique gift giving options while supporting local business.   Keep your eyes out for more information as we come closer to those dates.

Next Saturday, we will be celebrating Halloween at the market! We encourage everyone – old, young and four-legged to wear their costumes to the market on October 31.  So get out the wigs, masks and crazy hats and join us for some fun.  

As  mentioned, we have a full market this week, 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. Plus, infinity scarves, small bags, table runners, sport scarves, pillows, blankets.

Marielas Mexico Mariela’s bags are handmade by native Mexican’s from Southeast Mexico. When you purchase one of these bags, you are helping to support this community of artisans. Mariela works with the artisans in her native Mexico to ensure they receive a fair price for their labor and are treated with respect and dignity. These bags  are very lightweight, durable,  recycle plastic as well as waterproof. The perfect bag for your everyday use. They come in a host of vibrant colors and in four sizes (Super Large, Large, Medium and Chiquita (small). 5% of  each sale will be donated to the “Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots” a nonprofit which serves children living in poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico and who do not have access to an education. 

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! 

Trow’s Treasures is back with her incredible medicinal salves, herbal pillows, catnip toys and more.

The Vintage Vault & Company will be here with their hand poured soy wax candles in vintage and town themed containers.  

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

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – Squashes, root veggies, greens and more.  Pre-order and get exactly what you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Corn, pumpkins and squashes galore

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 – Peppers, corn, greens, squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats 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. 

West River Creamery –  fresh cheese from Vermont. Pre-order to guarantee you get your favorites.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Coutt’s Specialty Foods – Mother’s preserves, jams and jelly With the holidays approaching and we will have gift boxes available this week. 3 packs: jams, jellies and marmalades – you choose flavors  $20.00 and 4 packs: Sweet Red Pepper Relish, Hot Sweet Red Pepper Relish, Cranberry Sauce you pick varieties  $25.Shipping available. Bring your addresses and when you would like them to ship +$9.00 anywhere in US.  Great gift idea for “the hard to find a gift” person, or just have on the shelf in the event you need a little something else.

If you would like to pre-order email [email protected] and in the Subject line put

Wakefield Order. (Please include your phone number in case of questions.)  Have in by noon on Friday.

If you would like to ship directly you can go to  www.couttsspecialtyfoods.com, click on to buy.

Questions…We are always here at 978-263-2952

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 – will have small pies and large pie plus sampler boxes for Thanksgiving. They will also be taking orders for Thanksgiving pies for pick up in Reading, MA.

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 weekend – the Harvest Hyderabadi Biryani and the Pumpkin & Barley Risotto!

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 will be debuting our flagship wine Petite Sirah “Alliage” at this Saturday’s market. Petite Sirah “Alliage” 2016:  a hedonistic alloy of dark black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, & earthy cocoa flavors.  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. Stock up for winter!

Pets: 

Emmett’s Edibles Gourmet Dog Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. October pumpkin season! Try some Pumpkin Bon Bons!  Start planning their costumes for next week – All Emmett 4 legged customers that stop by Emmett’s to say Happy Halloween and  are wearing a costume will get a Trick or … is it a Treat?

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!

October 14, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on October 17 Market Day: Fresh, seasonal produce and lots of great small batch products

October 17 Market Day: Fresh, seasonal produce and lots of great small batch products

Bring your sweater, facemask and possibly an umbrella, to the market this Saturday, October 17. We will be at Hall Park from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. The market is held rain or shine, unless the wind in the weather tells us something different.  Stay on top of what’s happening via our website, www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or our Facebook page, where all our up to date market news will be posted.

Only 3 markets left in the season, it’s been wonderful to have this small, weekly, community event give us a glimpse of normalcy during the pandemic. It gives you a sense of peace to walk through the market and still be able to enjoy the core sense of community it brings.  

I don’t know about you, but I took my farmers market purchasing to a more courageous level this year.  Buying produce and foods I’ve never tried before, including my new romance with microgreens, I’ve added new flavors and spices to my meals that I typically would never have tried. Have you experimented with any farmers market flavors this summer?  Tried canning? Dehydrating? Head over to Facebook or Instagram and share your creations with us!

Enough from me, let’s get to this week’s vendors include:

Sarah’s Originals, just in time to purchase gifts for the holidays, including the popular infinity scarves, reversible table runners, placemats, children cloth books, and reusable masks for adults and children.

Mariela’s Mexico – Mariela’s bags are handmade by native Mexican’s from Southeast Mexico. When you purchase one of these bags, you are helping to support this community of artisans. Mariela works with the artisans in her native Mexico to ensure they receive a fair price for their labor and are treated with respect and dignity. These bags  are very lightweight, durable,  recycle plastic as well as waterproof. The perfect bag for your everyday use. They come in a host of vibrant colors and in four sizes (Super Large, Large, Medium and Chiquita (small). 5% of  each sale will be donated to the “Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots” a nonprofit which serves children living in poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico and who do not have access to an education. 

Mariela is one of our newest artisan vendors, her bags and her personality will make you smile.  I got one last week and have received many compliments. I love it.

Ugly Baby Soap’s Bay Rum Shaving Soap is back (smells divine).  Plus, Gentle Beeswax Soap, Felted Beeswax Soap, and Felted Rosemary Soap, all at pandemic discount of $5 each.  Another pandemic positive! Stock up on all your favorites.

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 – Have you ever tried a Baked Potato Squash?  How about a Mashed Potato Squash? Well, now is your chance to pick some up.  I tried both and they got a thumbs up in my house. 

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.  I threw some spicy salad and beet mix into a soup I made with scallion, carrots and asian broccoli from Flats – YUM.

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. This weekend – the Harvest Hyderabadi Biryani and the Pumpkin & Barley Risotto!

Goodies Homemade – The best cookies around! 

Grateful Tastes – artisanal spreads for more than just bread. Three new flavors for this week: New spicy & savory Smoked Apple Habanero Preserves.  The return of our Apple Pie Jam! And our one of a kind, #trulylocal #PawpawJam. Along with each purchase if Pawpaw Jam also comes a seed packet so others can plant for themselves North America’s largest indigenous fruit.

In addition to these new flavors we’ll also have TONS of maple syrup for everyone to stock up on including half and full gallon sizes (all pricing updated on our website along with preorder information).

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. This week Pumpkin Spice Granola is back in 15oz and 12oz bags! Plus, Belgian Chocolate Granola Bark is back in stock for the cooler weather.

Small Batch Beverage Vendors: 

Aaronap Cellars Petite Sirah “Alliage” at this Saturday’s market. Petite Sirah “Alliage” 2016:  a hedonistic alloy of dark black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, & earthy cocoa flavors. 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 Edibles Gourmet Dog Treats handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. October pumpkin season! Try some Pumpkin Bon Bons!

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
  • You may touch only what you purchase, 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!

AnnMarie

October 7, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on October 10 Market Day: Tower Beverage, Coutt’s and Fay Mountain Farms are back this week!

October 10 Market Day: Tower Beverage, Coutt’s and Fay Mountain Farms are back this week!

This Saturday, October 10,  the Wakefield Farmer Market, at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt is packed full of socially distant vendors. Only 4 markets left, some of our vendors will only be here this week. 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 fall day.

Thank you all for your continued support and patience, it is appreciated by all of us. Keep wearing those masks and sanitizing, we will get through this together! Farmers Markets are essential.

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. Plus, infinity scarves, small bags, table runners, sport scarves, pillows, blankets.

Jennifer’s Handmade Soap is here with her amazing fall soaps, gift sets, and more for anyone looking to get an early start on holiday shopping.

Johnnie Johnnie Goods is back with her beautiful collection of handmade accessories, including the most beautiful lightweight leather earring collection.This is Kassie’s last market of the season, don’t miss it!

Marielas Mexico joins us with handwoven purses and totes. 

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! 

Trow’s Treasures is back with her incredible medicinal salves, herbal pillows, catnip toys and more.

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

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – Squashes, root veggies, greens and more.  Pre-order and get exactly what you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Corn, pumpkins and squashes galore

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 – Peppers, corn, greens, squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats 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. 

West River Creamery –  fresh cheese from Vermont.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Coutt’s Specialty Foods – Mother’s preserves, jams and jelly With the holidays approaching and we will have gift boxes available this week. 3 packs: jams, jellies and marmalades – you choose flavors  $20.00 and 4 packs: Sweet Red Pepper Relish, Hot Sweet Red Pepper Relish, Cranberry Sauce you pick varieties  $25.Shipping available. Bring your addresses and when you would like them to ship +$9.00 anywhere in US.  Great gift idea for “the hard to find a gift” person, or just have on the shelf in the event you need a little something else.

If you would like to pre-order email [email protected] and in the Subject line put

Wakefield Order. (Please include your phone number in case of questions.)  Have in by noon on Friday.

If you would like to ship directly you can go to  www.couttsspecialtyfoods.com, click on to buy.

Questions…We are always here at 978-263-2952

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 – is off this week 

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 will be debuting our flagship wine Petite Sirah “Alliage” at this Saturday’s market. Petite Sirah “Alliage” 2016:  a hedonistic alloy of dark black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, & earthy cocoa flavors.  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. Stock up for winter!

Pets: 

Emmett’s Edibles Gourmet Dog Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. October pumpkin season! Try some Pumpkin Bon Bons!

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 30, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on October 3 Market Day: The fall harvest has begun!

October 3 Market Day: The fall harvest has begun!

Fall is officially here, bring your sweater & facemask to the market Saturday, October 3.. 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 as we enter our final month this market season.

Before I start with this week’s vendors, I need to give a HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers, both veterans and newbies.  When I first started planning for the market this year, I was concerned. With a pandemic going on, how would we find additional volunteers every week? Well, I got my answer.  Our community stepped up, our customers, our kids, even my husband getting up at 5am every Saturday to lend a hand.  I wish I could find the words to express my gratitude to everyone that’s given the precious gift of time to the market this year. I’m not exaggerating when I say there would be no market without you.

This week’s vendors include Sarah’s Originals, just in time to purchase gifts for the holidays, including reversible table runners, placemats, children cloth books, and reusable masks for adults and children.

Ugly Baby Soap is back with all their great soaps and a handwashing station!

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.

Drive-by Pies – Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple, Apple Cranberry! Try a sampler pack…4 itty Bitty pies in the previous flavors to see what you want to order for Thanksgiving!

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 weekend – the Harvest Hyderabadi Biryani and the Pumpkin & Barley Risotto!

Goodies Homemade – The best cookies around!

Grateful Tastes – artisanal spreads for more than just bread. Now taking holiday and winter stock up orders for maple syrup. Preorder info at their  booth, as well as information first larger sizes, and bulk discounting.

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. This week Pumpkin Spice Granola is back in 15oz and 12oz bags! Plus, Belgian Chocolate Granola Bark is back in stock for the cooler weather.

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
  • You may touch only what you purchase, 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 23, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on September 26 Market Day: The Autumn Harvest begins, Fay Mountain Farm is back this week.

September 26 Market Day: The Autumn Harvest begins, Fay Mountain Farm is back this week.

This Saturday, September 26, the Wakefield Farmer Market, at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt is packed full of socially distant vendors and the annual Flu Clinic. 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.

Thank you all for your continued support and patience, it is appreciated by all of us. Keep wearing those masks and sanitizing, we will get through this together! 

Join us for our annual Flu Shot Clinic, 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. All appointments must be made by Friday, September 25 at 9am.

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. 

Jennifer’s Handmade Soap is here with her amazing soaps.  Stop by her booth and see her artistry. 

Johnnie Johnnie Goods is back with her beautiful collection of handmade accessories, including the most beautiful lightweight leather earring collection.

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! 

Trow’s Treasures is back with her incredible salves and potions for mind, body and spirit. 

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

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – Squashes, root veggies, greens and more.  Pre-order and get exactly what you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Corn, pumpkins and squashes galore

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 – Peppers, corn, greens, squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats 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. 

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.  

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 Perfect wines for a September evening 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. 

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

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
Comments Off on September 12 Market Day: End of summer harvest, Sasquatch Woodwork and Tower Beverage are back this week!

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!

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