ALL the News for August 18: Betty’s Bounce, Cultured Butter and Mozzarella! Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Tons of Tomatoes and Plums, Donut Peaches, All About Corks, Fun for Kids and MORE!

 

Tattoos are still the thing!
Click HERE to learn about this fun photo contest!

 


UPDATES And SPECIALS!  Scroll down for all the news for 8/18.

Emmett’s Edibles – The Emmett’s assortment pack: 3 popular favorites in one package: beef, peanut butter and cheese!

Swiss Bakers – Burger Buns! Order party pretzels in advance to party at home with and of course they will have their amazing sandwiches.

West River Creamery – Mozzarella again this week, cultured butter and more!

From Farmer Dave: This week at the market we will have scrumptious donut peaches, yellow peaches, nectarines, blueberries, blackberries, cantaloupe, watermelons, and plums. We have a bumper crop of plums this year after having virtually no crop the last two years due to super cold winter and spring temperatures. We grow several different varieties including the yellow shiro and stanley prune plum.
The donut peaches come and go very quickly so get your fill now!!
Tomatoes are really coming in with an assortment of cherry and grape varieties, heirlooms and plums.
Various peppers: red, yellow and orange sweet cone peppers, bell peppers, cubanelle Italian peppers, jalapenos, cherry bomb
Various eggplant: thai, garden egg, Rosita, classic Italian, long Asian, and more.
Red kale, Tuscan kale and the more common winterbor green kale.
And the sweetest sweet corn!

HELP WANTED!
Deano’s Pasta is looking for 3 additional employees to work a Saturday morning markets from
August 25 – through mid October. Pay is $14 per hour and a car is required for the job. They pay during travel time as well.

Email Hala at [email protected] or text or call her cell at 781-866-9031.


All About Corks, Betty’s Bounce, and Single Barrel Cellar will be here this week. We will of course have plenty of local produce, specialty foods including hard cider and cheese, and artisan fare as well. The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 13, 2018.


Betty’s Bounce will be at the market on August 18 providing live music starting around 10:00 a.m. Featuring local guitarists Audie and Zach Bridges and at joined by Curtis Doo on the double bass, the band will play their special take on Django, Swing, and Gypsy jazz. They may also share an Italian song or two in honor of the Italian Festival taking place in downtown Wakefield this Saturday from 2-8:00 p.m.

The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


We are hoping that Black Earth Compost will again be with us. They are aiming to be with us for as many market days as they can. In business since 2010, the company has recently started servicing Wakefield, providing a weekly pickup of compostable waste from residential homes and businesses. Do stop by to learn how easy it is to divert compostable materials out of the trash system and back into the earth. It’s a win-win for all.


Wendy Dennis or Greg Ferrier will be filling in for Suman Shah in the Market Kitchen Tent creating and sharing tasty and nutritious recipes from produce procured at the market that morning. You can find links to WFM recipes at our Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.siteThe Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food 

Education is sponsored by the Wakefield Cooperative Bank.

 


We’ll have balloon twisting and face painting with Yarrow and friend, and will also have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper and crayons.


Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!

For more about our vendors, Click HERE

Produce:  Many types eggplant and donut peaches are new this week, and there will be all kinds of tomatoes and hot and sweet peppers added to the mix as we head into the most abundant harvest time of year. Check out all the goods at Charlton Orchards, Flat’s Mentor Farm, Kelly’s Farm and Farmer Dave’s, with the latter two farms bringing us sweet fresh corn, as well. Farmer Dave’s also carries locally grown and dried Baer’s Beans – the freshest dried legumes around.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their honey. They have duck and lamb, along with chicken, beef, and pork, as well tasty jerky type products and their own honey.

Cheese: West River Creamery is here with their amazing cheeses – the best you will find anywhere. Jane also brings her pickled veggies and mustards. Pick some up to make any snack or meal extra special!

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood has the best catch and the best price. Stop by to see what the fresh local catches of the day are this week. They truly have excellent seafood at a most excellent price.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta (with tasty sauce, too) Habibi Gourmet Food, with the very best Mediterranean foods, Single Barrel Cellar (bourbon-aged syrups) and Farmer Dave’s has marina and hot sauces and more made from their produce in their farm kitchen.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies, scones, and more), Swiss Bakers breads, sweet treats, and super sandwiches – and pretzel rolls!) and The Bread Shop (an assortment of artisan loaves and more), are here, as is Roasted Granola, with hands down the best granola, and locally made yogurt, as well.

Beverages: Pony Shack Cider will be here with their unique and refreshing hard ciders, and Pour Man’s Coffee is here with the very best ice coffee and other refreshing beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Stop by Emmett’s Edibles to get some healthy treats for your dogs, and cats, too. There is always a bowl of water out for pet friends who visit on the market day.

Artisans: All About Corks, Hiller’s Silver Studio, and Sarah’s Originals will be here – quite an assortment of unique and lovely items!


Sneak Peek: Julie Dougherty will be back with more great tunes on 8/25, and the Pop Up Library will be here, too!


We Love and NEED! New Volunteers! To be part of the super WFM Volunteer Team, go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table for more info. Many hands make a better market for all. And while we need strong bodies for set up and breakdown, there is no lifting involved in the 9-11 11-1 table shifts.

To be part of the our super WFM Volunteer Team, just go to our 2018 Season Signup page!

You’ll have fun, meet nice folks, and help make it all happen.


As always, along with accepting credit and debit cards, we also proudly welcome SNAP/EBT transactions in exchange for “Market Bucks.” Our market continues to match SNAP/EBT purchases up to $10 per visit so all of our neighbors can afford to eat healthy local foods. Just stop by the Market Manager Tent to get your Market Bucks. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match! NOTE:  HIP is available via Farmer Dave’s.


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, with the 2018 season running from June 16 through October 13. 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!

Wendy Dennis
Market Manager


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