Looks like we will get a break from the heat and enjoy a beautiful summer day for the next Wakefield Farmers Market, this Saturday, August 15 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020.
On behalf of the Wakefield Farmers Market and all of our amazing volunteers, we would like to thank the WFM customers. Last week we had 983 adults come through our entrance. Our attendance increased dramatically since the start of the season, but our amount of volunteers has not. Your patience and understanding with the many challenges we face each Saturday, is appreciated more than you know. Thank you for your patience, kindness and, even assistance during these crazy and unpredictable times. Your kind words and support are what keep us going each week and for that we are grateful.
Have you made your weekly visit to the WFM Market Kitchen page for a bounty of delicious recipes? Check it out before the market and make your shopping list!
In addition to this week’s farmers and small batch producers, we welcome our artisans back. This Saturday Jerry’s Upholstery will have beautiful handmade pillows and washable cloth masks for adults and children.
Fay Mountain Farm – Lots of summer greens, the sweetest cherry tomatoes and more.
Flats Mentor Farm – Delicious Asian Greens such as baby bok choy, water spinach, pea tendrils and more. Try the stir fry mix of veggies! Flats Mentor Farm is a cash only vendor with great prices!
Kelly’s Farm – Freshly picked peaches, corn plus summer squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.
Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs.
Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is right here in Wakefield. Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like.
West River Creamery – fresh cheese from Vermont.
Small Batch Food Vendors:
Coutt’s Specialty Foods – Mother’s preserves, jams and jelly
Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA. Pre-order for credit card orders and to ensure you get what you want before they sell out. Deano’s is a cash only vendor at the market.
Fork on a Road – Visit your favorite farmers for the fresh produce listed on the recipe package, follow the recipe, and you have a delicious meal, side dish or appetizer. This week, my favorite, Curried Corn Chowder, and Beet and Barley Risotto is back!
Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies.
The Bread Shop – a small-town, big taste artisan bread bakery. By using fresh ingredients and pouring skill and passion into each product.
The Roasted Granola – Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil.
Small Batch Beverage Vendors:
Aaronap Cellars Malbec Duo: 2 Bottles of 2017 Malbec / $40
Pinot Vin Blanc: A limited special bottling with 96 bottles made and <40 remaining! MA gown and loaded with intense melon, white peach, apricot, & white flower aromas. A perfect cold white wine for August evenings! Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market
Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow! Quarts, Gallons & by the cup! Pre-order and guarantee you get what you want before they sell out!
Tower Beverage: are back with all their great flavors. The best root beer around.
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!
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.
- 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.
We need your help!!! Click Volunteer tab at top of the page, “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com” We have many short shifts available.
Last but not least…
The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).
See you at the Market!