March 20 Market Day: Specials on Maple Products, Spring Produce and More, Pour Man’s Coffee is Back, and New: The Soup Guy!

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This Sunday! The Melrose-Wakefield Winter Farmers Market will hold its 5th market day of the season on Sunday March 20. The market is open the 3rd Sunday of the month through April from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street in Melrose, conveniently located on the 136/137 bus line and with plenty of municipal parking in back of the hall.

NEW! Be sure to say hello to The Soup Guy, our newest vendor. This family-owned and operated company. has been around since 2010, bringing the gluten-free and vegan soups and chili to the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. They source locally whenever possible when creating their award-winning artisanal vegan chili, soups, cornbread, roasted sunflower seeds, and the magical limsa, a northern European drink made from lemons, limes, basil, mint and sweetened with maple syrup.

POUR MAN’S COFFEE will be back this month! Mike and Joe took a few months off because they each were expecting a new family member. Both babies arrived safe and sound in February.

Maple webLAST CHANCE FOR MAPLE: Ackermann’s Maple Farm will be here for their last visit of the winter season. Don’t miss their special “bundle deal” in honor of March being Massachusetts Maple Month: If you buy a maple sugar, maple cream, and maple syrup, you save 10%. Aaronap Cellars will also join the celebration by taking 10% off the price of their luscious maple wine. And, Downeast Cider with have their special Downeast Maple Blend, fermented with roasted pecans, fresh Vermont maple Syrup and a dash of vanilla.

FOR THE KIDS: Jessica Buster will once again present her BabySongs program during the market day in the cozy lower level, accessible by stairs or elevator directly from the entrance. She has an informal and engaging styles, with a repertoire that includes old favorites and more unusual offerings, traditional folk songs, participatory movement songs, puppets, and the use of song-based picture books. This is a great option for families with young children. One adult can shop while the other hangs out as their kids enjoy live, interactive entertainment. A win-win!

FOR ALL AGES: Home chef Amy Rindskopf will also be with us again, using produce and other products purchased at the market that morning to create some easy, tasty recipes for you to sample at the market and make at home. Last month she made “Beans on Toast,” which was a big hit with young and old. Be sure to stop by the “market kitchen” in the upper level of the hall to see what Amy will create for us this month..

We’ll have our usual café area on the stage where you can take a break, enjoy a beverage or goodies from Pour Man’s Coffee and other vendors, and relax to a soundtrack of great tunes selected by market volunteers – who have great taste in music, by the way.

Don’t Forget: We can’t do this without your help!  Click HERE to Volunteer for an hour or two and help make it all happen!

Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – this month’s vendors!

Produce: Farmer Dave and Oakdale Farm will have tons of wonderful, fresh produce as well as hard squashes, potatoes, and apples picked last fall and in cold storage so we can enjoy them all winter and early Spring. Be sure to stock up for your Easter dinner!

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm and Shady Pine Farm. They should have some lamb if you are looking for a holiday roast. Lilac Hedge also has honey.

Cheese: West River Creamery. Along with the best cheese, Jane will also have pickled products and more.

Maple: Ackermann’s will have their delicious pure maple syrup and other tasty maple products.

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood – freshly caught in New England waters.
Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Deano’s Pasta, In Good Taste (salsa), Jaju Pierogi (Polish Dumplings), Samira’s Homemade, The Soup Guy, and Vermont Gourmet Candy Dish.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade, Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers, The Popover Lady, and The Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt.

Candies: Spindler Confections with all actual natural ingredients.

Spices and Seasonings: Bondat Foods, and Soluna Garden Farm, which also offers teas.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine), Downeast Cider (hard cider) and Tower Beverages.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles (Buster’s favorite snack source!)

Artisans: Kittredge Candles, Salem Street Beadery, Sarah’s Originals, and Trow’s Treasures.

Knife Sharpening: On The Edge Knife Sharpening will be parked outside.

As always, the market accepts SNAP benefits and will match up to $10 per market day, and “market money” accepted by all the vendors can be purchased via your credit or debit card. NOTE: you can exchange any Wakefield Market Bucks that you may still have for Melrose market money at the Market Manager Table. 

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Cindy Chabot
Wendy Dennis
Co-Market Managers
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