Newsletter for the June 28, 2014 Market Day

It looks to be a great weather day for the Wakefield Farmers Market this Saturday when we will welcome back 7ate9 Bakery, Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Salem Street Beadery, and Trow’s Treasures on this second market day of our season. And, we have hot and iced coffee and tea! See Pour Man’s Coffee, right next to the Market Manager tent.

Kevin G MooreFor live music,this week, we are excited to also welcome back Wakefield’s own Kevin G. Moore, who will be providing music for a few hours from the middle tent starting at 10:30 a.m. With a repertoire spanning from traditional folk tunes and blues from the soul, to heart wrenching originals, Kevin has a gift for capturing the full essence of the lyrics and music with a variety of vocal and guitar-picking styles. He is a class act that you don’t want to miss.

Change is Simple logoOur nonprofit guest this Saturday is Change is Simple, whose mission is to instill environmental and social responsibility in our communities through sustainability enrichment programs. That translates into really fun and interesting programs designed for both K-12 and college curricula as well as programs to help businesses and organizations develop environmentally conscious practices, including sustainable event management.Be sure to check out their website, as well as stop by to say hello on Saturday – they will be next to Kelly’s Farm.

And, before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed.

Click HERE to be on the official Volunteer Email List.

And, Click HERE to learn about all the volunteer opportunities.

Lake Quannapowitt BookLocal authors Doug Heath and Alison Simcox are back this year to sell the books they have authored about local landmarks, one about Lake Quannapowitt and their latest all about Breakheart Reservation.  Both are chock full of history and beautiful photos of two of Wakefield’s finest natural and recreational assets.

Yarrow, our wonderful Balloon Twisting Artist, will be with us again, and, as always, we will have hula hoops and sidewalk chalk on hand for kids of all ages. New this year: We have some jump ropes now, too!

Snap logoWe like to remind folks that, 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.

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

Our Farmer Dave’s crew will have even more veggies and berries this week, as will Kelly’s Farm. We’ll have to see if Kelly’s will have their cut flowers; I know they hope to be able to bring some soon.
Kait and Jill will be back with us at the Charlton Orchards stand while their grandparents Nate Sr. and Patty are on vacation. As always, Charlton will have their pasture-raised beef, eggs, and wine made from their orchard fruits along with in season veggies and berries.

WIFP WFM BasketSTOP!  LOOK!  We now have a basket at the Market Manager tent for any produce  items you are able to donate to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Your neighbors in need will appreciate it. Also,  look for the kind folks of tonneson + co who will be at the market on July 12 to promote their 2nd Annual Road Race, taking place on July 20 around Lake Quannapowitt, to benefit the food pantry.  More info coming soon!

Be sure to stop by the Lilac Hedge Farm tent to see what cuts of great pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and poultry they are offering this week. And don’t miss a visit to Copicut Farms with their wonderful pasture-raise chicken and eggs.

The Fish Lady will be in her usual spot – her product can go quickly, so come early if you have your heart set on seafood for dinner. Fior D’Italia will have their tasty gourmet pastas and raviolis and, while it lasts, their fresh mozerella cheese. And, you can find something for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Samira’s Homemade, who has the best Middle Eastern food around.
For the best breads, it is a tie between Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery and Swiss Bakers, with the latter also offering pastries and sandwiches. The Popover Lady has sweet and savory popovers that are out of this world, as well as great pies, and you just can’t beat Goodie’s Cookies. You just can’t.
Coutt's jam
7ate9logo2And then there is the cheesecake from 7ate9 Bakery.  Cheesecake. Amazing cheescake.  What’s not to like about that?  :)Be sure to stop by Coutt’s Specialty Foods, also known as Mother’s Prize and Mother’s Pure Preserves, for their delectable jams, jellies, preserves, relishes, and applesauce.  The best!
Along with Kaleidoscope Soap and Wicked Good Soap, each with their lovely and distinctive hand-made soap and scrub products,  we welcome back Salem Street Beadery, featuring handcrafted jewelry, dream catchers , wind chimes, and more that Jeanette Dion creates from sea glass, sea shells, sea stones & drift wood that she collects along our local beaches.
UPDATE Wakefield’s Sarah Trow with Trow’s Treasures is not able to be with us on 6/28.  She will be at the market on July 26. In the meantime, see her website Sarah is a certified herbalist who makes her own Stress Relief herb and eye pillows, medicinal salves, sugar scrubs, sprays, catnip toys, and a variety of other natural products.Once again, WE HAVE ICED AND HOT COFFEE AND TEA at our market now, courtesy of new vendor Pour Man’s CoffeeWe are so happy about this.

Our maCarrot photorket will continue participating in the Plant A Carrot Campaign, a program designed to help farmers markets raise funds as well as raise awareness of farmers and farmers markets all across the country.  “Carrots” will be available for sale ($5 each) all season at the market. To learn more and to get your very own Carrot, be sure to stop by the Market Manager tent!

Coming Up: We will have visits from Curious Creatures and the Audubon Ark, a variety of live music, more events for kids, and, mark your calendar: the Friends of Beebe Library Book Giveaway will take place on September 6. And NEXT WEEK –we will have live banjo music featuring Don Borchelt and Ed Britt that you will not want to miss.

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightening or hurricane conditions).  The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday starting June 21 through October 18, 2014.  Please visit for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis
Market Manager

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