For 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.
Our 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.
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Local 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!
We 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!
STOP! 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.
Our market 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!
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 www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org 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