October 5 Market Day: Live music from Tim Foley, Pop-up library is here and Tower Beverages last visit this season

Only 2 more market days left! The weather is looking to be the perfect fall day.  Don’t miss your chance to stock up on your favorites for winter.  As always, we offer local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the small batch produced goods you can only find at the market. WFM is located at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

The Lucius Beebe Library Pop-Up Library is back for their final visit to the market this season. You can check out books and sign up for a library card if you need one while you shop!

You can check out books and sign up for a library card if you need one while you shop!
Tim Foley, a guitarist/vocalist and songwriter who melds jazz, blues, folk, funk and classical into his vocal songs and instrumentals will keep the market grooving this Saturday. . He has a delightful guitar instrumental CD and is currently working with a group in recording an album of his jazzier material. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.

Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, will be preparing a delicious vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  Last week we were treated to an easy and equally yummy fresh corn relish – check out our website for that recipe and all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 

This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.

The Wakefield Garden Club is our non-profit guest this week.  The WGC is a dynamic group of individuals in the Wakefield area who share a passion for gardening in all of its forms.  They will be sharing photos and past projects, selling WGC gloves and bags, and information about joining this wonderful organization that continues to beautify the Town of Wakefield with their Civic Betterment Programs.

Here’s our vendor list for October 5:

Produce:  Farmer Dave’s will lots of roots veggies and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab some beautiful peppers, the yummiest grape tomatoes, plus many fall favorites.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs, the best bok choy you have ever tasted. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn, onions, potatoes, and lots of beautiful pumpkins.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Plus, farm fresh eggs, jerky, and honey. Order your Thanksgiving giving turkey!

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701. Always fresh and delicious and great prices!

Cheese: West River Creamery with the very best cheese, Jane will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.  Stock up on your favorites!

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods will have 100% natural jams, jellies and relishes. Try the McIntosh Apple Cider Jelly. Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a quick, easy and delicious meal at home. Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  The best hummus anywhere!

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade with the yummiest cookies are moist and flavorful scones. Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs (the everything, is everything!), and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. Tower Beverages will have their craft soda – you won’t find a better root beer. Stock up! 

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
Artisans:  B Organics, is back with 100% organic cotton produce bags. Keep your farmers market fruits and veggies fresher longer!  Trow’s Treasures is here for her first visit of the season with pain, migraine, dream, and bug balms, herbal eye pillows, and other fun herbal/oil products. Ugly Baby Soap Company is back with their gentle handmade soaps and salves.

Sneak Peak: Our last market of the season! Music by Julie Dougherty, Drive-by Pies & Local Maple Syrup!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   

The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

Our SNAP Match program sponsor, Salem 5 Bank will be our guests this week.  With their generous support, we can ensure that everyone can afford fresh, healthy foods.

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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!
AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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