September 12 Market Day: End of summer harvest, Sasquatch Woodwork and Tower Beverage are back this week!

This Saturday, September 12, the Wakefield Farmer Market, at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt is packed full of socially distant vendors. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020 rain or shine. Looks like it will be another gorgeous late summer day.

We had a busy day, last Saturday, as we welcomed over 1,200 people through our entrance.  Thank you all for your continued support and patience, it is appreciated by all of us. Keep wearing those masks! 

Join us for our annual Flu Shot Clinic, September 26 by the Wakefield Board of Health.  Go to our website and click the Flu Shot Signup tab to reserve your spot at this year’s clinic.  

In addition to this week’s farmers and small batch producers, this Saturday Sarah’s Originals will have Halloween, Fall and Christmas 3 layer fabric masks for children and adults. 

Sasquatch Woodworks returns this week – and they have built up a great stock of new wine caddies, serving boards, cutting trays and bowls. Stop by to check out their newest pieces because  it’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays or to get a present for that Zoom wedding you need to virtually attend! 

A&D Books will be taking advance pre-orders of their new book, “Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm: The Shocking 1900 Case that Gripped Boston’s North Shore”.  The book will be available on September 19 

Here’s what our farmers and small batch producers will be offering up this Saturday.

Farmers:    

Farmer Dave’s – Peppers, summer greens, melons and more.  Pre-order and get exactly what you want!

Fay Mountain Farm – Lots of summer greens, the sweetest cherry tomatoes, summer squashes and the BEST corn..  

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, cucumbers, summer squashes, and beautiful flower bouquets.   

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs.

Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens. Mushrooms are back this week! Micro greens are freshly harvested as you wait. Pre-order to get the best selection. 

Roberto’s Seafood – The best seafood around is right here in Wakefield.  Call or email ahead to guarantee what you’d like. Got the Captain’s Cut Cod and Mussels last week – amazing!

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.

Drive-by Pies – fruit pies, meat pies, and the best chicken pot pie around. Always a sell out!  Pre-order for the best selections

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.  

Goodies Homemade – Susan is back with her delicious scones and yummy cookies.  

Habibi Gourmet – Will have plenty falafel, pita, and hummus for everyone!   Pre-order to get exactly what you want

Single Barrel Cellar – locally made maple syrup. I put it on ice cream, my coffee and more.  Yum

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 – The perfect wines for September evenings!  Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the marketAvailable 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.

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests. This week features gluten free beef treat…you cant go wrong with beef!

COVID-19 Procedures: 

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. 

Payment Methods

  • 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.  

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market.

Click Volunteer tab at top, “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).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

See you at the Market!

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