What’s Happening September 6: Book Give-Away! Cooking with Holly, Great Music, Farmers, Vendors, and More!

Free Books this week! The Friends of Beebe Library will be holding their annual Book Give-Away this Saturday at our market in the center tent. Along with all types of great books for the taking, the group will also have a display of Beebe goods, such as honey, note pads, book bags, and umbrellas for sale to help support all the wonderful services and activities our wonderful library offers.

Providing the perfect background music for browsing, Ed Britt and Don Borchelt  will be playing throughout the market day, sharing their superb style of traditional old timey and bluegrass double banjo picking.

Holly Pierce will be back again with another wonderful and delicious cooking demonstration starting at 11:00 a.m. in the tent next to Pour Man’s Coffee.  As always, she will be using fresh veggies and fruits purchased at the market that morning. There are always free samples, and Holly is happy to talk with you about all things having to do with good food and the food/health connection.

Our wonderful balloon twister Yarrow,
or one of his equally talented colleagues, will be with us and we will of course have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages.

Yes, the Plein Air Paint Out is Happening! Scroll Down or click HERE for more info.

Local authors Doug Heath and Alison Simcox will be selling their books about Lake Quannapowitt and Breakheart Reservation, two of Wakefield’s finest natural and recreational assets.

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

And, if spots are filled, feel free to stop by to learn about volunteering!

Still needed as of Friday morning: another person for set-up, one or two for breakdown from 1-1:45 p.m. and fetching the highway and lake signs.
Thank you!

Thank you to Robin Greenberg, Sarah Lynn Reul, Marietta Schwartz, and Christina Della Croce for already signing up for this week!

And, Click HERE  to learn about all the volunteer opportunities

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!

As always, Farmer Dave’s and Kelly’s Farm will have a wonderful assortment of fresh veggies, stone fruits, apples, and berries, as well as cut flowers, potted plants, and herbs. Flats Mentor Farms will have their lovely Asian greens, herbs, and squash blossoms, and they also often have some lovely cut flowers, as well. Charlton Orchards will have their pasture-raised beef, eggs, and wine made from their orchard fruits, veggies, berries, and orchard fruits, as well as their freshly pressed cider and famous cider donuts.

Lilac Hedge Farm has beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, along with eggs, beef jerky products, including some treats for pets, and their own honey. Copicut Farms has fresh chicken, including flavorful stewing birds, and also offers cuts of pork from their farm.The Fish Lady will be in her usual spot with her usual super selection of freshly caught seafood. Best to get their early for the largest selection.

The Roasted Granola is back for the rest of the season with their wonderful granola and Greek Yogurt – perfect for breakfast at the market! There will also be baked goods from all our bakers: satisfying traditional loaves, both savory and sweet, from Mamandou’s Artisan Bakery, lovely breads, pastries, pretzels, and sandwiches from Swiss Bakers, luscious popovers and pies from The Popover Lady, and the very best cookies from Goodies Cookies.

You can grab take-home or food for a picnic lunch from Samira’s Homemade, which has the best Middle Eastern food around, and Fior D’Italia will have their spectacular pasta as well as mozzarella, pesto, and more.7ate9 Bakery will be back with their delectable cheesecake and also, there frozen cheesecake pops, which make for a fun and tasty treat.

In the artisan section, along with our wonderful soap vendors Kaleidoscope Soap and Wicked Good Soap, we welcome back Salem Street Beadery, featuring handcrafted jewelry, dream catchers , wind chimes, and more.Also, back for their second and final visit this season is our “new this year” artisan Vintage Gardens. This Mom and daughter team creates one of a kind garden accessories made from re-purposed/up-cycled dishes and china. Products can include garden “flower” stakes, bird baths/feeders, mini stakes used in pots, and planters for small gardens. Most of the pieces they use are found at local charity stores. They also do custom orders using clients own pieces, a great way to keep memories alive.

To fill out the morning, the folks at Pour Man’s Coffee will have their delectable treats on hand along with hot or iced coffee and regular or green tea, fresh squeeze lemonade, additional cold beverages.

FUN FACTS from the Pour Man’s Coffee Facebook Page:
We use only Fair Trade, organic coffee from Dean’s Beans, roasted locally in Orange, MA.
For our hot and iced teas we use Mem Tea Imports located in Watertown MA.
Our lemonade and baked goods are made from scratch using organic and local ingredients.

contest logoDon’t Forget to Vote! Right now we are #1 in MA and #19 in the USA!

If you want a reminder to vote each week, scroll down to the end of this email, click on “update subscription preferences,” and select “Vote Reminder List.” How easy is that?  🙂

To vote, you need only go to: lovemyfarmersmarket.org once a week and “pledge” how much you plan to spend at your favorite farmers market that week. You can pledge once a week up until midnight September 13.
Let’s go for it!

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: Kids Cooking with Holly on 9/13, Drumlin Farm’s Audubon Ark on 9/20, Bike Clinic courtesy of Mass In Motion on 9/27, The Plein Air Paint Out on 10/4, and more still to come!

The Plein Air Paint Out will be held on Saturday October 4 with an October 11 rain date. There will be no registration fee, but please sign up if you are planning to attend. Artists are invited to find a spot somewhere around Lake Quannopowitt to paint from 9:00 a.m.-noon and then display their painting for sale, along with up to three additional works, from noon-1:00 p.m. at the market. Click HERE for more info and for the artist signup link.

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.

Wendy Dennis
Market Manager

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