Wakefield Farmers Market

Saturdays June 17 – October 14 2017

August 16, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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August 19, 2017 Preview: Live Music by Betty’s Bounce, Hiller’s Silver Studio, Cooking Demo, and More!


Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page


Melons are here!!
Please be sure to let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the August 19  Market Day
  • Live Music by Betty’s Bounce
    Click HERE for their website
  • Jaju Pirego (Polish dumplings)
  • Sarah’s Originals (hand-sewn aprons, potholders, books for kids
  • Even MORE produce!

*Our new cooking demo chef Suman Shah has a wonderful website where she now posts the recipes she creates at our market along with her recipes and suggestions for a healthy and delicious vegetarian diet. Be sure to check it out
Fork on a Road at forkonaroad.com/


Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year. For more information and TO VOTE: see:markets.farmland.org


The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, 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. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com

Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket

August 11, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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August 12, 2017 Market Day: Rain or Shine! Live Music, Maple, Wine, Tower Beverages, SO MUCH PRODUCE!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page


This week our market will feature live music by two talented Berklee College grads, Kittredge Candles and All About Corks are here, and of course our farmers will have plenty of freshly picked produce including the first apples. The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park, on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, 2017. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.


NEWSFLASH! This Saturday wraps up both National and Massachusett’s Farmers Market Week, both celebrated each year to recognize the positive contributions of farmers’ markets to agriculture, public health, the strength of local food systems, and stronger communities. “This week, and all season long, we are proud to celebrate Massachusetts many farmers’ markets and support the continued viability of family farms, local food production and community camaraderie,” said Governor Charles Baker. “I encourage all Massachusetts residents to visit a farmers’ market and purchase fresh Massachusetts-grown products to support your local farmers.”

But of course, we know that every week is Farmers Market Week thanks to our wonderful farmers and other vendors, the super WFM Volunteer Team, (new members always welcome) and everyone who plays music, twists balloon, provides special events, presents cooking demos, or come to shop, play, or just hang out. Click HERE for the press release.


We are excited to welcome Gentle Temper to our music tent this week, with music starting at 10:00 a.m. This ocean folk duo with a blues tide is made up of Marion Earley and Ryan Meier, and hails from the bayous of Allston, MA. Marion and Ryan met while attending Berklee College in Boston and began writing and playing together in their fourth year. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies, and instrumental development. this duo has opened for national touring acts LOLO, Bombadil, and 2014 NPR Favorite New Artist, The Family Crest.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


We will not have a cooking demo this week, but we will have recipes and the recipe board at the Market Manager tent. You will want to get a copy of the recipe for Vegetarian Corn Chowder with an Asian Twist that Suman Shah of forkonaroad.com created last Saturday! You can also always find our recipes on our new Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site You can go directly to our new site  (and be sure to bookmark it!) or click the link to it via our main website. All recipes present easy, healthy, and tasty ways to use one or more types of produce offered by our farmers. Next week you will again find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Stop by to try a bite! Cooking demos typically start around 10:00 a.m.


Yarrow will be with us making his magic with balloons, the Kid’s Activity tent will be stocked with plenty of paper and crayons, and we always have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages. There might be some bubbles, too!


Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors:

  • Emmett’s Edibles -Buy 3 snack packs for 18.00 and choose your dog’s favorite treats.
  • Charlton Orchards will have Apples!
  • And, don’t forget, SNAP folks: you can get your HIP benefits by shopping at Farmer Dave’s!

BE SURE TO click HERE to check for any late-breaking specials updates!


Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!

Produce: Charlton Orchards, Farmer Dave, and Kelly’s Farm – fresh apples are here, plus all the berries and greens, stone fruits, corn, tomatoes, summer squashes and so much more.! Flat’s Mentor Farm has its signature pea tendrils and amazing herbs, as well as more traditional local veggies. Hoping for lemongrass!

Dried Legumes: Farmer Dave’s has Baer’s Beans! Grown and dried in Maine by Farmers Charley and Carol Baer, they are the best and so fresh there is no need to soak before cooking.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: As always, Lilac Hedge Farm has a great assortment of locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local. honey. They also often have yummy jerky type products, including dog treats, as well. Charlton Orchards also always has eggs along with their other family farm fare.

Cheese: West River Creamery. Be sure to stop by and get some of the very best cheese, including hard cheeses, an amazing blue that will knock your socks off, and soft goat cheeses as well. The very best cheese around!

Seafood: Michelle Kraft aka The Fish Lady has excellent locally caught seafood from Red’s Best. The scallop have been especially amazing this year. She also often offers seafood frozen right off the boat for those who want to have seafood that tastes like fresh later in the week.

Specialty Foods: Ackermann’s Maple Farm, Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet with Middle Eastern foods, and In Good Taste is here this week. Farmer Dave’s stand has dried apples, jarred sauces, and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa, and jams, and pickles from their kitchen. And for pickled veggies and amazing mustards, get those from Jane at the West River Creamery tent.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (cookies!), Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers, (sandwiches, too) The Bread Shop ,The Popover Lady, and Roasted Granola, which also. offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars, Tower Craft Beverages, and Pour Man’s Coffee, the latter with the cold brew coffee and refreshing fruit and tea beverages around. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats!

Artisans: All About Corks, Kittredge Candles, and  Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about local landmarks and parks.


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed! NOTE: With Market Co-Manager Wendy  housebound for the next several weeks, new volunteers especially welcome!!!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year! Let’s do it again! For more information, see:markets.farmland.org


As always, 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. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match!


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com

Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket


August 9, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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August 12, 2017 Preview: Fresh Picked Apples! Live Music by Gentle Temper. Candles and Corks

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page



The first just-picked apples are here!

Please be sure to let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the August 12  Market Day

*Our new cooking demo chef Suman Shah has a wonderful website where she now posts the recipes she creates at our market along with her recipes and suggestions for a healthy and delicious vegetarian diet. Be sure to check it out
Fork on a Road at forkonaroad.com/


Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year. For more information and TO VOTE: see:markets.farmland.org


The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, 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. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com

Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket

August 4, 2017
by Heather Tribe
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August 5, 2017 Market Day: Drumlin Farms Audubon Ark! Jaju Pierogi, Pony Shack Cider, Sasquatch Woodworks, Charlton Orchards will have Pickles!!!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page

Check Back Wednesday for the August 12 Market Preview!


The Drumlin Farms Audubon Ark is coming this week, Linden Tree Coffeehouse will be the DJ for part of the day, and we’ll have another great cooking demo featuring some of the plethora of produce our farmers will be bringing. The Wakefield Farmers Market will be at Hall Park, on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, 2017. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.


NEWSFLASH! We want to make sure everyone knows that HIP is HERE! Farmer Dave’s is now set up to provide Healthy Incentive Program benefits to all those receiving a helping hand via SNAP. Use your EBT card to purchase your produce from Farmer Dave’s and get the cost credited back to your account up to your maximum monthly HIP benefit. Then come to the Market Manager Tent to get market bucks, (and your match, see below) to purchase your additional produce and specialty food items.


FOR KIDS! Wendy Ernst of Drumlin Farms Audubon Ark will be on hand from 11:00 to noon with a number of small furry or feathered animals to meet up close and gently touch. The presentation will take place in one of the center tents. We’ve heard that a baby snapping turtle will be one of guests. Come and see what else will be visiting!


The cooking demo at our Market Kitchen Tent will be presented by Suman Shah, who created a tasty eggplant and corn relish sweetened with a bit of maple syrup last week. You’ll find our recipes on our new Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site. All recipes present easy, healthy, and tasty ways to use one or more types of produce offered by our farmers. You will find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Stop by to try a bite! Cooking demos typically start around 10:00 a.m.


Our nonprofit guests, the Linden Tree Coffeehouse (LTC) volunteers will be at the music tent from 10-noon acting as our DJ, sharing some of the fine music recorded by the many talented artists who have graced its state since its beginnings in 1985. LTC presents ten or so acoustic music concerts a year in the Wakefield Unitarian Universalist Church social hall and, new this year, two free outdoor shows in the summer, featuring local and national singer-songwriters, playing a wide range of folk music from contemporary, traditional, bluegrass, and blues. Stop by to hear some great tunes and learn about this amazing volunteer organization that has long supported the arts in our community by providing an affordable and intimate venue for musicians and audiences alike. Be sure grab a flyer and ask how volunteers can see a show for free! The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by
The Savings Bank
.


As always, our friend Yarrow will be with us to create your favorite creature from balloons, the Kid’s Activity tent will be stocked with plenty of paper and crayons, and hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes will be on hand for kids of all ages.


Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors:

  • Charlton Orchards will have newly added pickles!
  • Sasquatch Woodworks will be bringing a variety of lighting etched serving trays and cutting boards.
  • Emmett’s Edibles -Treat your dog to some tasty summery Very Berry Blueberry treats!
  • Pony Shack Cider – Fifer’s Dream – Our signature cider, bright, well balanced and super refreshing for summer time fun!
  • Jaju Pierogi We’ll be coming to the market with our jalapeño cheddar flavor this week  The right balance of spice and cheesy goodness!
  • And, don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s!

BE SURE TO click HERE to check for any late-breaking specials updates!


Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!

Produce: Charlton Orchards, Farmer Dave’s, and Kelly’s Farm will have an ever-growing assortment of fresh produce, with stone fruit approaching full season and corn a staple now. Berries are still in full force and field tomatoes are here! Plus, Flat’s Mentor Farm now has a steady supply of all your favorite herbs and greens, plus carrots!

Dried Legumes: Check it out! Farmer Dave’s now brings Baer’s Beans to our market! Grown and dried in Maine by Farmers Charley and Carol Baer, they are the best and so fresh there is no need to soak before cooking.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local. honey. They also often have yummy jerky type products, including dog treats, as well. Charlton Orchards also always has eggs along with their other family farm fare.

Cheese: West River Creamery. Jane and her family make the very best cheese around. Really! You have to try the blue cheese. Heaven!

Seafood: Michelle Kraft aka The Fish Lady has excellent locally caught seafood from Red’s Best. She also offers seafood frozen right off the boat for those who want to have seafood that tastes like fresh later in the week.

Specialty Foods: Coutts Specialty Foods (homemade jams and sauces), Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet, (wonderful Middle Eastern foods), and Jaju Pierogi (delicious Handmade Pierogi). Also check out Farmer Dave’s stand for dried apples, jarred sauces, and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa and jams from their kitchen as well as pickles. And for picked veggies and amazing mustards, get those from Jane at the West River Creamery tent.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade, (the best cookies!) Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers (sandwiches, too!) The Popover Lady, The Bread Shop, and The Roasted Granola which also offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.

Beverages:
Pony Shack Cider is a family-owned, small batch, locally sourced, artisanal hard cidery with refreshing and well-balanced variety and Pour Man’s Coffee with the most delectable cold coffee and refreshing fruit and tea beverages around. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats:
Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats! Boogaloo is quite the fan.

Artisans: Sarah’s Originals, Sasquatch Woodworks and Alison Simcox and Doug Heath will also join us with their great books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and The Middlessex Fells.


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year! Let’s do it again! For more information, see:markets.farmland.org


As always, 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. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match!


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers

August 2, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
0 comments

August 5, 2017 Preview: Drumlin Farms Audubon Ark! Jaju Pierogi, Sasquatch Woodworks, LOTS of Produce!!!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page


Check back Friday for all the news! But for now, here is a preview:

So many vegetables, berries, fruits, and flowers!

Please be sure to let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the August 5  Market Day

  • Drumlin Farms 11-noon this Saturday!
  • Sarahs Originals – handmade  aprons, potholders and much more!
  • Pony Shack Cider – you need to try their hard cider…if 21 or over. 
  • Chalton Orchards now has PICKLES!
  • Click HERE for the July 29 recipe!*

*Our new cooking demo chef Suman Shah has a wonderful website where she now posts the recipes she creates at our market along with her recipes and suggestions for a healthy and delicious vegetarian diet. Be sure to check it out
Fork on a Road at forkonaroad.com/


Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.comClick the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year. For more information and TO VOTE: see:markets.farmland.org


The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, 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. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com
 
Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket

July 28, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
0 comments

July 29, 2017 Market Day: Sheepshed, Tower Beverages, Great Live Music! TONS of Produce & Lilac Hedge is Back!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page


With Lilac Hedge Farm back this week, we will have all six (seven if you count Ackermann’s Maple Farm) here for our July 29 market day! Summer bounty is ever-growing from our produce farmers, and we have Tower Craft Beverages here this week, too. All to great tunes by the Los Sugar Kings Duo! The Wakefield Farmers Market will be at Hall Park, on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, 2017. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.


NEWSFLASH! We want to make sure everyone knows that HIP is HERE! Farmer Dave’s is now set up to provide Healthy Incentive Program benefits to all those receiving a helping hand via SNAP. Use your EBT card to purchase your produce from Farmer Dave’s and get the cost credited back to your account up to your maximum monthly HIP benefit. Then come to the Market Manager Tent to get market bucks, (and your match, see below) to purchase your additional produce and specialty food items.


For live music, we are excited to have the Los Sugar Kings Duo, featuring Patino Vazquez and Dan Abreu, the latter a resident of Wakefield. The two are part of Los Sugar Kings, a Boston-based Cuban Roots, Rock & Reggae Fusion quartet who write, record, and perform across the North-East United States and are 2015 New England Music Award Winners. They wow the market crowd each year; you don’t want to miss them! Music will start around 10:00 a.m.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


The cooking demo at our Market Kitchen Tent will be presented by Suman Shah, who created a lovely recipe of crispy beans with fresh plum sauce last week. You’ll find our recipes on our new Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site You can also link to this new site via our main website. All recipes present easy, healthy, and tasty ways to use one or more types of produce offered by our farmers. You will find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Stop by to try a bite! Cooking demos typically start around 10:00 a.m.


NEWSFLASH! Barefoot Book’s is here this week! Be sure to stop by to peruse their award-winning books and other fun and educational materials or to just hang out and read a story. Just super books and more for kids.


As always, our friend Yarrow will be with us to create your favorite creature from balloons, the Kid’s Activity tent will be stocked with plenty of paper and crayons, and hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes will be on hand for kids of all ages.


Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors This week we have a new rum, bourbon, and whiskey barrel aged maple syrup. It’s great in your coffee and on ice cream. :

  • Charlton Orchards will have peaches, plums and blueberries!
  • Emmett’s Edibles -will have Carrot Crunch – a great summer time veggie treat!
  • Farmer Dave’s – Farmer Dave says: The first of the peppers, eggplant and field tomatoes, plus more cherry tomatoes and still a lot of berries!
  • Barefoot Books – Get an exclusive Barefoot Books bookmark when you follow them on Facebook @KABS’ BAREFOOT BOOKS
  • Flats Mentor Farm will have even more produce! The cold rainy May slowed things down, but their harvest size is getting bigger!
  • The Popover Lady will be back with her delicious popovers, peach, apple or blueberry pies and scones.
  • Ackermann’s Maple Farm  has this news: This week we have a new rum, bourbon, and whiskey barrel aged maple syrup. It’s great in your coffee and on ice cream.
  • Swiss Bakers: As always, we like to remind you that we have our amazing sandwiches on pretzel baguettes, as well as our special for the summer: PBB, pretzel burger buns. One bag with 6 large sesame pretzel burger buns for only $10.00!
  • Habibi Gourmet Foods: Specials: eggplant salad and artichoke spinach hummus. Delicious!

BE SURE TO click HERE to check for any late-breaking specials updates!


Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!

Produce: Charlton Orchards, Farmer Dave, and Kelly’s Farm will have an ever-growing assortment of fresh produce, with stone fruit approaching full season and corn a staple now. Berries are still in full force and field tomatoes are here! Plus, Flat’s Mentor Farm now has a steady supply of all your favorite herbs and greens, plus carrots!

Dried Legumes: Check it out! Farmer Dave’s now brings Baer’s Beans to our market! Grown and dried in Maine by Farmers Charley and Carol Baer, they are the best and so fresh there is no need to soak before cooking.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local. honey. They also often have yummy jerky type products, including dog treats, as well. Charlton Orchards also always has eggs along with their other family farm fare.

Cheese: West River Creamery. Jane and her family make the very best cheese around. Really! You have to try the blue cheese. Heaven!

Seafood: Michelle Kraft aka The Fish Lady has excellent locally caught seafood from Red’s Best. She also offers seafood frozen right off the boat for those who want to have seafood that tastes like fresh later in the week.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet, (wonderful Middle Eastern foods), and In Good Taste (salsa!) Also check out Farmer Dave’s stand for dried apples, jarred sauces, and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa and jams from their kitchen. And for picked veggies and amazing mustards, get those from Jane at the West River Creamery tent.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade, (the best cookies!) Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers (sandwiches, too!) The Popover Lady will be back! The Bread Shop, and The Roasted Granola which also offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.

Beverages:
Aaronap Cellers, with wonderful wine, Tower Craft Beverages (root beer and more!) and Pour Man’s Coffee with the most delectable cold coffee and refreshing fruit and tea beverages around. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats:
Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats! Boogaloo is quite the fan.

Artisans: Barefoot Books, Sheepshed (hand-spun yarns) and Alison Simcox and Doug Heath will also join us with their great books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and The Middlessex Fells.


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year! Let’s do it again! For more information, see:markets.farmland.org


As always, 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. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match!


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


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July 26, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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July 29, 2017 Preview: Barefoot Books, Los Sugar Kings Duo, Stone Fruit, Peppers, & Eggplant are HERE!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page


Don’t forget to get a bouquet of gorgeous flowers from Kelly’s Farm!
Let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the July 29 Market Day
  • MORE Peaches and Plums, Hooray!
  • Music by Dan Abreu and Patino Vazquez of Los Sugar Kings
  • Tower Craft  Beverages
  • Sheepshed! (hand spun yarns and more!)
  • Click HERE for the July 22 recipe!

Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year. For more information and TO VOTE: see:markets.farmland.org


The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, 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. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
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July 21, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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July 22, 2017 Market Day: Pony Shack Cider, Plenty of Produce, Peaches, Plums, Berries, WHRC, Live Music, Great Weather!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page


Peaches are here! Now it is truly summer. With more and more produce each week, most of our specialty food vendors here, and live music featuring Katrina Marie, we have another great market day coming up. The Wakefield Farmers Market will be at Hall Park, on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, 2017. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.


NEWSFLASH! HIP is HERE! Farmer Dave’s is now set up to provide Healthy Incentive Program benefits to all those receiving a helping hand via SNAP. Use your EBT card to purchase your produce from Farmer Dave’s and get the cost credited back to your account up to your maximum monthly HIP benefit. Then come to the Market Manager Tent to get market bucks, (and your match, see below) to purchase your additional produce and specialty food items.


We will have live music by Katrina Marie and John Libby of the Katrina Marie Band, a Boston-based band that has captivated audiences with soulful, sultry vocals, and a style of music that blends heartfelt lyrics with catchy hooks. According to Bill Copeland of Music News, “Katrina Marie rocks, rolls, and offers up all kinds of soulful expressions. There is no challenge her vocal prowess cannot meet and there is no style she cannot finesse.”
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by
The Savings Bank
.


We are honored to have the Wakefield Human Rights Commission as our nonprofit guest this week. The WHRC’s mission is to promote the civil and human rights of all people in Wakefield, with the goal of reinforcing positive relationships in the community and to create educational programs to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity. In this day and age, certainly a most worthy organization! Please stop by to learn about their latest projects.


This week’s cooking demo at our Market Kitchen Tent will be presented by Suman Shah, who wowed everyone last week with a simple yet elegant cucumber salad with a blueberry and Thai basil dressing. Even the young folks liked it! Be sure to stop by to find out what fruits and/or veggies will be featured and to “Try a Bite.” All recipes present easy, healthy, and tasty ways to use one or more types of produce offered by our farmers. You will find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Cooking demos typically start around 10:15 a.m.


As always, our friend Yarrow will be with us to create your favorite creature from balloons, the Kid’s Activity tent will be stocked with plenty of paper and crayons, and hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes will be on hand for kids of all ages.


And, don’t forget! The Pop Up Library is here this week! Stop by to check out a book, or even sign up for a new library card!


NEWSFLASH: Lilac Hedge will not able to join us this week. They will be back next week and for the rest of our market season.

Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors in the order received:

Pony Shack Cider – This weekend will will be showcasing our limited batch cider labeled “Hopsborough,” a beautiful dry crisp cider with well-balanced notes of apple and cascade hops. A unique cider perfect for summer time sipping!

Emmett’s Edibles -If your dog loves pizza crust they will love Savory Herb treats!

Farmer Dave says: Green beans are wonderful, this is now peak pickle cuke season so get pickling. The fresh green onions are delicious; you can also use the tops like you would scallions. This will be the last week of peas and most likely strawberries, too. But, there may be a handful of the first peaches!

Charlton Orchards will definitely have their first peaches and shiro plums!

Swiss Bakers: Our sandwiches are on our pretzel baguettes, and you can buy pretzel burger buns, too.

Habibi Gourmet Foods: Specials: Eggplant salad and artichoke spinach hummus. Delicious!
BE SURE TO click HERE to check for any late-breaking specials updates!


Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!

Produce: Charlton Orchards, Farmer Dave, and Kelly’s Farm will have an ever-growing assortment of fresh produce, with peaches and hopefully some more corn showing up. For the rest of the summer, expect more squash, peas, greens, tomatoes, onions, and much more! Flats Mentor Farm is back! Pea trendrils and more – yes!

Dried Legumes: Farmer Dave’s brings Baer’s Beans to our market! Grown and dried in Maine by Farmers Charley and Carol Baer, they are the best and so fresh there is no need to soak before cooking.

Pasture-raised eggs: Charlton Orchards always has eggs along with their other family farm fare. Lilac Hedge Farm  will be back next week and for the rest of our market season with their meats, poultry, and eggs.

Cheese: West River Creamery. Jane and her family make the very best cheese around. Really! Stop by to sample hard cheeses as well as soft and marinated types.

Seafood: Michelle Kraft aka The Fish Lady will be here with great seafood from Red’s Best. She also offers seafood frozen right off the boat for those who want to have seafood that tastes like fresh later in the week.

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods (traditional preserves) Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet. Also check out Farmer Dave’s stand for dried apples, jarred sauces, and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa and jams from their kitchen. And for picked veggies and amazing mustards, get those from Jane at the West River Creamery tent.

Baked Goods
: Goodies Homemade, (the best cookies!) Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers (sandwiches, too!) The Popover Lady, (who was in the Boston Globe on July 5!) The Bread Shop, and The Roasted Granola which also offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.

Beverages: Pony Shack Cider with really wonderful hard cider and Pour Man’s Coffee with the most delectable cold coffee and refreshing fruit and tea beverages around. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats!

Artisans: BeUbyRumi of Wakefield with be here with lovely hand-beaded jewelry and Alison Simcox and Doug Heath will also join us with their great books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and The Middlessex Fells.


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year! Let’s do it again! For more information, see:markets.farmland.org


As always, 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. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match!


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com

Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket

July 20, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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July 22, 2017 Preview & Updates: HIP IS HERE! Peaches and Shiro Plums! Popup Library, Katrina Marie Band Duo, and More!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page


Peaches! Cool Live Music, and just a great day planned.  

NEWSFLASH 1: HIP is HERE! Farmer Dave’s is now set up to provide Healthy Incentive Program benefits to all those receiving a helping hand via SNAP. Use your EBT card to purchase your produce from Farmer Dave’s and get the cost credited back to your account up to your maximum monthly HIP benefit. Then come to the Market Manager Tent to get market bucks, (and your match, see below) to purchase your additional items.

NEWSFLASH 2: Lilac Hedge will not able to join us this week. They will be back next week and for the rest of our market season.

NEWSFLASH 3: Sarah of Trow’s Treasures will also not be able to attend this week. The next visit is scheduled for August 26, but we might be able to squeeze her in sooner. Always check the schedule for updates!

Please let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the July 22 Market Day

  • Peaches and Plums, Hooray!
  • Katrina Marie Band featuring Katrina and band mate John Libby
  • Wakefield Human Rights Commission
  • Pop Up Library – you can take out a book or even sign up for a card!
  • Pony Shack Cider is here this week! Super delicious hard cider!

Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.comClick the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year. 


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year. For more information and to vote, see :markets.farmland.org


As always, 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. Check back for updates on the new HIP program, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts. We will let everyone know once Farmer Dave’s has it up and running at our market.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.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, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
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Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket

July 18, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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Recipe from our July 15, 2017 Market Day: Cucumber Salad with a Blueberry and Thai Basil Dressing

We will be adding this recipe to our new WFM Recipe Blog, but you can see it right now on Suman Sha’s blog. Just click the title in the page preview, below. Suman Shah will be working with current Co-Market Manager Wendy Dennis to create easy, tasty, healthy, and creative recipes using produce from our farmers. This recipe was quite the hit, even with the kids. Thank you, Suman!

Market Day – Cucumbers + Blueberry & Thai Basil