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Click HERE for pictures of the June 25 Market Day and check back later this week for news about the July 2 market day. See you at the market!
Our June 25 market day will feature music provided by local radio station 104.9 FM, a visit from Henna Tattoo Artist Shweta Singhvi, the return of Downeast Cider, and even more produce from our farmers than last week. 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. from June 18 through October 15, 2016.
As a supporter of all things local, we are excited to welcome North Shore 104.9, known as “your hometown radio station on the FM dial.” They will share classic hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’ at the market, and you can always tune in to hear great music, local sports, news, weather, and even the Boston Red Sox! They also present informative and entertaining weekend programming every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also find them at northshore1049.com, on Facebook, and our market this Saturday.
Henna Tattoo Artist Shweta Singhvi of Wakefield will be here this week to practice this traditional art form that uses all natural ingredients to create everything from designs of timeless beauty to cool modern super hero icons for the kids. Look for her in the area across the path from the Kid’s Activity Tent.
June 25 is Kousa Day!
What is kousa? You will have to stop by the Market Kitchen Tent
right next to the Market Manager Tent to find out.
Market Manager Wendy Dennis will be cooking up an easy, tasty recipe or two using this vegetable. Bite-size raw slices will be on hand for kids to try, as well. AND, any young artist who draws a picture of this veggie and brings it to the Market Manager Tent will be entered into a Free Drawing for $10 in Market Bucks!
Paper and crayons will be at the Kid’s Activity Tent.
The market will feature demonstrations by a variety of home and professional chefs this year. Stay tuned for more news!
The Wakefield Independence Day Committee back again this week because we love a parade! This is the group that brought back and now continues to bring the biggest July 4th parade in Massachusetts and 2nd biggest in New England to our town. Volunteers will be on hand offering ways to help support parade, including some great T-shirts and other items for sale as well as ways become a one-day or ongoing part of the team that makes this great annual event happen.
Either Yarrow or Blake will be on hand with their super balloon twisting skills, we will have the Kid’s Activity tent set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, and scavenger hunt sheets, and will of course have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages.
And, before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!
You can sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire season.
We are in pretty good shape this week, but a few more hands on deck
is always a good thing.
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.
THIS WEEK’S SPECIALS:
Deano’s Pasta will bring your special order to the market – just order by end of day Wednesdays for Saturday pick up. (Sorry too late for this week!) You will find a downloadable order form at Deano’s listing on our About Our Vendors website page listing all available items. You can also email email@example.com. Note: All Deano’s fresh-frozen pasta comes in full 16 oz packages.
Emmett’s Edibles is offering Snack Packs 3 for $18.00. Seven great flavors to choose from.
Swiss Bakers will be selling packages of “Pretzel Burger Buns,” which are the same great taste as our pretzel rolls just in the perfect size for backyard burgers. They come in packages of six and are great for any summer cookout and even better for the 4th of July.
NEWSFLASH! We are welcoming The Glass Garden to our market for the first time. Stop by to see their unique living terrariums in all sorts of different containers with a variety of succulents from local farms and greenhouses as well as decorative accessories.
Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – this week’s vendors!
Produce: Farmer Dave’s and Kelly’s Farm will have even more in-season produce of all kinds, with raspberries and strawberries as the featured berries, as well as peas, kousa, lettuce, beets, strawberries, zucchini, napa cabbage, arugula, broccoli raab, potted plants, and more.
NEWSFLASH: Flats Mentor Farm are expected to be with us starting July 2nd.
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 have yummy jerky type products, including dog treats, as well.
Fish: Our friend Michelle Kraft aka The Fish Lady will be here with great seafood from Red’s Best, whose labels tell you who actually caught your fish from our local waters.
Cheese: West River Creamery. Along with the best cheese, Jane will also have pickled products and more.
Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Deano’s Pasta, and Vermont Gourmet Candy Dish.
Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade, Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers, The Popover Lady, and The Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt.
Beverages: Downeast Cider, plus Man’s Coffee where you can get a hot or cold beverage and unique treat to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles (treats for dogs AND cats)
Artisans: The Glass Garden, Kittredge Candles, Hiller’s Silver Stuido, and Wicked Good Soap, as well as Alsion Simcox and Doug Heath with their great books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and The Fellsway.
IT AIN’T PRETTY, YET… Set up and breakdown will be much easier from now on because we have a storage unit at Hall Park! Not more lifting heavy tents and more into the minivan!!!
And, no fear; the unit will be beautifully painted next week by Wakefield High art students under the direction of Art teacher Joy Schilling. Thank you to Steve Maio, Town Administrator, Rick Stinson, DPW Director, and the Board of Selectmen for your support!
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.
COMING UP: Next week’s nonprofit guest is the Wakefield Memorial High School Alumni Foundation. MUSIC: July 2- Banjo Duo Ed Britt and Don Borchelt; July 9 – Betty’s Bounce; July 16 – Los Sugar Kings Duo, and lots more to come!
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 18 through October 15, 2016.