As noted above, our October 14 market day will feature the Katrina Marie band, a Boston-based band that has captivated audiences with soulful, sultry vocals, and a style of music that is effortlessly timeless. Blending heartfelt lyrics with catchy hooks, Katrina’s music feels at once familiar and yet altogether unique. “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.” – Bill Copeland Music News.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by
NEWSFLASH: Lilac Hedge Farm is taking turkey orders! Just go to lilachedge.com to order your Turkey (or Pekin Duck or Ham) and pick it up in Melrose at the Indoor Harvest Market on November 19! They are also offering homemade side dishes made from local produce for your holiday meal cooking convenience!
ALSO, to keep those veggies coming, go to farmerdaves.net to sign up for a Late Fall Share of veggies from Farmer Dave’s!
The cooking demo at our Market Kitchen Tent will be presented by Suman Shah, who has been wowing folks with super tasty and easy recipes since July. Don’t miss her last demo of the season as she creates a quick, easy, and tasty recipe or two featuring produce available at the market that morning. You will find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Cooking demos typically start around 10:00 a.m. Stop by to try a bite! You can also find our recipes on our new Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site.
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.
Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors:
- Sasquatch Woodworks will be debuting new cedar serving trays, some of which have a photo-fluorescent powder that glows bright blue in the dark and low light. They will also have a large assortment of cutting boards. Both these items will make great gifts as people start to think about holiday presents and Thanksgiving
- Emmett’s Edibles – The last market is here! Stock up on Emmett’s and get three snack packs for $18.00!
- Deano’s Pasta will have their autumn harvest ravioli. Pumpkin, sweet potato, and butternut squash wrapped in a cinnamon sage dough.
- From Farmer Dave’s: Golden Delicious & Honeycrisp Apples, Bosc Pears, fall raspberries, three types of kale, leeks, scallions and still picking wonderful sweet corn and tomatoes! And, don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s
- Swiss Bakers will have their Oktoberfest pretzels! Pre-order by calling 617-903-3113 and pick them up at the market!
- Pony Shack Cider is bringing back two exciting ciders! Hopsborough: A delicious, one of a kind dry hopped cider, and Ginger Up: Spicy and ginger cider perfect for fall!
- Charlton Orchards: Stock up on our jams, apples and cider!
- The Fish Lady: Want something specific? Shoot Michelle (The Fish Lady) an email with your order and it will be ready for pick up at the market! Michelle’s email is: firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 781-929-5358
- Goodies Homemade will have their scrumptious pumpkin Whoopie Pies!
- The Roasted Granola has their own honey this week from hives are in Whipple Hill, Lexington. THEY ARE CERTIFIED TO ACCEPT SENIOR COUPONS FOR HONEY!
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, From Farmer Dave, Flats Mentor Farm, and Kelly’s Farm – Last chance to stock up on items that freeze or can well, that you can dry, or that last in cool storage, and enjoy the other fresh produce while you can. It is all SO good.
Dried Legumes: Farmer Dave’s has Baer’s Beans!
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. Charlton Orchards also always has wonderful eggs along with their other family farm fare.
And, we’ll say it again: Lilac Hedge Farm is taking turkey orders! Just go to lilachedge.com to order your Turkey (or Pekin Duck or Ham) and pick it up in Melrose at the Indoor Harvest Market on November 19! They are also offering homemade side dishes made from local produce for your holiday meal cooking convenience!
Cheese: West River Creamery WILL be here!
Seafood: The Fish Lady will be here with the freshest of locally caught seafood. So fresh you can just pop it in the freezer if you want to enjoy it later in the following weeks.
Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Deano’s Pasta, and Habibi Gourmet (Middle Eastern food) will be here, and, as always, Farmer Dave’s has jarred sauces and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa, jams, apple butter, and pickles, and Jane at West River has her line of pickled veggies, mustards, and more.
Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!) Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers, (sandwiches, too) The Bread Shop, The Popover Lady (pies, too), and Roasted Granola, which also. offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.
From our Farmers: Farmer Dave’s has REALLY scrumptious fruit breads fresh from their new farm bakery. You need to try a loaf or two. And, from their farm bakery Charlton Orchards has delicious pastries and other baked treats, plus their famous cider donuts. NOTE: With farm crops vulnerable to the weather, farms help defray the risk by offering baked goods, preserves, and other value-added products made on their farms. A tasty way to add support to our local farmers!
Beverages: Aaronap Cellars, Pony Shack Cider, Tower Craft Beverages are all here, along with Pour Man’s Coffee, with their super coffee, as well as refreshing fruit and tea beverages. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. And, don’t forget: Charlton Orchards has apple cider.
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats, plus they always have fun weekly specials.
Artisans: A&D Books and Sasquatch Woodworks.
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!
Click the logo or this link to sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season! And, look for emails next Spring about volunteering next 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.
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). The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday, with the 2018 season running from June 16 through October 13. 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!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe