Wakefield Farmers Market

Saturdays June 17 – October 14 2017

September 23, 2017 Market Day: Live Music, Fun for Kids, So Much Fresh Produce, Eggs, and Honey, Meats and Poultry, Herbal Products and More!

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

Early fall means SO MUCH PRODUCE! Stock up now for freezing and canning! Or just enjoy shopping this Saturday to live music by Gentle Temper for a wide variety of just-picked orchard fruits, berries, veggies, and herbs for your week-long cooking and dining pleasure. Fresh picked means long-lasting in the fridge. 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.

Attleboro beat us out of 1st place in Massachusetts for the 2nd time in 7 years, but we made #15 in the national standings of the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Thanks to all you took the time to vote – and next year, let’s get our 1st in MA status back! For more information about the American Farmland Trust, see  farmland.org.

Back by popular demand, Gentle Temper will be here this week. 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


Suman Shah of Fork on a Road (forkonaroad.com) will in the Market Kitchen Tent to create 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 You can go directly to our new site (and be sure to bookmark it!) or click the link to it via our main website.


NEWSFLASH: Our friend Blake the Balloon Guy will be visiting this week to fill in for Yarrow. Blake was still in high school when he first “twisted” at our market. I’ve lost track of time but he may have graduated from college by now. Be sure to stop by to say a hello – and get a balloon, of course. As always, 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:

  • From Farmer Dave’s: The merger of summer and fall apples – Macintosh, Gala, Honeycrisp, Ginger Gold, Macoun, and Cortland apples, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pears, watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers, eggplant, corn, tomatoes, beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, romanesco, cabbage, kale, and much more!
    And have you tried our strawberry, blueberry, and pumpkin breads?

    Don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s!

  • Sarah’s Originals: Fall-themed table runners and placemats. Take note! This Saturday might be her final appearance at the market this season so come get them while you can!
  • Emmett’s Edibles – Fall is here! Stop by and pick up some Pumpkin Bon Bons in two sizes.
  • The Roasted Granola is excited to announce that they will have some of Emily’s sister Sally’s honey this week! Her hives are in Whipple Hill, Lexington. Additionally, THEY ARE NOW CERTIFIED TO ACCEPT SENIOR COUPONS FOR HONEY! The coupons expire on October 31. NOTE: They cannot accept WIC coupons.
  • A&D Books has a new book, The Lost Mill Village of Middlesex Fell on sale at a great price, and is still offering Breakheart Reservation at a reduced price!

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 have even more wonderful produce! Along with plenty of summer fruits and veggies, a growing number and amount of fall produce is being harvested. And, for amazing Asian greens and squashes and more, be sure to stop by Flat’s Mentor Farm.

Dried Legumes: Farmer Dave’s has Baer’s Beans!

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm has a great assortment of locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local. honey. Charlton Orchards also always has eggs along with their other family farm fare.

NEWSFLASH: West River Creamery (who has the very best cheese around, by the way) has to take this week off but will be back for two more visits on 9/30 and 10/7.

Seafood: The Fish Lady will be here with the freshest of locally caught seafood. Best to show up early to be sure you can get your first choice. FYI – if you want to have your seafood later in the week, just pop it right in the freezer; it will still taste great.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet (Middle Eastern food) and In Good Taste are all here. Farmer Dave’s stand has dried apples, jarred sauces, and scrumptious fruit breads and more made from their produce depending on the week. You need to try a loaf! Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa, and jams, and pickles, and delicious pastries and other baked treats from their kitchen, plus their famous cider donuts!

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade, (caramel corn and cookies) 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.

Beverages: You can get fine wine from Aaronap Cellars, super sodas from Tower Craft Beverages, and as always, Pour Man’s Coffee, has the best coffee around, 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. Did you know Charlton Orchards has apple cider? They do.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats, plus they always have fun weekly specials.

Artisans: Sarah’s Originals and Trow’s Treasures are both here for their last scheduled visit! A&D Books is also here. Fun Fact: Alison and Doug of A&D books are also star WFM volunteers.

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

Click  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.


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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