Only 6 more market days left! RAIN OR SHINE OR WIND, we will hold the market on Saturday September 7! But DON”T LOOK FOR TENTS! With the expected winds, it will be too dangerous to have tents up, but all but one farmer will be there and a number of other vendors coming, too! Show your love for your farmers and all our vendors and be sure to stop by and shop! Check our Facebook page and website wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for updates, but do plan to come. Farmers need to sell their produce – and YOU need your produce, too.
Here is the rest of the news, with updates:
Flats Mentor Farm is back! And they have confirmed for 9/7 regardless of weather! So have Kelly’s Farm and Farmer Dave’s! Plus a number of specialty and artisan vendors. As always, local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the yummiest baked goods and breads, cheeses, syrups, jellies, jams you can only find at the market. Plus, lots of activities to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019.
|This week, music will be by our super WFM soundtrack! Live music will be back next week. But come and shop!
We hope to reschedule live music students from Onset School of Music providing great music with Jesse Delaurier and Amy Young. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.
Our guest chef, Wendy Dennis will be back NEXT WEEK, dishing out a great recipe, using fresh produce and spices purchased from the market that morning. Be sure to check out our website for all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor
We are not sure whether or not the Magic of Yarrow, with balloon twisting and face painting, will be here or not. But once the rain slows down, we will put out the new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk. The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt. .
T The Annual Friends of Beebe Library Book Give-Away will take place NEXT WEEK!!!!!, so be sure to bring some extra bags for books! Along with bringing LOTS of books that you can take home for free, they will also have a small display of Beebe goods for sale, such as local honey, note pads, book bags, and umbrellas.
We hope to reschedule the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield, a valued nonprofit guest. You can also find out how YOU can help support this wonderful new asset to our community that is providing a safe place for kids while offering a wide array of educational opportunities, activities, and services supervised by professionals by visiting their website: bgcstoneham.org.
A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to email@example.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.
Here’s what you came here for – our vendor list for September 7, Updated as of noon on Friday 9/6. Check Facebook and this website for updates: :
Produce: Lots of summer produce is being harvested and it’ll be at the market Saturday! Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of fresh greens and fresh fruit. Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens and herbs. Try the water spinach – mild and delicious in stir fry. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn and greens. (Fay’s Farm will be back next week.)
Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry. Try their farm fresh eggs, and the chicken is the best.
Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market. Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701. Eat more fish!
Specialty Foods: Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around. Try their hummus! And their olives!
Baked Goods: Drive-by Pies is pretty sure they will joins us, bringing sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, all homemade from scratch daily. The Bread Shopwill set up if it stops raining. will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs, and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted. Note: We have not had confirmation from The Roasted Granola as of noon 9/7.
Beverages:Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. Note: We have not had confirmation from Pour Man’s Coffee as of 9/7.
Artisans: Sarah’s Originals, all handmade, Sarah makes super potholders and aprons for all the cooks, plus placemats, cloth children’s books, and more. The perfect place to pick up gifts or some essentials for your own home. Ugly Baby Soap Company is back with their gentle handmade soaps and salves. Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway. Note: We have not had confirmation from Alison and Doug as of 9/7, and Sarah’s Originals is a “Strong Maybe.”
Sneak Peak: Next week, Willie T, Room to Write and Popup Library! And the Beebe Book Give-away!
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.
The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!
Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.
The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP).
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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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!
AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager