The Saturday, July 20 market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on the supermarket shelf. Plus we have some talented local artisans, kid activities and more. The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.
Our guest chef, Wendy Dennis will be dishing out a great recipe, using fresh produce and spices purchased from the market that morning. Each week’s dish makes you want to eat your veggies! Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor.
Henna by Kayla will be creating her beautiful henna tattoos. It’s the perfect summer accessory. Yarrow, our magical and trusty balloon twisting artist will be here. As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.
Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!
Produce: All our farmers will be stocked with fresh produce, each featuring their own special items. Pick up an amazing hanging tomato plant from Farmer Dave. You’ll have fresh tomatoes daily throughout summer. Fay Mountain Farm will have their fresh greens, berries and giant zucchini. Kelly’s Farm with a rainbow of beets and fresh cut flowers that will last for weeks. Flats Mentor Farm with specialty asian greens and herbs, all gorgeous to look at, scrumptious to taste.
Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs. Check out their yummy jerky type products.
Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will be 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.
Maple: Ackermann’s offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Try the maple cream you won’t be sorry.
Specialty Foods: Grateful Tastes will be joining us with their unique jams and jellies. Deano’s Pasta, delicious fresh pasta. Market goers rave about their ravioli. Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. Try the garlic cauliflower, so good.
Baked Goods: Drive by Pies joins us, bringing sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, all homemade from scratch daily. They sold out early on their last visit! Goodies Homemade, the scones are the best, Swiss Bakers (try the Berliner, you won’t be sorry), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls, and Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt and honey.
Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pony Shack Cider returns with their small batch, artisanal hard cider. Pour Man’s Coffee is here, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. Try the Watermelon Agua Fresca, you won’t be sorry. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
Artisans: Cloth Creations with the best tote for creative projects, quilted bags, wallets, wall hangings and more. Kittredge Candles offers soy jar candles, tins, tarts, and tea lights, as well as votives, novelty candles, soap, goat’s milk lotion, lip balms and gift sets. Sasquatch Woodworks, featuring handcrafted scrap wood into unique live edge home goods with metal inlays & Lichtenberg electrical patterns. Also, Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.
Sneak Peak: Next week, cooking demo from The Remedy Exchange, Time with the Town Council, B Organics is back
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