This Saturday, December 10 from 10am - 1pm, the Wakefield Farmers Market will be hosting a special Holiday Market. It will be filled with fresh produce, locally raised meats, out of this world fish, dairy, specialty foods and artisans offering one of a kind gifts. As I write this, the weather is predicted to be partly cloudy with a slight chance of flurries, thankfully we will have plenty of hot food and beverages to keep you warm.
We have no music scheduled this week, but we would like to give a special thanks to The Savings Bank for sponsoring our music tent once again this year, making it possible for us to support local musicians.
The YMCA are having their annual Tree and Wreath sale, be sure to stop by!
Here’s the official list of week’s vendors
Farms: Farmer Dave’s fresh produce, quiche, fresh mushrooms, from Fat Moon and lots of yummy things from Jane’s Kitchen.
Cheese: West River Creamery with the best cheese, will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.
Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, Cheese and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, eggs, You will taste the difference with your first bite. Check out their locally made cheeses for all your charcuterie needs.
Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. Captain’s Cut Cod, Haddock, Salmon, shellfish and more. Super fresh and always delicious.
Specialty Foods: Coutts Specialty Foods with preserves, Fork on a Road with meal kits & spices. Grateful Tastes joins us on a weekly basis this season, and this week will have peaches, cherries, and peaches, oh my. Clovers Kitchen with dumplings and Japanese specialty foods, try the pork bento box, you won’t be sorry. Craic Sauce will add some spice to your holidays. Crepe Du Jour will be offering up sweet and savory crepes to keep you fed while you shop. Del Sur Natural with the most amazing empanadas. Dolan Flavoring Company is here with their locally made vanilla for all your holiday baking needs. Beckah’s Bangin Butter with a fabulous selection of nut butters.
Food rEvolution of Stoneham is a mission-driven woman-owned, shared commercial kitchen focused on creating a space for local food startups to test their concept and build their base. This week their booth will feature: Life. Love. Cheese.
Breads, Baked Goods & Sweet Treats: Purple Carrot Bread Co. with all your bread needs, from rolls to loaves. Plus take and heat meals that are amazing. Perfect for this busy time of year. Secret Stash Sweets will have important information on how to make sweet holiday orders for cocoa bombs, stocking treats and hostess gifts right from her Wakefield Showroom on North Avenue. Bits and Bites by Kristine with everything purple yam (ube) - items include ube ice cream, ube crinkles, ube scones, ube brioche, ube cake.
Beverages: Creations Coffee in Wakefield, each week bringing us coffees and teas from around the world. House Bear Brewing offers up the newest, oldest trend in adult beverages, mead. Pour Man’s Coffee is here, with the BEST ice 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. Aaronap Cellars is back! Stock up for the holiday season.
Please note that this season our alcoholic beverage vendors are unable to offer samples. Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
Artisans: Vintage Vault with handmade soy candles made in vintage containers. Mariela Mexico and her gorgeous handmade bags, which are durable and sturdy too! Your favorite charcuterie boards will be here, with the work from Sasquatch Woodworks. NicksNecks with beautiful quilled paper art, and 3Dazzle Creations is back with the coolest in 3d printer planters and designs. EssBee Bath and Body with her all natural soap and beauty products. Little Happynest brings us Sensory Art kits, play dough kits, sensory bin fillers, crafts, & more. Washington Beach Designs returns this week with beautiful resin jewelry. Liza Vaughn Art with her beautiful resin and mixed media art. Ugly Baby Soap Company has a great selection of all natural soaps and salves. Kerry’s Kreations, knitted accessories. A&D Books will be here with their local favorites - a great gift idea!Jennifer’s Handmade Soap with her creative and fun soaps.
National Sharpening Company is here, get your knives sharpened while you shop.
Want to help? Go to the Get Involved/Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table to learn how. We are always looking for setup and breakdown help and encourage kids that need volunteer hours to lend a hand. Many hands make a better market for all.
The market offers SNAP/EBT and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $15 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. We could not provide this SNAP Match or its increase from $10, without the generous sponsorship of The Wakefield Food Pantry. Good news for SNAP folks: HIP is back! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, then get your additional SNAP bucks and match at the Market Manager Tent.
The Wakefield Farmers Market will run SNOW OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning, hurricane conditions, heavy rain and freezing temps, or town emergency). The market opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
See you at the Market!