July 17: Farm Fresh Cheeses, Local Wines & Fresh Breads
Join the Wakefield Farmers Market, Saturday, July 17 from 9am to 1pm, with everything you’ll need to fill your fridge with lots of local yummies. The market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world fish, cheese, and specialty foods you won’t find on any supermarket shelf. Do some shopping, grab a blanket and enjoy a lovely picnic while enjoying the beautiful views on Lake Quannapowitt.
Kayla Russell will be here with her creative Henna designs. The Magic of Yarrow and his awesome balloon sculpture.
As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages. Thanks to the Wakefield Co-operative Bank for sponsoring our kids events this year. Save the Date: Join us August 14 at 11am for a demonstration from Curious Creatures.
Stop by the Market Manager tent, show you support for the market, and place your order for your very own Wakefield Farmers Market tee! A $25 donation gets you one of our awesome new 100% cotton tees that you can wear proudly, and fashionably too.
The West Side Social Club will be here to share their newly created anniversary cookbook. Drop over to their tent and discover 85 years of recipes from the West Side Social Club community!
Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!
Produce: Brox Farm will have the most delicious cherry tomatoes and pita chips that put the supermarket brands to shame. Farmer Dave’s will have lots of freshly harvested produce, along with the most gorgeous vegetable and flowering plants. Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds, including corn. It may be small, but it’s tasty. Fay Mountain Farm will have a large variety of kale, summer squashes and berries. Microgreens & mushrooms are back with Neighbor’s Acre Farm, if you haven’t tried them, you are missing out. Flats Mentor returns with their delicious Asian greens - the best onions around. Flats is a CASH ONLY vendor. West River Creamery is here with the BEST cheese from Vermont.
Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, eggs and now, cheese! Check out their local honey.
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.
Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods with preserves, Fork on a Road with meal kits & spices, and Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. Stop by our newest vendor tents, Drew’s Stews and Craic Sauce and see what they are cooking up to spice up your summer menus.
Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies). The Bread Shop and Roasted Granola, both return and our newest bread shop, Purple Carrot Bread Co. Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, 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. We welcome the new owners of Creations Coffee in Wakefield, each week bringing us coffees and teas from around the world.
Artisans: Sarah's Originals, with her handmade cloth books, placemats and accessories Jennifer’s Handmade Soap with a variety of creative soaps to spice up your grooming routine and Mariela Mexico with gorgeous, handwoven bags and accessories
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends. Want to help? Go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.
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