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Market Day September 3

This Saturday, September 3 from 9am to 1pm, the Wakefield Farmers Market will be filled with freshly harvested fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world fish, dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on any supermarket shelf. As I write this the weather is predicted to be the pick of the weekend, beautiful and in the 80s.

Balloons by Yarrow and Face painting by Cathy for the kids will be set up under the tree! Along with something for the adults, Dr. Eliot Smalheiser, PT, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Mobile Physical Therapy has generously donated his time and expertise to offer the Wakefield Farmers Market community complimentary neck and shoulder massage. I’ll see you in line.

The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department joins us with all sorts of energy saving information and to answer questions. I can’t share this story enough because I was so pleased with my service from both local businesses. A few months ago our water heater burst. We replaced it with a tankless water heater (installed by sponsor and veteran owned JLB Plumbing & Mechanical - they did an incredible job. They were organized and meticulous, plus they cleaned up after themselves). Thanks to the WMGLD reps at the market, I learned everything I needed to apply online. Easy peasy and I did it while I got my shopping done!

The VFW Auxiliary to Harold O Young Post 2394 in Melrose.will be sharing information about the Auxiliary and its programs, such as their scholarship programs, which cover all ages from K-12 with various contests yearly. And also include raffles as well as fun giveaways for kids.

Tin Can Flower Truck with a wide variety of flowers to create your own special bouquet, the ladies were recently featured on Chronicle. Shayna Seymour even mentioned the Wakefield Farmers Market!

This week we will be missing Pour Man’s Coffee and Deano’s Pasta, both will return next week.

Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!

Produce: All our farms will have plenty of in season produce. Farmer Dave’s will also have fresh mushrooms, from Fat Moon and lots of yummy things from Jane’s Kitchen. It’s corn season at Kelly’s Farm, get the best homegrown corn at the market. Flats Mentor Farm is back with the best asian produce, zucchini blossoms and the best garlic. Flats is a cash only vendor.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs. You will taste the difference with your first bite. Check out their local honey, and 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: , Fork on a Road with meal kits & spices, and Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. We welcome Barry’s Hot Sauce to the market family this week, see what he’s cooking up to spice up your summer menus. 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.

Baked Goods & Sweet Treats: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies). Purple Carrot Bread Co., and The Bread Shop. Secret Stash Sweets will be back selling the best caramels and treats. Drive by Pies is back from vacation and is bringing all your favorites, pre order Key Lime and Chocolate and pick it up at the market!

Beverages: Creations Coffee in Wakefield, each week bringing us coffees and teas from around the world. Their Hibiscus Tea is amazing.

Welcome House Bear Brewing to the market, offering up the newest, oldest trend in adult beverages, mead.

Aaronap Cellars are here with innovative wines for every occasion. Revolution Red is back in stock!<