This Saturday, October 8 from 9am to 1pm, the bounty of the fall harvest is upon us at Wakefield Farmers Market. As I write, the weather is predicted to be a beautiful fall day, in the low 60s. We only have 4 markets left in the regular season. Save the date for our special Holiday Outdoor Markets, November 19 and December 10 from 10am to 1pm.
We’ve got live music from local favorite, Audie Bridges, he will be keeping us entertained and dancing. Special thanks to The Savings Bank for sponsoring our music tent once again this year, making it possible for us to support local musicians.
Tin Can Flower Truck with a wide variety of flowers to create your own special bouquet, the ladies were recently featured on Chronicle.
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, plus lots of in season squashes, cucumbers and berries. 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 cheese, local honey, and yummy jerky type products. 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: Deano's Pasta delicious fresh pasta (cash only vendor), Fork on a Road with meal kits & spices, and Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. Craic Sauce, what Brian is cooking to spice up your summer menus. 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. Del Sur Natural with the most amazing empanadas. Beckah’s Bangin Butter with a fabulous selection of nut butters.
Baked Goods & Sweet Treats: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies). Purple Carrot Bread Co., The Bread Shop, and Roasted Granola, return this year. Secret Stash Sweets will be back selling the best caramels and treats. Sweet Botanical Bakes, delicious Shortbread cookies made with edible flowers. Mahalab Bakery offers a fusion of many traditional savory bakes from the Mediterranean region, with a twist and innovative recipes; Savory Mediterranean baked goods and flatbreads, Labne (Kefir Cheese), hummus, spice mixes.
Beverages: 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 Revolution Red is back! Stock up before they sell out. Simple Sips returns with their amazing all natural drink mixes - try them, you won’t be disappointed.
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
Artisans: Liza Vaughn Art returns this week. Sarah Original’s is back by popular demand! Your favorite charcuterie boards will be here, with the work from Sasquatch Woodworks. Fiberart by Diane is joining us with her handmade quilts and handwoven items. Jennifer’s Handmade Soap with her creative and fun soaps. Kerry’s Kreations, knitted accessories. 3Dazzle Creations is back with the coolest 3D printer planters and designs. Designs by Denise makes her debut with lots of seasonal wreaths and home decor. Roü-Mi Candle returns with her beautiful candles for every room. EssBee Bath and Body with her all natural soap sand 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.
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 runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning, hurricane conditions or town emergency). The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through October 29, 2022. 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!