Farmers Market Saturday June 22nd!

Greetings all – I think I may have said this a couple weeks back, but this time I mean it – it’s really summer now! Happy Summer Solstice. This time of year, when our days are long and the work is hard for our farming hands and bodies, is a most special time. It is a time to celebrate the efforts of our earth stewards and those that continue to make our markets great.

Where: Palmer Commons Event Space, 304 S. Main St.

When: 8 am – 1 pm every Saturday through October Who: The best farmers, artisans and specialty food curators around!

Music: This week The MacDonald Brothers will be putting on a show for us! Come pull up chair, grub some breakfast and listen from 10:30 am -12:45 pm

Hot Food!: Roaming Goat will be with us each week with delicious breakfast burritos and tea. Veggie and GF options available. Come early so you don’t miss them!

Children’s Tent: David will certainly have something magical up his sleeve…9:30am-12:30pm.

TANTRE FARM: arugula, asparagus, bok choy, swiss chard, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, spring radishes, mushrooms (maybe), nettles, green onions, spicy greens, spinach, rhubarb, white salad turnips, and lots of fresh herbs like chamomile (sleeping tea), chives, oregano, sage, and peppermint. And STRAWBERRIES!. we will also be distributing our CSA Shares and can offer prorated prices all summer long.

*RATERMAN BREAD: Nick is back with delicious fermented sourdough artisan breads. His flavors this week will be Original, multigrain, asiago rosemary and kalamata olive. Look for rye wheat and sesame in the future!

KAPNICK ORCHARDS: Strawberries! rhubarb, cider, sweet treats and nut butters

SHAW CREEK WOODS: Hand crafted Adirondack chairs, Michirondack chairs, signs and more.

TRAVKA HERBALS: micro-batch herbal products made with organic and wild-crafted ingredients and without preservatives or artificial anything. Infused with Reiki and sacred sound. Olga is delightful!

MERKEL GARDENS: taking a break for a while – might be back in the middle of summer

JACOB’S FRESH FARM: Seasonal produce, transplants, eggs and honey!

THISTLE BLOSSOM HERBAL: Denise brings her love of body care and natural alchemy to the market with her salves, boo-boo sticks, linen sprays, bug sprays and more!

fresh. : coffee! Both brewed and beans

FLUFFY BOTTOM FARM: Kelli Conlin has been bringing the Chelsea Market her creamery goodies for several years. Try her artisan cheeses and hand made yogurts.

SWEET AND SALTY COOKIE COMPANY: Jeff and Jocelyn are new to the outdoor market and bring a delicious homemade cookies: chocolate chip, M&M, double dip chocolate chip, store’s, dark chocolate pecan, maple oatmeal raisin, peanut butter and snickerdoodle!

PARA PARA CREAMERY!: Po Erlich is bringing his amazing cheese to both Wednesday and Saturday Market this year. Feta, feta spread, cheddar and gouda are his main staples along with brie, blue, swiss, mozzarella and asiago! Don’t miss his magic.

LA BAGUETTE: a small bakery specializing in French baked goods, Lisa and Suzanne invite you to come and sample their products! They will have baguettes, rye-sesame boules, madeleines, sablés, honey roasted peanut cookies, gâteau breton, sorta di ricotta e ciocolate, gâteau aux fruits, brioche, and savory tarts

BRIELAND-SHOULTZ FARM: Greg and Joan offer free-range eggs, pasture raised poultry, and grass fed beef at both Saturday and Wednesday markets! They also raise chemical free, seasonal veggies and CSA. Goats milk soap and jam with the occasional sourdough pepper their table throughout the season.

HOPPY SOAPS, LLC: (weather permitting) Offering handmade, vegan, palm oil and preservative free soap and body care products using 100% essential oils scents.

TWO TRACKS ACRES: Taik and Stephanie take a holistic approach to farming, which means they value diversity in their environment. They use natural methods to raise animals on pasture, and grow a number of different veggies and flowers.

AWAKENED PROVISIONS: Kelsey is bringing her gluten free cookies, granola, and savory muffins along with dry herbs and teas, flavored vinegars and love of health to the market this year!

LAKEHOUSE BAKERY: so much delicious bread, croissants, macrons, sauces, chutney and more! Don’t forget to ask Keegan about his Friday and Saturday night pizza.

HEIM GARDENS: a family business specializing in flowers and vegetables grown in the greenhouses and the field.

GOETZ GREENHOUSE: centennial family farm with three generations operating the beautiful greenhouses and fields. Natural growing practices for all seasonal veggies, CSA shares, hanging baskets, cut flowers and starts.

COUNTRY HILLS POTTERY: (weather permitting) functional and beautiful hand thrown pottery. Maureen has a gift!

HANDMADE AND HOMEGROWN: Anna has a small scale fruit and veggie operation along with her lovely hand knit items.

SMELLZ SO GOOD CANDLE CO.: **new this season. Kimberly and Carlton are bringing slow burning soy wax candles and wax melts to both the Saturday and Wednesday Markets! The smells are amazing and their personalities too 😉 BORDINE FARMS: dahlia tubers and plants!

AFFEATHERMATIONS:(**weather permitting) smudge sticks, fans and burn bowls, bark art, meditation wheels, rattles and other gourd products! Come visit Joan and her beautiful goods.

STONEHEARTH BAKERY: pepperoni rolls, cinnamon rolls, cookies, large assortment of breads

LAKE DIVIDE FARM!: Jim and Helen grow certified organic, seasonal vegetables in Stockbridge and have an amazing team of passionate farmers to support their efforts! They offer a flexible market-based farm membership and are committed to enriching the lives of their community by growing delicious, healthy and affordable produce while caring for the natural world.

LAVENDER AND HONEY APOTHECARY: Yummy body care products made with care and concern for our environment and skin. Angela makes deodorant, salves, lip balm, bar soap, sprays, bath bombs and more!