Greetings All –
It is the first Saturday market of September and boy is the bounty beautiful. So much to be grateful for this time of year!
A reminder that NEXT week the 14th of September, we will be hosting out LAST Yoga On the Lawn with Sue for the summer! Come out and gently move your body before getting all the goods to fill your kitchens.
With that, here are the regular market details…
Where: Palmer Commons Event Space, 304 S. Main St.
When: 8 am – 1 pm every Saturday through October (then we move INSIDE to the Washington Street Education Center from November 2nd – December 21st!)
Who: YOU! Plus the best farmers, artisans and specialty food curators around!
Music: Keith Parmentier will be joining us this week. He is such a gentle soul and it is reflected in his musical expressions. Come out and listen from 10:30-12:45!
Children’s Tent: David has something great planned from 9:30-12:30
And now the vendors: (which is sometimes subject to change…)
TANTRE FARM: green and yellow beans, bulls-eye beets, broccoli, cabbage, purple & orange carrots, collards, eggplant, garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, red scallions, red and yellow onions, red pears, potatoes, summer squash, raspberries, all kinds of tomatoes!, watermelon, and lots of fresh herbs like basil, parsley, rosemary, sorrel, chives, oregano, thyme, and peppermint. We also will be distributing CSA Shares and will offer prorated shares all summer long!
DEXTER FOLSOM: Dexter makes lovely bird houses that you will adore.
SHORELINE WILD SALMON: awesome, amazing, delicious wild caught Alaskan Salmon. Mark will be here with lots to choose from! Stock up for the season.
CROOKED TREE GARLIC: wonderful varieties of garlic for eating and for seed!
COUNTRY HILLS POTTERY: (maybe) Maureen has such a talent and sweet spirit! I am certain that you will find the perfect hand thrown pottery piece for your home or a gift! She has everything from earring holders to lamps, toothbrush holders and mugs.
TRAVKA HERBALS: Has back to school brought home some sniffles? Knock them out with fresh Elderberry Syrup and Feisty Cider, and browse other herbal allies for health and wellness. All ingredients are organic, with many homegrown or locally sourced
HANKRA JEWEL: These two are such a delight to have at the market – plus they have gorgeous hand made hang-able and wear-able art! Come see the silver and copper designs that want to go home with you!
HANDMADE AND HOMEGROWN: Anna will be at the market with her hand made wares plus green beans, lima beans, and some raspberries!
CARLYE CRISLER: amazing oil paintings of our local communities.
RATERMAN BREAD: Though they have been absent the last couple of weeks, Nick has delicious fermented sourdough artisan breads that we are so grateful for! His flavors include: Original, multigrain, asiago rosemary and kalamata olived, rye, wheat and sesame
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
KAPNICK ORCHARDS: All the fruits! They have such a wide variety of offering. Blueberries, raspberries, (limited) blackberries, (maybe) peaches, first of the apples and more.
THISTLE BLOSSOM HERBALS:Boo Boo fix it sticks, Lavender Linen Spray (no oils, won’t stain), healing moisturizing body balms, Go Away Bug Spray – deter those ticks, fleas and mosquitoes, Lip Balms, Body Oil Blends, Board and Spoon Butter – your wooden kitchen utensils need love too!, and so much more. All products made by Denise, chemical and petroleum product free.
SHAW CREEK WOODS: David will be present with his awesome adirondack and michirondack chairs along with a smattering of other hand crafted wood pieces.
JACOB’S FRESH FARM: Seasonal produce, eggs and honey! He will be offering a fall/winter CSA this year as well so be sure in inquire!
fresh. : coffee! Both brewed and beans (these guys are on their fall schedule and will likely only come twice a month, so be sure to stock up and ask them their schedule!)
FLUFFY BOTTOM FARM: Delicious hand made feta, gouda, yogurt and more! Look for this long time staple of the Saturday Chelsea Market!
SWEET AND SALTY COOKIE COMPANY: Jeff and Jocelyn are amazing 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.
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.
TWO TRACKS ACRES: awesome, sustainable and naturally grown veggies, flowers and meats! Don’t miss Taik and his sweet daughter Lucy, who just celebrated her first birthday!
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: Sweet Corn, tomatoes, green beans and the rest of our delicious summer veggies. This centennial farm operation is such a delight.
SMELLZ SO GOOD CANDLE CO.: amazingly delicious smelling soy candles made from the finest ingredients and sourced to burn clean and lift your spirits! Kim and Carlton are so amazing and their candles are a reflection of that.
BORDINE FARMS: gorgeous Dahlia bouquets!
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: Adam has pepperoni rolls, cinnamon buns, a wide variety of breads, cookies and more! All artisan made and preservative free.
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.
As always, we are forever grateful to YOU for your ongoing support!