Farmers Market October 5th!

Greetings!

The sun is welcomed today. And although it looks as if it may be quite a chilly start to the day tomorrow, we will be dry and the bounty will be spilling over on our farmers tables. Not only will the bounty of the produce be apparent, I always feel like the bounty of our intentions are too. This is a time of year for reflection for me and I am always so grateful for the beauty in the senescence.

Solar Home Tour! There will be a portable demonstration trailer at the market tomorrow! Come and drop in to find out more information about solar power.

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 from 10-2!)

Who: YOU! Plus the best farmers, artisans and specialty food curators around!

Music: The next time we have music scheduled will be inside the WSEC! We may have some spontaneous appearances if the weather permits between now and then though…

Children’s Tent: David is finished with his role as our Children’s Activity Coordinator and we are grateful for all that he offered this summer! He is student teaching in the Chelsea School District and we wish him well!

And now the vendors: (which are sometimes subject to change…both in attendance and what they can bring)

TANTRE FARM: green beans, Romano flat yellow pole beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, baby orange carrots, purple carrots, cauliflower (purple, yellow/orange, Romanesco), collards, corn, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms (maybe), onions (red, yellow), peppers (red, yellow, orange), pears (maybe) potatoes (blue, red, pink, yellow), raspberries, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon (red, orange, yellow), winter squash, and lots of fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, rosemary, sorrel, oregano, thyme, dill and mint. We also are open for registration with our 4-week Extended Fall CSA Shares for $140 starting Oct. 1 and will offer prorated shares as needed!

DEXTER FOLSOM: Dexter makes lovely bird houses, and more importantly this time of year, bird feeders that you will adore.

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.

CARLYE CRISLER(maybe): amazing oil paintings of our local communities.

CROOKED TREE GARLIC: (maybe) several varieties of garlic for planting and for eating!

SMELLZ SO GOOD: soy candles at their best! Carlton and Kimberly are amazing in what they bring to their products. Delicious smells that burn clean and super fun personalities to boot! Come over, say hello and find the perfect scent for your home.

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

SHORELINE WILD SALMON!: Mark will be in house with delicious wild caught Alaskan Salmon, both frozen and smoked. (they only come every other week, so come stock up!)

AWAKENED PROVISIONS: Kelsey will be on break for two weeks and no longer will attend our Wednesday market – be sure to check back to find her offering the 12th of October.

KAPNICK ORCHARDS: Apple Cider, apples including Honey Crisp, Barlett pears, prune plums, seedless grapes, donuts, baked goods, apple butter and homemade fudge.

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.

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!

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!

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 at his bakery.

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

GOETZ GREENHOUSE: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Spinach, Lettuce, Onions, Garlic, Peppers, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Kale, Swiss chard, Spicy mix, tomatoes, potatoes/fingerlings,cucumbers, green beans, winter squash, leeks, parsnips, beets, eggplant, fresh flower bouquets, pie pumpkins, jack o lanterns, gourds, flint corn and sweet potatoes.

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.

SHAW CREEK WOODS: (weather permitting) David will be present with his awesome Adirondack and Michirondack chairs along with a smattering of other hand crafted wood pieces.

As always, we are forever grateful to YOU for your ongoing support!