What a gorgeous week. Rhubarb is exploding, strawberries starting, greens coming on strong, garlic getting ready to scape, and all the lilacs! The lilacs! My absolute favorite.
Parking has been getting a bit tight, as we suspected it might, so please be cautious when pulling in and out of the drive. I am also working on getting a crossing guard for peak market hours to create more safety in crossing for those parking behind the bank.
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 Tom Hodgson will share his talents from 10:30 am -12:45 pm
Hot Food!: Roaming Goat will be with us each week with delicious breakfast burritos and tea. Flavor tomorrow – Chorizo, shallot, garlic, egg, sweet potato, asparagus, collards and feta! whoa. Veggie option available too.
Did you know we are hosting a Strawberry Festival June 15th? Delicious strawberry shortcakes for purchase to help raise funds for our food demonstrations. There will also be tasty food demos with strawberries, sales on the berries themselves, a fun children’s activity and maybe even me in a strawberry costume…
KAPNICK ORCHARDS: definitely asparagus, apples, cider, sweet treats and nut butters
MERKEL GARDENS: family owned greenhouse providing bedding plants (both flowers and veggies), hanging baskets, herbs and cut flowers during the peak season.
JACOB’S FRESH FARM: micro greens, radishes, spinach, arugula, salad mix, garlic, potato seed, lettuce, carrots, honey and eggs
fresh. : coffee! Both brewed and beans
FLUFFY BOTTOM FARM: cheeses, yogurts; after Memorial Day they will also have their frozen custard machine for sweet delicious treats!
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 t 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.
SUNFLOWER STUDIO: fun, functional and colorful pottery! Come visit Rachel at her first Chelsea Market appearance.
HOPPY SOAPS, LLC: **new this season! Offering handmade, vegan, palm oil and preservative free soap and body care products using 100% essential oils scents.
THISTLE BLOSSOM HERBAL: salves, linen sprays, balms, boo boo sticks, rain sticks and more
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: **NEW this season. Kelsey is bringing her healthy cookies, granola, dry herbs and teas, flavored vinegars and love of health to the market this year! Her chocolate chip cookie is amazing…
LAKEHOUSE BAKERY: so much delicious bread, croissants, macrons, sauces, chutney and more!
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.
DEBBIE’S BEAD DESIGN: lovely hand crafted beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelets along with wooden bowls.
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!
BORDINE FARMS: dahlia tubers
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
TRAVKA HERBALS: **New this season! micro-batch herbal products made with organic and wild-crafted ingredients and without preservatives or artificial anything. Infused with Reiki and sacred sound.
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.
HANKRAJEWEL: These two bring gorgeous wrapped silver and copper jewelry that is both unique and durable.
love, love and more love!
See you tomorrow.