Coming Up! 5th Annual Plein Air Paint Out at our market next Saturday 9/14!!
Calling all Artists! Share with you friends! Proceed to fund an art and design scholarship for a Wakefield High School Senior.
Click HERE for more info and to register!
For a brisk start to your day, show up at right at 9:00 a.m. and join Joy of Melrose Boot Camp for a free 45 minute fitness boot camp experience. This workout is for men and women of varying fitness levels. Lots of fun, too!
The Friends of Beebe Library will
be make their annual appearance at our market with lots of books to
give away – yes, for free – and raffle tickets on sale for a beautiful
quilt. Come pick up some great books and meet other booklovers as you
browse the stacks.
Local singer-songwriter and market favorite Kevin G. Moore will be with us these week from 10:00 – noon. Be sure to make some time to hang out and listen and check out his CDs.
The Wakefield Rotary Club will be our nonprofit guest this Saturday. Committed to serving both local and global communities through hands-on and financial support, the 48 members of our town’s Rotary club have a truly exponential reach. Since 2012, they have supported 27 local groups and 6 international groups. Stop by to learn more and say a big thank you for all their good works.LAST CHANCE to keep market on the map! Simply go to www.lovemyfarmersmarket.org and pledge to spend $10 at your favorite farmers market. You can pledge once a day up through September 9. As of Friday morning, we were #34 in the top 100 in the country.
NEWSFLASH: If you missed Stir It Up Cuisine last night on Lifetime's Supermarket Superstar, be sure to watch the rerun via http://www.mylifetime.com. And, guess what! They were the winners of the episode! Congratulations!
The market accepts credit and debit cards as well as SNAP/EBT cards in exchange for “Market Bucks,” and, thanks to another generous grant from Melrose Wakefield Mass in Motion, the market will match SNAP/EBT purchases up to $10 per visit so all our neighbors can afford to eat healthy local foods!
am sure we will have our balloon twisting artist Yarrow or his friend
Mike with us, and sidewalk chalk and hula hoops will be on hand for kids
of all ages.
NOTE: If you do not see chalk anywhere, let folks at the Manager tent know. I forgot to put it out last week!
And now, for the farmer and food vendors!
If you plan to do some canning, pick up some money-saving coupons for Ball ™ and Kerr ™ products at the Market Manager tent. And, talk to our farmers if you want to purchase produce in bulk for any type of preserving.
SALE! In particular, while they last, Charlton Orchards will have ½ bushel orchard run fall peaches $25.00 per basket this Saturday along with other fruits, assorted produce, honey, wine, and pasture-raised beef and eggs.
Farmer Dave will, of course, have all kinds of produce from their farm just up the road in Dracut, and Kelly’s Farm will have a variety of produce as well, along their beautiful cut flowers. As far as I know, corn is still coming in at all three farms produce farms. And, Flats Mentor Farm will have their tasty Asian greens, veggies, and herbs on hand, as well.
John Crow Farm will have a variety of pasture-raised cuts and types of meats and poultry, and Copicut Farms will have freshly slaughtered sture-raised chicken, whole and parts, and both will have fresh eggs.
Tower Root Beer will be joining us this week, as well. Be sure to try their new Cream Soda and Gingerale!
Stir It Up Cuisine will be making their biweekly visit with their tasty hot pepper jellies and tortes. NEWS FLASH: Stir It Up Cuisine was the winner of the 5th Episode of Supermarket Superstar on the Lifetime channel!
All our weekly vendors will have their usual excellent fare: Samira’s Homemade’s wonderful Middle Eastern foods and really great whole wheat pita bread,Fior D’Italia, with gourmet pastas and entrees, as well as fresh mozzarella products, DD’s Dressing, with their delicious lemon dressing that supports scholarships for local young people, Mamadou’s amazing artisan breads, Swiss Bakers and their delectable assortment of breads and pastries, and the Popover Lady with scones and pies, along with her super popovers.
Globe Fish will have wonderful fresh seafood, and for sweets, Ben’s Sugar Shack has all things maple and Goodies Homemade has the best cookies around.
Stop by Ben’s for some iced coffee, and try it with maple sugar. To
die for. Hot coffee and tea are also available next to the Market
For our canine friends, Bark for More will be on hand with both frozen and baked doggie treats.
Angelika Tiles, Wicked Good Soap, and Trow’s Treasures.
Don’t forget to get a “Carrot!” To learn more about this campaign to support WFM and all farmers and farmers markets, and to get your very own Carrot, be sure to stop by the Market Manager tent.
Coming Up: Coming Up: The 5th Annual Plein Air Paint Out on 9/14. For music: Ed Britt and Don Borchelt (banjos) back on 9/14 and 10/19, Chris LaVancher on 9/21 and 10/12, Audie Bridges and Steve Tapper on 9/28, and Kevin G. Moore on 10/5. Drumlin Farms Audubon Ark will visit on 9/28, Food Preservation Demo on October 12, and PAWS will be bringing some kittens to visit on a date in October.
The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except
in dangerous weather, e.g. lightening or hurricane conditions). The
market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through
October 19, 2013. Please visit www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.com for
a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for
the email newsletter. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. See
you at the Market!
Links to All our Vendors:
Farm, Food, and Pet Products
Bark for More
Ben's Sugar Shack
Coutts Specialty Foods
Flats Mentor Farm
In Good Taste
John Crow Farm
Nobscot Artisan Cheese
Stir It Up Cuisine
The Popover Lady
Artisan Crafts Products
All About Corks
Angelika Paul Tiles
Ellen Garvey Glass
Little Lemon Boutique New! Coming 8/31
On the Edge Knife Sharpening
Salem Street Beadery
Wicked Good Soap