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2017 ABFM Market Calendar

 JUNE 11–OCT 22

Sundays, 10am–1pm
Pearl Street, West Acton Village

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2017 SEASONAL VENDORS

APPLEFIELD FARM • BAGEL ALLEY • FLATS MENTOR FARM • HABIBI GOURMET FOODS • HAPBERLY FARMS • LASZLO FAMILY FARM • LILAC HEDGE FARM • MAMADOU'S ARTISAN BAKERY • MOONLIGHT FARM • STILLMAN QUALITY MEATS • TOWN FARM GARDENS • VALICENTI ORGANICO • WESTWARD ORCHARDS

Check out our 2017 SEASONAL (and all) VENDORS HERE.


SEPT. 24

ADDITIONAL VENDORS

       
BEE FIELDS FARM

Bee Field Farm medicinal garden contains more than 100 different herbs. All the flowers and shrubs planted in our garden have been planted for their medicinal, edible, or pollination uses. We use organic and biodynamic gardening practices to enhance and enrich the fertility of our beautiful garden. Our preparation process is very simple: we harvest, strip, sort, clean, infuse, pour, pack, and label our products by hand. Wilton, NH

     
COASTAL VINEYARDS

Fine Creative Wines

We grow 12 different grape varieties on our 10-acre vineyard, producing white and red wines, most dry and some sweeter wines. Our varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Marquette, and others. All our wines are made in our farm winery in South Dartmouth. Please visit, tour our vineyard and winery, and (of course) taste our wines; the Tasting Room is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, noon–5pm. Dartmouth, MA

    
MANRAAJ LIQUID YOGA

Freshly made herb juices served as incentives for yoga or exercise for us when we grew up in India. For the last few years, we have been recreating the same magic. Manraaj, a liquid yoga company, is our attempt to spread the goodness to others and serve health-conscious folks. Lowell, MA

     
PET WANTS LITTLETON

Homemade dog treats, dog jerky, and paw wax for dogs. Littleton, MA

Email: agaebel@PetWants.com

www.PetWantsLittleton.com

  
SA'S HOMESTYLE

Sa's Homestyle is the maker of Sa's Sweet and Spicy Sauce. Our magical sauces enhance the taste of anything they're put on. Versatile, it can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce/additive, or cooking ingredient. We offer the following varieties: X-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Mild w/ organic cider vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA

ARTISAN

DOMINIQUE LECOMTE

Images, Voyages, Impressions

Photo images, prints, woodcuts and linocuts. Medford, MA

www.LecomteDominique.com


PERFORMER

STEVE PAVAO

A singer-songwriter from Acton, Steve performs his own songs as well as covers from the folk and blues traditions. Well known throughout Massachusetts for his performances at auditoriums, farms, farmers markets, and other civic events, Steve continues the tradition of storytelling via song. Acton, MA

www.StevePavao.com

 

 


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GREEN ACTON

Learn from Green Acton folks about Acton's awesome new electricity program, Acton Power Choice. Launched this month, the program provides two choices: Acton Power Choice Standard, featuring cheaper rates than Eversource's, and 17% renewably sourced electricity, and Acton Power Choice Green, for less than 2¢ more per kWh, and 100% renewable electricity sourced from right here in New England. Sign-up is easy!

www.GreenActon.org


OCT. 1

ADDITIONAL VENDORS 

     
ACKERMANN MAPLE FARM

Ian and Caitlin both grew up in Cabot, Vermont. In early 2013, they purchased the 36 acres that would become Ackermann Maple Farm, and constructed their business. The sap that flows from more than 3,000 taps is heated using a wood fire, evaporating the water and drawing out the pronounced natural maple flavor for which Vermont is known. The tapping, sap collection, boiling, filtering, bottling, and shipping are all done by Ian and Caitlin. Cabot, VT

          
FISHWIVES SPECIALTY FOODS

Fishwives Specialty Foods produces Mandy's famous Seafood Chowdah — a light lobster bisque chock full of shrimp, scallops, clams, and fish. Busy families create amazing dinners by using our chowdah as a sauce for casseroles or pasta. Ask Mandy for her easy recipes. Try their chowdahs and refreshing GoSpacho — a cold, vegan Spanish soup in a bottle. Pop one into your lunch bag and enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean! Products are handcrafted using all-natural, gluten-free, locally sourced ingredients! Marblehead, MA

LITTLE BEEHIVE FARM

Tony Lulek started beekeeping in 2004, calling the enterprise Little Beehive Farm. The farm packs a lot on just under an acre of land in suburban Boston: a huge vegetable garden, a large array of woody shrubs, trees, and perennials, an ever-changing number of chickens, and our hives. Our products include: honey, handmade soaps, hand creams, body lotion, honey candy, candles, honey mustard, and lip balms. Holliston, MA

       
PONY SHACK CIDER

We are a family-owned cidery nestled in the heart of apple country. Our mission is to produce small batch, artisanal cider from locally sourced ingredients. We dream big and believe life is too short to drink a bad glass of cider. Boxborough, MA

        
SNOWPLACE FARM

Snowplace Farm, small family farm committed to sustainable and biodynamic growing practices,  offers heirloom vegetables, herbs, fruits, and berries, and free-range chicken and duck eggs. Lunenburg, MA

ARTISAN

KITTREDGE CANDLES

Kittredge Candles offers 100% pure soy candles, including jars, tins, tarts, tea lights, votives, and novelty candles, as well as soaps, all natural goat's milk lotions, and gift sets. Everything we sell is handmade and available in more than 150 fragrances. The proceeds from the sale of all of our cat candles and soaps are donated to our local cat shelter; we encourage recycling by giving a refund for the return of any of our candle jars. Andover, MA

www.KittredgeCandles.etsy.com

PERFORMER

SMITH & RYDER

Smith & Ryder is an Americana-Country-Roots duo from Central Massachusetts. Miriam and Sean are both singer-songwriters who enjoy performing their own songs, as well as cover songs from other singer-songwriters. Harvard, MA

www.SmithandRyder.com


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ACTON GARDEN CLUB

The Acton Garden Club works to: advance the art of gardening and flower arranging, and to provide opportunities for learning in horticulture, floral design, landscape design, and environmental issues; promote civic beauty with plantings throughout town and maintain historic gardens; and award scholarships and educational grants. Acton, MA

www.ActonGardenClub.org


 OCT. 8

ADDITIONAL VENDORS

       
BEE FIELDS FARM

Bee Field Farm medicinal garden contains more than 100 different herbs. All the flowers and shrubs planted in our garden have been planted for their medicinal, edible, or pollination uses. We use organic and biodynamic gardening practices to enhance and enrich the fertility of our beautiful garden. Our preparation process is very simple: we harvest, strip, sort, clean, infuse, pour, pack, and label our products by hand. Wilton, NH

         
CAULDRON FERMENTED FOODS

We are a fermented foods company — in fact, Boston's first fermented foods company! We are two co-founders looking to bring the delicious taste and healthy benefits of authentically fermented foods to the great city of Boston. We offer four products: Black and White Sauerkraut (Sauerkraut with black pepper); Salvadoran Curtido; Fire Cracker Carrots (Spicy fermented carrots); and Dilly Beans (String Beans fermented with a classic dill and garlic pickle profile). Malden, MA

     
COASTAL VINEYARDS

Fine Creative Wines

We grow 12 different grape varieties on our 10-acre vineyard, producing white and red wines, most dry and some sweeter wines. Our varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Marquette, and others. All our wines are made in our farm winery in South Dartmouth. Please visit, tour our vineyard and winery, and (of course) taste our wines; the Tasting Room is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, noon–5pm. Dartmouth, MA

    
MANRAAJ LIQUID YOGA

Freshly made herb juices served as incentives for yoga or exercise for us when we grew up in India. For the last few years, we have been recreating the same magic. Manraaj, a liquid yoga company, is our attempt to spread the goodness to others and serve health-conscious folks. Lowell, MA

  
SA'S HOMESTYLE

Sa's Homestyle is the maker of Sa's Sweet and Spicy Sauce. Our magical sauces enhance the taste of anything they're put on. Versatile, it can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce/additive, or cooking ingredient. We offer the following varieties: X-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Mild w/ organic cider vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA

ARTISAN

ACTON OPEN STUDIOS

Acton Open Studios is a group of local artists who work together to publicize and put on an open studio event each fall.  Work produced by current members includes (but is not limited to) painting, beaded jewelry, photography, hooked rugs, pottery, stained glass and Jewish ceremonial objects. Acton, MA


PERFORMER

THE HIP SWAYERS

The Hip Swayers play upbeat, fun, family-friendly, old-timey country/mountain music with close harmonies and tight rhythms. “The Hip Swayers know the power of a catchy song and use it to their advantage.” (Worcester Magazine) “. . . not to be missed! A bit of Hank Williams sensibility, Carter/Cash authenticity, and infectious personality” (S.F. City Guide). Worcester, MA

www.HipSwayers.com


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FRIENDS OF THE ACTON LIBRARIES

The Friends of the Acton Libraries is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of Acton's 9 (!) town and school libraries. Started in 1962, then as now, the Friends are determined to make a difference in the libraries of our town. Join us! Acton, MA

www.ActonMemorialLibrary.org/about-the-library/friends-of-the-acton-libraries


OCT. 15

ADDITIONAL VENDORS 

     
ACKERMANN MAPLE FARM

Ian and Caitlin both grew up in Cabot, Vermont. In early 2013, they purchased the 36 acres that would become Ackermann Maple Farm, and constructed their business. The sap that flows from more than 3,000 taps is heated using a wood fire, evaporating the water and drawing out the pronounced natural maple flavor for which Vermont is known. The tapping, sap collection, boiling, filtering, bottling, and shipping are all done by Ian and Caitlin. Cabot, VT

          
FISHWIVES SPECIALTY FOODS

Fishwives Specialty Foods produces Mandy's famous Seafood Chowdah — a light lobster bisque chock full of shrimp, scallops, clams, and fish. Busy families create amazing dinners by using our chowdah as a sauce for casseroles or pasta. Ask Mandy for her easy recipes. Try their chowdahs and refreshing GoSpacho — a cold, vegan Spanish soup in a bottle. Pop one into your lunch bag and enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean! Products are handcrafted using all-natural, gluten-free, locally sourced ingredients! Marblehead, MA

LITTLE BEEHIVE FARM

Tony Lulek started beekeeping in 2004, calling the enterprise Little Beehive Farm. The farm packs a lot on just under an acre of land in suburban Boston: a huge vegetable garden, a large array of woody shrubs, trees, and perennials, an ever-changing number of chickens, and our hives. Our products include: honey, handmade soaps, hand creams, body lotion, honey candy, candles, honey mustard, and lip balms. Holliston, MA

       
MANRAAJ LIQUID YOGA

Freshly made herb juices served as incentives for yoga or exercise for us when we grew up in India. For the last few years, we have been recreating the same magic. Manraaj, a liquid yoga company, is our attempt to spread the goodness to others and serve health-conscious folks. Lowell, MA

       
PONY SHACK CIDER

We are a family-owned cidery nestled in the heart of apple country. Our mission is to produce small batch, artisanal cider from locally sourced ingredients. We dream big and believe life is too short to drink a bad glass of cider. Boxborough, MA

        
SNOWPLACE FARM

Snowplace Farm, small family farm committed to sustainable and biodynamic growing practices,  offers heirloom vegetables, herbs, fruits, and berries, and free-range chicken and duck eggs. Lunenburg, MA

ARTISAN

PARSONS WOODCRAFT

Responsibly Sourced, Creatively Repurposed

All of the products offered by Parsons Woodcraft are made with a purpose in mind... make things people can enjoy for years out of materials that many times served another purpose in a previous life. Among other items, we offer: mailboxes, letter holders, spice racks, wood crates, Adirondack chairs, coffee tables, necklaces, keychains, planters, wheelbarrows, chicken coops, arbors, beer caddies, and wine holders. Maynard, MA

www.ParsonsWoodcraft.com

www.facebook.com/ParsonsWoodworking

PERFORMER

TBD

 

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ISAAC DAVIS TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Where Leaders Are Made

The Isaac Davis Toastmasters Club has supported Acton and surrounding towns since 1972. Membership in a Toastmasters Club can help both personal and professional growth, e.g., through developing communication and leadership skills, practicing in a positive and supportive atmosphere, and getting constructive feedback and coaching on progress. Acton, MA

www.2193.ToastmastersClubs.org


OCT. 22

ADDITIONAL VENDORS

       
BEE FIELDS FARM

Bee Field Farm medicinal garden contains more than 100 different herbs. All the flowers and shrubs planted in our garden have been planted for their medicinal, edible, or pollination uses. We use organic and biodynamic gardening practices to enhance and enrich the fertility of our beautiful garden. Our preparation process is very simple: we harvest, strip, sort, clean, infuse, pour, pack, and label our products by hand. Wilton, NH

     
COASTAL VINEYARDS

Fine Creative Wines

We grow 12 different grape varieties on our 10-acre vineyard, producing white and red wines, most dry and some sweeter wines. Our varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Marquette, and others. All our wines are made in our farm winery in South Dartmouth. Please visit, tour our vineyard and winery, and (of course) taste our wines; the Tasting Room is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, noon–5pm. Dartmouth, MA

LITTLE BEEHIVE FARM

Tony Lulek started beekeeping in 2004, calling the enterprise Little Beehive Farm. The farm packs a lot on just under an acre of land in suburban Boston: a huge vegetable garden, a large array of woody shrubs, trees, and perennials, an ever-changing number of chickens, and our hives. Our products include: honey, handmade soaps, hand creams, body lotion, honey candy, candles, honey mustard, and lip balms. Holliston, MA

     
MANRAAJ LIQUID YOGA

Freshly made herb juices served as incentives for yoga or exercise for us when we grew up in India. For the last few years, we have been recreating the same magic. Manraaj, a liquid yoga company, is our attempt to spread the goodness to others and serve health-conscious folks. Lowell, MA

  
SA'S HOMESTYLE

Sa's Homestyle is the maker of Sa's Sweet and Spicy Sauce. Our magical sauces enhance the taste of anything they're put on. Versatile, it can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce/additive, or cooking ingredient. We offer the following varieties: X-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Mild w/ organic cider vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA

ARTISAN

BARBARA PESKIN

Moments in Nature includes nature and wildlife photography from local areas, Maine and Yellowstone. I share pictures that come observing nature in quiet moments. For example a puffin beak touch on Machias Seal Island, mergansers awaking and looking out from their resting rock on a Maine lake, or a Great Meadow’s marsh wren building its nest. Cards, prints and calendars will be available at the ABFM. Lincoln, MA

www.BarbaraPeskin.com

PERFORMER

GENE BELLOTTI & FRIENDS

Folk, country, blues, and jazz. You may have heard Gene and his friends perform at the Tuesday open mic at Main Streets Market & Cafe in Concord. Enjoy the music of Gene and his bandmates — from the Cellar Dwellers Blues Band — while you browse, buy, eat, and traverse the market. Acton, MA

 

 



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OPEN DOOR THEATER

Open Door Theater of Acton is a nonprofit, family-oriented, accessible community theater company that has been creating learning experiences through theater for adults, children, and people with special needs since it was founded in 1980. Our 2018 production will be Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella! Auditions will be held in Fall 2017. Please check our website for details. Acton, MA

www.OpenDoorTheater.org


 

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