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2018 ABFM Market Calendar

 JUNE 10–OCT 21

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

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2018 SEASONAL VENDORS

APPLEFIELD FARM • BAGEL ALLEY • FLATS MENTOR FARM • HABIBI GOURMET FOODS • JACOB'S ALL-SEASON FLOWERS • LASZLO FAMILY FARM/SITZENS PET PRODUCTS • LILAC HEDGE FARM • MAMADOU'S ARTISAN BAKERY • MOONLIGHT FARM • SNOWPLACE FARM • STILLMAN QUALITY MEATS • VALICENTI PASTA FARM • WESTWARD ORCHARDS

Check out our 2018 SEASONAL (and all) VENDORS HERE. 


Sunday, July 22


THIS SUNDAY ONLY: WHEELS TO MARKET DAY!

Come to market free of fossil fuels!

This Sunday only:

• come to the ABFM table to show us your wheeled transport
   (bike, scooter, skates, skateboard)
• park it at one of the bike racks at the West Acton Citizens' Library
• collect your $2 Market Moolah and spend it with any ABFM vendor SUNDAY ONLY!

(Offer good for the first 50 riders of such gizmos.) Wheels to Market Day: a win-win-win proposition, for you, for the environment, and for local farmers and producers!


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

BUZZ AND THRIVE GARDENS

Our garden center carries everything — annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, veggie plants, houseplants, succulents, cacti, tropical plants, and garden accessories. We focus primarily on the unique and hard-to-find plants that give our customers greater variety and more options. The most important aspect of our enterprise is the quality of our plants. We work very hard through the winter, spring, and summer to make sure our customers get the healthiest plants possible. It makes all the difference. Leominster, MA

COOKIE LADY TREATS

Baked especially for you

We specialize in high-quality, unique flavors of cookies like blueberries and cream and coffee chip. We also make homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, cheesecake, breads, gift baskets for all occasions, and much more! Maynard, 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, 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

ARTISAN

WORKS FROM THE WOODS

Functional stoneware pottery and lampwork glass

Virginia Wood, dba Works from the Woods, is a functional stoneware potter and lampwork glass artist. She works from her home studio deep in the woods of Groton, where she has made pottery for more than 40 years. All her stoneware pottery is food, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Virginia only recently started working with glass, and enjoys the challenges and satisfaction it imparts. She offers group and individual pottery lessons. Groton, MA

https://WorksFromtheWoods.store

 

PERFORMER

WILLIE T & DOCTOR X

Willie T & Doctor X are a dynamic acoustic folk/rock/blues duo. They’ve been performing together for many years at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and farmers markest. Their performances consist of an exciting mix of original material and select cover songs, skillfuly delivered on acoustic guitar, harmonica, percussion, and vocials. Winchester, MA

www.WillieTandDoctorX.com


COMMUNITY TABLE

ACTON-BOXBOROUGH

FAMILY NETWORK

Community • Family • Fun

Acton-Boxborough Family Network (ABFN), based in Acton, Massachusetts, is a non-profit group of local parents working together to increase and improve local resources for families with young children. Acton, MA

www.ABFamily.org


Sunday, July 29


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

FISHWIVES SPECIALTY FOODS

Not for Wimpy Chowdaheads!

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


FOXBORO CHEESE

Lawton’s Family Farm creates its Foxboro Cheese products from the milk of grass-fed cows. Because the cows eat no grain, the cheese is soy and corn free. Foxborough, MA

JAMBOLEO JAMS

Small-batch jams, jellies, and marmalades
Jamboleo jams, jellies, and marmalades are handcrafted in batches of 8–10 jars at a time in a permitted residential kitchen. Two essential flavors meet in every jar — one fruit, and one herb or spice. Our recipes feature a short ingredient list and no added pectin. The result is one irresistible blended flavor that is good enough to eat with a spoon! Arlington, 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

JENNIFER'S HANDMADE SOAPS 

Jennifer's Handmade Soap makes vegetable-based soaps, using only natural oils from coconut, palm, castor seed, and avocado. These natural oils softly clean and moisturize your skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and completely pampered. Concord, MA

www.Facebook.com/JenniferSoap


PERFORMER

CAMERON SUTPHIN & MARY HASTINGS

Nashville recording artists Cameron Sutphin and Mary Hastings have performed their versions of country and folk music as the duo Cameron and Mary across the U.S. They started performing around New England 10 years ago with the country group Wing and a Prayer, and have since toured from Connecticut to Colorado and back. Transcending folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young, combining simple melodies and lyrical intensity. Enfield, CT

www.facebook.com/CamrSutphin


COMMUNITY TABLE

ACTON-BOXBOROUGH CULTURAL COUNCIL

The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council (ABCC) is one of 329 all-volunteer local cultural councils serving every municipality in Massachusetts. The legislature appropriates funds annually to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), which then allocates funds to local councils. Local councils use funding guidelines and priorities established by the MCC, and may add local guidelines and priorities as well. We then distribute these funds to support performances and cultural activities in and around our towns. Acton & Boxborough, MA

www.ActonBoxboroughCulturalCouncil.org


Sunday, August 5


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

BUZZ AND THRIVE GARDENS

Our garden center carries everything — annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, veggie plants, houseplants, succulents, cacti, tropical plants, and garden accessories. We focus primarily on the unique and hard-to-find plants that give our customers greater variety and more options. The most important aspect of our enterprise is the quality of our plants. We work very hard through the winter, spring, and summer to make sure our customers get the healthiest plants possible. It makes all the difference. Leominster, MA

COOKIE LADY TREATS

Baked especially for you

We specialize in high-quality, unique flavors of cookies like blueberries and cream and coffee chip. We also make homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, cheesecake, breads, gift baskets for all occasions, and much more! Maynard, 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, 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

ARTISAN

WILDFLOWER TEXTILES

Hand-dyed Apparel & Home Decor

Susan Staudaher’s Wildflower Textiles offers hand-dyed scarves, tops (adult, youth, and infant), tea towels, aprons, and more. Her inspiration comes from nature, including plants from her garden, and from trips to botanical gardens, national parks, etc. Most designs are created with the batik method, using melted wax as a resist; she also uses a silkscreen process. The professional Procion dyes are absorbed by the fabric, rather than sitting on top like paint or ink would. Sterling, MA

www.WildflowerTextiles.com
www.etsy.com/shop/WildflowerTextiles

PERFORMER

GRACE O'SHEA

Grace is an acoustic singer/songwriter who plays a blend of country, folk, and pop music. Some of her notable influences are Kacy Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Bonnie Raitt, Lori McKenna, and Dolly Parton. She has performed at the Milton Music Festical, Quiincy’s Porchfest, and the Green Dragon Tavern in Faneuil Hall. She is currently studying at Belmont University in Nashville. Milton, MA

www.facebook.com/GraceOSheaMusic


COMMUNITY TABLE

TBD
 


Sunday, August 12


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

FISHWIVES SPECIALTY FOODS

Not for Wimpy Chowdaheads!

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


FOXBORO CHEESE

Lawton’s Family Farm creates its Foxboro Cheese products from the milk of grass-fed cows. Because the cows eat no grain, the cheese is soy and corn free. Foxborough, 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

JUNO CERAMICS 

Juno Ceramics creates functional, wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware ceramics for the home. Acton, MA

 


PERFORMER

DAN & FAITH

Dan and Faith tap into dreams for inspiration for their songs. They also find interesting stories in everyday people and places. Performing as a duo, they blend vocal harmonies with guitar, bass, mandolin, tenor banjo, and harmonica to weave through their original songs and selected covers. Discography includes “Simple Grace,” released in 2014, “Dreaming of Another Path,” a studio CD released in 2010, and “Live at Roslindale,” released in 2011. Bolton, MA

www.DanandFaith.com


COMMUNITY TABLE

TBD

Sunday, August 19


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

BUZZ AND THRIVE GARDENS

Our garden center carries everything — annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, veggie plants, houseplants, succulents, cacti, tropical plants, and garden accessories. We focus primarily on the unique and hard-to-find plants that give our customers greater variety and more options. The most important aspect of our enterprise is the quality of our plants. We work very hard through the winter, spring, and summer to make sure our customers get the healthiest plants possible. It makes all the difference. Leominster, MA

COOKIE LADY TREATS

Baked especially for you

We specialize in high-quality, unique flavors of cookies like blueberries and cream and coffee chip. We also make homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, cheesecake, breads, gift baskets for all occasions, and much more! Maynard, 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, 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

ARTISAN

SHAYNA'S BAGS

Shayna's Bags are made by hand, in Massachusetts, from recycled materials such as upholstery remnants, leather, and vintage carpets. They are one-of-a-kind, imaginative, attractive, and sturdy. Each is lined with many pockets, usually 7, so there's a place for everything. My background is in professional art, advertising, graphics, industrial design, and I really enjoy sharing my talent with others. Arlington, MA

www.Shayna.biz

PERFORMER

STILL WILLOW

Still Willow is an acoustic duo featuring guitar, banjo, harmonica, and bass. Song selections include Americana, folk, rock, and country tunes, as well as original songs. Acton, MA


 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY TABLE

TBD


 

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