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2017 ABFM Market Calendar

 JUNE 11–OCT 22

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

Sign up for our eblast (via the green "Eblast Signup" button to the right), for news of market days and special events during the season. ABFM welcomes SNAP/EBT benefits at market. See you on Pearl Street! 

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.


JULY 30

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. South Dartmouth, 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

  
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 SOAP

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

ONE GREAT ROAD

A three-piece acoustic folk-rock band, featuring traditional music, folk, country, and Americana. Instrumention includes guitar, banjo, bass, and harmonica. Acton, MA




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LOVE THE ABFM?

Learn about volunteer opportunities and how to help the ABFM continue to be a wonderful community, economic, and healthful resource! Talk to MIssy, our Volunteer Coordinator!

http://ABFarmersMarket.org/volunteer


AUG. 6

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, 

          
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

BONEHEAD BOUTIQUE

Bones and Block-Prints. Shirts. Artwork. Jewelry.

Owned by ABRHS graduate, aspiring morphologist, and bone collector Madeleine Mullon, Bonehead Boutique offers a variety of unique hand-designed and handmade shirts, canvas bags, jewelry, and artworks, all centering around the beauty of bones, one of the most elegant forms of nature on Earth. Bonehead Boutique can be found online (Etsy and Facebook) for updates on our products, work-in-progress and behind-the-scenes production photos and videos, and just cool pictures of bones! Acton, MA

www.etsy.com/shop/BoneheadBoutique

PERFORMER

ACTON MUSIC PROJECT

Born in the new millennium, The Acton Music Project plays all of your classic rock and current favorites. Whether it be an intimate coffeehouse setting, a formal wedding or a 500-person block party, AMP can fulfill all of your musical needs with rocking melodies and beautiful harmonies. AMP is also a nonprofit organization providing FREE music to other nonprofits and providing free music education to local communities. Acton, MA

www.facebook.com/actonmusicpro


COMMUNITY TABLE

TBD


 AUG. 13

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

    
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


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

PAN LOCO STEEL BAND

Authentic steel drum music for all ages and all occasions. Reggae, calypso, soca, and pop! Acton, MA

www.PanLoco.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


 AUG. 20

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, 

          
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

ELIZABETH MANDRIOLI

Freehand Cards & Sculpture

My greeting cards are inspired by the beauty of nature. Using pastel and colored pencils, I render birds, flowers, and the like with as much detail as I can, producing cards for all occasions and holidays. My sculpture, which makes wonderful ornaments and decorative pieces, is made from paperclay and is very light. After it’s hardened, I paint each one with acrylic and glaze, with a water-based gloss. Concord, MA

http://elizabethmandrioli.com

PERFORMER

TBD


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A-B FRIENDS OF MUSIC

Acton-Boxborough Friends of Music (ABFOM) is the parent booster organization supporting the music programs in the Acton-Boxborough school system by facilitating better student-parent-teacher communications, improving community relations, and providing financial assistance for supplies, event transportation, uniforms, and other expenses. At the end of each school year, ABFOM provides scholarships to college-bound students. The students we support are enthusiastic musicians from, among others, AB Colonials Marching band, Concert band, Chorus, Madrigal singers, Orchestra, and A Cappella groups. Acton & Boxborough, MA

www.ABFOM.org


AUG. 27

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

  
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

RAINBOW KIDS TIE-DYE

Unique, hand-dyed clothing and accessories for people of all ages, including shirts, leggings, hats, dresses, socks, underwear, scarves, doll dresses, onesies, and more! Wales, MA

www.RainbowKidsTieDye.etsy.com


PERFORMER

FERULLO AND MANDRIOLI

Betsi Mandrioli and John Ferullo play original, family-friendly acoustic songs and a few covers from a variety of singer-songwriters.

www.JohnFerullo.com




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ACTON COUNCIL ON AGING

New Senior Center Opening Soon!

The Acton Council on Aging provides programs and services to Acton residents 60 and older, as well as information and referrals for residents of any age with concerns about aging relatives, neighbors, and friends. The CoA offers a place to socialize, health and wellness programs, recreation, meals, information and referrals, and support services. More information is available in our newsletter; learn more at our website. Acton, MA

http://www.ActonCoA.com


 

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