Acton Boxborough Farmers MarketThis Week at the Market

Sundays: 10am–2pm, July 11–October 31 • Pearl Street, West Acton, MA


MAY 23, 2010

This Sunday, 5/23!

Ready for a taste of the summer ABFM season? Join us for Spring Market Day, 10am–2pm! Returning and new vendors will tempt you with:

  • early produce (peas, asparagus, lettuce, chard, rhubarb, spinach)
  • specialty goods (artisanal breads, honey, condiments, pastries, bagels, soaps, etc.)
  • sustainably raised/produced cheeses and meats
  • bedding, perennial, fruiting, and hanging plants

Also at spring Market Day:

Stop by the ABFM table! We'll have a kids' Three Sisters takeaway project — corn, squash, and beans — to be planted in your own garden, and Kristi Twichell, Master Gardener, will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

Join AB PIP for a Solar Cooker Demo and Sampling
Let the sun shine! Check out the solar cooker demo to learn about the science behind this eco-cooking technique, and sample some solar-cooked goodies, courtesy of AB Parent Involvement Project (PIP). Visit for more information on PIP's education enrichment activities, calendar, and resources.

Foraging Workshop with Russ Cohen, July 13
Learn about and sign up for ABFM's first Foraging Workshop, July 13, 6–8pm, here in Acton. Russ Cohen, Arlington-based wild foods enthusiast and environmentalist, will teach participants how to see, identify, and harvest wild edibles. His book, Wild Plants I Have Known ... and Eaten, will be on display at market. Who knows what treats lurk in your own backyard?!

While you're on Pearl Street check out the
West Acton Citizens' Library Annual May Fair
Book Sale • Crafts Fair • Bake Sale
10am–2pm, corner of Windsor and Pearl Streets

Special thanks to ABFM vendors Mamadou's Artisan Bakery and Foxboro Cheese Company, and West Acton Village business Savoury Lane Deli, Food Shop & Caterer for their generous donations for the AB PIP Solar Cooker Demo. Thanks also to Acton Real Estate for its generous provision of repro services for our Spring Market Day flyer.

Come on down — for Real Food from Real People!


Note our new market hours, 10am–2pm, every Sunday, July 11 through October 31! For more information, see our website.

The ABFM Operates on People Power

The ABFM exists because of the hard work of volunteers; the support of local businesses, organizations, and individual contributors; and the help of the Town of Acton and Town staff. We need your time, your expertise, and — yes, your hard-earned cash — to make this effort not only about buying good food, but also about community vitality and shared learning!

Want to help? Hurray! Learn about becoming a business/organizational Supporter here; volunteer here; offer ideas or suggestions here; or just send a plain old donation to us at:

ABFM, 155 Prospect Street, Acton, MA 01720

Thank you so much!


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