Market Opening: Sunday, July 11!
The ABFM is ready to roll out its second bountiful season, with expanded hours: 10am–2pm every Sunday through October 31! We welcome returning and new vendors, who will tempt you with unparalleled freshness and great variety.
Please join us this Sunday for the small ceremony just before the 10am opening bell, and then shop and schmooze and remember (or learn anew) what's terrific about this community event. And don't forget our new 2010 ABFM grocery bags and, by popular demand, ABFM aprons — available at the ABFM table.
ABFM Highlighted partner of the week:
The Bird House Garden Center
Bird House is known for its excellent and complete selection of healthy, hardy plants for New England gardens. We specialize in native plants, and organic lawn and garden supplies, and offer NOFA-accredited landscape design and installation. Don't forget our gift shop and backyard birding shop!
34 Massachusetts Avenue (Rte. 111)
Boxborough, MA 01719
Hours: 9am–6pm, 7 days/week (closed Jan–Feb)
Appalachian Naturals produces natural and organic dressings, salsa, dips, and BBQ sauces using locally grown ingredients.
HAMES & AXLE FARM/SURFING GOAT SOAP
Goat milk soaps have long been valued for their gentleness and hydration. We offer soaps made from the milk of our own Nigerian dwarf goats, using only natural ingredients — no artificial fragrances and no unnecessary additives.
Rob's Gardens sells a great variety of locally field-grown, hard-to-find perennials and New England wildflowers, all guaranteed hardy in our region.
Bob Lucas of PAN LOCO STEEL BAND
New England's #1 small steel band!
Steel drum calypso and reggae music! When you hear this music, you’ll feel like you’re on a slow boat to Saint Thomas — it’s the real thing!
CAVE MADE POTTERY
Karen Borg's stoneware and porcelain handmade pottery, including bowls, trays, mugs, and tiles.
LADYBUGS & BENEFICIALS!
Children can drop in to learn about beneficial insects, and perhaps take home a few to protect their home gardens!
FORAGING WORKSHOP JULY 13
WITH RUSS COHEN
ABFM's first Foraging Workshop, July 13, 6–8pm in the Acton Arboretum! Russ Cohen, Arlington-based wild foods enthusiast and environmentalist, will teach participants how to see, identify, and harvest New England wild edibles. Who knows what treats lurk in your own backyard?! More information on the Calendar page; sign-up at coordinator@ABFarmersMarket.org.
Learn more about Russ Cohen.
Come on down — for Real Food from Real People!