MARKET HOURS: 10am–2pm
ABFM Highlighted Partner of the Week
Based in West Acton, OMR Architects is an award-winning firm dedicated to the design of high-quality, cost-effective, functional, and environmentally sensitive buildings and places. We communicate openly, considerately, and supportively with our clients to foster learning and cooperation. We listen. We try to keep the process enjoyable, engaging, and fun.
543 Massachusetts Avenue
West Acton, MA 01720
Save the Date: Sept. 19
What It Takes to Run A Real Massachusetts Farm:
A Tour of Applefield Farm
Stow, MA • Sept. 19, 4:30–6pm
Sign up at market or at firstname.lastname@example.org
(subject line = Farm Tour)
Closing the Loop . . .
Please bring to the ABFM table at market any (clean) containers you've acquired during your ABFM shopping, including green paperboard boxes, and paper and plastic bags. We'll make them available to our vendors for re-use when appropriate.
Wanna Win Market Moolah?
During the week of Sept. 6, you'll likely receive the West Acton Neighborhood Guide in your mailbox (if you live in Acton, Boxborough, Stow, Harvard, or Littleton). Look for our ABFM ad, cut it out and bring it to market on Sept. 12 or 19 for our 9/19 drawing. Everyone who comes to market is a winner in our eyes! But if you submit your ad to us at the ABFM table, you may be the lucky winner who will walk away with $25 in ABFM Market Moolah to spend at the market!
Master Gardener Kristi Twichell on
COMPOSTING: The Rotting Science
Why is composting so important?
Will it make my yard smell?
Can I compost if I don't have much room?
These are questions that Master Gardener (and ABFM board member) Kristi Twichell often hears during her vegetable gardening classes. The truth is that almost anyone can create compost — known reverentially in garden circles as "black gold." Learn the basics of composting; it doesn't have to be complicated! Kristi will share all she knows about composting, and answer your smoldering questions on the rotting science!
To learn more about our vendors, performers, artisans, or community table organizations, please visit ABFarmersMarket.org.
APPALACHIAN NATURALS • Goshen, MA
Appalachian Naturals produces natural and organic dressings, salsa, dips, and BBQ sauces using locally grown ingredients.
HAMES & AXLE FARM • Ashburnham, MA
Hames & Axle Farm offers soaps made from milk of the farm's own Nigerian dwarf goats, using only natural ingredients — no artificial fragrances or additives.
DANIEL and FAITH SENIE • Bolton, MA
Dan and Faith perform select covers and original songs with guitar, harmonica, mandolin, bass, and voice. 11:15am–1pm
KLINGER CERAMICS • Acton, MA
Rachel Klinger offers beautiful, wheel-thrown ceramic bowls, vases, and jars.
ACTON GARDEN CLUB • Acton, MA
The Garden Club promotes interest in gardening through its activities, which include: community service, workshops, the annual plant sale, shows and exhibits, maintenance of community and historical gardens/green spaces, and sponsorship of a local scholarship.
Let's face it — compost is a miracle! Put various rotting, slimy, icky contents in, and take beautiful, nutrient-rich soil out. Go figure. Children will learn about this amazing process, do a related hands-on activity, and perhaps even go home with a small bag of finished compost with resident decomposers!
THANK YOU . . .
to the West Acton businesses that support the ABFM through provision of auxilliary parking each Sunday:
Carquest Auto Parts
Christian Science Society
Middlesex Savings Bank
. . . and the Town of Acton
WHILE YOU'RE AT THE MARKET . . .
Check out our education Topic of the Week board — always rich with information on food, agriculture, environment, and/or building sustainable communities.
Please support the operation of the ABFM through purchase of our delightful and useful
ABFM BAGS & APRONS
& BUMPER STICKERS!
Come on down —
for Real Food from Real People!