ABFM SEASON OPENING!
This Sunday, July 10
Now it must really be summer! The ABFM begins its third season this Sunday with several brand-spanking-new vendors for even greater variety in the market. We are proud to host eight farmer-vendors who bring us the freshest local — and organic — produce. New this year are vendors offering seafood, pasta, baked goods, chowders, condiments, nuts, teas, and . . . wait for it . . . gourmet marshmallows and s'mores! And for the first time, producers of Massachusetts-made wines!
ABFM is also very pleased to announce that it can now accept EBT/SNAP benefits. Please come to the ABFM stall at market to learn more.
ABFM HIGHLIGHTED PARTNER OF THE WEEK:
A proud supporter of the ABFM, Kitchen Outfitters is an independent, locally owned kitchen shop offering solutions for scrubbing, slicing, steaming, and tossing your fresh produce. Cookware, bakeware, gadgets, blenders, mixers, mashers, and more!
Acton Woods Plaza (Intersection of Rts. 2A & 27)
342 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
P 978.263.1955 • F 978.263.1993
Hours: Mon–Sat: 10am–6pm; Sun: 12–5pm; Thurs: ’til 8pm
Applefield Farm, Appleview Farm, Bagel Alley, Burroughs Farm, Deborah's Kitchen, Dragonfly Farms, Flats Mentor Farm, Foxbarn Farm, Jedermann Bakery, Mamadou's Artisan Bakery, Monadnock Berries, Nella Pasta, Stillman's Farm, and Twin Seafood. Learn more about the ABFM 2011 Vendors here.
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS:
Unlike most jams, Deborah's are two-thirds fruit, all-natural sugar, and no preservatives. Creative fruit blends make gourmet spreads, marinades, dessert and cereal toppings, and the perfect layer for your toast! Littleton, MA
Green River Ambrosia
A small artisanal meadery, Green River uses water, raw honey, yeast, and the occasional local and/or organic herb or fruit to make nectars of the gods, courtesy of our bee friends. Greenfield, MA
Hames & Axle Farm
Surfing Goat Soaps are luxurious soaps made from the milk of Nigerian dwarf goats. These soaps use only natural ingredients, and are high in fats and protein — hence, their gentleness and hydrating power. Ashburnham, MA
Lawton's Family Farm/Foxboro Cheese Company
A Massachusetts Century Farm, Lawton's makes its cheese from its own grass-based dairy: a fresh cheese, a Fromage Blanc, and a raw-milk Asiago. They also offer humanely raised veal products and grass-fed beef. Foxborough, MA
Rob's brings you field-grown sun and shade perennials, many New England wildflowers, and
hard-to-find perennials, all guaranteed hardy in our region. Littleton, MA
GIVE THE GIFT OF GREAT LOCAL FOOD!
The ABFM now has available ABFM Gift Certificates in any denomination you'd like. Stop by the ABFM table and do a great thing for family or friends — an ABFM Gift Certificate. And check out our new 2011 ABFM bags and ABFM aprons, available at market!
The Acton Food Pantry FOOD DRIVE
The Acton Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization established in 1985 to alleviate hunger in the greater Acton area. Please bring these items to market for their on-site FOOD DRIVE: canned fish; beans; peanut butter and jelly; pasta sauce; brown or white rices; cereals; fruit juice; and personal care items. Learn more about their work, check out the tote bags they sell, and consider volunteering for their good work. Boxborough, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
The Family Band
An afternoon with The Family Band is one of dancing, singing, and pure joy. The tunes are catchy, the beat is strong, and the singing is enthusiastic. So jump up, sing out, and join The Family Band as they help everyone sing into a happier world. Acton, MA
THIS WEEK'S ARTISAN
Cave Made Pottery
Karen Borg creates wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery in porcelain, stoneware, and terracotta clay. Cups, bowls, goblets,vases, etc. are decorated with carved and painted symbols and images. Acton, MA
Ladybugs & Beneficials
Bugs are awesome! Children can drop in for this activity to learn about beneficial insects, and perhaps take home a few to protect their home gardens!
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.
Come on down — for Real Food from Real People!