Sunday, July 17
Last week's opening day was just a delight — beautiful weather, a steady stream of market-goers, The Family Band, the Acton Food Pantry's food drive, and kids and ladybugs. Oh yeah — and tons of local and organic produce and other delightful foods! Check out the coverage of opening day by Acton Patch.
ABFM is very pleased to announce that it can now accept EBT/SNAP benefits. Please come to the ABFM stall at market to learn more.
Applefield Farm, Appleview Farm, Bagel Alley, Burroughs Farm, 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:
Cape Cod Original
Offering all-natural, gluten-free chowders, gazpachos, dips, and spreads, Cape Cod Original sources seafood from New England fishers, and seasonal fruits and veggies from local farms. Osterville, MA
Fastachi hand roasts nuts in small batches, seasoned only with sea salt, and creates nut butters from the Fastachi nut. Watertown, MA
Decadent cookies in 10 flavors for discriminating cookie lovers. Remember, a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand! Belmont, MA
Still River Winery
Still River offers traditional apple ice wine, made from a blend of local varietal apples. Each bottles holds the essence of 80 apples! Harvard, 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.
Parenting Resources for Families with Infants and Young Children
First Connections helps parents develop skills for involved and effective parenting. Check out their children's book raffle and their free 2011 Family Resource Guides. Concord, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
Hear this young singer-songwriter — and veteran performer — with her soulful sound and witty pop flair. Sasha has performed at Johnny D's in Somerville, at Six Flags Live, and on the Best Buy stage in Boston. Hopkinton, MA
THIS WEEK'S ARTISAN
Florence Como Paintings
Florence Como's original acrylic and oil landscapes capture many New England scenes, with emphasis on vibrant color and the effects of light. Lincoln, MA
OUR THANKS go out to
Janet Armstrong, for her generous help with production of our new banners
And for logistics, parking, and/or other kindnesses:
ABFM Abutters — the Spero, Watt, and Friedrichs/Lenichek families
Acton Board of Selectmen
Director of Municipal Properties Dean Charter
Acton Police, Fire, and Highway departments
Acton Town Manager Steve Ledoux
Carquest Auto Parts
Christian Science Society
Middlesex Savings Bank, West Acton Branch
West Acton Citizen's Library
West Acton Post Office
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!