Sunday, July 22
Highlighted Partner of the Week
HANDWORKS GALLERY OF AMERICAN CRAFTS
Handworks Gallery has been in business for more than 30 years, presenting the work of talented local and national craftspeople making gifts of jewelry, pottery, wood, fiber, and metal.
161 Great Road (Rt. 2A)
Acton, MA 01720
Hours: Mon–Sat: 10am–5:30pm, Thurs: ’til 8pm, Sun: 1–5pm
Fossil-Fuel-Free Shopping at ABFM This Sunday
This Sunday, get on those bicycles, skateboards, and scooters to come to ABFM free of fossil fuels! The ABFM will offer to each of the first 50 riders of such gizmos $2 in ABFM Market Moolah to be spent at market on Sunday! Come to the ABFM table to show us your carbon emissions–free transport, and then park it at one of the bike racks in front of the West Acton Citizens' Library. (And please, whenever you ride your bike to market, park it at a bike rack rather than on Pearl Street.) Bike-to-Market Day: a win-win-win proposition, for you, for the environment, and for local farmers and producers!
Special SNAP Offer
The ABFM accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. The market is a great place to use SNAP: by shopping for the freshest produce (which lasts longer in the fridge), you get terrific nutritional bang for your buck. The ABFM is sponsoring a special offer for SNAP users: we'll double the value of the first $10 you spend in SNAP benefits at market. So if you decide to spend $15 at market, you'll actually get $25 to spend. [This offer lasts until we distribute the allotted $250 for the season.] Come to the ABFM stall at market for details!
DON'T YOU LOVE THE ABFM LOGO?!
It was created, back when the ABFM was just in the planning stages, by Heather Hanson Chigas, designer extraordinaire and daughter-in-law of Dia Chigas, one of our intrepid Market Managers. You can sport this eye candy on all kinds of cool ABFM gear!
Check out our first-ever organic cotton ABFM T-shirts! Show your ABFM pride with one of these SO-soft shirts, available in sizes from 2T to XXL.
Our beautiful 2012 ABFM bags, handy ABFM aprons, and ABFM Gift Certificates (in any amount) are also ready for you to snap up for yourself, family, and friends — at the ABFM stall at market.
Community Events Board at ABFM
Next time you're at market, notice the new Community Events Board. Anyone is welcome to post a flyer or notice about a local community event. (Please, no business cards or flyers, work solicitations, et al.; market staff will remove any inappropriate postings.) All notices will be removed and recycled at the end of each market day. Find the Community Events Board at the Windsor and Pearl corner of the West Acton Citizens' Library lawn.
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APPLEFIELD FARM • BAGEL ALLEY • BURROUGHS FARM • DRAGONFLY FARM • FLATS MENTOR FARM • MAMADOU'S ARTISAN BAKERY • MONADNOCK BERRIES/HILL ORCHARD • NELLA PASTA • NOBSCOT ARTISAN CHEESE • SPRINGDELL FARM • STILLMAN'S FARM • TWIN SEAFOOD
Learn more about the ABFM 2012 Vendors here.
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS
The Herb Lyceum at Gilson's
The Herb Lyceum offers potted herb plants, annuals, and perennials, as well as vegetables, and herbal dinners on Fridays and Saturdays in the refurbished carriage house. Groton, MA
La Bella Dolce Bakery
Elegant pastries, breads, and breakfast delicacies, freshly baked for market and prepared with local fruits, berries, vegetables, honey, and several whole grains and organic ingredients. Westford, MA
Mill River Winery
Our renovated 1890s cider mill is home to our orchard, vineyard, and the winery where all our wine is produced. Our winemaking style focuses on preserving the signature flavor of each varietal. Rowley, MA
Hand-packed, small-batch pickled vegetables, using only the finest ingredients sourced primarily from farms across New England. Groton, MA
Combating brownie boredom,
one s'more at a time!
Gourmet marshmallows and s'mores made from scratch, with delicious ingredients such as freshly puréed raspberries and Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, and paired with pretzel rods, graham crackers, or sugar cookies appeal to the kid in everyone. Lowell, MA
Turtle Creek Winery
Turtle Creek is a boutique winery, located in the shadow of Boston, producing only 1200 cases of world-class wine annually. Lincoln, MA
THIS WEEK'S ARTISAN
CAVE MADE POTTERY
Stoneware, porcelain, and earthenware clay are used to make wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery for use for everyday and special occasions. Acton, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
ADELA & JUDE
Enthusiastic performance, superbly crafted songs, and the brilliant interaction between Adela and Jude make for a truly enjoyable show. Performing with the fever pitch of old-time revivalist preachers, they stomp, holler, and bring to life the familiar and forgotten musical giants that cast long shadows over American music. Newton, MA
THE COMMUNITY TABLE
ASSABET RIVER RAIL TRAIL
The Assabet River Rail Trail, Inc. (ARRT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed for the purpose of promoting the creation of a multi-use recreational rail trail that will pass through the communities of Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard and Acton. The trail will be built along the abandoned rail bed of the former Marlborough Branch RR. Acton Area
SNAP AT THE ABFM
ABFM accepts EBT/SNAP benefits. Please come to the ABFM stall at market to learn more, and/or check out our SNAP page.
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!