Sunday, July 29
A Little Help from Our Friends
ABFM friends: we are short on volunteers for August (and on into September) for set-up and break-down on market days. Please consider volunteering for either for any dates that you can. Set-up is 8:30–10am; breakdown is 12:50 or so until approx. 2pm. If you can help out, please contact Helen, our Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteers@ABFarmersMarket.org. Thank you!
Acton Patch visited market last week and put together this quick video reflecting some of the nature of the market and how folks respond to it. Check it out here.
If you haven't yet been to our Facebook page, now's the time. "Like" the ABFM's FB page — you'll be in the loop on announcements, discussions, or special news that may show up there.
Big Thanks to ABFM Volunteers
Beyond the folks on the ABFM board, there are myriad volunteers who help this whole thing happen. We extend our appreciation this week to our ABFM Coordinators: Artisan Coordinator Dia Chigas; Community Table Coordinator Clare Siska; and Performer Coordinator David Gerratt; and to longtime pinch-hitting market managers Kristi Twichell and Dia Chigas. Also, thanks go out to Jo-Ann Berry, who helps with publicity efforts, and Jude Aronstein, who hauls our sandwich signs around town every week to remind people when market's happening. These hardworking volunteers are awesome!
Community Events Board at ABFM
Anyone is welcome to post a flyer or notice about a local community event on the Community Events Board at the corner of Pearl Street and Windsor Avenue, on the WAC Library lawn. (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.
Special SNAP Offer
The ABFM accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and makes a special offer for SNAP users: ABFM will double the first $10 you spend in SNAP benefits at market. 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 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 and handy ABFM aprons are also ready for you to snap up. And consider an ABFM Gift Certificate in any denomination for family and friends. Stop by the ABFM stall at market for any and all of these treats!
"LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK!
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 Vendor here.
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS
Everyone deserves a little Bliss
Bliss Bakery is an artisan bakeshop specializing in handcrafted breads, pastries, and custom cakes. Groton, MA
Fine Creative Wines
We grow 12 different grape varieties on our eight-acre vineyard, producing white and red wines, and both dry and sweeter wines. All of our varieties — Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir Rosé, White Wave, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and others — are made in our farm winery in South Dartmouth. Dartmouth, MA
Deborah makes jams and preserves using two-thirds fruit, all-natural sugar, and no preservatives. Our creative blend of multiple fruits makes each flavor a gourmet treat. Littleton, MA
Fastachi offers nuts hand roasted in small batches, seasoned only with sea salt. Incomparable nut mixes and nut butter made fresh from the Fastachi Nut are additional offerings. Watertown, MA
Fishwives Specialty Foods
Not for Wimpy Chowdaheads!
Mandy's famous Seafood Chowder is back! Handcrafted all-natural, gluten-free seafood chowders and bisques, vegetable and fruit gazpachos, and dips and spreads. We source as much sustainable seafood from from New England as possible, and our gazpachos are made with produce from local farms. Marblehead, MA
The very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food — healthy, delicious, and made from fresh ingredients, with no preservatives. Belmont, MA
Still River Winery
Producer of New England's Own Apfel Eis Apple Ice Wine
Still River makes traditional Apfel Eis, or apple ice wine, from local varietal apples — with more than 80 apples used for each 375 ml bottle. Sweet, with a gentle bite and a clean finish. Harvard, MA
THIS WEEK'S ARTISAN
Come Pamper Yourself
Jennifer's Handmade Soap makes vegetable-based soaps that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and completely pampered! With only natural oils from coconut, palm, castor seed, and avocado, these natural oils softly clean and moisturize your skin! Concord, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
SCOTT & RUSSELL
This young, dynamic guitar duo fuses acoustic fingerstyle and electronic harmonization to create unclassifiable sound on originals and covers. Scott Card and Russell Kniffin are also professional composers, scoring independent work and student films. Groton, MA
Solarize Acton is a project that can provide solar power to Acton homeowners and small businesses at terrific prices. The more who participate, the better the prices get! Free site assessments, rebates and tax credits, and bulk purchasing, leasing, and power-purchase agreements are all available through the program. Learn how you can harness the power of the sun for cheaper, cleaner electricity! Acton, MA
SNAP AT THE ABFM
ABFM now accepts EBT/SNAP benefits. Please come to the ABFM stall at market to learn more, and/or check out our website 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!