Sunday, August 26
Gratitude for Farmers
As farmers across the country — especially in the Midwest, mid-South, and Southwest — are struggling with record drought, we want to pause for just a moment to appreciate what farmers do. Their tasks are demanding, endless, and critically important; the outcomes of their work are subject to all sorts of risks over which they have little control (rain, for instance). We in the Northeast are lucky to be beneficiaries of a revitalization of local farming and food enterprises. We who shop at the ABFM are likewise lucky to have our local farmer Vendors who work so hard to provide us with fresh, beautiful, and nutritious food and earn a living. (There are easier career choices.) Consider actually thanking your farmers for what they do; they likely don't hear it often enough. And thank YOU for being part of the rebirth of local food and farming by participating in the ABFM!
Save These September Dates!
Sept. 9: Chef Julia Shanks Demo at ABFM:
Veggie-Centric Cooking and Samples!
Co-author of The Farmer's Kitchen, Julia will share two recipes from her book, which was cited by Michelle Obama in her own cookbook, American Grown. Sample the magic of her recipes for Simple Summer Squash with Garlic, and a Potato Fennel "Risotto."
The Farmer's Kitchen will be available for purchase, and market-goers can chat with Julia and pick her brain on the delights and preparation of fresh foods!
Sept. 23: Turtle Creek Winery Wine Tour & Tasting
ABFM and our Vendor, Turtle Creek Winery, host this experience for those interested in viniculture and what this small winery is doing on the local winemaking scene. Space is very limited; register ASAP at the ABFM table at market; the $15 fee is payable on registration. Turtle Creek annually produces only 1,200 cases from six noble grapes; it makes no hybrid, fruit, or tourist wines. Turtle Creek wines are found in the best Boston restaurants. www.TurtleCreekWine.com
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!
ORGANIC ABFM T-SHIRTS, RECYCLED COTTON ABFM BAGS, AND AWESOME ABFM APRONS!
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!
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.
"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 • SAMIRA'S HOMEMADE • 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
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
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
JG GLASS PRODUCTIONS
Handblown glass ornaments, perfume bottles, plant sticks, and jewelry. Acton, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
Acton’s own BJ Magoon has been a mainstay of the blues and roots music scene in the New England and New York regions for more than 30 years. BJ sings songs of life’s journeys, lessons, and highways, usually with an infectious rhythm focus. BJ started and has been the host of one of the Boston area’s most popular, longest-running weekly Blues Jams — at the Acton Jazz Cafe. Acton, MA
ACTON BOXBOROUGH CULTURAL COUNCIL
ABCC: Apply for grants & share ideas for local arts and culture programs!
The ABCC promotes the arts, develop cultural programs in the two communities, and awards Massachusetts Cultural Council grant funds. Guidelines for grant applications will be available at market. Acton & Boxborough
Come on down — for Real Food from Real People!