ABFM FIFTH SEASON OPENING!
This Sunday, June 16, 10am–1pm
Now a Producer-Only Market!
Join us on Pearl Street for the opening market day of the season — our 5th! ABFM launches Season Five with an exciting announcement: we are now a producer-only market! What does that mean? It means a shift from our former policy (of allowing vendors to sell a small number of items from other known and vetted farms or producers) to a producer-only policy, which means that vendors may sell only the produce and/or value-added products that they themselves grow or make. The ABFM Leadership Board has made this change to eliminate confusion, provide market-goers with clear information about food sourcing, and continue to promote integrity in all market standards. Be an early bird: show up a few minutes before opening to hear Senator Jamie Eldridge hail the beginning of our fifth-birthday season!
HIGHLIGHTED PARTNER OF THE WEEK
ACTON REAL ESTATE
The Acton Real Estate Company, like the ABFM, is locally grown, and independently owned and operated. In business in our 1800s farmhouse for over 50 years, we are pleased to support local farmers through the ABFM. When you value doing business locally, as we do, we hope you will think of us for your real estate needs.
371 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA 01720
Master Gardener on Tap!
Master Gardener Kristi Twichell will be on Pearl Street
on opening day to dispense all manner of gardening advice, answer burning questions, and encourage you to get
your hands dirty!
Thank You to Our Gracious Neighbors
It may not be obvious when you're on Pearl Street, but the ABFM has several neighbors who abut the market. They graciously accommodate the pedestrian and car traffic of the market, the noise, the dogs, and the general hubbub only a few feet away from their homes — and still support the ABFM! We extend our appreciation to them, and ask you to respect that their driveways, lawns, and walkways are private property; please don't traverse them, and please keep your pets off of them. Thank you!
A Little Help from Our Friends
We are in need of volunteers who can help us set up and take down the market this season. It's a quick and fun way to help the market thrive. Please contact Helen, our Volunteer Coordinator, to sign up: volunteers@ABFarmersMarket.org. Thank you for being a part of the ABFM community.
If you are an artist or artisan — or know one — who might be interested in participating in the ABFM this season, please see info here, and contact Dia, our Artisan Coordinator, at
APPLEFIELD FARM • BAGEL ALLEY • CLEARVIEW FARM • DRAGONFLY FARMS
FLATS MENTOR FARM • LILAC HEDGE FARM • MAMADOU'S ARTISAN BAKERY • MONADNOCK BERRIES/HILL ORCHARD • SAMIRA'S HOMEMADE • STILLMAN'S FARM • STOW GREENHOUSES
Learn more about the ABFM 2013 Vendors here.
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS
A 100% Vegan Bakery
Bev's offers delectable cupcakes, cakes, muffins, brownies, and breads made from scratch, with vegan ingredients that are organic, non-GMO, and from local farmers markets whenever possible. Townsend, MA
Deborah makes jams and preserves today using two-thirds fruit, all natural sugar, and no preservatives. Our creative blend of multiple fruits makes each flavor a unique gourmet treat. Littleton, MA
Evergreen Ice Cream
Evergreen Ice Cream focuses on natural ingredients and fun, unique flavor combinations, many of which — we promise — will surprise you and your taste buds. Framingham, 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
La Bella Dolce Bakery
La Bella creates elegant pastries, breads, and breakfast delicacies, made with local fruits, berries, vegetables, and honey, as well as several whole grains an organic ingredients. Westford, MA
Turtle Creek Winery
Classic Wines from Noble Grapes
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
The husband and wife acoustic duo play original, melody-driven pop/folk songs, along with various cover songs ranging from rock and folk to old country. Harmonies abound!. Boxborough, MA
ABFM welcomes EBT/SNAP benefits. This season, we continue our "SNAP doubling" program: until project funds are depleted, we'll double the first $10 in SNAP benefits used at marketPlease come to the ABFM stall at market to learn more or visit our SNAP page.
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GIVE GREAT ABFM GIFTS!
Or grab one for yourself . . .
Stop by the ABFM table and do a great thing for family or friends — an ABFM Gift Certificates in any denomination you'd like. And check out our new 2013 ABFM recycled-cotton bags, ABFM organic cotton T-shirts, and ABFM aprons, available at market!
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!