Sunday, August 25
UPCOMING ABFM EVENT:
COOKING DEMO AT MARKET SEPT. 8!
Learn about making seasonal crêpes — and sample them — with staff from ABFM Partner, The Local Table. Details next week!
WE THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW . . .
- People who shop at farmers markets have 15–20 social interactions per visit, compared with 1–2 per grocery store visit.
- Locally owned, independent businesses (including farmers market vendors) return more than 3 times as much of the value of their sales to local economies as do their chain-store competitors.
- Growers selling locally create 13 full-time jobs per $1 million in revenue earned; those not selling locally, by comparison, create only 3.
- Proximity to farmers markets is associated with lower body mass index.
- Each minute, the U.S. loses an acre of farmland to development.
Sources: Graphic / References
To our long list of people who help the ABFM happen, we want to add the Town of Acton, including:
• Town Manager Steve Ledoux
• Board of Selectmen, Janet Adachi, chair
Municipal Properties Department
The Town supports the ABFM through: our annual contract, which permits us to use Pearl Street; consultation with the BoS, Town Manager, and Police, Fire, and Highway departments on logistical and policy issues; cooperation on Health Department certification and inspections; the generous provision of storage space for ABFM gear; provision of street barriers for market day; and the ongoing support of the West Acton Citizens' Library. Thank you all!
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APPLEFIELD FARM • BAGEL ALLEY • CLEARVIEW FARM • DEBORAH'S KITCHEN • 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
Evergeen Ice Cream
Delicious Ice Cream, Quality Ingredients
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 offers 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
Delicious Baked Goods
From My Home to Yours
This Italian artisan bakery creates elegant pastries, breads, and breakfast delicacies freshly baked for market with local fruits, berries, vegetables, and honey, as well as several whole grains and 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
INFO TO COME
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
The Lookouts play a variety of acoustic rock and folk favorites, with a bit of country blues sprinkled in. The band features Greg Wallack, Roseanne Keefe, Charlie Andrews, and Tom Bechard. Acton & Westford, MA
ACTON VOLUNTEER COORDINATING COMMITTEE
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!