Acton Boxborough Farmers MarketThis Week at the Market
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SUNDAYS: 10am–1pm • 2017: JUNE 11–OCT. 22 • PEARL STREET, WEST ACTON, MA

 

Sunday, July 3

10am–1pm


2016 SEASONAL VENDORS

Applefield Farm • Bagel Alley • Couët Farm & Fromagerie • Dragonfly Farms • Flats Mentor Farm • Hapberly Farm • Lilac Hedge Farm • Mamadou Artisan Bakery • Mycoterra Farm • Samira's Homemade • Stillman Quality Meats • Town Farm Gardens • Valicenti Organico • Westward Orchards

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ABFM 2016 VENDORS HERE.


SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS

BEE FIELDS FARM
Bee Field Farm medicinal garden contains more than 100 different herbs. All the flowers and shrubs planted in our garden have been planted for their medicinal, edible, or pollination uses. We use organic and biodynamic gardening practices to enhance and enrich the fertility of our beautiful garden. Our preparation process is very simple: we harvest, strip, sort, clean, infuse, pour, pack, and label our products by hand. Wilton, NH

COASTAL VINEYARDS
Fine Creative Wines

We grow 12 different grape varieties on our 10-acre vineyard, producing white and red wines, most dry and some sweeter wines. Our varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Marquette, and others.  All our wines are made in our farm winery in South Dartmouth. Please visit, tour our vineyard and winery, and (of course) taste our wines; the Tasting Room is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, noon–5pm. Dartmouth, MA

LASZLO FAMILY FARM / SITZENS ANIMAL TREATS
SITZENS Animal Treats are Farm-Direct! All ingredients are produced on our farm and/or sourced locally and regionally. Fed daily to our hard-working farm dogs, barn cats, and riding horses, all treats on our farm are baked, roasted, or smoked by Laszlo Farm and are preservative free. We offer biscuits, bones, training treats, and more. Every SITZENS treat purchase aids our continuing conservation of rare-breed livestock. Pets like local, too! Ashby, MA

SA'S HOMESTYLE
Sa's Homestyle is the maker of Sa's Sweet and Spicy Sauce. Our magical sauces enhance the taste of anything, and can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce/additive, or cooking ingredient. We offer X-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Mild with organic cider vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA


THIS WEEK'S ARTISAN

FILE MODERN NOTES

Stephanie Johnson’s notecards, made from recycled file folders, feature a unique variety of ink-stamped vintage and botanical images. Stephanie also offers bookmarks, made from recycled file folders, that feature hand-drawn ink and pencil design, and light-boxes made from repurposed electrical boxes, candles, and textiles. Acton, MA

Email: Stephaniepbj921@gmail.com


UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY

ELIZABETH AND BEN ANDERSON

Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, a Scottish fiddle and cello duo, have been gaining an enthusiastic following in the Boston area and throughout New England. Blending Scottish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies, they create a sound rooted in tradition, inspired by the contemporary, and completely original. On stage, they captivate audiences with their ability to communicate musical nuances as only siblings can. Westborough, MA

www.elizabethandbenanderson.com


NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE

The NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) annual, three-day summer conference offers a wide range of seminars, workshops, and other educational experiences. It's a wonderful chance to immerse yourself in a community of like-minded practitioners and curious learners eager to share inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and more. Keynote speakers are Leah Penniman (on "Ending Racism in Farming and Food: 10 Not-So-Easy Steps"), and Andre Leu (on "Regenerative Organic Agriculture — How We Can Reverse Climate Change"). Check it out at:

http://nofasummerconference.org


REASONS TO EAT LOCALLY GROWN


Week #2, from the Central Mass Grown 2016 Farm Products Guide, one of their list of 10 Good Reasons to Eat Locally Grown. [Our edits in brackets.]

Two:

Local food supports local families. The wholesale prices that farmers get for their products are [often] very low, sometimes not more than the cost of producing them. Local farmers who sell directly to consumers cut out the [intermediary] and can get full retail price for their food, which helps farm families . . . afford to continue farming their land.


 

 

The ABFM Operates on People Power

The ABFM exists because of our terrific vendors; the support of local businesses, organizations, and individuals; the help of Town of Acton and staff; and the hard work of volunteers.

We need your time and expertise to make this effort not only about buying good food and supporting local enterprises, but also, about community well-being and shared learning.

Want to help? Wonderful! Learn about:

• becoming a business/organizational Supporter here

• volunteering here

• offering ideas or suggestions here

 Or, just send a plain old donation to us at:

ABFM, 5 Duggan Road, Acton, MA 01720

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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