Acton Boxborough Farmers MarketThis Week at the Market
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SUNDAYS: 10am–1pm • 2016: JUNE 12–OCT. 23 • PEARL STREET, WEST ACTON, MA

 

Sunday, Sept. 11

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

SHAYNA MADE BAGS

Shayna offers handmade handbags primarily from recycled or repurposed materials, such as upholstery remnants and vintage clothing. These attractive fashion bags are carefully constructed and of high quality. Arlington, MA

www.shayna.biz


UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY

THE HIP SWAYERS

The Hip Swayers play upbeat, fun, family-friendly, old-timey country/mountain music with close harmonies and tight rhythms. “The Hip Swayers know the power of a catchy song and use it to their advantage” (Worcester Magazine). “Not to be missed! A bit of Hank Williams sensibility, Carter/Cash authenticity, and infectious personality” (S.F. City Guide). Worcester, MA

www.hipswayers.com

COMMUNITY TABLE


GREEN ACTON

Using Less ~ Living Better

Green Acton board members will be on hand with tons of info on Acton’s terrific Transfer Station services, which include many, many recycling options. Check out the two models of compost bins available for sale from the Town, and how the new organic waste collection program works (think all your food waste + bones/meat + paper goods + wacky stuff like popsicle sticks, hair, and bunny, chicken, and hamster waste)! Acton, MA

www.GreenActon.org


TODAY:
Cookbook Exchange at the ABFM!

On Sunday, Sept. 11, bring to market any cookbooks you own but don't need/want, and grab a couple you might like to own!

Visit the ABFM stall to drop them off (ideally before 11am, but any time is OK). From roughly 11am to 1pm, browse to see what you might want to take home with you. (The Market Manager may impose a limit on the number of books you can take away, depending on level of contributions.) Any leftovers will be donated to the West Acton Citizens' Library. Pick up some inspiration for free!


Next Week, Sept. 18:

Cooking Demo with Chef Mark Valentine!

Chef Mark Valentine will teach — and tempt — us with recipes that are nutritious and easy to make, and whose ingredients won't stress the budget.

Chef Mark will use plenty of fresh ABFM produce to create his Farmers Market Gazpacho, and Farmers Market Zucchini Casserole. Watch the chef at work, sample these creations at market, and then grab a copy of the recipes, score the ingredients you'll need from our ABFM vendors, and go home and amaze yourself! Check out the ABFM website and coming eblasts for more information as we approach the date.

This demo happens courtesy of an ABFM collaboration with the Acton Health Department and its RITE grant project, which is funded through the CHNA 15 DoN funds from Winchester Hospital.

Chef Mark Valentine is a Metrowest personal chef who was trained in classical French cuisine at La Varenne Ecole du Cuisine in Paris, France, and has cooked in San Francisco, Portland (ME), Nantucket, and Boston. His restaurant experience includes Chez Panisse, Stars Restaurant, and Zuni Cafe. Mark combines his classical training with Asian and Southwestern influences to create a cuisine that is uniquely American and distinctly his own. A food traveler, he has sampled regional cuisines from Hong Kong to Spain, and brings those flavors and ingredients into his kitchen. Mark offers personal chef services, weekly meal drop-off, party planning, cooking demonstrations, and in-home gourmet dinner parties, as well as catering celebrations such as birthday parties, graduations, and weddings.

Email: MarksCooking@verizon.net • 1.781.229.2774


 

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 the 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:

• 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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