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this week at market – aug 14


Cancellations This Week

The following vendors are not able to be at market this week:

  • Joyberry
  • Small Farm

Family Story Time

July 24, August 21, September 18: 11am-11:30am

Please join us for a family story time hosted by the Acton Memorial Library on select Sundays. We’ll sing and dance, go on bear hunts, dive down to the bottom of the ocean, fly to the moon, and read the best books ever! All ages welcome. Please bring a picnic blanket. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Event may be cancelled in cases of inclement weather. For other events at the library, please see our online calendar at ActonMemorialLibrary.org/calendar

This Week Yoga

Yoga at the Market

Our friends at Revolution Community Yoga are offering FREE Yoga classes outdoors each Sunday at 9:30–10am, next to the market, just before our opening bell. All are welcome! Classes are held each Sunday the market is open, weather permitting — check their website (yogaacton.com) to confirm. The classes take place in the grassy area near the tennis court. They recommend you bring your own yoga mat, a towel/blanket, water, and sunscreen (and anything else you need for yourself!).


Dominique Lecomte Prints

September 18 and October 9

My work is not intended to describe particular places, but the ideas related to them. I like the little things of life, the spectacle of nature, the lines and shapes of the world. I use them to create images, to map voyages, to share impressions. I want my prints to be colorful, warm, and a bit mysterious. It should make you smile, travel, wonder, so you’ll want to take them home with you.


Works from the Woods

September 11 and October 16

Works from the Woods features handmade items created in the deep dark woods of central Massachusetts. Items include pottery, lampworked glass, slumped glass and other goods inspired by nature.


Angus Arts

September 4

Brought up by a mother who was an accomplished painter, Lis Angus grew up watching her mom work. She ended up incorporating some of the techniques she learned into her art. As a physics teacher, she spent years on the topics of light and color.


Rainbow Kids Tie Dye

August 28 and October 2

We create tie dyed clothing as unique and special as the person who wears it.


Speakman Sisters

July 17

Jen Wood has been a knitter & crocheter for almost two decades. She recently discovered a passion for hand dyeing yarn when trying to find a use for an over abundance of marigolds from her garden. Using the colors that nature offers and ingredients that have been used for thousands of years to dye textiles, she began an adventure in dyeing that led her to create The Speakman Sisters natural hand dyed yarns.


Opening day is today!

Welcome back to ABFM, at the Elm Street playground in Acton, for our 14th season! State Senator Jamie Eldridge will once again ring our opening bell promptly at 10am.

Join us for our final year at the Elm Street location as next year, we’ll happily be relocating to the heart of West Acton Village at Gardner Field. 

We’re excited to offer a spanking new website and newsletter, both of which will include a weekly current vendor list. Check it out! Or dig a little deeper on the site to view our full season vendor, artisan, community table, and performer schedules. We are excited to host a fantastic mix of returning vendors as well a bunch of newbies, bringing a wide variety of goods to the Elm Street playground for your shopping pleasure.

And something new for our market goers! Each week before the market opens, Revolution Community Yoga will be offering free Yoga classes, on the field next to the market, at 9:30 each Sunday. Bring your mat!

Occasional Vendor

Rob’s Gardens

June 19th, June 26th, July 3rd, July 10th & July 17th

Rob’s Gardens is an expanded family hobby, growing a great variety of hard to find perennials. Many of our plants are native to the Northeast. We have plants for both sun and shade gardens. Our perennials are grown in our nursery, therefore hardy to this area.
Create a new garden space or find something new for your established one!

Littleton, MA

Alternate This Week Vendor

Hapi African Gourmet

Hapi African Gourmet makes it easy to enjoy African inspired meals made locally with minimal preparation. We offer authentic, plant-based, nutritious, and flavorful sauces, frozen meals, and seasonings. Our products help you travel to West Africa from the comfort of your kitchen table or anywhere you can enjoy food.

196 Quincy Street
Boston, MA 02121

Seasonal This Week Vendor

SvenFish – Crazy Fresh Fish!

SvenFish – Crazy Fresh Fish! is an Acton based dock to door delivery service operating since 2016.  All of our selections are in one pound portions for freshness and delivered the same or next day.  Fresh ice and our recognized cooler delivery style seal the deal.  We at SvenFish are enthusiastic to bring you this freshness and we’ll catch you soon!!

Acton, MA
(866) 786-3774

Occasional This Week Vendor

Aaronap Cellars

June 19th, July 17th, July 24th, August 14th, September 11th, September 18th & October 9th

Aaronap Cellars is a microwinery melding tradition, art, & modern science to craft innovative and unique wines using Massachusetts-grown grapes from our own estate vineyard as well as select partner vineyards in MA and beyond.  Come discover the unique tastes of cool-climate winemaking!

Westford, MA
Email: info@aaronapcellars.com

Seasonal This Week Vendor

Ridge Hill Farm

Ridge Hill Farm is a family farm since 1682. We breed and raise quality black angus beef. Our grass-fed cows roam the hills of Boxborough and Shirley and are fed a healthy diet to ensure a healthy product for our customers. We are excited to join the Acton Boxborough market and look forward to offering our fresh beef and eggs. 

Boxborough, MA

Occasional Vendor

1634 Meadery

June 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, July 31st, August 21st, August 28th & October 16th

1634 Meadery is a small, artisan brewery making small scale batches of mead in a manner that helps capture the true honey, fruit and spice flavors and smells of local ingredients. Come to the market and sample some of the wonderful delights this special drink provides.  You will see why this beverage has been around for thousands of years, and we hope it will inspire you to visit our tasting room in Ipswich.

3 Short Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Occasional Vendor

Blisspoint Meadery

August 7th, September 4th, September 25th & October 2nd

Blisspoint Meadery is committed to helping adventurous drinkers find their beverage blisspoint. We craft high quality, gluten free honey meads in a diverse range of styles and flavors. Still or sparkling, dry or sweet, and everything in between. It’s not beer, It’s not wine. It’s Mead!

Find us at the farmers market, order online for contactless pickup in Bedford, or book a private tasting for a unique flavor experience to start your Blisspoint journey.

Bedford, MA
Email: jeff@blisspointmeadery.com

Seasonal This Week Vendor

The Good Food Farm

At The Good Food Farm, we seek to partner with nature to produce the most nutrient dense, delicious food possible. We raise vegetables, broiler chickens on pasture, microgreens, and flowers. With a focus on soil health and carbon sequestration, we follow no/minimal till and regenerative practices. 

We never use chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizer. 

Ashby, MA


Special Event

The Acton Boxborough Farmers Market is thrilled to announce that on opening day, June 19th, The Silver Unicorn Bookstore (a market partner) has joined with Direct Federal Credit Union to give away 150 books to our market patrons to help us honor Juneteenth. 

This generous gift was facilitated through DFCU’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “Direct Federal is proudly committed to ensuring there is diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of our business. We are focused on ensuring that each and every person with whom we interact feels honored, celebrated, and appreciated for who they are. This includes our members, employees, board members, vendors, visitors, and community partners.” (from the DFCU website) 

Michael Ferreer and Daniel Nevarez of DFCU will join Silver Unicorn owner Paul Swydan to hand out the books to both children and adult market-goers.


Weather Advisory

We are monitoring the weather closely. Looks like we might have some rain on the way. We’ll be here, ready and willing to serve. We will only consider shutting down the market should lighting and thunder be imminent. If in doubt, check this space on our homepage before coming to market.


Kathryn Black Beaded Jewelry

October 2

Kathryn is a member of the Beads Without End cooperative, three artists who have been encouraging, pushing and supporting each other since 1995. Kathryn’s beadwork is featured in Carol Wilcox Wells’ “The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving”, and Lark’s “500 Beaded Objects”.


Densen Design

August 21 and October 16

Handmade greeting cards


Stow Wicks

August 7 and September 11

Candles made from 100% soy wax, handpoured in small batches. All candles use phthalate free fragrances.


Phenomenal Candles

July 31 and August 28

We create all natural hand poured coconut wax candles and soy wax melts. We hand pick and curate luxurious scents to make the best candles. Our candles are free of toxins, parabens, & phthalates. All of our candles are hand poured, wicked, and labeled by our team. We source the best materials to create a superb experience for our phenomenal customers! So light up a Phenomenal Candle and join us in creating new memories.

Artisan This Week

Lisa Hertel Pottery

July 24 and August 14

Lisa Hertel is an artist from a long line of artists (to be continued!). She is CORI certified and can teach a variety of art techniques in her studio, including ceramics, watercolors, alcohol inks, working with wire, and classes for all ages. Lisa has been doing ceramics for most of her life; she uses green methods whenever possible. She has experience in wheel work, sculpture, and raku (a Japanese firing method), and generally uses Japanese techniques. 


Fiora Soap Co.

July 17 and September 25

Here at Fíora we use the traditional technique of cold process. This process allows for more control over the ingredients and no need for added detergents. We make a point to not use any harmful fragrances, colorants, or oils. Everything is handmade, dyed, and scented with botanicals and essential oils. We know the importance of knowing what is in your skincare. We promise to always be transparent about our ingredients and strive to create the best bar for you



Shayna’s Bags

July 10, September 4 and September 25

Handmade handbags from recycled materials


Kittredge Candles

June 26 and October 9

Soy candles and personal care items


As I See It

June 26

I am a junior high student and my Dyslexic Super Power gives me my artistic strength.  I started the business to share my art and give back to charities working on making the world a better place.  Most of my designs start with a photograph and then I draw over the image with my iPad/pencil. I put the art on greeting cards, notepads, journals and totes.  


Wellness & Oils

June 19 and August 14


Welcome to Wellness & Oils! Founder Nathalie Boily discovered that the use of essential oils leads to healthier and happier living, and Wellness & Oils is her way of sharing the natural benefits of essential oils with others. A portion of the proceeds from Wellness & Oils is donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.