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2018 ABFM Market Calendar

 JUNE 10–OCT 21

Sundays, 10am–1pm
Pearl Street, West Acton Village

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2018 SEASONAL VENDORS

APPLEFIELD FARM • BAGEL ALLEY • FLATS MENTOR FARM • HABIBI GOURMET FOODS • JACOB'S ALL-SEASON FLOWERS • LASZLO FAMILY FARM/SITZENS PET PRODUCTS • LILAC HEDGE FARM • MAMADOU'S ARTISAN BAKERY • MOONLIGHT FARM • SNOWPLACE FARM • STILLMAN QUALITY MEATS • VALICENTI PASTA FARM • WESTWARD ORCHARDS

Check out our 2018 SEASONAL (and all) VENDORS HERE. 


Sunday, August 19


ADDITIONAL VENDORS

ACKERMANN MAPLE FARM

Ian and Caitlin both grew up in Cabot, Vermont. In early 2013, they purchased the 36 acres that would become Ackermann Maple Farm, and constructed their business. The sap that flows from more than 3,000 taps is heated using a wood fire, evaporating the water and drawing out the pronounced natural maple flavor for which Vermont is known. The tapping, sap collection, boiling, filtering, bottling, and shipping are all done by Ian and Caitlin. Cabot, VT

BUZZ AND THRIVE GARDENS

Our garden center carries everything — annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, veggie plants, houseplants, succulents, cacti, tropical plants, and garden accessories. We focus primarily on the unique and hard-to-find plants that give our customers greater variety and more options. The most important aspect of our enterprise is the quality of our plants. We work very hard through the winter, spring, and summer to make sure our customers get the healthiest plants possible. It makes all the difference. Leominster, MA

COOKIE LADY TREATS

Baked especially for you

We specialize in high-quality, unique flavors of cookies like blueberries and cream and coffee chip. We also make homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, cheesecake, breads, gift baskets for all occasions, and much more! Maynard, MA

LITTLE BEEHIVE FARM

Tony Lulek started beekeeping in 2004, calling the enterprise Little Beehive Farm. The farm packs a lot on just under an acre of land in suburban Boston: a huge vegetable garden, a large array of woody shrubs, trees, and perennials, an ever-changing number of chickens, and our hives. Our products include: honey, handmade soaps, hand creams, body lotion, honey candy, candles, and lip balms. Holliston, MA 


PONY SHACK CIDER

We are a family-owned cidery nestled in the heart of apple country. Our mission is to produce small batch, artisanal cider from locally sourced ingredients. We dream big and believe life is too short to drink a bad glass of cider. Boxborough, MA

ARTISAN

SHAYNA'S BAGS

Shayna's Bags are made by hand, in Massachusetts, from recycled materials such as upholstery remnants, leather, and vintage carpets. They are one-of-a-kind, imaginative, attractive, and sturdy. Each is lined with many pockets, usually 7, so there's a place for everything. My background is in professional art, advertising, graphics, industrial design, and I really enjoy sharing my talent with others. Arlington, MA

www.Shayna.biz

PERFORMER

STILL WILLOW

Still Willow is an acoustic duo featuring guitar, banjo, harmonica, and bass. Song selections include Americana, folk, rock, and country tunes, as well as original songs. Acton, MA

 

 

 

 

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A-B FAMILY NETWORK

Community • Family • Fun

Acton-Boxborough Family Network (ABFN), based in Acton, Massachusetts, is a non-profit group of local parents working together to increase and improve local resources for families with young children. Acton, MA

www.ABFamily.org


Sunday, August 26


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

FISHWIVES SPECIALTY FOODS

Not for Wimpy Chowdaheads!

Fishwives Specialty Foods produces Mandy's famous Seafood Chowdah — a light lobster bisque chock full of shrimp, scallops, clams, and fish. Busy families create amazing dinners by using our chowdah as a sauce for casseroles or pasta. Ask Mandy for her easy recipes. Try their chowdahs and refreshing GoSpacho — a cold, vegan Spanish soup in a bottle. Pop one into your lunch bag and enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean! Products are handcrafted using all-natural, gluten-free, locally sourced ingredients! Marblehead, MA


FOXBORO CHEESE

Lawton’s Family Farm creates its Foxboro Cheese products from the milk of grass-fed cows. Because the cows eat no grain, the cheese is soy and corn free. Foxborough, 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 they're put on. Versatile, it can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce/additive, or cooking ingredient. We offer the following varieties: X-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Mild w/ organic cider vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA

ARTISAN

RAINBOW KIDS TIE-DYE 

Unique, hand-dyed clothing and accessories for people of all ages, including shirts, leggings, hats, dresses, socks, underwear, scarves, doll dresses, onesies, and more! Wales, MA

www.RainbowKidsTieDye.etsy.com


PERFORMER

JAMES KINGBURY

Jim Kingsbury is happy to return to the AB Farmers Market and bring his large repertoire of familiar and not-so familiar songs. He has been playing guitar for the past 30 years and always has a good time sharing music. Acton, MA 

 




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ACTON COUNCIL ON AGING

The Acton Council on Aging provides programs and services to Acton residents 60 and older, as well as information and referrals for residents of any age with concerns about aging relatives, neighbors, and friends. The CoA offers a place to socialize, health and wellness progrms, recreation, meals, information and referrals, and support services. More information is available in our newsletter; see our website. Acton, MA

www.ActonCoA.com

Sunday, September 2


ADDITIONAL VENDORS

ACKERMANN MAPLE FARM

Ian and Caitlin both grew up in Cabot, Vermont. In early 2013, they purchased the 36 acres that would become Ackermann Maple Farm, and constructed their business. The sap that flows from more than 3,000 taps is heated using a wood fire, evaporating the water and drawing out the pronounced natural maple flavor for which Vermont is known. The tapping, sap collection, boiling, filtering, bottling, and shipping are all done by Ian and Caitlin. Cabot, VT

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

BUZZ AND THRIVE GARDENS

Our garden center carries everything — annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, veggie plants, houseplants, succulents, cacti, tropical plants, and garden accessories. We focus primarily on the unique and hard-to-find plants that give our customers greater variety and more options. The most important aspect of our enterprise is the quality of our plants. We work very hard through the winter, spring, and summer to make sure our customers get the healthiest plants possible. It makes all the difference. Leominster, MA

COOKIE LADY TREATS

Baked especially for you

We specialize in high-quality, unique flavors of cookies like blueberries and cream and coffee chip. We also make homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, cheesecake, breads, gift baskets for all occasions, and much more! Maynard, MA

LITTLE BEEHIVE FARM

Tony Lulek started beekeeping in 2004, calling the enterprise Little Beehive Farm. The farm packs a lot on just under an acre of land in suburban Boston: a huge vegetable garden, a large array of woody shrubs, trees, and perennials, an ever-changing number of chickens, and our hives. Our products include: honey, handmade soaps, hand creams, body lotion, honey candy, candles, and lip balms. Holliston, MA 

ARTISAN

SUNNY KNOLL FARM ALPACAS

Sunny Knoll Farm Alpacas is a small family farm, offering the finest quality hypoallergenic fiber in the form of yarns, spinning roving, felting fiber, and hand-woven products, as well as top-quality items made with our fiber, including socks, hats, and mittens. Hubbardston, MA

www.SunnyKnollFarm.com

PERFORMER

FERULLO & MANDRIOLI

Betsi Mandrioli and John Ferullo play original, family-friendly acoustic songs and a few covers from a variety of singer-songwriters. Carlisle, MA

www.JohnFerullo.com


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TBD

To come


 Sunday, September 9


ADDITIONAL VENDORS

FISHWIVES SPECIALTY FOODS

Not for Wimpy Chowdaheads!

Fishwives Specialty Foods produces Mandy's famous Seafood Chowdah — a light lobster bisque chock full of shrimp, scallops, clams, and fish. Busy families create amazing dinners by using our chowdah as a sauce for casseroles or pasta. Ask Mandy for her easy recipes. Try their chowdahs and refreshing GoSpacho — a cold, vegan Spanish soup in a bottle. Pop one into your lunch bag and enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean! Products are handcrafted using all-natural, gluten-free, locally sourced ingredients! Marblehead, MA


FOXBORO CHEESE

Lawton’s Family Farm creates its Foxboro Cheese products from the milk of grass-fed cows. Because the cows eat no grain, the cheese is soy and corn free. Foxborough, MA

MANRAAJ LIQUID YOGA

Freshly made herb juices served as incentives for yoga or exercise for us when we grew up in India. For the last few years, we have been recreating the same magic. Manraaj, a liquid yoga company, is our attempt to spread the goodness to others and serve health-conscious folks. Lowell, MA


PONY SHACK CIDER

We are a family-owned cidery nestled in the heart of apple country. Our mission is to produce small batch, artisanal cider from locally sourced ingredients. We dream big and believe life is too short to drink a bad glass of cider. Boxborough, 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 they're put on. Versatile, it can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce/additive, or cooking ingredient. We offer the following varieties: X-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Mild w/ organic cider vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA

ARTISAN

BRYON CLEMENCE PHOTOS 

Photographs by Bryon Clemence

Bryon photographs landscapes, cityscapes, concerts, and gardens and makes archival inkjet prints for display. His work appears in group shows throughout the region. He studied photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Northern Essex Community College. Boxborough, MA

PERFORMER

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


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GREEN ACTON

Acton residents will want to stop by to learn about Acton's awesome electricity purchasing program, Acton Power Choice. Find out how to score affordable, 100% renewable electricity sourced from right here in New England. Sign-up is easy! Green Acton is a nonprofit working to conserve local resources and protect our environment for future generations. Acton, MA

www.GreenActon.org


 Sunday, September 16


ADDITIONAL VENDORS

BUZZ AND THRIVE GARDENS

Our garden center carries everything — annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, veggie plants, houseplants, succulents, cacti, tropical plants, and garden accessories. We focus primarily on the unique and hard-to-find plants that give our customers greater variety and more options. The most important aspect of our enterprise is the quality of our plants. We work very hard through the winter, spring, and summer to make sure our customers get the healthiest plants possible. It makes all the difference. Leominster, MA

COOKIE LADY TREATS

Baked especially for you

We specialize in high-quality, unique flavors of cookies like blueberries and cream and coffee chip. We also make homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, cheesecake, breads, gift baskets for all occasions, and much more! Maynard, MA

LITTLE BEEHIVE FARM

Tony Lulek started beekeeping in 2004, calling the enterprise Little Beehive Farm. The farm packs a lot on just under an acre of land in suburban Boston: a huge vegetable garden, a large array of woody shrubs, trees, and perennials, an ever-changing number of chickens, and our hives. Our products include: honey, handmade soaps, hand creams, body lotion, honey candy, candles, and lip balms. Holliston, MA 


PONY SHACK CIDER

We are a family-owned cidery nestled in the heart of apple country. Our mission is to produce small batch, artisanal cider from locally sourced ingredients. We dream big and believe life is too short to drink a bad glass of cider. Boxborough, 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 they're put on. Versatile, it can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce/additive, or cooking ingredient. We offer the following varieties: X-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Mild w/ organic cider vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA

ARTISAN


JUNO CERAMICS

Juno Ceramics creates functional, wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware ceramics for the home. Acton, MA

https://www.JunoCeramics.com


PERFORMER

ACTON MUSIC PROJECT

Born in the new millennium, The Acton Music Project plays all of your classic rock and current favorites. Whether it be an intimate coffeehouse setting, a formal wedding or a 500-person block party, AMP fulfills all of your musical needs with rocking melodies and beautiful harmonies. AMP is a nonprofit organization providing free music to other nonprofits and free music education to local communities. Acton, MA

www.facebook.com/actonmusicpro

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THE VIRGINIA THURSTON 
HEALING

GARDEN CANCER SUPPORT CENTER

Info to come


 Sunday, September 23


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

FISHWIVES SPECIALTY FOODS

Not for Wimpy Chowdaheads!

Fishwives Specialty Foods produces Mandy's famous Seafood Chowdah — a light lobster bisque chock full of shrimp, scallops, clams, and fish. Busy families create amazing dinners by using our chowdah as a sauce for casseroles or pasta. Ask Mandy for her easy recipes. Try their chowdahs and refreshing GoSpacho — a cold, vegan Spanish soup in a bottle. Pop one into your lunch bag and enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean! Products are handcrafted using all-natural, gluten-free, locally sourced ingredients! Marblehead, MA


FOXBORO CHEESE

Lawton’s Family Farm creates its Foxboro Cheese products from the milk of grass-fed cows. Because the cows eat no grain, the cheese is soy and corn free. Foxborough, MA

MANRAAJ LIQUID YOGA

Freshly made herb juices served as incentives for yoga or exercise for us when we grew up in India. For the last few years, we have been recreating the same magic. Manraaj, a liquid yoga company, is our attempt to spread the goodness to others and serve health-conscious folks. Lowell, 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 they're put on. Versatile, it can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce/additive, or cooking ingredient. We offer the following varieties: X-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Mild w/ organic cider vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA

ARTISAN


ACTON OPEN STUDIOS
 

Info to come 



PERFORMER

STEVE PAVAO

A singer-songwriter formerly from Acton, Steve performs his own songs as well as covers from the folk and blues traditions. He takes his inspiration from John Prine, Bob Dylan, and many other writers in the American tradition, whether steeped in folks, blues, country, and even jazz and classical music. Acton, MA

www.StevenPavao.com

 


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ACTON DOG PARK COMMITTEE


Info to come


Sunday, September 30


ADDITIONAL VENDORS

ACKERMANN MAPLE FARM

Ian and Caitlin both grew up in Cabot, Vermont. In early 2013, they purchased the 36 acres that would become Ackermann Maple Farm, and constructed their business. The sap that flows from more than 3,000 taps is heated using a wood fire, evaporating the water and drawing out the pronounced natural maple flavor for which Vermont is known. The tapping, sap collection, boiling, filtering, bottling, and shipping are all done by Ian and Caitlin. Cabot, VT

BUZZ AND THRIVE GARDENS

Our garden center carries everything — annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, veggie plants, houseplants, succulents, cacti, tropical plants, and garden accessories. We focus primarily on the unique and hard-to-find plants that give our customers greater variety and more options. The most important aspect of our enterprise is the quality of our plants. We work very hard through the winter, spring, and summer to make sure our customers get the healthiest plants possible. It makes all the difference. Leominster, MA

COOKIE LADY TREATS

Baked especially for you

We specialize in high-quality, unique flavors of cookies like blueberries and cream and coffee chip. We also make homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, cheesecake, breads, gift baskets for all occasions, and much more! Maynard, MA

LITTLE BEEHIVE FARM

Tony Lulek started beekeeping in 2004, calling the enterprise Little Beehive Farm. The farm packs a lot on just under an acre of land in suburban Boston: a huge vegetable garden, a large array of woody shrubs, trees, and perennials, an ever-changing number of chickens, and our hives. Our products include: honey, handmade soaps, hand creams, body lotion, honey candy, candles, and lip balms. Holliston, MA 


PONY SHACK CIDER

We are a family-owned cidery nestled in the heart of apple country. Our mission is to produce small batch, artisanal cider from locally sourced ingredients. We dream big and believe life is too short to drink a bad glass of cider. Boxborough, MA

ARTISAN

KITTREDGE CANDLES

Kittredge Candles offers 100% pure soy candles, including jars, tins, tarts, tea lights, votives, and novelty candles, as well as soaps, all natural goat's milk lotions, and gift sets. Everything we sell is handmade and available in more than 150 fragrances. The proceeds from the sale of all of our cat candles and soaps are donated to our local cat shelter; we encourage recycling by giving a refund for the return of any of our candle jars. Andover, MA

www.KittredgeCandles.etsy.com

PERFORMER

THE 94s — NICOLE & JAMES CUFF

The 94s are an acoustic duo led by the voice of Nicole Cuff and the songwriting of James Cuff. They recently released their sophomore album, "Undiscovered Country,” which Metronome Magazine calls “one of the best duo albums of the year.” Boston, MA

www.The94s.com


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FRIENDS OF THE
ACTON LIBRARIES

The Friends of the Acton Libraries is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support of Acton's town and school libraries. Though the bulk of our support goes to the Acton Memorial Library, the Friends have a unique dynamic and also give annual gifts the ABRHS and RJG libraries, the area elementary school libraries including Blanchard, and the West Acton Citizen's library. The Friends also present scholarships each year to deserving high school seniors. Acton, MA

www.ActonMemorialLibrary.org/about-the-library/friends-of-the-acton-libraries/


 

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