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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, 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 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 Hot and X-Hot with Apple 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 

Today's artists include Fay Senner (mixed media, collage, encaustic, Zodiac stationery), Neil Tischler (nature photography), Arlene Fins (sculpture/jewelry), Pat Iverson (beadwork, jewelry, rug-hooking) and Kathryn Black (crocheted bead jewelry, embroidery). Acton, MA

 

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


Acton’s Dog Park Committee (ADPC) hopes to establish an enclosed, accessible dog park for the benefit of dogs, dog owners, and the public at large. Visit our table to learn about the benefits a dog park offers a community. Share your opinions and ideas. Help us make this dog dream come true! Acton, MA

https://www.facebook.com/ADPCActon

http://www.acton-ma.gov/604/Dog-Park-Committee


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/


 Sunday, October 7


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

JAMBOLEO JAMS

Small-batch jams, jellies, and marmalades
Jamboleo jams, jellies, and marmalades are handcrafted in batches of 8–10 jars at a time in a permitted residential kitchen. Two essential flavors meet in every jar — one fruit, and one herb or spice. Our recipes feature a short ingredient list and no added pectin. The result is one irresistible blended flavor that is good enough to eat with a spoon! Arlington, 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 Hot and X-Hot with Apple Cider Vinegar. These sauces have some warmth, but even our spiciest variety will not set your mouth on fire! Natick, MA

ARTISAN

DOMINIQUE LECOMTE 

Images, Voyages, Impressions

Photo images, prints, woodcuts and linocuts. Acton, MA

www.LeComteDominique.com


PERFORMER

SMITH & RYDER

Smith & Ryder is an Americana-Country-Roots duo from Central Massachusetts. Miriam and Sean are both singer-songwriters who enjoy performing their own songs, as well as cover songs of other singer-songwriters. Harvard, MA

www.SmithandRyder.com



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ACTON GARDEN CLUB

The Acton Garden Club works to: advance the art of gardening and flower arranging, and to provide opportunities for learning in horticulture, floral design, landscape design, and environmental issues; promote civic beauty with plantings throughout town and maintain historic gardens; and award scholarships and educational grants. Acton, MA

www.ActonGardenClub.org


Sunday, October 14


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 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

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 


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

ARTISAN

BARBARA PESKIN: MOMENTS IN NATURE

Moments in Nature includes nature and wildlife photography from local areas, Maine and Yellowstone. I share pictures that come observing nature in quiet moments. For example a puffin beak touch on Machias Seal Island, mergansers awaking and looking out from their resting rock on a Maine lake, or a Great Meadow’s marsh wren building its nest. Cards, prints and calendars will be available at the ABFM. Visit barbarapeskin.com for a preview. Lincoln, MA

PERFORMER

WALTER RODRIGUEZ & THE NIGHT OWLS

Walter and the Night Owls is an Acton-based alternative-folk music quartet that have been making waves in the independent Boston music scene. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with soft vocal harmonies they have managed to create a sound all their own while echoing inspiration from songwriters like Paul Simon, Josh Rouse, Jeff Tweedy, and Ray Lamontagne. Music from their initial EP has been featured in commercials, films and has been licensed for use on MTV2 network specials along with other international media outlets. Acton, MA

www.WalterandtheNightOwls.com

COMMUNITY TABLE

ACTON MINUTEMEN

To come


 Sunday, October 21


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

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

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


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

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

ONE GREAT ROAD

A three-piece acoustic folk-rock band, featuring traditional music, folk, country, and Americana. Instrumentation includes guitar, banjo, bass, and harmonica. Acton, MA


COMMUNITY TABLE

OPEN DOOR THEATER

Making theater accessible on both sides of the curtain

Open Door Theater of Acton is a nonprofit, family-oriented, accessible community theater company that has been creating learning experiences through theater for adults, children, and people with special needs since its founding in 1980. The Open Door philosophy is that when you offer a positive theater experience, with this mix of people, they learn a lot about themselves and how to get along with each other. Our 2019 production will be Disney's The Little Mermaid; auditions held Fall 2018; see website for details.

www.OpenDoorTheater.org

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