Beat the Heat
With these temperatures, all we can think about is COOL! Which makes us think of the ABFM in oh-so-many ways. For starters, the ABFM just IS cool. Most of Pearl Street (our home) is wonderfully shady. Listening to our weekly performers may transport you to a less-wilting clime. And cooling foods are in order — time for fruit salads; crisp green salads tossed with roasted vegetables; chilled gazpacho; refreshing fruit and/or berry smoothies; and cold grain-and-veggie-and-whatever salads. This is the season to load up on the fruits and veggies, which are delicious and incredibly healthful. Remember to buy fresh, local produce now and freeze (or can) for the winter months.
New Market Hours: 10am – 2pm
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CONTEST: AMERICA'S FAVORITE FARMERS MARKETS
This project of American Farmland Trust is raising national awareness about the importance of supporting fresh food from local farms and farmers. Can the ABFM become a favorite MA market? Vote for the ABFM as your favorite farmers market here!
ACTION ALERT: LOCALLY MADE WINE AND BEER AT FARMERS MARKETS
The MA House of Representatives has passed an Economic Development bill that includes language permitting the sale of locally produced wine and beer at MA farmers markets. Please call your State Representative and State Senator to urge them to preserve the farm wineries language in the bill (currently in Conference Committee). If enacted, this bill would help local wineries and expand the options for MA farmers market–goers. For contact info on state Reps and Senators, visit http://www.wheredoivotema.com.
To learn more about our vendors, performers, artisans, or community table organizations, please visit ABFarmersMarket.org.
ROB'S GARDENS • Littleton, MA
Rob's Gardens sells a great variety of locally field-grown, hard-to-find perennials and New England wildflowers, all guaranteed hardy in our region.
THE FAMILY BAND • Acton, MA
Folk music for all ages
The Family Band offers a chance to forget your troubles, join your friends and neighbors, and sing into a happier world. The tunes are catchy, and the beat is strong — join them for pure musical joy! 11:15am–1pm
KONKLE & SHEA • Boxborough, MA
Janis Konkle and Stephanie Shea offer handmade handbags and paintings.
POLLINATORS: Mason Bees!
Kids will learn about the role of this interesting pollinator — which makes neither wax or honey, and is an excellent beneficial for the home garden — and can make and bring home their own mason bee houses!
Please check out our new 2010 grocery bags and, by popular demand, ABFM aprons — available at the ABFM table.
Come on down — for Real Food from Real People!