Acton Boxborough Farmers MarketThis Week at the Market



JULY 24, 2011

Sunday, July 24

The weather gods are supposed to have mercy on us this Sunday — no 90+ degrees and 90+ percent humidity! So of course keep cool and hydrated in this wicked heat, but also be cool by shopping the market and scoring the coolest, freshest produce in the (hot and humid) land.

ABFM now accepts EBT/SNAP benefits. Please come to the ABFM stall at market to learn more.



Applefield Farm, Appleview Farm, Bagel Alley, Burroughs Farm, Dragonfly Farms, Flats Mentor Farm, Foxbarn Farm, Jedermann Bakery, Mamadou's Artisan Bakery, Monadnock Berries, Nella Pasta, Stillman's Farm, and Twin Seafood. Learn more about the ABFM 2011 Vendors here.


Deborah's Kitchen
Deborah's offers jams and preserves using two-thirds fruit, all-natural sugar, and no preservatives. Multi-fruit blends make gourmet treats. Littleton, MA

Hames & Axle Farm

Goat milk soaps from Nigerian dwarf goats, using no artificial fragrances or additives, are exceptionally gentle and hydrating. Ashburnham, MA

Lawton's Family Farm

Home of Foxboro Cheese and Oake Knoll Ayrshires
A Massachusetts Century Farm, Lawton's makes it cheese from their own grass-based dairy. Try fresh cheese, Fromage Blanc, and raw-milk Asiago. Foxborough, MA

Sweet Lydia's Gourmet Marshmallows & S'mores
Sweet Lydia's offers marshmallows made from scratch in small batches with delicious ingredients, such as freshly puréed raspberries and pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract. Lowell, MA

Rob's Gardens
Rob's brings you field-grown sun and shade perennials, many New England wildflowers, and hard-to-find perennials, all guaranteed hardy in our region. Littleton, MA

The ABFM now has available ABFM Gift Certificates in any denomination you'd like. Stop by the ABFM table and do a great thing for family or friends — an ABFM Gift Certificate.

CommunitY TABLE

Acton Garden Club: Lyme Disease Education
Sandra Bonzagni will share information on Lyme Disease and its prevention with an award-winning exhibit — an arbor rife with information, a huge stuffed dog, and a person wearing tick-appropriate clothing. Learn about this important regional issue. Acton, MA



BJ Magoon
BJ Magoon, a mainstay of the New England blues and roots music scene, sings songs of life’s journeys, lessons, and highways. He also hosts one of the area’s most long-standing and popular weekly blues jams at the Acton Jazz Cafe. Acton, MA



Kittredge Candles
Kittredge Candles offers 100% soy candles in traditional and fun scents, as well as votives, tea lights, and novelty and gift items. Andover, MA


OUR THANKS go out to

Janet Armstrong, for her generous help with production of our new banners

And for logistics, parking, and/or other kindnesses:

ABFM Abutters — the Spero, Watt, and Friedrichs/Lenichek families
Acton Board of Selectmen
Acton Director of Municipal Properties Dean Charter
Acton Police, Fire, and Highway departments
Acton Town Manager Steve Ledoux
Carquest Auto Parts
Christian Science Society
Middlesex Savings Bank, West Acton Branch
West Acton Citizen's Library
West Acton Post Office

Closing the Loop . . .

Please bring to the ABFM table at market any (clean) containers you've acquired during your ABFM shopping, including green paperboard boxes, and paper and plastic bags. We'll make them available to our vendors for re-use when appropriate.

Come on down — for Real Food from Real People!

The ABFM Operates on People Power

The ABFM exists because of our terrific vendors; the support of local businesses, organizations, and individual contributors; the help of the Town of Acton and Town 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 vitality and shared learning.

Want to help? Hurray! Learn about becoming a business/organizational Supporter here; volunteer here; offer ideas or suggestions here; or just send a plain old donation to us at:

ABFM, 155 Prospect Street, Acton, MA 01720

Thank you so much!


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