Acton Boxborough Farmers MarketThis Week at the Market



JULY 31, 2011

Sunday, July 31

We are so pleased with the variety of offerings at this season's market: not only the amazing fresh produce you count on, but also, great offerings of specialty goods made within our local/regional foodshed. Enjoy!

IN THE NEWS: The Acton Beacon did a terrific feature story on the ABFM last week. If you missed it, catch it here.

ABFM now accepts EBT/SNAP benefits. Please come to the ABFM stall at market to learn more, and/or check out the SNAP page on the ABFM website.



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.


Cape Cod Original
Where Great Flavor and Good Health Meet!
Cape Cod offers all-natural, gluten-free chowders, seasonal gazpachos, dips, and spreads. Much of their seafood is sourced from New England fishermen, and their gazpachos are made with seasonal produce from local farms. Osterville, MA


Artisan-Roasted Nuts
Discover Fastachi nuts, hand roasted in small batches and seasoned only with sea salt. Also, Fastachi nut mixes, and nut butters ground fresh from only the Fastachi Nut. Watertown, MA


Our decadent cookies come in 10 flavors, ensuring a favorite for the most discriminating cookie lover. Remember, a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Belmont, MA

Still Rivery Winery
Producer of New England's Own Apfel Eis (Apple Ice) Wine
Still River makes traditional Apfel Eis, or apple ice wine, from local varietal apples — more than 80 apples are used in each 375 ml bottle. Sweet, with a gentle bite and a clean finish. Harvard, 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 Commission on Disabilities
The ACOD advocates for the rights and interests of citizens with disabilities and their families, and strives to build a solid community of people with disabilities to increase visibility and lobbying power, as well as decrease the isolation that comes from living in a rural area. Acton, MA



John Ferullo
John has played his own songs and other’s folk and acoustic music in coffeehouses, restaurants, festivals, and farmers markets for 10+ years. His music is influenced by Woody Guthrie, Bill Morrissey, Steven Goodman, Greg Brown, John Hurt, and others. Carlisle, MA



Florence Como
Florence Como brings to market her watercolors. A member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, she has won numerous awards, and participated in three watercolor workshops in Italy, where she painted on location in the various hill towns. Lincoln, MA

OUR THANKS go out to

David Gerratt, for coordinating ABFM Performers
Laraine Lippincott, for coordinating ABFM Artisans
Clare Siska, for coordinating ABFM Community Table organizations

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

DG Communications, for design consultation

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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