Sunday, October 16
Oct. 23 = Last Day of the Regular Market Season
HIGHLIGHTED SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
State Representative Jen Benson
Jen Benson believes strongly in the benefits of buying locally and is proud to support the Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market. Jen represents the towns of Acton, Boxborough, Harvard, Lancaster, Lunenburg, and Shirley as State Representative.
P.O. Box 202
Lunenburg, MA 01462
HOLIDAYS ARE AROUND THE CORNER. CONSIDER ABFM ITEMS FOR YOUR GIFT GIVING: GIFT CERTIFICATES, APRONS, AND TOTE BAGS!
10/16 and 10/23:
ABFM BAGS ONLY $5!
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS:
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, with 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 its cheeses from their own grass-based dairy. Try fresh cheese, Fromage Blanc, and raw-milk Asiago. Foxborough, MA
Gay Grace Teas
The Traveling Tea Shoppe
Gay Grace Teas sells premium-quality, loose-leaf tea, as well as accountrements, such as infusers, tea cups, teapots, etc. Natick, MA
Gourd & Plenty Farm
Gourd & Plenty offers organically grown heirloom winter squashes, ground (husk) cherries, and other vegetables. Ayer & Dracut, MA
Still River 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 — with more than 80 apples used for each 375 ml bottle. Sweet, with a gentle bite and a clean finish. Harvard, MA
Wampanoag Wildflower Honey
Dave Lunger brings his hyper-local honeys to market: an amber with notes of linden and a darker, late-season honey. Acton, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
Back for a second year at the market, October’s Dream will entertain with folk, oldtime, and bluegrass, both traditional and more contemporary. They accompany voices with guitar, mandolin, stand-up bass, harmonica, ukulele, autoharp, and recorder. Boxborough, MA
THIS WEEK'S ARTISAN
Jennifer's Handmade Soap
Jennifer’s soaps are made with only natural oils — such as coconut, palm, castor, olive, shea, and wheat germ — that softly clean and moisturize the skin. Basics plus specialty bars. Concord, MA
THE COMMUNITY TABLE
South Acton Train Station Advisory Committee (SATSAC)
SATSAC works with the Town and the MBTA to develop designs for Acton's new commuter rail station, as well as on other issues, such as road crossings. It also advises on parking issues and neighborhood impacts of the station and related developments. Station plans will be on display. Acton, MA
November 20, 10am–1pm
Indoors at the Town of Acton’s Newly Renovated
Windsor Building, Windsor Avenue & Pearl Street
(rain or shine — or snow!)
Pre-holiday delights for your table, your libations, your decor, and your gift-giving. Get your last hit of ABFM until next Spring!
It may be chilly, but come warm up with a cup of hot cider from ABFM. See you then!
SNAP AT THE ABFM
ABFM accepts EBT/SNAP benefits. Please come to the ABFM stall at market to learn more, and/or check out our website SNAP page.
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!