Sunday, July 8
Hot Town, Summer in the Village . . .
This Sunday promises to be warm, though not as beastly as last week. We want to remind folks to drink plenty of water this summer, which is predicted to be a very warm one. Bring your water bottle with you to market, and/or frequent the West Acton businesses that sell beverages (and are open on Sundays): Red, White and Brew, Sweet Bites, Twin Seafood, and the Mobil station — all on or close to Mass. Ave./Rt. 111. Please stay hydrated!
SNAP "Doubling" Offer
The ABFM accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. The market is a great place to use SNAP: by shopping for the freshest produce (which lasts longer in the fridge), you get terrific nutritional bang for your buck. The ABFM is sponsoring a special offer for SNAP users: we'll double the value of the first $10 you spend in SNAP benefits at market. So if you decide to spend $15 at market, you'll actually get $25 to spend. [This offer lasts until we distribute the allotted $250 for the season.] Come to the ABFM stall at market for details!
GIVE GREAT ABFM GIFTS!
Or grab one for yourself . . .
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. And check out our new 2012 ABFM recycled-cotton bags, ABFM organic cotton T-shirts, and ABFM aprons, available at market!
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APPLEFIELD FARM • BAGEL ALLEY • BURROUGHS FARM • DRAGONFLY FARM • FLATS MENTOR FARM • MAMADOU'S ARTISAN BAKERY • MONADNOCK BERRIES/HILL ORCHARD • NELLA PASTA • NOBSCOT ARTISAN CHEESE • SPRINGDELL FARM • STILLMAN'S FARM • TWIN SEAFOOD
Learn more about the ABFM 2012 Vendors here.
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS
Herb An' Chicks Farm Project
Pesticide- and herbicide-free culinary herbs, plants, and cooking oils; medicinal herbs, teas, and tinctures; free-range chicken, duck, and goose eggs; Eco-ganically grown fruits and vegetables; and pastured roaster chickens. Westford, MA
The Herb Lyceum at Gilson's
The Herb Lyceum offers potted herb plants, annuals, and perennials, as well as vegetables, and herbal dinners on Fridays and Saturdays in the refurbished carriage house. Groton, MA
Joanna's New World Biscotti
This specialty, small-batch bakery offers an updated, highly flavorful take on an Old-World-style European cookie. These crunchy confections use pure butter, whole eggs, and real chocolate for treats worth giving or keeping! Westford, MA
Mill River Winery
Our renovated 1890s cider mill is home to our orchard, vineyard, and the winery where all our wine is produced. Our winemaking style focuses on preserving the signature flavor of each varietal. Rowley, MA
Hand-packed, small-batch pickled vegetables, using only the finest ingredients sourced primarily from farms across New England. Groton, MA
Combating brownie boredom,
one s'more at a time!
Gourmet marshmallows and s'mores made from scratch, with delicious ingredients such as freshly puréed raspberries and Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, and paired with pretzel rods, graham crackers, or sugar cookies appeal to the kid in everyone. Lowell, MA
Turtle Creek Winery
Turtle Creek is a boutique winery, located in the shadow of Boston, producing only 1200 cases of world-class wine annually. Lincoln, MA
THIS WEEK'S ARTISAN
Nancy Paredes presents her extensive jewelry collection, in sterling silver, PMC (Precious Metal Clay), copper, stones, and glass. She offers one-of-a-kind rings and pendants, and accepts custom orders. Chelmsford, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
Mick is an experienced singer who accompanies himself on 6- and 12-string guitars and banjo. He performs his own material as well as songs from a variety of well-known (and not-so-well-known) songwriters, and includes children’s songs in his playlist. Grafton, MA
THE COMMUNITY TABLE
FRIENDS OF THE
BRUCE FREEMAN RAIL TRAIL
The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT) is a proposed 25-mile, non-motorized community path that follows the route of the dormant New Haven Railroad Framingham & Lowell rail line through Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and Framingham. The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (FBFRT) is an all-volunteer organization working toward the completion and maintenance of the BFRT. Acton Area
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 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!