Sunday, August 5
Highlighted Partner of the Week
We take a personal interest in protecting what you value most
In addition to offering life, business, home, and auto insurance, Farm Family also provides specialized insurance products and services to our clients in the agribusiness and equine community, combining personal, farm, business, property, and liability coverage all under one policy. We have been proud sponsors of local agriculture since the 1950s. We put commitment, integrity, responsiveness, and quality at the heart of everything we do.
239 Littleton Road, Suite 5A
Westford, MA 01886
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8:30am–4:30pm
Did You Know . . .
. . . that the ABFM is a "producer-only" sort of market? This means that all our vendors grow, raise, or produce the products they bring to market. The minor exceptions to this are a very limited number of products that a vendor may secure from another local farm and sell at the ABFM (with permission of the ABFM Leadership Board). These products must be labeled with the source-farm information so that market-goers know from where they are sourced. We thought you'd like to know!
Special SNAP 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!
DON'T YOU LOVE THE ABFM LOGO?!
It was created, back when the ABFM was just in the planning stages, by Heather Hanson Chigas, designer extraordinaire and daughter-in-law of Dia Chigas, one of our intrepid Market Managers. You can sport this eye candy on all kinds of cool ABFM gear!
Check out our first-ever organic cotton ABFM T-shirts! Show your ABFM pride with one of these SO-soft shirts, available in sizes from 2T to XXL.
Our beautiful 2012 ABFM bags, handy ABFM aprons, and ABFM Gift Certificates (in any amount) are also ready for you to snap up for yourself, family, and friends — at the ABFM stall at market.
Community Events Board at ABFM
Next time you're at market, notice the new Community Events Board. Anyone is welcome to post a flyer or notice about a local community event. (Please, no business cards or flyers, work solicitations, et al.; market staff will remove any inappropriate postings.) All notices will be removed and recycled at the end of each market day. Find the Community Events Board at the Windsor and Pearl corner of the West Acton Citizens' Library lawn.
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Learn more about the ABFM 2012 Vendors here.
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS
Green River Ambrosia
Fine meads made with local raw honey, fresh water, yeast, and the occasional herb or fruit. Green River provides the taste of a season of hard work by our bee friends. Greenfield, MA
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, using pure butter, whole eggs, and real chocolate. These confections are a delectable treat 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
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
100% pure soy candles, including jars, tins, tarts, and tea lights, as well as votives, novelty candles, soaps, all natural goat's milk lotions, and gift sets. All handmade and available in over 150 fragrances. Andover, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
Steve performs original songs that convey simple but timeless messages, told with little adornment. He sometimes performs with his sons as the Pavao Family Band. Acton, MA
THE COMMUNITY TABLE
ACTON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY
Access for All
The Acton Commission on Disability seeks to make Acton a better place to live by advocating for the rights and interests of PWD (people with disabilities) and their families, and ensuring that Acton meets relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines set down by federal, state, and regional bodies. Acton, MA
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!