Sunday, September 9
HIGHLIGHTED PARTNER OF THE WEEK
NEW HABITAT PARTNERS LLC
New Habitat Partners LLC plans, develops, and manages high-quality, uplifting, and environmentally sensitive places with the goal of making a positive contribution to the local economy and surrounding community. Our current project is located at 543-525 Mass. Ave. in West Acton Village.
Visit us on Facebook:
537 Massachusetts Avenue #202
Acton, MA 01720
Chef Julia Shanks Cooks for You at ABFM!
Co-author of The Farmer's Kitchen, Julia will share two recipes from her book, which was cited by Michelle Obama in her own cookbook, American Grown. Sample the magic of her recipes for Simple Summer Squash with Garlic, and a Potato Fennel "Risotto."
Pick up recipe takeaways (for free) and The Farmer's Kitchen (for purchase), and pick Chef Julia's brain on the delights of cooking with fresh farmers market foods! www.JuliaShanks.com
And after market this Sunday, check out:
The Village Arts + Music Project is a collaborative effort of New Habitat Partners, 3Rivers Arts, and Acton Open Studios. From 12:30–5pm on Sept. 9, the festival, sited along Mass. Ave. (east of Spruce Street) in West Acton, will feature a pop-up art gallery, an artists' market, musical performances, face painting, and free chair massages, as well as ice cream, craft brews, and seafood. Rain date is Sept. 16. www.facebook.com/NewHabitatPartnersLLC
Tell Your Friends and Neighbors:
Next week, Sept. 16, take the
MinuteVan shuttle to ABFM
Pickup sites and schedule will be in next week's eblast. Try the MinuteVan — Acton's emerging mass transit option!
Coming Sept. 23:
Turtle Creek Winery Wine Tour & Tasting
ABFM and our Vendor, Turtle Creek Winery, host this experience for those interested in viniculture and what this small winery is doing on the local winemaking scene. Space is very limited; register ASAP at the ABFM table at market; the $15 fee is payable on registration. Turtle Creek annually produces only 1,200 cases from six noble grapes; it makes no hybrid, fruit, or tourist wines. Turtle Creek wines are found in the best Boston restaurants. www.TurtleCreekWine.com
Special SNAP Offer
The ABFM accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and makes a special offer for SNAP users: ABFM will double the first $10 you spend in SNAP benefits at market. 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 for details!
ORGANIC ABFM T-SHIRTS, RECYCLED COTTON ABFM BAGS, AND AWESOME ABFM APRONS!
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 and handy ABFM aprons are also ready for you to snap up. And consider an ABFM Gift Certificate in any denomination for family and friends. Stop by the ABFM stall at market for any and all of these treats!
Community Events Board at ABFM
Anyone is welcome to post a flyer or notice about a local community event on the Community Events Board at the corner of Pearl Street and Windsor Avenue, on the WAC Library lawn. (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.
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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 • SAMIRA'S HOMEMADE • SPRINGDELL FARM • STILLMAN'S FARM • TWIN SEAFOOD
Learn more about the ABFM 2012 Vendor here.
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS
Everyone deserves a little Bliss
Bliss Bakery is an artisan bakeshop specializing in handcrafted breads, pastries, and custom cakes. Groton, MA
Fine Creative Wines
We grow 12 different grape varieties on our eight-acre vineyard, producing white and red wines, and both dry and sweeter wines. All of our varieties — Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir Rosé, White Wave, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and others — are made in our farm winery in South Dartmouth. Dartmouth, MA
Deborah makes jams and preserves using two-thirds fruit, all-natural sugar, and no preservatives. Our creative blend of multiple fruits makes each flavor a gourmet treat. Littleton, MA
Fastachi offers nuts hand roasted in small batches, seasoned only with sea salt. Incomparable nut mixes and nut butter made fresh from the Fastachi Nut are additional offerings. Watertown, MA
Fishwives Specialty Foods
Not for Wimpy Chowdaheads!
Mandy's famous Seafood Chowder is back! Handcrafted all-natural, gluten-free seafood chowders and bisques, vegetable and fruit gazpachos, and dips and spreads. We source as much sustainable seafood from from New England as possible, and our gazpachos are made with produce from local farms. Marblehead, 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
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
Bob Brownson offers his hand-wrought, wooden hiking sticks, walking sticks, and canes made from New England woods such as pear, red maple, and silver maple. Littleton, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
AND THE NIGHT OWLS
Walter and the Night Owls is a Boston-based folk alternative band featuring acoustic guitar, violin, cello, and vocals. Their songs have been featured in films (e.g., "Shades of Ray," starring Zachary Ley [NBC]), while others have been licensed to MTV2 and other international media outlets. The band is currently recording its first full-length album. Somerville, MA
OPEN DOOR THEATER
Open Door Theater of Acton is a nonprofit, family-oriented community theater company that has been creating learning experiences through theater for adults, children, and people with special needs since its founding in 1980. The Open Door philosophy is that when you offer a positive theater experience, with this mix of people, they learn a lot about themselves and how to get along with each other. In addition to our yearly production, Open Door supports other aspects of theater in the community such as workshops for children and adults and grants for theater facilities. Acton, MA
Come on down — for Real Food from Real People!