Sunday, October 14
This Sunday: The Penultimate Market Day
This Sunday and next = vibrant markets with great a cappella music and artisans and community groups, as well as the vendors you love. After Oct. 21, the ABFM hibernates until Spring. Except not exactly: there is much that goes on behind the scenes during the "off" season to ensure a successful and evolving market for the coming season. If you are interested in becoming part of the ABFM volunteer family and tackling any of the myriad important tasks the ABFM requires, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteers@ABFarmersMarket.org.
SALE ON ABFM RECYCLED COTTON GROCERY/TOTE BAGS:
NOW ONLY $6!
Our 2012 bags at end-of-season prices. Not many left, so scoop 'em up, and remember: they make great gifts! Stop by the ABFM stall at market for our first-ever organic cotton ABFM T-shirts and handy ABFM aprons, as well.
Special SNAP Offer
The ABFM accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and makes a special offer for SNAP users: we'll double the value of 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 at market for details!
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 • NOBSCOT ARTISAN CHEESE • SAMIRA'S HOMEMADE • STILLMAN'S FARM • TWIN SEAFOOD
Learn more about the ABFM 2012 Vendors here.
SUNDAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS
Fishwives Specialty Foods
Not for Wimpy Chowdaheads!
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
Herb An' Chicks
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
La Bella Dolce Bakery
Elegant pastries, breads, and breakfast delicacies, freshly baked for market and prepared with local fruits, berries, vegetables, honey, and several whole grains and organic ingredients. 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
Locally Handcrafted, Wholesome & Simple
The Notion of Nella — an oh-so-simple idea: to make pasta using only ingredients from neighboring farms. Our name in Italian means “in the” because what goes in the pasta means everything to us. We use only what’s in season, picked fresh and grown with organic practices.
Jamaica Plain, MA
Hand-packed, small-batch pickled vegetables, using only the finest ingredients sourced primarily from farms across New England. Groton, MA
THIS WEEK'S ARTISAN
Lou fashions upcycled accessories sewn from handmade textiles (created by fusing non-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers) to create one-of-a-kind products. Check out her bags, laptop cases, pouches, totes, purses, wallets, lunch boxes, coupon holders, raincoats, and more! Wendell, MA
UNDER THE PERFORMANCE CANOPY
WORKING FOR SCALE
The popular Acton-based, mixed voice, a cappella group returns to market this Sunday. Their eclectic repertoire proffers pop songs, dance tunes, reggae, gospel, and American standards. Working for Scale performs in a variety of venues, including street festivals, private parties, fundraisers, and the Acton Jazz Café. Acton Area, MA
THE COMMUNITY TABLE
ACTON COUNCIL ON AGING
The Acton CoA advocates for seniors, helping them to maximize independence and quality of life. It offers and supports programs and services to meet senior citizens’ health, economic, social, and cultural needs. Learn about the programs, services, classes, and activities at Acton's Senior Center, and check out samples of the goods to be had at their November Craft Fair at the Senior Center.
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!