What’s in your bag?

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These past two weeks, we’ve enjoyed taking a peek in shoppers’ bags to see what they’re taking home with them. What will you be taking home with you this Saturday?
Perhaps a Pony Shack Cider 4-pack or some eggs & Smith’s cheese spread from Balance Rock Farm or Deano’s Pasta pretty multi-color ravioli.

Farmers are now harvesting much more than just greens and shoppers are bringing home a wide variety of vegetables and cut flower bouquets from Applefield Farm and Brigham Farm. And enjoy a cold brew coffee from Muddy Water Coffee Roasters while you’re shopping.

 

Cookie Lady Treats, The Compulsive Baker and The Bake Shoppe are all attending this week. You’ll notice many of their baked goods never make it home in the bag.

 

Also this Saturday, Hudson Hives has honey, honey sticks and lip balm and we welcome artisan Cristina of Bumbleroot Design (Giacomo’s Gourmet Granola will miss the market due to a big catering job).  The Hip Swayers perform starting at 9:30am thanks to grants from Maynard and Mass Cultural Councils. Members of the Maynard Community Gardeners will be at the Community Table recruiting members and doing a bucket-planting demonstration (do you know its members who plant & maintain the beautiful  downtown buckets?!). And Girl Scout Troop 78056 will have information about their children’s food bag project. As always, there will be bubbles and chalk for the kids and adults.  Hope to see you by the Mill Pond this Saturday!

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Opening Day is almost here!

yIMG_3684Only two more sleeps until the Maynard Farmers’ Market kicks off its 23rd season on Saturday, June 30! The 2018 Market runs Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St (near intersection with Sudbury St) in Maynard until Sept 29. We’re happy to welcome back weekly vendors Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farms, Cookie Lady Treats, Giacomo’s Gourmet Foods and Muddy Muddy Water Coffee Roasters (check out Tim’s new truck and espresso drinks!). They’ll be joined by new vendors Deano’s Pasta (frozen fresh cut & filled pastas and sauces) and Hudson Hives (honey, lip balm, beeswax and honey sticks). xIMG_3677Also on June 30 find periodic vendors The Bake Shoppe, The Compulsive Baker, Joni’s Cannolis and Pony Shack Cider. Our two artisans are Jennifer’s Handmade Soap and Brookfield Candle Company. Deb Hledik of Explore Pathways To Wellness offers massage, and MayDOG volunteers are at the Community Table. The Serendipity Cafe Music Series kicks off the season with Mr. Vic entertaining the kids from 9:30-10:30 and a special visit from our music series organizers Laura and Johnny Hobson who will perform throughout the rest of the morning. IMG_3711We can’t wait to see you at the Market!

Apples Apples Everywhere!

In the end, we had 14 bakers young and old arrive early Saturday morning with their pies. Thanks to their efforts, along with the tasters, we had a great community event that raised $345 for Open Table. We had some seriously beautiful and delicious pies and we had some seriously dedicated judges who gave a lot of thought to their ratings, comments and selecting the winners. We also want to extend a big thank you to EJ Labb, our MC; Mark and Matt, our Open Table volunteers, and Dottie for organizing the contest!

 

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Have I heard that on the radio? No I guess it’s Steve Rondo Music..

Steve Rondo and Richie Aversa of Steve Rondo Music totally rocked the market Saturday!  The Bake Shoppe and The Compulsive Baker joined weekly vendors. Artisans wereIona Enamel Arts and Parsons WoodCraft. Jam Time was  at the Kids’ Tent with activities. Suzanne Selig offered massage by the minute. ArtSpace Maynard took over the Community Tent with information about ArtSpace Maynard Open Studios Sept 23 and 24 12pm-5pm each day and he Mill and Main Toastmasters was there with a ton of info.