Celebrate Farmers’ Market Week

Come on down to the Market this Saturday to help celebrate the final day of 2018 National and Massachusetts Farmers Market Week, which recognizes how Markets increase access to fresh food, support local farmers and food producers and build community. Where you shop makes a huge difference for farmers and other locally produced products! The farmers are harvesting a bounty of vegetables, fruits, and flowers for you to enjoy.


Don’t miss a visit to Nashoba Valley Extracts – this is the first of Meagan’s two Market dates this season. The Compulsive Baker and Pony Shack Cider also join our weekly vendors. Stock up on your coffee beans from Muddy Water Coffee Roasters since this is Tim’s final week in Maynard (you’ll find him in Harvard for their Farmers’ Market season). Our artisans are Jennifer’s Handmade Soap and Denise Hurley of Reds. Also, the Kid Artisans will be selling their creations, the Hip Swayers perform and the Assabet Village Coop and DCF Foster Care will have information about how you can get involved with their organizations.

Tag your photos #LoveMaynardMarket to show us what you find.

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Storytime with Mr Mark

If you run with the 5 and under crowd, this Saturday is the highlight of the Market season with children’s librarian Mark Malcolm holding his annual storytime on the banks of the Mill Pond starting at 9 am. IMG_3843For all ages, the Friends of the Maynard Public Library will be at the Community Table with a book sale offering adult and children’s books as well as information about upcoming Friends events and Grace O’Shea returns to the Serendipity Music Tent.

Periodic vendors The Compulsive Baker and Joni’s Cannolis join our weekly vendors, Diana of Crafts for a Cure is our artisan and Maynard Neighbor Brigade will have information about their organization.
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It was a great week; let’s have another one!

Thanks everyone who made the trip to the other side of the pond last Saturday. It was a great Market: we had perfect weather, corn arrived & many vendors had near sell-out sales (which always makes them happy) and both Grace O’Shea and the Maynard Public Schools Jazz Band entertained us with some awesome music. The paving project at the Mill Pond Parking lot is complete so we’ll be back in our regular Main St. location this Saturday.


In addition to the weekly vendors, you’ll find The Compulsive Baker and Pony Shack Cider. The Maynard Cultural Council and Fans of Film at Fine Arts Theatre are both at the Community Table where the Fans of Film will be raffling off a free movie gift pack courtesy of the Fine Arts Theatre.
This week’s artisans are Donna of Iona Enamel Arts and new-to-us painter Marci Cohen.
At the Kids’ Tent, Tumeria will be reading and signing copies of her story A Promise To Blitz and the Serendipity Cafe Music Series features John Guinan followed by the MPS Jazz Band.  We’ll be there from 9am-1pm and hope to see you too.

July 21: We’ll be in the Sudbury St lot!

They will be paving our usual location this weekend, but don’t worry, the Market will be in Mill & Main’s Sudbury St lot (use 20 Sudbury St for GPS directions) our regular 9am-1pm hours.

Joining the weekly vendors are Joni’s Cannolis and artisans Jennifer’s Handmade Soap and Julie Kann James Woodworking. GroovyHome and The Holistic Healing Center – Network Chiropractic in Sudbury, MA will give you tips for a more calming home and body. Community Tables groups are members of Maynard’s Master Plan Steering Committee and the Vegan MetroWest Network.
At the Serendipity Music Tent, Grace O’Shea performs followed by the Maynard Public Schools Jazz. Hope to see you there!

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!