Last Farmers Market?!?!?

Last Farmers Market?  Say it ain’t so!

You still have plenty of time to come down and get some of your favorites, see the kid artisans and enjoy the music at the Serendipity tent!

 

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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.

 

Maynard Rocks! (so does the market)

Fan favorites Sugarcoma performed at the Maynard Farmers’ Market this Saturday 9/9 at 10:30a under the Serendipity Cafe music tent! Their mix of unique covers and vibrant original music kept everyone rocking while they shopped!  Maynard Rocks! were rock painting under the kids tent, The Holistic Healing Center came by, Assabet Village Co-Op was on the scene and Maynard’s Anti-Racism Alliance showed that Maynard is a town rich in diversity and acceptance!  Pony Shack cider offered up bottles and the gorgeous woodworkings were a must have.  Don’t worry – the usual suspects were there with produce and treats a plenty as we baked in the gorgeous September sunlight!

It’s September but the Market is far from done!

Saturday Sept 2 weekly vendors Applefied Farm, Balance Rock Farm,Brigham Farm Stand, The Cookie Lady, and Giacomo’s Gourmet Granola were joined by The Compulsive Baker  Jennifer’s Handmade Soap was selling their wares, and Jes Barbagallo The Illustraed Ecologist,  provided amazing artwork painted on antique dictionary paper!  The Maynard Police was manning the Kids Tent allowing them to get up close and personal with the squad car.  The Serendipity Music tent featured Janhu followed by Eric Zeller.  Open Table volunteers filled Community tent providing information about volunteer opportunities, fundraising efforts, info on the new location AND they wer giving out samples of their amazing homemade gazpacho!  There was also a sign-up sheet for the Farmer’s Market Apple Pie Contest because if September comes can local apples at the orchards be far behind? You can celebrate those apples with us on September 23 by entering the Maynard Farmers’ Market Apple Pie Baking contest. Entry fee is $5 and for that small fee, you have the opportunity to be acclaimed as a premier pie baker in Maynard. The contest is limited to 20 pies so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

To pre-register:
* On 9/2, 9/9 or 9/16 visit the Market’s Community Tent
or
* Send email to dotmac@verizon.net with subject ‘Pie Contest (your name). Include your name, town, and phone number in the body of the email

If you don’t win the best overall pie prize, maybe your crust or filling will be judged best or your pie most beautiful or most creative. And if you don’t win any of the prizes, you’ll still have the delightful experience of making a pie to share with your neighbors because samples of the pies will be available to Market attendees in exchange for a donation with the money raised going to support Open Table. And should you win the best overall award, this year’s prize is a copy of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook by Amy Traverso – a cookbook that was deemed a total success at last October’s Maynard Library Cookbook Club

 

 

Come cook with Chef!

This Saturday was Chef’s Day Out with Colin McCullough! Weekly vendors Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm Stand & Greenhouse, Cookie Lady Treats and Giacomo’s Gourmet Granola were joined by periodic vendor The Bake Shoppe. The Artisan was MOCA Naturals and they were a hit with their naturally made beauty and cleaning products. Orangetheory Fitness from Concord attended, handing out free class passes and information about their fitness memberships. The Maynard Cub Scouts was recruiting and the Maynard Cultural Council joined the Community Tent highlighting information about the upcoming grant opportunities in town. At the Serendipity Cafe Music Tent, CrossTracks performed starting 9:30. What a great day at the Market!

There is a co-op coming to town…what’s a co-op?

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Joining all the usual suspects; Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm
Cookie Lady Treats, Giacomo’s Gourmet Granola, Muddy Water Coffee Roasters, The Bake Shoppe, The Compulsive Baker, and Joni’s Cannolis we had a recruitment table for the Maynard Girl Scouts and representatives from the Assabet Valley Co-op.  We thought the rain might be a problem but once it burned off it was HOT!  All But Gone provided awesome music and some folks were lucky enough to get the first husk cherries of the season!

They were small but mighty!

In addition to all the amazing food and drink for sale at the market a new group emerged…the kids artisans!  Everything from ornaments to dog treats to homemade slime.  These kids were fierce and pushed through some pretty terrible weather.  Keep an eye out, you just might see this mighty bunch again before the season is out!

Tomorrow is all about the kids – be sure you’re there Aug 5th!

Kids will be hitting the ground running tomorrow at the Farmers Market – various artisans will be there selling their wares and the music tent will be home to several amazing young jazz musicians.  You do not want to miss this!!Dont-Miss-It

It might have been warm but we are so cool!

It was a cool morning but had a nice toasty finish! Friends of the Fine Arts Theatre Place were in the house and did not disappoint in the prize department with giveaways every half hour!! Excitement abounds every week. If you’ve never been or come every week be sure to stop by the community table and say hi!  We’d love to see you!

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