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!
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!!
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!
Last weekends market kicked off the month of July in epic fashion as both 2 and 4 legged friends enjoyed all we had to offer! Amongst weekly favorites were Shane Parsons Woodcraft and Pink Pigeon Creations, The Audubon Society’s Drumlin Farm and musical guest The Keith Jacques Experience. David Mark was also there answering all your Maynard history questions and signing both his books! Can’t wait to see you all this weekend!
Although it rained on our parade opening day, there was still a lot of fun to be had by all, especially our tiny puddle jumpers! Those who braved the weather with their colorful umbrellas in hand made for a festive sight. The goods were plentiful and we look forward to serving you on Saturday July 1st!
The Maynard Farmers’ Market kicks off its 22nd season Saturday, June 24. Opening Day festivities include SmARTroom’s 5th annual Costume Parade which kicks off at 10:30 a.m. The parade will leave from the Market, head downtown to Memorial Park, and then return to the Market. Participants should assemble after 10 a.m. and those without costumes can visit the superhero costume-making station at the Kids’ Activity tent from 9 – 10 a.m. to create a costume. Marchers are encouraged to bring kazoos, drums, and any other instrument that will make for a noisy march through downtown Maynard. Also as part of the opening-day celebration, Market-favorite Sugarcoma will be performing their retro-tinged, indie pop-rock at the Serendipity Cafe Music Tent starting at 10:30 a.m. Artisans are Jennifer’s Handmade Soap and Brookfield Candle Company, Deb Hledik of Explore Pathways To Wellness offers massage, and Assabet River Rail Trail volunteers are at the Community Table. And then of course there’s the food and plants. Opening day vendors: Applefield Farm, The Bake Shoppe, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm Stand & Greenhouse, The Compulsive Baker, Cookie Lady Treats, Giacomo’s Gourmet Granola LLC (new!), Joni’s Cannolis, and Muddy Water Coffee Roasters. Burro’s Tail Farm succulent arrangements attends for their only time this season.
The Maynard Community Farmers’ Market annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, at Explore Pathways to Wellness (13 Nason St., Maynard) starting at 7 pm. All are welcome. Volunteer opportunities are available in all areas of scheduling, marketing, and publicizing the market. We also will have information about the paid market manager position as well. Come find out more about what we do and how YOU can support the Maynard Farmers’ Market.
The 2016 season ended months ago, and what a great season it was! Thanks to all who made it a popular event for the community and profitable one for our vendors.
Now we are gearing up for the 2017 season. Join us on Sat Feb 4th from 10am-12:30pm (open meeting) to learn more about the Maynard Farmers’ Market. The market has been open since 1996 and we would like to see it continue for another 20+ years. Come learn how you can help that happen and support local farmers, vendors, artists and more! Join us Sat Feb 4th at the Maynard Public Library (77 Nason St, Maynard) in the Roosevelt Room, 10am-12:30pm. All are welcome! Tell your friends!
More info on our Facebook page!