It’s Tomato time

Like corn, nothing says summer like a fresh tomato and at Brigham and Applefield Farms you can currently buy tomatoes in a wondrous variety of shapes, colors and sizes. And if you aren’t a canner, you can still capture summer using your freezer. Two easy ways are to peel and seed for use in soups and other dishes (dip them in boiling water to easily remove skin) or slow roast tomato slices or halved cherries with a bit of salt for winter use on sandwiches.

In addition to tomatoes and all the other delicious produce, The Compulsive Baker (Susan’s last 2018 date!), Joni’s Cannolis, and Pony Shack Cider join the weekly vendors. Also find new-to-us artisan Everything Alpaca, NH, Dr. Kay Sunakawa, Holistic Healing Center, Assabet River Rail Trail volunteers at the Community Table and Maynard Rocks in the Kids’ Area with rock painting for everyone. Vira DeFilippo makes her annual appearance at the Serendipity Music Tent with her blend of old school Motown, funk, soul and pop opera. Don’t miss it.



Don’t be a fair-weather friend

With the possibility of less-than-ideal weather the third Saturday in a row, we are putting out a gentle plea that you still make the Market part of your morning schedule this Saturday and come buy from your favorite vendors.  As they do every week, Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm, Deano’s Pasta, The Cookie Lady, and Giacomo’s Gourmet Foods have been busy harvesting, baking and producing for all of you, so please don’t disappoint them. You also won’t want to miss The Bake Shoppe’s only August date.
IMG_5188Joining the food vendors are Brookfield Candle Co. and Nan of Groovyhome. Community groups are ACME Theatre and the Maynard Club Scouts. The Discovery Museum will be at the Kids’ Tent with hands-on tabletop science activities where kids and grownups can play together. CrossTracks performs at the Serendipity Music Tent thanks to a grant from the Maynard and Mass Cultural Councils. You’ll find us by the Mill Pond on Main St from 9am-1pm.

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.

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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.
However you get here, we hope you’ll on come down!IMG_5203

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.