Chef’s Day Out: It’s Mocktail Time

On July 13, we welcome the Orange Door Kitchen team to the Market for Chef’s Day Out starting at 10am. mint They’ll be shopping the market for local seasonal ingredients to make craft mocktails, then demonstrating how to create delicious syrups, shrubs, and infusions to kick your cocktail game up to the next level this summer. Come for the inspiration, stay for the yummy samples.

At the Serendipity Cafe Music tent we are excited to have Average Joel. Joel comes to the stage with an hour and a half set of original, moving Americana music. Community Table groups are Sudbury Valley Trustees and Maynard MA Neighbor Brigade with free giveaways for anyone who signs up as a volunteer and information about how to receive their free services if you’re in a temporary crisis.

Joining the weekly vendors, Pony Shack Cider makes the first of their every-other-week visits to the Market this season and The Compulsive Baker starts a three-week run.

We introduce two new-to-us artisans – Savannah’s Nourish Shakti and Eleonora Lecei Pottery – as well as host Kids’ Artisan Day.  Savannah (who is also a Maynard resident) offers compassionate wellness coaching and inspired botanical creations while Eleonora makes hand built pottery and ceramic sculpture and specializes in raku glazes.

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It’s a long weekend for some,

but we’ll be here! Saturday’s Market is the perfect place to pick up supplies for picnics and celebrate local food.

Weekly vendors are Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm, Cookie Lady Treats, Deano’s Pasta (pasta salad anyone?) and Hudson Hives.
Joni’s Cannolis  is here for her only July date.

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Joni has added cannoli chips & filling (aka dip) to her offerings.

Artisans are Brookfield Candle Co and Iona Enamel Arts and starting at 10am staff from Drumlin Farm Camp will be doing activities with the kids.
Take advantage of the Assabet River Rail Trail to walk, run, or bike to the Market and then swing by the Community Table to share your experiences with ARRT volunteers. Members of Maynard’s Sesquicentennial Steering Committee also attend. You can buy a 150th Anniversary t-shirt and find out how you can get involved in the celebration.
Our Serendipity Cafe Music Series organizers Laura and Johnny take a break from the cafe and perform starting at 9am.
Find us 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St (near intersection with Sudbury St.)

Vendors to visit June 29

The Market kicks off its 24th season on Saturday, June 29! The 2019 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 28.  Saturday you’ll find favorite vendors to visit and great entertainment for all ages. And you may even see a friend, or ten.

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Cabbage, beets, kohlrabi, radishes and garlic scapes are just some of the things you’ll find at Applefield Farm this week.

Weekly vendors Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm, Cookie Lady Treats, Deano’s Pasta (bringing gluten-free pasta this season) and Hudson Hives. Periodic vendors The Compulsive Baker (look for Susan in the shade next to Applefield this season) and Joni’s Cannolis and artisans Jennifer’s Handmade Soaps & Bumbleroot Design will also be there. Starting at 9:15, Mister Vic will entertain the kids. He’ll play some music and then lead them in a parade in the Market area. Costumes are encouraged. Beginning at 11, musician Paul Driscoll, a folk singer based out of Central Massachusetts will perform at the Serendipity Cafe Music Tent. Combining hard hitting lyrics with powerful vocals, his music will be on your mind long, long after you’ve heard it. The Maynard Community Gardeners will be at the Community Table. Stop by to learn about the events they host throughout the year and the great community work they do including maintenance of Maple Brook Park and the planter buckets downtown.
For those of you wondering about favorites you won’t see this Saturday, Muddy Water Coffee Roasters hopes to join us as soon as possible (wish Tim’s business a quick recovery from the unfortunate fire in the building that houses his roasting facility) and Pony Shack Cider will come every other week starting July 13. Not returning this season, Laurie (Giacomo’s Gourmet Foods) is in the fortunate situation that their cafe is such a success, two people are needed there full-time. If you find yourself in Hubbardston, be sure to pay them a visit. And Ariana (The Bake Shoppe) plans to visit as a shopper with baby Emilia. Hope to see you at the Market!

Last Market of the season: Let’s make it a good one!

This Saturday, along with Maynard Fest, ArtSpace Open Studios and the Library book sale, is the final Maynard Farmers’ Market of the season. You’ll find us as usual in the Mill Pond parking lot from 9-1. Hope you all will bring any out-of-town visitors and squeeze a visit to the Market into your busy day and patronize the vendors.  These days, there are many Saturday markets for vendors to pick from and consistent support each week is what will convince them to return to Maynard next season. From 11:30-12:30, Muddy River Morris will be dancing for us.
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Artisans Brookfield Candle Co. and MOCA Naturals will join weekly vendors Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm, Cookie Lady Treats, Giacomo’s Gourmet Granola (they’ll also have baked goods and prepared entrees this week) and Hudson Hives. The weather is looking good so should be a beautiful morning by the pond.