The Maynard Farmers’ Market needs a part-time Market Manager this summer. It’s easy and fun. This is a paid position, about 7 hours of work per week. You need to be able to transport supplies, like our popup tents, set up the Market booth, and assist vendors with checking in and setting up as needed before the market opens. Please email us for more details! We’d like to have someone hired by May, 2020: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for a great way to meet new people in Maynard? Volunteer with us at the market’s welcome table this summer! The job’s not hard—say hello to visitors, answer questions (we have a handy cheat sheet), and then go shopping, listen to music, maybe get a massage. What could be better? Email us soon—we’re already planning for spring 2020: email@example.com
This Saturday is your final opportunity this season to pick up favorite products from Deano’s Pasta and Pony Shack Cider. Both our artisans donate the proceeds from their sales to charity: Julie James Repurposed Wood Creations (Pan Mass Challenge) and Crafts for a Cure (American Cancer Society).
We’re pleased to welcome Vira DeFilippo and her love of Motown, funk, soul and pop opera for her annual visit to the Serendipity Cafe Music Tent. If you haven’t yet experienced the fun and creativity of Maynard ROCKS!, Peter and Andrea will be here with rock painting supplies and tips to get you started.
Fall has almost arrived and Brigham Farm Stand & Greenhouses, will bring a selection of the mum varieties available at their farm stand. Cookie Lady Treats is back and you’ll also find Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Hudson Hives, and Bruce Davidson Art (Muddy Water Coffee Roasters returns next week). Members of the Maynard Anti-Racism Alliance will be at the Community Table with information about the group’s activities and Zachary St. John will be distributing File of Life forms as part of his Eagle Scout project. This is the second to last Market of the season so don’t miss it!
Don’t forget to include a slot for the Market into your new fall schedule; there are only three dates left and you won’t want to miss a single one. This Saturday, we have a great line-up at the Serendipity Music tent with Ralph DeFlorio kicking off the morning followed by new-to-us indie folk-soul artist Morgan Minsk at 11.
This is also your final chance to pick up favorites from The Compulsive Baker (Susan promises applesauce muffins & chocolate chip shortbread), Joni’s Cannolis, Jennifer’s Handmade Soap and Iona Enamel Arts. You’ll also find Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm Stand & Greenhouses, Hudson Hives, Muddy Water Coffee Roasters and Bruce Davidson Art (Cookie Lady Treats , Deano’s Pasta & Pony Shack Cider all return 9/21).
This is one of the best times of year for produce with both summer and fall season vegetables available now. Staff from NEADS – World Class Service Dogs will have information on how you can get involved in their mission as well as how to apply for a service dog. A group of weekend puppy raiser volunteers will be here with their dogs in training. The Friends of Maynard Seniors are at the Community Table. And last, but certainly not least, Dan the Hoop Man will be here with his giant hoops – great fun for both kids and adults. See you at the Market! We’re in the Mill Pond parking lot from 9am-1pm.
This Saturday we’re pleased to welcome back to the Serendipity Cafe Music Tent the Hip Swayers Trio, thanks to a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council. They’ll be performing their fun blend Americana / Country / Alt.Country music starting at 9:30 am and there’s plenty of room for dancing. Saturday also features children librarian Mark Malcom’s annual visit to the Market for 9 am storytime.
Tim will be here with his truck so that you can enjoy espresso drinks in addition to cold brew and hot coffee. Joni’s Cannolis is here for her final date of the season and Deano’s Pasta returns after a few weeks off. The Friends of the Maynard Public Library hold a summer booksale and share information about upcoming library events (the free summer concert on 8/29 features legendary musician David Bromberg) and staff from the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Environmental Health Department will help educate families about lead poisoning prevention, vaping hazards, and other environmental dangers.
The alpacas are back for a visit and Goldie and Jim will be selling duck eggs in additional to their alpaca products. We also welcome Paul and Debie of Cementasaurs, their line of small garden dinosaurs. We’re officially half-way through the Market season so be sure to visit if you haven’t been here yet!