Last chance for cider and pasta

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.Brigham Mums 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!

Summer is ending, but the Market is still here!

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.

Come sway your hips

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!

Happy Farmers’ Market Week

The week-long celebration of Farmers’ Markets highlights how they contribute to a vibrant agricultural industry in Massachusetts, as well as their role in creating healthier communities. This week in Maynard, the farmers will be offering the summer bounty of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. There will be baked-goods galore and pastas, eggs, meats,  cheeses & cider  to round out your meals. Pick up some coffee and get yourself some honey, maple syrup or jam.

Our artisans this week are Jennifer’s Handmade Soaps and B-Organic Bags and its Kids’ Artisan Day as well. Treat yourself to a mini-massage with Suzanne Selig and learn about the Assabet Village Coop Market and the Maynard Cub Scouts.  Our Serendipity Cafe Music Series organizer Laura Finizio Hobson will be performing starting at 9:30am.  The Saturday weather looks to be beautiful; please don’t forget to include a visit to the Market from 9am-1pm in your morning plans! As always, you’ll find us on Main St. next to the Mill Pond.

It’s August already?!

We’re looking forward to another great Market this Saturday. With the recent warm weather there should be an increased quantity of corn and tomatoes and Brigham Farm will be bringing peaches from Carlson Orchard.

Corn season is starting!

Joining the weekly vendors find Joni’s Cannoli’s in the shade next to Applefield Farm and Burro’s Tail Farm succulent arrangements for their only date of the season. b-organicBefore shopping at the farmers, you’ll want to pay a visit to new artisan Cathy of B-Organic Bags. Her 100% organic cotton produce bags come in an array of designs and can help you eliminate single-use bags from your life. Brookfield Candle Company attends with her hand-poured soy candles.  MayDOG is celebrating their 5th anniversary and volunteers are at the Community Table to let you know how you can participate, Nan of groovyhome will share how she can help  you turn your home into your sanctuary, for less money than you think, and at the Serendipity Cafe Music tent, enjoy performances  by Paul Driscoll at 9am followed by Ralph DeFlorio at 11:15. In the kids’ area, staff from the Discovery Museum in Acton will have hands-on science activities for adults and kids to do together.  This week, find a friend or neighbor who’s never been to the Market and bring them down to discover the fun and local food.