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Posted 9/19/2016 12:36pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Hi Tuesday Market Friends-

We're enjoying some much overdue rain right now, and looking forward to a sunny and summery Tuesday for tomorrow's market day. Late summer and fall produce will be abundant. Do all of your grocery shopping in one stop! For recipe inspiration, ask the vendor you're buying from, or stop by the purple market tent.

A rainbow harvest from Red Fire Farm.

This week Paul Sticca of The Chickenyard will be performing cover and original Americana tunes. 

True North Granola, Botanica Blends and Crooked Stick Pops will all be added flavor this week. 

Dahlias are still stealing the show at Wild Rose Farm. Keep an eye on what Danielle puts together for arrangements in the coming weeks, as the options change and creativity is key. You're guaranteed a beautiful sight!

We still have a bunch of temporary tattoos at the purple market tent. Grab one this week!

Help us to spread the word about the SNAP and Save Program which is allowing us to match $10 in SNAP money each week. That means that SNAP customers get $20 for their $10 withdrawal of SNAP benefits each week at the market (Thanks you CISA and Healthy Hampshire!). SNAP tokens can be used for anything SNAP eligible, including meat, fruits, vegetables, honey, maple, cheese, bread, granola and plant starts.  Stop by the purple market tent to learn more and buy tokens.

Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 9/20:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Park Hill Orchard
Leyden Glen Lamb
Botanica Blends
Red Barn Honey
True North Granola
Crooked Stick Pops
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. There's still time to fill a card before our season ends on November 8th. 
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

 

Posted 9/12/2016 5:01pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Hi Tuesday Market Friends-

This week's market will be perfect weather, abundant food, music and flowers! Plan a stroll, stay a while if you can. Aaron Coooper will be performing "high energy, toe-tapping folk" during the afternoon. 

Park Hill Orchard has perfected their cider donut recipe. They're available at the the farm for the perfect treat before or after apple picking and at the Tuesday Market by the half-dozen. They even feature Justamere Tree Farm's maple sugar. 

More orchard news, Apex Orchard has picked the first of the crowd-pleasing Honeycrisp apples. Grab some this week!

 

Paul at New England Wild Edibles reports a great wild harvest of shiitake and chicken of the woods mushrooms. They will be available this week. Keep watching Paul's stand in the coming weeks for more locally foraged varieties. Stop by the market tent if you're looking for recipe ideas, we're full of them!

Join my family and I at a unique party this Saturday night to launch the expansion of Sweet Birch Herbals' Full Moon Ghee. Read their words here...Help us make ghee more accessible in New England! We love providing delicious ghee to our local farmers markets and we want to offer it in stores and restaurants. We are launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for expanding to a larger community kitchen in Greenfield. We hope you will join us for the launch party on Saturday, September 17th at 5pm in the Foxtown Farm Barn, 66 Sunderland Road, Montague. There will be live music, tasty treats made with lots of ghee, demonstrations of ghee making on an open fire, and an Indian bazaar full of clothing, jewelry, and other goods for sale! Check out the Facebook page here.

Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 9/13:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Park Hill Orchard
Leyden Glen Lamb
Red Barn Honey
Hosta Hill
Apex Orchard 
 
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. 
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager
Posted 9/5/2016 9:05am by Grow Food Northampton.

Hi Tuesday Market Friends-

Hopefully your Labor Day weekend allowed for enjoying some local food. We're in that sweet spot where summer and fall crops overlap and the variety available to us is enormous! 

Maddie Elling from Hosta Hill got her groceries taken care of when she worked the market last week, pictured above. Maddie said "The best part of unloading from a market! One of the top reasons I love being a vendor at markets: getting amazing food and knowing the people who make it!"

Shiitake mushroom logs available at New England Wild Edibles- grow your own! Or buy a quart of shiitakes and try this recipe for Shiitake Ginger Glaze from Edible Pioneer Valley. Great to make ahead and use on meat, fish, tofu or tempeh. You can even get the ginger at the farmers' market this week as the first of the ginger harvest arrives at Old Friends Farm. 

(photo by Richard Cowles)

Crooked Stick Pops will be joining us for their biweekly visit this week. Check out this great article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette about Julie and her pop operation, including some great photos taken at Tuesday Market. Also joining us this week will be Botanica Blends and True North Granola. 

Leyden Glen Lamb has a great recipe this week for Grilled Boneless Leg of Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce. Get your ingredients at the market! 

Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 9/6:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Park Hill Orchard
Leyden Glen Lamb
Botanica Blends
Red Barn Honey
True North Granola
Crooked Stick Pops
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. 
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

 

 

 

Posted 8/29/2016 10:36am by Grow Food Northampton.

Hi Tuesday market Friends-

Another beautiful market is in store for us this week! Plan a quick stroll through to grab your groceries or stay a while to have a meal and take it all in. All your favorites and more will be set up from 1:30-6:30. 

FoodPlay Productions from Hatfield will be on the stage with "ToBe Fit, the Juggling Nutrition Magician", about eating healthy and staying active, featuring circus arts, magic, music and audience participation. Kids will be invited to learn to juggle after the show!

Looking for an easy way to eat up all those good veggies you have at your fingertips? Roast them! Slice your veggies (pictured above- carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, beets and fennel), drizzle with oil, salt and pepper, bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, checking on them every 10 minutes or so to stir them around a little. Use for a few days in salads, sandwiches, pasta, quiche...

We're excited to have Sweet Spoken and their bike bakery back with us this week. Hosta Hill ferments and Beaumont's Berries jam will also be joining the regulars this week. 

Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 8/30:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Park Hill Orchard
Beaumont's Berries
Leyden Glen Lamb
Red Barn Honey
Hosta Hill
Sweet Spoken Bakery
Apex Orchard
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. We will have our August drawing this week! The prize will be $20 in market tokens!
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

 

Posted 8/23/2016 7:07am by Grow Food Northampton.
Hi Tuesday Market Friends-
 
A beautiful Tuesday is upon us this week! The sun will be shining, the air is suddenly cooler and dry...The perfect recipe for a Market Dinner- great cooking weather!
 
Tomatoes are coming in fast, big and delicious! Now is the time to savor and save these gifts of summer! Try this simple salsa recipe on our website.
Tomatoes with personality from Red Fire Farm! Revel more in the tomato harvest at Red Fire Farm's 16th Annual Tomato Festival this Saturday. 
 
Bouquets in formation at Wingate Farm
 
AEIOUkes will take the stage at 4pm. 
 
Apex Orchard returns this week and will continue to bring apples each week for the rest of the season. Botanica Blends and Crooked Stick Pops both make their biweekly stop this week. Mary Lauren Fraser will be a special guest, bringing her hand-woven baskets and information about green burials. 
You never know what you'll find and what you'll learn at Tuesday Market. For instance, a cabbage leaf can make a perfect baby hat...
Did you know Tart has Nitro Cold Brew Ice Coffee on tap each week? Grab an afternoon pick-me-up and a loaf for later!
We still have more free temporary tattoos at the purple market tent, stop by and grab one!
 
Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 8/23:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Park Hill Orchard
Beaumont's Berries
Leyden Glen Lamb
Botanica Blends
Red Barn Honey
Mary Lauren Fraser- Basket Weaver
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. 
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager
Posted 8/15/2016 10:37am by Grow Food Northampton.
Hi Tuesday Market Friends-
 
The weather looks a little rainy for tomorrow afternoon, but that won't stop your hardworking farmers! Rain or shine, the plaza will be filled with food, flowers and music from 1:30-6:30. 
 
This week Eric Lee returns to serenade us for the afternoon.
 
Check out some fun pictures from last week's market music...
 
An impromptu performance- photo by Richard Cowles
 
Katherine First and Kitchen Party drew the crowds and sounded amazing with their upbeat string music!
 
Echinacea being harvested at Sawmill Farm.
 
Hosta Hill and Beaumont's Berries will be at market this week, in addition to our regulars. 
 
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One more reason to plan a visit to the market this week- Stop by the market tent for a free tattoo! Show your love! 
 
Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 8/16:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Park Hill Orchard
Beaumont's Berries
Hosta Hill
Red Barn Honey
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. 
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager
Posted 8/8/2016 9:50am by Grow Food Northampton.
Hi Tuesday Market Friends-
 
Here's a great picture from last week's market to get you in the mood...
(photo by True North Granola- they'll be back with us on the 23rd)
 
Joining all your faves this week will be Crooked Stick Pops, Botanica Blends, Beaumont's Berries and Taproot Threads. 
 
Enjoy the sounds of Katherine First and Kitchen Party from 4-6pm. They play upbeat string music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Brittany and Appalachia with fiddle, guitar, banjo, percussion and vocals.
 
 
The photo above is by Candace Morgan Hope and part of a beautiful series featuring Wild Rose Farm. Have a look at Danielle at work in the fields and making bouquets at Tuesday Market. The photos are a feast for the eyes, second only to a visit to Danielle's booth each week to buy a treat for yourself or a loved one! 
 
Help us to spread the word about the SNAP and Save Program which is allowing us to match $10 in SNAP money each week. That means that SNAP customers get $20 for a $10 withdrawal of SNAP benefits each week at the market (Thank you CISA and Healthy Hampshire!). SNAP tokens can be used for anything SNAP eligible, including meat, fruits, vegetables, honey, maple, cheese, bread, granola and plant starts. Stop by the purple market tent to learn more.
 
Are you on FacebookInstagram or Twitter? Connect with us!
 
Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 8/9:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Leyden Glen Lamb
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Park Hill Orchard
Beaumont's Berries
Crooked Stick Pops
Taproot Threads
Botanica Blends
Red Barn Honey
 
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. 
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager
Posted 8/1/2016 5:00pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Hi Tuesday Market Friends!

It rained! And the whole Valley sighed in relief! Plan a stop to the market this week to high-five your hardworking farmers and buy some ingredients for a lovely farmers' market dinner. Tuesday night's forecast looks perfect for cooking! Looking for ideas? A simple way to find new recipes and techniques is to ask the person selling your ingredients to you! Feel free to also stop by the purple market tent to chat recipes!

Apples arrive at the market this week! Park Hill Orchard will have the first of their summer apples, called Pristine-disease resistant, crisp, sweet and tart with tropical notes. They'll also have berries. Grab some fruit and a cider slushie too!

Abundance Farm will be setting up a children's activity this week. Stop by to let the little ones have some fun and learn about their work to increase food security. 

Hosta Hill, Free Ramblin' Kids and True North Granola will all be with us this week.

We will have music from Aaron Cooper and Rafe Wolman

Red Fire Farm will be sampling some varieties of watermelon. A slice of watermelon on a beautiful summer day, what more could you ask for? Find them in the center of the market. 

Help us to spread the word about the SNAP and Save Program which is allowing us to match $10 in SNAP money each week. That means that SNAP customers get $20 for a $10 withdrawal of SNAP benefits each week at the market (Thank you CISA and Healthy Hampshire!). SNAP tokens can be used for anything SNAP eligible, including meat, fruits, vegetables, honey, maple, cheese, bread, granola and plant starts.  Stop by the purple market tent to learn more.
 
Are you on FacebookInstagram or Twitter? Connect with us!
 
Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 8/2:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Leyden Glen Lamb
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Park Hill Orchard
Free Ramblin' Kids
True North Granola
Hosta Hill
 
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. 

A reminder that farm work is year round and requires more than we often think about...Check out this picture from Justamere Tree Farm. They've been hard at work stacking 30 cords of wood for the 2017 maple sugaring season. 

See you at market, 

Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

Posted 7/25/2016 11:44am by Grow Food Northampton.
Hi Tuesday Market Friends! 
 
I hope you've been staying cool during these hot summer days! The sky has been giving us lots of entertainment...rainbows and lightning shows. We're all hoping for some much needed rain from the sky later today. The crew at Old Friends Farm is trying some alternative methods!
 
(photo by Red Fire Farm)
 
This week we will have everything on your list, plus some surprises to be sure. In addition to our regular vendors, we will welcome Botanica Bitters and Crooked Stick Pops. A perfect day for a popsicle at market and some bitters to bring home for a refreshing cool drink! Apex Orchard will also be making a special visit to market this week with blueberries! 

Anchor Goods from Pieropan Tree Farm from Ashfield will be bringing their handmade cooking utensils and other everyday items to market. Beautiful and useful.
 
Eric Lee will be returning to play music for us this week. Check out a taste here:
 
 
Hannah Jacobson-Hardy of Sweet Birch Herbals is proud to announce that Full Moon Ghee will be available in local stores by August! To get the best price for a jar, come by the market where you can have a taste and learn about the benefits of cooking with ghee. Full Moon Ghee is made in small batches every month during the full moon from local High Lawn Farm butter. Sweet Birch is at the market every Tuesday. 
 
 
Help us to spread the word about the SNAP and Save Program which is allowing us to match $10 in SNAP money each week. That means that SNAP customers get $20 for a $10 withdrawal of SNAP benefits each week at the market (Thank you CISA and Healthy Hampshire!). SNAP tokens can be used for anything SNAP eligible, including meat, fruits, vegetables, honey, maple, cheese, bread, granola and plant starts.  Stop by the purple market tent to learn more.
 
Are you on FacebookInstagram or Twitter? Connect with us!
 
Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 7/26:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Leyden Glen Lamb
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Botanica Bitters
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Red Barn Honey
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Apex Orchard
Park Hill Orchard
Anchor Goods
Crooked Stick Pops
 
 
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. The first drawing will be THIS TUESDAY and the prize will be $20 in market tokens! If you don't win, your card will stay in the running for another prize each month. 
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager
Posted 7/14/2016 6:58am by Grow Food Northampton.

Hi Market Friends-

Another summery Tuesday is on tap for us. Plan a stop by the market from 1:30-6:30pm! The market will be bursting with produce! We will have all of your favorite vendors plus visits by Sweet Spoken bike bakery and Hosta Hill ferments. 

(photo by Hosta Hill

It's pickle time! Here is a quick and easy recipe for you to try. 

Find cucumbers all around the market. For something fun and different, the white ones above are from Crabapple Farm!

(photo by Richard Cowles)

Help us to spread the word about the SNAP and Save Program which is allowing us to match $10 in SNAP money each week. That means that SNAP customers get $20 for a $10 withdrawal of SNAP benefits each week at the market (Thank you CISA and Healthy Hampshire!). SNAP tokens can be used for anything SNAP eligible, including meat, fruits, vegetables, honey, maple, cheese, bread, granola and plant starts.  Stop by the purple market tent to learn more.
 
Are you on FacebookInstagram or Twitter? Connect with us!
 
Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 7/5:
 
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Leyden Glen Lamb
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Hosta Hill
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Red Barn Honey
Justamere Tree Farm
Crabapple Farm
Wingate Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm 
Sweet Spoken Bakery
Beaumont's Berries
Park Hill Orchard
 
 
 
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven't already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. The first drawing will be on July 26th and the prize will be $20 in market tokens!
 
See you at market, 
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

 

Tuesday Market 9/20- Summer Vibes Continue!September 19th, 2016

Hi Tuesday Market Friends- We're enjoying some much overdue rain right now, and looking forward to a sunny and summery Tuesday for tomorrow's market day. Late summer and fall produce will be abundant.

Tuesday Market 9/13/16- 1:30-6:30 Honeycrisp Apples Arrive! September 12th, 2016

Hi Tuesday Market Friends- This week's market will be perfect weather, abundant food, music and flowers! Plan a stroll, stay a while if you can. Aaron Coooper will be performing "high energy, toe-tapp

Tuesday Market 9/6- Summer and Fall Collide! 1:30-6:30 September 5th, 2016

Hi Tuesday Market Friends- Hopefully your Labor Day weekend allowed for enjoying some local food. We're in that sweet spot where summer and fall crops overlap and the variety available to us is enormo

 

 

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