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Posted 5/30/2016 10:15am by Grow Food Northampton.

Hello Tuesday Market Friends! 

Step into summer tomorrow at Tuesday Market! The weather and the abundance of fresh local food will put you in a summer mood. We will welcome Wishbone Zoe, performing during the afternoon. 

Town Farm will be back this week with Shaved Ice and strawberries!

Sweet Spoken will be back with us this week. Stop by to see what delightful treats they've brought to market on their bike!

Sweet Birch Herbals owner and herbalist Hannah Jacobson-Hardy is teaching a class at Full Kettle Farm on Sunday June 12 from 10am-1pm called Backyard Herbalism: Preventing & Treating Lyme Disease with Herbs. Expand your knowledge of using herbal medicine to prevent and treat Lyme disease. Learn more and register here or stop by to chat with Hannah at market. 

Green garlic at Old Friends 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 their $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.

Find all these folks at market on 5/30:

Tart Baking Company

Sawmill Herb Farm

Bare Roots Farm

Old Friends Farm

Leyden Glen Lamb

Sweet Birch Herbal  

Cricket Creek Farm

Beets & Barley

Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza  

Botanical Blends

True North Granola

Wild Rose Flowers

Grace Hill Dairy

New England Wild Edibles

Red Barn Honey

Justamere Tree Farm

Crabapple Farm

Wingate Farm

Crimson & Clover Farm  

Town Farm

See you at Market, 

Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

 

Posted 5/23/2016 6:38pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Hello Tuesday Market People!

Strawberries are just around the corner! Literally! At market, at the Old Friends Farm stand.  Stop by and breathe deeply the sweet sweet sweet strawberry smell and treat yourself to the sweet strawberry taste of May!  Old Friends Farm will also have a great line-up of salad greens, and the lilies are blooming too!

Sawmill Herb Farm will be bringing nettles to market this week. Sawmill has a busy week with two workshops at their farm, both taught by Bill Siff of Goldthread Apothecary: Ayurveda on Thursday 6-7:30pm and a Plant Walk on Saturday 1-2:30pm. Open to the public. More details are on their website.

Hosta Hill will be at market tomorrow and every other week throughout the season. Stop by to sample some of their delicious ferments. And check out this great write-up in the Boston Globe about their products. 

We're excited to welcome Free Ramblin' Kids with handmade children's toys and slippers. Get a preview of what to expect at market here.

Crimson and Clover Farm will join us tomorrow and for the remainder of the season. Tomorrow they'll have many types of fresh greens. Stop back to see them every week as they harvest more and more varieties of vegetables. 

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. 

All that and so much more tomorrow!

Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 5/24:

Tart Baking Company

Sawmill Herb Farm

Bare Roots Farm

Old Friends Farm

Leyden Glen Lamb

Sweet Birch Herbal

 

Hosta Hill

Cricket Creek Farm

Beets & Barley

Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza

 

Free Ramblin' Kids

Wild Rose Flowers

Grace Hill Dairy

New England Wild Edibles

Red Barn Honey

Justamere Tree Farm

Crabapple Farm

Wingate Farm

Crimson & Clover Farm 

See you at market, 

Niki Lankowski, Market Manager 

Posted 5/16/2016 3:53pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Hello Tuesday Market People! Tomorrow is looking to be another gorgeous, abundant day at the market! This is an exciting time with so many new crops making their way to market. It's a great week to plan to pick up a flat or two of plants for your garden!

This week young and old will be entertained by The Scotty and Irk Show, with a self contained family friendly Magic show with puppet co-host! There will be a few runs of Scotty's show, beginning at 3:30. 

 

Red Fire Farm is having a special sale on shallots this week only! $2 off one pound of shallots. Check them out with that and much more in the center of the market. 

Grabbing a late snack or early dinner? Laughing Tomato's specialty pizza will be The Yukon Gold Rush (extra virgin olive oil with roasted garlic spread, Yukon Gold potatoes, bacon, kalamata olives, smoked mozzarella and a touch of fresh rosemary). Get in the mood with this video filmed last year at Tuesday 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 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. 

Find all of these people at Tuesday Market on May 17th:

Tart Baking Company

Sawmill Herb Farm

Bare Roots Farm

Old Friends Farm

Leyden Glen Lamb

Sweet Birch Herbal

Cricket Creek Farm

Beets & Barley Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza

True North Granola

Botanica Bitters

 

Wild Rose Flowers

Grace Hill Dairy

New England Wild Edibles

Red Barn Honey

Justamere Tree Farm

Crabapple Farm

Wingate Farm

Beaumont's Berries 

Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

See you at Market, 

Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

 

 

Posted 5/9/2016 10:41am by Grow Food Northampton.

 

Hi Tuesday Market Friends-  

After a rainy start to the season, we are delighted to see tomorrow’s forecast!  

If beautiful weather and delicious fresh food wasn’t enough, we will also be welcoming two fun groups to the market tomorrow. The Hartsbrook School will be joining us with some Waldorf activities for the younger set. We are also happy to have Smith College’s Groove A Cappella group scheduled to perform at 4pm.  

 

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 fruits, vegetable, honey, maple, meat, cheese, bread, granola and plant starts.  

Many of you will be excited to hear that Shaved Ice is returning to the market tomorrow!

Find all of these good folks at Tuesday Market on May 10th:

Tart Baking Company

Sawmill Herb Farm

Bare Roots Farm

Old Friends Farm

Leyden Glen Lamb

Sweet Birch Herbal

Hosta Hill Ferments

Cricket Creek Farm

Beets & Barley

Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza

True North Granola

Wild Rose Flowers

Grace Hill Dairy

New England Wild Edibles

Red Barn Honey

Justamere Tree Farm

Crabapple Farm

Wingate Farm

Town Farm

Beaumont's Berries

 

See you at market, 

Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

 

 

 

 

Posted 5/2/2016 4:02pm by Grow Food Northampton.

 

Hi Market Friends-  

Thanks to all who braved the rain and cold to come out to our first market to enjoy the stunning abundance of local food! We enjoyed some beautiful music by Eric Lee. He will be back again later this season. Tomorrow we will be serenaded by folksinger Avi Jacob.  

Bare Roots Farm joins us tomorrow for the start of their 8 week run selling plant starts. Your garden is waiting! We also welcome back Wild Rose Farm with lovely bouquets and terrariums. Botanica Apothecary Bitters will be with us as well, maybe you saw them at the Northampton Winter Market.  

Tomorrow is also a BIG DAY in the Valley for givers and organizations. Please consider supporting Tuesday Market by giving to Grow Food Northampton who has assumed management of the market this year. Valley Gives Day is important for philanthropy across our region, and it is important for Grow Food Northampton! We know you appreciate the value of our work to protect farmland, give farmers and gardeners access to that land, and make sure everyone in our community can eat locally and sustainably grown food. We encourage all our supporters to give online on May 3, and to help us find new donors by using email, social media, and good old-fashioned peer pressure. Read on to learn how you can help us turn $10,000 in gifts into $20,000 in the bank! Read more here. Our neighbors at Dobra Tea have generously offered to donate 10% of their sales to Grow Food Northampton tomorrow- stop by for some tea and support our efforts at the same time!

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday! Gift ideas abound at the market! Old Friends Farm recommends Market Cards, ginger syrup, turmeric honey, spices, spice blends, and teas -made with their own ginger and turmeric. Wild Rose Farm suggests spring bouquets and hanging terrariums. You might also consider plants, maple and honey, cheese or market tokens so your mom can treat herself!  

Tuesday Market vendors, Sweet Spoken, want to invite you to participate in their Second Annual Spring Tweed Ride: to benefit The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways. May 14th, 2-5 PM. It’s a family friendly social ride from the pedestrian plaza behind Thornes Market along the bike path to Look Park. Complimentary refreshments will be served, courtesy of Sweet Spoken! Register.  

A reminder that we are participating in the SNAP and Save program this year- doubling SNAP money up to $10 each week of the season. Spread the word!  

See you at market!

Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

 

 

Posted 4/25/2016 12:19pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Hello Tuesday Market Friends-

Tomorrow is the day! Tuesday Market returns!  

Signs of Spring are everywhere with the warmer weather taking hold. Our fertile Valley is waking up and ready to provide us with all the food we need.  Starting tomorrow you will need to go no further than the plaza behind Thornes Marketplace to find all the best local food. Every Tuesday from now until November 8th, from 1:30-6:30.  

We can’t wait to see you again!  

Tomorrow will be a special day as Mayor Narkewicz joins us with Phil Korman from CISA at the start of market to honor Tuesday Market founders, Oona Coy and Ben James for the tremendous impact that their hard work has had on food access, community building and the vibrancy of the city. We will also celebrate the new chapter of Tuesday Market’s life as a program of Grow Food Northampton.  

We are proud to be starting the year knowing that we will be able to provide a $10 match to all SNAP customers throughout the entire season. Thanks to CISA’s ambitious fundraising and implementation of the SNAP and Save program throughout the Valley, we are one of many markets who will be matching $10. We have so much gratitude for CISA’s efforts to make shopping at the farmers market affordable for all. Help us spread the word by telling your friends and family about this program or stop by the purple market tent and we will be happy to provide more information. 

The Hampshire Regional YMCA will be joining us this week with some kids activities to promote their programs. Apex Orchard will be making a special spring appearance with a deal on cold storage apples. Cricket Creek Farm will be trying something new- making grilled cheese sandwiches with their own cheese and bread. Old Friends Farm will have microgreens, pea shoots, spinach, braising kale, carrots, spices & spice blends, ginger syrup, turmeric honey (all are made with their ginger and turmeric) and Market Cards. Old Friends Farm Market Cards make a fantastic Mother's Day gift! Justamere Tree farm will have this year's maple syrup... And so much more!

You’ll find all your favorite vegetable farmers with more variety than you ever thought possible on April 26th. We’ll have a couple new vendors and as usual you can plan to see something you’ve never seen before!  

Happy Spring, Friends, thanks for making us part of your Tuesday!  

See you at market, 

Niki Lankowski, Market Manager

Find all these folks at Tuesday Market this week:  

Apex Orchards- Beaumont's Berries- Beets & Barley Catering- Crabapple Farm- Cricket Creek Farm- Hosta Hill- Justamere Tree Farm- Leyden Glen Lamb- New England Wild Edibles- Old Friends Farm- Red Barn Honey- Red Fire Farm- Sawmill Herb Farm- Sweet Birch Herbals- Sweet Spoken- Tart Baking Co- The Laughing Tomato Mobile Wood Fired Pizza- True North Granola- Wingate Farm    

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Posted 4/12/2016 12:33am by Grow Food Northampton.

Hello Tuesday Market Friends,

 

Recently I was sorting through some market photos from back in

the fall of 2008, when Tuesday Market first opened. What an incredible thing it was to see the faces of so many people whom I’ve now come to know through this wonderful market: the families, farmers, musicians, and especially all of the kids who’ve spent most of the last decade growing up on carrots, cauliflower, and strawberry-flavored shaved ice…

Tuesday Market has seen plenty of changes during that time, as we’ve expanded to fill up our oddly-shaped triangular plaza (and as we’ve added to our array of delicious products), but I think the most palpable change is simply the strengthening of the market’s ties to the wider community. And nowhere is this more evident than in our commitment to making fresh, delicious, well-made food accessible to people of all incomes in the Pioneer Valley. Since 2010 our FoodStampsX2 program has matched customers’ SNAP funds in amounts that truly make a difference to those who care about cooking healthy, delicious food on a tight budget. And now it is with huge satisfaction that we watch CISA and Healthy Hampshire take the lead in making this possible -- through their new SNAP&Save program -- at numerous other markets in Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties.

Our farmers are cupping seeds in their hands as you read this,

rubbing them between forefinger and thumb as they drop them into hundreds upon hundreds of greenhouse trays. The seedlings are being watered, the fields disced and plowed. Lambing season is fully underway; cheeses are ripening. A winter’s worth of dust is being brushed off of market canopies, and everyone’s getting ready to appear on the plaza again. Opening day is April 26th.

 

And right now I want to fill you in on some big news. After starting the market and managing it for eight years, Oona and I have decided it’s time to pass the glory, challenge, and satisfaction of running Tuesday Market to someone else. We’ve treated the market like our own child, with our own particular versions of both helicoptering and neglect. The child has matured quickly and well, with dirt on its knees and kale between its teeth. And now we are excited to place this rambunctious mainstay of regionally-based commerce and open air collaborations into new hands.

 

And who better to take up responsibility for the market than the incredible folks at Grow Food Northampton? When we learned that this local non-profit organization was interested in adding the market to its roster of programs, Oona and I were ecstatic and hugely relieved. We knew immediately that it was a great fit. Like Tuesday Market, Grow Food Northampton is dedicated to helping farmers succeed, and to helping people of all incomes eat healthy, local food. Like Tuesday Market, Grow Food Northampton is founded on the vision of building strong ties in our community between food producers, families, educators, artists, and civic leaders. I cannot imagine any organization better poised to take up the ongoing project of keeping the market as great as it is, while also continuously helping it to become something new.

 

In the next few weeks you’ll hear from Clem Clay, director of Grow Food Northampton, as well as Niki Lankowski, who managed the market last year (and assistant managed for the two preceding years) and will continue managing the market this year. They’ll convince you that the market won’t change except for how it’s going to be even more awesome than ever, which is absolutely true. For now I just want to remind you that Tuesday Market opens April 26th, and that I, for one, cannot wait to see you there.

 

Here are some pictures of our many, many market kiddos from the last eight years. And also this great short video made by Stephen Richardson a few years ago.

 

A huge thanks to each of you!


– Ben and Oona

 

 

Posted 3/25/2016 9:21am by Grow Food Northampton.
 
Hey Tuesday Market Friends --
We're coming up on the start of market season! First market this year is Tuesday, April 26th, and we can't wait to see all of you there.
 
In the meantime, we have our fingers crossed that this season we will be able to match SNAP transactions at the $10 match for the whole season at Tuesday Market. CISA, our incredible local food and farming organization, has stepped up in a BIG way. Last year, Healthy Hampshire, CISA and four farmers markets in Northampton and Amherst together created SNAP&Save, where SNAP transactions were matched at $5 for the whole season at those four markets. Simultaneously, CISA launched a similar program in Hampden County. This season, CISA took on almost all of the fundraising and expanded SNAP&Save to Franklin County as well. We, at Tuesday Market, have so much gratitude for their leadership in this project (and ongoing leadership from Healthy Hampshire, as well). What started as FoodStampsX2 at Tuesday Market in 2010 has blossomed into SNAP&Save at all the markets that want to participate in the 3 counties in our region. The campaign ends April 1st. Please contribute if you can!
 
Looking forward to food and plants at the start of the season!
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Posted 2/24/2016 1:05pm by Grow Food Northampton.

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Hey Tuesday Market Friends --

Tuesday Market is rising again! The seed of the market is just getting planted in potting soil and will be ready for you on Tuesday, April 26th. There will be old vendors, new vendors, and all kinds of other good things to look forward to. But before that.....

Come to another Seed Swap or come to your first one! Tuesday Market and Grow Food Northampton are again hosting a Seed Swap on Saturday, March 5th, 10am - 1 pm in the same place at the Northampton Winter Market, Smith Voke High School, Northampton. You're invited!

What do you do at a Seed Swap? LEARN about seed saving. CELEBRATE the magic of seeds. SHARE seeds that you've saved from you farm or garden (or seeds that you've purchased). TAKE HOME seeds to plant. MEET other people who see regionally adapted seeds as an important part of a healthy food system and climate adaptation. COME even if you don't have seeds to share! There will be some great workshops to take part in. See the link below for more details.
Go to http://www.northamptontuesdaymarket.com/seed-swap-2016 for more info and to register.

Here's some great writing about what's in a seed swap and what's in a seed by Akwesasne Mohawk seed keeper and teacher, Rowen White.

Here are some images from last year's swap. Hope to see you there!

crabapple seeds

 Beans bred and saved at Crabapple Farm

seed swap crowd

 The crowd swapping seeds

seeds into a packet

workshop with Tevis

Tevis teaching about on-farm or in-garden breeding of new varieties

our boys guessing seeds

 My kids guessing the seeds in the seed guessing game

Posted 6/22/2015 8:09pm by Grow Food Northampton.

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I believe this is our fourth summer in a row of catching Tina & Her Pony on their New England tour. We are thrilled to have them back! Come on down and join us for some summer music and some fantastic summer food. See you at market!

Tina & Her Pony

Tina & her Pony

mushroomPaul's Awesome Mushroom

Mrs. AndersonMrs. Anderson's Garlic

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CrabappleCrabapple Farm

 

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What's Fresh at Market on 5/24!May 30th, 2016

Hello Tuesday Market People! Strawberries are just around the corner! Literally! At market, at the Old Friends Farm stand.  Stop by and breathe deeply the sweet sweet sweet strawberry smell and t

Produce, Plants, Puppets, Pizza and Plenty More-Tuesday Market 3/17May 16th, 2016

Hello Tuesday Market People! Tomorrow is looking to be another gorgeous, abundant day at the market! This is an exciting time with so many new crops making their way to market. It's a great week to pl

 

 

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Prepared Food from  Beets and Barley

Delicious pizza from Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza Oven

This spring's Maple Syrup from Justamere Tree Farm

Shaved Ice from Town Farm

Home-made Jam from Beaumont's Berries

Bouquets Wild Rose Farm

Artisinal Cow Cheese from Cricket Creek Farm & Grace Hill Farm

Pasture-Raised Meat from Crabapple Farm & Cricket Creek Farm

Honey from Red Barn Honey

Tempeh & Kim-chi from Hosta Hill

Wild Mushrooms from New England Wild Edibles

Organic Ginger & Flowers from Old Friends Farm

Pastured Lamb from Leyden Glen Farm

Pastries and Breads from Tart Baking Co.

And the freshest vegetables available anywhere from Red Fire Farm, Crabapple Farm, Crimson and Clover Farm, Old Friends Farm & Wingate Farm

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