Last August Market of the Year!

Where has this summer gone!? It’s hard to believe that there are only two months left of the Market season!

We’ll have a special performance from a Market favorite, Lexi Weege, from 2-5PM. Before she performs, come by to check out all of the treats at this week’s Market: baked goods, burritos, eggs, flowers, fruits, pickles, and much more! Sun Kim Bop will also be at the Market from 3-6PM.

Food

  • Auntie Elsie’s – Original, ginger, and cranberry oatmeal crisp cookies handcrafted with love from local ingredients.

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  • Blake Orchard Juicery – Organic juices and nut mylks: Skin Cleanser (cucumber, pineapple, celery, spinach, lemon), Glow (carrot, orange), Clean Buzz (beet, pineapple, celery, ginger), Vanilla Almond Mylk, and Chocolate Almond Mylk.

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  • I Can With – Fruit and veggie salsa made fresh each morning, basil paste, burritos, pickles, and fruit-jalapeño lemonade. Stop by for a sample!

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  • Just Jane’s Jams – Artisinal jams hand-crafted from local fruit, including original recipe strawberry/raspberry, blueberry/raspberry, tropical mango, milk chocolate strawberry, strawberry vanilla cream, PLUS low sugar varieties

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  • Mt. Warner Vineyard – Award-winning wines from grapes harvested from Mt. Warner’s own vineyard in Hadley, MA, including Cayuga White, Sunset Red, and Secret.

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  • Of the Earth Farm – Cherry tomatoes (4 different kinds), Big Boy tomatoes, ground cherries, peaches, potatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash, and herbs.

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  • People’s Bakery – Crusty sourdough breads, Kalamata olive rosemary, spinach and roasted garlic, peasant French, cranberry pecan; plus spelt sandwich breads, and sweet bread of the week.

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  • Stoneybrook Cider – All-natural sparkling and still hard cider, crafted in the New England tradition with apples hand-picked from orchards in the Pioneer Valley.

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  • Sun Kim Bop (3-6 pm) – Korean BBQ and more. Look for the truck in the traffic circle right in front of the Market!

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  • Wickedly Wild Gourmet Spices – Peach butter from local peaches (try a sample!), pumpkin butter sweetened with local maple syrup, apple butter from a mix of early local and crisp apples, and gourmet BBQ sauces, rubs, and spice mixes.

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Artisans

  • CottageWicks – Natural, organic soaps, lotions, and salves made with essential oils; 100% natural, non-toxic soy candles.

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  • White Buffalo Herbs – All things herbal: organic teas, extracts, cooking herbs, body care, aromatherapy, even bug repellent!

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Music

  • Market favorite, Lexi Weege, singer/songwriter, performing from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

See you tomorrow!

August 20th Market

Though it’s been quite hot this week, tomorrow seems like it’ll be the perfect weather to come by the market: sun without the scorch.

We’ll be welcoming our new produce vendor tomorrow, Birdhaven Blueberry Farm! They’ll be bringing flowers, herbs, and other goods we’ve had requests for.

Food

  • Birdhaven Blueberry Farm – Eggs, blueberries, veggies (including sungold tomatoes), flowers, and herbs.
  • I Can With – Specialty salsas and lemonade. Make sure to stop by for a sample!

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  • Mt. Warner Vineyard – 3 white wines: Cayuga, Chardonel, and Hampshire White; 2 red wines: Sunset Red and Secret.

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  • Of the Earth Farm – Cherry tomatoes (4 different kinds), Big Boy tomatoes, ground cherries, peaches, potatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash, and herbs.

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  • People’s Bakery – Crusty sourdough breads, Kalamata olive rosemary, spinach and roasted garlic, peasant French, cranberry pecan; plus spelt sandwich breads, and sweet bread of the week.

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  • Sentinel Farm – Plums, peaches, apples (Zestar, Gingergold, and Gravenstein), and honey.

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  • Stoneybrook Cider – New: sparkling apple cider infused with Frontenac red wine grapes! Also, all-natural sparkling and still pure apple hard ciders crafted with heirloom apples hand-picked from orchards in the Pioneer Valley.

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  • Wickedly Wild Gourmet Spices – This week: pumpkin butter! Also, spicy ranch dressing mix, gourmet barbeque sauces and specialty cooking spices, rubs and dips made with no additives, preservatives, coloring, MSG, or gluten.

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Artisans

  • CottageWicks – This week: featuring Goddess Herbal Steam. This delicious herbal skin steam is designed to hydrate, open pores and nourish. Simply add a handful of herbs in a bowl of boiled water, allow to cool slightly and place a towel over your head to create a steam tent. Relax, clear your mind and breathe deeply for 5-15 min. When finished, strain herbs and set aside for your next bath.

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  • White Buffalo Herbs – Community Herbalist Carol Joyce will be bringing over 100+ hand made organic herbals and aromatherapy products, highlighting her St. John’s wort oil. Stop by and she’ll show you how she makes it!

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We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

August 13th-Children’s Day!

Tomorrow’s Market will be a special one; in addition to providing fresh produce, juices, baked goods, and other treats as we usually do, the Market will also feature activities for children to participate in!

From 3-5PM, the Market will host a lineup of games, crafts, and stories for even the youngest to enjoy. Throughout the two-hour time period, the Center Nursery School, Gorse Children’s Center, South Hadley Youth Commission, and South Hadley Falls Neighborhood Association — along with our own farmers’ market volunteers — will provide the afternoon fun with games, face painting, and crafts.

However, we’ll have a particularly special treat from 3:30-4:30 as Gail Herman will be telling stores in the tent. Dr. Gail Herman is a professional storyteller and teaching artist who has performed stories on 4 continents. She brings her stories alive with hand puppets and folk percussion instruments, engaging her listeners’ imaginations. Her lively enthusiasm is contagious and entertaining to children of all ages!

And to keep everyone in a lively mood, singer-songwrite Cameron Sutphin will be performing from 1-4PM.


Food

  • Auntie Elsie’s – Original, ginger, and cranberry oatmeal crisp cookies handcrafted with love from local ingredients
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Auntie Elsie’s Cookies are always a favorite at the Market!

Stop by to talk to Alli and try one (or all) of her great juices and mylks!

Stop by to talk to Alli and try one (or all) of her great juices and mylks!

  • I Can With – Fresh fruit and veggie salsas made with locally-grown produce; fruit-jalepeño lemonade; PLUS bringing local produce from Outlook Farm!

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  • Just Jane’s Jams – Kids’ Day Special: turnovers and thumbprint cookies made with Jane’s artisanal jams; plus a wide variety of jams, including original recipe strawberry/raspberry, blueberry/raspberry, tropical mango, milk chocolate strawberry, strawberry vanilla cream, plus low sugar varieties

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  • Of The Earth Farm – Blueberries, plums, peaches, corn, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, beets, carrots, new potatoes and onions

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  • People’s Bakery – Crusty sourdough breads, Kalamata olive rosemary, spinach and roasted garlic, peasant French, cranberry pecan, plus spelt sandwich breads AND cookies!
People's is always very popular at the Market with their crusty sourdoughs!

People’s is always very popular at the Market with their crusty sourdoughs!

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  • Stoneybrook Cider – All-natural sparkling and still hard cider crafted in the New England tradition with apples hand-picked from orchards in the Pioneer Valley

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  • Wickedly Wild Gourmet Spices – Gourmet barbeque sauces, specialty cooking spices, rubs, and dips made with no additives, preservatives, coloring, MSG, or gluten

Arts

  • Bling It On – Crystal jewelry, sun catchers, bookmarks, hair pins, key chains, sculptures, glass prisms and more

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Community

  • Crafts, face-painting, games, and stories for kids from 3-5PM!

Music

  • Cameron Sutphin is preparing to leave New England for Nashville, TN to pursue songwriting. Don’t miss out on hearing him play acoustic guitar from 1-4PM!

National Farmers’ Market Week!

The first week of August is National Farmers’ Market Week; celebrate by joining us tomorrow!
Our vendors are celebrating by bringing new products, many of who are happy to offer samples. As part of our celebration, we’ll have two musicians performing at the Market! Hannah Caris will open the Market with classical flute from 1-2 pm, and Jake Clough of Father, Misty, and the Big Rock will finish off the day with blues, reggae, and folk.

Food

  • I Can With – This week’s special: fresh fire-roasted corn & zucchini salsa; also strawberry-jalepeño lemonade; PLUS bringing local produce from Outlook Farm!

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  • Mt. Warner Vineyard – Marquette grapes (one of five grapes in Sunset Red) are atveraison (starting to turn red) as they ripen in Mount Warner Vineyards. On hand for sampling and purchase will be Sunset Red, Cayuga White, Hampshire White, and Secret – a red crafted from the Petite Pearl grape.

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  • Of the Earth Farm – Squash, tomatoes, corn, cukes, cabbages, potatoes, peaches, berries, and more.

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  • People’s Bakery – Crusty sourdough breads, Kalamata olive rosemary, spinach and roasted garlic, peasant French, cranberry pecan; plus spelt sandwich breads, and sweet bread of the week.

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  • Stoneybrook Cider – New: sparkling apple cider infused with Frontenac red wine grapes! Also, all-natural sparkling and still pure apple hard ciders crafted with heirloom apples hand-picked from orchards in the Pioneer Valley.

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  • Wickedly Wild Gourmet Spices – This week: peach butter! Great for marinades and grilling as well as yummy on bread. Also, spicy ranch dressing mix, gourmet barbeque sauces and specialty cooking spices, rubs and dips made with no additives, preservatives, coloring, MSG, or gluten.

Arts

  • Bling It On – Crystal jewelry, sun catchers, bookmarks, hair pins, key chains, sculptures, glass prisms and more.

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  • CottageWicks – This week: Buddy Nose & Paw Butter for dogs! Featured candle scent: mimosa, perfect for summer. 100% natural, non-toxic soy candles and organic soaps, lotions, and salves made with essential oils.

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Music
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Hannah Caris of South Hadley, playing classical flute music by C.P.E. Bach, Bizet, and more.
3:00 – 6:00 pmFather, Misty, and the Big Rock, an acoustic duo hailing from Northampton. Aged harmonies, intermingled with a combination of singer-songwriter, blues, reggae, folk, and roots genres.

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We look forward to celebrating with you tomorrow!

The Last July Market!

We’re at the very end of July and almost halfway through the Market season! As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, we’re in the heart of summer, so our number of vendors are expanding.

While checking out our new layout at the Market of three aisles of vendors, you’ll be immersed in the folk and bluegrass music of Greg Hall & The Barnhouse Band, playing from 3-6PM.

Also, parents: mark your calendar!  The August 13 Market will feature lots of kids’ activities!  We’ll have more details soon, but plan to bring young ones along for afternoon entertainment.

Food Vendors

  • Auntie Elsie’s – Original, ginger, and cranberry oatmeal crisp cookies handcrafted with love from local ingredients.
  • Blake Orchard Juicery – Organic juices and nut mylks: The Insomniac (apple, celery), Glow (carrot, orange), Clean Buzz (beet, pineapple, celery, ginger), and Vanilla Almond Mylk.
  • I Can With – FRESH fire-roasted corn and peach salsa, and berry-jalapeño lemonade; PLUS bringing local produce from Outlook Farm!
  • Just Jane’s Jams – Pepper jelly this week; also, blueberry-pear, and the first peach jam of the season, as well as other artisanal jams hand-crafted from local fruit, plus low sugar varieties.
  • Of The Earth Farm – Tomatoes, sweet corn, cukes, squashes, cabbages, berries, peaches, jams, and their special butternut squash seed oil.
  • People’s Bakery – Crusty sourdough breads, Kalamata olive rosemary, spinach and roasted garlic, peasant French, cranberry pecan, plus spelt sandwich breads and sweet bread of the week.
  • Stoneybrook Cider – All-natural sparkling and still hard cider, crafted in the New England tradition with heirloom apples hand-picked from orchards in the Pioneer Valley, including Dabinett, Ashmead’s Kernel, Baldwin, and Roxbury Russet (discovered in Roxbury MA in the 1700’s)
  • Wickedly Wild Gourmet Spices – New this week: BBQ peanuts and spicy ranch dressing! Plus gourmet barbeque sauce in “sweet” and “spicy” varieties; specialty cooking spices, rubs, and dips made with no additives, preservatives, coloring, MSG, or gluten.

Arts

  • Bling It On – Crystal jewelry, sun catchers, bookmarks, hair pins, key chains, glass prisms, sculptures and more.
  • CottageWicks – Natural, organic soaps, lotions, and salves made with essential oils; 100% natural, non-toxic soy candles.
  • White Buffalo Herbs – Carol will introduce her newest herb tea: Anise Hyssop & is featuring her fresh batch of St Johnswort Oil (come by to see how it is made), PLUS all things Herbal: i.e.Organic teas, extracts, cooking herbs, body care, Aromatherapy, even bug repellent!

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It looks like there’ll be some scattered thunderstorms tomorrow, so bring an umbrella in case!
We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

July 23rd!

We’re so excited for tomorrow as this week’s market is going to be amazing.

We’re welcoming a new vendor, Stoneybrook Cider, as well as welcoming back our two new produce vendors from last week: Of the Earth Farm and Sentinel Farm. Along with vendors, we’re welcoming back Market favorites: Center Nursery and Lexi Weege.
The Nursery will be at the Market from 3-6PM with crafts for kids, while Lexi will be performing from 2-5PM.

Vendors

  • Blake Orchard Juicery – Organic juices and nut mylks: Skin Cleanser, Doctor’s Dose, Clean Buzz, Chocolate and Vanilla Almond Mylk.
  • I Can With – Featuring fresh blueberry salsa made from local produce; PLUS bringing local produce from Outlook Farm!
  • Mt. Warner Vineyard – Award-winning wines from grapes (and raspberries) harvested from their own vineyard in Hadley, MA, including Cayuga White, Chardonel, Sunset Red, and Raspberry Rhapsody port-style dessert wine (great with dark chocolate – but what isn’t!)
  • Of the Earth Farm – A variety of local produce grown without chemicals.
  • People’s Bakery – Crusty breads: sourdough, kalamata olive rosemary, spinach and roasted garlic, peasant French, cranberry pecan; spelt sandwich breads, PLUS plus a sweet quick bread of the week.
  • Sentinel Farm – Early peaches and honey.
  • Stillman’s Quality Meats – Fresh variety of chicken sausages, grass-fed beef, pastured pork and chicken, AND lots of bacon varieties.
  • Stoneybrook Cider – All-natural hard cider crafted in the New England tradition with apples hand-picked from orchards in the Pioneer Valley.
  • Wickedly Wild Gourmet Spices – Introducing poppy seed dressing this week; gourmet BBQ sauces, specialty cooking spices and dips made with no additives, preservatives, coloring, MSG, or gluten.

Arts 

  • CottageWicks – Natural, organic soaps, lotions, and salves made with essential oils; 100% natural, non-toxic soy candles.
  • White Buffalo Herbs – Organic herbal creams, teas, spices and oils.

Community and Music

  • Center Nursery School (3:00 pm) – Crafts for kids.
  • Lexi Weege – Singer/songwriter, will be at the Market from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, performing “silky barroom jazz that tips respectful hats to the likes of Billie and Jessica (that would be Rabbit) that can swing into feisty blues numbers at the drop of said hat.”

Tomorrow is a beautiful day-we can’t wait to see you!

July 16th Market!

Tomorrow we’ll be welcoming our new vendor, I Can With, who will be bringing their fresh salsa, as well as local vegetables from Outlook Farm!

We’ll have a Market favorite returning with early peaches and honey: Sentinel Farms! We’ll also have Taproot Threads, with beautiful, original designs screened on responsibly sourced clothing.

As always, some of our vendors will be joining us every week, some will join every other week, and others will be making special appearances throughout the season. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter as well as like our Facebook page to receive updates.

Vendors

Auntie Elsie's is also a favorite!

Auntie Elsie’s is also a favorite!

  • Blake Orchard Juicery – Iron Man, The Insomniac, Clean Buzz, Chocolate Almond Mylk, Vanilla Almond Mylk.
Stop by to talk to Alli and try one (or all) of her great juices and mylks!

Stop by to talk to Alli and try one (or all) of her great juices and mylks!

  • I Can With – Fresh, made-to-order salsa using a mild base and locally-grown produce; PLUS bringing local produce from Outlook Farm!
  • Just Jane’s Jams – Low sugar strawberry rhubarb jam freshly-made with local produce; low sugar raspberry rhubarb; strawberry vanilla cream; original recipe strawberry/raspberry, blueberry/raspberry, milk chocolate strawberry, and more.
  • Mt. Warner Vineyard – Award-winning wines from grapes (and raspberries) harvested from their own vineyard in Hadley, MA, including Cayuga White, Chardonel, and Sunset Red; Raspberry Rhapsody port-style dessert wine (great with dark chocolate – but what isn’t!).

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  • People’s Bakery – Crusty sourdough breads, Kalamata olive rosemary, spinach and roasted garlic, peasant French, cranberry pecan, plus spelt sandwich breads.
People's is always very popular at the Market!

It’s easy to see why People’s is a Market favorite!

Stillman's is always popular at the Market!

Stillman’s is always popular at the Market!

  • Wickedly Wild Gourmet Spices – Wickedly Wild Gourmet Barbeque Sauce and specialty cooking spices and dips. All spices are hand-packaged and labeled in Granby, MA, and contain no additives, preservatives, coloring, MSG, or gluten.

Arts and Community

  • Bling It On – Sun catchers, bookmarks, hair pins, key chains, handmade bracelets, glass prisms, rings.
Bling It On's eye-catching display!

Bling It On’s eye-catching display!

  • CottageWicks – Natural, organic soaps, lotions, and salves made with essential oils; 100% natural, non-toxic soy candles.
A small sampling of Cottage Wicks many 100% natural products.

A small sampling of Cottage Wicks many 100% natural products.

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A small sampling of their pieces!

A small sampling of their pieces!

  • Taproot Threads – Original screen printed designs on sustainable cotton clothing.
  • Mount Holyoke College Restoration Scholars Program – Stop by to learn about the FREE restoration ecology summer program for high school girls, taking place from July 20-24.

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  • Masala Jazz, 2-4 pm, playing a fusion of musical expressions with a foundation in jazz and blues.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!