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!

Music

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!

July 9 Market

Tomorrow we’ll be welcoming a new vendor: Wickedly Wild Gourmet Spices!
They’ll be seriously spicing up the Market with Wickedly Wild Gourmet BBQ Sauce, a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce made with top shelf Kentucky Bourbon, brown sugar, honey, locally grown veggies, and home grown spicy habanero peppers. Also try their ranch dressing, spinach dip, fiesta dip, veggie dip, BBQ rub, Greek rubs, Greek dressing, spicy Southwestern dip, and Mediterranean lemon dressing.

We are in the process of securing new produce vendors, and could use your help! Dave’s Natural Garden will not be returning to our market. We know this is disappointing to many people — it’s disappointing to us as well. We have contacted a number of farmers and produce vendors, but know there are more out there! Nuestras Raices will be sending different farmers soon, once they have enough product.  A couple of other small growers will be joining us later in the season as well.
If you know of a farmer who you think would do great at our market, please contact Ann, the Market Manager, at shfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Despite the unfortunate lack of produce, we’re still going to have a great market with a musical performance by Masala Jazz, featuring music with foundations in jazz and blues.

Food

  • 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!).
Stop by to speak to Gary and sample some of his amazing wines!

Stop by to speak to Gary and sample some of his amazing wines!

  • People’s Bakery – Crusty sourdough breads, Kalamata olive rosemary, spinach and roasted garlic, peasant French, cranberry pecan, spelt sandwich breads, and cookies.
The always popular People's Bakery!

The always popular People’s Bakery!

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  • Sun Kim Bop (1-3 pm) – Korean fusion street food truck – Look for the truck in the traffic circle right in front of the Common!
Sun Kim Bop's specials change daily, so check our Facebook to see what they'll have tomorrow!

Sun Kim Bop’s specials change daily, so check our Facebook to see what they’ll have tomorrow!

  • 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

  • Bling It On – Sun catchers, bookmarks, hair pins, key chains, handmade bracelets, glass prisms, rings.
Bling It On's bright, beautiful set-up!

Bling It On’s bright, beautiful set-up!

  • CottageWicks – Natural, organic soaps, lotions, and salves made with essential oils; 100% natural, non-toxic soy candles.
If you haven't already, make sure to check out Cottage Wicks' Etsy store!

If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Cottage Wicks’ Etsy store!

  • Peterman’s Boards and Bowls – Handcrafted cherry, spalted and ambrosia maple, black walnut, cherry burl and ebonized products made from local upcycled wood. Also showing the new “Driftwood” line of bowls.
A close-up of some beautiful pieces.

A close-up of some beautiful pieces.

Community and Music

  • 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 20-24th.
  • Masala Jazz (2-4PM)- MASALA is a term used in Asian cuisines to mostly describe a combination of wonderful spices. Not unlike the mixture of the many spices in Indian cooking, Masala Jazz’s music is a mixture of many musicians and a fusion of musical expressions with a foundation in jazz and blues.

We can’t wait to see you!

Last week's bustling Market!

Last week’s Market!

First Market of July!

We’re starting off July with quite a full market tomorrow!
We’ll be welcoming The DandiLyon Group: Pioneer Valley Vinegar and Jane Lyon Jewelry.

The DandiLyon Group was founded by Jane Lyon of Easthampton, MA, owner of Pioneer Valley Vinegar Works. We are proud to celebrate and serve the womenʼs community of Western Massachusetts by promoting special events featuring women’s music, art and literature.

Check out their website if you’d like to learn more about the Group and their philanthropic mission!
And of course be sure to come by tomorrow to check out their herbal infused vinegars and hand cast jewelry.

Tomorrow, we’ll be welcoming back Just Jane’s Jams, a Market favorite from last season!
We’re also happy to present Carson O’Keeffe & Jack Dwyer ,  Pioneer Valley based musicians.They’ll be performing from 2-5PM, featuring folk, alternative folk, and acoustic music.

Both believe deeply in the necessity of sharing trust, vulnerability, and humility with their audience through cultivation of safe shared space. Their songs speak with ingenuity of the beauty and suffering inherent in human experience.

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

Blake has been incredibly popular this Market season! They sell out of many of their flavors each week.

Blake has been incredibly popular this Market season! They sell out of many of their flavors each week.

  • 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!).
Beautiful bottles of wine!

Beautiful bottles of wine!

Nuestra Raices comes with beautiful produce and potted plants!

Nuestra Raices comes with beautiful produce and potted plants!

  • People’s Bakery – Sweet breads (date white chocolate, cranberry pecan), cookies, loaves, cranberry pecan rolls

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Everyone missed People's so much last week that they came back with even more delicious, baked goods!

Everyone missed People’s so much last week that they came back with even more delicious, baked goods!

Stillman's is always popular at the Market!

Stillman’s is always popular at the Market!

Arts and Entertainment

  • 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
Gorgeous candles!

Gorgeous candles!

Carol grows all of the herbs herself on her organic farm!

Carol grows all of the herbs herself on her organic farm!

  • 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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We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

June 25th Market

Tomorrow is the last Market day in June-it’s crazy how fast time has gone! Last week, Peterman’s Bowls  came for their first time at the Market, with their hand-turned wooden pieces made out of locally fallen trees. The pieces were absolutely gorgeous, and we’re lucky to have Peterman’s come to the Market once a month! Make sure to be signed up for our newsletter to know what to expect at future Markets!

A close-up of some of the beautiful pieces at the Market last week.

A close-up of some of the beautiful pieces at the Market last week.

Vendors

  • Dave’s Natural Garden – Strawberries, garlic scapes, onion, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, peas, broccoli, perennials, kohlrabi
Some of Dave's beautiful produce!

Some of Dave’s beautiful produce!

  • Nuestras Raices – Yellow and green squash, cilantro, lettuce, flowers, eggplant, tomatoes
How vibrant are those cilantro bunches!?

How vibrant are those cilantro bunches!?

  • People’s Bakery – Chewy sourdoughs, organic spelt breads, sweet breads, and new homemade fruity iced green tea
People's Bakery unfortunately couldn't make it last week, but they well definitely be there tomorrow!

People’s Bakery unfortunately couldn’t make it last week, but they well definitely be there tomorrow!

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  • Sun Kim Bop (3-6 pm) – Korean fusion street food truck
Sun Kim Bop's specials of the day are constantly changing, so like us on Facebook to get updates!

Sun Kim Bop’s specials of the day are constantly changing, so like us on Facebook to get updates!

Artists and Entertainment

  • Bling It On – Sun catchers, bookmarks, hair pins, key chains, handmade bracelets, glass prisms, rings
Bling It On wasn't at the Market last week due to an illness, but she'll be back tomorrow!

Bling It On wasn’t at the Market last week due to an illness, but she’ll be back tomorrow!

  • 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.

  • White Buffalo Herbs – Herbal creams, teas, spices and oils
  • Mount Holyoke College Restoration Scholars Program – Stop by to learn about the FREE restoration ecology summer program for high school girls, from July 20-24
  • The Bees Knees International Cafe Orchestra (3:30-5:30 pm) – Play music from France, Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere, including American swing from the 1930’s. The players include Charlie Gamble on saxophone, Gus Hollingsworth on accordion, Jimmy Burgoff on 5-stringed, left-handed, acoustic bass and Siriham Khalsa on guitar.

We can’t wait to see you!

June 18th Market

Tomorrow will be our third market of the season, so expect to recognize our usual vendors as well as meet a few new ones! Just a quick reminder that 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. We will do our best to let you know what you can expect to find at each market, so be sure to be signed up for our newsletter and like our Facebook page for updates!

This week’s market will be quite eventful with the Sun Kim Bop food truck parked along the edge of the green, a music performance by Paper City Exile, as well as a visit from the Food Bank of Western MA to introduce SNAP.

Last week was graced with gorgeous weather and so many of you! We hope to see you all (and more!) tomorrow!

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Vendors

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By the end of the last market day, Blakes sold out of 3 of their 4 juices!

Check out these beautiful strawberries from Dave's last week!

Check out these beautiful strawberries from Dave’s last week!

  • Mt. Warner Vineyard – Award-winning wines from grapes (and raspberries) harvested in Hadley, MA, including Cayuga White, Chardonel, and Sunset Red; Raspberry Rhapsody port-style dessert wine. 
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Local wine!

  • Nuestras Raices – Fresh produce and starter plants
These two were lucky to be under the shade-It was quite sunny last week, haha!

These two were lucky to be under the shade-It was quite sunny last week, haha!

  • People’s Bakery – Sweet breads (date white chocolate, cranberry pecan), cookies, loaves, cranberry pecan rolls
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No caption needed.

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Sun Kim Bop will be parked right alongside the Market!

Sun Kim Bop will be parked right alongside the Market!

Arts

  • Bling It On – Sun catchers, bookmarks, hair pins, key chains, handmade bracelets, glass prisms, rings

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

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  • Peterman’s Boards and Bowls: Handcrafted cherry, spalted and ambrosia maple, black walnut, cherry burl and ebonized products made from local upcycled wood. Also showing the new “Driftwood” line of bowls.

Events/Tables

  • Paper City Exile– R&B, alternative rock, vintage surf, and the legends of today (3-6PM)
  • The Food Bank of Western MA – Signing folks up for the state food assistance program SNAP
  • Mount Holyoke College Restoration Scholars Program – Stop by to learn about the FREE restoration ecology summer program for high school girls, taking place July 20-24

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