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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Tomorrow’s Market!

Last week was our opening day, and it was a success! The weather was cool and breezy, while the fresh foods and specialty items were beyond beautiful. As Ann O’Roark, the new Market Manager, said of the first market day, “The experience of the people, the music, the produce, foods and crafted items was better than I even imagined. I am thrilled to be a part of it all!”

It was great to see everyone walk around the market with smiles on their faces.

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This week, we’ll have some returning vendors as well as new ones. Some of our vendors will be joining us every week, some will join other week, and others will be making special appearances throughout the season. We’ll keep you updated through the newsletter, our Facebook, as well as this website.

Vendors

  • Blake Orchard Juicery – Vanilla almond mylk (which sold out last week), Clean Buzz, as well as an orange and green juice.
  • Dave’s Natural Garden – Strawberries, radishes, lettuce, kale, herbs, and flowers (perennials, hanging baskets).
These carrots from Dave's were incredibly sweet and delicious!

These carrots from Dave’s were incredibly sweet and delicious!

  • Haye’s Home Roast – Locally roasted coffee beans and coffee.
  • I Can With – Fresh salsa made with locally grown produce.
  • Mt. Warner Vineyard – Award-winning wines from grapes and fruit harvested in Hadley, MA.
  • People’s Bakery – Sourdough artisan loaves, organic spelt, sandwich loaves, granola, cookies, and hand-made market bags.
This picture was taken shortly before People's Bakery completely sold out of their loaves!

This picture was taken shortly before People’s Bakery completely sold out of their loaves!

Stillman's brings different items every week, but they're guaranteed to always be fresh and local.

Stillman’s brings different items every week, but they’re guaranteed to always be fresh and local.

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

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

Along with vendors, we’ll also have music performances and community-based tables:

  • Masala Jazz will perform from 2-5 pm, playing jazz-blues fusion.
  • Mount Holyoke College Restoration Scholars Program – Stop by to learn about the FREE restoration ecology summer program for high school girls (July 20-24).
  • Western MA Master Gardeners Association – Soil testing and information about home gardening

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

The 2015 Market Season Begins Next Week!

Opening Day
The South Hadley Farmers Market will open on June 4th! The weather is predicted to be in the low 80s with some clouds, so it’ll be a beautiful, warm day to come by. This season will be running from 1-6PM every Thursday until October 8th. Each week, we’ll have vendors, food trucks, activities and entertainment for all ages!

Opening Day Event
The Market is kicking off the 2015 season with a music event from 3-6PM, featuring Lexi Weege, a singer/songwriter. Lexi is a beloved musician at the Market, with a following throughout the Pioneer Valley.

“Born in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts wielding a Shure SM58 in her hand and red patent leather heels, Lexi Weege has been creating music her entire life, flirting with just about every singer’s role, from polka-dotted Big Band vocalist to glitter-haired, bloody-nosed rock front-woman…With plans to continue stirring the vat to a boil with upcoming tours, her sultry voice and sugar-brandy songs of endless summer and the cold, bittersweet winters that often follow are not to be missed.”

Opening Day Vendors
The Market will be opening with the following vendors:

Later Vendors
Later in the season, the Market will also have:

Weekly Food Trucks
Throughout the season, Holyoke Hummus and Sun Kim Bop will attend the Market. Holyoke Hummus is a mobile falafel cart, offering both vegan and gluten-free options. Sun Kim Bop is a Korean fusion street food truck, with vegetarian options.

Join the Market’s Email List

We are currently working with several produce and bread vendors for the Market. We will be listing all vendors weekly on our Facebook page, newsletter, as well as on the blog. To stay on top of what’s happening at the farmers’ market, join the e-mail list. Also, stay posted to the Town Reminder for information on our events and vendors.

We hope to see you soon!

Our apologies!

Dear vendors: We’ve been having website troubles, and haven’t been receiving notifications or applications that were submitted via the site. We’re working on solving that, but in the meantime, if you’ve submitted an application in the past month or so, we’ve just found it! Many,  many apologies — and we look forward to being in touch very soon!

Thanks for a great season!

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A rainbow of heirloom tomatoes from Dave’s Natural Garden.

Well, folks — this is it! The final day of the market is coming up this Thursday, October 9th. We couldn’t have asked for a better September and October at the market. We were lucky enough to see a wider variety of fruits at the market, including several varieties of farm fresh grapes, Asian pears, apples, and a magnificent array of heirloom tomatoes (tomatoes are fruits, too, remember!)

We also were excited to see students and professors from Mount Holyoke College return for classes. They are some of our favorite market customers and we love to see South Hadley bustling again when school is in session. Although we miss our steadfast market kids who came every week during the summer for face painting and crafts, and we hope they are enjoying their school year!

We also had some truly wonderful entertainment from old friends Eva Cappelli, Jay Mankita, and Cameron Sutphin, and we also learned a thing or two about backyard chicken farming from a South Hadley resident who brought his hens to the market.

 

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Delicata squash – slice in it half, scoop out the seeds, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. Stuff with rice, beans, tomatoes, and onions, and serve!

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Honeycrisp apples from Sentinel Farm. We’ve been lucky to see so many delicious varieties at the market this year, including Macintosh, Crimsoncrisp, Empire, Fuji, Silken, Jonagold, and more.
Sweet fall carrots from Farmacy Gardens.

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Our veggie farmers collected the silliest looking produce from the harvest, and we set up a display at the Healthy Community table. I spy three eggplants with curly noses, a double white eggplant, an extra curly Japanese eggplant, and a tomato with a nose, too!

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Backyard chicken farmer and South Hadley resident Liam taught us about and let us meet his hens at the farmers’ market.

We’ll see you at this week’s market — 1:00 pm on the town common. Don’t forget that you can stock up on many things for the winter! Grab squash, onions, and potatoes for storage, buy some apples or grapes to make homemade applesauce or jam,  pick up some frozen beef, or buy a few loaves of artisan bread to slice and freeze. There are lots of ways to enjoy the market’s bounty even into the winter.

Come by and celebrate another great season with us!