Spring is slowly giving way to faint hints of Summer. Amidst this slow and steady stream of change, the market is gaining steam. If you haven’t stopped by for a visit, come and say “hello”. We’ve been busy as bees preparing an awe inspiring farmers market season for you. Here are just a few exciting things coming up for June.
This month at market look for Mosaic Farm of Shelburne. The will join us for strawberry season, bringing fresh delicious berries for your enjoyment. I can hardly wait until berry season is upon us. I love to eat berries right from the carton, blend them into smoothies, drop them into yogurt and bake them into pies, especially if those pies also include rhubarb. What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy strawberries? Perhaps we can share recipes at the market.
You can expect early Summer vegetables from Good Bunch Farm including summer squash for grilling and the first tomatoes of the season. The Turkish Kitchen will be with us every week with an array of prepared foods and Vee’s Greens will return to us with a wide variety of asian greens. Rick Intres of Bear Meadow Apiary will be rolling out his line of hard ciders, and Hart Farm of Conway will join us with eggs and cut flowers on a bi-weekly basis.
On June 21st the Cecilia Van Driesche will be painting faces at market as part of a fundraiser for the Ashfield Community Preschool. I hear she paints a beautiful butterfly, and knows a lot about toads and frogs. Bring the little ones in your life by for a fun day of face painting, eating snacks on the grass & enjoying the sunshine on the common. Big kids can get their faces painted too, I know I want to!
We are packing the schedule with artists & musical acts. This months artists include Al Pieropan and his hand crafted wood benches, Tap Root Threads screen printing of Greenfield, Melissa Eaton of Simply Natural Soaps, and Lynette Desmarais’s beaded jewelry. There are still some spots available for the season. If you or someone you know is interested in being a guest artist please contact us at email@example.com. Artists of the week vend for free on a rotating basis.
Musical acts for this month include the Barbara Cassidy Band, Kevin Jones on jazz guitar, Sonny Crawford, and the Ashfield Community Band. Musicians interested in performing at the market should contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and availability.
We are also compiling a series of farmer & producer led workshops, to be held at market throughout the season. These 30 minute workshops will include cooking demos, recipe shares, kimchi & kraut making, and a canned food swap! Look for more details coming soon here or on our facebook page at facebook.com/ashfieldfarmersmarket.