By Francie Lin, GFN Writer-in-Residence I think everyone would rather forget the early pandemic days…
Today 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 today 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 hope to see you there, this and every Tuesday!
Today will be a special day as Mayor Narkewicz joins us at 1:30, along with Phil Korman from CISA, to honor TuesdayMarket 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 and Healthy Hampshire, the SNAP and Save program will double SNAP benefits at markets across the region. This perfectly complements our Double SNAP Share and Senior Farm Share programs, making it easier for low-income families to enjoy access to local food. 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: 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 yourTuesday!
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