Grow Food Northampton is hosting monthly farmers markets at the Northampton Senior Center this winter,…
Happy 4th of July, Tuesday Market Friends!
I hope your picnics and barbecues are full of local food! This is the time of year where we are truly spoiled! Berries for your shortcake, tomato slices on your burger, lettuces for every taste, cucumbers (and so much more!) to pickle, cabbages for slaw…I could go on!
(photo by Red Fire Farm)
This week we will have music by Acoustic Breezes. Check out a preview here.
We will also have a visit from Circus Smirkus from 3-5pm. They will bring some extra juggling props and hula hoops for kids to try and will be selling tickets to the circus. You will be able to spin our spinning wheel for a chance to win tickets too!
Old Friends Farm is selling ginger plants so that you can have the experience of growing your own ginger! I planted one in a pot on my deck last summer. It was a nice looking plant all summer and then very fun for my children and I to dig up the ginger root in the fall! We made tea with the greens, sautéed them in a stir fry and kept the roots in the freezer to use all winter.
Leyden Glen Lamb has a tested-and-approved burger recipe on their blog for your summer meal planning. Browse their site for more recipes and inspiration and visit their spot at market each week for more recipes and ideas.
Help us to spread the word about the SNAP and Save Program which is allowing us to match $10 in SNAP money each week. That means that SNAP customers get $20 for a $10 withdrawal of SNAP benefits each week at the market (Thank you CISA and Healthy Hampshire!). SNAP tokens can be used for anything SNAP eligible, including meat, fruits, vegetables, honey, maple, cheese, bread, granola and plant starts. Stop by the purple market tent to learn more.
Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 7/5:
Tart Baking Company
Sawmill Herb Farm
Old Friends Farm
Leyden Glen Lamb
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza
Wild Rose Flowers
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Red Barn Honey
Justamere Tree Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm
Stop by the purple market tent to get a Loyalty Card if you haven’t already! Stamp it with us each week and after 6 visits, enter our monthly drawing. The first drawing will be in late July.
See you at market,
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager