When we have a Monday holiday, you get to start your week at Tuesday Market! And what a great day it will be! This week there will still be a great variety of plants for your garden or planters, an ever-broader selection of fresh local produce, a new flavor ghee (maple!), hanging baskets, apothecary bitters, sauerkraut, bouquets and so much more!
Last week Northampton artist Meg Bandarra set up her oil pastels at the market and worked for hours on this piece. She beautifully captured our own Wild Rose Farm and Wingate Farm! It’s always lovely to see how the market inspires people’s creativity- artists sketching, photographers finding the perfect shot, kids drawing with sidewalk chalk and people snapping photos for social media!
This week we will welcome back old friends and market favorite, The Littlest Birds! The Littlest Birds are the ground-breaking and heart warming Americana duo composed of the award-winning Sharon Martinson (Freshgrass) and Michael Kirkpatrick (Telluride), coming together to create an unforgettable sound.
Plan a couple extra minutes at the market for this musical treat!
Forbes Library will be at Tuesday Market this week to promote a summer’s worth of free community events, including concerts and fil ms on the library’s lawn, the Friends of Forbes Library’s Annual Garden Tour, and, of course, the Summer Reading Program.
There are still tickets available for the Farm-to-Table Dinner on June 4th!
Click here to read the menu and buy tickets. Grow Food Northampton is hosting this event at Crimson and Clover Farm in Florence. Wheelhouse Catering will provide an intimate, gourmet 4-course meal using local ingredients and produce from Crimson and Clover. Follow along and invite friends on Facebook.
Tuesday Market accepts SNAP benefits and will be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 while we wait for vendors to have the ability to accept the new HIP benefit at the market.
HIP is a three-year program which will match SNAP recipients’ purchases of local fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets, mobile markets, farms stands, and CSAs. The HIP benefit will provide $40-$80 per month to SNAP users, depending on household size. Customers can learn more about this exciting new local food benefit by stopping by the purple market tent at Tuesday Market or by clicking HERE.
Find all of these folks at Tuesday Market on 5/30:
Tart Baking Company
Old Friends Farm
Leyden Glen Lamb
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Beets & Barley Catering
Red Fire Farm
Laughing Tomato Pizza
Wild Rose Farm
Garce Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Red Barn Honey
Justamere Tree Farm
Crooked Stick Pops