Hi Market Friends-
Thanks to all who braved the rain and cold to come out to our first market to enjoy the stunning abundance of local food! We enjoyed some beautiful music by Eric Lee. He will be back again later this season. Tomorrow we will be serenaded by folksinger Avi Jacob.
Bare Roots Farm joins us tomorrow for the start of their 8 week run selling plant starts. Your garden is waiting! We also welcome back Wild Rose Farm with lovely bouquets and terrariums. Botanica Apothecary Bitters will be with us as well, maybe you saw them at the Northampton Winter Market.
Tomorrow is also a BIG DAY in the Valley for givers and organizations. Please consider supporting Tuesday Market by giving to Grow Food Northampton who has assumed management of the market this year. Valley Gives Day is important for philanthropy across our region, and it is important for Grow Food Northampton! We know you appreciate the value of our work to protect farmland, give farmers and gardeners access to that land, and make sure everyone in our community can eat locally and sustainably grown food. We encourage all our supporters to give online on May 3, and to help us find new donors by using email, social media, and good old-fashioned peer pressure. Read on to learn how you can help us turn $10,000 in gifts into $20,000 in the bank! Read more here. Our neighbors at Dobra Tea have generously offered to donate 10% of their sales to Grow Food Northampton tomorrow- stop by for some tea and support our efforts at the same time!
Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday! Gift ideas abound at the market! Old Friends Farm recommends Market Cards, ginger syrup, turmeric honey, spices, spice blends, and teas -made with their own ginger and turmeric. Wild Rose Farm suggests spring bouquets and hanging terrariums. You might also consider plants, maple and honey, cheese or market tokens so your mom can treat herself!
Tuesday Market vendors, Sweet Spoken, want to invite you to participate in their Second Annual Spring Tweed Ride: to benefit The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways. May 14th, 2-5 PM. It’s a family friendly social ride from the pedestrian plaza behind Thornes Market along the bike path to Look Park. Complimentary refreshments will be served, courtesy of Sweet Spoken! Register.
A reminder that we are participating in the SNAP and Save program this year- doubling SNAP money up to $10 each week of the season. Spread the word!
See you at market!
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager