It’s going to be a full and busy week at Tuesday Market. Don’t let the rainy forecast stop you from a visit to the market this week! It’s too good to miss!
It’s the fifth week of our Summer Chef Series and this week we welcome herbalist Brittany Nickerson at 5pm. Brittany has blended her training in herbal medicine into her personal and professional cooking for more than 10 years. She owns Thyme Herbal in Conway, MA where she offers a three-year herbal apprenticeship program as well as classes in herbal cooking and homesteading. She is the author of Recipes From The Herbalist’s Kitchen and The Herbal Homestead Journal. Brittany is married to Casey Steinberg, co-owner of Old Friends Farm.
Brittany’s books and those by our other guest chefs will be available to purchase at the market tent thanks to Amherst Books.
We are very lucky to have three terrific partners for the Summer Chef Series. The event is sponsored by culinary agency The Lisa Ekus Group, Northampton’s cooking store, The Baker’s Pin and River Valley Co-op. Thank you to these local businesses for helping to bring this fun and also educational series to Northampton.
Local potter Emmett Leader will be joining us this week for the first of four visits to sell his beautiful handmade bowls to benefit SNAP Matching at Tuesday Market. Emmett is donating 100% of the sales of his bowls to our SNAP Matching funds. So far this season, Grow Food Northampton has funded $6,495 in dollar-for-dollar matching at the market.
On his motivation to help Tuesday Market in this way Emmett said “A few years ago, when the new Northampton Police Department station site was being excavated, I delighted in acquiring about 100 tons of clay. As a potter, this felt like an opportunity to make bowls that people would use every day that were deeply connected to the place where they live. My hope for this project is that the bowls will help inspire a long-term conversation and awareness about where we live, the food we eat, and who gets to eat it. And in the short term to raise a significant amount for the SNAP Matching Program so that even more people can access the food from Tuesday Market!” SNAP Matching at the market helps low-income individuals and families stretch their dollars a little further and works to lower to barrier to all of the good, fresh, local food that is found at the market.
Purchase one of Emmett’s bowls and know that you’re also helping to provide some extra food for your neighbors!
Fall crops are starting to shine at the market now. New England Wild Edible’s has had an impressive variety of foraged mushrooms. Many varieties of squash are now available at Red Fire Farm. Park Hill Orchard now has fresh apple cider to sell. It’s that sweet time where summer crops are still hanging on too- tomatoes, watermelons and corn alongside squash, fennel and pumpkins!
Along with supporting the roll-out of HIP, Grow Food Northampton has provided funding for our SNAP matching at the market tent each week. We are currently matching up to $5 per customer, per market. We are now seeking sponsors to fund the remaining 8 markets and to help sustain this valuable program. Is your business or organization interested in supporting our SNAP Matching effort? Get in touch for more information on the sponsorship benefits and details.
The following farms are currently processing HIP at Tuesday Market: Crabapple Farm, Wingate Farm, Red Fire Farm, Old Friends Farm, Hart Farm and Park Hill Orchard.
Stop by the purple market tent to learn more! If you know someone who receives SNAP benefits, make sure they’re in the know- tell them about HIP!
All these folks will be at Tuesday Market on 9/19:
Tart Baking Company
Beets and Barley
Wild Rose Farm
Old Friends Farm
Leyden Glen Lamb
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Red Fire Farm
Revival Homestead Supply
Laughing Tomato Pizza
Red Barn Honey
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crooked Stick Pops
Park Hill Orchard
and our chef demo at 5pm!
Tuesday Market happens every Tuesday until November 7th.
Downtown Northampton. Between the Parking Garage and Thornes.