Grow Food Northampton is hosting monthly farmers markets at the Northampton Senior Center this winter,…
Hi Tuesday Market Friends!
It rained! And the whole Valley sighed in relief! Plan a stop to the market this week to high-five your hardworking farmers and buy some ingredients for a lovely farmers’ market dinner. Tuesday night’s forecast looks perfect for cooking! Looking for ideas? A simple way to find new recipes and techniques is to ask the person selling your ingredients to you! Feel free to also stop by the purple market tent to chat recipes!
Apples arrive at the market this week! Park Hill Orchard will have the first of their summer apples, called Pristine-disease resistant, crisp, sweet and tart with tropical notes. They’ll also have berries. Grab some fruit and a cider slushie too!
Abundance Farm will be setting up a children’s activity this week. Stop by to let the little ones have some fun and learn about their work to increase food security.
Red Fire Farm will be sampling some varieties of watermelon. A slice of watermelon on a beautiful summer day, what more could you ask for? Find them in the center of the market.
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 8/2:
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
Justamere Tree Farm
Crimson & Clover Farm
Park Hill Orchard
Free Ramblin’ Kids
True North Granola
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.
A reminder that farm work is year round and requires more than we often think about…Check out this picture from Justamere Tree Farm. They’ve been hard at work stacking 30 cords of wood for the 2017 maple sugaring season.
See you at market,
Niki Lankowski, Market Manager