June 30th GFFM

So Much Community!!!

This past week as I watched all that transpired at the Farmers’ Market, it was inspiring. Everyone was out and about, talking with their neighbors or making friends, and making plans–it was divine to see the community supporting each other and the local farmers and food producers. Thank you.

This week, we gear up for the holiday weekend. Happy Fourth of July, Diabetes World!
Let us all celebrate what we have locally, by stocking up for the festivities at the Farmers’ Market….that is truly what makes our area wonderful–all the amazing local foods.

Jesse Peters will entertain us with his lovely vocals and fantastic guitar at this weeks market. The wonderful folks at Friend for Change will again be on hand, creating great fun for all children who happen by the market. There has been soccer, toss, hula hoops, face painting, and other great fun organized by Friends For Change. The ever favorite “Scavenger Hunt” will also be a part of the pre-4th festivities. Children who participate in the Scavenger Hunt receive a GFFM Buck to spend at the market–how fun! This program is run by our amazing GFFM volunteer, Holly Bartel.

This week our vendors include:

Black Locust Farm Walpole, New Hampshire
A family endeavor, Daniel and Kira will offer great fresh drinks, plants, shrubs, and farm produce. Last week I had certainly worked up a sweat setting up for market (it was crazy humid), and Kira’s switchel was just the remedy. Ask Kira about its heat relieving qualities. Daniel has been busy growing up trees and shrubs that will benefit your biome at home.

Café 7 on the Square Bellows Falls, Vermont
If you aren’t yet familiar with the delectable foods they cook up over at Café 7, here is your chance to check it out. The focus over at Café 7 is on local foods, so ingredients come from local farms and bakeries. Jonathan will be happy to tell you where he sources any particular ingredient you are curious about. At the market Café 7 will have salads, sandwiches, cookies, chips, beverages, and other café made eatables. Friend of the Market Special: Free Polar Seltzers with Salad or Sandwich Purchase

Daddy’s Girl Soap Bellows Falls, Vermont
Have you tried Carol’s handmade soaps yet? If you have not, you most definitely need to stop on by her table and chat a bit about the importance of using natural soaps–not just for your own benefit, but also for the groundwater drinking supply. Mass produced soaps contain many things that are not what we want to see going into our grey water and then into the groundwater drinking supply. Carol uses real ingredients in her soap–go on and talk with her about it.

Grandview Gourmet Westminster, Vermont
Beautiful, delicious breads made Friday–it doesn’t get much better. Dylan dreams up the most lovely combinations. This past week he had the most ingenious idea, Bread pudding kits. Bread, eggs, and sugar and spice mixes were included in the kit, all you need to do is add the milk and viola, instant dessert. I saw Dylan sourcing ingredients from our farmers and am now excited to see what he brings to market Friday.

Harlow Farm Westminster, Vermont
A local favorite for local and organic, Harlow Farm brings a fantastic variety of produce each week. Their jams and salsas all made on the farm are also a huge hit at the market–blueberry jam anyone? This week, Harlow’s will have delicious greens, strawberries, and the start of summer produce. The long hours of sunlight are finally showing their yield.

Joanna Alix Watercolors Bellows Falls, Vermont
Each week, Joanna will bring to us her whimsical and fun original watercolor paintings and notecard prints (in two sizes: 2.5″x2.5″ and 4″X6″). Her art has a wildlife and nature theme. Know a bird lover? Check out her sweet bird watercolors. A must see. Joanna will also be offering a Friend of the Market special: Buy (1) 8×10 Print, Get the 2nd 1/2 Off

Our Place Bellows Falls, Vermont
Our Place does so much for our local community and stopping by this booth and buying a treat or two will help support them in all the philanthropic work they do. Some of you may not know that Our Place often uses locally gleaned ingredients in the foods they prepare. Supporting Our Place truly means supporting local.
Pete’s Stand Walpole, Vermont
This local favorite will have lettuce, kale, spinach, beet greens and swiss chard at this week’s market, as well as local asparagus and honey. Stop by and stock up, then let us know what you create with these fresh, beautiful produce. Pete’s Stand’s Friend of the Market Special is 10% off Leafy Greens

The Angry Duck Bakery South Newfane, Vermont
Gluten free and enjoyable? The Angry Duck Bakery achieves both gluten free and not just enjoyable but scrumptious. If you are familiar with the gluten free desserts at the Flat Iron Café, you already know The Angry Duck Bakery. April has figured out how to make Gluten Free amazing!

See y’all at the Market.

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