Sunday, July 31, 2011

Next Market- August 1, 2011

Beverly Farmers' Market on August 1st, 3:30-6;45 pm, Veterans Park on Rantoul Street. Come enjoy the park. Buy the best fruit and veggies. Michael Miksis' Acoustic World will be performing for us at the market tomorrow.

Remember to bring your kitchen scraps to the market to be composted.

Come visit the Market tent to find out more about the Beverly Farmers' Market.

See you at the market!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn and Peaches!

New on the Stand
Market Monday is here again! Welcome potatoes to the stand. It's time for yummy summer potato salad. A simple homemade vinegrette is an easy and tasty way to dress up just about any summer vegetable available, including potatoes. Add scallions and/or onions to the potatoes and vinegrette and you can call it a salad. Use the same vinegrette to dress sliced cucumbers and marinate beets.

We are heading towards the peak of fresh veggies here in New England. You will find broccoli, carrots, corn, peaches, and cherry tomatoes now on the stands in addition to herbs, salad greens, dark leafy greens, radishes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, summer squash, patty pan squash, zucchini, blueberries, and raspberries. Buy extra and do some preserving of your own, you will have great food over the winter.

You can also find bread, coffee, honey, cheese, grass fed beef, ground beef, beef hotdogs, cookies, granola, hummus, sweet breads, and real vanilla extract.

Treat Yourself

The Market has a lot to offer other than produce. Keep your eye out for the beautiful non-food products we have the market as well: handmade soap, herbal oils, books, jewelry, fiber art, hula hoops, bees wax candles, massage, and flowers. Treat yourself and your family and friends!

Do you want to compost? Bring your kitchen scraps down to the market.The Beverly Farmers' Market in collaboration with The Food Project, Jimi Carnazza, and The Sustainability Forum, brings you The Beverly Compost Initiative!

You bring your compostable kitchen waste to the market. Deposit your scraps at the compost station. The collection is hauled to The Food Project Farm and turned back into rich soil. The soil is mixed with the earth to grow the veggies you buy and eat from the market. Beautiful! This is a free service. We hope to expand the initiative to a city wide composting program.

This week at the market local musician Adrienne will play traditional Irish and folk music. We will also have story time in the shade for the kids throughout the market day. The market also provides a dozen hula hoops for your entertainment (and exercise). Please, be sure to use the hoops nicely-no tug of war or smashing with them. These are all made by "Star Hoops" and are also available for purchase.

Come visit the Manager's tent to learn more about the market, use your SNAP benefits, wash your hands, or get a drink of water. If you have questions or comments about the farmers' market please, feel free to email them to: See you at the market!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rain or Shine, but not dangerous!

The Beverly Farmers' Market is still on for today, rain or shine! If the weather is dangerous then the market will be cancelled. Wear your rain gear! Feel free to come on into the Manager's Tent to get out of the rain. Hope to see you at the market!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

If you want to change the way you eat, change the place you shop.

It is fun to notice the new veggies and fruits at the market as they come into season. Last week we had carrots. I shredded one whole bunch to have for salads all week and the second bunch I blanched and froze. My family will enjoy these carrots in the middle of Winter when sunshine is hard to find. This week may bring us broccoli; and each day we come closer to seeing the rubies of New England....TOMATOES! Also, keep your eye out for blueberries and raspberries, they go fast.

One of the goals of the Beverly Farmers' Market is to provide enough local variety so that you can do most of your shopping here. You can find locally made bread, cheese, granola, sweet breads, cookies, hummus, soap, and herbal cleaning products, you can even get Atomic Cafe Coffee (ground or whole bean).

We are working on finding an egg and milk vendor and one more farm. Please, direct any farmers to email if they would like to participate in the market.

This week Michael Miksis' Acoustic World will be performing for our musical enjoyment. We will also have story time in the shade for the kids.

Remember the market is rain or shine. We accept SNAP, WIC and Sr. farmers' markets coupons. Come by the Manager's Tent to use SNAP or find out more about these programs.

Monday 3:30 to 6:45 pm at Veterans Park, Rantoul St. between the Beverly Depot and the Post Office.
See you at the market!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Next market Monday July 11

This week
You can buy bread at the market from local bread makers, Piantidosi! Add farm cheese from Lawton Family Farms and some fresh greens, radishes, cucumbers, and hummus from the Organic Garden Cafe and you will have one of the best dinners of the summer! Veterans Park is a great picnic spot. Enjoy your fresh local veggies sitting in the shade while you listen to Jeff Buckridge on the Ukulele.

Take a minute to check out a new vendor this week. Here is a quick list of what you can find at the Beverly Farmers' Market other than produce:

Hand made soaps and beauty products
Beautiful Fiber Art from Little Owl Arts
Herbal Cleaning products
Locally roasted coffee
Herbal consultation and products
Gourmet Dog Treats
Compost Tea kits and consultation
Granola and Cookies
Prepared food from the Organic Garden Cafe
Original Jewelry

Manager's Tent at the Farmers' Market
We have a lot to offer at the market this year! The Manager's tent is a great place to check in and find out more about the market and our new programs. You can speak with our amazing volunteers or Estelle Rand, the market organizer. We are always willing to answer questions or to just say hello and talk about fresh veggies. We also offer a variety of services to help you stay comfortable while you spend time at the farmers' market.

The Manager's tent provides drinking water using the Citizens for Salem Beverly Water Resources water canteens. You may refill your water bottle here or use one of our compostable cups. This is a great program and a free service click here to find out more how you can use these canteens for your event: CSBWR.

You will also find a hand washing station and a first aid kit.

We have sidewalk chalk, coloring pages, crayons, bubbles, and hula-hoops for the kids to enjoy.
You can also order/buy a hula hoop at the Manager's tent.

You can sign up to receive the Beverly Farmers' Market e-Newsletter. You can also sign up to be a volunteer here.

Visit the Manager's tent to use your SNAP card at the farmers' market.

We can answer questions about using SNAP, WIC and SR. Farmers' Market Coupons.

Come and enjoy the market Monday from 3:30-6:45 pm on July 11, 2010. See you there!