Sunday, September 25, 2011

Harvest Time!

Farmers' Market on Monday, September 26, 2011
There are only two farmers' markets left here in Beverly. Thank you all for supporting the market. By shopping at the Beverly Farmers' Market you are improving your own health, supporting local farms, building community, and making less of a carbon footprint!
There will be great produce, prepared food, art, and music at the market on Monday.
Plan a picnic at the market.
Did you know that you can buy bread, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes at the market? Compliment your simple and romantic dinner with a savory spread from the Organic Garden Cafe. There are delicious options for dessert as well: In Good Taste, Thoureau Foods, and the Organic Garden all have sweet treats. On the healthier side, there is plenty of fruit from Farmer Daves. You can always stop by the market tent to wash your fresh fruits and veggies.
Now is a good time to purchase gifts for the upcoming season. Handmade soaps and beauty products, handfelted wool scarves, jewelry, and jam all make great gifts.
This week we will add a jam and honey vendor to the market. The jams are all made from locally grown fruit. Yum!
The talented and lovely Julie Dougherty will be performing at the market this week.
Remember to bring your kitchen scraps to the Compost Station at the farmers' market.
See you at the market!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Beautiful Day for the Beverly Farmers' Market

Market today, September 19, 2011
It is a lovely day to do your shopping outside, downtown at the farmers' market. There are only three more market days left for the Beverly Farmers' Market, and the fruits and veggies are in abundance. You will find a lot of greens and summer squashes, tomatoes, beans, broccoli, carrots, and corn. The Winter squashes are now coming in too! Winter squashes, such as Butternut and Acorn will last for months if stored properly, in a cool dark space. These squashes are great for adding to soups and stews, baking, and roasting. Pick up a few extra for a special addition to your Thanksgiving meal this Fall.

Take the time to check out a new vendor this week. You can easily pick up everything you need for dinner tonight, and a gift for your friends birthday coming up this month. There is beautiful artwork at Little Owl Arts and Sarah Clark Designs, and handmade soap at Beverly Farmers Soapwerks.

Today Scott Aruda and the Fried Pipers will be playing for our listening pleasure. Scott Aruda is a local, world renown trumpet player. It will be a treat to have a brass ensemble at the market for the first time!

Stop by the market tent to say hello, have a drink of water, or use your EBT card. See you at the market!

The last market of this season is October 3, 2011.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Market today!

Beverly Farmers' Market Today!

It is time to harvest! Farmer Dave and The Food Project have a lot to offer right now. You will find tons of tomatoes, corn, winter and summer squashes, carrots, broccoli, garlic.

The market also has a beautiful selection of handcrafted items to offer. Now is a good time to start thinking about buying gifts for the holiday season. Handmade soaps, locally roasted coffee, jewelry, scarfs, and cards, all make excellent gifts.

Tony Toledo will tell stories at the market today as well. Jeff Buckridge will play ukelele music for us at the market today. So, come down, have a picnic and enjoy the market.

See you there!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

No Market on Labor Day, September 5

These days are so beautiful! There will be no market this Monday. We will be back on September 12, 2011. If you run out of fresh fruits and veggies head down to the Salem Farmers' Market at Derby Square on Thursday from 3-7 pm. There are also some great local farms to visit where you can pick your own or just shop at the farm stand. Here is a small list of farms that I like:
Connors Farm in Danvers
Canaan Farm in Wenham
Russel Orchard in Ipswich

Enjoy your holiday safely! See you on the 12th!