Monday, October 29, 2012

Indoor market starts on November 7th!

wild cranberries
Thank you for a fun season full of local produce and community!  The Beverly Farmers's Market outdoor season is done for now, just in time to avoid some windy weather, too!

Now we are gearing up for the first ever Late Fall Indoor Beverly Farmers' Market.  We have some wonderful vendors lined up for the indoor market.  You will see some familiar faces and some new faces.


Here are the dates of the indoor market, you can add these dates to your calendar now:

November 7, 14, 21
December 5, 12, 19

The market will be on the first three Wednesdays of November and December at the Cove Community Center, 19 East Corning Street, from 3-7 pm.

We will have fresh, local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, art, cider, maple syrup, honey, jam, chocolates, scones, bread, massage, and body products.  Music, kids' activities, and free composting drop-off.

If you would like to volunteer with the Beverly Farmers' Market please email beverlyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Thanks and see you in a little more than a week!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Last Outdoor Market Monday

The last outdoor market is tomorrow.  The weather is supposed to be perfect!  We have been so lucky this season to shop in the sunshine.  Come prepared to stock up since there will be a week off before the Late Fall Indoor Market starts.

Schedule
Story time from 3:15-3:45 pm
We will have wonderful music by Mike Pelegrino from 4-6 pm
Free compost drop-off site during market hours brought to you by the Beverly Compost Initiative, a collaboration of the Beverly Farmers' Market, Full Circle Earth, and You!

Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in helping out with the farmers' market indoor season, please send an email to bevmarketvolunteer@gmail.com.  We have a great team of volunteers that help bring you the farmers' market each week.  Be part of the team, get the inside scoop on your local food resources!


Newsletter
If you are interested in receiving the market newsletter please go to www.constantcontact.com/beverlymarket  You will receive a weekly letter full of pictures, videos, and useful information for shopping at the market, such as shopping list and recipes.


Thank for supporting your local farmers' market!  See you there!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Market Tomorrow!

We have another fantastic Fall market lined up for tomorrow!  Click here for a shopping list of what you can expect to find at the market.  Now is the time for cold weather veggies like Carrots, Hubbard Squash, Brussell Sprouts, and Spinach.

Also, keep your eye out for fresh, wild cranberries from Maine at Shady Mountain Syrup Company's tent.

Our musical guests at thus week's market from 4-6 pm are the Fried Pipers.

The Compost Station will be open from 3-7 pm.

ANNOUNCEMENT
We are organizing a bike ride from The Food Project at Long Hill to the farmers' market.  This is a 3.6 mile ride.  Meet at Long Hill between 3:45-4:00 pm.  Help us celebrate and acknowledge the beautiful farms we have right here in Beverly.  Please, email estelle.masse@gmail.com for more information.



 See you at the market!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Apply now to vend at the Late Fall Indoor Market

There are two more markets left in the regular season.  It looks like we will get some real Fall weather for these last two, so be prepared to shop outside.  One of the things that I love the most about shopping at a farmers' market is the connection to fresh air and the elements.  That being said, I am very pleased to extend the season with an indoor market, where we can be warm and still buy super fresh, local food.


The indoor market will take place on the first three Wednesdays of November and December at the Cove Community Center from 3-7 pm.  There will be great food, produce, music, and art.  We are also working on more kids activities, since there won't be any trees to climb or hula hoops inside.

Take a moment to check out the Cove Community Center.  They are our community leaders and partners in promoting a simpler, more sustainable, community driven life.  They also offer a Fresh Catch pick up and Farmers' to You pick up on Wednesdays.  You can sign up for a Fall share with Fresh Catch up until October 26.

If you are an interested vendor, or just curious about the Fall Indoor Market, please us the link here to download/view the application.  Space is limited so apply now.  Preference will be given to agricultural vendors.
Indoor Market Application to Vend


Upcoming Market News

Welcome back the Fried Pipers to this Monday's market, Oct. 15!
The Compost station will be open during the market.

How far does your food travel?
The market is organizing a short bike ride from The Food Project to the Farmers' Market.  The ride is 3.6 miles and will take about 25 minutes.   A strawberry from California travels 1000 times that distance!  Let's celebrate the last day of the outdoor market season by acknowledging the how lucky we are to have farmland right here in Beverly.  If you are interested in the Last Market Day Ride please email beverlyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

No Market on Columbus Day, October 8, 2012

There will be no market on Monday October 12, Columbus Day.  We will be back next week on October 15.

This is the first year that we are extending the season past Columbus Day!  We are very excited to keep bringing you fresh, local produce. The New England Harvest is still at a peak with late Summer and Fall produce avaible at the same time!

See you next week for more of the best local offerings in food and community!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Three More Outdoor Markets Left!

Come down to the Beverly Farmers' Market today from 3-7 pm.  There are only three market days left in our regular season.
What's in Season?
The Fall Harvest has begun.  You will see more Winter Squashes, such as Delicata and Butternut.  Both are great for roasting.  Did you know that certain greens like Lettuce and Spinach are happier now that the weather has cooled down?  You will still find scallions and radishes.

Corn, Celery, Cucumbers, Peppers, and Tomatoes are all slowing down now, so if you see them this week indulge!

Kids Fun Today!
We are lucky to have some volunteers from Beverly High School today who will be face painting after story time.

The Compost station will be open from 3-7 pm

Our musical guest today is Eric Goldberg from 4-6 pm.  He is an avid market shopper, makes a mean salsa, and is an amazing local jazz musician.

Enjoy the fall sunshine at the market today, shop for your health, shop for your local farmers.