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February 9, 2017
Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Farm Wineries and Growers Association.

Welcome to our 8th Annual 
Massachusetts Farm Wineries Day!

The Massachusetts Farm Wineries and Growers Association "successfully advocated for the passage of legislation allowing the 
sale of wine at Massachusetts farmers markets" in 2010. 
They encourage us to "take advantage of the opportunity to buy hand crafted Massachusetts wine at an ever growing number of farmers markets across the Commonwealth."   We are delighted ten makers 
of wine, hard cider and mead join us on Saturday at the Market.

Massachusetts Farm Wineries Map (larger version in the link).

The Association runs a Wine Shop in the Boston Public Market which " offers daily wine tastings and the most extensive selection of wine, mead, and hard cider grown and produced here in Massachusetts. Seventy wonderful wines are stocked, including still wines, sparkling wines, dessert and sweet wines, hard ciders and mead."

David Neilson, Coastal Vineyards, South Dartmouth.
    Many of you have asked about E & T Farms.  They will be with us for the balance of the season starting this Saturday.  Look for their 
long-lasting hydroponically grown lettuce and herbs and farm honey.  

Jaju Pierogi joined us for the first time a few weeks ago and the response was so positive that they sold out before the end of the market.  As a result, they are taking pre-orders for frozen packages at  jajupierogi@gmail.com . Flavors include: potato and cheese; kielbasa and red pepper; butternut squash, apple, and sage; sweet potato and caramelized onion; and cabbage and mushroom.
You can also enjoy them hot for lunch during the market.

Those seeking a non-alcoholic beverage can choose from  hot coffee from  Karma Coffee Roasters made-to-order hot tea from  Soluna Garden Farm,  hot chocolate from  Cookie Lady Treats and

 A beverage for everyone's taste.

Winter Moon Roots.

     "Aaronap Cellars is a microwinery based in Westford, MA that melds tradition, art and modern science to produce innovative and unique wines using grapes from the best vineyards in Massachusetts and beyond,"  says owner Noel Powell.  "   We will be pouring our Forest Gold Maple Wine, sweet dessert in a glass from Massachusetts maple syrup."

Wolf Meadow Farm caciotta al peperoncino.

Abe from Hosta Hill shared the benefits of fermented foods with a customer.  Have you tried their Krautonic?

Snow days remind us the importance of keeping the pantry full.
Ooma Tesoro's Marinara sauce comes in 16 oz. and 26 oz. jars.

Carr's Ciderhouse is family-owned business in Hadley, where they
make hard cider, dessert cider, and for the pantry, award-winning cider syrup, cider vinegar and switchel syrup.

Rooster will bring Nobska Farm's "Heat Up Your Love" 
chili pepper  products to help you celebrate Valentine's Day.  

"In the village of  Woods Hole we grow over 50 varieties of chili 
peppers from mild to wild and turn them into flavorful sauce, 
jelly and chocolate," says Rooster.  "Chili enthusiasts and regional chefs rely on Nobska Farms to satisfy their need for heat."

Mycoterra Farm mushrooms.

Turtle Creek Winery is located in Lincoln, 
"A Boutique Winery in the Shadow of Boston."

Charley brings his Best Beans to us for soups, salads, salsas
 and refries.  The Bean Institute recommends 
The Traditional Four-Step Method for cooking dry beans.

If it's sweets you are looking for, there will be plenty to choose from:
Auntie Elsie's Oatmeal Crisps (regular, ginger or cranberry), Buttternut Bakehouse (Rustic Apple Almond Tart,Chocolate Bouchon, Molasses Ginger Cake, Morning Bun pictured above), a creative collection of cookie combos from Cookie Lady Treats
Great Harvest Bread scones, halvah from Halvah Heaven and popovers and pies from The Popover Lady.

Valentine's Day Special from Couet Farm & Fromagerie:
 Adelisca blended with lavender, Cooper's Hilltop Farm heavy 
cream,  and  Hebert Honey ... Oh, the decadence!

Artisan Beverage Cooperative  (left)  will be bringing their new release of Barreled Buckwheat, a mead brewed with New York buckwheat honey  and barrel conditioned to enhance its bold, rich flavor. 
 They will also bring Liquid Sunshine, Valley Cyzer, and Oaxacan mead.

Wade and Margot Holtzman make Apple Ice (Apfel Eis) wine (right)
at Still River Winery in Harvard, which is the heart of 
 Massachusetts apple country.  The wine is slowly fermented over 
many months at very cold temperatures to preserve the delicate aromas and flavors. These complex flavors disappear if 
fermentation takes place quickly and at warmer temperatures.

James and Laura from Red Fire Farm are always among the first to arrive on Saturday to set up.  After bringing in cart after cart of greens, winter squash, root vegetables, garlic and onions, you can see from the photo, their load is much lighter at the end of the Market.
When not at Markets, James works in the greenhouse department, doing produce packing, deliveries and helps with cut flower harvesting.   Laura,  the cut flower manager, is also involved 
in management of Red Fire's plant propagation in the greenhouses.

Cheryl from Great Harvest Bread is trying to get your attention to remind you to bring your Rewards Card: Buy 12, Get One Free.

C & C Lobsters and Fish  offers a variety of fresh seafood.   They      suggest that you pre-order in order to ensure availability.   If you  can't make it to the market, they are able to arrange home delivery.  Email:  t opnotchhull@comcast.net.

'What started with a single apple tree and an interest in hard cider, has since blossomed into a small orchard and growing business," say Michael and Elena Lamontagne of Stoneybrook Cider in South Hadley.
"Each fall season, we handpick and press the finest heirloom apples to create our hard cider. This year's pressing includes three varieties:

 Traditional - a crisp, dry apple cider, Oaked - a woody, oaken cider and Hopped - traditional cider infused with American hops."

Cleanse your palate with a fresh apple from Apex Orchards.
" 1634 Meadery is a small artisan style honey-wine maker located in picturesque Ipswich, Massachusetts.  We make small scale batches of wine in a manner that helps capture the true honey, fruit and spice tastes and smells of our local ingredients.  Mead is an ancient drink, dating back thousands of years," says owner Dan Clapp.
Last week 1634 Meadery made their first appearance.  Vendors Joan (Joni's Cannolis), Harriet (Harriet's Bakery) and Gay (Gay Grace Teas) gave them a warm welcome!  

Over the years we have had several vendors who have won annual 
Good Food Awards.  " The Good Food Awards are a West Coast-based annual competition honoring craft food entrepreneurs who use sustainable practices to create products that stand out in taste and quality," says Boston Globe writer Ann Trieger Kurland. 
This year's winners include Boston Smoked Fish  Company for their Smoked Bluefish and Doves & Figs for Never Bee Blue, a blueberry fruit and honey sauce.  Both are attending the market this week.

Mill River Winery was started by Rick Rousseau and Donna Martin in Rowley in 2011.  Over the years they have worked hard to plant grape vines, create events at the winery for the public and their Wine Club members, participate in farmers'  markets and other public events and develop their Mill River, Plum Island and Mill River Select wines.

The mild winter has given the Warren Farm & Sugarhouse a chance to get started with their sugaring season early.  They will only be with us through February 28, after which it is all sugaring, all the time.

They're back!   OMG! Bagels.

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery grapes.

Make sure your pet has only healthy treats when they (with your help) subscribe to the Sitzen's Pet CSA.  " You can choose healthy, nutritious snacks for your dog, cat or horse produced by SITZENS using locally-sourced, farm-fresh ingredients and shipped via USPS to your pet's favorite address," says Clarke Laszlo of Laszlo Family Farm.

Step up to  The Roving Lunch Box Food Truck and order a hot hand pie and take some frozen ones home for later.  Pizza your preference?   VESTA Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza uses local ingredients  to make delicious combinations.  The Herb Lyceum brings soup,  sandwiches and pot pies.  Put together lunch from the Middle Eastern options 
from Samira's Homemade: grape leaves, olives, tabbouli, hummus, baba gannoush, muhammara and pita bread.

Valicenti Pasta Farm fresh pasta, made from local ingredients.

Photo courtesy of static1.squarespace.com.

Upcoming Events     

New England Cheese Day - February 25

Grace Hill Farm, Cummington
Farm Fiber Day #2 - March 4

Julia Farwell-Clay will teach an "Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting"
class from 1 to 4 PM on March 4.  Details can be found HERE.

We are collecting handmade or new hats, gloves,  mittens and scarves for  A Place to Turn  in Natick.  Donations will be accepted through March 11.  

Our sponsor,  Russell's Garden Center , welcomes dogs come to the store. However, during the hours of 10 AM to 2 PM, the Wayland Board of Health asks that we keep all pets from visiting during Market hours.
Thank you for your understanding.

Vendors this week:

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