Come Join Us
When:  Every Sunday
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dates: June 14 - October 11, 2015
Where:  Swain Green  across from the Town Common at 140 Middlesex Ave. in Wilmington, MA




We're looking forward to a great season 5, with some old favorites and some new ones. Come join us for this great community event, and bring a friend. Don't forget your reusable bags, and a cooler if you're buying perishables!
What is a Farmers' Market?
A farmers' market is a physical retail market featuring foods sold directly by farmers to consumers. Farmers' markets typically consist of booths, tables or stands, outdoors or indoors, where farmers sell fruits, vegetables, meats, and sometimes prepared foods and beverages. They are distinguished from public markets, which are generally housed in permanent structures, open year-round, and offer a variety of non-farmer/producer vendors, packaged foods and non-food products.
Farmers' markets exist worldwide and reflect their local culture and economy. Their size ranges from a few stalls to several city blocks. In some cultures, live animals, imported delicacies unavailable locally, and personal goods and crafts are sold.

7 ways a farmers' market helps you:
1. reduced overhead: driving, parking, etc.
2. fresher foods
3. seasonal foods
4. healthier foods
5. a better variety of foods,
6. a place to meet neighbors, chat, etc.
7. a place to enjoy an outdoor walk while getting needed groceries

Individuals enjoy farmers' markets as a way to personally contribute to the community benefits of reducing transport, storage, & refrigeration.

According to Farmers Markets of America, customers drawn to farmers' markets shop locally for three main reasons:
1) food quality
2) better prices
3) and a great social atmosphere.

Based on a figure shown in Farmers Markets of America, the prices at a farmers' market are lower than prices at a supermarket 91% of the time.

 

WFM Vendor Series

Getting to know...
Rachelle Toth, the Juice Box Diva, an upcycling crafter.

How did you begin your business?
Five years ago I saw a messenger bag advertised in a magazine. I have always loved junky bags and jewelry so I ordered the bag. It was love at first sight when the bag arrived. I thought to myself "I sew, can I do this?". After purchasing juice in pouches I tried to sew two together. You should have seen me dancing in the kitchen when I was successful, an ordinary sewing machine can sew through pouches. I made my version of that messenger bag, but it took too long and I wanted something that was mostly juice pouch. (The messenger bag I made was part juice pouches and part fabric). Searching the web, I found many all juice pouch bags, aside from the trim -- and the Juice Box diva was born!

What do you like best about selling at WFM?
My favorite part about vending at the Wilmington farmers market is the people. Everyone is friendly: the people visiting the market and the volunteers who give their time. But mostly it is the reaction from the people that I love most. Seeing eyes light up at the colorful display. The wonder in faces "is this really a juice pouch". The smiles, definitely the smiles.

What inspires you?
What inspires me to create my bags and accessories is the enjoyment of making them. Deciding upon the color combinations and selecting trims and button. Every bag I finish I adore and I want to keep for myself.

View on life?
I don't have a favorite quote about life but I do think you should have fun. Life is full of ups and downs, so we all need a bit of fun thrown into the mix. Whether it is doing something you enjoy, going somewhere that makes you happy, or just carrying a purse that makes you smile.

Featured 5 Ingredient Recipe:

"Serve this quick salmon recipe with rice and broccoli for an easy meal."
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 (6 ounce) boneless salmon fillets
salt and ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source; prepare the rack of a broiler pan with cooking spray.
2. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and arrange onto the prepared broiler pan. Whisk together the brown sugar and Dijon mustard in a small bowl; spoon mixture evenly onto top of salmon fillets.
3. Cook under the preheated broiler until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes.


Vendors for this week




Moonlight Farm










Juicebox Diva

Laurie's Custom Creations

Community Table:

Relay for Life

Girl Scouts

DPW

Entertainment:


Bed by Nine