MANAGER’S MESSAGE: SHORT & SWEET STRAWBERRY SEASON!
We’re well and truly into strawberry season—one of those fruits that always seems to come and go so quickly! There’s nothing better than biting into a sun-ripened, crimson strawberry, which is why I completely gorge myself on them during their brief window here in New England. Those bland berries you find at the supermarket over the winter have nothing on the local berries you can pick up from Brigham Farm and Lanni Orchards at our market! Think of them as a once-a-year treat and splurge on the perfect berries while they last.
Although I’ve been indulging in the classics (strawberries on top of tasty greens from Good Roots Farm and strawberry shortcake topped with Ackermann maple–sweetened whipped cream), I’m always on the lookout for new recipes.
The compilations below will fuel your imagination and help you incorporate berries into each and every meal during their short-but-sweet season! Enjoy, and if you have any creative ideas, let me know so I can try them out!
Sarah, MFM market manager & beetsandbikes.com
WHAT’S FOR DINNER? ANSWERS AT THIS WEEK’S MARKET!
Need a quick fix for those busy weeknight suppers? Or are you ready for a full-fridge restock? Whether you’re in the market for heat-and-eat fresh pasta or an entire cripser’s worth of produce, you’ll find it at this week’s market! The following vendors will be at the Medford Farmers Market this week, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall in Medford Square:
Birch Tree Bread
Good Roots Farm
Stay tuned for more vendors, new and old, in future weeks!
Want to become a vendor? Get info here!
TABLE TALK: BRING YOUR MISSION TO THE MARKET
Did you know the Medford Farmers Market invites like-minded local groups to host our weekly community table? This is a chance to spread the word about your nonprofit organization or initiative, free of charge. Interested? Here’s what to do:
- Check out our up-to-date calendar to see which weeks are free.
- Then email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your mission, a link to your website, and the date you’re hoping to attend.
- Please note: You’re not confirmed for your requested date until you hear from us, but we’ll get back to you ASAP!
- The market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, with free parking at city hall. We ask all community tablers to stay for the duration of the market. Thanks!
ATTENTION, MARKET SHOPPERS: OUR SASSY AND SUSTAINABLE TOTE BAGS ARE GOING…GOING…
These durable recycled-cotton shopping bags not only look great, they do good work! Plus, they’re a steal for a minimum donation of $12! But they’re only available at the market while supplies last—which might be this week!
The Medford Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through October 13, 2016, at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall, in Medford, Mass.