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SERENADE YOUR SQUASHES!
Day-of update: Yes, the market is open 3–7 p.m.! No, a little rain doesn’t bother us; HOWEVER the 6 p.m. concert from Julie Rhodes has been postponed until August 10. Yes, that’s a Thursday! So, yes, you can follow our action plan (see below) then! But yes, you should still come to the market today. Wachusett’s in the house!
YOU GUYS! If you haven’t been to the market since way back in ye olde week 1, now’s the time! In addition to a full roster of fabulous foodstuffs from 3 to 7 pm AND two awesome musicians from 3 to 6 pm,
we’ve got fancy-pants live music ON STAGE(!): The Chevalier Theatre Commission is bringing blues-rocker Julie Rhodes to the Condon Shell from 6 to 8pm, overlapping with the last hour of the market. You know what to do: Come early, get your groceries, grab some picnic supplies (e.g. readymade sandwiches from Swissbakers or schmear Peg’s Preserves peach jam on a hunk of Bagel Land challah), snag a great spot in the grass, and settle in for the sweet tunes. Oh, and don’t forget the bug spray from our brand-new vendor Wachusett Naturals!
WHO’S AT THE MARKET THURSDAY 7/27:
Aaronap Cellars: What’s red, white, and rosé all over? Local wine!
Bagel Land: Fresh bagels, breads, brioche (oh, my)
Beads by Beardslee: Jewelry and baubles by one of Medford’s own
ABCD (at the community table): Find out about foster grandparenting
Brigham Farm: Vibrant veggies, fragrant flowers, GYO seedlings
Deano’s Pasta: Or as we like to call it, “dinner in 5 minutes”
Freedom Food Farm: Beeeeef! (& pork, veg, flour, more)
Good Roots Farm: Salad for days, the official dinner of summer
Henna Inspired: Turn yourself into living art, no tattoo required
Lanni Orchards: Baskets of bounty from your favorite fruit folks
Oat Shop: Oatmeal, treats, and iced coffee for that 5 p.m. slump
Peg’s Preserves: Because peach hot-pepper jam. Enough said.
Swissbakers: Where it’s always pretzel-sandwich p.m.
NEW! Wachusett Naturals: Scrubs, salves, balms, and bug spray
Did you hear? We’re now hosting a table that serves as a pick-up & drop-off point for the Everything is Free Medford Facebook group. Got a gently used doodad you’re ready to part with or hoping to find? HERE ARE THE RULES: • no illegal items • no Rx drugs • no weapons • no broken items • no dumping large items that should be picked up by Waste Mgmnt • Check out the list (at the table) of where to get rid of other big stuff.
PRODUCE IN A SNAP FOR SENIORS: FULL-STEAMED-VEGGIES AHEAD!
Talk about a popular senior: Our senior farm share, Produce in a SNAP for Seniors, is a hit! PLEASE NOTE: You must register in advance, and right now there’s a waiting list, but don’t despair! The list moves quickly. Here’s how to add your name:
• Stop by the managers table at the farmers market, 3–7pm Thursdays at Condon Shell, and fill out an application.
• Or email our market manager, Caitlin.
• Seniors age 60 and over who live in Medford are eligible.
• For seniors who’ve received confirmation, pickup is 2:30–3:30pm Tuesdays at Medford Housing Authority, Edgerly Hall, 121 Riverside Ave.
• Once enrolled, $5 a week gets you a bag of farm-fresh goodness from New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Enjoy!