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THIS WEEK BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NUMBER 17!
We swear we didn’t plan it, which makes it all the more enchanting: This week at the Medford Farmers Market (3 to 7 pm Thursday, August 17 at the Condon Shell), we’ve got 17 vendors. That’s 17 on 8/17—maximum magical market magnitude, folks! Come relish the overflowing awesome: peaches, plums, nectarines, and early apples from Lanni Orchards; tomatoes, garlic, squash, and gladiolas from Brigham Farm; greens, fennel, potatoes, and turnips from Good Roots Farm; beef, pork, rye flour, and kohlrabi from Freedom Food Farm; plus, all the pasta, wine, bread, jam, maple syrup, and pierogi your market totes can carry and the first-ever visit from the Brownie Center. How’s that for a cherry on top!
Ackermann Maple Farm: The absolute best maple syrup ever
Bagel Land: Fresh bagels, breads, brioche (oh, my)
Brigham Farm: Vibrant veggies, fragrant flowers, GYO seedlings
NEW! The Brownie Center: Brownies brownies brownies brownies
Coastal Vineyards: Local wine for local sipping under local sunsets
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
Jaju Pierogi: The pierogi is back! Come early for best selection!
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.
Red Antler Apothecary: Healthy beauty products, handmade in Lowell
Silvertree Center for Healing Arts: Magnificent mini-massages
Swissbakers: Where it’s always pretzel-sandwich p.m.
Venier Forge: Knife-sharpening services, at your service!
- 3–5 pm: Kid-friendly entertainment by Medford Family Network
- 3–5 pm: Live music by Anthony & Emily
- 3–7 pm: Tisch Community Research Center, a grantmaking group that funds community projects, at the Community Table
- 5–7 pm: Live music by Henry Cobb
- 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:
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, 3–7 pm 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 2:30–3:30 pm 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!