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Who’s at the (last!) market on Thursday 10/12—plus, Apple Fest!

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Apples fancy enough for royalty, grown for your family by Lanni Orchards.

IT’S BAAAAAAAACK! APPLE FEST 2017

The last market of the year is a bittersweet occasion. It seems like just yesterday we were hanging signs from every nook and cranny of Medford, hoping you guys would come hang out with us at our new location. (Nope, that’s not a tear in our eye. It’s juice from this apple we’re eating, thank you very much.) But rather than get too sentimental, let’s celebrate! Apple Fest returns to the Medford Farmers Market 3–7pm this Thursday, 10/12, our final week of the 2017 season. Allergic to apples? We’ve also got loads of live music and free yoga led by Jenna of Medford’s own Corner Studio. Get full details below, but heads up: IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY BAKE-OFF, YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER IS TODAY, TUESDAY 10/10. To sign up, email us at medfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com. And thanks for a fantastic season, you guys. We couldn’t have done it without you. Sniff.

APPLE FEST DETAILS:

4 & 4:30pm: Cooking demos by the market’s own Rosie of Milk Street
4–5pm: Free yoga on the lawn led by Jenna of The Corner Studio
3–5pm: Medford Family Network packs in the kid-friendly fun
3–5pm: Live music by Ryan Alvanos
5pm: Community bake-off entries due at the judging table. To participate in the bake-off, email us TODAY (Tuesday) at medfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Then bring your homemade apple-based baked good—along with any serving utensils and a list of all ingredients used—to the judging table. We’ll provide the plates and forks.
5–7pm: Live music by Georgia Bowder-Newton
5:15pm: Judging begins with Mayor Burke and local chef Tanya Howard

WHO’S AT THE MARKET THURSDAY 10/12:

Ackermann Maple Farm: Bourbon-aged syrup for breakfast smiles
Bagel Land: Fresh bagels, breads, brioche (oh, my)
Bike to the Sea (community table): Mystic Valley to the beach or bust!
Brigham Farm: Vibrant veggies, fragrant flowers, GYO seedlings
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
Jaju Pierogi: Little bundles of love disguised as dumplings
Lanni Orchards: Baskets of bounty from your favorite fruit folks
Mass Provisions: Chicken. Pot. PIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oat Shop: Oatmeal, treats, and iced coffee for that 5 p.m. slump
Peg’s Preserves: Because peach hot-pepper jam. Enough said.
Polka Dog Bakery: You animals loved them so much, they’re back!
Proletariat Cook: Crabapple butter by & for the common wo/man
Venier Forge: Affordable knife sharpening while you wait

AND DON’T FORGET:

With EBT/SNAP matching, you get $40 of market goodies for $20!
• Need help finding us? See the parking and pedestrian map!
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Stretch out some space for apple cobbler with Jenna of The Corner Studio.

FREE STUFF!!!

Last week of the market means last week for our Everything is Free Medford pick-up and drop-off table. Got a gently used doodad you’re ready to part with or looking for a cheap thrill? 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.

 

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These guys! Swing by the managers table & say cheers to Caitlin & Gus!

HECK, YEAH, WE MATCH EBT/SNAP BENEFITS!!!

The market matches up to $20 for all EBT/SNAP shoppers! The Medford Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 pm Thursdays through October 12, 2017, at the Condon Shell on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford, Massachusetts.

 

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Aw, Medford. You’re a great bunch. Thanks for a glorious season!
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Who’s at the Market Thursday 10/5

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Got a good head on your shoulders? Then get your buns to the market!

YOUR VOCAB WORD OF THE WEEK IS … PENULTIMATE!

As in, next to last. We don’t want to get all sappy. There’s a whole other week for that, after all. But we will gently remind you this is the NEXT TO LAST MEDFORD FARMERS MARKET OF THE 2017 SEASON. And that this week features the likes of Pony Shack Cider’s adult apple juice and Ackermann Maple Farm’s bourbon barrel–aged syrup. Because, with only one more week after this one, you’re gonna need something to get you through the long, cold winter. See you 3–7pm Thursday at the Shell.

WHO’S AT THE MARKET THURSDAY 10/5:

Ackermann Maple Farm: Best. Maple. Syrup. EVER.
Bagel Land: Fresh bagels, breads, brioche (oh, my)
Beads by Beardslee: Jewelry and baubles by one of Medford’s own
Brigham Farm: Vibrant veggies, fragrant flowers, GYO seedlings
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
Lanni Orchards: Baskets of bounty from your favorite fruit folks
Peg’s Preserves: Because peach hot-pepper jam. Enough said.
Pony Shack Cider: Where you can drink your autumn apples
Proletariat Cook: Crabapple butter by & for the common wo/man
Swissbakers: Where it’s always pretzel-sandwich p.m.

ALSO STARRING:

Cradles to Crayons gives kids a jumpstart at the community table
• Live music by Alex Cumming and also Will and Amy of Big Giant

 

AND DON’T FORGET:

• With EBT/SNAP matching, you get $40 of market goodies for $20!
Need help finding us? See the parking and pedestrian map!
• Save the date: Thursday 10/12 is the triumphant return of APPLE FEST!

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Hey, Medford. We got you something: a visit from Ackermann Maple Farm.

FREE STUFF!!!

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? 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.
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Core values: Next week, Thu 10/12, is Apple Fest! More info to come!

HECK, YEAH, WE MATCH EBT/SNAP BENEFITS!!!

The market matches up to $20 for all EBT/SNAP shoppers! The Medford Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 pm Thursdays through October 12, 2017, at the Condon Shell on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford, Massachusetts.

Q: Who’s at the Market Thu 9/28? A: Dogs!

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Dogs’ inner monologues: Buddies! Market! Buddies! Market! Do I smell BACON?!

MARKET’S BEST FRIEND

They’re insanely happy to see you. They live for long walks by the river. And they almost always cold chill patiently while you peruse the weekly selection of rosé, ravioli, and ribs at the market. Nope, not that dud you dated for, like, 2 minutes. We’re talking about your dogs! Show Fido and Fifi some love and bring them to a special edition of the Medford Farmers Market3–7pm Thursday at the Condon Shell. We’ve got the legendary Polka Dog Bakery selling treats for your sweeties, plus activities and info for current and future pet owners alike. Sit. Stay. Shop. Good neighbors!

WHO’S AT THE MARKET THURSDAY 9/28:

Bagel Land: Fresh bagels, breads, brioche (oh, my)
Brigham Farm: Vibrant veggies, fragrant flowers, GYO seedlings
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
Lanni Orchards: Baskets of bounty from your favorite fruit folks
Mass Provisions: Chicken. Pot. PIES!!!!!!!!
Oat Shop: Oatmeal, treats, and iced coffee for that 5 p.m. slump
Peg’s Preserves: Because peach hot-pepper jam. Enough said.
Proletariat Cook: Crabapple butter by & for the common wo/man
Swissbakers: Where it’s always pretzel-sandwich p.m.
Venier Forge: Expert knife-sharpening services for a steal

PLUS, FOR YOUR PETS:

Polka Dog Bakery: THE local grand dames/great danes of pet snacks
INFO TABLE! Kitty Connection: Medford’s own volunteer-run cat adoption
INFO TABLE! Dog Eared Photography: Get details on pooch portraits
BONUS! Show off your pet tricks at the managers table for extra treats!

AND DON’T FORGET:

3–5pm: Medford Family Network packs in the kid-friendly fun
5–7pm: Verdegree, featuring Medfordian Elizabeth Hoffman, plays live
Community Preservation Committee kicks it at the community table
Commonwealth Care Alliance talks healthcare at community table #2
With EBT/SNAP matching, you get $40 of market goodies for $20!

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We don’t have henna for dogs—yet—but we do have treats for good girls like Stella!

ATTENTION, HUMANS!

We interrupt our pet programming to share a special biped-only announcement: Our very own president of the Medford Farmers Market board, Mike Quinn, is playing with his new band, The Daylilies, after the market this Thursday. Catch them in Medford-adjacent Davis Square at The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street, Somerville; doors open at 7pm, show is at 8pm. This is the band’s public debut, although its pedigree—oops, there goes that dog theme again!—includes former members of such prestigious local groups as Fast Easy Women, Mistle Thrush, and Reverse. Show up, raise a toast to Mike, and shake it like a Polaroid picture of your pooch. Because our four-legged friends shouldn’t have all the fun!


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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, 3–7 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!

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What’s missing from this photo? OODLES OF POOCHES. Help fill the gap Thursday!

HECK, YEAH, WE MATCH EBT/SNAP BENEFITS!!!

The market matches up to $20 for all EBT/SNAP shoppers! The Medford Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 pm Thursdays through October 12, 2017, at the Condon Shell on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford, Massachusetts.