Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cash Mob @ This Week's Market: Thu 7/30

Grab your wallet and get hungry! Our pals at the Medford Community Coalition (MCC) are hosting a cash mob at the Medford Farmers Market this Thursday, July 30. 

What's a cash mob, you ask? Good question! A cash mob is an excellent excuse for folks to patronize the farmers market and help support our righteous local vendors. 

In addition to farm-fresh produce and other goodies to take home, vendors Adey Foods (Ethiopian cuisine), Roma’s Bakery (sweet and savory pies, breads), the Roving Lunchbox food truck, Whole Foods Market, and the Farm Stand food truck will be selling meals you can eat onsite. Bonus: Sarah Blacker will serenade you with live music from 5 to 7 p.m. 

See you there!

The Medford Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through October 8, 2015, at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall, in Medford, Mass. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Who's at the Market This Week: Thu 7/23

4 veggie stands, 3 breads and sweets, 2 food trucks, and our new mozzarella cheese guy! Our fantastic Medford Farmers Market vendors for Thursday, July 23:
 
Adey Foods: home-cooked Ethiopian specialties to eat on the spot or take away  
Bagel Land: NY-style bagels and baked goods 
Beads by Beardslee: fun, affordable jewelry and shiny things 
Brigham Farm: plants and vegetables 
Clearview Farm: fresh, local produce 
Deano's Pasta: pasta and ravioli  
The Farm Stand Food Truck: healthy, organic foods to go 
Good Roots Farm: organic vegetables 
Mozzarella House: local, handmade mozzarella 
Roma's Bakery: bread, sweet and savory pies, cookies (pictured at right!) 
Roving Lunch Box: Melissa's back with a food truck 
Spring Brook Farm: fruits, vegetables, honey 
SwissBäkers: fresh pretzels, breads, sweets 
Plus: Live music by Trail Mix from 3 to 7 p.m.

Support Produce in a SNAP!
Just a reminder that the Medford Farmers Market matches SNAP/EBT benefits, up to $20. That means EBT shoppers can get $40 worth of fresh, local food for $20—but we need your support to keep the Produce in a SNAP! program running. Helping us only takes a minute. Thank you! 

The Medford Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through October 8, 2015, at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall, in Medford, Mass.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Who's at the Market This Week: Thu 7/16

How about an Ethiopian feast or a scrumptious savory pie for dinner this week, followed by a pint of sweet berries for dessert? Enjoy these long summer nights with great food, music, and community at the Medford Farmers Market, every Thursday evening through October 8, from 3 to 7 p.m., at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall. 

Medford Farmers Market vendors for Thursday, July 16

Ackerman Maple Farm: maple syrup and treats
Adey Foods: home-cooked Ethiopian specialties to eat on the spot or take away
Bagel Land: NY-style bagels and baked goods
Beads by Beardslee: fun, affordable jewelry and shiny things
Brigham Farm: plants and vegetables
Clearview Farm: fresh, local produce
Coastal Vineyards: local wine
Deano's Pasta: pasta and ravioli
Good Roots Farm: organic vegetables
Mozzarella House: local, handmade mozzarella
Normanton Meats: grass-fed beef and pastured chicken and pork
Roma's Bakery: bread, sweet and savory pies, cookies
Roving Lunch Box: Melissa's back with a food truck
Spring Brook Farm: fruits, vegetables, honey
Swiss Bakers: fresh pretzels, breads, sweets
Plus: Live music from Sorry, playing jangly pop-rock originals.

This week's update from Sarah, our awesome market manager:

Sarah Gupton
Now that strawberries are on their way out, other berries have started coming in to take their place. I was beyond excited to see the tart crimson globes of red currants over at Spring Brook Farm. It can be difficult to find these little gems in the U.S., perhaps because not enough people have tried them and tasted how amazing they are! My mom's family is over in Germany, and whenever I visited my Oma (grandmother), she would have red currants and serve them on top of vanilla ice cream. It's an unbelievable pairing, with the creamy sweetness of the ice cream balancing out the tingling tartness of the red currants. There are many other ways to serve currants, but this is by far my favorite (and the simplest). 

Little fat gooseberries are also at Spring Brook, and I love popping those in my mouth just as they are. They're a bit like grapes, with a tiny bit of sourness and a wonderful flavor. Try them out and let me know what you think!

Cheers, Sarah

Never had a currant or a gooseberry? Come try these goodies for yourself then stop by the manager's table and let us know what you think! See you at the market!