Welcome to Autumn. As I celebrate the Autumnal Equinox today, I look forward to tomorrow's Farmers' Market knowing that the Fall crops are in and ready for me to enjoy. Pumpkins, butternut squash, kori squash, brussels sprouts--the delights of Autumn. Fall squashes are amazing storage crops, meaning they keep really well for a long time, so buying now when they are in season is a great way to reduce your overall grocery bill.
The Autumn Equinox also means that I am looking ahead to our Fall Markets, being held at 33 Bridge Street (also affectionately known as the "WOOL building") on October 20th, November 17th, and December 15th from 4-7pm. This will give you a chance to catch up with your favorite Greater Falls Farmers' Market vendors and enjoy the opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint by keeping it local.
Joining us this week to provide music, is local favorite, Third Rail. The last time these folks were playing at the market, there was dancing and great vibes. We are looking forward to having them join us again on the Hetty Green Park from 4-6:30pm. Please remember, the market closes at 6:30pm this week and next due to earlier sunset times.
Last week, we had a super fun cooking challenge happen at the Farmers' Market. Some students from Vermont Academy were given $25 to shop the market and then create and cook a dish to serve to hungry market-goers. These students met the challenge superbly (with the help of some boxed couscous), and made a beautiful ratatouille--check out the pictures.
As always, if you are an EBT shopper, please stop on by the Market Table to match $10 of benefits with $10 FREE dollars in Crop Cash. Tell your friends all about this wonderful program.
Participating in this week's Market:
1UP Mushrooms Westminster West, Vermont
Add some umami to your dishes with these wonderful pearl oyster mushrooms.
A Homesteaders Cooperative Westminster, Vermont
This lively group of folks will offer a variety of locally produced and grown foods. This week, there will be an array of items to check out, including Next Generation Edibles' jams, jellies, pickles and ferments; The Peppertorium's heat from Patrick's line of hot sauces: Amber Paris's handmade, all natural toys, wearables and home decor items; as well as Eventide View Farm's eggs and herbs.
Black Locust Farm Walpole, New Hampshire
A family endeavor, Daniel and Kira will offer great fresh drinks, tinctures, rain barrels and produce. Kira has some delicious drink recipes she'll be mixing up to keep you refreshed at the market, while Daniel has been busy growing up plants, shrubs and trees to bring to wonderful produce to market. Also available are Kira's hand crafted tinctures.
Daddy's Girl Soap Bellows Falls, Vermont
Carol will have her long-lasting glycerin based soaps at market, as well as her wonderful foot scrubs.
Grandview Gourmet Westminster, Vermont
Roasted Mirepoix, "Gazpacho", Herbed Apple Cider, Roast Pumpkin with Garam Masala, Buttermilk White, and Cinnamon-Raisin will be on offer this week at Grandview Gourmet.
Harlow Farm Westminster, Vermont
The whole rainbow of produce is now available. Wonderful greens, beans, nightshades, squashes, and more. Say hello to Ethan and stock up for the week.
Joanna Alix Watercolors Bellows Falls, Vermont
Each week, Joanna will bring to us original watercolor paintings and notecard prints (in two sizes: 2.5"x2.5" and 4"X6") of wildlife & nature. Her work is so sweet and fun. A must see.
Our Place Bellows Falls, Vermont
Our Place does so much for our local community and stopping by this booth and buying a treat or two will help support them in all the philanthropic work they do.
Pete's Stand Walpole, New Hampshire
Great produce at a great price. Thanks to Pete's Stand, that is what you will find at the Greater Falls Farmers' Market. Such fun to look at their display each week and enjoy making selections!
Vermont Elderberry Putney, Vermont
Stay healthy this Autumn with elderberry tonic. Ask Gino all about it.
WeCAN Windham County Action Network Windham County, Vermont
Learn more about local social justice and environmental groups in our county. WeCAN helps us all network to make a difference.
See y'all at the Market.
Keeping it local,