|Use Green Rewards at The Farmer's Garden for freshly grown veggies.|
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about joining The Farmer's Garden Green Rewards debit card or join their CSA program.
The CSA Program will run for 12 weeks from July 11th - Sept. 26th.
CSA Green Rewards is a great option for members who don't like the unknown. The Green Rewards Program was designed to meet your needs. It is a pre-loaded debit card redeemable at their farm stand or any of their Farmer's Market locations for fruits and vegetables.
By pre-paying for a Green Rewards debit card, members can buy the exact type of produce they would normally use on a weekly basis throughout the season while still supporting the local farm by keeping labor costs down. This allows The Farmer's Garden to pass a 15% savings bonus directly to you when you sign-up. The debit card starts with a minimum purchase of $100 (Valued at $115). You must pre-pay by July 1st to receive the 15% in savings.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 2:45 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013
|Greens grown by Second Nature Farm.|
Their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program runs for the duration of the Braintree Farmers Market. Each week there are 1-2 "core" items that all CSA members receive, and 6-7 "you choose" items that members select from the farm's produce display. This allows each member to customize their share so that it best fits the needs of the individual or family.
For more information about the CSA, visit www.secondnaturefarm.com
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 1:47 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
|Braintree Farmers Market location during the Blizzard of 2013.|
Planning for the next market season begins as soon as the market closes in November so we can ensure that each year will be better than the last. We hope that all of our market supporters made it through the Blizzard of 2013 safe and sound and we look forward to seeing everyone again when the weather is more agreeable and the market opens in June.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 8:34 AM
Monday, October 29, 2012
|Braintree Indoor Farmers Market has everything under the sun.|
Sustainable Braintree’s Community Meeting will be held on November 15, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at Cahill Auditorium in Braintree Town Hall. This meeting is open to the general public. Our featured speaker will be Bonnie Kavanagh, a second generation nurse and herbalist. Bonnie’s presentation is entitled Chocolate "Food of the Gods and Goddesses". Join Bonnie as she explores the history and medicinal benefits of chocolate. For centuries chocolate has been coveted and craved by many and this informational lecture will leave those in attendance feeling good about indulging in this wonderful, sweet treat. The historical uses of chocolate are now being validated by scientific research and Bonnie will share some of this information for those in attendance. Samples of chocolate will be given out as well as a hand out for those who attend. Bonnie has over 30 years of health care experience as an herbalist and a registered nurse and is a graduate of the Rosemary Gladstar Art and Science of Herbal Medicine Program. Bonnie has been a past Council Member of the Northeast Herbalist Association and is a founding member of the Ocean State Herbalists Association. Bonnie is the co-author of "Rubies in the Sand; Recipes from the Cape Cod Cranberry Bogs" and currently works as an independent marketing representative for Fairland Farm/Cape Cod Organic Cranberry, LLC. Following Bonnie's presentation the movie the Dark Side of Chocolate will be shown. This documentary exposes the ongoing use of child, forced and trafficked labor in the West African cocoa industry. Fair trade Chocolate will be available to sample and for sale.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 3:53 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|Make a donation and receive a free pumpkin compliments of Harvard Pilgrim Health.|
We're asking our customers to start putting aside quality used items to donate. Items that are being collected are: Fall and winter children's clothing, infant to high school sizes, for the Kid's Closet. Adult clothing, including interview and work attire, and household items, especially dishes and small appliances, for Interfaith Social Services' career closet and thrift shop. Baby items, including car seats, strollers, playpens, safety items, bedding, diaper bags, toys and puzzles-(NO CRIBS), for Cradles to Crayons. Nov./Dec. seasonal items, books and DVD’s for the Senior Center. Eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight, cell phones for cell phones for soldiers, material to make quilts for Children’s Hospital. Aquariums, Filters, Heaters, Food Bowls, Animal Toys and cages/crates, dry dog food, reptomin turtle food and bleach for the N.E. Wildlife Center.
New items are also needed and they are: Toiletries, including toilet paper, toothbrushes, shampoo and toothpaste. Non-perishable food and paper goods, especially paper towels and toilet paper, for the Margie Crispin Center. Laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, diapers, female sanitary items and baby wipes. Birthday party Supplies for Birthday Wishes. Other miscellaneous items that are being collected are: soda can tabs for Shriners Hospitals for Children, box tops for education, codes from Coke products, Campbell's labels, Sunny D labels, Capri Sun pouches, old sneakers, in any condition, for recycle or reuse (no cleats), old keys for keyforhope.org and wine corks. Cleanse your soul and your closets for these noble causes and get a free pumpkin, grown by The Farmer's Garden and sponsored by a Mini-Grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, all in one visit to the market. Efforts like this really do make a difference in people's lives. This event is organized by Sustainable Braintree. Item reuse benefits the community & our planet. For more info go to: http://www.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 3:26 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012
|Several varieties of produce are available at 2nd Nature Farm.|
The Indoor Thanksgiving Market is gearing up for Saturday, Nov. 17th, when all of our regular vendors, Visiting Vendors and a few more will unite in front of and inside the Braintree Town Hall. Candis Stout will be on hand with jazz musicians to perform pieces from America's Songbook. Each year this market gains in popularity as it's a great time stock up for the holidays and say goodbye to your favorite vendors until next year. Bring your visitors from out-of-town and show them this unique community event that has something for everybody.
Cream will be joining the market for the rest of the season with their Massachusetts-made ice cream. Look for their brand new cart filled with fall inspired flavors like Pumpkin, Cranberry Harvest and Apple Crisp available in pint and half gallon sizes. Each flavor is so delicious you'll want to pick up one of each to sample with your other market goodies.
This coming Saturday the market is introducing another new Visiting Vendor for the very first time. Join us in welcoming Morning Bird Botanicals. Michelle Angelides makes and sells natural honey-and-honeybee-based skin care products. Michelle is also a beekeeper and uses her honey for products like Pucker Up!™ lip balm, Bees Knees Honey Soaps™, soaking salts, body butters and lotions and Scent Sticks for Men™ and women. This vendor will be with us for this Saturday, Oct. 13th only, so please try out her products and let us know what you think.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 11:45 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
|Fresh picked locally grown peppers are now available at the market.|
The Braintree Farmers Market, hosted by Sustainable Braintree, is still operating full tilt at the Braintree Town Hall Mall every Saturday, from 9 to 1, until Oct. 27th, with an Indoor Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 17th. Corn is still being harvested and predicted to be available until the end of Oct. at The Farmer's Garden. Fall is also the season for apples and that's the specialty at C.N. Smith Farm. Second Nature Farm has been catering to the large demand for kale and tomatoes. So there's no need to travel long distances for these locally harvested, healthy foods. In case of inclement weather the market moves to the front of the Braintree Town Hall and inside Cahill Auditorium. To the casual observer the farmers' market looks effortless, but it takes an enormous amount of hard work and coordination from volunteers, farmers, vendors and the Town of Braintree, so please support this treasured, local event.
|Check out our Sustainable Braintree Farmers Market Moolah!|
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 7:50 AM