Sunday, August 28, 2011

Clam & Lobster Feast featured Sept 3rd

Julie Vanick and her mother Regina Alexander enjoying their meal at the Clam & Lobster Feast.
   The end of summer is approaching and what better way to celebrate than with a traditional New England Clambake and all the fixings.  The Braintree Farmers Market hosted by Sustainable Braintree is presenting the 3rd Annual Clam & Lobster Feast this Saturday, Sept. 3rd, from 9 to 1, rain or shine, at our location at the Braintree Town Hall Mall, One JFK Memorial Dr., Braintree.  Enjoy the final weekend of the summer in true local style with a seafood banquet that just can't be beat.  
   Many folks have been waiting all year for this event and each year it has gotten bigger and better.  Fresh Catch Seafood will cooking right on site at the market.  The menu includes 2 lbs. of fresh steamers, 1 1/4 lbs. steamed lobsters, clam chowder, lobster bisque, lobster salad rolls, corn on the cob, homemade stuffed quahogs and fresh little necks and oysters on the 1/2 shell which is new this year.  The New England Clambake dinner comes with a lobster, steamers, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, onions and seasonings.  All of these will be served starting at 9:30 a.m. until the market closes at 1 p.m.  
   For dessert drop by Jack's Cookie Jar tent for the Clambake Cookie Ensemble.  Each package includes a beautifully decorated and delicious set of cookies that include a lobster, clam, an ear of corn and a slice of watermelon.  Pick up a package to bring home for your friends.  They'll also have their ever popular fair which includes at least three types of shortbread, three biscotti flavors and three different types of chocolate chip cookies which includes this year's newest favorite-chocolate chip mint cookie.  Stop by and  treat yourself.   
   Other vendors will have products that tie in with our clambake theme along with your favorite items that you've come to expect.  This time of year there's a bounty of produce to choose from.  Supermarkets may boast that they offer local produce but you'll never find it as freshly picked and delivered to you full of flavor and good nutrition.  The Braintree Farmers Market farmers grow the all produce they sell.  Right now you'll find a variety of heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, early apples and sweet peaches.  Local honey is available from C.N. Smith Farm along with fresh eggs if you get there early enough before the sell out. 

Clam & Lobster Feast posters just $5.
   This year we're offering a limited print run of Clam & Lobster Feast commemorative posters (10" x 15.5") that compliment the Strawberry Festival and Urban Farm Day posters.  Posters are only $5 and contribute to the operating costs of the market.
   Join us on Sept 10th for our Sustainable Braintree Earth Celebration.  We'll have interactive displays for Recycling, Energy and the Community Garden in conjunction with the farmers' market.  Music by Candis Jan Stout will add to the festivities so bring you blankets and lawn chairs and hang out for awhile.  Project Have Hope is scheduled to bring their beautiful jewelry and craft items that are made from recycled paper and help the women and children of the Acholi Quarter of Uganda.  For more information please visit us at  See on Saturday.

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