Friday, November 1, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
|In exchange for donated items receive a free pumpkin courtesy of Liberty Bay Credit Union.|
Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 to 1:00
at Braintree Town Hall
Make A Difference Day is a national day of giving where neighbors help neighbors — Please support your local non-profits.
We will be collecting QUALITY USED items:
*Adult Clothing (including interview attire) & Household Items (especially dishes and small appliances) for Interfaith Social Services’ Career Closet & Thrift Shop
*Children’s Fall & Winter Clothing (infant to high school) for the Kids’ Clothes Closet and Cradles to Crayons
*Baby Items (car seats, strollers, playpens, safety items, bedding, diaper bags - NO cribs) & Children’s Items (toys, puzzles, movies & books) for Cradles to Crayons
*Aquariums, Filters, Heaters, Food Bowls, Animal Toys & Cages/Crates for the New England Wildlife Center
*Books, DVDs & CDs for the Friends of Thayer Public Library
*Cell Phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers
*Eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight
As well as some NEW items:
*Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap), Non-perishable Food, Paper Goods (incl. napkins & paper towels), Laundry Detergent, Cleaning Supplies, Diapers, Sanitary Items & Baby Wipes for the Marge Crispin Center.
*Birthday Party Supplies (plates, tablecloths, cutlery, juice boxes, piñatas, goodie bags, wrapped candy without nuts) (open packages accepted) for Birthday Wishes
*Dry Dog Food, Reptomin Turtle Food & Bleach for the N.E. Wildlife Center
*And some MISCELLANEOUS items and items that have seen better days:
-Soda Can Tabs for Shriners Hospitals -Old Keys for keyforhope.org
-Old Towels, Wine Corks, Box Tops for Education, Campbell’s Labels, Codes from Coke Products, Old Sneakers (in any condition, no cleats)
*Clean your closets for a good cause and go home with a FREE PUMPKIN courtesy of Liberty Bay Credit Union (quantities are limited)
To volunteer: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-794-8338
For updates: www.sustainablebraintree.org
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 2:48 PM
|Fresh carrots from C.N. Smith Farm.|
Start putting aside gently used items and donate them at our Make a Difference Day/Pumpkin Festival market on Oct. 26th. Sustainable Braintree will be working in conjunction with the Braintree Farmers Market by holding a collection inside the Braintree Town Hall. Donated new and gently used goods will be passed along to a variety of local nonprofit organizations. In exchange for donations participants will be awarded with a free pumpkin sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 7:38 AM
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
|Rita Carolina helps her mother Carmen Mirabel sell her all-natural soaps and lotions.|
At the helm of All My Angel's Call Soaps is Carmen Mirabel who was one of our founding vendors when the Braintree Farmers Market opened back in 2009. Carmen and her daughter, Rita Carolina, are happily back again with Carmen's luxurious body products that include soaps, lotions, soy candles and essential oils, handcrafted from flowers, vegetables and trees that enhance and heal the quality of our lives. Carmen uses all-natural essential oils that are used for aromatherapy, an alternative form of medicine in which healing effects are ascribed to the aromatic compounds in the oils and other plant extracts. Many common plants have medicinal properties that have been applied in folk medicine since ancient times and are still widely used today. As you walk near Carmen's tent you will be drawn in by the luscious scents of her products and we're thrilled to have her back with us. My Angel's Call Soaps will be at the market every Saturday for the remainder of the season.
This week, Fairland Farm Cranberries will be our Guest Visiting Vendor with their dried and fresh local cranberries. Jack's Doggy Snacks will also be on board with Marni's all-natural dog snacks that will make your canines sit up and beg for more. Make sure to stock up as they will not be returning until our Special Indoor Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 23rd. The Braintree Farmers Market will operate in our outdoor location at the Braintree Town Hall on Saturdays throughout October from 9 to 1, rain or shine. Please join us.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 12:13 PM
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
|Mike Cavanaugh and daughters Julianne & Audrey explore BELD's Bucket Truck.|
A mobile shredding truck provided by Pro-Shred Security www.proshred.com) will be on site to securely shred your sensitive documents. The service is free of charge, but all donations will support Sustainable Braintree. We’ll also be accepting books for recycling—books and proceeds will go to Thayer Public Library. And enter our free raffle exclusively for Braintree residents for an awesome “Taste of the Farmers Market” basket!
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 8:05 AM
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
|Full bounty at Second Nature Farm.|
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 6:28 AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
|The Braintree Farmers Market runs thru October.|
The Braintree Farmers Market is brought to you by the efforts of volunteers who recognize the value of local foods, environmental issues and, most importantly, the strong sense of community that has blossomed in our efforts to bring this event to Braintree. The market runs on Saturdays from 9 to 1, rain or shine, in front of the Braintree Town Hall. In the event of severe weather conditions the market will be moved inside the town hall auditorium. Thanks to everyone who supports this labor of love and, if you have never been to the market, now is the perfect time to try us out. See you on Saturday.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 1:36 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013
|Mark Kavanaugh is on board to help with your cranberries choices.|
Back by popular demand this week Fairland Farms will be returning with their delicious organic cranberries. We've had many requests for this vendor and their finally returning with a full bounty of dried cranberries perfect for salads, baked goods, granolas or simply eat them right out of the bag as a more healthy alternative to candy. They're naturally fat free and do not contain preservatives or sulfites. So, for all of you who have been asking, here's your chance to pick up your favorite cranberries once again at the farmers' market.
Try out a wide variety of new products that are currently being tested at The Cupcakerie. Owner, Kristin Brennan, has put on her creativity hat and is now offering new items such as Cake Pops, Madeleines, Macarons, along with small and large sized savory quiches. Please support this gallant effort to bring new and unique baked items with a French twist to the market. Kristin is also teaching a workshop on how to make cupcakes at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Local produce is now at it's peak so it's the perfect time to visit the market for flavors we've been waiting all year for, such as, tomatoes, corn, squash, onions, peppers, eggplant and garlic. Saute them altogether with olive oil and a little butter and spread it over your Nella Pasta and grate a little Asiago Cheese on top from Foxboro Cheese-done.
Did you know that apples and peaches are the specialties at C.N. Smith Farm? There's nothing like the flavor of a fresh local peaches and apples in your pies and crisps or simply eat them just the way they are. Look for many different varieties at this farm to find out which ones are your favorites. Mums and pumpkins have already started to arrive at the market so it's time to decorate your front porch with these seasonal treasures. Fall is the best time of year in New England so let's celebrate.
The Braintree Farmers Market operates every Saturday from 9 to 1, rain or shine, in front of the Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, through October with a Special Indoor Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 23rd, 2013.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 3:01 PM
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
|Recycle 4 Life artwork at the Earth Celebration.|
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 6:04 AM
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
|Regina Alexander and her daughter Julie Vanick join us every year for the Clam & Lobster Feast.|
It's that time of year again when we get out the bibs and nutcrackers to celebrate the end of summer with the Annual Clam & Lobster Feast in conjunction with the Braintree Farmers Market. Fresh Catch Seafood puts on a traditional New England style banquet that can't be beat that will have you reminiscing this winter about our carefree days at the market. The big events tent, donated by BELD, will be up and we'll have tables and chairs that were possible through a generous donation from Wamps Pizzeria in the Granite Plaza. So come on down and enjoy fresh seafood cooked to order al fresco before the cool breezes start to send us back inside. This event is made possible in part by a generous donation from Fresh Catch Seafood.Fresh Catch will set up their kitchen right on the town hall green and prepare steamers, lobsters and the entire Clam & Lobster Feast which includes steamers, lobsters, onions, potatoes and corn. They'll also have New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque, stuffed Quahogs, Lobster Salad Rolls,
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 6:25 AM
Monday, August 19, 2013
|Hillary Anderson is our Guest Hugger from Swissbakers.|
Swissbakers are "grandchild-sustainable," meaning everything has to have a positive or no impact on our grandchildrens' environment. They received the 2012 Green Business Award for their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas, water conservation, sourcing ingredients locally and they recycle whenever possible. Try their wares and you'll be sure to come back for more.
Please join us on Aug. 31st for our Traditional Clam & Lobster Feast and the Sustainable Braintree Earth Celebration on Sept. 7th. See you on Saturday.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 5:56 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013
|Maureen and Chef Hassan are the main ingredients at Homestyle Caterers.|
Chef Hassan came to the U.S. from Alexandria, Egypt and landed in Boston. While working at Anthony's Pier Four restaurant he met a nice Irish girl named Maureen and sparks began to fly. They married and bought a house in Braintree, because of the great school system, and raised their three children, Nora, Ameera and David. They opened the Ship's Wheel restaurant in Weymouth Landing and Chef Hassan brought his two teen-aged brothers, Hamdi and Mustapha and a sister, Sana, from Egypt and everyone worked together in the restaurant for several years. The Chef's next venture was a Middle-Eastern restaurant in Quincy called The Oasis. They had live traditional music and belly dancers entertained every evening. The Oasis had a menu made up mostly of the wonderfully flavorful foods that Hassan learned from helping his mother cook. He was the eldest of ten children and pitched in on a regular basis while growing up which are the same recipes he still uses today. Many of the Oasis customers came from the large Syrian and Lebanese population in the Quincy Point area and many were newcomers who loved the cuisine.
When the Oasis was sold Chef Hassan was thinking about making his life less hectic and more enjoyable. Running a restaurant is hard work with very long hours and not a lot of time for a personal life so he decided to focus solely on catering and opened the Homestyle Caterers commissary in Quincy in 2001. When the Hassans heard about the new hometown farmer's market they wanted to be part of it. The idea of having fresh, local produce, foods, and natural products in an open market in the center of town on a Saturday morning sounded wonderful. And so, the Homestyle Caterers crew has spent the past five years schmoozing with neighbors, friends, and the Braintree Farmer's Market vendors and volunteers over hot lobster pies, baked macaroni, savory falafel roll-ups, blueberry scones and much more on Saturday mornings. Drop by and find out why Homestyle is a market favorite.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 5:09 AM
Sunday, August 4, 2013
|Meet Phyliss MacPherson from Stir It Up Cuisine.|
This season we're throwing in a little summer heat with Stir It Up Cuisine. Their specialty is Caribbean Pepper Jelly made with authentic Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Pepper combined with green, yellow and red peppers to create a mouth-watering, tangy, savory-sweet jelly. It's delicious with cold cuts and various meat dishes and could become an essential pantry item in your kitchen. One of their specialties at the market is the incredibly delicious Caribbean Pepper Jelly Cheese Torte that's perfect for a party or purchase the Mini Torte as a special treat to enjoy throughout the week.
Stir It Up Cuisine is owned and operated by Patricia Kiernan, a native Jamaican who has cultivated the art of Caribbean cuisine through her family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Stop by their tent and sample the goods and you'll be back again and again to add this special treat to your market acquisitions. Stir It Up Cuisine visits the market every other Saturday.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 5:50 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2013
|Deborah Taylor from Deborah's Kitchen.|
At the Braintree Farmers Market each one of our vendors are carefully selected to ensure that our customers will enjoy a wide selection of high quality local foods. Deborah's Kitchen joined the market in 2011 and they've been supplying us with their all natural, low sugar, spreadable fruit and relish. While the majority of jams and preserves use two thirds refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup, Deborah's Kitchen uses two thirds fruit with all natural sugar and no preservatives. From chefs to gourmet cooks and just plain folks, the payoff is a far superior flavor with less calories.
Try an assortment of their creative fruit blends that make each flavor a unique gourmet treat that can be used for meat and fish glazes, stir fry, marinades and barbeque sauces, desert toppings and fillings, sandwich spreads, breakfast bread and cereal toppings. Add them to salad dressings or mix into yoghurt or cottage cheese or simply spread them on top of your toast. Their Spreadable Fruits will enhance any meal and also be a much healthier choice.
Deborah's Kitchen also offers a delicious Sweet Pepper Relish and Green Tomato Relish that are a perfect accoutrement to meats, seafoods and cheeses. Mix the relishes with a bit of mayo to make the perfect tartar sauce for your crab cakes. Hot Hot Peach and Hot Hot Cranberry are perfect to heat up your main courses or cheeses. Try them.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 8:30 AM
Sunday, July 21, 2013
|"B" from Copicut Farms displays their fresh eggs.|
This season the market welcomes Copicut Farms to our weekly lineup of vendors. Copicut Farms is owned and operated by Vince and Elizabeth Frary, a fourth generation Massachusetts farm family. On their 80 acre farm in Dartmouth, MA they raise chickens, turkeys and Cornish games that spend their days faraging freely in the grass and sunshine. In addition to raising all of their poultry in a healthy environment, with access to fresh greens, they are one of only a few farms in the state with a state-licensed on-farm processing facility allowing them to hand-butcher all of their poultry. This means that they can ensure their birds are treated humanely and their customers receive the absolute freshest meat and eggs available. For more information go to their website at copicutfarms.com.
Carlos V' Ramos will be joining us this coming Saturday, July 27th, as our musical entertainment. BELD provides solar power for the sound system in an effort to keep the market earth friendly. The market operates every Saturday from 9 to 1 outside the Braintree Town Hall, One JFK Memorial Dr., Braintree, rain or shine, hot or cold. In the event of extreme weather conditions the market is moved inside the Braintree Town Hall. Join us at the market and find out why this market has a loyal following. Now is the peak season for fresh, healthy, local produce.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 9:08 AM
Sunday, July 14, 2013
|Kristin Brennan is the Chief Cupcake Maker at The Cupcakerie|
This season one of our loyal vendors that has been with the market since it's inception in 2009 is more popular than ever. Meet Kristin Brennan from The Cupcakerie and known fondly by all at the market as 'The Cupcake Lady'. Kristin lovingly creates all her gourmet cupcakes from scratch with local ingredients and seasonal flavors. Some of her favorites are the Velvet Elvis, Lavender Bean, Shake your Coconuts and a Featured Flavor every month. Her sampler sets of eight different flavors of mini cupcakes have been selling out every week so look for them early when you arrive at the market. This season Kristin has added freshly brewed coffee made from New Harvest coffee beans so you can have your morning 'cup of joe' as you stroll the market. Iced coffee is also available-it's cluckin' awesome.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 10:24 AM
Sunday, July 7, 2013
|Alex and Felicia Pakalnis serve samples of their olive oils and Balsamic vinegars.|
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 8:00 AM
Sunday, June 30, 2013
|Ben Howrigan and Joey Gaughan at The VT Maple Syrup tent.|
This season at the Braintree Farmers Market visit our full-time maple syrup vendor led by Ben Howrigan. The Vermont Syrup Company has been built off strong traditions of 6 previous generations. Owned by Ryan, Sam, and Ben Howrigan, their family has producing Pure Vermont Maple Syrup in Fairfield, Vermont since 1876. They offer certified organic syrups and other maple products that are sure to please all. Try one their amazing products and it is sure to be love at first taste. You can always come visit them at vermontsyrupcompany.com
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 6:38 PM
Sunday, June 23, 2013
|Matt & Morgan Stidham love the Braintree Farmers Market.|
Special events are sponsored in part by Sustainable Braintree and Braintree Electric Light Dept.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 2:18 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
|Join us for Strawberry Shortcake as we celebrate the local strawberry harvest.|
The Strawberry Festival is sponsored in part by Sustainable Braintree and Braintree Electric Light Dept.
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 6:09 AM
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Posted by Braintree Farmers Market at 2:34 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
|Use Green Rewards at The Farmer's Garden for freshly grown veggies.|
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