Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Vermont Maple Syrup Company

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

The local strawberry harvest season has been very prolific this year so please drop by and pick up some of these succulent jewels before their gone.  Strawberries are described as a superfood because they are loaded with nutrient rich antioxidants like vitamin C which boosts your immune system.  They taste delicious and are good for your health.  The Massachusetts strawberry season is fleeting so get out and enjoy them while you can.

The Braintree Farmers Market operates Saturdays from 9 to 1 in front of the Braintree Town Hall, rain or shine, at One JFK Memorial Dr., Braintree.  In the case of severe weather the market moves inside the town hall.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Kids Day is Saturday June 29th, 2013

Matt & Morgan Stidham love the Braintree Farmers Market.
Just in time to join in with Braintree's Independence Day celebrations, the Braintree Farmer’s Market is hosting a Kids Day on Saturday, June 29th, from 9 to 1.  Along with our diverse array of farmers and vendors we will have many great kids activities to keep your little ones having fun at the market all morning.   The fun will conclude just in time for you to catch the July 4th parade as it passes by the Market.  The day’s festivities will kick off before the market opens at 8:15 with free Kids Zumba led by Bridget Keddy, owner of Bridget’s Dance Studio in Braintree.  Have your kids try out this fun form of exercise on the mall in front of the Braintree Town Hall.  Once the market opens at 9 am, we will have local musician Suzanne McNeil playing music from her upcoming children’s album “Just Like You”.  Suzanne is a soulful singer with a roots rock edge in her songwriting. She has been teaching children for the past ten years and is currently an elementary school music teacher.  Kids will be sure to have a blast with the ongoing activities under the big tent!  Tie Dying is back by popular demand.  We will have bandanas and backpacks available for the kids to create their own work of art or bring your own cotton t-shirt.  There is a minimal fee to cover the cost of materials.  Also, kids can complete our market scavenger hunt for a chance to win a Braintree Farmers Market T-Shirt while parents do their shopping.  Have fun searching for items sold at the market, while learning about healthy foods.  Win win!  Last but not least, the Thayer Public Library will be hosting two worm themed storytimes followed by a “wormy” craft.  Storytimes will start at 9:30 and 10:30.  Please arrive at the market early for this market to ensure you won't get stuck in parade traffic.  The parade starts at 11:45 and passes the market around noontime.  The Braintree Farmers Market is located in front of the Braintree Town Hall at 1 JFK Memorial Dr. Braintree.

Special events are sponsored in part by Sustainable Braintree and Braintree Electric Light Dept.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Strawberry Festival June 22nd 2013

Join us for Strawberry Shortcake as we celebrate the local strawberry harvest.
On Saturday, June 22nd, from 9 to 1, the Braintree Farmers Market is celebrating with a Strawberry Festival.  Farmers will have locally grown strawberries galore.  Enjoy freshly made Strawberry Shortcake under the events tent.  Live entertainment.

The Strawberry Festival is sponsored in part by Sustainable Braintree and Braintree Electric Light Dept.