Due to severe weather conditions predicted for tomorrow March 2, 2019 we have decided to postpone the Braintree Winter Farmers’ Market until next Saturday March 9, 2019 from 9 to 1. Rather than jeopardize your safety we feel that this will be the best solution going forward. The Braintree Town Hall auditorium has been booked for next Saturday so we are good to go. Sorry about the inconvenience but we hope you ALL can make it next Saturday.
When: Saturday Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, 2019, 9 AM – 1 PM Where: Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree Description: Due to popular demand we are now hosting four farmers markets during the winter and spring months. The Braintree Farmers Market will be held inside the Braintree Town Hall Cahill Auditorium. Support your favorite vendors, meet new vendors and enjoy your favorite local foods throughout the year.
Horse-drawn Hayride during the Thanksgiving Market sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union.
Braintree Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers Market
NEW OR QUALITY USED ITEMS: Bikes not Bombs: Bicycles, bike parts and bike accessories (broken items OK but no rust; no scooters or motorized bikes) Please make a tax-deductible donation of $10.00 per bike to fund the shipping of the bike overseas
Kids’ Clothes Closet: Fall and winter clothing (infant to high school)
Cradles to Crayons: Children’s clothing (new/like new), books, toys & games, crib & twin size bedding, pack-n-plays, stroller & car seats less than 5 yrs old. New feeding & safety equipment, packaged diapers & hygiene items
Quincy Animal Shelter: Old sheets and blankets
Marge Crispin Center: Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap), non-perishable food, paper goods (including napkins and paper towels), laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, diapers, sanitary items, baby wipes
Cell Phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers
Eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight
MISCELLANEOUS: Soda can tabs for Shriners hospitals, Box Tops for Education, wine corks, old keys for keyforhope.org, Campbell’s labels
See baystatetextiles.com for a full list of items:
Stuffed animals, worn clothing, old linens, towels, blankets, curtains; Old shoes, sneakers and boots; Old accessories, belts, ties, backpacks and purses.
The Braintree Farmers Market is currently being organized for the 2017 season. We’re looking forward to providing our community with another abundant harvest of local foods and farms. Our committee is in the midst of signing on our past vendors and recruiting new ones that we think will add more diversity to our high quality local food products. If you think you would like to become a vendor please fill out our Potential Vendor Survey with your information. If the committee determines that your products would make a good fit you will be contacted and sent our applications. The market only allows happy vendors with a sense of humor. NO crafts. The BFM has already reached it’s capacity for produce growers but will still consider artisan foods made locally. All prepared foods must be made in commercially permitted kitchens, vendors must present proof of insurance for your business, and obtain a temporary food permit from the Braintree Board of Health. The Town of Braintree has approved Farmer Wine tasting at the market and we are presently seeking farmer wine vendors to join our lineup.
Volunteers are the reason for the success behind the Braintree Farmers Market. We’re always looking for folks to help out at the market with specific tasks on market days and special events. If you think you have a unique talent that would compliment the farmers market, or would simply like to pitch in, we would love to hear from you. Join our dynamic and devoted team that brings local farms and foods to Braintree with a flair for environmental issues. Questions or comments? Email Pepe at email@example.com.
The Braintree Farmers Market hosts one Community Tent which includes a table and chairs, available every week for the use by a local, non-profit, community organization (free of charge). The market is currently organizing the Community Tent for the 2017 season. Please review the Rules and if you think your organization may benefit from this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited.
The Braintree Farmer’s Market would like to thank the following companies and organizations that help the BFM through their generous support. Please be sure to return the favor by thanking them with your patronage.
On Opening Day/June 17th Braintree Cooperative Bank will be handing out complimentary herb seedling plants grown by Second Nature Farm while supplies last. Liberty Bay Credit Union has made a pledge to our Matching Funds EBT Program to help make our healthy foods accessible to all income levels. For every $15 of EBT tokens purchased the market matches it with another $15. Liberty Bay Credit Union has been a generous sponsor for the Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Market. A YUGE Thanks to Braintree Electric Light Department for sponsoring the Braintree Farmers Market Local Musicians Series for the 2017 season. BELD also donated the events tent to the Braintree Farmers Market that is used for our Special Events.
Thanks to EVERYONE who supports the Braintree Farmers Market and stay tuned!
Public Power Week this year with a special tent at the Braintree Farmers Market Oct. 1.
Join Braintree Electric Light Dept. at the Farmers Market between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, on the Town Hall Mall. Shoppers can visit with BELD staff, who will answer questions about our solar energy project and BELD Broadband offerings. Also, a representative from www.braintreedriveselectric.com will be on hand to show off an electric vehicle (EV), take signups for test drives, and provide information on BELD’s new EV program. Kids can pick up a hardhat and explore the bucket truck—parents are encouraged to bring a camera. There will be a “Taste of the Farmers Market” drawing just for Braintree residents (look for the entry form in BELD’s Bright Ideas newsletter with September electric bills).
Khrysti Smyth (AKA The Chickeness) has been an urban backyard chicken farmer since 2009 and is the founder of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens. With a lifetime of animal husbandry, five years as a veterinary technician, and two degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Khrysti offers a wide range of services including classes, chicken care trainings, coop and chicken consultations, chicken brokering, chicken/farm sitting, help with permits, coop building and installation, monthly maintenance and health check-up services, and even chicken and farm sitting! Lately she has been a strong advocate for your chickens helpful role as garden work-birds – happily consuming all your weeds, bugs, thinned seedlings, dead leaves, grass cuttings, etc., and turning it all into amazing compost –while still adding delicious and healthy egg protein to your homegrown bounty!
This event is free!