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!
Braintree Farmers Market Clam and Lobster Feast-This Saturday from 9 to 1 Sept 3, 2016. Serving starting at 10 am-or thereabouts.
FRESH CATCH PRESENTS: We will be cooking right there on site
1lb of steamers 9.00
2lbs of steamers 17.00
1 ¼ lbs Steamed Lobster 9.00
Twin lobsters 18.00
Clam Chowder 5.00
Lobster Bisque 5.00
Lobster Salad finger Roll 6.00
Corn on the Cob 1.00
Homemade Stuffed Quahogs 1.99
Littlenecks on ½ shell 1.00
Oysters on ½ shell 1.50
NEW ENGLAND CLAM BAKE comes with 1 CT lobster, 1 lb. steamers, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, onions and seasoning 20.00
Find out why so many folks LOVE this special event!
The Braintree Farmers Market has been selected from farmers’ markets across the country to participate in a Kids’ Power Of Produce Club sponsorship from the Farmers Market Coalition and Chipotle. Each Saturday throughout the month of August we will be hosting a Power of Produce Tent at the market from 9:30-11:30am. Bring your kids to participate in activities designed to encourage healthy eating. Kids who complete activities will be rewarded with a $5 voucher to be used to purchase produce from our farmers. Mark your calendars!
It’s getting so close we can almost taste it. Join us on Opening Day and our Strawberry Festival under our events tent. Lollycake Ladies will be serving up freshly made Strawberry Shortcakes with local strawberries from C.N. Smith Farm. The market will also be kickin’ off our 2016 Local Musicians Series sponsored by BELD. All your favorite farmers and vendors will be here with a few new ones too. You won’t want to miss this one!
For the first time ever the Braintree Cooperative Bank will be giving away herb seedlings grown by Second Nature Farm. As a neighborly gesture the Braintree Cooperative Bank will be handing our young herb plants for your garden or window box so that you can enjoy fresh herbs with your market foods. Get to the market early as they are available while supplies last.
Lollycake Ladies will be celebrating the opening of the Braintree Farmers Market and the Strawberry Festival with a classic Strawberry Shortcake. Its a simple but tasty combination of biscuit, strawberries and cream that will definitely start your summer off right! The shortcake recipe has been handed down through the generations and its buttery, light, fluffy and delicious. The strawberries are from local and fellow vendor C.N. Smith Farm.
See you on Saturday June 18, 2016 from 9 to 1 at the Braintree Town Hall Mall in Braintree, MA. Try us out once and you’ll be back every Saturday.
On November 21, 2015 from 9 to 1pm celebrate the end of the Farmer’s Market season with a full harvest for your holiday table. The market will be located inside and in front of the Braintree Town Hall and includes ALL of our 30+ local farmers, artisan food vendors and local crafters. Bluegrass music by Frank Drake and Company with a horse-drawn hayride. www.braintreefarmersmarket.org This event is sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union! Ye ha!
QUALITY USED ITEMS:
Friends of Thayer Public Library:Books,, DVDs and CDs, (no cassettes
or VHS tapes)
Bikes Not Bombs
Bicycles, Bike Parts & Bike Accessories (broken items ok but no rust;
no scooters or motorized bikes)
Kids’ Clothes Closet
Fall and winter clothing (infant to high school)New England Wildlife Center:
Aquariums, filters, heaters, food bowls, animal toys and
cages/crates, old towels, Dry dog food, Reptomin turtle food, bleach
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
Interfaith Social ServicesAdult Clothing & Accessories, Household
Items (especially dishes and small appliances) & Children’s Toys
Stuffed Animals, Worn clothing,
Old Linens, Towels, Blankets & Curtains Old Shoes, Sneakers & Boots
Old Accessories, Backpacks & Purses
Cell Phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers
Eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight
Soda can tabs for Shriners hospitals, Box Tops for Education, wine
corks, old keys for keyforhope.org
The event is hosted by Sustainable Braintree and the Town of
Braintree and sponsored this year by Rockland Trust Company. In
exchange for donated articles, pick up a free pumpkin, while
quantities last. Pumpkins are grown by C.N. Smith Farm and sponsored by Rockland Trust Company.
Braintree Electric Light Dept. will join us at the Braintree Farmers Market between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 on the Town Hall Mall. Shoppers can visit with BELD staff, who will answer questions about their solar energy project and BELD Broadband offerings. Kids can pick up a hardhat and explore the bucket truck—parents are encouraged to bring a camera. There will be free apple cider and 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).