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!
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.