Backyard Chicken Day Aug 22

Join Naturalist Melissa Kurkoski of the South Shore Natural Science Center for a talk about the basics of keeping backyard chickens under our events tent on Saturday August 22nd from 9 to 1. Her adventures in raising, caring for, and teaching with the Science Center’s engaging flock of hens has lead Melissa to utilize the many benefits of chickens beyond breakfast. Along with the basics of planning and preparing for chickens in your yard, we’ll talk about benefits from eggs and garden fertilizer to why chickens make great pets.

11 am-Backyard Chicken presentation in the events tent

 

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Celebrating Farmers Markets

National Farmers Market Week is August 2-8, 2015 and we’re giving out 25 free ‘I Heart Farmers Markets’ temporary tattoos to the first 25 market customers.   or..Make any donation to our EBT Matching Fund and receive a free tattoo.

Farmers Markets…

  • Preserve America’s rural livelihoods and farmland. Farmers markets provide one of the only low-barrier entry points for beginning farmers, allowing them to start small, test the market, and grow their businesses.
  • Stimulate local economies. Growers selling locally create 13 full time farm operator jobs per $1 million in revenue earned. Those that do not sell locally create 3.
  • Increase access to fresh, nutritious food. Several  studies have found lower prices for conventional and organic produce at farmers markets than at supermarkets. Due to this and other factors, 52% more SNAP households shop at farmers markets and from direct marketing farmers today than in 2011.
  • Support healthy communities. Farmers market vendors educate their shoppers. Four out of five farmers selling at markets discuss farming practices with their customers, and three in five discuss nutrition and how to prepare food.
  • Promote sustainability. Three out of every four farmers selling at farmers markets say they use practices consistent with organic standards.

GMO OMG Film Presentation

Join us for a FREE viewing of the documentary GMO OMG at the Thayer Public Library on Tuesday July 14 from 5:30-8:00. There will be light refreshments for everyone to enjoy before hand and the film will begin at 6:00. Hang around afterwards to ask questions, discuss the film and find ways to get involved with the campaign with local campaign coordinator, Rebecca Peters.  This event is sponsored by the Braintree Farmers Market.
For more info go to the film site: http://www.gmofilm.com/

Strawberry Festival June 20th

Braintree Farmers Market Strawberry Festival
When: Saturday, June 20, 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description:  Fresh local strawberries galore! C.N.Smith Farm will provide strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream. Many of our vendors will be creating products that use local, in-season strawberries. Tables & chairs will be provided under our Events Tent. Fresh picked, fragrant and juicy local strawberries will be available for purchase to take home as well.
BFM Strawberry Festival

Garden Like a Pro Seminar

Think Spring! Join us on Weds. April 15th, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm in the Johnson’s Chambers upstairs in the Braintree Town Hall. Adam Tedeschi will be presenting: Vegetable Seed-Starting and Transplant Production –Gardeners who start their own seeds have much greater variety selection as well as control over transplant quality and harvest dates. Participants will learn how to start their own seeds using a variety of methods, as well as the keys to growing high-quality transplants. It’s free!

Special Recognition

Braintree, MA, September 22, 2016 –This week marked the end of American Farmland Trust’s summer-long Farmers Market Celebration – an annual effort to rally support for local farms and family farmers by calling on shoppers to identify the best of America’s farmers markets and the Braintree Farmers Market was rated top 50 best in class nationwide and top 3 in Massachusetts. Thanks for voting for us!

Yoga

The Braintree Farmers Market would like to thank Chakra Power Yoga at 871 Washington Street Braintree for offering free yoga at the farmers’ market for the 2018 season.  Chakra Power Yoga is delighted to be back offering free, all-levels, outdoor classes every Saturday at 11am during the farmers’ market June thru August.  Bring your own mat or borrow one of theirs.  Meet on the green space just in front of Braintree Town Hall.

Job Position Available

The market is currently seeking to fill a Market Manager paid position. We’re looking for someone to manage the market for 22 Saturdays starting in June thru Sept for a 6 to 7 hr. shift. The position requires someone who enjoys working with others, is organized, enthusiastic, loves the BFM and can help with some physical tasks as well. Please send your resume and info to Jonathan at jonathans@braintreefarmersmarket.org

Thanksgiving Holiday Market-Nov 22nd

Essentially Coconut will be offering smaller jars (4oz) of coconut butters-They make awesome gifts.
Homestyle Caterers will be cooking up Turkey Pot Pies, as well as their Chicken Pot Pies, for this year’s Thanksgiving Market. Made fresh for each Market and sold warm, these pies can be eaten right away, or frozen and heated up later when you’re ready to serve them. Add a dollop of cranberry sauce on the side and you’re good to go….Yummy!
Lightning Willow Farm will have our beautiful shaving kits for sale on November 22nd! They include a hand thrown ceramic mug, handcrafted shaving puck soap, and 100% boar bristle brush. The perfect gift for the clean cut man in your life! As always, we will also have a great selection of other soaps and all natural skin care products!
Ephraim Turkeys

Ephraim Turkeys

The Braintree Thanksgiving Farmers Market has a special offering of fresh turkeys that are hormone-free and humanely-raised from Ephraim Farm in Vermont. Orders can be placed ahead, to assure you’ll get exactly what you want, or purchase a bird at the market on November 22nd, 2014.  Turkeys are $3.59 lb. and you can order 12-16 lb. small hen, 16-20 lb. hen or 20-24 lb. tom.  Special orders must be received by Nov 19th and will be confirmed by email or phone.  Your turkey will be available to pick up at the Braintree Thanksgiving Farmers Market.  Call farmers Steve & Esta Morse at 802-885-8798.  hayfarmr@hotmail.com

Ingemanson_GReatHarvest

Great Harvest Breads will have pies and dinner rolls for sampling and also for sale. They will also be taking orders and coming back up to do a drop off on Wednesday at a specified time, most likely mid afternoon. They will have apple, pumpkin and pecan pies, and brioche, pumpkin brioche, rosemary chive, cranberry orange and honey whole wheat dinner rolls.

EvaRuths gluten free bakery specials:
stuffing mix, apple and pumpkin pie, dinner rolls and pumpkin cake.  Call the bakery to place your Thanksgiving Day orders at 401-619-1924.

Thanksgiving Hayride

Thanksgiving Hayride

Join us in front of the Braintree Town Hall for the horse-drawn hayride from New Deal Farm.   Reminisce about the days when Braintree was an agrarian community as you clop around the market.

Celebrate with us at our last and biggest market of the season which includes ALL our 30+ local farmers, artisan food vendors and local crafters along with bluegrass music by the Four Bridges Band and a horse-drawn hayride right at the Braintree Town Hall-this event is sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union! Ye ha!

Liberty Bay Credit Union

Liberty Bay Credit Union

Make a Difference Day/Pumpkin Fest

Join us for our final outdoor Braintree Farmers Market for the 2014 season this Saturday, October 25th from 9 to 1, at the Braintree Town Hall.  This week bring your gently used items and donate them at our Make a Difference Day/Pumpkin Festival.  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 Sustainable Braintree.

Don’t forget, we’ll be hosting our grand finale at the Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers Market inside the town hall on Saturday, November 22nd, from 9 to 1.  This is our largest market of the season as we say ‘farewell’ for another year.  All of our vendors will be participating, including a few more local crafters.  This year we’re hosting a horse drawn hayride in front of the town hall as we reminisce about Braintree’s agrarian past.  Inside the town hall we’ll have blue grass music and a vast array of vendors to help you with your holiday menu filled with local foods and pick up a few locally crafted goods for gift-giving.  This is the event of the year so mark your calendars now.  The Thanksgiving Holiday Market is sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union.  See you on Saturday.