Coffee & Tea @ the Market

One of our newest vendors is Uncommon Grounds from Duxbury, MA.  This local coffee roaster is so small that we had a difficult time connecting with them since they did not have a phone number, website or email, but luckily, they found us and we’re thrilled to have their extensive selection of coffees from around the globe.  They roast their beans in small batches of 5 lbs. each to ensure that all their coffees have a superior flavor.  Purchase coffee either ground or whole bean in 1 lb. bags.  They also offer samplings of coffee so you try them out before you purchase.  Cups of freshly brewed coffee are also available.

This coming Saturday we will also have Notting Hall Specialty Teas joining the market.  Notting Hall offers selective custom blends of loose leaf teas from tea plantations around the world.  From classic greens to full-bodied blacks and caffeine-free tisanes.  Because they blend in small batches their teas are fresh and flavorful.  This vendor is at the market sporadically throughout the season so if you’re a tea lover this Saturday is your chance to stock up.  See you at the market.

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Exotic Mushrooms @ the Market

We’re celebrating the Fourth of July at the Braintree Farmers Market where each one of our vendors have been carefully selected to ensure that our customers will enjoy a wide selection of high quality local foods.  We have several new vendors this season including Rhode Island Mushroom Company who are growers and purveyors of exotic mushrooms.  Each week you have the opportunity to try different mushooms that are sure to please your palate with their unique flavors and textures.   RI Mushroom Company was formed in 2013 and they have been steadily growing mushrooms ever since.  They provide a vast assortment of mushrooms to high end restaurants and now you can purchase their wares right at the Braintree Farmers Market.  Their current varieties include blue oyster, crimini, golden oyster, king oyster, maitake, portobella and pioppino.  Sample an array of flavors at the market which has been a testing ground for local foods you’ll find no where else.
Please note that BELD provides solar power for free cold water in an effort to keep the market earth friendly.  The market operates every Saturday from 9 to 1 outside the Braintree Town Hall, One JFK Memorial Dr., Braintree,  rain or shine, hot or cold.  In the event of extreme weather conditions the market is moved inside the Braintree Town Hall.  Join us at the market and find out why this market has a loyal following.  Now is the peak season for fresh, healthy, local produce.

SNAP/EBT Program

Don’t forget our Braintree Farmers Market Moolah.  Enjoy the convenience of shopping with our own market currency which you can purchase with a credit/debit or EBT/SNAP card at the Market Manager Tent.  Market Moolah tokens can be used to purchase goods at the market without having to use cash or your credit/debit/EBT card with each individual vendor.Do you want to boost your SNAP/EBT dollars?  You can at the Braintree Farmers’ Market (BFM) as we start our new matching EBT Program.   The BFM is currently sponsoring a matching program. For every SNAP/EBT dollar spent the BFM will match it up to $15.  This will expire when the funds are gone.  Only one transaction per week.  Simply purchase your EBT tokens at the Market Manager tent and our cashier will handle the rest.

Would you like sponsor our SNAP/EBT matching token program?  For any amount, we will mention your name on our website, facebook and the market.  What a great way to help our community and help provide healthy market foods for everyone.  For more information on becoming a sponsor please contact us at food@braintreefarmersmarket.org  Thanks to everyone for supporting the Braintree Farmers Market.

Strawberry Festival June 21st

It’s strawberry season locally so be sure to get to the market early so you won’t miss out on these sweet & juicy jewels that come only for a short period of time. Purchase strawberries direct from a local grower and support our small farms.  This Saturday, June 21, the market will host a Strawberry Festival that has been gaining in popularity each year.  The events tent, sponsored by BELD, will be up and there will be tables and chairs provided for our visitors to sit and enjoy freshly made strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream created by the folks at Homestyle Caterers with strawberries from C.N. Smith Farm.  The Farmer’s Garden will have an entire tent filled with their strawberries fresh picked and ready to take home.  Other vendors will be creating their own strawberry-themed specialties in celebration of this fleeting season.  Live guitar and sax music by Aaron Belyea.
Don’t forget our Braintree Farmers Market Moolah.  Enjoy the convenience of shopping with our own market currency which you can purchase with a credit/debit or EBT/SNAP card at the Market Manager Tent.  Market Moolah tokens can be used to purchase goods at the market without having to use cash or your credit/debit/EBT card with each individual vendor.Do you want to boost your SNAP/EBT dollars?  You can at the Braintree Farmers’ Market (BFM) as we start our new matching EBT Program.   The BFM is currently sponsoring a matching program. For every SNAP/EBT dollar spent the BFM will match it up to $15.  This will expire when the funds are gone.  Only one transaction per week.  Simply purchase your EBT tokens at the Market Manager tent and our cashier will handle the rest.

Would you like sponsor our SNAP/EBT matching token program?  For any amount, we will mention your name on our website, facebook and the market.  What a great way to help our community and help provide healthy market foods for everyone.  For more information on becoming a sponsor please contact us at food@braintreefarmersmarket.org  Thanks to everyone for supporting the Braintree Farmers Market.

LUV the BFM

Join us on Opening Day June 14th as we celebrate the start of our 2014 season!  The market will operate every Saturday from 9 to 1 pm, rain or shine, thru October 25th with the Special Holiday Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 22nd, 2014.

The Braintree Farmers Market has become a cherished event where friends & neighbors meet to find local farms and foods along with educational and special events that are enriching our community.  Please consider supporting the educational and charitable activities of the Braintree Farmers Market.  Please check out the details on our brand new website: https://braintreefarmersmarket.org/sponsors/contribute/

We thank every single one of you who have been a part of our success!

Plans for the 2014 Market

The Braintree Farmers Market is currently in the planning stages for the 2014 season.  We’re working hard at bringing the best farmers’ market ever to Braintree.

Seeking Volunteers

Volunteers are the main ingredient for the success of the Braintree Farmers Market! We’re always looking for volunteers to help out at the market with specific tasks on market days and special events. If you think you have a special talent that would compliment the farmers market we would love to hear from you.  We especially need help setting up before the market opens and tearing down after the market closes.

Please email Pepe at secretarypepe@netscape.net. or sign up at the Market Manager Tent.  To learn more visit our Volunteer page.

Welcome to Braintree Farmer’s Market

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