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 2019 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.

Fall Flavors @ the Market

Only three more outdoor markets in October (10/11, 10/18 and 10/25), Saturdays from 9 to 1, (rain or shine) and then the Special Indoor Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 22 are left for the 2014 season.  Please come and support local farms at the market while you can and use up all your Market Moolah that you’ve been squirreling away.  The market continues to host a wide variety of local farmers and small artisan food vendors with an autumn harvest of produce and foods that include the flavors of Fall, such as pumpkin, apple and spices.  Homestyle Caterers provides us with hot Chicken Pot Pies, Stuffed Peppers and King Tut’s Lentil Soup.  Now is the time to stock your pantry for the long cold months ahead.
Start putting aside gently used items and donate them at our Make a Difference Day/Pumpkin Festival market on Oct. 25th.  Sustainable Braintree is sponsoring this event and 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 from C.N. Smith Farm.  Many thanks to Sustainable Braintree.
The Braintree Farmers Market is please to announce that Liberty Bay Credit Union has pledged $500 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 will also be the sponsor for our upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday Market on Nov. 22nd, 2014. Many thanks to Liberty Bay Credit Union.

BELD Celebrates @ the Market

Mike Ford can tell you all about electric cars at the market.
Braintree Electric Light Dept. (BELD) will have a special presence this Saturday, Oct. 4th from 9 to 1, at the Braintree Farmers Market.  BELD is celebrating national Public Power Week and Customer Appreciation Day at the market.  BELD customers can visit with BELD staff who will answer your questions about their new solar energy project and broadband offerings.  To promote the viability of solar energy BELD has been powering a water cooler and amplification for our musicians with a solar-powered generator every Saturday at the market. Kids are encouraged to pick up a hardhat and explore the bucket truck.  There will be free apple cider from C.N. Smith Farm along with a free drawing for Braintree residents to win a ‘Taste of the Market’ gift basket.  Fill out the entry form in BELD’s Bright Ideas newsletter included in September’s electric bill and drop it off at BELD’s tent at the market.
Thanks to a sponsorship by BELD the farmers’ market has expanded it’s music program to present music every Saturday not just on special event dates.  This coming Saturday enjoy the acoustic tunes of Ray Papile.

We Need You!

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. With the change of the seasons many of our college and high school student volunteers are back to class and we are now experiencing a shortage of help.  Pitching in for even less than hour can be a huge assistance.  The market is a neighborhood event run by volunteers and can only operate with the support of our local community.  We can be reached by emailing us at food@braintreefarmersmarket.org or signing up at the Market Manager Tent or fill out the form on our Volunteer page at www.braintreefarmersmarket.org.  If you think you have a special talent that would compliment the farmers market we would love to hear from you.
The Braintree Farmers Market will continue to operate on Saturdays from 9 to 1 thru the month of October with the special indoor Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 22, 2014.  The Fall harvest is in full swing with apples, pumpkins, cider, tomatoes, corn, mums and more.  Join us each week at the Braintree Town Hall at 1 JFK Memorial Drive Braintree, MA.  See you on Saturday.

Thayer Public Library @ the Market

Library Day at the Farmer’s Market will be on Saturday, September 13 from 9 to 1 under the events tent. This event kicks off the 15th anniversary celebration of the current library building.  On display will be historic photos from the original library buildings and mosaics created by members of Thayer’s Teen Advisory Group. They’ll also have a face painter, a scavenger hunt, and a drop in craft for kids. If you complete the scavenger hunt on Library Day, you can drop it off at the library for a free small prize. Be sure to check out the library’s website for more upcoming events to celebrate 140 years of community connections, 15 years through these doors.
The Braintree Farmers Market has been enjoying a remarkable 2014 season and will continue to operate through the month of October with a Special Indoor Thanksgiving Market on November 22nd.  The fall harvest season is already upon us and there’s plenty of fresh corn, tomatoes, peaches, apples, a variety of squashes, pumkins, plants, herbs and much more, all grown locally right here in southeastern Massachusetts.  Fresh baked goods, including a wide variety of breads, rolls, croissants, pretzels, scones, cupcakes, pies, whoopie pies, tea breads, baklava, cake pops, cookies, macarons and more.  From an extensive selection of seafood to hormone and antibiotic-free beef, pork, lamb, along with free range chicken and eggs.  Locally made soaps and lotions, jams, honey, relishes, pickles, pastas, cheeses, wines from local vineyards, locally roasted coffees, teas, mushrooms, Vermont maple syrup, olive oils, vinegars, sauces, ice cream, and an assortment of deliciously prepared foods that are ready to eat.  The market offers a Market Moolah program which are tokens purchased with credit/debit or EBT cards and used as currency with our vendors and farmers for shopping convenience.  The Braintree Farmers Market is brought to you by the efforts of volunteers who recognize the value of local foods, environmental issues and, most importantly, the strong sense of community that has blossomed in our efforts to bring this event to Braintree.  The market runs on Saturdays from 9 to 1, rain or shine, in front of the Braintree Town Hall.  In the event of severe weather conditions the market will be moved inside the town hall auditorium.  Thanks to everyone who supports this labor of love and, if you have never been to the market, now is the perfect time to try us out.  The market is currently looking for volunteers.  If you would like to help us out please email us at food@braintreefarmersmarket.org.  See you on Saturday.

Earth Celebration Sept 6th

Sustainable Braintree will host its Earth Celebration on Saturday, September 6th on the common in front of the Braintree Town Hall in conjunction with the Braintree Farmers Market.   They look forward to continuing their mission to demonstrate the steps Braintree, and our surrounding communities, are taking to create a greener environment and build a stronger community.

This year’s theme is “Earth Day – Every Day” with a special focus on learning opportunities for our youth.  With interactive displays for Recycling, Energy and the Community Garden, Sustainable Braintree will have educational tables inside the events tent to educate on how to be more earth friendly, to make “Earth Day – Every Day”.  In attendance this year will be Friends of Holly Hill Farms with a worm bin, New England Wildlife Center bringing “Curious” the tortoise, a bearded dragon, a blue tongue skint, and either a boa constrictor or a python.  Storyteller Peter Reilly who will be sharing his book “Hanging with the Hangers”,

Sustainable South Shore will be distributing flyers for the Pilgrim Coalition and the Kingston New Energy Conservation Grant Program, Lynn Wolbarst, a representative from the Bottle Bill ballot campaign, will update all the progress of this initiative, Amanda Sebert from Clean Water Action and the Master Gardeners will feature children’s activities.   Visit Sustainable Braintree’s informational table.  Now is the time to join this amazing organization and learn about their contributions to the community over the past six years. Tickets will be on sale for the Heritage Day Farm to Table Dinner Sustainable Braintree is sponsoring in partnership with The Braintree Historical Society on September 20, 2014 from 6:30 -10:30 P.M. This event will be catered by Anthony Columbus and feature locally grown produce from the farms at the Braintree Farmers Market; C.N. Smith Farm, Second Nature Farm and Farmer’s Garden.

The Earth Celebration is sponsored by Sustainable Braintree.

Clam & Lobster Feast Aug 30

Believe it or not it’s Labor Day Weekend and that time of year again when we dig out the bibs and nutcrackers to celebrate the end of summer with the Annual Clam & Lobster Feast in conjunction with the Braintree Farmers Market on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 from 9 to 1 pm..  Fresh Catch Seafood puts on a traditional New England style banquet that can’t be beat that will have you reminiscing this winter about our carefree summer days at the market.  The big events tent, donated by BELD, will be up and we’ll have tables and chairs that were possible through a generous donation from Wamps Pizzeria in the Granite Plaza.  Join us in front of the Braintree Town Hall and enjoy fresh seafood cooked to order al fresco before the cool breezes start to send us back inside.  This event is sponsored in part by Fresh Catch Seafood.

Fresh Catch will set up their kitchen right on the town hall green and prepare steamers, lobsters and the entire Clam & Lobster Feast which includes steamers, lobsters, onions, potatoes and corn.  They’ll also have New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque, stuffed Quahogs, Lobster Salad Rolls, little necks and oysters on the half shell and much more.  Live music will be provided by the very talented Carlo V’ Ramos.  Project Have Hope will also be on board with their hand-crafted items created by the women of the Acholi District of Uganda.  This is the event we’ve been waiting for all year.
The Braintree Farmers Market operates every Saturday from 9 to 1 in front of the Braintree Town Town at 1 JFK Memorial Dr. through October with a Special Holiday Thanksgiving Farmers Market on November 22nd.  Please leave your pets at home while visiting the market.  See you on Saturday.