As the season shifts, and though we say goodbye to some of our farmers, others layer up for another November at Market.
Folks will still get to say “good morning” to Kim Callahan and her crew from Lobenstein Farm, while picking up some squash or sweet potatoes. Mike at Idyllwild will still crack some sly smiles, and Kate from Stock Up For Health will be selling her bone broths through the year. Shoppers looking to add a little heat to their fall favorites are advised to stop and talk exotic hot pepper varieties with Ted at Baby Red Pepper Co, and speaking of hot peppers--Nay Nay’s jalepeño bread (and other varieties) will continue to tantalize the winter taste buds. Carriage House Farm will remain in the shed through the month, so stop by to get some honey, vinegar, radishes, or winter lettuces from Greg; Steve and Linda will be slinging soap right beside him. Daniel’s Dog Treats will move back into the Farmshed from Elder St., so don’t forget to say “hi” to Doris, and treat your four-legged friends to something different. Leanne of Deep Blue Art will offer paintings throughout the month, White Oak Valley Farm will keep you stocked up with zucchini and squash-based pizza crusts and corn bread, and Earth Source Produce will keep the colors on your plate bright, and varied.
Seasonal ciders will flow from Backyard Orchard, and even though the season’s over, Dennis will probably still be in the mood to talk baseball, and Martin from Bezold Farms will be eager to talk about dinner options made available with his squash and Berkshire pork. Gary from The Pickled Pig will keep both the ferments and the jokes coming, and Abby and Tom will stock the shed with the late season bounty of Turner Farm’s high tunnels. The Scott brothers will continue their Abbott and Costello routine through Thanksgiving, and Gail of A “Mother’s Touch” Cakes offers sweet treats for the rest of your stroll through Market, or to take home for later. Brian and Natalie of Peace + Love Eatery are back for November, as are Toncia and Estevan of ETC Produce + Provisions. Speaking of notable returns, bon retour à Frédéric Baudry--les croissants nous ont manqué. Finally, keep your eyes peeled for the addition of mushroom vendors, jellies and jams, yeast rolls, and pie--oh my!--as well as the transition of some Elder St. vendors into the shed before the month’s end.
Don’t forget, Thanksgiving is this month, even though it still feels like summer just ended. The Framshed will be open the Wednesday before, with many of your favorite vendors offering the freshest seasonal produce and baked goods for your family’s table. We are thankful to share the season with you!