The first farmer's market of the year, Northampton Winter Fare
Saturday January 14th Marks the first farmer's market of the year. Even though the days are shorter and the ground is covered with snow, local farms are still busy providing sustenance for the valley.
From now on there are a host of Farmer's Markets on Saturday’s. They offer a fun winter weekend activity. As a bonus the market at Enterprise Farm is also open on Tuesday afternoon. This regional Food Shed is well worth the trip to explore. Shop local this winter and enjoy a new feast of flavors.
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Joe Swartz • Hi Julie (and everyone else!)
Each year, Winter Fare is a great market! Thank you all for supporting local farms.
In case anyone here does not know, the Meadow Street Farmer's Market, located in the Center of North Amherst, is a fully YEAR-ROUND farmer's market. We are here, in the Big Blue Barn, at Swartz Farm, 11 Meadow Street every Saturday from 10am-2pm.
We are in our second full year, and we have lots of great local family farms and food producers. Just a quick list of some of the things that you can find here each week (and all locally grown/produced): Fresh salad mix, lettuce, kale, chard, watercress, baby bok choi, Esselon Coffee, North Hadley Sugar Shack Maple products and gift baskets, Barstow's grass fed beef, Mapleline Milk, local eggs, cheeses, ice cream, soups, artisan breads, Aunt Elsies cookies,organic potatoes,onions,squash,beets, micro geens,free range chicken, pastries,pretzels (yes, pretzels!)Clarkdale's famous apples and pear cider (yes, pear cider)local music and much more. For more information, please visit www.SwartzFarmAmherst.com. We also have a weekly email newsletter.
If you are looking for the best local produce, including salads and greens harvested every day, please stop by!
Some recipes for those winter finds;
- Butternut Squash Pizza
- Julienned Vegetable Salad
- Roasted Root Vegetables with cider jus
- Chop Salad
- Sesame Kale
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