Title /blog/posts/2017/04/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:18:15 -0400 Greenfield Farmer Market Opening Day This Saturday https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/04/25/greenfield-s-farmer-market-opening-day-this-saturday/ <h1 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/unnamed.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left; width: 288px; height: 198px;">Start Saturdays Fresh! Greenfield Farmers&#39; Market Opening Day</h1> <h1 style="text-align: center;">Saturday, April 29th!&nbsp;</h1> <p>Over 25 vendors are happily returning this year! The market continues to offer a wide variety of locally grown and produced farm products and local artisans. Farmers will have plenty of starter vegetable plants, hanging baskets, perennial and annual flower plants, herb plants, culinary herbs, mixed greens, baby spinach,&nbsp;arugula, maple syrup, honey, cheese, mushrooms, homemade jams, fresh baked breads, cookies, grass-fed lamb, beef, goat, poultry, pork, kettle corn, locally grown and produced hard cider, goats milk soap, and so much more!&nbsp;</p> <p>As the season progresses, there will be an extensive variety of other vegetables along with a wide range of fruit and non-food items such as fresh-cut flowers, herbal skin care products, eco-friendly cleaning products, yarn, sheep skins, and artisan vendors that vary each week.<br><br><u><img height="250" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/CazBSNFqx2LRp_Cst-m3ycNCaJqt5EoKDioGaP4X_7_Wt2nEIUlPmAaZVIFnZd2fBEqnrQf_2YlLXZgsjjLjax2mYIUHEUuuyg3KeW8jsFAKq0_cYjUPzaYQzvlDx81JSU_GZLZxQBEEBv6QLXiLrHETWD4JIf4gyAhWM4E=s0-d-e1-ft" tabindex="0" width="250"></u></p> <p><strong><u>Vendors that will be at our first market:</u></strong></p> <p>Hart Farm<br> Johnson Farm<br> Just Roots&nbsp;<br> PK Industries<br> Balky Farm&nbsp;<br> Sunrise Farm&nbsp;<br> Parish Hill Creamery&nbsp;<br> The&nbsp;Atherton Farm<br> Bostrom Farm<br> Rainbow Harvest Farm&nbsp;<br> JuJuBee Farm<br> Fungi Ally<br> Hattapon&#39;s Thai Kitchen<br> M &amp; G Kettle Korn&nbsp;<br> Hungry Ghost Bread<br> Hearthstone Artisan Bakery<br> The Spelt Flour Bakery<br> Melnik SweetBee Apiary<br> Sage Farm<br> Eden Pond Farm<br> Dr. Cookie<br> Shoestring Farm&nbsp;<br> Lyonsville Farm<br> Western Woods Coffee<br> Pierce Street Iron Works<br> Artbug Illustrations</p> <p><br> This weekend<strong>&nbsp;Tom Gizzi</strong>&nbsp;will play an&nbsp;acoustic set of covers from different eras in front of Town Hall from&nbsp;10 am-12:30 pm.&nbsp;The market also has some great things planned for our&nbsp;<strong>pre-Mother&rsquo;s day market on&nbsp;May 13th</strong>&nbsp;with a&nbsp;<strong>Plant a Pansy for Mom Day</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; kids of all ages are welcome to stop by the market manager&rsquo;s booth to plant a pansy to take home from&nbsp;8:30am-12:00pm.<br><br> The market will also continue the SNAP &amp; Save program with up to a $5 SNAP match on all approved SNAP purchases for the first two weeks of the season as SNAP customers settle into the new statewide Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). HIP will allow SNAP customers to double their SNAP dollars when they purchase fruit and vegetables from Farmers that are equipped to accept SNAP directly at their market booth. Currently Just Roots is set up with HIP, so please be sure to visit them for your fruit and vegetable purchases to get the double matching benefit prior to making your other purchases from the market. Other fruit and vegetable vendors will be set up with their own EBT machines that will allow them to accept SNAP purchases directly from customers. We&rsquo;ll let you know as they are up and running. Once customers make their initial purchase they can then purchase any eligible SNAP foods with the incentive earned from purchasing approved HIP fruits and vegetables! &ldquo;When a SNAP customer swipes their SNAP/EBT card for fruit and vegetable purchases, an equal amount of incentive funds are immediately and automatically added back to their cards, up to the monthly cap. For example, if a family uses their SNAP benefits to buy $15 of fresh produce at a farmers&rsquo; market, a credit of $15 will be immediately returned to their EBT card.&rdquo; Find out more about HIP at:&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://greenfieldfarmersmarket.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u%3Daf1ce6d95bc7ce11b3bb18c08%26id%3Dfd05f92515%26e%3De2c23a78a0&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1493201407812000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEAmbTigXfJ7z4g2gAKHBt79qZVWA" href="http://greenfieldfarmersmarket.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=af1ce6d95bc7ce11b3bb18c08&amp;id=fd05f92515&amp;e=e2c23a78a0" target="_blank">http://www.mass.gov/agr/<wbr></wbr>massgrown/hip.htm</a></p> Community Greenfield Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:18:15 -0400