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"Here comes the sun ..."

We will be singing a happy tune this week and crossing our fingers that the only thing falling from the sky is rays of sunshine! Along with that sun comes an alphabet of abundance from our local farms, fields and orchards in the form of Beets, Bok choy, Carrots, Cucumbers, Cherries, Chard, Herbs, Kale, Peaches...all the way through to Zinneas and Zuchinni. Add prepared food, tinctures, teas and live music to the mix and you have all the ingredients for a community party!

What music, you ask? The incredible Peter Blanchette will be playing archguitar from 3-6:30pm! Read about Peter and see a full list of vendors below.

See you at the Market!

Tuesday Market Manager

Sweet Morning Farm has beautiful beets and bok choy this week, plus salad mix, kale, chard, carrots, scallions, garlic, flowers, pork, beef, and more!
Sweet Birch Herbals has a new item: Pregnancy Tea! A gentle nourishing blend of herbs for second and third trimesters and postpartum. Always organic and grown with love in Ashfield, MA. $10/ bag
From Crooked Stick Pops:

Last call for all Red, White, and Blueberry pop lovers! We are down to the final batch, so get ‘em this week! What do you think our next triple flavor pop should be? We’d love to hear your suggestions at the market.
Also making an appearance this week, Coconut+Raspberry, Blueberry Lavender, Strawberries and Cream, and of course Coconut Iced Coffee. See you Tuesday!

Michelle Bijou returns to the market this week!
Michelle Hallgren creates jewelry using components found while traveling: purple jade from Istanbul, Ukrainian Crystal, and dark blue Russian glass from Neah Bay, WA (Makah Tribe Museum). She also has access to “enhanced “ Czech glass that is a feature of her most recent work.

Happily mixing metal and glass, stone and acrylic, Michelle  sometimes includes a small found object or a bit of recycled jewelry, ensuring each piece is a one-of-a-kind.

Peter Blanchette plays from 3-6:30pm!

Guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor Peter Blanchette is known around the world as the inventor of the 11-string archguitar. His extraordinary repertoire of internationally acclaimed arrangements and compositions spans from the medieval, renaissance and baroque music  to World Music, New Music, and his own original pieces.  He performs and records in solo recital, and together with Mané Lareggla (of Madrid, Spain) as Archguitar Duo. Blanchette and Archguitar Duo also record and perform with selected other instrumentalists to form the Virtual Consort. Blanchette has been heard on hundreds of recordings, film and television scores, public radio in the US, Canada, Europe and across Asia, on his own 17 archguitar albums for the Dorian label and his own imprint, Archguitar Music.

Learn more and listen to Peter's music here:

 Grab a Loyalty Card and have it stamped each week at the purple market tent. After 6 stamps you can enter to win our monthly drawing of a Tuesday Market tote!

Vote for Grow Food Northampton's Tuesday Market in the American Farmland Trust/Farmers Market Coalition's 2021 Farmers Market Celebration Contest! It only takes a minute and Grow Food Northampton could win between $1,000 and $2,500!


Vendor Lineup for July 13, 2021:

*Crabapple Farm -produce, beef, eggs and plants

Cricket Creek Farm- artisanal cheese

Crooked Stick Pops- artisanal popsicles- online preorder available

Hungry Ghost Bread- variety of breads and pastries

Many Graces Farm- seasonal flower bouquets

Masa Mexicano- authentic Mexican cuisine - tortillas, chips, salsas, guacamole, soup and more 

Michelle Bijou Jewelry- one of a kind handcrafted jewelry 

*New England Wild Edibles -mushrooms, vegetables, spices, marinades, chaga chai 

Park Hill Orchard- fruit and value-added farm products

P'frogi by Irida - variety of handmade frozen pierogis

Red Barn Honey- honey, beeswax candles

*Red Fire Farm -wide variety of vegetables

Sage Meadow Farm- goat milk soap and body products

Sunrise Maple Farm -maple syrup and maple sugar - BULK syrup available, bring your own jar or buy one

Sweet Birch Herbals and Full Moon Ghee- variety of ghee, herbal teas, tinctures, fire cider, body products- pre-order online

*Sweet Morning Farm- pork, beef and vegetables

Underline Farm- pasture raised, organic fed poultry

Wingate Farm- variety of vegetables, flowers and eggs

*HIP Accepted

Tuesday Market joined up with Friends of Northampton Trails and is now a partner in their Bicycle Benefits Program. A great reason to bike to market!

How it works: Buy a $5 sticker at the purple market tent and put the sticker on your helmet. Every time you bike to market, stop by the purple tent to show your sticker and receive a $2.50 token as your weekly benefit. You can then spend your token on anything at the market! Thank you to Northampton Bicycle for sponsoring Bicycle Benefits at Tuesday Market! 

Every Tuesday
April 20- November 9, 2021

Between Thornes Marketplace and the Parking Garage, Downtown Northampton

SNAP at Tuesday Market

We have 2 ways that customers can use SNAP benefits at the market:

(1) HIP (Healthy Incentives Program) for Massachusetts SNAP users to buy fruits and vegetables from local farmers and receive an immediate reimbursement to their SNAP accounts of up to $40-$80 per month. We have several vendors who accept SNAP and HIP (see weekly vendor list). 

(2) SNAP Matching at the purple market tent allows customers to double up to $10 in SNAP benefits each week. Customers purchase tokens to use to shop for anything at the market that is SNAP eligible, including items not eligible for HIP reimbursement.

Any questions? Please ask us at the purple market tent where you can also double your SNAP dollars or click here for some Frequently Asked Questions

SNAP Matching at Tuesday Market in 2021 is generously funded by Florence-based business Valley Home Improvement and Baystate Health!

Thank you for helping to make local food more accessible to SNAP recipients.   

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