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Events October 2018

10/02/2018 (Tuesday)

Greenfield Farmers' Market

Time: (8:00am - 12:30pm)

Saturdays (Rain or Shine)

43rd Season

Since 1975, the Greenfield Farmers' Market has provided an open-air community marketplace for fresh, high-quality local agricultural products and crafts in Franklin County. Surrounded by some of the nation's most fertile farmland, the Greenfield farmers' Market has grown into one of the largest, most diverse farmers' markets in the Pioneer Valley. all of the products at the market are grown or produced by the farmers and craftspeople selling them.

Locally grown vegetables and fruits, Pasture-raised meats and eggs, Farmstead cheeses, Maple syrup and honey, Cut flowers and seasonal bedding plants, Artisan bread and baked goods, Handmade crafts, Live music and Cooking demos. For a complete list of vendors and a calendar of events please visit the website.

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Toddler Time - North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' programs

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your little ones.

1-2 stories with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

Toddler Time / Story Time - 2nd floor Youth Service Department

Suitable for Ages birth to -3 years old, siblings welcome

for more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

10/03/2018 (Wednesday)

Pre-school Story Time & Ctaft- North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' program

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your liitle ones. It's story time, several stories read and time to share ideas and thoughts as well as crafts.

2nd floor Youth Service Department

Pre-school Story Time suitable for ages Ages 3-6 years olds, siblings welcome

For more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

Turners Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

greatfallsfarmersmarketturners.blogspot.com

Conway Farmers Market

The Farmers Market offers a variety of locally grown and locally made products! Meats, eggs,  vegetables, maple syrup, homemade bread, jams and pickles and other delicious items! Firewood and so much more!

10/04/2018 (Thursday)

Orange Farmers' Market

Time: (3:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

New this year a Kids Corner Activities Tent

facebook.com/orangefarmersmarket

Northfield Farmers' Market

Time: (3:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters.The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

Who's at the market: Bloody Brook Farm (South Derfield), Chee Chee Mamook (Northfield), Coyote Hill Farm (Bernardston), Wells Tavern Farm (Shelburne), Dancing Bear Farm & Leyden Glen Lamb (Leyden) & Cheshire Garden (Winchester.NH) and many more - Changes weekly

10/05/2018 (Friday)

Shelburne Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Drop by for some fresh, local vegetables from our wonderful growers. Purchase fresh, home-made bread and other treats.  Pick up your local, pasture raised eggs and meat.  Find hand-spun wools and other hand-made gifts.   Every week we will have musicians playing on the green, you are invited to come dance, play, eat or just relax and enjoy your Friday evening with us.

One Friday each month is dedicated to a special market day:

Shelburne’s 250th Celebration – June 22
Children’s Day – July 27
Customer Appreciation Day- August 24
Fiber Day – September 28
Cider Day – October 12

Please visit our Facebook page for more updates on the market, our vendors, and our special days!

Westminster Farmers Market

The Westminster Farmers' Market is committed to enhancing their local economy by bringing together local food producers and making their products easily available to the public.

Grass-fed beef, Pastured Pork, Goat Cheese, Cheddars and Goudas, Milk, Artisan Breads, fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, seedlings,eggs, artisan soaps, handcrafted cutting boards, bird houses, jewelry, alpaca wool, household items and crafts, fudge, wood-fired pizza, pesto, salsa, ice cream

www.westminstermafarmersmarket.com 

www.facebook.com/pg/Westminster-Farmers-Market-133750303302808

 

Entertainment at the Gazebo in Westminster

Every Friday afternoon local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the Westminster Farmers market hoping, Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music

2018 Schedule 

May 4th Nate Grigos
May 11th Jeff Mendoza
May 18th TBD
May 25th Sean Ryder
June 1th Joe Reidy
June 8th Sean Fullerton
June 15th Ed Bogan
June 22th Nate Grigos
June 29th Ed Bogan
July 6th Mary and Dick Dale
July 13th Hip Swayers
July 20th Nate Grigos
July 27th Joe Reidy
Aug 3th Sean Fullerton
Aug 10th Jeff Mendoza
Aug 17th Sean Ryder
Aug 24th Hip Swayers
Aug 31th Ed Bogan
Sept 7th  Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14th  Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21th  Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28th  Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5th Joe Reidy
Oct 12th Ed Bogan
Oct 19th  Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26th Marc Rouleau

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations and/or weather related issues)

About the Entertainers

ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE: Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!

ED BOGAN: Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.

MARY AND DICK DALE: Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts.   They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile.   Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/

SEAN FULLERTON: Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37

NATE GRIGOS: Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed.  Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe

THE HIP SWAYERS: Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.  They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours. webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/  ; facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/; youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY

JEFF MENDOZA: From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.

JOE REIDY:  Joe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.  His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.  Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.  The Wachusett Jazz website is:  www.wachusettjazz.com. His Myspace website is:  www.myspace.com/joereidymusic 

MARC ROULEAU:  Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.  Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 

SEAN RYDER: Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".

KATHRYN SWANTEE:  Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16.  Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in. 

 

Petersham Farmer Market

Time: (10:00am - 1:00pm)

At the Petersham Friday Market, more than a dozen local farm families and crafters offer organic produce, fresh corn and other produce, locally raised meat, chicken, local eggs, local honey, baked goods, home-baked dog cookies, herbal remedies, handmade soaps and other craft items. The menu of choices changes with the seasons.
Also promotes programs offered by Petersham Grange 95 and by local healthcare and social service accessible place from which those groups can deliver information to the public.
The Friday Market offers its program of free music each Friday 

Entertainment at the Gazebo in Westminster

Every Friday afternoon local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the Westminster Farmers market hoping,Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music

2018 Schedule

Sept 7th Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14th Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21th Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28th Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5th Joe Reidy
Oct 12th Ed Bogan
Oct 19th Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26th Marc Rouleau

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations and/or weather related issues)

About the Entertainers

ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE:Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!

ED BOGAN:]Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.

MARY AND DICK DALE:Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts. They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile. Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/

SEAN FULLERTON:Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37

NATE GRIGOS:Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe

THE HIP SWAYERS:]Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours.webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/;facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/;youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY

JEFF MENDOZA:From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.

JOE REIDY:oe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.The Wachusett Jazz website is:www.wachusettjazz.com.His Myspace website is:www.myspace.com/joereidymusic

MARC ROULEAU: Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 

SEAN RYDER:Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".

KATHRYN SWANTEE: Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16. Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in.

 

10/06/2018 (Saturday)

Ashfield Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your sense

Who's at the market: Atherton Farm(Buckland), Bear Meadow Apiary, Bear Swamp Orchards, Bug Hill Berry & Flower Farm, Sangha Fram/Tava Cheese, Sidehill Farm, Springwater Farm & Steady Lane Farm (Ashfield) Manda Organic Farm (Plainfield) Changes weekly

Facebook.com/ashfieldfarmersmarket

Athol Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

facebook.com/athol-farmers-market

Williamstown Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The Williamstown Farmers Market provides a lovely setting for community gathering and interaction with local growers, artisans, producers, bakers and food-makers. We welcome Williamstown residents and visitors to share in our vendors’ wealth of knowledge and skills, to learn more about and support local agriculture and production.

Bring relatives, friends, and the kind stranger you just met along with you to the market, where you’ll find a wide variety of wonderful products. See the vibrant colors of our farmers vegetables, feel the soft yarns of knit clothes, smell the delicious breads, admire the workmanship of sturdy pottery and delicate jewelry, taste samples of maple candy and hickory syrup, hear lovely instrumental music, and experience so much more!

North Adams Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The city of North Adams Farmers Market happens for 20 weeks from early June through late October. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market is a producer-only market offering a variety of fruits, vegetables and more for those looking for delicious and healthy eating alternatives. Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers, meat, skincare and artisan crafts. The market proudly accepts SNAP

Live acoustic music is featured at the market from 10 a.m. to noon.


facebook.com/north-adams-farmers-market

Bernardston Farmers' Market

Time: (10:00am - 1:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters.The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses. (note the new location on the grounds of Kringle Candle)

 

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon 4:30 PM 12:00

September 15th & 16th

September 22nd & 23rd

September 29th & 30th

October 6th & 7th

October 13th & 14th

October 20th & 21st

October 27th & 28th

People everywhere in the world have used brooms for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles, to sweep bedrooms, ballrooms and barns. People found whatever was available: brush, thin twigs, straw and even corn husks were tied to a handle and used to sweep dirt from the floor and ashes from the hearth. These crude brooms were the kind used in New England and elsewhere in America until 1797 when Levi Dickinson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, grew broom corn and invented tools and equipment to make a sturdy, long-lasting broom. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about brooms, and broom making.  See our crop of broom corn, sweep with a hand-made broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you.

 

Shades of Gray - A Civil War Era Camp Band

Come hear American Civil War Era songs in our historical setting.
From rousing patriotic songs to lovely ballads, this music expresses the hopes and longings of a nation at war with itself.
This concert celebrates the recent donation of a fife to The Adams Historical Society that was played during the Civil War by Judge Bullard, a member of the G.A.R. Post 126 in Adams.

 

Shades of Gray portrays an American Civil War era camp band, playing a mix of 19th century, old time and camp fire songs.  The band got its start as a group of Confederate Civil War reenactors.  The band plays a mix of military and civilian songs both north and south.  Historically, the camp band was an integral part of camp life for the Civil War era soldier. Shades of Gray had its beginnings as most camp bands of the era would have, with soldiers coming together around the camp fire to swap stories and sing songs.

10/07/2018 (Sunday)

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon 4:30 PM 12:00

September 15th & 16th

September 22nd & 23rd

September 29th & 30th

October 6th & 7th

October 13th & 14th

October 20th & 21st

October 27th & 28th

People everywhere in the world have used brooms for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles, to sweep bedrooms, ballrooms and barns. People found whatever was available: brush, thin twigs, straw and even corn husks were tied to a handle and used to sweep dirt from the floor and ashes from the hearth. These crude brooms were the kind used in New England and elsewhere in America until 1797 when Levi Dickinson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, grew broom corn and invented tools and equipment to make a sturdy, long-lasting broom. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about brooms, and broom making.  See our crop of broom corn, sweep with a hand-made broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you.

 

10/09/2018 (Tuesday)

Greenfield Farmers' Market

Time: (8:00am - 12:30pm)

Saturdays (Rain or Shine)

43rd Season

Since 1975, the Greenfield Farmers' Market has provided an open-air community marketplace for fresh, high-quality local agricultural products and crafts in Franklin County. Surrounded by some of the nation's most fertile farmland, the Greenfield farmers' Market has grown into one of the largest, most diverse farmers' markets in the Pioneer Valley. all of the products at the market are grown or produced by the farmers and craftspeople selling them.

Locally grown vegetables and fruits, Pasture-raised meats and eggs, Farmstead cheeses, Maple syrup and honey, Cut flowers and seasonal bedding plants, Artisan bread and baked goods, Handmade crafts, Live music and Cooking demos. For a complete list of vendors and a calendar of events please visit the website.

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Toddler Time - North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' programs

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your little ones.

1-2 stories with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

Toddler Time / Story Time - 2nd floor Youth Service Department

Suitable for Ages birth to -3 years old, siblings welcome

for more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

10/10/2018 (Wednesday)

Pre-school Story Time & Ctaft- North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' program

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your liitle ones. It's story time, several stories read and time to share ideas and thoughts as well as crafts.

2nd floor Youth Service Department

Pre-school Story Time suitable for ages Ages 3-6 years olds, siblings welcome

For more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

Turners Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

greatfallsfarmersmarketturners.blogspot.com

Conway Farmers Market

The Farmers Market offers a variety of locally grown and locally made products! Meats, eggs,  vegetables, maple syrup, homemade bread, jams and pickles and other delicious items! Firewood and so much more!

10/11/2018 (Thursday)

Orange Farmers' Market

Time: (3:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

New this year a Kids Corner Activities Tent

facebook.com/orangefarmersmarket

Northfield Farmers' Market

Time: (3:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters.The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

Who's at the market: Bloody Brook Farm (South Derfield), Chee Chee Mamook (Northfield), Coyote Hill Farm (Bernardston), Wells Tavern Farm (Shelburne), Dancing Bear Farm & Leyden Glen Lamb (Leyden) & Cheshire Garden (Winchester.NH) and many more - Changes weekly

Akwaeke Emezi and Allison Janae Hamilton

Acclaimed Nigerian-born author Akwaeke Emezi draws us into her debut novel Freshwater. Like exhibiting artist Allison Janae Hamilton, Emezi explores ancestral relationships, the world of ghosts, spirituality, and the “mysteries of the self ” in a semi-autobiographical tale about Ada, a girl with multiple identities and “one foot on the other side.” Join us for a reading followed by a conversation with Emezi and Hamilton.

Lego Group @ The North Adams Public Library

The North Adams Public Library in partnership with the Family Center is hosting a free Lego group.

This drop in group is for families of children ages 4-12 (siblings welcome) where Legos are provided for a fun hour of free play, opportunities for co-operative building with peers, and a Lego challenge option.

 

10/12/2018 (Friday)

Shelburne Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Drop by for some fresh, local vegetables from our wonderful growers. Purchase fresh, home-made bread and other treats.  Pick up your local, pasture raised eggs and meat.  Find hand-spun wools and other hand-made gifts.   Every week we will have musicians playing on the green, you are invited to come dance, play, eat or just relax and enjoy your Friday evening with us.

One Friday each month is dedicated to a special market day:

Shelburne’s 250th Celebration – June 22
Children’s Day – July 27
Customer Appreciation Day- August 24
Fiber Day – September 28
Cider Day – October 12

Please visit our Facebook page for more updates on the market, our vendors, and our special days!

Westminster Farmers Market

The Westminster Farmers' Market is committed to enhancing their local economy by bringing together local food producers and making their products easily available to the public.

Grass-fed beef, Pastured Pork, Goat Cheese, Cheddars and Goudas, Milk, Artisan Breads, fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, seedlings,eggs, artisan soaps, handcrafted cutting boards, bird houses, jewelry, alpaca wool, household items and crafts, fudge, wood-fired pizza, pesto, salsa, ice cream

www.westminstermafarmersmarket.com 

www.facebook.com/pg/Westminster-Farmers-Market-133750303302808

 

Entertainment at the Gazebo in Westminster

Every Friday afternoon local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the Westminster Farmers market hoping, Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music

2018 Schedule 

May 4th Nate Grigos
May 11th Jeff Mendoza
May 18th TBD
May 25th Sean Ryder
June 1th Joe Reidy
June 8th Sean Fullerton
June 15th Ed Bogan
June 22th Nate Grigos
June 29th Ed Bogan
July 6th Mary and Dick Dale
July 13th Hip Swayers
July 20th Nate Grigos
July 27th Joe Reidy
Aug 3th Sean Fullerton
Aug 10th Jeff Mendoza
Aug 17th Sean Ryder
Aug 24th Hip Swayers
Aug 31th Ed Bogan
Sept 7th  Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14th  Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21th  Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28th  Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5th Joe Reidy
Oct 12th Ed Bogan
Oct 19th  Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26th Marc Rouleau

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations and/or weather related issues)

About the Entertainers

ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE: Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!

ED BOGAN: Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.

MARY AND DICK DALE: Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts.   They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile.   Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/

SEAN FULLERTON: Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37

NATE GRIGOS: Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed.  Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe

THE HIP SWAYERS: Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.  They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours. webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/  ; facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/; youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY

JEFF MENDOZA: From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.

JOE REIDY:  Joe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.  His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.  Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.  The Wachusett Jazz website is:  www.wachusettjazz.com. His Myspace website is:  www.myspace.com/joereidymusic 

MARC ROULEAU:  Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.  Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 

SEAN RYDER: Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".

KATHRYN SWANTEE:  Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16.  Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in. 

 

Petersham Farmer Market

Time: (10:00am - 1:00pm)

At the Petersham Friday Market, more than a dozen local farm families and crafters offer organic produce, fresh corn and other produce, locally raised meat, chicken, local eggs, local honey, baked goods, home-baked dog cookies, herbal remedies, handmade soaps and other craft items. The menu of choices changes with the seasons.
Also promotes programs offered by Petersham Grange 95 and by local healthcare and social service accessible place from which those groups can deliver information to the public.
The Friday Market offers its program of free music each Friday 

Entertainment at the Gazebo in Westminster

Every Friday afternoon local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the Westminster Farmers market hoping,Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music

2018 Schedule

Sept 7th Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14th Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21th Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28th Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5th Joe Reidy
Oct 12th Ed Bogan
Oct 19th Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26th Marc Rouleau

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations and/or weather related issues)

About the Entertainers

ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE:Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!

ED BOGAN:]Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.

MARY AND DICK DALE:Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts. They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile. Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/

SEAN FULLERTON:Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37

NATE GRIGOS:Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe

THE HIP SWAYERS:]Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours.webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/;facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/;youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY

JEFF MENDOZA:From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.

JOE REIDY:oe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.The Wachusett Jazz website is:www.wachusettjazz.com.His Myspace website is:www.myspace.com/joereidymusic

MARC ROULEAU: Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 

SEAN RYDER:Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".

KATHRYN SWANTEE: Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16. Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in.

 

10/13/2018 (Saturday)

Ashfield Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your sense

Who's at the market: Atherton Farm(Buckland), Bear Meadow Apiary, Bear Swamp Orchards, Bug Hill Berry & Flower Farm, Sangha Fram/Tava Cheese, Sidehill Farm, Springwater Farm & Steady Lane Farm (Ashfield) Manda Organic Farm (Plainfield) Changes weekly

Facebook.com/ashfieldfarmersmarket

Athol Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

facebook.com/athol-farmers-market

Williamstown Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The Williamstown Farmers Market provides a lovely setting for community gathering and interaction with local growers, artisans, producers, bakers and food-makers. We welcome Williamstown residents and visitors to share in our vendors’ wealth of knowledge and skills, to learn more about and support local agriculture and production.

Bring relatives, friends, and the kind stranger you just met along with you to the market, where you’ll find a wide variety of wonderful products. See the vibrant colors of our farmers vegetables, feel the soft yarns of knit clothes, smell the delicious breads, admire the workmanship of sturdy pottery and delicate jewelry, taste samples of maple candy and hickory syrup, hear lovely instrumental music, and experience so much more!

North Adams Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The city of North Adams Farmers Market happens for 20 weeks from early June through late October. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market is a producer-only market offering a variety of fruits, vegetables and more for those looking for delicious and healthy eating alternatives. Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers, meat, skincare and artisan crafts. The market proudly accepts SNAP

Live acoustic music is featured at the market from 10 a.m. to noon.


facebook.com/north-adams-farmers-market

Bernardston Farmers' Market

Time: (10:00am - 1:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters.The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses. (note the new location on the grounds of Kringle Candle)

 

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon 4:30 PM 12:00

September 15th & 16th

September 22nd & 23rd

September 29th & 30th

October 6th & 7th

October 13th & 14th

October 20th & 21st

October 27th & 28th

People everywhere in the world have used brooms for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles, to sweep bedrooms, ballrooms and barns. People found whatever was available: brush, thin twigs, straw and even corn husks were tied to a handle and used to sweep dirt from the floor and ashes from the hearth. These crude brooms were the kind used in New England and elsewhere in America until 1797 when Levi Dickinson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, grew broom corn and invented tools and equipment to make a sturdy, long-lasting broom. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about brooms, and broom making.  See our crop of broom corn, sweep with a hand-made broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you.

 

10/14/2018 (Sunday)

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon 4:30 PM 12:00

September 15th & 16th

September 22nd & 23rd

September 29th & 30th

October 6th & 7th

October 13th & 14th

October 20th & 21st

October 27th & 28th

People everywhere in the world have used brooms for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles, to sweep bedrooms, ballrooms and barns. People found whatever was available: brush, thin twigs, straw and even corn husks were tied to a handle and used to sweep dirt from the floor and ashes from the hearth. These crude brooms were the kind used in New England and elsewhere in America until 1797 when Levi Dickinson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, grew broom corn and invented tools and equipment to make a sturdy, long-lasting broom. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about brooms, and broom making.  See our crop of broom corn, sweep with a hand-made broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you.

 

10/16/2018 (Tuesday)

Greenfield Farmers' Market

Time: (8:00am - 12:30pm)

Saturdays (Rain or Shine)

43rd Season

Since 1975, the Greenfield Farmers' Market has provided an open-air community marketplace for fresh, high-quality local agricultural products and crafts in Franklin County. Surrounded by some of the nation's most fertile farmland, the Greenfield farmers' Market has grown into one of the largest, most diverse farmers' markets in the Pioneer Valley. all of the products at the market are grown or produced by the farmers and craftspeople selling them.

Locally grown vegetables and fruits, Pasture-raised meats and eggs, Farmstead cheeses, Maple syrup and honey, Cut flowers and seasonal bedding plants, Artisan bread and baked goods, Handmade crafts, Live music and Cooking demos. For a complete list of vendors and a calendar of events please visit the website.

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Toddler Time - North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' programs

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your little ones.

1-2 stories with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

Toddler Time / Story Time - 2nd floor Youth Service Department

Suitable for Ages birth to -3 years old, siblings welcome

for more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

10/17/2018 (Wednesday)

Pre-school Story Time & Ctaft- North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' program

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your liitle ones. It's story time, several stories read and time to share ideas and thoughts as well as crafts.

2nd floor Youth Service Department

Pre-school Story Time suitable for ages Ages 3-6 years olds, siblings welcome

For more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

Turners Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

greatfallsfarmersmarketturners.blogspot.com

Conway Farmers Market

The Farmers Market offers a variety of locally grown and locally made products! Meats, eggs,  vegetables, maple syrup, homemade bread, jams and pickles and other delicious items! Firewood and so much more!

10/18/2018 (Thursday)

Orange Farmers' Market

Time: (3:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

New this year a Kids Corner Activities Tent

facebook.com/orangefarmersmarket

10/19/2018 (Friday)

Shelburne Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Drop by for some fresh, local vegetables from our wonderful growers. Purchase fresh, home-made bread and other treats.  Pick up your local, pasture raised eggs and meat.  Find hand-spun wools and other hand-made gifts.   Every week we will have musicians playing on the green, you are invited to come dance, play, eat or just relax and enjoy your Friday evening with us.

One Friday each month is dedicated to a special market day:

Shelburne’s 250th Celebration – June 22
Children’s Day – July 27
Customer Appreciation Day- August 24
Fiber Day – September 28
Cider Day – October 12

Please visit our Facebook page for more updates on the market, our vendors, and our special days!

Westminster Farmers Market

The Westminster Farmers' Market is committed to enhancing their local economy by bringing together local food producers and making their products easily available to the public.

Grass-fed beef, Pastured Pork, Goat Cheese, Cheddars and Goudas, Milk, Artisan Breads, fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, seedlings,eggs, artisan soaps, handcrafted cutting boards, bird houses, jewelry, alpaca wool, household items and crafts, fudge, wood-fired pizza, pesto, salsa, ice cream

www.westminstermafarmersmarket.com 

www.facebook.com/pg/Westminster-Farmers-Market-133750303302808

 

Entertainment at the Gazebo in Westminster

Every Friday afternoon local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the Westminster Farmers market hoping, Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music

2018 Schedule 

May 4th Nate Grigos
May 11th Jeff Mendoza
May 18th TBD
May 25th Sean Ryder
June 1th Joe Reidy
June 8th Sean Fullerton
June 15th Ed Bogan
June 22th Nate Grigos
June 29th Ed Bogan
July 6th Mary and Dick Dale
July 13th Hip Swayers
July 20th Nate Grigos
July 27th Joe Reidy
Aug 3th Sean Fullerton
Aug 10th Jeff Mendoza
Aug 17th Sean Ryder
Aug 24th Hip Swayers
Aug 31th Ed Bogan
Sept 7th  Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14th  Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21th  Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28th  Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5th Joe Reidy
Oct 12th Ed Bogan
Oct 19th  Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26th Marc Rouleau

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations and/or weather related issues)

About the Entertainers

ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE: Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!

ED BOGAN: Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.

MARY AND DICK DALE: Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts.   They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile.   Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/

SEAN FULLERTON: Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37

NATE GRIGOS: Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed.  Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe

THE HIP SWAYERS: Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.  They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours. webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/  ; facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/; youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY

JEFF MENDOZA: From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.

JOE REIDY:  Joe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.  His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.  Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.  The Wachusett Jazz website is:  www.wachusettjazz.com. His Myspace website is:  www.myspace.com/joereidymusic 

MARC ROULEAU:  Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.  Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 

SEAN RYDER: Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".

KATHRYN SWANTEE:  Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16.  Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in. 

 

Petersham Farmer Market

Time: (10:00am - 1:00pm)

At the Petersham Friday Market, more than a dozen local farm families and crafters offer organic produce, fresh corn and other produce, locally raised meat, chicken, local eggs, local honey, baked goods, home-baked dog cookies, herbal remedies, handmade soaps and other craft items. The menu of choices changes with the seasons.
Also promotes programs offered by Petersham Grange 95 and by local healthcare and social service accessible place from which those groups can deliver information to the public.
The Friday Market offers its program of free music each Friday 

Entertainment at the Gazebo in Westminster

Every Friday afternoon local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the Westminster Farmers market hoping,Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music

2018 Schedule

Sept 7th Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14th Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21th Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28th Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5th Joe Reidy
Oct 12th Ed Bogan
Oct 19th Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26th Marc Rouleau

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations and/or weather related issues)

About the Entertainers

ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE:Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!

ED BOGAN:]Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.

MARY AND DICK DALE:Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts. They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile. Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/

SEAN FULLERTON:Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37

NATE GRIGOS:Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe

THE HIP SWAYERS:]Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours.webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/;facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/;youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY

JEFF MENDOZA:From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.

JOE REIDY:oe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.The Wachusett Jazz website is:www.wachusettjazz.com.His Myspace website is:www.myspace.com/joereidymusic

MARC ROULEAU: Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 

SEAN RYDER:Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".

KATHRYN SWANTEE: Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16. Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in.

 

10/20/2018 (Saturday)

Ashfield Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your sense

Who's at the market: Atherton Farm(Buckland), Bear Meadow Apiary, Bear Swamp Orchards, Bug Hill Berry & Flower Farm, Sangha Fram/Tava Cheese, Sidehill Farm, Springwater Farm & Steady Lane Farm (Ashfield) Manda Organic Farm (Plainfield) Changes weekly

Facebook.com/ashfieldfarmersmarket

Athol Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

facebook.com/athol-farmers-market

Williamstown Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The Williamstown Farmers Market provides a lovely setting for community gathering and interaction with local growers, artisans, producers, bakers and food-makers. We welcome Williamstown residents and visitors to share in our vendors’ wealth of knowledge and skills, to learn more about and support local agriculture and production.

Bring relatives, friends, and the kind stranger you just met along with you to the market, where you’ll find a wide variety of wonderful products. See the vibrant colors of our farmers vegetables, feel the soft yarns of knit clothes, smell the delicious breads, admire the workmanship of sturdy pottery and delicate jewelry, taste samples of maple candy and hickory syrup, hear lovely instrumental music, and experience so much more!

North Adams Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The city of North Adams Farmers Market happens for 20 weeks from early June through late October. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market is a producer-only market offering a variety of fruits, vegetables and more for those looking for delicious and healthy eating alternatives. Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers, meat, skincare and artisan crafts. The market proudly accepts SNAP

Live acoustic music is featured at the market from 10 a.m. to noon.


facebook.com/north-adams-farmers-market

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon 4:30 PM 12:00

September 15th & 16th

September 22nd & 23rd

September 29th & 30th

October 6th & 7th

October 13th & 14th

October 20th & 21st

October 27th & 28th

People everywhere in the world have used brooms for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles, to sweep bedrooms, ballrooms and barns. People found whatever was available: brush, thin twigs, straw and even corn husks were tied to a handle and used to sweep dirt from the floor and ashes from the hearth. These crude brooms were the kind used in New England and elsewhere in America until 1797 when Levi Dickinson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, grew broom corn and invented tools and equipment to make a sturdy, long-lasting broom. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about brooms, and broom making.  See our crop of broom corn, sweep with a hand-made broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you.

 

10/21/2018 (Sunday)

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon 4:30 PM 12:00

September 15th & 16th

September 22nd & 23rd

September 29th & 30th

October 6th & 7th

October 13th & 14th

October 20th & 21st

October 27th & 28th

People everywhere in the world have used brooms for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles, to sweep bedrooms, ballrooms and barns. People found whatever was available: brush, thin twigs, straw and even corn husks were tied to a handle and used to sweep dirt from the floor and ashes from the hearth. These crude brooms were the kind used in New England and elsewhere in America until 1797 when Levi Dickinson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, grew broom corn and invented tools and equipment to make a sturdy, long-lasting broom. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about brooms, and broom making.  See our crop of broom corn, sweep with a hand-made broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you.

 

10/23/2018 (Tuesday)

Greenfield Farmers' Market

Time: (8:00am - 12:30pm)

Saturdays (Rain or Shine)

43rd Season

Since 1975, the Greenfield Farmers' Market has provided an open-air community marketplace for fresh, high-quality local agricultural products and crafts in Franklin County. Surrounded by some of the nation's most fertile farmland, the Greenfield farmers' Market has grown into one of the largest, most diverse farmers' markets in the Pioneer Valley. all of the products at the market are grown or produced by the farmers and craftspeople selling them.

Locally grown vegetables and fruits, Pasture-raised meats and eggs, Farmstead cheeses, Maple syrup and honey, Cut flowers and seasonal bedding plants, Artisan bread and baked goods, Handmade crafts, Live music and Cooking demos. For a complete list of vendors and a calendar of events please visit the website.

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Toddler Time - North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' programs

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your little ones.

1-2 stories with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

Toddler Time / Story Time - 2nd floor Youth Service Department

Suitable for Ages birth to -3 years old, siblings welcome

for more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

10/24/2018 (Wednesday)

Pre-school Story Time & Ctaft- North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' program

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your liitle ones. It's story time, several stories read and time to share ideas and thoughts as well as crafts.

2nd floor Youth Service Department

Pre-school Story Time suitable for ages Ages 3-6 years olds, siblings welcome

For more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

Turners Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

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10/25/2018 (Thursday)

Orange Farmers' Market

Time: (3:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

New this year a Kids Corner Activities Tent

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Lego Group @ The North Adams Public Library

The North Adams Public Library in partnership with the Family Center is hosting a free Lego group.

This drop in group is for families of children ages 4-12 (siblings welcome) where Legos are provided for a fun hour of free play, opportunities for co-operative building with peers, and a Lego challenge option.

 

10/26/2018 (Friday)

Shelburne Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Drop by for some fresh, local vegetables from our wonderful growers. Purchase fresh, home-made bread and other treats.  Pick up your local, pasture raised eggs and meat.  Find hand-spun wools and other hand-made gifts.   Every week we will have musicians playing on the green, you are invited to come dance, play, eat or just relax and enjoy your Friday evening with us.

One Friday each month is dedicated to a special market day:

Shelburne’s 250th Celebration – June 22
Children’s Day – July 27
Customer Appreciation Day- August 24
Fiber Day – September 28
Cider Day – October 12

Please visit our Facebook page for more updates on the market, our vendors, and our special days!

Westminster Farmers Market

The Westminster Farmers' Market is committed to enhancing their local economy by bringing together local food producers and making their products easily available to the public.

Grass-fed beef, Pastured Pork, Goat Cheese, Cheddars and Goudas, Milk, Artisan Breads, fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, seedlings,eggs, artisan soaps, handcrafted cutting boards, bird houses, jewelry, alpaca wool, household items and crafts, fudge, wood-fired pizza, pesto, salsa, ice cream

www.westminstermafarmersmarket.com 

www.facebook.com/pg/Westminster-Farmers-Market-133750303302808

 

Entertainment at the Gazebo in Westminster

Every Friday afternoon local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the Westminster Farmers market hoping, Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music

2018 Schedule 

May 4th Nate Grigos
May 11th Jeff Mendoza
May 18th TBD
May 25th Sean Ryder
June 1th Joe Reidy
June 8th Sean Fullerton
June 15th Ed Bogan
June 22th Nate Grigos
June 29th Ed Bogan
July 6th Mary and Dick Dale
July 13th Hip Swayers
July 20th Nate Grigos
July 27th Joe Reidy
Aug 3th Sean Fullerton
Aug 10th Jeff Mendoza
Aug 17th Sean Ryder
Aug 24th Hip Swayers
Aug 31th Ed Bogan
Sept 7th  Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14th  Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21th  Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28th  Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5th Joe Reidy
Oct 12th Ed Bogan
Oct 19th  Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26th Marc Rouleau

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations and/or weather related issues)

About the Entertainers

ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE: Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!

ED BOGAN: Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.

MARY AND DICK DALE: Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts.   They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile.   Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/

SEAN FULLERTON: Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37

NATE GRIGOS: Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed.  Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe

THE HIP SWAYERS: Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.  They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours. webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/  ; facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/; youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY

JEFF MENDOZA: From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.

JOE REIDY:  Joe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.  His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.  Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.  The Wachusett Jazz website is:  www.wachusettjazz.com. His Myspace website is:  www.myspace.com/joereidymusic 

MARC ROULEAU:  Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.  Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 

SEAN RYDER: Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".

KATHRYN SWANTEE:  Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16.  Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in. 

 

Entertainment at the Gazebo in Westminster

Every Friday afternoon local musicians creating an upbeat atmosphere that keeps the Westminster Farmers market hoping,Come spend an afternoon checking out the market and listening to some great music

2018 Schedule

Sept 7th Jeff Mendoza
Sept 14th Kathryn Swantee
Sept 21th Mike Meehan and band
Sept 28th Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 5th Joe Reidy
Oct 12th Ed Bogan
Oct 19th Mary and Dick Dale
Oct 26th Marc Rouleau

(subject to change without notice due to artist cancellations and/or weather related issues)

About the Entertainers

ALEXANDER AND THE EASY BREEZE:Mike Meehan brings along his family and friends playing guitar, upright bass, sax, trumpet and trombone to treat the audience to swing, old school jazz and big band classics. Calling themselves "Alexander and the Easy Breeze", it is a show you won't want to miss!

ED BOGAN:]Ed Bogan is a published songwriter who sings and plays both guitar and harmonica. In addition to originals, he covers many songs in the folk, rock, blues, and country genres.  He brings along Linda Froehlich singing background vocals.

MARY AND DICK DALE:Mary and Dick Dale are an acoustic guitar duo who bring their amazing vocals to various venues around Central Massachusetts. They play a mix of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Young, Adele and Brandi Carlile. Mary has a special knack for finding artists & songs that can truly speak to your soul. Find more online at https://maryanddickdale.com/

SEAN FULLERTON:Sean Fullerton specializes in acoustic blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars and Harmonica. He has been a successful singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Find more info on www.seanfullertonmusic.net or www.facebook.com/sean.fullerton.37

NATE GRIGOS:Nate blends folky improvisational jams on the bouzouki style mandolin. He also plays covers on guitar from artists like The Doors and Lou Reed Find more on https://www.facebook.com/kellyandtribe

THE HIP SWAYERS:]Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers combine hot picking, syncopated rhythms and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals and old-time twangy country that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying.They have just released their second CD of original hip tunes and enduring classics titled Swayfully Yours.webpage: http://www.hipswayers.com/;facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HipSwayers/;youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcRHxHxuupY

JEFF MENDOZA:From the Dust Bowl to Detroit, Dylan to Davies, drawing selections from Sandberg's Songbag, Jeff Mendoza teaches us where we've come from and forecasts where we may be headed in his American collection of folksongs, legends and tall tales.

JOE REIDY:oe Reidy is an active touring musician/singer/songwriter in New England.His Farmer’s Market appearances focus on his original compositions and his unique arrangements of well known popular songs from the 1960’s to today, guaranteed to get you tapping your foot, dancing and singing along.Joe also appears regularly with Sue and Steve Nickerson at The Farmer’s Market where they perform bluegrass, traditional and Celtic favorites.The Wachusett Jazz website is:www.wachusettjazz.com.His Myspace website is:www.myspace.com/joereidymusic

MARC ROULEAU: Marc first picked up the guitar in college and played in open-mics in coffee houses and clubs in his 20's and 30's.Marc enjoys classic and folk rock and will play a mix of these songs in his set. 

SEAN RYDER:Sean's songs have received critical praise and have been featured on local and nationally syndicated radio programs. He brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, he writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful".

KATHRYN SWANTEE: Kathryn Swantee is a local artist and musician.  She has been playing her 12 string guitar and singing since the age of 16. Her repertoire consists of songs from the 70's & 80's with some country mixed in.

 

10/27/2018 (Saturday)

Ashfield Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your sense

Who's at the market: Atherton Farm(Buckland), Bear Meadow Apiary, Bear Swamp Orchards, Bug Hill Berry & Flower Farm, Sangha Fram/Tava Cheese, Sidehill Farm, Springwater Farm & Steady Lane Farm (Ashfield) Manda Organic Farm (Plainfield) Changes weekly

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Athol Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

facebook.com/athol-farmers-market

North Adams Farmers' Market

Time: (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The city of North Adams Farmers Market happens for 20 weeks from early June through late October. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market is a producer-only market offering a variety of fruits, vegetables and more for those looking for delicious and healthy eating alternatives. Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers, meat, skincare and artisan crafts. The market proudly accepts SNAP

Live acoustic music is featured at the market from 10 a.m. to noon.


facebook.com/north-adams-farmers-market

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon 4:30 PM 12:00

September 15th & 16th

September 22nd & 23rd

September 29th & 30th

October 6th & 7th

October 13th & 14th

October 20th & 21st

October 27th & 28th

People everywhere in the world have used brooms for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles, to sweep bedrooms, ballrooms and barns. People found whatever was available: brush, thin twigs, straw and even corn husks were tied to a handle and used to sweep dirt from the floor and ashes from the hearth. These crude brooms were the kind used in New England and elsewhere in America until 1797 when Levi Dickinson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, grew broom corn and invented tools and equipment to make a sturdy, long-lasting broom. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about brooms, and broom making.  See our crop of broom corn, sweep with a hand-made broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you.

 

10/28/2018 (Sunday)

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon 4:30 PM 12:00

September 15th & 16th

September 22nd & 23rd

September 29th & 30th

October 6th & 7th

October 13th & 14th

October 20th & 21st

October 27th & 28th

People everywhere in the world have used brooms for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles, to sweep bedrooms, ballrooms and barns. People found whatever was available: brush, thin twigs, straw and even corn husks were tied to a handle and used to sweep dirt from the floor and ashes from the hearth. These crude brooms were the kind used in New England and elsewhere in America until 1797 when Levi Dickinson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, grew broom corn and invented tools and equipment to make a sturdy, long-lasting broom. Come to the History Workshop and learn all about brooms, and broom making.  See our crop of broom corn, sweep with a hand-made broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you.

 

10/30/2018 (Tuesday)

Greenfield Farmers' Market

Time: (8:00am - 12:30pm)

Saturdays (Rain or Shine)

43rd Season

Since 1975, the Greenfield Farmers' Market has provided an open-air community marketplace for fresh, high-quality local agricultural products and crafts in Franklin County. Surrounded by some of the nation's most fertile farmland, the Greenfield farmers' Market has grown into one of the largest, most diverse farmers' markets in the Pioneer Valley. all of the products at the market are grown or produced by the farmers and craftspeople selling them.

Locally grown vegetables and fruits, Pasture-raised meats and eggs, Farmstead cheeses, Maple syrup and honey, Cut flowers and seasonal bedding plants, Artisan bread and baked goods, Handmade crafts, Live music and Cooking demos. For a complete list of vendors and a calendar of events please visit the website.

.

Toddler Time - North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' programs

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your little ones.

1-2 stories with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

Toddler Time / Story Time - 2nd floor Youth Service Department

Suitable for Ages birth to -3 years old, siblings welcome

for more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

10/31/2018 (Wednesday)

Pre-school Story Time & Ctaft- North Adams Public Library

Time: (10:30am)

Free Kids' program

Join the North Adams Public Library Team for exciting children activities. Bring your liitle ones. It's story time, several stories read and time to share ideas and thoughts as well as crafts.

2nd floor Youth Service Department

Pre-school Story Time suitable for ages Ages 3-6 years olds, siblings welcome

For more information contact the Youth Services Librarian

Turners Falls Farmers' Market

Time: (2:00pm - 6:00pm)

Whether your visiting from the city or suburbs or a local resident, a farmers' market is not too far from you. From now until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks. At many farmers' markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products and eggs and some with other crafters. The festive atmosphere and fresh food will certainly please all your senses.

greatfallsfarmersmarketturners.blogspot.com