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Posted 6/16/2015 8:09am by Grow Food Northampton.
Hi Friends – It's our last week of strawberries. Come on over to Tuesday Market and stock up on the best berries you can find anywhere. Hope to see you there!
Posted 6/9/2015 7:57am by Grow Food Northampton.

Hello Everyone!

Market is in full swing: the tables laden with strawberries, mounded with every type of salad green. I even saw the season's first tomatoes and basil at Red Fire Farm! And I know you know this, but market is open rain or shine. See you there!

Sweet Birch
Hannah from Sweet Birch Herbals
Paul from New England Wild Edibles
Red Fire
A full spread at Red Fire Farm
Town Farm
Shaved Ice from Town Farm



Tuesday Market is open every Tuesday 1:30 - 6:30

Next to the parking garage in downtown Northampton



Posted 6/1/2015 6:41pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Tuesday Market

Hello Friends,

Last week my son and I got to roam the countryside of southern France, which of course included visiting every single market we possibly could. It was such a thrill to experience markets so fully embedded in the life of their region. It was a step into another world, and at the same time it was not too different from home, from our own dear Tuesday Market, brimming with the particular bounty of our own, as they say, terroir. And now I am so glad to be back as strawberry season gets fully underway (we could not under any circumstances miss strawberry season). There is really nothing as good as a pint of strawberries picked in the hours and days before arriving at market.

Here are some pictures from the Thursday morning market in Villefranche, and some pictures of Tuesday Market in May.
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A spice vendor at the Villefranche market
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The market square
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Les oeufs: plein-air
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Lilacs from Old Friends Farm
Tuesday Market
Peanut Noodles from Beets and Barley
Tuesday Market
Asparagus from Old Friends Farm
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Heirloom beans from Crabapple Farm
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A chocolate cookie and a shaved ice!
See you at market!
Posted 5/10/2015 2:19pm by Grow Food Northampton.
Hello Friends,
Can't wait to see you at Tuesday Market this week!
Happy Gardeners!
shave ice line
Shaved Ice Line!
bare roots farm
Welcome to Bare Root Farm!
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Tuesday Market is open every Tuesday, 1:30 - 6:30
We are located next to the parking garage in downtown Northampton
Posted 5/3/2015 2:52pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Hello Friends,

Sometimes the most special people come to market. And sometimes, when we're especially lucky, we get those amazing people in multiple forms, like last week when Francis Crowe stopped by to chat with the all the people who were staring at Denise Beaudet's glorious portrait of, yes, Frances Crowe.

Here's what our world-renowned advocate for peace and justice had to say to Oona upon her arrival at market: "I'm so glad the greens are back. All I've been eating is sauerkraut." For more info on the Roots to Resistance postcards that you can send to the U.N. in honor of Frances' lifelong work, click here.


O.K. Can't wait to see you Tuesday! And here are a few more photos from opening day, including some of our newest vendors:

cheeseNew cheese vendors Max & Amy from Grace Hill Farm

WingateEggs, flowers, and greens grown by Olivia at Wingate Farm


Rhubarb tarts, chocolates, and other delicacies from Sweet Spoken, brought to market on their awesome bike rig!

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 Armando, Sue, and their dear crew at Laughing Tomato Pizza!



Tuesday Market is open every Tuesday 1:30 - 6:30

Next to the parking garage in downtown Northampton


Posted 4/26/2015 4:36pm by Grow Food Northampton.

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Have you noticed, amidst the cacophonous noise of the spring peepers, that high trill: the mating call of Anaxyrus americanus? In marshes and field edges across the Pioneer Valley, the American toad is singing this song, the females laying their eggs in ponds and pools. And unlike frogs (whose eggs are clumped together in sacks), the eggs of the American toad are strung together in long ribbons of jelly, wrapped around twigs and reeds and rocks so they can't be easily washed away.

This year more than ever I've noticed how the mating call of the American toad erupts during the very same weeks all of our markets are starting up. The Greenfield Farmers Market, the Amherst Farmers Market, The Farmers Market at Forest Park, the Springfield Cooperative Farmers Market, the Northampton Farmers Market, Tuesday Market, and numerous others in our cities and towns.

Picture these markets, if you will, like a string of toad eggs stretched across the valley, threaded through its various habitats and municipalities. Consider the life of this place, the fertility of our soils, the determination of our farmers and food-makers, and how all of that fecundity is displayed and dispersed from the makeshift space of these markets. How precarious it is, how temporary, how abundant.

Tuesday Market opens this week, our numerous stands full of food and the people who made it. And we cannot wait to see you there.


Did you know Tuesday Market was voted Best of the Valley 2015?
Remember this great video from a couple years ago?
Thanks again to all of you for making this great market possible!
Tuesday Market is open every Tuesday, 1:30 - 6:30
We are located next to the parking garage in downtown Northampton
Posted 4/15/2015 5:18pm by Grow Food Northampton.

Hello Friends!

The peepers are singing in marshes and field-edges all over this valley. Trays of seedlings are sprouting at farms in Northampton and Amherst and Chesterfield and Granby. Lambs are cavorting in Leyden, and hens everywhere are pecking at whatever green sprouts they can find. The beastly mound of snow has almost melted from our market plaza, and we will be so thrilled to see you again after this long, long winter. Tuesday Market starts in two weeks, on April 28th! We cannot wait to see you there...

crabapple beans

 Crabapple Farm's Bean Breeding Project!

Old Friends

Old Friends Farm Human Breeding Project!

Old Friends Salad Mix

And here's salad from Old Friends Farm, getting ready for opening day...

Posted 2/2/2015 2:23pm by Grow Food Northampton.
Hey Market Friends --
Hello from the depths of a snow storm!
I wanted to let you know that Tuesday Market and Grow Food Northampton are throwing a Seed Swap. February 28th, 10am -1pm at Smith Voke High School (same place as the Northampton Winter Farmers Market).
LEARN about seed saving. CELEBRATE the magic of seeds. SHARE seeds that you've saved from your farm or garden (or seeds that you've purchased). TAKE HOME seeds to plant. MEET other people who see regionally adapted seeds as an important part of a healthy food system. COME even if you don't have seeds to share!
Go here for more information about what a seed swap is and what to bring and what will be happening. And go here to register (it's free -- we would just like to know who's coming). 
Hope to see you there!
More to come soon about when the first Tuesday Market of 2015 will be....
Posted 11/10/2014 2:54pm by Grow Food Northampton.
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Hey Market Friends --
Last Tuesday Market of the season! Come gather goods for your Thanksgiving table and your holidays. Come wish us all restful winters of planning for next year. Come use up your Tuesday Market tokens before you lose them in your piles of things. Come get some bulk bags of carrots, onions, potatoes, ginger, apples, etc... to store up. Or a gallon of maple syrup or a couple pounds of honey or meat for your freezer or beans for your pantry.
wild mass cranberries
Gluten Free Bakery will be      back for one last time with their biscotti and tea cakes and bread. Bug Hill will be back one last time with gift boxes and wild Massachusetts cranberries (yum!). Mycoterra will be there with their beautiful mushrooms.
Thanks for coming to market all season long. We'll be back in late April ready to feed you.
And although they aren't on Tuesdays, our TWO (we are so lucky!) great weekly winter farmers markets will start up soon.
Here are the details.


Northampton Winter Farmers' Market

Every Saturday 9am - 2pm

November 15th through April 18th

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

30+ vendors most weeks

Accepts SNAP



Amherst Winter Farmers' Market

December 6th through March 28th (except 1/17)

10am - 2pm

Amherst Middle School, 170 Chestnut Street

Featuring 35 vendors every market

Accepts SNAP



Finally, there were a great many new things at market this season that made us excited.
 red fire farm
Red Fire Farm joined the market.
gluten free bakeryTwo new bakeries, Tart and Gluten Free Bakery, brought popular, delicious baked goods of all kinds.
beets and barleyBeets and Barley brought yummy noodles and salads and cookies.
nuestras farmers
Rentas Family Farmers from Nuestras Raices Farm in Holyoke joined the market.
We made a stage that also happens to transport all market supplies.
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With the help of many, we started a bagshare program.
What will happen next?
See you tomorrow for the warmest day of the week.
Posted 11/3/2014 12:00pm by Grow Food Northampton.
owl bannerHey Market Friends --
bear root garlic braidsTuesday Market is still going strong for THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK! The range of products you can find is as amazing as ever. These are beautiful garlic braids from Bear Root Herb Farm. Tell friends and others to come soak up the market before we all go inside to winter markets and winter farm planning. 
Come get wine or hard cider for your Thanksgiving meal -- last week one woman walked away with her 6 bottles of Black Birch wine for the big meal.
In other news, daylight savings has happened, but your trusted vendors bring lights and sparkle up the whole scene, and there's always The Laughing Tomato's roaring fire.
laughing tomato fire
old friends turmericOld Friends Farm Turmeric and Turmeric Leaves (Good for soups, rice, grated over salads, and more)
the stories of crabapple's wheat flour
I told you Crabapple's flour had names and stories -- these are heirloom wheat varieties from France and Eastern Europe
hot cider and lights!
Hot Cider and Lights at Park Hill Orchards
Tuesday Market (tuesdaymarket) has joined Instagram and Twitter in case you do those things and want to follow us there.
And for those of you DIYers, the next Valley Food Swap is this coming Saturday November 8th at the Lilly Library in Florence. Former Tuesday Market intern Corrin Meise-Munns and CISA's Claire Morenon are the organizers this time round.
See you at market!

What's Fresh at Maarket on 5/24!May 23rd, 2016

Hello Tuesday Market People! Strawberries are just around the corner! Literally! At market, at the Old Friends Farm stand.  Stop by and breathe deeply the sweet sweet sweet strawberry smell and t

Produce, Plants, Puppets, Pizza and Plenty More-Tuesday Market 3/17May 16th, 2016

Hello Tuesday Market People! Tomorrow is looking to be another gorgeous, abundant day at the market! This is an exciting time with so many new crops making their way to market. It's a great week to pl

Here Comes the Sun...At Tuesday Market!May 9th, 2016

  Hi Tuesday Market Friends-   After a rainy start to the season, we are delighted to see tomorrow’s forecast!   If beautiful weather and delicious fresh food wasn’t enoug



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Prepared Food from  Beets and Barley

Delicious pizza from Laughing Tomato Wood Fired Pizza Oven

This spring's Maple Syrup from Justamere Tree Farm

Shaved Ice from Town Farm

Home-made Jam from Beaumont's Berries

Bouquets Wild Rose Farm

Artisinal Cow Cheese from Cricket Creek Farm & Grace Hill Farm

Pasture-Raised Meat from Crabapple Farm & Cricket Creek Farm

Honey from Red Barn Honey

Tempeh & Kim-chi from Hosta Hill

Wild Mushrooms from New England Wild Edibles

Organic Ginger & Flowers from Old Friends Farm

Pastured Lamb from Leyden Glen Farm

Pastries and Breads from Tart Baking Co.

And the freshest vegetables available anywhere from Red Fire Farm, Crabapple Farm, Crimson and Clover Farm, Old Friends Farm & Wingate Farm



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