From the exotic to local, our Produce department has freshness and variety to help you eat your vegetables! A new arrival: young Thai coconuts (left). Crack one open, sip the liquid, and scoop out the creamy interior for a special treat. // If local’s your thing, we have parsnips, celeriac, and red potatoes from Chap Farm and spinach and carrots from Luna Bleu.
Two signs of Spring:
- It’s already the 3rd week of April which means that this Friday is MAD! Members get discounts on their purchases; everyone gets tasty little snacks to sample. Curious about membership? Click on the Membership tab on this website to read a description of benefits and view our downloadable membership brochure.
- Responding to the warmer weather and the seasonal change in customers’ taste, we are moving towards one fresh soup rather than two. What hasn’t changed: the soup is made daily by Susie, our cook.
Enjoy the sunshine!
Look up from the produce cooler and see a photo of Bill Shur, the orchard’s owner.
Planning a special holiday meal for Passover or Easter? Think of the Market for special, fresh, and local ingredients. We have
- Vermatzahs (Vermont-made flatbread crackers)
- bitter herbs
- apples and walnuts
- pickled baby beets
- beautiful produce
- and a wide selection of chocolate and caramel treats.
Come by! And happy celebrations! Please note that the Market will be closed Sunday. Regular hours, 8-5, on Saturday.
In recent years, the Market has co–sponsored discussion courses such as “Menu for the Future” and “Choices in Sustainable Living.” These groups are based on readings put together into booklet form by the Northwest Earth Institute.
We have a new topic coming up: “Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice & Sustainability.” This six–week course helps readers explore the interrelated connections between three of society’s most pressing challenges (peace, justice, and sustainability).
Weekly readings are designed to spark group discussion, shared stories, and meaningful action. Format includes shared facilitation and thoughtful conversation.
The course book is available for reduced price of $15 thanks to a grant from the Byrne Foundation. A few books are available on loan through BALE. Participants should allow for 1 to 1½ hours of reading before each session.
The organizational meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 8 at 5:30 pm at The Commons at BALE, 35 S. Windsor Street, S. Royalton.
The 3rd Friday of the month is this Friday, March 20. Come on by for tasty samples and discounts for members. If you’re not a member yet, know that you can join at any time. We have two levels of membership to make it affordable. Both receive discounts two days/per month and both last for a lifetime! Ask any cashier for a membership brochure that spells out the details.
Check out the meat freezer next time you’re in. It’s stocked with a variety of items. Wild sockeye salmon filets! And local producers including: Howvale veal, North Hollow beef, Tamarack Tunis lamb & pork sausage, Misty Knoll chicken, Yankee Farmer’s ground pork, Black Watch franks, uncured bacon, sweet sausage, and Stonewood turkey sausage.
We’ve had several customers ask for egg whites in recent weeks. So we’re giving this new product a try! You’ll find them in the cooler next to the farm eggs. If there’s enough interest, we’ll bring them in on a regular basis. This is your chance!
Thanks to all who came to the Market’s Annual Meeting last Sunday evening. Good company, incredible potluck, and positive reports about the Market’s financial health. Lots of good suggestions from the group about ways to increase the Market’s visibility in the community. Here are some photos that capture the spirit of the gathering. Congratulations to our re–elected Board members and our new officers: Peter Anderson, chair; Russ Martin, vice chair; and Peg Elmer, secretary.
We celebrate MAD on the 3rd Friday of every month. Members get a discount on their entire purchase and everyone gets to enjoy tasty little samples.
Annual Meeting comes once a year in February. This year it is Sunday the 22nd. We invite all members (and, really, anyone who is interested) to enjoy a potluck supper together, followed by reports about the Market’s health, discussion, and election of board members. After that, there will be an open musical jam for anyone who wants to make music together.
Annual Meeting takes place at the Royalton Academy Building on Route 14 in Royalton Village. Come at 5:30 with a dish to share and instruments if you’re so inclined. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our news.