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It’s spring time and the North Reading Farmers Market is returning once again. Vendors make sure to check out the updated rules and submit your applications to northreadingfarmersmarket@gmail.com soon to reserve your spot at the venue.

Wednesday July 29, Farmer's Market

Hello All,

Are you getting ready for the big 4th of July weekend?

Let us help you get off to a good start!

Here's who's coming this week.
Razzy's has delicious treats to sweeten up your celebration.  Nothing says Happy Birthday America like an Apple Pie Pizza.

Pasta is a easy, quick meal to serve your families and Deano's has what you need including sauces.

With each new week, Farmer Dave's and Arrowhead bring new items from their fields for us to enjoy. Stop by and see what to get this week..


 Seafood Express offers great seafood and fish. Get fresh for now or stock up on frozen lobster tails to grill over the weekend.

Many of you were looking for Bagel Land last week when they got delayed setting up. Let them know you missed them.

Maple Syrup will dress up the breakfast portion of the weekend days and Maple Pot Honey Farm has what we want including FRESH EGGS.

 If you haven't tried Powerhouse Juice yet, don't miss out on Wednesday. With 4 varieties to choose from, they have something for you.

Special vendor this week is Red Heat Tavern serving up chips and dip.

Our kids activity will include planting seeds this week.

The Chapman Brothers will fill the air with music and The British Swim School is at the community table.

We are open rain or shine, but remember that its very easy drive up so you can still get everything you want and need.

See you Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 at Ipswich River Park


Ken & Margie

Order Ahead -- Deano's Pasta

Did you know that you can preorder your pasta from Deano's?

Not only does this assure that you will get what you want before they run out,

it also opens up the great variety of pastas that they offer.  I've tried the Seafood

Ravioli and love it.

Please see this menu/order form and instructions, and place your order by the Sunday before our Wednesday Market.  Preordered Pasta comes in 16 ounce packages.

You can use the contact information included to get pricing.

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to expand your market enjoyment

You can also preorder from Seafood Express and Razzy's.

Details are available at the markets or e-mail NorthReadingFarmersMarket@gmail.com, and we can get the information to you ASAP.

See you Wednesday,

Ken & Margie

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Today's Market -- June 22, 2016

Here is what's in store for you this week.

Farmer Dave's had an assortment of greens and strawberries, plants and flowers.

Arrowhead Farm also brought some greenhouse tomatoes and jellie

Seafood Express offers their usual great selection of fresh fish and seafood items.

Razzy's has all your favorite sweets with squares and cookies as well as some gluten free products.

Deano's Pasta brings several types of raviolis and 2 sauces as well as Fusilli.  I know I need to replenish my supply this week!

Have you tried Powerhouse Juices selection?  Prepackaged cold pressed fruit juices and smoothies are delicious.

Bagel Land put smiles on many faces last week with not only bagels, but some nice hearty breads.

We hope to see Rae's Gourmet arrive with Kettle Corn and fresh squeezed lemonade.

You will remember KC Styles from our indoor markets this year with accessories and jewelry.

Starting this week, we will have children's activities with farmer's markets themes.  Stop by and find out how to enter a raffle for a great season-end prize by participating!

Our music this week is provided by our favorites, The Chapman Brothers.

The Ipswich River Watershed Association is at our community table.

Stop by our tent to get your parking passes for the week's that the barbecues are going on.

Let's let our vendors feel appreciated by dropping in each week.

See you there,

Ken & Margie

Let the Markets Begin!

Hi All,


We are so excited to open up the 2016 outdoor season for the North Reading Farmer's Markets.  The weather looks great for Wednesday and the vendors are all gearing up for another year of providing us with some of the best local produce and products available.  The Market opens at 4:00 and continues until 7:00 at Ipswich River Park with plenty of parking available.  This will be our 3rd season and we need your help to continue to improve and grow the market so we can be assured on having the best vendors around.  Please try to build us into your weekly schedule and we're sure you will be glad you do.




We are still working on some of the spots, so please continue to watch for updates, but here are the ones that are all set.


ARROWHEAD FARM will have Asian Greens, Lettuces, new crop Onions, storage Potatoes and Garlic, Rhubarb, Strawberries, greenhouse grown Heirloom Tomatoes, as well as Jams & Jellies and probably some flowers.


FARMER DAVE'S will also have a great selection of Bok Choy, lettuce, strawberries, and more.  Each week the selection will grow as the season produces more and more items.


HONEY POT MAPLE FARM plans on being with us every other week so you want to make sure you get enough honey and maple syrup to keep everyone smiling for 2 weeks at a time.


SEAFOOD EXPRESS is already taking orders and you can SAVE 10% on any Pre-Order placed by Tuesday 7:00 am. www.facebook.com/Seafood Express Co 978-314-2372 orders@seafoodex.com YOU CAN STILL GET FISH EVEN IF YOU DON'T ORDER AHEAD


DEANO'S PASTA brings a wonderful selection of ravioli's, pasta, and sauces.  If you haven't tried them yet, you don't know what you're missing.  If you have, you'll know exactly what you want.  You can pickup a special order form from them too.


RAE'S GOURMET returns with Kettle Corn and fresh squeezed Lemonade.


TOWER ROOT BEER is on the schedule this week for all you soda lovers


RAZZY'S BAKERY is one table that very few people can pass without trying a sample and you'll see just how delicious the baked goods can be


POWERHOUSE JUICES is new to our market this year.  They specialize in cold pressed juices and nut milks.


KITTREDGE CANDLES is coming to the opening market and you'll want to get a sniff of some of their wonderful scents.


We hope to add another new vendor this week, KG CREATIONS They make chocolates krafted with great care.








Don't forget to stop by the market table to say hi and certainly bring a friend or 2 (or 3)


See you Wednesday,


Ken & Margie

Final Indoor Farmers Market

Hi All,


This weather is helping us feel like its getting closer to the outdoor markets, but believe it or not, the indoor season comes to an end SATURDAY.

Once again, we invade the North Reading Moose Lodge 1511 from 9:00 to 1:00 to provide the opportunity to buy local.

It's a busy weekend with Mother's Day, but just stop by and it will be worth the trip.  Pick up something for Mom or treat yourself.




SEAFOOD EXPRESS is back this week and we know you've been looking for them.  You can order ahead or wait to see what they bring.

                                    Fish makes a wonderful meal for the holiday and fresh is the best!   orders@seafoodex.com


FARMER DAVE'S is bringing some flower baskets along with produce and plants.  I bought the one above last year and it was beautiful for months.


Last night, we had some incredible Seafood Ravioli from DEANO'S PASTA.  If you act today, you can order some of their items they don't bring to the market

and if you don't, all of the ones they have available are delicious.  (don't forget to get some sauce too) deanospasta.com


You don't want to celebrate without some special treats from RAZZY'S. Apple Pie Pizza, cake pops, lemon squares, and so much more. You can also

get a snack to enjoy with our free coffee.


TOWER ROOT BEER has everything to quench your thirst and they even have Ginger Beer to use if you're looking to serve

a few Moscow Mules! 


If breakfast in bed is the way you treat Mom, then you'll want to stop in and get local Maple Syrup and Honey fromHONEY POT MAPLE FARM.



ARROWHEAD FARM will be bringing plants and produce and maybe some eggs too!


To complete your honoring of all the Mothers out there, we have KC STYLES with everything to make her look special, PERALTA JEWELRY,

to make her make her sparkle.  There also will be Jewelry made from can tabs and for the practical gift there will be tubberware.


Brian Henderson will fill the air with music for all 4 hours while Yarrow entertains the ones that make you mothers with his balloon creations.


Free Coffee and Water makes it worth the visit too.


See you there!

We're Back!

We're back!


This Saturday, from 9:00 to 1:00 at the North Reading Moose Lodge 1511 on North St we have 14 vendors ready to offer you some of the best local products available.  Many of you regulars couldn't make it last time and we hope to see you with us this week.


This is a great time of year to get local produce from our 2 farms, Arrowhead and Farmer Dave's.  It always amazes me the amount of items they have to offer.  This time last year, they also had some beautiful floral baskets and plants.


Many of you missed having Seafood Express last market, but they are scheduled to be with us this time.  Take advantage of the opportunity to order ahead to be sure and get your first choice.  They will also have fresh fish and seafood if you can't decide ahead of time.


I've already ordered my ravioli from Deano's Pasta.  They'll have the usual selection, but you can contact them and pick from their larger variety.  (I'm getting Seafood Ravioli and can't wait)


Tower Root Beer is loading up the truck and bringing a super variety of soda.  We'll put them by the door so you won't have far to walk with your purchase!


I've heard a lot of positive feedback from our customers that got meat and poultry from Shady Pine Farm.  You will have your chance to enjoy on Saturday.  (Get the grill ready to go)


Maple Syrup and Honey make any meal a little bit better.  Honey Pot Farm is happy to help you stock up your pantry.


There are many choices for gifts, accessories, and treats from Kittredge Candles, KC Style, All About Corks,Peralta Jewelry, Design of Mine, and Juice Box Diva.


Emmett's Edibles will make your family dogs happy and our newest vendor, Denise's Oil Scents, has essential oils.


While you're here, enjoy the FREE coffee and water.  Have Yarrow make some balloon art enjoy the music of Lena Syed after 11:00.


If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.  We look forward to greeting each and everyone of you.



Autumn Market Sat., Nov. 21 -- Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Hi All,

Things are quickly coming together for a great day of fun and local products at our very first Autumn Indoor Farmer's Market. Everything gets started at 9:00 a.m. in the North Reading Moose Lodge 1511 140 North St., and continues until 1:00 p.m.

We'll have free coffee & water, Yarrow is coming with his balloons, and there will be a face painter too! Brian Henderson is singing from 9:00 to 11:00 and then North Reading High School Student Chrissy Pace will sing from 11:00 to 1:00.


Farmer Dave's has all of your favorite local veggies to satisfy your guests on Thanksgiving. I'm sure there will be plenty of apples for baking too.

Arrowhead is coming and should have some jams and hopefully some fresh eggs too with their spray pesticide free produce.

For those of you that don't have time to bake, Razzy's is coming and I'm sure they will also be accepting orders for Thanksgiving as well as for this weekend.  (1 of those squares will go great with a free cup of coffee!)

One of our Summer Market favorites is Deano's Pasta and they will have their usual selection of delicious pastas and sauces.  What an easy meal to enjoy while your prepping on Tuesday and Wednesday!

I'm sure you've had time to empty those bottles of honey and maple syrup you both in September. Honey Pot Maple Farm is here to help you stock up those shelves.

Another super easy wonderful dinner item for the days ahead is the rice dishes from El Camino. Yes, they are back and you better get your empanadas early because we even have lunch covered Saturday.

What's better to have with your lunch than a bubbly bottle of Tower Root Beer.  Drink some at the market and take a case home.  (We'll put them right by the door so you can grab it on the way out)

There's still Saturday and Sunday dinner to get to.  Seafood Express will be taking advance orders and bringing the best fresh local fish that we've gotten used to seeing over the last 2 seasons.  This is the perfect time of year to enjoy clam chowder and lobster bisque too.

Going to family for Thanksgiving?  Here is something you can bring along to make everyone happy. Frankie's Sweet Shoppe will have the chocolates you need.  (better buy 2 because I don't think you'll be able to resist eating one before Thursday)

Please spread the news and we look forward to seeing all of you Saturday.

For updates, check out the facebook page.


Ken & Margie

Limited Market Sept 30th

Hi All,


We still have some vendors waiting on the weather tomorrow, but we will not be celebrating Appreciation Night to end the season

due to the less than favorable forecast.



Stay tuned tomorrow for updates on who will be at the market.



(you'll still be able to get your free hot dogs!!!)




To order steaks, poultry, sausage, and more, send an email toshadypinefarm@verizon.net.


Thanks again,


Ken & Margie

Market Wednesday, September 23

Hi Everyone,


Can you believe we're down to just 2 markets left this season?  Now's the time to take advantage of all of the fresh

local produce that's offered.  I've lost count of the number of different tomatoes there have been to choose from the

last few weeks.  Every week seems to bring a new fresh fruit to get.  I'm sure we're all going to wish we got more

while we all could!  Even if your running late from work or running around for practices, you can make a quick stop

at our convenient location.


The Farm Stand Food Truck is back again.  Have you tried the Barbecue Chicken Basket yet?


This week we welcome back Elsa so sing and take pictures with her fans at 4:15.  At 5:15, the Chapman Brothers are

back.   Yarrow is scheduled to share is balloon art with us.


The vendors for the week are:

Arrowhead Farm with the awesome fruit selection and beautiful flowers and tomatoes.

Farmer Dave's and fresh corn, melons, squashes, and variety of apples (news flash, Dave's accepts some credit cards)

Maple Pot Honey Farm has local honey and maple syrup

Deano's Pasta, preorder by leaving a message on their Facebook page or get here early to assure your best choices

Seafood Express is another vendor you can order ahead if you want or come see what this week's selection is.

Chef Mike has his barbecue sauces and his own cookbook

Razzy's has such a large selection its hard to make a decision, but the apple pie pizza is a fan favorite

Swiss Bakers comes with many choices too, but the pretzels seem to be the first to go most weeks.

Brownie's Barkery is making their last visit for the season so come stock up on those treats for your pets.

Seaside Duet has handmade jewelry for your enjoyment.



Thank you for your continued support.  Let's end the season strong!


See you Wednesday,


Ken & Margie

North Reading Farmer's Market 9/16

Hi All,


There are only 3 weeks left for this season.

We hope that you have enjoyed and will continue to support the market.


This week looks sunny and not so humid.  Sounds like a perfect chance to 

get all of the really great items that our vendors bring each week.


This week, Farmer Dave's produce is so fresh and it won't be long before we're wishing

we had more.


Deano's Pasta has a wonderful variety and makes a really good quick school night dinner.


Ocean Perch is the special this week from Seafood Express, and you can order ahead so

you don't miss out on your first choice for delicious fresh fish.



If you want something ready to eat to take home or hang out at beautiful Ipswich River Park,

The Farm Stand Food Truck is back this week.


Arrowhead Farm has pesticide free produce and fruits as well as beautiful bouquets of flowers.


Get refreshed with cool sodas from Tower Root Beer.


For loaves of bread and rolls and European style treats, Swiss Bakers does all the work for your enjoyment.


Cookies, squares, breads, and even apple butter are featured again this week at Razzy's.


Chef Mike's Barbecue Sauces has taken a couple of weeks so your cupboard must be crying out for more by now.


There are 2 crafters coming this week, Salem Street Beadery is coming and making another special

appearance, we have KC Styles.


Music will be provided by local Chrissy Pace and we hope to have Yarrow back this week.


Stop by and say hello.




Ken & Margie

Wednesday September 9 North Reading Farmer's Market

Hi All,


I hope that this finds you enjoying this beautiful Labor Day Weekend.

Sadly, most of us will be starting on Tuesday to work ourselves back

into a regular routine of daily life.  We really hope that as you do this,

you will include the last 4 Wednesday Farmer's Markets as a part of this.

Now is the time that we need to show our vendors how much we value

having our own market here in town so they will be anxious to participate

again next year.  We will do our part to make these markets as exciting

and complete as possible for your shopping experience.


This week we have Makin' Jamaican on board as our food truck.

Entertainment is going to be great with our own local Lena Syed

singing and Blake's Balloon Art.


Farmer Dave's and Arrowhead Farm will provide the fresh local

produce for you.

Shady Pine Farm has great meats and poultry if you haven't tried them yet.

Seafood Express is back from vacation and you may want to get the preorder in early.

Deano's Pasta keeps people coming back for more.

Razzy's has the best samples because the squares and breads are fantastic.

Swiss Bakers fills in your other baked goods needs with their specialties too.

Chef Mike can give you lots of ideas of how to use his 3 different sauces.

Now's a good time to stock up on maple syrup and honey from Maple Pot Honey Farm.

Root Beer and more will be there from Tower Root Beer

It looks like another hot night which is perfect for lemonade from Rae's Gourmet (kettle corn too)

You have a chance to make your dogs happy this week with Brownie's Barkery.

Salem Street Beadery has a great variety of items for you to enjoy.

Our new vendor this week is Seaside Duet with their style of jewelry.


Please invite a friend or tell your neighbors to come on over from 4:00 to 7:00 at Ipswich River Park.

The theme has always tried to be "Something For Everyone"  Come see what we have for you

and if you don't see it, stop by our tent and let us know.


Thanks and see you Wednesday,


Ken & Margie

Wednesday, August 19th Farmers' Market

Hi All,


Here we go again.  This week the Farmer's Market returns to being the "only show in town" on Wednesdays.

I hope you all enjoyed the barbecues, but now we have clear sailing until the end of September.


Some of the vendors have had lower sales during the barbecues and are concerned that the community

isn't as enthusiastic about the market.  We need to show them that you want them to keep coming 

each week.


We will have entertainment and new this week, there will be a food truck at each for the remaining markets.

If you missed out on the food truck festival, or you want to pick something up that's prepared while you 

get your other fresh local produce and products, it will be there for you.  You are also welcome to come

and enjoy the park if that's what you prefer.  Parking will be much easier for the rest of the season too

so if you don't have much time, it will be easy in, easy out shopping.



For this week from 4:00 to 7:00, we have:

Mess Haul Food Truck

Farmer Dave's (Fresh, Fresh, Fresh)

Arrowhead Farm (No spray pesticides)

Seafood Express (order ahead of time to get first choice)

Chef Mike's Barbecue Sauces (did you try his new hot sauce yet?)

Deano's Pasta (very popular)

Poor Man's Coffee (Missed them last week)

Rae's Gourmet Kettle Corn (can't resist)

Razzy's (They're Back)

Swiss Bakers (Shop early)

Shady Pine Farm (stock up, here every other week)

Soup N' Spoon (have you tried their soups?)

Kittredge Candle (check out their scents)

Mobile Boutique (don't be shy, step inside)

Salem Street Beadery (everyone is checking them out)

North Reading Girl Scouts (it's time to sign up)


Music by the Chapman Brothers


Questions, comments, requests, this is the place to let us know.


Thanks for your continued support,


Ken & Margie

North Reading Farmers Market August 12th

Hi Everyone,


After being on vacation last week, I can't wait to get back to our market on Wednesday 

from 4:00 to 7:00 at Ipswich River Park.  


This is the last week of our shared time with the Recreation Barbecues.

Let's get the 2nd half of the season off to a great start and let the vendors

know how much we want them to keep coming each week for our convenience.


Here are the vendors for week 9:


Get your orders in early for Seafood Express and you'll be sure to get your first choice

Corn on the cob and great veggies and produce from Farmer Dave's will enhance your dining experience

The finishing touches are available from Arrowhead Farm fruits and greens.

If hot sauce is your thing, check out Chef Mike's new ZaZa sauce.

If you like to relax with a nice glass of wine, Coastal Vineyards will be here this week

Honey Pot Maple Farm returns with local honey and maple syrup

Mushroom, Vegetable, or Spinach Raviolis come from Deano's Pasta

How about some kettle corn or lemonade from Rae's Gourmet?

Soup N' Spoon is the place to find Gazpacho and let's see what else they bring this week

Empanadas are once again on hand from El Camino, can't wait

Along with the great cookies and desserts at Razzy's, have you tried their breads?

Swiss Bakers is here with all their specialties.

We've only had 1 visit from Pam's Salsa, but they're back on Wednesday.

Three crafters visit this week with Salem Street Beadery, All About Corks, and Mobile Boutique


Please feel free to forward this to your friends and neighbors.  We hope to keep the momentum 

going with this market so we can continue to enjoy it.




Ken & Margie

Wednesday July 29th Farmers' Market

Hello Again,


One of our vendors told us this week that our market has a great sense of community.

This happens because we have very good vendors and you have embraced this market

as YOURS.  We try to keep the level of products and variety the best we can to make 

you proud to call North Reading your market.


This week we 16 vendors to be with us from 4:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday at 

Ipswich River Park.   This is what you can expect to find:


Farmer Dave's - Love the corn and tomatoes

Arrowhead Farm - The peaches and strawberries make great shortcakes

Seafood Express - Order ahead of time to avoid missing out

Foxboro Cheese Co. - Just enjoyed some great smoked cheddar this week

Deano's Pasta - What's your favorite, spinach or mushroom ravioli?

Pour Man's Coffee - Ice Coffee, Ice Tea, and Brownies!

Chef Mike's Barbecue Sauce - Take a look at his new cookbook

Tower Root Beer - Ginger Beer & Gingerale too!

Razzy's - Their empty table at the end of the night last week says it all!

Swiss Bakers - Check out there energy rolls

Coastal Vineyards - This is the last week they are signed up for, so stop by and encourage them to continue with us.

Honey Pot Maple Farm - Honey or Maple Syrup? Why not both?



Rae's Gourmet Specialty Food - Kettle Corn & Lemonade

Soup N' Spoon - featuring Gazpacho 

Dove Tail Beauty - Organic Beauty Products


PARKING IS FREE when you are only going to the market.

You can get a pass at the market table.


Let's keep going strong and invite a friend.


See you Wednesday


July 22nd Market

Hope you were all able to visit us last week for our biggest market so far!


I know that I've enjoyed Haddock, Burgers, Boneless Chicken Thighs, Corn, Tomatoes, Coffee,

Cheese, Mushroom Ravioli, and barbecue sauce direct from our vendors since last Wednesday.

(I'm sure I'm forgetting something)


Chef Mike's New Cookbook is ready and he will be doing a signing during the whole market this week.


I saw that Farmer Dave's is picking peaches already.  Not confirmed that we'll see them yet, but hopes

are high.


The most common phrase I heard last Wednesday was, "I should have brought a cooler!"

If you are going to the barbecue, don't get left out.  Bring a cooler so you can still take the

items you want home with you.  The market also closes before the barbecue ends so don't

wait.  Come early and enjoy it all.


Here are the vendors that will be coming this Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00

at Ipswich River Park:

Farmer Dave's

Arrowhead Farm

Deano's Pasta

Seafood Express

Shady Pine Farm 

Foxboro Cheese Co.

Pour Man's Coffee


Swiss Bakers

Chef Mike's Barbecue Sauce


Kittredge Candles

Salem Street Beadery

Brownie's Barkery

and 2 new vendors

Terrapin Blown Glass

Mobile Boutique

Tell all your friends and neighbors and we always like to meet you if you stop by

the Farmer's Market Tent.


Thank you,

Ken & Margie

Thanks For a Great Market Last Week

Hi All,

What a great market last Wednesday even though the barbecue was postponed!

Thank you for getting out and supporting the market on what turned out to be 

a beautiful evening.


Remember, parking is free.  Get a pass or tell the attendant that you are shopping

at the market only! (please pay if you plan on going to the barbecue)


This week it would be great to give Shady Pine Farm a try if you haven't already. I know, first hand, their burgers and eggs and chicken are great.  


Along with Shady Pine, this is going to be one of our biggest markets to date.

Produce from Farmer Dave and Arrowhead, Deano's Pasta, Seafood Express, Foxboro Cheese Co., Razzy's and Swiss Bakers is back from vacation.

Chef Mike's Barbecue Sauce, Honey Pot Maple Farm, and Adey foods are coming.

Pour Man's Coffee and Tower Root Beer and Coastal Vineyards provide your beverages.

First time vendors this week are Pam's Salsa and Salem Street Beadery.

For you crafter fans, we also have All About Corks, Juice Box Diva, and KC Styles.

In addition to this, there will also be a Community Table for the 4th of July Committee.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know. You can Facbook us, or email us at northreadingfarmersmarket@gmail.com.