Located in Worcester, MA, Acoustic Java is a small-batch coffee roaster and cafe featuring freshly roasted seasonal, sustainable, artisan coffees, premium teas, and made-to-order sandwiches. They believe in the importance of appreciating high quality caffeinated beverages and wholesome food. Using only the finest coffees and teas and the freshest ingredients available, they roast all of our coffee in small batches daily and make all of our sandwiches to order an environmentally friendly and socially sustainable manner. They will be bringing their delicious coffee to the market by the cup and by the pound. They will also be bringing their new line of organic teas, Julia’s Teas.
932 A Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Run by the third generation of farmers, Arcadian Farms has supplied Holliston and neighboring communities with produce since 1931. And they’re still still growing their own apples, peaches, butter and sugar corn, silver queen corn, heirloom tomatoes, and a wide variety of vegetables as well! Arcadian Farms also grows beautiful flowering plants that you won’t find anywhere else.
200 Norfolk Street
Holliston, MA 01746
Delicious lemonade. And new cups! In line with our 2016 mission to reduce waste, you’ll now get your lemonade in recyclable cups.Want to be even ‘greener’, bring your own reusable cup!
Couët Farm and Fromagerie makes French and Spanish inspired cheeses unlike anything in the US. Their aged cheeses have funky natural rinds and are accessible and addictive. They have won awards for their cheeses and customers tell them that their service keeps them coming back for more. Products include: Fresh spread cow’s milk (Adelisca), Fresh crotin/button cow’s milk (Franciska), aged cow tomme (Karolina), and occasionally aged sheep tomme (Evelina).
Some gelatos have toppings like nuts, chocolate, and fruit. Each flavor is unique, that is why gelaterias don’t offer additional toppings. Dulce D Leche develops their own flavors with an Argentinian influence and Italian techniques. They use fresh fruit whenever possible, but when is not available or the quality is not up to their standards, they use Les Vergers Boiron frozen fruit. New for Season 6- smoothies and lactose free sorbettos!
Chef Tony Matarese is a full service caterer working out of The Federated Church of Ashland. Chef Tony has over 20 years experience in the food industry beginning as an assistant to the head chef for President and Mrs. Carter at the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta. He attended cooking school while living in San Francisco and then moved back to Atlanta to teach cooking classes for Whole Foods Market. A year ago he opened a wholesale bakery and worked the farmers markets in the Atlanta area. He has decided to return to his hometown of Ashland to “set up shop”. Fig & Co. are committed to providing superior small batch products from the finest all natural ingredients available. They support suppliers that practice agricultural sustainability, good animal welfare, and who pay a fair wage to workers. They will be carrying “Take and Bake” items such as chicken pot pie, salmon in puff pastry, vegetarian enchiladas, and soups.
These Hmong farmers grow crops on a small piece of land in Lancaster, MA. The types of vegetables they grow are mainly a variety of Asian vegetables. They hope to be able to share and introduce Ashland to new and exciting vegetables.
129 Adams St #3
No matter what your Foodie cravings are, Foodie Cafe is here to satisfy them. In addition to bringing their delicious artisan sandwiches and breakfast comfort foods, Foodie Cafe also offers a brick and mortar store offering so much more! Cooking classes, catering, custom cakes! Foodie Cafe is also the proud sponsor of Daniel’s Table: www.danielstable.org
102 Fountain Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Julie’s Z Breads is a family-owned baking company featuring a unique selection of zucchini breads and muffins. Among the delicious varieties offered are Decadent Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Carrot Zucchini Nut Bread. Throughout the year, seasonal varieties are added. Julie’s Z Breads proudly offers gluten free muffins and mini breads as well. New to Season 6- Belgium waffles, fried zucchini bread, and a special breakfast muffin all heated on a grill at their tent.
Kabob House offers freshly-cooked, flavorful tastes from around the world, prepared on-site – not common to everyday experiences. Kabob House is known for its Gyros, Kabob, Falafel, Samosa, Baklava and much more. Mohamed (M.G.) Ghobashi participates at festivals, farmers’ markets in Woburn, Tyngsboro, Westford, Worcester, and Quincy. He has also participated for many years as a food vendor at the State Fairs in Nebraska and other larger festivals in Massachusetts and Iowa. M.G. tells us “When you try our food, you will come back for more and you will love it. ”
Long Life Farm strives to grow nutrient dense food that bursts with flavor by utilizing organic and mineral balanced farming techniques. Long Life Farm symbolizes a longer healthier life for the land, the farmer, their family and the community. They will bring fresh veggies from their 1.25 acre nontraditional farm. New for Season 6- LLF will offer sauerkraut, kimchi, tomatillo salsa, and foraged autumn olive berry jam!
205 Winter Street
The Creamery began in 2007 when local food advocate Louella Hill joined forces with Mark Federico, owner of Providence Specialty Products (a little-known cheese manufacturer on the city’s Westside). Putting together their passion for cheese and knowing the time was right, they started to craft small batches of Gouda, Feta and farmers’ cheeses (queso blanco). The idea took off like dynamite. Narragansett Creamery is currently the only producer of cheeses in Rhode Island. Making cheeses with fresh, milk not only helps dairy farmers but helps Planet Earth as well. Instead of flying cheeses in from far away, Narragansett cheeses are produced locally.
33 Dearborn Street
Providence, RI 02909
OMG! Bagels are perfection: they are chewy without being dense, light without being airy, and the crust is crisp without being too tough. The Cinnamon Raisin bagels are made with the finest cinnamon and loaded with select California raisins. The Poppy and Sesame bagels are loaded with premium seeds. The Veggie bagels contain only fresh vegetables, never canned or frozen! Another “must try” is the French Toast bagel. Made with real eggs and full of cinnamon chips. This bagel tastes just like real French Toast!
Shady Pine Farms is a 23-acre farm that raises cattle on hormone-free and natural animal feeds and grass because of their deep regard for the environment and the health of their own family, as well as yours. They will bring the fresh, tender and nutrient-rich beef, pork, chicken, turkey and eggs that they eat in their own kitchen in New Braintree, Mass. in Western Worcester County.70 Sibley Road
New Braintree, MA 01531
Sunshine Farm is a third generation New England family farm, owned and operated by Jim and Roberta Geoghegan with help from son Mike and daughter Katie. The farm is a 45 acre diversified fruit and vegetable operation and also grows greenhouse bedding plants and hanging baskets in season. They strive to grow and provide the best fresh produce in season using best agricultural practices in a family friendly atmosphere. In addition to their produce, they will bring strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and peaches to our market.
41 Kendall Avenue
Sherborn, MA 01770
The Coffee Trike uses many local ingredients: custom air roasted beans from Worcester, MA; whole milk from Mapleline
Farm, Hudson, MA; Taza stone ground chocolate from Cambridge, MA; and Summerbeez honey from Berlin, MA. They care about their customers and like to share their passion for coffee with everyone. They will offer specialty drip coffee, cold brew, chai, a non-caffeine chicory coffee and seasonal iced tea/hot chocolate.
Town Farm Gardens is a small, family farm-certified, naturally grown farm and nursery located in beautiful Brookfield, Massachusetts. They have a commercial kitchen on the farm and make all of the natural pickles, salsa, jams, and relish on site. They use as much of their own products as possible and source the rest locally from neighboring farms.
135 Town Farm Road
Brookfield, MA 01506
Upswing Farm is an exciting new farm venture on the border of Ashland and Holliston. Just minutes from the Ashland Market Site, Farmer and Owner Brittany Overshiner is thrilled to be invited back to the Ashland Market to serve the customers she has grown to love in the last three years, when attended as the manager of Medway Community Farm. Upswing farm grows vibrant vegetables, outstanding flowers and some fruits. Brittany is working in partnership with White Barn Farm, an established small farm in Wrentham to get off the ground. They will operate as full partners for our first year, growing crops at both sites, sharing greenhouse space, tractors, tools and most importantly, their individual skill-sets, which will help both farms thrive. Our hope is that this partnership will continue in perpetuity. Although the crops will not be certified organic, everything will be grown without chemical inputs, using soil enhancing methods.
Aaronap Cellars is a microbrewery based in Westford, MA that melds tradition, art, and modern scientific knowledge to produce innovative and unique artisinal wines using grapes and fruit sourced from the finest vineyards and orchards in New England and beyond. Each wine is hand-crafted in our custom-built winery.
Ackermann Maple Farm knows that quality syrup is crafted from Vermont’s Sugar Maple trees. In Spring of 2013, Ian Ackermann enlisted the help of his family and friends to construct the Sugar Shack using wood sustainably harvested and milled by Ian himself. There, the syrup that flows from over 2,000 trees is heated using a natural wood fire, separating the water from the mixture and drawing out the pronounced natural maple flavor Vermont is known for. The syrup is bottled and sealed in glass containers by Ackermann himself so that he can assess and assure the quality of each bottle shipped. Glass containers are better for the environment and better preserve the syrup than it’s plastic counterpart for an increased shelf-life.
Sole proprietor Sarah Whiteman is a stay-at-home-mom by day, creator extraordinaire by night (and the occasional nap)! Her dream is to provide delicious, fresh, organic, home made creations to family and friends. All tasty treats are made with LOVE! (and without the help of a certain three-year-old!!) She currently serves the Metrowest and Central Mass area through direct orders and vendor/craft fairs but are always willing to ship delicious goodies to wherever you are. 🙂 She loves a good challenge and loves making a special event even more amazing with super-special custom treats and favors.
Coastal Vineyards was started in 2004 by David & Linda Neilson. They have planted and meticulously cared for eight acres of vinifera grape vines. Grape varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc and others.
Robert Cuesta will bring the authentic recipes of his childhood by working along side his mother and grandmother in the family kitchen. He will treat our market to empanadas, rice bowls and authentic Cuban sandwiches and Cuban burgers.
Maria Restagno Costa, owner and baker of Mama Lucia’s Biscotti, will bring soft and cake-like biscotti, from her mother’s recipe passed down from her family in Italy. Mama Lucia’s Biscotti are made with a light, PURE Anise and Vanilla flavoring. Each Biscotti are filled with your choice of 4 fruit fillings: Apricot, Fig, Raspberry, or Blueberry. Each Biscotti also have a light confection glaze and are made fresh to order.
SA’s Homestyle is the maker of SA’s sweet and spicy sauce. Elegantly packaged out of magical sources enhance the taste of everything. The sauce can be used as a dipping/finishing sauce, marinade, BBQ sauce, additive or cooking ingredient. They offer Extra-Hot, Hot, Mild, and Hot . The sauces have some hear but even the spiciest varieties will not set your mouth on fire!
345 North Main St.
Samira’s Homemade will bring hummus, baba gannoush, muhammara dip, stuffed grape leaves, tabouli and pita bread.
Valicenti Pasta Farm produces unique seasonal flavors of homemade ravioli, fresh pasta and delicious farmstead pasta sauces all using unique ingredients grown on their 10 acre farm. All of their grains, dairy and meats are sourced from local farmers.
Chrissy’s Crumbles offers Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Grai-NO-la perfect for a Vegan, Paleo or Low Carb diet. Every batch is made by hand, with nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and lots of love.
Halvah Heaven is the only artisan, small batch maker of tahini based halvah in the world! All the rest is factory made. Vendor, Victoria Wallins of Sherborn, makes 7 flavors including: cardamom, espresso, mocha marble, honey/rose, earl grey, anise and vanilla. It is gluten free, vegan, nut free, and loaded with calcium and protein.
Sixty-five years ago, Jaju started a Polish food business with his brothers and sisters in Western Massachusetts—hand-crafting pierogi, golabki, and kielbasa for their community. Fast forward to the ‘90s and you’ll find, Vanessa and Casey, spending their weekends cutting, stuffing, and sealing pierogi in the back kitchen alongside their elders.
Ken & Gina’s Amazing Organic Ice Cream is a local husband and wife team making 100% organic, nut-free ice cream in their commercial kitchen in Stow, MA. This premium small batch ice cream is made from scratch using local organic dairy and eggs, and fair-trade organic ingredients. Ken & Gina’s makes and pasteurizes its own proprietary ice cream base to control what goes into their ice cream. For the consumer, this means no added chemicals or stabilizers, no artificial ingredients, no peanuts or tree nuts – and maximum flavor! Real food made with love, one batch at a time. Available in pints or individual-sized 4 oz. containers. Click here for Chronicle’s piece on Ken and Gina’s.
The Carve is committed to refining comfort foods for today’s sophisticated consumer. Their all natural artisan sandwiches and entrees are made with slow cooked meats and house made sauces. They pride themselves on using local farmers and businesses to ensure the freshest products. They will be offering breakfast and lunch options, as well as refreshing drinks. They will be at the market the following days: 6/10, 6/17, 7/1, 7/22, 9/2
You Love Bakery will bring delicious Mediterranean delights, including spanakopites, teropittes, hummus, tzatziki (Yogurt/cucumber dip sauce), melitzanosalata (eggplant sauce), stuffed grape leaves and homemade pita bread.
Melissa Roiter grew up surrounded by good food. Her mother, now a yummy gran-mummy, was a caterer, her aunt, a chocolatier and her grandmother, an amazing at-home baker. It was Grandma Irene who passed onto Melissa her famous, unique and always a crowd-pleaser, chocolate brownie recipe. After years of baking the brownies herself, Melissa knew that the delicious treats were destined to be shared. But a business name? A concept? She needed a spark. That spark was ignited Mother’s Day 2007; the brownie business started and today Melissa is ready to share the most delicious brownies with you, your friends and family.
1634 Meadery is a small artisan style honey-wine maker located in picturesque Ipswich, Massachusetts, making small scale batches of wine in a manner that helps capture the true honey, fruit and spice tastes and smells of local ingredients. Mead is an ancient drink, dating back thousands of years. It was supplanted by beer, cider and wine over recent history, but is finally making a deserved comeback.