Below are highlights for the Braintree Farmers Market on Oct. 13 in front of Town Hall, provided by Sustainable Braintree. The market runs weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October.
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Join us in welcoming Morning Bird Botanicals from Cedarville, MA. Michelle Angelides makes and sells natural honey-and-honeybee-based skin care products. This week Michelle introduces new gluten-free soaps, along with their usual extensive collection of very gentle and wonderfully scented glycerin-based, skin-loving, Bees Knees Honey Soaps™, body butters, lotions and Pucker Up!™ lip balms. This vendor will be with us for this Saturday, Oct. 13th only, so please try out her products and let us know what you think.
Cream is joining the market for the remainder of the season with their Massachusetts-made ice cream. Look for their brand new cart filled with fall inspired flavors like Pumpkin, Cranberry Harvest and Apple Crisp available in dishes ($3.) and pints ($5.). They'll also have Chocolate, Vanilla & Mississippi Mud. Each flavor is so delicious you'll want to pick up one of each to sample with your other market goodies.
Dedication of Benches
Join Mayor Joseph Sullivan and other important local dignitaries as they dedicate the new benches on the Town Hall Mall. Sustainable Braintree sponsored three of them. Our donation was part of Liam McQuire's Eagle Scout project. This all unfolds starting at 9 a.m.
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Second Nature Farm will feature the year's last harvest of tomatoes -
get them while they last!
All Souls Church will sell the popular fair trade Equal Exchange coffee, tea and chocolate. Be sure to put organic hot cocoa on the menu to warm up in the cooler fall weather!
C.N. Smith Farm is creating a special cider blend for their Braintree customers this Saturday that has Honeycrisps, Roxbury Russets, Granny Smiths (delicious). Try some! Look for plenty of Winter Squash, Sweet Corn, Red Potatoes and several varieties of Apples. Specials: 1/2 Bushel of Apples for $16. and one bushel of Butternut Squash for $24. Great deal!
Homestyle Caterers are pulling out all the stops by offering a Ye Olde New England Indian Pudding filled with rich yummy deliciousness! This dessert is made from flour, corn meal, molasses, eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins cooked on the stove top and then baked in the oven for 2 hours. It is best served warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream (from Cream)....a real Fall favorite.
EvaRuths Saturday Specials: Coffee & Pumpkin Muffins along with our great Whoopie Pies. Don't forget to stop by and pick up a Thanksgiving Day menu: we are taking pre-orders now.
Braintree Water Tasting Challenge
All Souls Church will be at the Community Tent with the third and last Braintree Water Tasting Challenge. Preliminary results from the first two Challenges demonstrate that most of us cannot taste the difference between bottled water and tap water. Yet bottled water takes a huge toll on the environment, and costs anywhere from 300 to 1000 times the cost of tap water and more! Take the challenge to see if you can tell the difference between Braintree tap water and the top three corporate brands of bottled water (Dasani - a Coca-Cola product, Poland Spring - a Nestle product, and Aquafina - a PepsiCo product). This week the Challenge will be staffed by the 2012 Massachusetts State Science Fair second-place winners from Braintree High School!
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List of organizations this Saturday:
Second Nature Farm
The Farmer's Garden
C.N. Smith Farm
Hearth Artisan Bread
Ever So Humble Pie Co.
Fresh Catch Seafood
J.H. Beaulieu Livestock Farm
Turtle Creek Winery
Fairland Farm Cranberries
To Dine For
Providence Granola Project
Harvard Sweet Boutique
Morning Bird Botanicals
All Souls/Equal Exchange
All Souls/Water Tasting