It’s the final month of market days in Belmont as the Farmers Market’s last day is Oct. 30, so take advantage of the bounty while you can. Stock up on apples, and make and freeze pies that you can pull out and bake mid-winter.
In season are pumpkins, winter squash, and apples as well as the bounty of the late summer harvest: acorn squash, amaranth, apples, broccoli, carrots, chard, collards, cucumbers, delicata squash, eggplant, garlic, green beans, kale, mint, onions, parsley, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin greens, radishes, raspberries, scallions, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, and zucchini.
This week’s occasional vendors are Belmont Municipal Light Department, Sugar + Grain and Seasoned and Spiced which join the market’s regular vendors.
There is no food truck this week.
The Farmers Market is located in Belmont Center parking lot at the intersection of Cross Street and Channing Road.
October Farm Share Event
The Belmont Food Collaborative (parent organization of the Belmont Farmers’ Market) is hosting its Second Annual Fall & Winter Farm Share Fair in Watertown on Thursday, Oct. 16.
You can share in fresh produce throughout the winter months. There is a wide variety of produce available and a farm share is a great way to take advantage of getting it “fresh from the farm.” The Fair will be held at the Watertown Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown, from 5:30–7:30. Among this year’s vendors are: Boston Organics, C&C Lobsters and Fish, Farmers to You, The Food Project, Pioneer Valley Grain CSA, Red Fire Farm, Shared Harvest CSA, and Something GUD. Visit belmontfarmersmarket.org for updates on this year’s line-up.
In the Events Tent:
The Hoot Owls, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: This old-time string band is back for its third appearance this season, with Ruth Rappaport on guitar, Celeste Frey on banjo and Don Stratton on fiddle.
Eight Thumbs Sax Quartet, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Members Andy Didonato on baritone sax, Phil Norris on alto sax, Murray Burnstine on tenor sax, and Ed Biggs on soprano sax have played together for decades in various musical groups, forming “Eight Thumbs” in 2005.
Storytime 4:00 – 4:30 pm
All tots welcome to hear stories about farms and food.
SNAP Benefits and Belmont Food Pantry
The Market accepts and doubles SNAP benefits up to $25, so spread the word so that more can take advantage of fresh food. Also, bring nonperishables to the Farmers’ Market tent to benefit the Belmont Food Pantry. Check the Food Pantry’s web site (https://sites.google.com/site/thebelmontfoodpantry/) for what’s needed. Collection at the Market tent is weekly.