December 12th Holiday Market News | 2013 Indoor Season

Program Details

Special Guest Member | On The Edge Knife Sharpening | 2:30-6:30

Bring your knives and blades to the market for hand-sharpening. On the Edge Knife Sharpening will be at the Market to hand sharpen your knives, scissors, pruning shears and other blades. Drop off your blades with Patti Small at her mobile sharpening van and she will take care of them while you shop. Please pack them carefully!!

Special Guest Member | Pain D’Avignon | 2:30-6:30

Pain D’Avignon offers a French Bistro menu with classic dishes, mixed with contemporary world flavors. Dedicated to using the freshest ingredients of the highest quality, they staunchly support local farmers. Pain D’Avignon will be joining us for this special Holiday Market offering a delicious selection of grab-and-go options.

Culinary Insights | Chef Franco Carubia of The Winsor House Inn in Duxbury | 4:00

Chef Franco developed an appreciation for inspired cuisine at a young age. Raised in England with Italian heritage, Franco’s cultural exploration deepened his passion for fresh and local ingredients.

His role as Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine at a number of Boston’s finest restaurants is evident from his concept development to his final presentation.

Join Franco at 4:00pm as he prepares roasted organic chicken breast served over porcini mushroom risotto with black truffle and braised chestnuts.

Additionally the Winsor House Inn has generously donated a $50 gift card to be given away to one of the Friends of the Market.

Make your reservations for New Year’s Eve at the Winsor House Inn  to experience the Chef’s 7 Course Tasting Menu with Paired Wines & Champagne.

Community Hosts | Friends of The Plymouth Council on Aging | 2:30-6:30

The Friends of the Plymouth Council on Aging is a group of energetic volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of seniors in Plymouth and in the growth of community spirit and cooperation. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 12:30 pm at The Plymouth Council on Aging located at 44 Nook Road, Plymouth, MA. This volunteer group conceives, plans, publicizes and executes major fundraising events each year. Become a member!

GIFT IDEA: The FPCOA will be will have BOLGA BASKETS for sale! (Fill it with goods from the PFM and you have an amazing holiday gift.)

Music | The Lindsays | 2:30-6:30

The Lindsays (Susan and Stephen Lindsay) quite literally take Irish music to another world, blending instruments, rhythms, and textures from other cultures in a mix that’s heavy on the Irish, but never rules anything out. Susan plays sax, Irish flute, and whistle, and Stephen, a native of Dublin, Ireland, plays guitar and sings. They add upright bass, fiddle, accordion, and a variety of world percussion instruments, from Middle Eastern frame drum to African water drums. The music reflects their eclectic tastes, from Irish to blues to jazz to world… all topped off with a hearty dash of salt..

Harvest and Cooks Notes

  • Flapdoodle Bags

    Yoga mat bags make great Christmas gifts!

  • Sirenetta Seaside Chocolatier

    Holiday Collection including Midnight Pomegranate, Snap Ginger, Holiday Spice and Peppermint Chill. Chocolate “sardine” stocking stuffers, Mermaid Treasure Chest, Mermaid Party Box, and drinking chocolates.

  • Copicut Farms

    We will be bringing turkeys to the market this week! We saved just a few of our delicious turkeys for the Christmas holiday. Stop by the market and pick one up to include in your family’s holiday celebration!

  • Rein’s Real Rye

    This week’s varieties: Caraway, RyeBerry and Swedish rye breads. A handful of frozen (Caraway, RyeBerry & Tarragon) will be available at discounted prices – $2 off a loaf, $1 off a half loaf.

    SPECIAL NOTE: Again this year Plymouth Plantation is holding their “”Many Hands Artisan Craft Show and Sale”” 10am – 7pm. Kill two birds with one stone – shop for presents and food, same place, same time! If you get hungry come over for some samples.

    TRY THIS | French Toast with Rein’s Real Rye Swedish variety:

    Slice it thick, fork well both sides (no need to stale or dry out). Use only your regular egg/milk mixture – don’t add vanilla, cinnamon or nutmeg – this bread has a complex flavor profile already. Pan fry in your usual manner. Personally, I like to drown my French Toast in Grade B maple syrup from Nutting Farm and sweet cream butter. ;-)

  • S & B Apothecary

    New seasonal items: Cranberry Vanilla Cleanser & Toner, Orange Ginger Cleanser & Toner, MilkThistle Exfoliator with Micro crystals, Cranberry Sugar Scrub

    TRY THIS | Our wonderful Cocoa Butter tarts melt into your hands.

    They smell like chocolate! Simply warm them with you hands and massage the rich lotion onto dry parched skin. Made with cocoa butter and nutrient rich coconut oil. Perfect for traveling since they aren’t liquid!

  • Queen Bee Honey Products

    BAKLAVA will bee available this Thursday for everyone
    Honey Roasted Nuts….fresh and delicious!!!!
    Just made a batch of Cinnamon Creamed Honey….makes the perfect gift for yourself or someone special! simply delicious!!! and healthy!!

    ******Holiday shopping*****
    Queen Bee has hand made gift baskets and gift bags for the Holidays!!!
    Give the gift of LOCAL PRODUCTS, stop by and see what is new and exciting!!

    Beeswax Christmas trees in green or pure beeswax yellow, wrapped in tulle with a book of Queen Bee matches…perfect hostess gift!

    Sure to please everyone on your list this season!!!

  • Allen Organic Farms

    Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, mint
    Don’t forget “”kitty”” grass

    TRY THIS | I will be happy to give you helpful hints for indoor growing

  • Web of Life Organic Farm

    Its kind of nice to light the wood stove and formulate inside plans while the snow flies outside……The charm of it all will wear off soon I’m sure. Looking forward to the winter market this week. Steph and I will be making hand cream, and lip balm today. they are available only for a limited time, so stock up! Wishing one and all a very merry Christmas!

    TRY THIS | Cornmeal Pancakes

    3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
    3/4 cup cornmeal
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 1/4 cups buttermilk
    2 large eggs
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled
    vegetable oil

    Whisk together and ladle onto a hot griddle. Slather in butter and syrup and you know the rest..

  • Brown Boar Farm

    Happy Holidays! Brown Boar Farm will be at the Plymouth Farmer’s Market at Plimoth Plantation this Thursday, 2:30 – 6:30. Our price list is attached, please let me know by Thursday morning if you’d like to place an order.
    Thank you for your support!

  • Dufort Farms

    Along with our awesome meat products this Market we will have GIFT CARDS available, our own handcrafted suet cakes for your wild bird friends, and of course “Maddie’s Morsels”, beef liver jerky, for your pets.
    By Pre ordering our meat products from the website through e-mail, for a market pickup you can take advantage of our “FARM STAND” prices. Beautiful beef or pork roasts, and of course whole or half hams for your home festivities are available. E-mail the farm with any questions. We hope to help you have a great holiday meal this season.

  • Skinny Dip Farm

    We will be bringing many different roots crops, perfect for soups and roasts to warm the kitchen: potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, parsnips, sweet potatoes, sunchokes and celeriac.

    We also will have some salad greens from the greenhouse, winter squash, leeks, kale and garlic. All certified organic!

    STORAGE TIPS | Many of our winter market crops will store for weeks or months under proper conditions. Stock up and we can share the best ways to keep your produce fresh until next market.

  • Jenny’s Bread

    My Portuguese Sweet Bread recipe is the real deal, from a Portuguese woman right here in Plymouth.

    I use organic local eggs from Web of Life Farm and Plato’s Harvest, Hornstra milk, Cabot butter, organic sugar and, of course, King Arthur Flour. It makes a great gift!

See the complete list of 2013 Market Members

Friend of the Market Specials

By purchasing a $25 Friend of the Market card, you are strengthening the Plymouth Farmers’ Market’s ability to deliver on our mission and to keep our local food economy vibrant. In recognition of your support, Market Friends get access to weekly market specials with each of the Market members and Friends are also automatically entered into drawings for special rewards through May 2014! Show your friend card to take advantage of the specials and THANK YOU to all of our Friends that have committed to sustaining the Market. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Market


  • Plymouth Farmers’ Market

    Hi EBT/SNAP customers, please stop by the market tent for your Friend of The Market card! It’s our way of thanking you with weekly specials and discounts for spending some of your food dollars with our farmers. We appreciate you shopping here!

  • Winsor House Inn

    The Winsor House Inn has generously donated a $50 gift card to be given away to one of the Friends of the Market.

  • Moonlight Rose Alpacas

    Dyed watch caps regularly$28, special this month $25

  • Flapdoodle Bags

    10%off total purchase

  • Sirenetta Seaside Chocolatier

    12 piece box for $21.00 Originally $24.00

  • Copicut Farms

    .25 cents off 1 Dozen Eggs

  • Rein’s Real Rye

    “Make me an offer”! See something you want, offer the salesperson a reasonable monetary amount and we’ll most likely be happy to accommodate! Really! :)

  • S & B Apothecary

    Cocoa butter lotion tarts $5 Reg. $7

  • Queen Bee Honey Products

    FRIENDS will receive 10% OFF any gift bag or handmade box this Thursday at the Plymouth Farmers Market.

  • Allen Organic Farms

    Herb plants to enjoy indoors all winter – $1.00 off

  • Web of Life Organic Farm

    $1.00 off any purchase

  • Brown Boar Farm

    Ribs are on sale for everyone – $5.50/LB, they will be $5/LB for Friends of the Market.

  • Dufort Farms

    Friendship Special $3.00 of a $40.00 purchase

  • Skinny Dip Farm

    Mix and match root crops, 5 lb for $10 (excluding fingerling potatoes)

  • Jenny’s Bread

    Mix and match 3 for $6: double chocolate buns, cheese buns, pizza doughs.

Don’t Miss The Annual Holiday Farmers Market December 12th

THIS THURSDAY, December 12th is our annual Holiday Farmers Market at Plimoth Plantation. It’s one of the biggest markets of the year for us. With over 40 farmers, cooks and artisans, there IS something for EVERYONE on your list.

Let the elves at the Plymouth Farmers’ Market help you shop for everyone on that list.


Stumped? Give a PFM Gift Certificate and wrap everything you love about the Plymouth Farmers’ Market up into this elegant gift that shows you really care!

Thinking of something else too? Explore the work of our many talented local artisans.

Have more loved ones on your list? Explore Plimoth Plantation’s Museum Shops to discover items to educate and entertain, to adorn and delight.

This week’s market is going to be exciting, festive and delicious and will offer many options to elevate your holiday spirits. SO COME ON DOWN!!


Sprouts is a new collaborative program between Plimoth Plantation and the Plymouth Farmers’ Market designed to enhance food literacy for children in a fun and informative way.

This week, we unveil Sprouts with The Life of a Pilgrim Chicken

Did you know that the first chickens in America had to make the trip across the ocean just as the Pilgrims did? And after they ate the meat, the Pilgrims used as many parts of an animal as they could. Trace the life cycle of an early American chicken from an egg to the pot. Then, use another part of the chicken to write a letter home!


Check out of the weekly update, Full Program Details, Harvest and Cook’s Notes, and Weekly Specials ..

(vintage elf, photo credit: heidi harting photography)

Welcome to a Special Thanksgiving Market Thursday November 21st

Nothing beats the satisfaction of a delicious meal cooked from scratch made with local farm fresh ingredients. Shared with your loved ones, these delicious moments, connecting good food and good people, are a recipe for joy in life.

We here at the PFM share that joy and love to celebrate it and that’s one of the reasons we bring this farmers market to the community all year!

We know you come out to the Market to enjoy the incredible benefits of local food; those incredible flavors, higher nutrition, better health. Who wouldn’t be thankful for that? But the benefits don’t stop there… The local food economy enhances regional economic resilience, food safety, food access, community creation, open space preservation, wildlife benefits, genetic diversity and long term sustainability.. Oh AND, the farmers market is fun and festive and there is music!

Gosh, it just seems so obvious that  local food is the way to go! And all you have to enjoy all of these benefits, is shop at your local farmers market! SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!

We are always thankful for that, and we at the PFM show our gratitude by bringing our farmers and community of local food shoppers together as often as we can.

The people who make up the PFM, who volunteer their highly valued skills and sustain a level of community service through the ups and downs, those people who work out all of the little details and make sure the farmers market is one that they themselves would want to enjoy, those people are pretty amazing.  Those volunteers working in the background, finding little ways to innovate and better serve, here and at other community oriented organizations, they are engines of positive change and are the foundation of this community asset. Our gratitude for their incredible work cannot be overstated.

All of this work culminates on the field or in the Visitors Center at Plimoth Plantation. We are humbled by the generosity of Plimoth Plantation, our host for this important community asset. Plimoth Plantation uniquely represents the American food heritage and brings to life the founding experiences with local food. Plimoth Plantation’s connection with local food is most poignant around the Thanksgiving holiday, where we celebrate that food heritage  across our town, our region, our nation. Because of that connection with local food, the Plymouth Farmers Market could not have a more complimentary host than that of the Plimoth Plantation. It is through their leadership vision, the shared spirit of community service and commitment to a sustainable local food system that we can partner to bring this farmers market to the community. We hope you will join is thanking them for setting the stage for this market.

Join us for the Thanksgiving Holiday Market on the 21st and source your authentic Thanksgiving ingredients from your local growers and truly celebrate  the bounty of local food.

-The PFM

See all of the details of Thursday’s Special Market!

Image courtesy Jack Costello


Sausage Stuffing |Brown Boar Farm

Stuffs up to a 15 -20 lb. bird.
1 cup chopped onion, from Plato’s Harvest and Web of Life Farm
1 cup chopped celery root, from Skinny Dip farm
4 packages of Brown Boar farm mild breakfast sausages
3 loaves of stuffing bread from Jenny’s Bread
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups peeled, chopped apples from Crow farm
1 cup of fresh cranberries from Fresh Meadow Farm
2 cups of apple cider
2 cups of turkey or chicken broth
1 box of Bells seasoning (or equivalent herbs and spices). Bell’s Seasoning is a local Boston product created by William G. Bell in 1867. He mixed a unique combination of rosemary, oregano, sage, ginger, and marjoram. Bell’s seasoning is 100% natural and has no added preservatives, additives, or artificial ingredients and that makes it a perfect companion to Brown Boar Farm all natural sausage that contains no nitrites, additives or artificial ingredients.

Prepare celery root by slicing off the outside similar to how you would prepare a turnip. Once the outer skin is removed, place the celery root in a bowl of water (with lemon) to prevent discoloration, and then chop into small cubes. Regular chopped celery could also be used instead of celery root.
Prepare the apples by dicing into cubes or slices leaving the skin on.
Prepare the fresh cranberries by rinsing.
Melt butter in a large skillet, over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion and chopped celery root (or cube celery stalks) for 5 -10 minutes. Add ¼ of a box of Bells seasoning and cup of the chicken stock, and bring to a boil.
In a separate fry pan, add the apple cider, apple cubes and cranberries and cook through. Mix the cooked results with the onion and celery.
In a large bowl, pull apart the loaves of stuffing bread or cut into 1-2 inch chunks.
Add in the sausage, onion, celery, apples and cranberries and stir with a large fork to blend well.
Sprinkle in and mix additional Bell’s seasoning for taste, and add additional chicken or turkey stock as needed to moisten the bread and seasoning.
Cook the thawed mild breakfast sausage links next until golden brown. Remove the cooked sausage and drain on paper towels and let cool. Slice the cooled sausage links into ½ inch sections and then mix with the bread, onions, celery, apples and cranberries.

Pack the completed stuffing lightly in the turkey cavity and neck just before roasting the turkey.

Extra Stuffing may also be baked in a covered casserole at 350F for 30-40 minutes.

Plimoth Plantation

November 21st Special Market News | 2013 Indoor Season

Program Details

Culinary Insights | Four PFM Farmers | 2:45

Join us right at 2:45 to get a new take on some favorite holiday dishes from some of your favorite PFM farmers!

See the line-up below:


  • 2:45-3:15 Turkey Giblet Gravy | Elizabeth Frary of Copicut Farms – see recipe
  • 3:15-4:00 Sausage Stuffing for Thanksgiving Turkey | Peter Burrows of Brown Boar Farm – see recipe
  • 4:00-4:30 Cranberry Sauce | Melissa Colangelo of Fresh Meadow Farm – see recipe
  • 4:30-5:00 Roasted Potato and Root Vegetables | Hannah Wolbach of Skinny Dip Farm – see recipe

Community Hosts | Soule Homestead Education Center | 2:30-6:30

The mission of the Soule Homestead Education Center is to support and maintain a community based nonprofit education center for the benefit of area schools and the general public while preserving and enhancing the historic Soule Homestead. Hands on learning opportunities include environmental programs, organic farming activities, traditional crafts, and cultural events.

Music | Hayley Sabella | 2:30-6:30

Hayley Sabella is a singer-songwriter / local farmer / earnest truth-seeker / independent woman / dork, who originally did her thing in her hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts and is now doing her thing in other places, too. Her first EP was released in December 2012. It was called Farm Fingers, and it showcased her warm, urgent style and graced a variety of venues over the past half-year.

Hayley Sabella is art with a heartbeat.

Harvest and Cooks Notes

  • Web of Life Farm

    Got Cranberry Sauce???

    Made with local organic cranberries, can’t have a turkey sandwich without it!

  • Jenny’s Bread

    With Thanksgiving right around the corner, be sure to pick up your home made all butter pie crusts and your stufffing bread. Not to mention a loaf or two of anadama for turkey sandwiches, and this week’s anadama will be made with Web of Life organic cornmeal. These home made breads freeze beautifully!

    TRY THIS | Peasant bread for Thanksgiving?

    YES! Throw it in the freezer Thursday night then pull it out Wednesday to sliced it thin and toast in the oven (plain or flavored with some Omega Olive oils) it makes a wonderful vehicle for some local cheeses from the Foxboro Cheese company or some Narragansett soft cheese from Englenook Farm. Wanna get fancy? Top your crostinis with cubed and roasted butternut squash from one of our farmers.

  • Copicut Farms

    We have spent the last few weeks butchering and flash freezing our Winter stores. This will be our last week of butchering for the 2013 season. This weeks market will be your last chance to get fresh (unfrozen) poultry until Spring!

  • Brown Boar Farm

    Peter will be participating in the cooking demonstration – he’ll be making our traditional sausage stuffing.

  • Skinny Dip Farm

    Despite freezing and thawing a few times, we still have great salad greens coming from the field, as well as frost sweetened roots including carrots, parsnips, turnips, watermelon radishes, and beets.

    We’ll also be bringing some of Westport’s own macomber turnips (traditional Thanksgiving fare mashed with carrots). We’ll have herbs for your Thanksgiving recipes, potatoes and garlic for mashing, sweet potatoes that are so good you can skip the marshmallow topping, and butternut, acorn and delicata squash.

  • Allen Farms

    Pea Greens, Arugula, Salad Mix, Kale, Garlic, fresh cut herbs, Sage, Rosemary, Parsley. Macomber Tunrip. Potted Herbs

  • Blue Heron Arts

    New wool and alpaca hats and scarves, new silver jewelry, and lots of hand-thrown pottery platters and serving bowls, great for the holidays!

See the complete list of 2013 Market Members

Friend of the Market Specials

By purchasing a $25 Friend of the Market card, you are strengthening the Plymouth Farmers’ Market’s ability to deliver on our mission and to keep our local food economy vibrant. In recognition of your support, Market Friends get access to weekly market specials with each of the Market members and Friends are also automatically entered into drawings for special rewards through May 2014! Show your friend card to take advantage of the specials and THANK YOU to all of our Friends that have committed to sustaining the Market. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Market


  • Plymouth Farmers’ Market

    Hi EBT/SNAP customers, please stop by the market tent for your Friend of The Market card! It’s our way of thanking you with weekly specials and discounts for spending some of your food dollars with our farmers. We appreciate you shopping here!

  • Allen Farms

    $1 off macomber tunrip

  • Web of Life Farm

    1.00 off any purchase

  • Jenny’s Bread

    $1 off a purchase of $10 or more.

  • Brown Boar Farm

    $1 off sausage sandwiches

  • Skinny Dip Farm

    Garlic! 5 heads for $5

  • Engelnook Farm

    Special Holiday hostess gifts priced according to combos.

    Fresh made Organic cranberry sauces or Cranberry Sweet Heat combos

  • Copicut Farms

    $1.00 off Whole Chickens

  • Blue Heron Arts

    15% off of anything!

Culinary Insights | Kathleen Wall - decor by Setting the Space

Introducing a Taste of Plimoth with Kathleen Wall

Plymouth Farmers’ Market is teaming up with Plimoth Plantation to introduce a new market day program, A Taste of Plimoth, with Kathleen Wall, Colonial Foodways Culinarian at Plimoth Plantation.

Kathleen has been cooking, gardening, and baking as a 17th century housewife in the 1627 Village at Plimoth Plantation since 1980. Kathleen’s writings about colonial foodways can be found on her blog Pilgrim Seasonings, Notes and Recipes from a 17th Century Kitchen. Through workshops like her  ”Hard Core Hearth Cooking” and lectures such as “Pioneer to Pilgrims”, she  inspires today’s cooking with unbelievable recipes and techniques from the past.

During “A Taste of Plimoth”, Kathleen Wall will be demonstrating seasonal recipes as a tool for educating  visitors about the history of our local food system.

Her first program at the November 14th market will showcase two 17th century recipes featuring Swiss chard: a Lumbardy Tart and an easy-to-prepare gratin.

A Taste of Plimoth debuts at 2:30pm in the Patuxet Room


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