Williamsburg Farmers Market

  (Williamsburg, Virginia)
in Merchants Square
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This Weekend at the Williamsburg Farmers Market

Saturday, October 8

8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sentara Regional Medical Center’s Chef Patrick Day will be at the Chefs Tent, Orion will play Celtic music and Riverside Health System will exhibit their cancer and purse project.  Shop for pumpkins, kale, free-range chicken, pork, bread, cheeses and apples.  Knife sharpening available.  The Williamsburg Farmers Market is open through October 29.

 
 

Celebrate Farmers Market Week with us Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Support the farmers market and its farmers, watermen and bakers during Farmers Market Week. The Williamsburg Farmers Market is the place to shop for apples, peaches, watermelons, pork, seafood, herbs, and lots of vegetables.  Ball Canning Demonstration will be presented by Two Girls & a Hammer at Chefs Tent and Thomas DeRose will perform 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 

Market Calendar for July 30, 2011

Saturday, July 30

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cheese, bison, peanuts, fruit, organic produce and baked goods are among the items for sale by over 35 local farmers and producers at the Williamsburg Farmers Market.  Mike Hutt of The Virginia Marine Products Board will be at Chef Tent, the Master Gardeners will attend discussing drought-tolerant plants and guitarist Stephen Christoff will perform from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 

Market Calendar for July 23, 2011

Saturday, July 23

8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Peaches, apples, blackberries, goat meat, herb plants and a knife sharpener are among the many products and services available at the Williamsburg Farmers MarketA Thyme to Plant Herb Farm will be at the Chef Tent, Two Girls and a Hammer will host a Ball Canning demonstration from 9-11:00 a.m., and  Kindred Spirits, a vocal duo, will sing.

 
 

Market Calendar for July 16, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Saturday at the Williamsburg Farmers Market The Trellis Restaurant will be at the Chef Tent, the Master Gardeners will attend and Louis Vangieri will play guitar. Shop for fresh, local peaches, berries, corn, tomatoes, pasture-raised pork and goat meats and much more.

 
 

The Market's 9th Anniversary and Independence Day Celebration July 2

Saturday, July 2, 2011

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Special events to celebrate the Williamsburg Farmers Market’s 9th anniversary and Independence Day will feature the annual Chef Cook-Off led by Chef Renny Parziale, Tap Root and the Virginia Chefs Association.  Songwriter Ron Fetner will play from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The Master Gardeners will attend with rain barrels, over 35 local vendors will attend and complimentary cake will be served.

 
 

Live Music, Chef and Canning Demos and Fresh, Local Products June 25

Saturday, June 25, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Shop for everything from raspberries, blueberries and tomatoes to goat cheese, daylilies and lavender at the Williamsburg Farmers Market. The Williamsburg Lodge will be at the Chef Tent at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Two Girls & a Hammer will provide techniques and recipes for canning salsa. The Delvers will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 

Father's Day Specials, Live Chef Demos, Kids Activities and More June 18

Saturday, June 18, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Shop for Father’s Day at the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Knife sharpening available.  Blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes are ripe and daylilies and lavender are in bloom. The Blue Talon Bistro will be Chef Tent at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Prentice Creek Partners will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. WHRO will have a display with giveaways and kids activities.

 
 

Recycling, Canning Demonstrations and More June 11

Saturday, June 11, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Blueberries, carrots, artisan chocolate and bison will be among the offerings at the Williamsburg Farmers Market. The City of Williamsburg will have a recycling exhibit and a canning demonstration with Two Girls & a Hammer will be at the Chef Tent at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Macaroni Kid will provide activities for kids and Karen Trump will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 

Children's Day at the Market June 4, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Children’s Day at the Williamsburg Farmers Market will include SHIP (School Health Initiative Program) at the Chef Tent at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Mr. Little’s Band will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Corny Sue will provide face painting, the Master Gardeners will feature gardening with children and the Masonic Lodge will conduct Child ID. Over 30 vendors will attend with fresh, local, seasonal products.

 
 

Memorial Day Specials, Canning Demonstrations and More May 28, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Plan Memorial Day picnics with bison, fruit pies and spring vegetables available at the Williamsburg Farmers Market.  A strawberry jam canning demonstration will be presented by Two Girls and a Hammer at the Chef Tent at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m, the first in a series of demonstrations.   Brian and Mary Lewis will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. WHRO will have a display with giveaways and kids activities.

 
 

Gardening Exhibits, Live Music and Chef Demonstrations May 21

Saturday, May 21, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

May is peak season for strawberries, peonies, soft shell crabs, and all spring produce at the Williamsburg Farmers MarketMaster Gardeners and WCAN will have exhibits. Williamsburg Christian Academy will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Executive Chef Denis Callinan of the College of William & Mary will be at the Chef Tent with cooking demonstrations and free samples at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 
 

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Berret's Seafood Restaurant demonstrated these recipes at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on May 7, 2011.

 

Energy Smoothie

1 Apple, cut up

1 Tbsp Honey

1 Rounded Tbsp Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Fat-free Yogurt

1/4 Cup Chocolate Whey Powder

1/2 Cup Fat-free Milk

2-3 Ice Cubes (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. 

Enjoy.

 

Refreshing Smoothie

6 Strawberries

1/2 Cup Blueberries

1/2 Cup Apple Juice

1/2 Apple, cut up

1 Tbsp Honey

1/4 Cup Vanilla Whey Powder

1/4 Cup Wheat Germ or Oatmeal

1/2 Cup Yogurt

2-3 Ice Cubes (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. 

Enjoy.

 

 

 
 

Herb Day, Fitness Day and More at the WFM Saturday, May 7

Saturday, May 7, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Herbs, healthy spring vegetables and strawberries will be the focus for National Herb Week and will be the theme of the Master Gardeners and the Herb Society exhibits at the Williamsburg Farmers Market

The Leadership Historic Triangle will bring demonstrations and exhibits on exercise and health for their Fitness Day at the market. 

Bagels & Fraylox will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Berret’s Seafood Restaurant will open the season at the Chef’s Tent with demonstrations at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 
 

Sauteed Freshwater Prawns with Peppers and Basil Pesto

Chef Tim Westby-Gibson of Café Provençal demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on October 30, 2010.

Ingredients:

1 tbl olive oil

12 prawns, peeled and deveined

½ cup mixed thinly sliced peppers

2 oz white wine

2 tbl basil pesto (recipe follows)

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in large pan over medium high heat until oil just begins to smoke. Add prawns, season lightly with salt and pepper, and allow to cook for 30 seconds. Add peppers and stir, continuing to cook until prawns are almost done and peppers begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add wine and basil pesto, stirring to evenly coat all the prawns, continue to cook until liquid has evaporated and prawns are just cooked through, about 1 minute.

Basil Pesto

Ingredients:

2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup toasted pinenuts

2 cloves garlic, crushed

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

Pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until almost smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Refrigerate or freeze immediately.

 
 
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