Williamsburg Farmers Market

  (Williamsburg, Virginia)
in Merchants Square
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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.

 
 

Vegetable & Buckwheat Pasta Salad Recipe

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

INGREDIENTS:

VEGETABLE SALAD:

1/2 Lb Oyster Mushrooms

1 Bunch (approx. 12 stalks) Asparagus

1 Cup Roasted Virginia Peanuts

1/2 White Onion, julienned

1/2 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar

2 Tbsp Local Honey

1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

 

PASTA:

1 Lb Buckwheat Noodles

1 Bunch Green Onions, trimmed and cut on the bias

1 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

 

DIRECTIONS:

VEGETABLE SALAD:

Clean oyster mushrooms and lightly chop.

Clean 1/2 inch off asparagus stalks, then cut in half.

Blanch mushrooms and asparagus in boiling water for 6 minutes.  Place in an ice bath and set aside.

To julienned onion, add vinegar, honey, pepper flakes and soy sauce.

Combine and toss all ingredients.

 

PASTA:

Cook buckwheat noodles al dente in lightly salted and oiled water.  Drain and chill.

Lightly toss noodles with green onions and feta cheese.

Plate 3-4 ounces pasta mixture.  Top with 3 ounces marinated vegetables and serve

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.

 

 

 
 

Strawberries, Spring Produce and Live Music at the Market May 14

Saturday, May 14, 2011

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

May is peak season for strawberries and spring vegetables at the Williamsburg Farmers Market.  Stop by the market tent to purchase gift certificates for graduation presents.  Tim Seaman will bring his instrumental stylings to the market from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 

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.

 
 

Spring Plants at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square April 30

Saturday, April 30, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Potted plants including herbs and flowering annuals are a feature of the spring markets at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square, along with asparagus, spring greens and pasture-raised meats.  The Prentice Creek Partners will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 

Easter Specials at the Williamsburg Farmers Market April 23

Saturday, April 23, 2011

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

 

Shop at the Williamsburg Farmers Market this Saturday for eggs, lamb, asparagus, chocolates, cut flowers and more to celebrate Easter. The Native Plant Society will exhibit invasive plants and Runaway String Band will play from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 

Spring Plants and Vegetables at Williamsburg Farmers Market April 16

April 16, 2011

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

Come early to the Williamsburg Farmers Market for fresh greens, asparagus and potted plants. Pasta, crabmeat, pork, mushrooms and Greek pastries are among the many other products offered. Appalachian Music Ensemble will play 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 
 

Farmers Market in Merchants Square

Saturday, April 9, 2011

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

On April 9, potted herbs, annuals, perennials and cut flowers will be the focal point of the Williamsburg Farmers Market along with the products of over 30 local watermen, bakers and producers of meats, oysters, spring vegetables, ethnic foods, cheeses and more.  So’lach, a Celtic and folk duo, will play from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 
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