NEW LOCATION: Final Summer Concert Features Country Band & National Farmers Market Week

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Southbound Train will perform in the last Watertown Summer Concert of the year.

NOTE: Wednesday’s rain will move the final Watertown Summer Concert indoors in the Watertown Free Public Library. Earlier, Town officials planned to hold it outside, but the decision was changed.

Head down to Saltonstall Park Wednesday to see the last free summer concert of the year, and celebrate National Farmers Market Week at Watertown’s own market.

The seven-piece country band Southbound Train will perform high energy, vocal-oriented songs, both past and present. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. in Saltonstall Park (next to Town Hall). The rain location is the Watertown Free Public Library.

The band features two female vocalists and two mail vocalists to provide three and four part harmonies, along with a range of instruments, including fiddle, banjo, harmonica, banjolin, and pedal steel guitar, along with electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and drums.

“Our diverse instrumentation and vocal compliment enables us to present a full, rich, and authentic country sound for both classic and modern country music, distinguishing us from most local and regional country acts,” the band said on its webpage.

Farmers Market

The Watertown Farmers’ Market is Celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week! Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Saltonstall Park

Organizers sent out the following announcement:

The Watertown Farmers’ Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week where we celebrate the awesome farmers, vendors, and community networks we support while shopping at the WFM and other locally-sourced markets.

Join us in celebrating this Wednesday with free farmers’ market temporary tattoos, sharing of market memories, and activities for kids (details below)! The fruit and vegetable fairies are running wild!

Join us at the WFM for a free, fun game of hide and seek! See how many of the fugitive fairies you can find, and while you’re at it, say “Hi” to our friendly market sellers. There’ll be a follow-up activity presented by HATCH on Aug. 14, called Play With Your Food, so be sure not to miss the fun!

In celebration of National #FarmersMarketWeek, learn why your support of local farmers is needed more than ever, and why their success is important to you. Be sure to get out to market this week, and help us celebrate local food, farmers, and prosperity! Don’t forget to let your favorite farmers and vendors know how much you appreciate their hard work!

In Case You Missed Them Last Week, Meet New Vendor Common Acre Farm

Common Acre Farm is a small (1/4 acre) farm located in Mansfield, MA that focuses on microgreens, shoots, and baby salad greens. They use no tractors or machines to cultivate relying on hand tools and patience. They are Certified Naturally Grown, which is a local grass roots alternative to the USDA Organic Certification and follow the same strict guidelines. They do not use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers or GMO’s. Their focus is on growing good soil so that whatever they plant in it will be nutrient dense and delicious for you and sustainable for our future.

This Week’s Guest Vendor Merton’s Maple Syrup NEW VENDOR:

We welcome Tim Merton of Merton’s Maple Syrup to the Watertown Farmers’ Market! Merton’s Maple Syrup is a 4,000 tap, wood-fired maple operation located in Putney, Vermont. Tim produces his syrup using a wood fired evaporator in his 150 year old sugar house. Maple Syrup isn’t just for drizzling over pancakes and waffles. From a sweet glaze over meat to being whisked into salad dressings, maple syrup can be a great addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks. This Maple Limeade will be nice and refreshing on hot, summer days.

Entertainment

T Max R&B/Oldies 2:30 – 5:30 PM This week’s music will feature T Max playing the guitar as part of his 2019 Vegetable Tour. His singer-songwriter ’60’s style vocal music is great for all ages. T Max is a founder, actor, and producer in Boston Rock Opera; the music director of Project Eno; and the publisher/editor of New England’s longest running music magazine—the Noise. Entertainment T Max R&B/Oldies 2:30 – 5:30 PM This week’s music will feature T Max playing the guitar as part of his 2019 Vegetable Tour. His singer-songwriter ’60’s style vocal music is great for all ages. T Max is a founder, actor, and producer in Boston Rock Opera; the music director of Project Eno; and the publisher/editor of New England’s longest running music magazine—the Noise.

Community Tent Trees for Watertown

Teens for Trees Teens for Trees empowers local teenagers to become advocates of public shade trees in the Watertown community. Come learn about their work and Watertown’s Open Tree Map, a citizen edited map identifying each street tree’s size, species, and health, Find out where open planting sites exist, their call for an Urban Forest Master Plan, and opportunities where you can help.

Crop Update: What’s Fresh & What’s New

Here’s what our farm’s expect to bring this week: (Availability may change based on weather and growing conditions)

Dick’s Market Gardens: *NEW: Possibly Melons (Cantaloupe, Honey Dew & Watermelon) & Plums, Field Tomatoes, Corn *Blueberries, Peaches, Beets, Lots of Greens, Bok Choy, Peppers, Cabbage, Kale, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Celery, Beans (Green, Yellow, Romano), Eggplant, Onions (White & Yellow), Potatoes (White & Gold), Carrots, Herbs, Cucumbers, Garlic Farmer

Tim’s Vegetables: *Sweet Corn, Ground Cherries, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Peppers, Eggplant, Onions, Green Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Beets, Potatoes, Kale, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Salad Mix,

Herbs Ward’s Berry Farm: *NEW: Nectarines *Looking great: Carrots, Cucumbers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Peppers, New Potatoes, Radishes, Summer Squash, All kinds of Tomatoes, Blueberries

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