UPDATED: This Week’s Farmers Market Has a Cooking Demo, Yoga & Folk Music

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NOTE: The Farmers Market on Aug. 21 has been cancelled. Click here for details.

On Wednesday, the Watertown Farmers Market will feature a cooking demonstration, a free yoga class and folk music, along with the fresh produce, meat, fish and other products.

The market runs from2:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (Closing at 6:00 PM in October) June 12-Oct. 9 at Saltonstall Park, corner of Main St. & Whites Ave.(next to Town Hall, 149 Main Street). Rain or Shine.

Market organizers sent out the following information:

The Summer harvests are rolling in with delicious, fresh produce and we can’t wait to enjoy all the market has to offer! Grab a cold treat fromDizin Frutti Berriwhile perusing the market and stocking up on all of summer’s bounty!

Create a picnic dinner from your market purchases (Bluefish Pâtéanyone?) and eat on the lawn with the family while listening to the music from Lindsay Straw. Try out a new recipe fromEat Well Watertown’s Community Chef Carabeth from 4 – 6 p.m. And don’t miss out on free kids yoga withGroundworkYoga & Wellnessat 3:30 p.m.! Additional information can be found below.

Remember the Watertown Farmers’ Market stays openrainorshineunless severe weather enters the area. Even in rainy weather, westill have great farmers and vendors with healthy, local food for your table this week!For the most up to date information or any changes to the schedule,please check ourFacebook Page.

Meet the Vendors

Lilac Hedge Farm

Susan D’Amico, a retired teacher, loves to talk about her nephew’s 350-acre farm in Holden Mass., where she sells the beef, lamb, and poultry, pork and eggs that make up the inventory of their booth at the White Street end of the market. Her family has always been involved in agricultural businesses and nephew Ryan McKay, the farm’s 28-year-old owner, has been an animal lover since childhood.

His livestock — 150 Black Angus cows, about 100 lambs — are grass fed while the hens and chickens (two different types: one for meat; the others for eggs) are fed locally grown corn. She emphasizes the humane treatment practiced at the farm, a method popularized by Temple Grandin, an autistic woman considered a leading scientist in the livestock handling industry, whose life story was featured in a movie starring Claire Danes.

In addition to selling in Watertown and 15 other farmer’s markets, Lilac Hedge hosts an annual farm festival for the Holden Community. The farm has also been featured on TV’s Chronicle, sponsors a CSA, and off-season does home deliveries. And an extra perk of staffing the booth, allows Susan and her husband Chip, who raise bees, to sell their raw honey at the stand. Find more information on Lilac Hedge Farm on theirwebsite.

Hooked Fish Market

Donna Coppolla, a chef during the school year at one of Harvard’s social clubs, staffs the Hooked Fish Shop this year, one of the several farmers’ markets where this Union Square (Somerville) operation sells its supply of locally-caught seafood.

Hooked is owned by Jimmy Rider, a former chef, and Jason Tucker, who advertise that their stock are all caught by community-based North Atlantic fishermen. The stand features freshly caught and packaged fish, three flavors of pate, and several varieties of smoked fillets. And Donna will happily suggest ways to prepare what you’ve bought.

Hooked also has a Red’s Best Fish Share Program, offering free delivery on orders over $20. Customers who want a special order can call ahead and pick it up at the market. Find more information on Hooked Fish Shop on theirwebsite.

Entertainment

Lindsay Straw
Celtic/Folk/Americana
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Traditional ballads have been a source of inspiration forLindsayStrawsince her childhood in Montana, but she truly grew into the art when she became immersed in Boston’s Irish and folk music scenes. There she began to tie together the threads of the traditions she was most passionate about: English, Scottish, Irish and American songcraft.

Health & Wellness Tent

Eat Well Watertown
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Community ChefCarabethConnolly will be showcasing select seasonal produce from our farmers and dishing out a tasty, easy to make Watermelon Salad – a perfect side dish to cool you down ona warm Summer day. Stop by to try a sample, pick-up a new recipe, and find the ingredients needed right at the market!

Groundwork Yoga & Wellness

It is the Mission of Groundwork Yoga and Wellness to provide a safe space to learn and practice yoga and mindfulness. Bring your family by on Wednesday for free outdoor kids yogataking place right at the market!

Free Kids Yoga Classthis Week! with Groundwork Yoga & Wellness at the Watertown Farmers’Market

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Kids Yoga
Parents are encouraged to participate along side their child(ren)!

Bring your own mat or towel to practice on. Limited mats available for drop-in. All levels welcome!

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