Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Gift Ideas

For those of you missing out on shopping our vendors during the winter, some of our vendors have websites that allow you to order their products directly. I've listed them below. If there is a particular vendor you are looking for that doesn't have a website, email us at and we'll put them in touch with you.

Happy Holidays!

West Elm Farm

Green 101

Pembroke Cookie Company

Renaissance Cooking

Friday, September 10, 2010

Weekly Update for September 11th

Hello all,

It's looking like we're going to have terrific weather yet again this Saturday. For the first time this season, Billingsgate Farm will be having apples at the market. We'll also have live music from the country act Ramshackle. Hard to believe there is only three weeks left! Thanks for all your support!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Weekly Update for September 4t

Hello all,

While it's unclear what the weather gods have in store for us tonight, it is our intention to hold the market tomorrow (Saturday) from 9-12. If there is flooding in the middle of the Green, we may set-up a bit differently but we will still be there. Come down and stock up on food for your Labor Day parties!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Weekly Update August 28th

Hello folks,

The Governor has declared this week Farmers Market Week in Massachusetts and we are one of several markets across the state that will be participating. This Saturday, the 28th, we'll have all our regular vendors but we will also be raffling off a basket of market goodies thanks to our vendors generous donations! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the market tent for $1 each or six for $5.

Also at the market tent, we'll have some recipe ideas for school lunches that incorporate fresh ingredients you can buy at the market.

Once again, the weather is supposed to be terrific! Please come by, we'll be there from 9-12.


Matt York and Christine Falk

Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekly Farmers Market Update (August 21st)

Hello folks,

The Farmers Market will be back in action this Saturday, August 21st from 9-12. The weather is supposed to be terrific again. Pembroke Cookie Company will be returning this weekend. Boathouse Lobster started selling fresh haddock last week and it was a big hit at both Christine's house and mine. Billingsgate Farm had some new delicious watermelon and Deb King had her first week with us selling fresh garden veggies.and will be with us for the rest of the season. Please come on down this week.

For those of you in Hanson or Whitman that may have seen our ads in your town newspapers this week, the Pembroke Farmers Market is located on the Town Green in Pembroke. If you need directions, the street address is 128 Center Street. We're there weekly from 9-12 on Saturday mornings until September 25th.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Weekly Update August 14th

Hello all,

We'll be back in action this Saturday, August 14th. Looks like we're going to have terrific weather as well, so hope to see you. We'll be there from 9-12

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Weekly Update

Just a reminder that the farmers market will not be taking place this weekend (August 7th). Instead, the annual Pembroke Arts Festival will be on the Town Green both Saturday and Sunday.

We will return on August 14th.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Market Update for July 31st

This Saturday, July 31st, we'll have a couple of vendors that were with us opening week returning. The Pembroke Cookie Company ( and Pottery by Kathleen will both be back. We'll also have acoustic music by Pembroke's own Mike Muzyka. Just a reminder that we'll be taking a one-week hiatus after this Saturday to make way for the annual Pembroke Arts Festival ( which will be using the Town Green the weekend of August 7th-8th, so remember to buy a little extra.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Week 3 a success!

Thank to everybody for coming down today. We had another terrific day! We've been lucky with the weather so far and we've been so grateful for the support Pembroke has given us. Make sure to double-up on your groceries if you come down next week. We'll be there on July 31st but the following weekend, the Arts Festival will be using the Town Green and we won't be there (August 7th). Thanks again and hope to see you on July 31st.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Story hour at the farmers' market!

A huge thanks to the children's librarian "Miss Jessica" for volunteering to do a story hour at the farmers' market this past Saturday. Children listened to stories and decorated bookmarks. Jessica will return on Saturday, September 11th for another story hour. Thanks again, Jessica!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Express column summarizing opening day

The link below is a really nice summary of the first week that was written in the Pembroke Express.

Quick note regarding vendors in 2010

We have roughly 19 vendors that committed to the market before the season began and are taking part in the market this year. In the five days since we've opened, we've received over twenty requests from other vendors that are interested in taking part. We think it's best to stick with the terrific vendors that have been with us since the beginning and not add new vendors this season.

We did everything we could think of to get the word out to potential vendors and are especially appreciative of the leap of faith that this year's vendors took. Many of them could have chosen other already established markets but wanted to be a part of what we're doing here in Pembroke. We also really liked the spacing we had on Saturday where there was plenty of rooms for people to be walking around with their dogs, kids could run around etc.

We are flattered that so many people have expressed interested in the past week. If you are interested in being involved in 2011, please send us an email at If, for some reason, we have a vendor that can't complete this season and is selling something that is comparable to what you are selling, we wouldn't hesitate to reach out to you for this season.

We won't be the largest market this year but we're confident there's a wide enough array of products and that that will increase as more and more produce comes to fruition. Next year we'll definitely consider adding more spaces but for this year, we're going to stick with the vendors that we have.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Opening Day

After nearly a year of planning, plotting and hoping, the Market opened this past Saturday. It exceeded all of our expectations! Thank you for making that happen. We had vendors sell out, we had vendors need to go back to their stores/farms multiple times to get more stuff to sell and the rain didn't arrive until long after we were gone. It was perfect.

If you didn't get a chance to come down, we'll be there again this Saturday morning (July 17th) from 9 am - noon. At 11 am, Pembroke's Youth Librarian Jessica Lamarre will be doing a storytime for kids on the bandstand. If you have little ones, we think they'll really enjoy Miss Jessica.

Thanks again!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Market Parking

Please respect our neighbors and park in the Community Center parking lot. Thank you!

Markets Grand Opening

The Pembroke Farmers' Market will be open today from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM! Stroll through the Town Green and purchase a wonderful local meal for dinner. We'll see you there!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Market Opens Saturday

After nearly a year of planning, the Market opens this Saturday. We will have roughly eighteen vendors each week. We'll have local produce, lobster, breads, desserts, organic coffee, eggs, jams and much more. We have some excellent artists and will also have acoustic music playing onstage most weeks. We're confident that we have a terrific group of vendors and we hope that you all have an opporunity to come down on Saturday and show them your support (and buy some excellent items).

Thanks for all your support and we'll see you on the Green.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We'd like to give a huge thank you to following businesses and families that donated money to help fund the vendor guide that we will be distributing at the market and throughout the area. Thank you! Thank you!

Josh Cutler
Dan Taylor
Dottie and Scott MacInnes
Pembroke School of Performing Arts
Beth York Real Eatate
Ocean Works Inc
Janet and Bert White
Salvage Chic
Rebecca W. Coletta Esq.
Beloved Jeannette & Tom Reading "Grandpa Tom's"
Liz and Phil Benotti
A special thanks to Jim and Linda McCollum
Mary Lou Chase
The Mattakeesett Garden Club of Pembroke
Susan Goode of Quincy, MA
Pembroke Cookie Company
John and Kerri Ahern of Blue Gate Farm
Help Desk Services
Pembroke Express
Bob & Lydia Hale

Saturday, June 12, 2010

2010 Market Vendors Selected!

We are thrilled to announce the following vendors that have been selected for the 2010 Pembroke Farmers' Market. We feel confident that you will have a wide variety of fresh, local foods from organic veggies, fruits and herbs, to lobster, eggs, meats, breads, sweets, flowers, honey and jellies to choose from. You will also find locally made jewelry, bags, afghans, soaps, candles, pottery and even sustainable products!

2010 Vendors
Billingsgate Farm
Uncle Dave's Farm stand
Taproot Gardens
West Elm Farm
Boathouse Lobster
The Carver Farm
Pembroke Cookie Company
Acorn Canning Company
Blue Goose Cottage
Bogberries & Anne-Made Jewelry
Green 101
Pottery by Kathleen
Saxs by Suzan

The market starts Saturday, July 10th at 9:00 AM on the Town Green. There will be entertainment and children's activities! We look forward to seeing you at the market!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sponsorship opportunities

Hi there,

Below is the fundraising email/letter we are sending out. If you are interested in helping to sponsor this year's market, please read below. If you'd like this information emaied to you, shoot us an email at



As many of you are aware, we are in the midst of launching a farmers market in Pembroke. The official launch of the market will be Saturday, July 10th on the Town Green from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The support we’ve received from the community, interested vendors and volunteers has been overwhelming. We think you are going to be very happy with the local products that will be available.

As a brand-new community group, our funding resources are limited and we are writing with hopes of securing sponsorship donations. We are putting together the first annual P.F.M. Guide, an informative brochure with 2010 vendor products and contact information to make your shopping easier both at the market and the rest of the year. The P.F.M. Get Fresh Guide will be available at the market and around town. Individuals, families or non-profits willing to make a donation of $25 will have their names included in the brochure as a friend of the market. Businesses interested in making a donation of $50 donation will have their business name and website included in the guide.

With the money raised, we hope to increase the awareness of not only the Pembroke Farmers’ Market through advertising and signage but also of the importance of eating locally, supporting local farmers, growers and artisans and educating our community on safe, healthy eating habits.

We hope the market will be a part of the town for many years to come. Please help us continue our efforts to a successful farmers’ market for our community! If you are interested in sponsoring the market, please fill out the attached information below.

Thank you for your support,

Matt York and Christine Falk

Donations must be received by June 15th to be printed in the 2010 PFM Get Fresh Guide:

Please check box:

[ ] $25 – Family or non-profit

[ ] $50 – Business

Each family or non-profit will have their name listed on a single line. Please write how you’d like the name to appear in the brochure:

Businesses will have their name listed on one line and a second line that include either your website or phone number:

Please make checks payable to Pembroke Farmers Market & mail to:
Pembroke Farmers Market
Attn: Matt York
125 Furnace Colony Drive
Pembroke, MA 02359
Thank you for your support and see you at the market!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Market Applications are now available!

Hello all,

We're excited to have the vendor applications for this year's market now available. If you are interested, please email us at or call Matt York (781-293-3339) or Christine Falk (617-293-2480).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April Update

Hello all,

Christine and I had a pair of good meetings this week. We met with the Board of Health along with a few interested vendors and they were very helpful in answering some questions that we had. We also met again with the Recreation Department. They agreed that we could have access to the bathrooms at the Community Center each week. That's a big win because it saves us the cost of renting porta-potties which likely would have been pricey (and kinda gross).

A few other notes:

1) I know that some of you had expressed interest in selling baked goods. It's a state law, however, that baked goods can only come from a commercial kitchen and I know that some of you mentioned you didn't have access to one. We were surprised to find out that there is a commercial kitchen inside the community center. We talked at our meeting last night about the possibility of possibly renting the kitchen as a market and believe there's a good chance we could do so at a fairly nominal price. If any of you might be interested in that, please let me know. I wanted to gauge interest before going any further w/ the community center folks.

2) If any of you plan on using scales at the market, I'd suggest you give a call to Joseph Suppa (781-293-3864). He's the sealer of weights and measures for Pembroke.

3) We've had some musicians and artists that have expressed an interest in performing at the market. We have a great bandstand for doing so. If you know of anybody that might be a good fit, let me know. We're ideally looking for fairly low-key or acoustic acts (no metal or gangsta rap...sorry).

4) We're thinking of having a fundraiser/party in June to help pay for any advertising, unforeseen expenses and possibly to be able to give a little money to the artists that perform. I think it'd also be a great opportunity for vendors, volunteers and supporters of the market to get together and celebrate what we hope will be a very a successful summer. If you think you'd be interested in attending, let us know. I'd like to have a ballpark figure interest-wise before we go and try and find a place to hold it.

5) We are working with the state to get the market approved for WIC (women, infants and nutrition program). Vendors that want to be offer WIC need to take a one-hour certification from the state. Once I have some dates for the certification, I'll let you know. It's a great program that you can read more about here

6) Think that's about it. Contracts should be ready very soon.

Be well,

Matt York

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring is coming!

After all the rain over the weekend, it is so nice to see the sun again. Spring is in the air and the signs are all over my yard...bulbs are popping up everywhere! Most exciting for me is the garlic growing in the garden. This is my first year growing garlic. My mother-in-law gave my some bulbs in the fall and I was thrilled (that's where I am in life now, garlic bulbs make me happy)!

Matt & I continue to work on the contracts for the market. We will be meeting with both the Board of Health and the Recreation Department in the next month. We are hoping to have contracts available in April.

We are still looking for vendors and musicians. Anyone who is interested who has not contacted us yet, please either email us at or call Matt @ 781-953-6177 or Christine @ 617-293-2480.

Finally, today is the Plymouth Winter Farmers' Market at Plimoth Plantation from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM. I've heard great things about this market and plan on going. Stop in and buy local! For more information visit

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A great turnout for our 2nd meeting!

Thank you to everyone who came out to make our 2nd Pembroke Farmers' Market meeting a success! We were thrilled to have twice as many people in attendance as our last meeting. It was great to see so many familiar faces as well as some new faces. Interested vendors include a large produce farm, a farm with sheep, rabbits, wool and soaps, an herb vendor, lobstermen, bakers, honey and maple syrup producer, a local deli, a potter, craftsmen, local farmstand operator and a jewlery maker. More vendors have expressed interest. We were thrilled by the number of volunteers! Thank you so much for coming out to support the market. Without all of you, the Pembroke Farmers' Market would not be possible! Anyone who was unable to unattend, please do not hesitate to contact us for meeting agenda and handouts.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Meeting Reminder Feb 9th

Hi Everyone! We just wanted to sent out a quick reminder. We have scheduled a second meeting for Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm at the Pembroke Public Library. The meeting is open to potential vendors, volunteers and shoppers. Please remember to check out our blog at We will be updating information often.The market will take place on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm starting July 10th! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at or give us a call. We look forward to seeing you all! Sincerely, Christine Falk 781-826-8679Matt York 781-293-3339

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Fresh" being screened in Marshfield tonight!

Join fellow foodies for a screening of "Fresh," a thought provoking and inspirational film about our current industrialized system of food production, tonight at 7:00 PM at the Trinity Church in Marshfield brought to you by the people at Rise and Shine Farm in Marshfield. For more information, contact Marta, Doug & Jamie MacFarland at

If you can't attend the screening, but would like to learn more about the film, please visit

Friday, January 15, 2010

Farmers' Market Meeting scheduled ~ Tuesday, February 9th

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 PM at the Pembroke Public Library for a Farmers' Market meeting. The Pembroke Farmers' Market will begin on Saturday, July 10th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on the Town Green. Potential vendors, volunteers and shoppers are all invited to attend the meeting. As always, we look forward to your feedback on what you want to see at the market. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but are interested in participating, please feel free to contact us at We look forward to seeing you all and Happy New Year!