NEW this year! BFM is co-hosting a food loving book club with Village Books! The book group meets 4pm-5pm the first Wednesday* of the month at Village Books in Fairhaven. Open to all. RSVPs are not required. Receive a 15% discount on the group's selections. Buy the book ahead or purchase it after [...]
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Listen to live music. Each Saturday a variety of roving buskers entertain customers. Entertainment includes everything from vocalists to violinists, a hurdy-gurdy player to a banjo trio. Entertainment is often dependent on weather since buskers depend on tips. Each Wednesday evening at the Fairhaven Village Green, the Market hosts Fresh Local Music, live [...]
This year we thought it would be fun to share the story behind the 2018 Bellingham Farmers Market marketing campaign. If you’ve ever wondered how we come up with our poster each year read on! First off the Bellingham Farmers Market is a member run organization. That means we listen to members ideas [...]
By Kristin Louis We all know the vital role veggies play in our health. Many of us grew up with parents who had to coax us to eat our greens,. Now it’s our turn to get our offspring to eat their vegetables. Do we coerce them with use a barter and reward system [...]
Did you know that it takes 3 years for a newly planted crop of asparagus to be ready to harvest? Once a crop is ready for harvesting, the season is short – only a few weeks. That’s what makes local asparagus such a treat. Farm fresh asparagus has a tenderness and sweetness that [...]
Believe it or not, we have the cold and damp of winter to thank for many of the items we cherish in the spring. Among them are stinging nettles. Stinging nettles are herbaceous plants that are nutrient rich and known for being highly anti-inflammatory. Understandably, many are put off by the “stinging” aspect [...]
With our season grand opening upon us, we are naturally excited to see what our farmers are bringing to market. While there are fairly reliable over-wintering crops, it’s still a wait-and-see game with spring crops – even a few days of variable weather can change crop readiness by weeks. As the temperatures warm, [...]
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 3 medium sweet potatoes (regular potatoes can be substituted), roughly diced 1 medium shallot or 3 cloves garlic, minced 4-5 leaves kale, sliced into 1” strips ½ medium onion, diced 2 tbsp oil or butter 1 tsp salt 2 tsp ground pepper Directions: Preheat oven to [...]
Meet Portland Chef Jenn Louis at two Aug. 23 events at Village Books in Fairhaven Acclaimed chef Jenn Louis visits Village Books in Fairhaven Wednesday, Aug. 23 for two events in support of her new cookbook, The Book of Greens. Louis will demonstrate recipes from the book at 4 p.m. at the Bellingham [...]
August marks the final month of our Wednesday market in Fairhaven. We have packed a lot into these final Wednesday market days including Demo Days, Yoga on the Green, Fresh Local Music concerts, and a visit from chef Jenn Louis - author of The Book of Greens. We have been managing this little Market [...]