On the fourth Friday of each month, the Milton Farmers Market in historic Milton adds special vendors to their slate of offerings at the corner of Union and Magnolia streets. Open from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday, this USDA Best Start-up Market brings all-natural and wholesome foods for table, pantry and freezer, plus a range of specialty items including homemade jams, honey from local hives, lush blossoming planters, and lavender-infused lotions and creams from Lavender Fields Farm.
Po’ Boys Creole and Fresh Catch Restaurant joins the Milton Farmers Market Friday, May 23, with a special Fourth Friday menu of gumbo and cornbread. “It’s all about promoting the Town of Milton and our new restaurant,” said owner and chef Mike Clampitt, promising to return every Fourth Friday with a variety of Creole-inspired soups and breads from Po’ Boys on Route 16 in Milton.
Visitors looking for farm-fresh milk from grass-fed cows milked that morning can stop by Rustic Acres Rehoboth Dairy next to the market manager’s tent. The milk is bottled in glass and pasteurized using low heat, and the benefits to the consumer include improved flavor plus more vitamins and minerals. The milk is available in half gallons and quarts; it is the artificial-hormone-free milk that is used in Rehoboth Dairy’s Bavarian chocolate ice cream, also available at the Rustic Acres Farm tent May 23.
Baywater Greens offers locally grown hydroponic lettuce varieties including bibb, romaine, and spring mix. These greens are grown year-round in a no-soil, pesticide-free, climate-controlled greenhouse. Also, Baywater brings micro-greens to the Milton Farmers Market each week including radish tops, red kale, mustard greens, sprouts and basil. Visit www.baywatergreens.com and call ahead to order any of their specialty products.
Kemp’s Liquors will be at the Fourth Friday market offering tastings of red and white wines as well as three craft beers. Debbie Costello will guide visitors through the many choices at her tent, pouring a light German Riesling, a new Chardonnay, a grapefruit-infused Ranga Ranga, a Chilean red blend, a beautifully balanced Lodi Zinfandel, and more. For the beer lovers, she will have Brooklyn Blast, Elysian Super Fuzz, and a Rye IPA to sample.
Market patrons always enjoy live music. The Bullbuckers will enliven the afternoon with their upbeat blend of reggae and rock on May 23.
Open every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., the Milton Farmers Market facilitates the shopping experience with free parking in the lot across the street. Visitors can stop by all the farmers’ tents, bakers’ tents and main course tents to stock up on fresh and wholesome selections. Also, look for fresh flowers and plants as well as specialty gourmet items throughout the market grounds.