MUSIC OCTOBER 6: High-Strung Strummers

MUSIC: The High-Strung Strummers is a high energy duo that specializes in the old-time dance music of Appalachia, and the performance of Anglo-American ballads that found their home in that region. Lead vocalist Sarah Jane Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional events for over a decade. She is a music journalist and is currently completing a biography of Ozark songcatcher Max Hunter. Cathy Mason is a highly accomplished fiddler and music instructor who has spent more than thirteen years studying Southern fiddle music with the masters of that tradition. Together, Cathy and Sarah have been finalists at the popular Lowell Banjo & Fiddle Contest, and they delight audiences with the rich harmonies and rhythmic accents of their “twin” fiddling. Recent and upcoming appearances include the Lowell Fairy Festival, an Arlington house concert, Rogers Memorial Library, Newton Farm Day and the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston house concert and workshop.

High Strung Strummers

Bread Obsession

Bread Obsession is an artisan bread baking company that takes pride in producing European-style bread that is not only healthy and delicious but also beautiful. We bake in a wholesale-only bakery in Waltham, MA.
We specialize in German Ryes and other sourdough-based breads. We sell our loaves unsliced, freshly baked daily and each loaf is hand-shaped by skilled bakers. We offer a variety of breads including baguettes, Lexington Sourdough, Durum Levain, Mulit-grain Sunflower, Main Grains Whole Wheat Loaf, Flaxseed Rye, Tzitzel Rye, NY Deli-style Rye with Caraway, Cinnamon Swirl, Brioche, Cardamom Buns and Bagels among other breads.

Bread Obsession

Breezy Hill

Breezy Hill Farm is a small family run farm located just off of route 12 in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. According to their website: “We raise a variety of fruits and vegetables which we sell at local farmers markets and at our farm stand. Along with growing these fruits and vegetables we raise livestock- cattle, sheep, pigs, and chickens. Like our vegetables, our meat is sold at farmers markets and our farm stand. During the summer and fall many of our cows and sheep are shown all over New England. We are in 4H and are proud supporters of young people in agriculture. Originally we only raised what we could show, but soon interest in expanding grew and we began to start raising animals for meat. We believe that being able to have good quality, fresh and affordable natural food should be an option for every one. Farming is more than a hobby or job for us farming, is a lifestyle and something that is in our blood.” They are bringing yogurt, milk, and ice-cream to the market.

Breezy Hill

Cucina Aurora

Cucina Aurora is a small, woman owned, local business. Every time you purchase Cucina Aurora products on our website or by visiting a retailer in your neighborhood, you can rest assured you are getting the highest quality, handmade, gourmet products for you and your family. We encourage people to cook together, eat together and learn about each other’s lives around the dinner table. By using Cucina Aurora’s products, already infused not only with flavor, but with love, you can make quick, easy and healthy meals you can bring Meal Time Magic to your table every day.
Cucina Aurora

Deano’s Pasta

We are fourth generation local pasta makers in Somerville, MA and happen to be one of the oldest fresh pasta companies in the country as we have been making artisan noodles, raviolis, and sauces since 1947. Our pastas and sauces are all natural, non-gmo, locally handcrafted and hand packed to assure the highest quality.
Deano’s Pasta

El Camino Foods

All of our authentic Puerto Rican recipes have been passed down through generations, which means our food is rich in flavor because we incorporate traditional spices and flavorings that enhance the natural goodness of our high quality ingredients.

Our Puerto Rican dishes are NEVER cooked with MSG, lard, or artificial colors or any other artificial ingredients. All of our food is made with the freshest ingredients responsibly sourced, which includes local farms. We also offer many delicious choices for those on restricted diets, including gluten free, dairy and nut free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Healthy, natural, and delicious… a winning combination.
El Camino Foods

Heavens Harvest

Local family owned and operated farm situated in picturesque New Braintree close to the Quabbin Resevoir. We have been growing and selling Certified Organic Fruit and Vegetables since 1994.
Heavens Harvest

Samira’s Homemade

We started making our dips at the request of our friends. They kept on raving about our food saying to us, “This is the best Hummus we’ve ever tasted! Why don’t you sell it?” So we did.
Samira’s Homemade

Smith’s Country Cheese

Smith’s Country Cheese has been making true farmstead Gouda, Cheddar, and Havarti cheeses since 1985. All of our cheese is made with the raw cow’s milk from our own family dairy farm in Winchendon, MA. Our handcrafted cheeses and Gouda spreads are made with vegetarian rennet, clean solar energy, and with meticulous attention to following traditional recipes.
Smith’s Country Cheese

Waltham Fields Community Farm

Waltham Fields Community Farm operates the last working farm in Waltham.
Our agricultural, educational and food access programs are based on 15 acres located in Waltham and Weston. All of our produce and flowers are grown using organic methods and distributed primarily through our on-site summer and winter CSAs and farm stand or through our food access programming. More information on our mission and work can be found at www.communityfarms.org
Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF)

The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse

It is with heavy hearts that we bring you the news of Dale Wentworth’s death.  Dale perished swimming off the Carolina coast, where he and his wife Jan spent time every spring.

The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse joined the Waltham Farmers’ Market in 2006 and Dale had been a beloved part of the market ever since. His ebullient presence will be sorely missed.

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A Massachusetts maple producer whose focus is on pure maple products, and whose mission is to move maple away from the breakfast table by offering uniquely crafted specialty foods showcasing maple.
Warren Farm & Sugarhouse