Wakefield Farmers Market

Saturdays June 17 – October 14 2017

October 20, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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2017 Season Wrap Up, Thank Yous, and What’s Coming Up

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.

We’d like to send a big thank you to all who helped create the successful 9th season of our Wakefield Farmers Market. From our farmers and value-added vendors, to our shoppers, volunteers, performers, and nonprofit guests, it would not happen without you!

A special thank you goes to:

Our Wakefield Farmers Market Volunteer Team members who helped with everything from setting up in the morning, breaking down at the end of the day, fetching the highway signs, staffing the manager tent table, handling the Market Bucks and EBT details, taking pictures, and doing research. Here are those who were able to help at least once, if not more or many times this season: Pamela Anderson, Dianna Boothe, Bill Chetwynd, Erin Cook, Debbie Gronback, Robin Greenberg, Doug Heath, Sue Mitchell, Mary Pasquale, Simone Payment, Sarah Lynne Reul, Jade La Rochelle, Alison Simcox, Missy Thomson, and Janice Williamson. I think that’s everyone!


NEWSFLASH: Lilac Hedge Farm is taking turkey orders! Just go to lilachedge.com to order your Turkey (or Pekin Duck or Ham) and pick it up in Melrose at the Indoor Harvest Market on November 19! They are also offering homemade side dishes made from local produce for your holiday meal cooking convenience!

ALSO, to keep those veggies coming, go to farmerdaves.net to sign up for a Late Fall Share of veggies from Farmer Dave’s!


Those at the market tent also helped guide folks through the process of accessing Healthy Initiative Program (HIP) benefits which became available via Farmer Dave’s in July. Thanks to the USDA and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), there was funding to help at least one farmer per farmers market get set up to provide HIP benefits to all those receiving a helping hand via SNAP. The process is simple: use your EBT card to purchase your produce from Farmer Dave’s (or any farmer set up to be a HIP provider) and get the cost credited back to your account up to your maximum monthly HIP benefit. Then come to the Market Manager Tent to get SNAP designated market bucks, and the match up to $10 in SNAP market bucks provided by WFM, to purchase your additional SNAP approved food items. While the market has been providing the match since we started accepting EBT and credit cards in 2013, the HIP program has enabled our market to help even more folks gain access to fresh produce as well as bring more business to Farmer Dave’s via HIP purchases. Additionally, this program benefits all our farmers and value-added vendors via additional monies available to our SNAP customers. A win-win for all.


For music, we were sad that the annual opening day Onset School of Music recital was rained out, but there is always next year! For this season, we enjoyed music by each of the following during at least one, if not multiple Saturdays: Betty’s Bounce, banjo/fiddle trio of Ed Britt, Don Borchelt, and John Maguire, Eddie Dee, Los Sugar Kings Duo, Amy Spillert, and new to our market this year, Gentle Temper and the Katrina Marie Band. We also enjoyed a visit from North Shore 104.9, known as “your hometown radio station on the FM dial,” and one morning we had Deborah Feinn of the Linden Tree Coffeehouse (LTC) as our DJ, sharing music by artists who have graced the LTC stage. When no live music was playing, we had excellent tunes from the farmers market soundtracks created by former Market Manager Kelli Stromski.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


Yarrow, of The Magic of Yarrow, came almost every week, even on some of the showery Saturdays, and we were glad to see Blake the Balloon Guy on the day he kindly filled in for Yarrow. We had our annual fun and educational visits from Curious Creatures and Drumlin Farms, and the Wakefield Beebe Pop-Up Library came once a month and were even able to provide storytelling a few times during the season.


Our nonprofit and civic guests are a big part of our market, too. Thank you to all who supported the efforts of the Friends of Beebe Library (Book Give-Away!), Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, the Jimmy Fund, Tonneson+Co for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, WMHS Alumni Foundation, Wakefield Educational Foundation, Wakefield Health Department/Mass in Motion/Wake-Up (bike helmets and flu shots!), Wakefield Human Rights Commission, and the Wakefield Independence Day Committee.


We were thrilled to introduce Suman Shah of Fork on a Road (forkonaroad.com), who took on the cooking demo “Try a Bite” program, creating easy, tasty, and nutritious recipes with an original flare each week using produce from our farmers. Check out our new Market Kitchen Website at wfmmarketkitchen.site, which you can also reach via a link our main wakefieldfarmersmarket.org website. For the recipe from our last market day of the season, click HERE.


The season was saved by Co-Manager Heather Tribe (in photo to left, with her son Orion, our “littlest volunteer), who had to take on a solo role as to market day on-site management for the rest of the season starting with the August 5 market day due to Co-Manager Wendy being injured in an accident that limited her to PR and other computer based organizational work. We are sad to now be saying goodbye to Heather because she is moving to Bangor ME. We will certainly miss her organizational, management, bookkeeping, and people skills! She hopes to visit and volunteer next season. Stay tuned: we will be looking to fill the Co-Manager and some key volunteer positions. All will be fun, rewarding, and look great on your resume.


A big thank you goes also to the Wakefield Item, which has always been integral to our market’s success. Thank you, Bob Burgess, for all your support, as well as to Donna Larsson for the  great photos you take and share throughout the season.


A big thank you also to the Wakefield Health Department for their support via all the work behind vetting and granting permits to our vendors who offer baked goods and other prepared foods, Town Administrator Steve Maio and Executive Secretary Sherri Dalton for their ongoing support, the DPW for keeping Hall Park always tidy, and to the Board of Selectmen for granting the contract for use of Hall Park and the licenses for wine and hard cider sales. And, to the BOS in office in 2016, I send another thank you for the permission to install the shed at Hall Park! It has enabled the market to grow and thrive and is crucial to its long term success. Once the beautiful paint job fades, we will enlist another group of talented Wakefield High School art students to work their magic.


Coming Up: Our opening day for next season will be June 16, 2018. And, heads up, there is no Melrose-Wakefield winter market planed this year, but the Melrose/Sally Frank Farmers Market is doing an Indoor Harvest Market at Memorial Hall at 590 Main Street in Melrose on Sunday November 19 from 11:00 a.m. to-3:00 p.m. You will find many of our favorite vendors there, so be sure to stop by. And, to order your turkey from Lilac Hedge Farm that you can pick up at the 11/19 market, go to lilachedgefarm.com.


Check your inbox here and there because during our off season  we will be sending occasional emails with news and updates,  job descriptions for open manager and volunteer positions, information as to where you can find your favorite farmers and vendors, updates, general news, and/or actions you can take as to supporting local farms and farmers markets, as well as educational pieces about the Massachusetts Food Plan, MDAR, Mass Farmers Markets, Farmers Market Coalition, and other organizations that are working to strengthen our local food supply system and our access to produce, meats, and dairy from our local farmers. The bottom line is, of course, that it is all about the farmers. No farms, no food.


And, speaking of farmers, ours are the best! Thank you to Charlton Orchards, Farmer Dave’s, Flats Mentor Farm, Kelly’s Farm, Lilac Hedge Farm, and West River Creamery for growing and raising the food for our tables. We also have great specialty food and artisan vendors, too – thank you all for making scrumptious foods and beautiful and useful items for our homes.


Again, thank you to everyone who took part by shopping, volunteering, or even just hanging out on a Saturday morning – it takes a great community to make a great market!
The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE  (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday, with the 2018 season running from June 16 through October 13. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. See you at the Market!

Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


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October 13, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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October 14 Final Market Day: Music by the Katrina Marie Duo, So Many Farm & Food Vendors, Sasquatch Woodworks, Fun for Kids!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check HERE for our Weekly Specials Page

Can you believe it? This Saturday is our last market day of this season, so be sure to stop by and stock up on all your favorites while listening to great tunes by the Katrina Marie Band Duo, back again by popular demand. The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park, on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, 2017. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.

As noted above, our October 14 market day will feature the Katrina Marie band, a Boston-based band that has captivated audiences with soulful, sultry vocals, and a style of music that is effortlessly timeless. Blending heartfelt lyrics with catchy hooks, Katrina’s music feels at once familiar and yet altogether unique. “Katrina Marie rocks, rolls, and offers up all kinds of soulful expressions. There is no challenge her vocal prowess cannot meet and there is no style she cannot finesse.” – Bill Copeland Music News.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


NEWSFLASH: Lilac Hedge Farm is taking turkey orders! Just go to lilachedge.com to order your Turkey (or Pekin Duck or Ham) and pick it up in Melrose at the Indoor Harvest Market on November 19! They are also offering homemade side dishes made from local produce for your holiday meal cooking convenience!

ALSO, to keep those veggies coming, go to farmerdaves.net to sign up for a Late Fall Share of veggies from Farmer Dave’s!


The cooking demo at our Market Kitchen Tent will be presented by Suman Shah, who has been wowing folks with super tasty and easy recipes since July. Don’t miss her last demo of the season as she creates a quick, easy, and tasty recipe or two featuring produce available at the market that morning. You will find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Cooking demos typically start around 10:00 a.m. Stop by to try a bite! You can also find our recipes on our new Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site.


Yarrow will be with us making his magic with balloons, the Kid’s Activity tent will be stocked with plenty of paper and crayons, and we always have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages.


Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors:

  • Sasquatch Woodworks will be debuting new cedar serving trays, some of which have a photo-fluorescent powder that glows bright blue in the dark and low light.  They will also have a large assortment of cutting boards. Both these items will make great gifts as people start to think about holiday presents and Thanksgiving
  • Emmett’s Edibles – The last market is here! Stock up on Emmett’s and get three snack packs for $18.00!
  • Deano’s Pasta will have their autumn harvest ravioli. Pumpkin, sweet potato, and butternut squash wrapped in a cinnamon sage dough.
  • From Farmer Dave’s: Golden Delicious & Honeycrisp Apples, Bosc Pears, fall raspberries, three types of kale, leeks, scallions and still picking wonderful sweet corn and tomatoes! And, don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s
  • Swiss Bakers will have their Oktoberfest pretzels! Pre-order by calling 617-903-3113 and pick them up at the market!
  • Pony Shack Cider is bringing back two exciting ciders! Hopsborough: A delicious, one of a kind dry hopped cider, and Ginger Up: Spicy and ginger cider perfect for fall!
  • Charlton Orchards: Stock up on our jams, apples and cider!
  • The Fish Lady: Want something specific? Shoot Michelle (The Fish Lady) an email with your order and it will be ready for pick up at the market! Michelle’s email is: mkraft1974@aol.com  or call or text 781-929-5358
  • Goodies Homemade will have their scrumptious pumpkin Whoopie Pies!
  • The Roasted Granola has their own honey this week from hives are in Whipple Hill, Lexington. THEY ARE CERTIFIED TO ACCEPT SENIOR COUPONS FOR HONEY!

BE SURE TO click HERE to check for any late-breaking specials updates!


Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!\

Produce: Charlton Orchards, From Farmer Dave, Flats Mentor Farm, and Kelly’s Farm – Last chance to stock up on items that freeze or can well, that you can dry, or that last in cool storage, and enjoy the other fresh produce while you can. It is all SO good.

Dried Legumes: Farmer Dave’s has Baer’s Beans!

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs:  As always, Lilac Hedge Farm has a great assortment of locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local. honey. Charlton Orchards also always has wonderful eggs along with their other family farm fare.

And, we’ll say it again: Lilac Hedge Farm is taking turkey orders!  Just go to lilachedge.com to order your Turkey (or Pekin Duck or Ham) and pick it up in Melrose at the Indoor Harvest Market on November 19! They are also offering homemade side dishes made from local produce for your holiday meal cooking convenience!

Cheese: West River Creamery WILL be here!

Seafood: The Fish Lady will be here with the freshest of locally caught seafood. So fresh you can just pop it in the freezer if you want to enjoy it later in the following weeks.

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Deano’s Pasta, and Habibi Gourmet (Middle Eastern food) will be here, and, as always, Farmer Dave’s has jarred sauces and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa, jams, apple butter, and pickles, and Jane at West River has her line of pickled veggies, mustards, and more.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!)  Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers, (sandwiches, too) The Bread Shop, The Popover Lady (pies, too), and Roasted Granola, which also. offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.

From our Farmers: Farmer Dave’s has REALLY scrumptious fruit breads fresh from their new farm bakery. You need to try a loaf or two. And, from their farm bakery Charlton Orchards has delicious pastries and other baked treats, plus their famous cider donuts. NOTE: With farm crops vulnerable to the weather, farms help defray the risk by offering baked goods, preserves, and other value-added products made on their farms. A tasty way to add support to our local farmers!

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars, Pony Shack Cider, Tower Craft Beverages are all here, along with Pour Man’s Coffee, with  their super coffee, as well as refreshing fruit and tea beverages. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. And, don’t forget: Charlton Orchards has apple cider.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats, plus they always have fun weekly specials.

Artisans: A&D Books and Sasquatch Woodworks.

Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!  And, look for emails next Spring about volunteering next season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


As always, along with accepting credit and debit cards, we also proudly welcome SNAP/EBT transactions in exchange for “Market Bucks.” Our market continues to match SNAP/EBT purchases up to $10 per visit so all of our neighbors can afford to eat healthy local foods. Just stop by the Market Manager Tent to get your Market Bucks. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match!


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE  (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday, with the 2018 season running from June 16 through October 13. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


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October 11, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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October 14 Market Day: Our Last of the Season! Live Music by the Katrina Marie Duo, So Many Farm and Food Vendors, Fun for Kids! 😄


Don’t miss our FINAL Market Day of the Season! All Farm and Beverage and most Food Vendors, and really GREAT Music and Artisans, Too!

Scroll down for highlights of
our next market day.

Please be sure to let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the October 14 Market Day
  • Cheese REALLY Here this week! (We got the holiday weekend date confused)
  • Jaju Piergo (super Polish Dumplings!)
  • Live Music by the Katrina Marie Band Duo
  •  Sasquatch Woodworks
  • ALL our Beverage Vendors! (Wine, Hard Cider, Craft Soda, Coffee!)
  • Click HERE for the October 7 recipe!

*Our cooking demo chef Suman Shah has a wonderful website where she now posts the recipes she creates at our market along with her recipes and suggestions for a healthy and delicious vegetarian diet. Be sure to check it out
Fork on a Road at forkonaroad.com/


Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


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October 4, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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October 7 Market Day: Pop-up Library, FOLQ, Banjos and a Fiddle, Cooking Demo, All Kinds of Farm Fare, and Fun for Kids!!

Looks like a perfect fall day this Saturday, our 2nd to final market day!

Check back Friday for all the news!
Scroll down for highlights of
our next market day.

Please be sure to let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the October 7 Market Day
  • Last Chance for Cheese!
  • Pop Up Library
  • Sarah’s Originals and B U By RUMI
  • FOLQ if our nonprofit guest
  • Click HERE for the September 30 recipe!

*Our cooking demo chef Suman Shah has a wonderful website where she now posts the recipes she creates at our market along with her recipes and suggestions for a healthy and delicious vegetarian diet. Be sure to check it out
Fork on a Road at forkonaroad.com/


Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


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September 29, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 30, 2017 Market Day: Rain or Shine! Jaju Pierogi, BOH Flu Clinic, Produce from Berries to Pumpkins!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page

Along with great live music, a visit from the Wakefield Human Rights Commission, Barefoot Books, and more produce than you can shake sticks at, the BOH will be holding a flu clinic at the market this week. The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park, on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, 2017. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.

Market favorite Amy Spillert will be bringing live music starting around 10:00 a.m. Amy’s music is folky and upbeat, and she has a set of cover tunes that are a perfect fit for farmers markets, and fun family songs that all ages will enjoy. Plus, she has a beautiful voice! The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


The Wakefield Board of Health will be here with lots of information about the new biking and pedestrian programs, Wake-Up, (Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition), and Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield, which works to help folks make easy yet effective healthy lifestyle choices. They will also have their high-quality bicycle helmets on sale for $15, courtesy of the Wakefield Board of Health as well as flu shots. Here is the official word: The flu vaccine is covered in full by most insurance plans and cost only $10 for those without one of the accepted insurances. Bring your insurance card(s) or a copy of it with you. Flu shots will be available from 10:00 a.m. to noon.


The Wakefield Human Rights Commission will be here; be sure to stop by to learn about the many upcoming and annual programs they have developed to support their mission of promoting the civil and human rights of all people in Wakefield, with the goal of reinforcing positive relationships in the community and to create educational programs to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity. It is important work.


Barefoot Books is here, and along with all their awarding books and more for kids, check out this NEW PRODUCT called My Friend Robot, the STEM singalong that young makers will love: Join a diverse group of budding minds and their friend Robot as they work together to build a tree house! Designed to ignite interest in STEM – the integration of science, technology, engineering and math – this fact-packed singalong introduces kids to simple machines, social-emotional concepts like empathy and teamwork, taking initiative, following steps, and the joy of creativity, and the basics of robotics and programming. Looks pretty darn cool to me.


Suman Shah of Fork on a Road (forkonaroad.com) will in the Market Kitchen Tent to create a quick, easy, and tasty recipe or two featuring produce available at the market that morning. You will find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Cooking demos typically start around 10:00 a.m. Stop by to try a bite! You can also find our recipes on our new Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site You can go directly to our new site (and be sure to bookmark it!) or click the link to it via our main website.


Yarrow will be with us making his magic with balloons, the Kid’s Activity tent will be stocked with plenty of paper and crayons, and we always have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages.


Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors:

  • Charlton Orchards will have caramel apple jam and apple butter this Saturday. Nate Jr. says his Mom (that would be our Patty), who is the apple jam/butter hater, actually likes this new recipe and batch!
  • Emmett’s Edibles – Very Berry Blueberry treats are a great fruity treat for your dog. Give them a try!
  • From Farmer Dave’s: Last weekend of peaches and nectarines This last variety of nectarines (a French variety) are delicious, as are the fall raspberries. Macouns, apples are in!
  • And, don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s.
  • Goodies Homemade will have their scrumptious Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!
  • The Roasted Granola is excited to announce that they now have some of Emily’s sister’s honey this week from hives in Whipple Hill, Lexington.
  • Additionally, THEY ARE NOW CERTIFIED TO ACCEPT SENIOR COUPONS FOR HONEY! (The coupons expire on October 31st. They cannot accept WIC coupons) BE SURE TO click HERE to check for any late-breaking specials updates!

Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!


Produce: 
Charlton Orchards, From Farmer Dave, and Kelly’s Farm – Along with plenty of summer fruits and veggies, fall produce is in for sure! Anyone need a pumpkin? And, for amazing Asian greens and squashes, wonderful garlic, and fresh herbs, be sure to stop by Flat’s Mentor Farm.

Dried Legumes: Farmer Dave’s has Baer’s Beans!

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm has a great assortment of locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local. honey. Charlton Orchards also always has eggs along with their other family farm fare. Note: Info on ordering turkeys from Lilac Hedge coming soon!

Cheese:  West River Creamery, with the best cheese “eva,” is here for two more weeks, so stock up!

Seafood: The Fish Lady will be here with the freshest of locally caught seafood. The scallops have been especially amazing this season.

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet (Middle Eastern food) and In Good Taste are all here. Farmer Dave’s has jarred sauces and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa, jams, apple butter, and pickles, and Jane at West River has her line of picked veggies, mustards, and more.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade, (caramel corn and cookies) Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery (best olive and asiago breads around!) Swiss Bakers, (sandwiches, too) The Bread Shop, The Popover Lady (pies, too), and Roasted Granola, which also. offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.

From our Farmers: Farmer Dave’s has REALLY scrumptious fruit breads fresh from their new farm bakery. You need to try a loaf or two. And, from their farm bakery Charlton Orchards has delicious pastries and other baked treats, plus their famous cider donuts.

Beverages: Pony Shack Cider is here and, as always, Pour Man’s Coffee, has the best coffee around, as well as refreshing fruit and tea beverages. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. Did you know Charlton Orchards has apple cider? They do.

Pet Treats:
 Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats, plus they always have fun weekly specials.

Artisans: Barefoot Books and Kittredge Candles.

Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


As always, along with accepting credit and debit cards, we also proudly welcome SNAP/EBT transactions in exchange for “Market Bucks.” Our market continues to match SNAP/EBT purchases up to $10 per visit so all of our neighbors can afford to eat healthy local foods. Just stop by the Market Manager Tent to get your Market Bucks. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match!


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


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September 27, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 30, 2017 Market Day Preview: Live Music by Amy Spillert, BOH Flu Clinic, Barefoot Books, Plenty of Produce!


Farmer Dave say: Last change for peaches and nectarines! But Romanesco is here!

Scroll down for highlights of
our next market day.

Please be sure to let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the September 30 Market Day
  • Live Music by Amy Spillert
  • Flu Shots from 10-noon! $10 or bring your insurance card.
  • Barefoot Books – Click for new Robot/STEM info!
  • Kittredge Candles
  • Local Honey from Roasted Granola – They take Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons!
  • Click HERE for the September 23 recipe!

*Our cooking demo chef Suman Shah has a wonderful website where she now posts the recipes she creates at our market along with her recipes and suggestions for a healthy and delicious vegetarian diet. Be sure to check it out
Fork on a Road at forkonaroad.com/


Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.



The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
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September 22, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 23, 2017 Market Day: Live Music, Fun for Kids, So Much Fresh Produce, Eggs, and Honey, Meats and Poultry, Herbal Products and More!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page

Early fall means SO MUCH PRODUCE! Stock up now for freezing and canning! Or just enjoy shopping this Saturday to live music by Gentle Temper for a wide variety of just-picked orchard fruits, berries, veggies, and herbs for your week-long cooking and dining pleasure. Fresh picked means long-lasting in the fridge. The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park, on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, 2017. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.

Attleboro beat us out of 1st place in Massachusetts for the 2nd time in 7 years, but we made #15 in the national standings of the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Thanks to all you took the time to vote – and next year, let’s get our 1st in MA status back! For more information about the American Farmland Trust, see  farmland.org.

Back by popular demand, Gentle Temper will be here this week. This ocean folk duo with a blues tide is made up of Marion Earley and Ryan Meier, and hails from the bayous of Allston, MA. Marion and Ryan met while attending Berklee College in Boston and began writing and playing together in their fourth year. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies, and instrumental development. this duo has opened for national touring acts LOLO, Bombadil, and 2014 NPR Favorite New Artist, The Family Crest.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


Suman Shah of Fork on a Road (forkonaroad.com) will in the Market Kitchen Tent to create a quick, easy, and tasty recipe or two featuring produce available at the market that morning. You will find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Cooking demos typically start around 10:00 a.m. Stop by to try a bite! You can also find our recipes on our new Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site You can go directly to our new site (and be sure to bookmark it!) or click the link to it via our main website.


NEWSFLASH: Our friend Blake the Balloon Guy will be visiting this week to fill in for Yarrow. Blake was still in high school when he first “twisted” at our market. I’ve lost track of time but he may have graduated from college by now. Be sure to stop by to say a hello – and get a balloon, of course. As always, the Kid’s Activity tent will be stocked with plenty of paper and crayons, and we always have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages.


Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors:

  • From Farmer Dave’s: The merger of summer and fall apples – Macintosh, Gala, Honeycrisp, Ginger Gold, Macoun, and Cortland apples, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pears, watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers, eggplant, corn, tomatoes, beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, romanesco, cabbage, kale, and much more!
    And have you tried our strawberry, blueberry, and pumpkin breads?

    Don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s!

  • Sarah’s Originals: Fall-themed table runners and placemats. Take note! This Saturday might be her final appearance at the market this season so come get them while you can!
  • Emmett’s Edibles – Fall is here! Stop by and pick up some Pumpkin Bon Bons in two sizes.
  • The Roasted Granola is excited to announce that they will have some of Emily’s sister Sally’s honey this week! Her hives are in Whipple Hill, Lexington. Additionally, THEY ARE NOW CERTIFIED TO ACCEPT SENIOR COUPONS FOR HONEY! The coupons expire on October 31. NOTE: They cannot accept WIC coupons.
  • A&D Books has a new book, The Lost Mill Village of Middlesex Fell on sale at a great price, and is still offering Breakheart Reservation at a reduced price!

BE SURE TO click HERE to check for any late-breaking specials updates!


Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!


Produce:
 Charlton Orchards, Farmer Dave, and Kelly’s Farm have even more wonderful produce! Along with plenty of summer fruits and veggies, a growing number and amount of fall produce is being harvested. And, for amazing Asian greens and squashes and more, be sure to stop by Flat’s Mentor Farm.

Dried Legumes: Farmer Dave’s has Baer’s Beans!

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm has a great assortment of locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local. honey. Charlton Orchards also always has eggs along with their other family farm fare.

NEWSFLASH: West River Creamery (who has the very best cheese around, by the way) has to take this week off but will be back for two more visits on 9/30 and 10/7.

Seafood: The Fish Lady will be here with the freshest of locally caught seafood. Best to show up early to be sure you can get your first choice. FYI – if you want to have your seafood later in the week, just pop it right in the freezer; it will still taste great.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet (Middle Eastern food) and In Good Taste are all here. Farmer Dave’s stand has dried apples, jarred sauces, and scrumptious fruit breads and more made from their produce depending on the week. You need to try a loaf! Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa, and jams, and pickles, and delicious pastries and other baked treats from their kitchen, plus their famous cider donuts!

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade, (caramel corn and cookies) Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers, (sandwiches, too) The Bread Shop, The Popover Lady (pies, too), and Roasted Granola, which also. offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.

Beverages: You can get fine wine from Aaronap Cellars, super sodas from Tower Craft Beverages, and as always, Pour Man’s Coffee, has the best coffee around, as well as refreshing fruit and tea beverages. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. Did you know Charlton Orchards has apple cider? They do.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats, plus they always have fun weekly specials.

Artisans: Sarah’s Originals and Trow’s Treasures are both here for their last scheduled visit! A&D Books is also here. Fun Fact: Alison and Doug of A&D books are also star WFM volunteers.

Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click  this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


As always, along with accepting credit and debit cards, we also proudly welcome SNAP/EBT transactions in exchange for “Market Bucks.” Our market continues to match SNAP/EBT purchases up to $10 per visit so all of our neighbors can afford to eat healthy local foods. Just stop by the Market Manager Tent to get your Market Bucks. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match!


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com
 
Find us on Facebook!
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September 20, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 23 Market Day Preview: Music by Gentle Temper, A Visit by Blake the Balloon Guy! Tower Beverages, Even More Produce!


Early fall means SO MUCH PRODUCE! Stock up now for freezing and canning!

Scroll down for highlights of
our next market day.

Please be sure to let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the September 23 Market Day

  • Live Music by Gentle Temper
  • Local Honey from Roasted Granola – They take Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons!
  • Sarah’s Original’s – last visit!
  • Trow’s Treasures
  • Click HERE for the September 16  recipe!

*Our cooking demo chef Suman Shah has a wonderful website where she now posts the recipes she creates at our market along with her recipes and suggestions for a healthy and delicious vegetarian diet. Be sure to check it out
Fork on a Road at forkonaroad.com/


Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year. For more information and TO VOTE: see:markets.farmland.org


The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com

Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket

September 15, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 16, 2017 Market Day: Storytime at 10:30! Live Music All the Day! Apples, Berries, Veggies – So Many! Sasquatch Woodworks, Too!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page

We are looking at a perfect market day this week, with great live music all the day, a storytime for the kids, and great weather, to boot! And, like last week, we are now seeing more squashes, broccoli, and potatoes at the market, along with LOTS of apples, while still seeing plenty of summer berries and stone fruits, eggplant, lovely greens, tomatoes, sweet corn, and more still available.
The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park, on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, 2017. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.

NEWSFLASH! TAKE NOTE, it’s time to VOTE! It is time to keep our market on the map via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration!

HELP KEEP OUR MARKET ON THE MAP!  We are currently in the top 100 nationally but only 2nd in Massachusetts. Let’s fix this!
Go to: markets.farmland.org and type in 01880, or use the handy link on our wakefieldfarmersmarket.org website to “recommend” our Wakefield Farmers Market.
Last year our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally in the “People’s Choice” and “Pillar of the Community” categories. The contest runs until September 22, at which time American Farmland Trust will present awards to the most endorsed markets in four special areas, as well as the “People’s Choice” award at the end of the Celebration.

BANJOS! And a FIDDLE! We will have two of the best old-timey banjo musicians around playing at our market this week. Ed Britt and Don Borchelt will be back, playing five-string banjo duets in the old-time clawhammer and three finger styles of banjo picking. Ed and Don are both multiple past winners of the annual Lowell Fiddle and Banjo Contest. They are joined by fiddler John Maguire.  John says he really enjoys playing fiddle with “Texas headphones” on each ear! These talented gentlemen will be playing most of the day.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


The Wakefield Memorial High School Alumni Foundation (WMHSAF) will be our nonprofit guest this week. Founded in 2006, the foundation’s mission is to work with the administration and community to support the education of our students. Along with supporting specific special projects, WMHSAF gives a $500 scholarship to a graduating student each year and presents an Alumni Hall of Fame award on a biannual basis. Stop by and show your support by purchasing a handy seat cushion decorated with the WMHS logo to use at sporting events, as a kneeler in your garden, or just to dress up your den or family room.


The Wakefield Beebe Library Pop Up Library is here for their monthly visits! Along with learning about the wonderful programs offered by the library, you can check out books, and even sign up for a library card if you don’t have one. I hear there will be plenty of cookbooks on hand for borrowing. STORY TIME will be at 10:30! And, all through the day, supplies (as long as they last) will be on hand for kids to make nature suncatchers from paper plates, ribbon, contact paper, and bits of nature that the kids can collect!


Suman Shah of Fork on a Road (forkonaroad.com) will in the Market Kitchen Tent to create a quick, easy, and tasty recipe or two featuring produce available at the market that morning. You will find the Market Kitchen tent to the left of the Market Manager tent. Cooking demos typically start around 10:00 a.m. Stop by to try a bite! You can also find our recipes on our new Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site You can go directly to our new site (and be sure to bookmark it!) or click the link to it via our main website.


Yarrow will be with us making his magic with balloons, the Kid’s Activity tent will be stocked with plenty of paper and crayons, and we always have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages.


Before we go to the vendor list, here are this week’s specials and news from our vendors:
 

  • A&D Books have a new book, The Lost Mill Village of Middlesex Fells, on sale at a great price, and are still offering Breakheart Reservation at a reduced price!
  • Habibi Gourmet will have eggplant salad this week. Very tasty!
  • Swiss Bakers will have more of their fabulous sandwiches
  • The Popover Lady will have popovers large and small, plain, Asiago and cinnamon sugar, and special jalapeño cheese flavor, assorted scones and fruit pies.
  • Emmett’s Edibles – Pick three of your dog’s favorite flavors and save. Choose from pumpkin, carrot, blueberry, cheese, peanut butter, molasses, and an herb that smells like pizza…yup it really does!
  • And, don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s.

BE SURE TO click HERE to check for any late-breaking specials updates!


Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!

Produce: Charlton Orchards, Farmer Dave, and Kelly’s Farm same great news: they still have plenty of summer fruits and veggies, plus fall produce is also making an appearance. And, don’t miss a stop a Flat’s Mentor Farm for the most amazing herbs, greens, and more. Bitter melon and loofa squash are here!

Dried Legumes: Farmer Dave’s has Baer’s Beans!

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm has a great assortment of locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local. honey. Charlton Orchards also always has eggs along with their other family farm fare.

Cheese: West River Creamery will really be back this week with their fabulous hard, soft, and marinated cheeses. The best!

Seafood: The Fish Lady will be here with the freshest of locally caught seafood. Best to show up early to be sure you can get your first choice.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet ( Middle Eastern food) and In Good Taste are all here. Farmer Dave’s stand has dried apples, jarred sauces, and REALLY scrumptious fruit breads and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa, and jams, and pickles, and delicious pastries and other baked treats from their kitchen, plus their famous cider donuts!

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade, (caramel corn and cookies) Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers, (sandwiches, too) The Bread Shop, The Popover Lady (pies, too), and Roasted Granola, which also. offers local honey and locally made Greek yogurt.

Beverages: Did you know Charlton Orchards has apple cider? They do. For super hard cider, Pony Shack Cider is here this week, and as always, Pour Man’s Coffee, has the best coffee around, as well as refreshing fruit and tea beverages. They also have unique treats to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles has wholesome treats for dogs AND even some for cats, plus hey alwys have fun weekly specials.

Artisans: A&D Books, Be U by Rumi (jewelry) and Sasquatch Woodworks.

NEWSFLASH!: On The Edge Knife Sharpening HAD TO CANCEL due to illness. Check Back for updates.

Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


As always, along with accepting credit and debit cards, we also proudly welcome SNAP/EBT transactions in exchange for “Market Bucks.” Our market continues to match SNAP/EBT purchases up to $10 per visit so all of our neighbors can afford to eat healthy local foods. Just stop by the Market Manager Tent to get your Market Bucks. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match!


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com

Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket


September 13, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 16 Market Day Preview: Banjos, Pop-Up Library, Produce, Meats, Eggs, Cheese, and Fun for Kids!

UPDATES!

Due to illness, On The Edge Knife Sharpening needs to cancel this week but will be back on 10/14.

Also – Along with the 10:30 story time, the Pop-Up Library will offer supplies (as long as they last) for kids to make nature suncatchers from paper plates, ribbon, contact paper, and bits of nature that the kids can collect!

Banjos AND a Fiddle! Cheese is REALLY Back! 🙂 Weather looks great!

Scroll down for highlights of
our next market day.

Please be sure to let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the September 9 Market Day
  • Pop Up Library – Story AND craft for kids!
  • Wakefield Memorial High School Alumni Foundation
  • Sasquatch Woodworks
  • Be U by Rumi
  • Click HERE for the September 9 recipe!

*Our cooking demo chef Suman Shah has a wonderful website where she now posts the recipes she creates at our market along with her recipes and suggestions for a healthy and delicious vegetarian diet. Be sure to check it out
Fork on a Road at forkonaroad.com/


Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!


Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!


Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com Click the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year.


It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year. For more information and TO VOTE: see:markets.farmland.org


The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is here! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, THEN get your additional market bucks. Click HERE to learn about HIP, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts.


The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
Market Co-Managers


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

instagram.com/wakefieldfarmmk/
wakefieldfarmersmarket.tumblr.com

Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket