Wakefield Farmers Market

Saturdays June 17 – October 14 2017

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!
facebook.com/wakefieldfarmersmarket

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

September 8, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
0 comments

September 9, 2017 Market Day: Library Book Give-Away! Tower is Here, Lilac is Back, Extra Artisans, the Best Fresh-Picked Produce Around!

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

The Annual Friends of Beebe Library Book Give-Away Day will take place at the market this week, so be sure to bring some extra bags for books! You might need extra bags for your food purchases, too, as we are now seeing more squashes, broccoli, and potatoes at the market, along with apples and maybe even some pears, 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.

The Annual Friends of Beebe Library Book Give-Away Day will take place at the market this week, so be sure to bring some extra bags for books!  Along with bringing LOTS of books that you can take home for free, they will also have a small display of Beebe goods for sale, such as local honey, note pads, book bags, and umbrellas.

In addition, they will be drawing the winning ticket for the quilt that we’re raffling off. For details on the quilt and how to buy raffle tickets, see our website, friendsofbeebe.org. Any additional donations will also be graciously accepted. For more about our wonderful library, check out wakefieldlibary.org.


This week will feature a great selection of background tunes from our WFM soundtrack!
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.


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:

Emmett’s Edibles – Try Emmett’s assortment pack and get 3 top flavors- beef, cheese and peanut butter!

The Popover Lady will have popovers large and small, plain, Asiago and cinnamon sugar, and special jalapeño cheese flavor, assorted scones and fruit pies.

And, don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s!
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’s, and Kelly’s Farm 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: Back this week, 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 can’t be here this week, after all. 🙁 Next week for sure!

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: Coutt’s 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. 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: Aaronap Cellers, with their award-winning wine Tower Craft Beverages, and Pour Man’s Coffee, the latter with the cold brew coffee and 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!

Artisans: A&D Books, Hiller’s Silver Studio, Sarah’s Originals, and Sheepshed.

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 6, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 9, 2017 Preview: Library Book Give-Away! Cheese is Back! SO MUCH PRODUCE, Hiller’s Silver Studio Final Visit of Our WFM Season!

Friends of Beebe Library Annual Book Give-Away!

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
  • Book Give Away!
  • West River Creamery is back!
  • Tower Craft Beverages
  • Coutt’s Specialty Foods AND In Good Taste
  • Click HERE for the September 2 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.comClick 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!
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September 1, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 2, 2017 Market Day: Curious Creatures, Barefoot Books, Cherry Tomato Sale, Live Music, Fruit & Veggies Galore!

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

With visits from Curious Creatures and Barefoot Books, Wakefield Educational Foundation calendars for sale, and the full summer and early fall crops coming in strong, this Saturday looks to be yet another great day to spend at the market. 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! 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.


Curious Creatures will be at the market from 11:00 – noon with interesting animals to learn about, see, and touch, under the guidance of a professional, of course! We never know which animals will be visiting, but there could be a snake, a rabbit, a gecko or even a chinchilla, so be sure to bring yourself and children of all ages to see what creatures you can meet.


Local musician Eddie Dee, man of many songs, will be here. Eddie has been playing out for years and is also one of the key sound people at Linden Tree Coffeehouse. His smooth voice and wide repertoire folksy tunes and more are a perfect fit for a farmers market, whether you are shopping or want to sit to listen for a spell.Music will start around 10:00 a.m.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


Our nonprofit guest this week is the Wakefield Educational Foundation (WEF), a community- based organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for all students in the Wakefield Public School System. Be sure to stop by and help them kick off their major fundraiser by purchasing one of their lovely and useful calendars featuring original artwork by students of all ages and the 2017-2018 school calendar details. It is truly an investment in our future.


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! Barefoot Book’s is here this week! Be sure to stop by to peruse their award-winning books and other fun and educational materials or to just hang out and read a story. Just super books and more for kids.


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:

Emmett’s Edibles – All Emmett’s treats are wheat and soy free.  Emmett’s beef liver is a great gluten free option. Your dog will love it!
Pony Shack Cider will be showcasing their Barrel-Me-Over and Manhattan, their two whiskey barrel aged ciders, the perfect way to welcome apple season!
Kittredge Candles: Fall Fragrances are here!
Farmer Dave’s: BOGO! We have a nice pint mixture of many types of cherry/grape tomatoes – buy one get one free this market!
This will be the last week of donut peaches and we have a lot of nice peaches and nectarines.
Also: Stock up on cone peppers-red, yellow, orange – great in salads, great for cooking, great for freezing. With this cool weather, our cauliflower and broccoli is coming out of the fields beautiful.
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 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.

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 eggs along with their other family farm fare.

NEWSFLASH:  West River Creamery will not be here this week but will be back on September 9.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta, and Habibi Gourmet ( Middle Eastern food) are here. Farmer Dave’s stand has dried apples, jarred sauces, and scrumptious fruit cake bread 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.

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: Pony Shack Cider, with their exceptional hard cider, and Pour Man’s Coffee, the latter with the cold brew coffee and 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!

Artisans: A&D Books, Barefoot Books, Kittredge Candles, and Sarah’s Original, with handmade aprons, potholders, and more.


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!

August 30, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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September 2, 2017 Preview: Curious Creatures, WEF with WHS School Calendars, Live Music with Eddie Dee, Barefoot Books

How is it September already?
LAST WEEK for Donut Peaches!
Super weather for broccoli and cauliflower!

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 2  Market Day
  • Curious Creatures will be joining us with their live animal interactive program
  • Local Musician Eddie Dee will be back with his smooth voice and wide repertoire of folksy tunes
  • Barefoot Books, with award-winning books and more for kids
  • Wakefield Educational Foundation (WEF) with 2017-2018 school calendars!
  • Click HERE for a bonus recipe: Roasted Tricolored Beets

*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

August 25, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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August 26, 2017 Market Day: Pop-Up Library, Live Music, Sale on Peaches, Produce Galore, Eclipse Glasses Collection, Fun for Kids!

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

Get your donut peaches while you can – they have a very short season.
With perfect weather predicted, the summer harvest in full force, live music by Amy Spillert, and a visit by the Pop-Up Library, this Saturday looks to be a great day to spend at the market. 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! 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.


The Wakefield Human Rights Commission (WHRC) is our nonprofit guest this week.  WHRC’s mission is to promote 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. This group has already brought a Martin Luther King Day celebration and an International Women’s Day event to our town, both to be annual events. Stop by to learn about additional projects in the planning and how you can become involved in this important work.


Singer songwriter Amy Spillert is here this week, bringing her beautiful voice and music perfect fit any market day.  Amy’s music is folky and upbeat, with original songs inspired by the ocean, nature, history, love, and friendship. She also has a set of cover tunes that are a perfect fit for farmers markets, and fun family songs. Music will start around 10:00 a.m.
The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by


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. NEWSFLASH:
Stop by at 10:30 for STORYTIME!


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:

  • Trows Treasures – Will have a new salve, Dream Balm, that promotes sleep and dreaming. With mugwort, lavender, chamomile & rose.
  • Ackermann Maple Farm: After this week they will be taking time off until October because a baby is coming soon. So be sure to stock up!
  • Farmer Dave says: We will have a half off sale on peaches at the market this weekend– time to load up the freezer with awesome peaches for the winter.  Keep an eye out for melon specials. The yellow watermelon is awesome! We are at peak pickling cucumber time- time to pickle!  And, don’t forget, SNAP folks can get their HIP benefits at Farmer Dave’s!
  • Emmett’s Edibles – Pumpkin Bon Bons is a great tasty treat that is also low in fat. Available in a training size too.
  • NEWSFLASH: Wondering what to do with you eclipse glasses? Jonathan of Sasquatch Woodworks is collecting them for donation to Astronomers Without Borders, (astronomerswithoutborders.org) a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 dedicated to spreading astronomy throughout the world, by getting people in developed countries to sponsor the purchase of equipment and training for people in undeveloped countries. The group’s aim is to create “goodwill and understanding” across all boundaries through the sharing of astronomy.
  • Just drop off your eclipse glasses at the Sasquatch Woodworks tent this Saturday. So easy!

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 will have too much to list! Just bring lots of shopping bags. And, don’t miss a stop a Flat’s Mentor Farm for the most amazing herbs, greens, and more.
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 eggs along with their other family farm fare.
NEWSFLASH: Michelle Kraft aka The Fish Lady cannot be here this week but will return next week on September 2.
ALSO West River Creamery needs to take this and next week off but will be back on September 9.

Specialty Foods: Ackermann Maple Farm (last visit until October!) Deano’s Pasta, Habibi Gourmet with Middle Eastern foods, and In Good Taste. Farmer Dave’s stand has dried apples, jarred sauces, and more made from their produce depending on the week. Charlton Orchards also has tasty jarred salsa, and jams, and pickles from their kitchen.

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: Aaronap Cellars (fine wine!) Tower Beverages, and Pour Man’s Coffee, the latter with the cold brew coffee and refreshing fruit and tea beverages around. 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!

Artisans: Sasquatch Woodworks will be here, along with Wakefield’s Trow’s Treasures.

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

August 23, 2017
by Wendy Dennis
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August 26, 2017 Preview: August 26, 2017 Preview: Live Music by Amy Spillert, Last Maple til 10/14, Trow’s Treasures, and SO MUCH PRODUCE!


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


Only a week or two left for donut peaches!
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 August 26  Market Day
  • Live Music by Amy Spillert
    Click HERE for her website
  • Last visit by Ackermann Maple Farm until 10/14 (baby on the way!)
  • Wakefield Human Rights Commission
  • Click HERE for the August 19 recipe!*

*Our new 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