The mission of the Wakefield Farmers Market (WFM) is to provide a venue for local farmers to sell their locally grown produce directly to consumers so as to increase profits for our farmers and to make it easier for consumers to access freshly picked and produced local produce and other foods. In addition, WFM offers space for charitable and civic organizations to share information about their good work, opportunities for organizations to promote our town as a cultural arts, recreation, and dining destination, and creates an atmosphere that brings neighbors together to shop, play, or picnic at the market.
Click HERE for a bit about our founding and history.
Click HERE for pictures and videos of market days.
Click HERE to learn about how our market works.
Please note that, as do most, if not all all farmers markets, we do not allow active political campaigning of any sort, including handing out buttons or stickers, etc., or soliciting signatures or funds. In addition, no financial solicitation of any sort is allowed by any group, including scouts and school sports groups, unless they have specific permission from the market. Why? because we want everyone to be comfortable at the market, with the focus on supporting our farmers and enjoying a stress-free time to come together in community.
All nonprofit groups are welcome to request a spot at the market to share all the news about their good works. See For Nonprofit Groups for more information.
We have an average of 34 vendors each season, some coming every week and some with alternating week or occasional schedules, for an average of 22 vendors each week. We currently we have six farmers offering produce and/or meat/poultry/dairy at our market. We also have a great fish vendor and a wide selection of other foods, including locally produced baked goods, pasta, preserves, salsa, root beer, and Middle Eastern fare and maple products. We also have a wine vendor and a hard cider vendor. For artisans, we have two soap vendors who alternate weeks, herbal products a few times a month, and occasional visits from 5 other artisans, and a knife sharpener at least twice each season.
How does it work? For SNAP or credit/debit cards, you will purchase “market bucks” that you can use to purchase items from the vendors.
WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from our farmers who are approved to accept these coupons
We also match SNAP/EBT purchases with up to $10 in market bucks! Good food for everyone is Good for Everyone! EVERYONE deserves high quality healthy food!
For up-to-date news, sign up for our email newsletter. Along with one or two updates per week during the market season, you will also receive occasional emails throughout the year with news about and contact info/schedules of our vendors at winter markets and other related news or information.
Thanks for stopping by! See you at the market!
WHERE ARE WE?
Hall Park is located adjacent to the Veterans ballfield and parking lot on beautiful Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield Massachusetts.
Where’s that? See Directions and Contact Info, or, use 468 North Ave Wakefield MA for maps or GPS purposes.
Special thanks go out to the Wakefield Climate Action Project Inc. (WCAP) for all their support and cooperation.