Wakefield Farmers Market

Saturdays June 15 – October 12, 2019

July 31, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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August 3 Market Day: Live Music, a Market Inspired Cooking Demo & a Bounty of Fresh, Local Produce

Looks like the weather for Saturday, August 3 will be another perfect summer day!  This week’s market will feature lots of local, fresh picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy, flower bouquets that will last for weeks, the yummiest baked goods and breads, syrups, jellies, jams you can only find at the market.  Plus artisans with handmade quality products, and as always, we will have balloon twisting, and kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk, and special events throughout the season, it’s a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.  The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.


Market day will feature music by Tim Foley, a guitarist/vocalist and songwriter who melds jazz, blues, folk, funk and classical into his vocal songs and instrumentals. He has a delightful guitar instrumental CD and is currently working with a group in recording an album of his jazzier material. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest Wendy Dennis will be preparing a perfect summer dish using in season produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Wendy’s recipes are always quick, easy and delicious.  Check out the weekly recipes on our website, they are a great resource for a quick and healthy no cook summer side dish.. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Yarrow, our balloon artist will be here, twisting balloons into imaginative creations for the kids.  As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.


We are pleased to have our neighbors, the Col. James Hartshorne House Association, as one of our nonprofit guests this week. They will be sharing information about this historic home as well as publicizing their popular annual Ice Cream Social that they will be hosting on August 8. 


A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.

Here’s what you came here for – our vendor list for August 3:

Produce: All our farmers will be stocked with fresh produce, each featuring their own special items.  Pick up some fresh garlic and onions at Farmer Dave’s. You’ll never want to buy them from the store again.  Fay Mountain Farm will have their fresh greens, berries and giant zucchini great for stuffing!  Kelly’s Farm with a local corn, carrots, and freshest cut flowers that will last for weeks.   Flats Mentor Farm with specialty Asian greens and herbs, all gorgeous to look at, scrumptious to taste. 

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and EggsLilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs.  If you have never had a farm fresh egg – you are missing out! Check out their yummy jerky type products. 

SeafoodRoberto’s Seafood will be have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. The freshest seafood around at fabulous prices. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.

Specialty FoodsGrateful Tastes will be joining us with their unique jams and jellies. Like a spicy jelly?  Try their apple and chili jam (which goes great with pork from Lilac Hedge).  Deano’s Pasta, delicious, fresh pasta and sauces (add some fresh market veggies and you’ve got a delicious meal).  Their ravioli is amazing.  Fork on a Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Try the Barley Beet Risotto- great hot or cold. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), has the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food.  Try their fresh baked pita bread and garlic cauliflower – yummy!.

Baked Goods:  Goodies Homemade, is here with her famous scones and baked goods. I’m a big fan of the macaroons.  Swiss Bakers (a pretzel really hits the spot), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and Maine Grain bread, and Roasted Granola, which also offers locally honey.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Rosé all day! Pony Shack Cider returns with their small batch, artisanal hard cider. Pour Man’s Coffee is here, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. Try the Watermelon Agua Fresca, you won’t be sorry.   They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats:Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans: Bri’s Dyes is here for the first time with their unique tees and hand dyed and tie dyed accessories . Jennifer’s Soaps is back their handmade soaps and bath products.  Soaps that look and smell so scrumptious, you’ll forget it’s soap!   Also,  Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week is National Farmers Market Week! Join us for a visit from Curious Creatures, the Pop up Library, live music and more


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up. 


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 


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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

July 24, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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Market Day July 27: Fresh Summer Produce, Remedy Exchange is in the Market Kitchen, Cold Brew Coffee, Fresh Cut Flowers & More

The weather for Saturday, July 27 is predicted to be a beautiful one!  As always, the market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on the supermarket shelf.  Plus cut flowers, local artisans, kid activities and more.  The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.


Justina Langone, owner of The Remedy Exchange, located at 41 Tuttle St, Wakefield will be guest chef in our Market Kitchen Tent. Justina will be preparing a delicious and healthy dish using produce chosen that morning from our farmers. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Yarrow, our magical and trusty balloon twisting artist will be here. Kayla Russell is back this week, creating beautiful henna tattoos.  As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.


Our nonprofit guest, Sustainable Wakefield will be sharing information on a variety of sustainability topics, including renewable energy, plastics use, and recycling.

We also welcome Wakefield Town Council members will be here answering questions and offering voter registration. 

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


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

Produce: Along with plenty of in-season summer produce, all our Farmers offer something special.  Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants.  Tomatoes for days!  Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab a few of their famous zucchini.  Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens and herbs.  Try the water spinach!

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Try their farm fresh eggs.   

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.  Never disappoints!

Maple: Wakefield’s own Single Barrel Cellar will have their delicious pure maple syrup.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta.  Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare),  the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food.   Halvah Heaven Award-winning tahini based candy that is loaded with protein and calcium. 

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the scones are the best), Swiss Bakers (try the Berliner!), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls, and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.
 
Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Tower Beverages will have their craft soda (the best ginger ale).  Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home..
 
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
 
Artisans:  B Organics, is back with 100% organic cotton produce bags. Keeps your farmers market fruits and veggies fresher longer! Sheepshed Mountain View Farm, specializing in their own line of Tencel/Merino, Coopworth, Columbia, Silks, Angora rabbit and goat, creating fantastic spinning yarns. Ugly Baby Soap Company is back with their gentle handmade soaps and salves.  Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.
 
Sneak Peak: Next week, live music with Tim Foley, Hartshorne House visits and new artisan vendors


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up. 


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 


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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

July 17, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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Market Day July 20: Summer Produce, Fresh Cut Flowers, Drive-by Pies, & More

The Saturday, July 20 market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on the supermarket shelf.  Plus we have some talented local artisans, kid activities and more.  The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.


Our guest chef, Wendy Dennis will be dishing out a great recipe, using fresh produce and spices purchased from the market that morning. Each week’s dish makes you want to eat your veggies! Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Henna by Kayla will be creating her beautiful henna tattoos. It’s the perfect summer accessory.  Yarrow, our magical and trusty balloon twisting artist will be here.  As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.


A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


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

Produce: All our farmers will be stocked with fresh produce, each featuring their own special items.  Pick up an amazing hanging tomato plant from Farmer Dave. You’ll have fresh tomatoes daily throughout summer.  Fay Mountain Farm will have their fresh greens, berries and giant zucchini. Kelly’s Farm with a rainbow of beets and fresh cut flowers that will last for weeks.   Flats Mentor Farm with specialty asian greens and herbs, all gorgeous to look at, scrumptious to taste. 

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs.  Check out their yummy jerky type products. 

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will be have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.

MapleAckermann’s offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Try the maple cream you won’t be sorry.

Specialty Foods: Grateful Tastes will be joining us with their unique jams and jellies.  Deano’s Pasta, delicious fresh pasta.  Market goers rave about their ravioli.   Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food.  Try the garlic cauliflower, so good.

Baked Goods: Drive by Pies joins us, bringing sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, all homemade from scratch daily.  They sold out early on their last visit! Goodies Homemade, the scones are the best, Swiss Bakers (try the Berliner, you won’t be sorry), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls, and Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt and honey.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pony Shack Cider returns with their small batch, artisanal hard cider.  Pour Man’s Coffee is here, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. Try the Watermelon Agua Fresca, you won’t be sorry.   They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans: Cloth Creations with the best tote for creative projects, quilted bags, wallets, wall hangings and more. Kittredge Candles offers soy jar candles, tins, tarts, and tea lights, as well as votives, novelty candles, soap, goat’s milk lotion, lip balms and gift sets.  Sasquatch Woodworks, featuring handcrafted scrap wood into unique live edge home goods with metal inlays & Lichtenberg electrical patterns.  Also,  Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week, cooking demo from The Remedy Exchange, Time with the Town Council, B Organics is back


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

July 10, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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July 13 Market Day: Live Music, Fresh Summer Produce, Cooking Demo & More

Saturday, July 13 the market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on the supermarket shelf.  Plus fresh cut flowers, live music, local artisans, kid activities and more.  The weather predictions say no rain! The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.

Saturday’s market day will feature live music by Patiño Vazquez of Los Sugar Kings, a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, as they perform music that is based on Agro-Cuban music along with influences from nearly every continent in a unique roots-rock-reggae fusion repertoire. We look forward to hearing Patino’s solo performance. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, will be preparing something healthy, and delicious, using produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Yarrow, our magical and trusty balloon twisting artist will be here. Kayla Russell is back this week, creating beautiful henna tattoos.  As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.


Our nonprofit guest Communitas (formerly known as EMARC) will be here sharing information about their organization.  Communitas, is a non-profit organization that delivers individualized, family-centered services, programs and support for people of all abilities, across their lifespan and in Wakefield and surrounding communities.

The Pop Up Library will be here this week! Stop by to take out a book or two, or even sign up for a library card.

Also, nonprofit guest, the Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. Stop by to learn how the chamber can help you find great local businesses or how your business can benefit by becoming a member. 

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


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

Produce: Farmer Dave, Fay Mountain Farm, Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds, greens, herbs,  potted plants and fresh cut flowers.  Flats Mentor Farm is back with specialty Asian greens and herbs, all gorgeous to look at, scrumptious to taste. 

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and farm fresh eggs.  Check out their yummy jerky type products. 

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.

Cheese: West River Creamery. Along with the very best cheese, Jane will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods will have 100% natural jams, jellies and relishes, Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta.  Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food. 

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the scones are the best), Swiss Bakers (try the Berliner!), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls, and Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Tower Beverages will have their craft soda (the best ginger ale).  Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home..

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans:  All About Corks with cool creative cork products.  Jennifer’s Soap, artisan soaps and bath products.  Sarah’s Originals aprons, placemats, and more.  Trow’s Treasures herbal products to sooth the body, mind & spirit.  Also, Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week, don’t miss a cooking demo from Leaf & Ginger and new artisan vendors


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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July 3, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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July 6: Cooking Demo, Live Music, Cold Brew Coffee & Flats Mentor Farm Returns

The Saturday, July 6 the market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on the supermarket shelf.  Plus live music, local artisans, kid activities and more.  The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.


Saturday’s market day will feature live music by Eddie Dee, is a strong singer with an eclectic collection of songs ready to perform. Eddie has been influenced in a variety of music styles from Gilbert and Sullivan to Miles Davis. He plays piano, guitar, banjo, harmonica and percussion to accompany his singing, in many song styles including Folk, Swing, Pop, Irish and Blues.  Eddie loves to make music and to share the joy that music brings. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest chefs, Wendy Dennis and Katie Franzetti will be dishing out a great recipe, using fresh produce and spices purchased from the market that morning.Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Yarrow, our magical and trusty balloon twisting artist will be here.  As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.


Tonneson + Co 5K and Kids Fun Run for Wakefield Food Pantry will join us to share information about their The 7th Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk.  All proceeds from the race benefit the Wakefield Food Pantry’s Kids First Program.  The Kids First Program provides food to families with school age children during the summer months.  Many families receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year but help is not available during the summer when school is out. The Kids First Program provides additional kid-friendly food items to help replace those meals.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


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

Produce: Farmer Dave, Fay Mountain Farm, Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds, greens, herbs, & potted plants.  Flats Mentor is back with specialty asian greens and herbs, all gorgeous to to look at and scrumptious to taste. 

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs.  Check out their yummy jerky type products. 

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will be have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.

Maple: Ackermann’s offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Try the maple cream you won’t be sorry.

Specialty Foods: Grateful Tastes will be joining us for the first time this season, with their jams and jellies.  Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta.  Fork on the Road Brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. 

Baked Goods: Drive by Pies join us this week, bringing us sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, all homemade from scratch daily. Goodies Homemade (the scones are the best), Swiss Bakers (try the Berliner!), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls, and Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pony Shack Cider returns with their small batch, artisanal hard cider.  Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans: Be U by Rumi with beautiful beaded jewelry, and Hiller Silver Studio, transforms silver sheets and wire and  hand cut & polished stones, rocks & minerals into stunningly fine jewelry.  Red Antler Apothecary joins us the first time this season, with made in small batches with real plant-derived ingredients using age-old recipes.  Also,  Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week, don’t miss music by Patiño Vazquez, cooking demo from Leaf & Ginger, and the Pop-up Library


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

June 26, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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June 29: Early Summer Produce, Live Music, a Cooking Demo & More

Photo Credit: Mehreen Butt

Summer is officially here and Saturday, June 29 the market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on the supermarket shelf.  Plus live music, local artisans, henna, kids activities and more.  The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.


Saturday’s market day will feature live music by Willie T & Doctor X, a dynamic, Boston-based singer/songwriter duo. They’ve cut their teeth on the club and college circuit throughout the Northeast, dishing out their distinctive brand of acoustic rock, folk, and blues. Willie T’s deep, resonant, vocal style and masterful self-accompaniment on guitar is backed by Doctor X’s gutsy vocals, soulful blues harmonica and percussion. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest chefs, Wendy Dennis and Katie Franzetti will be dishing out a great recipe using fresh produce and spices purchased from the market that morning. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Yarrow, our magical and trusty balloon twisting artist will be here.  Kayla Russell is back with her creative Henna designs.  As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.


Our nonprofit guest Communitas (formerly known as EMARC), will be here sharing information about their organization. Communitas, is a non-profit organization that delivers individualized, family-centered services, programs and support for people of all abilities, across their lifespan and in Wakefield and surrounding communities.

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

Produce: Farmer Dave, Fay Mountain Farm and Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds. There will be luscious strawberries available, as well as greens, herbs, and potted plants.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs.  Check out with local honey, and yummy jerky type products. 
 
Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will be have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.

Cheese: West River Creamery. Along
with the VERY best cheese, Jane will also have her delightful pickled produce
and mustards.

Maple: Wakefield’s own Single Barrel Cellar will have their delicious pure maple syrup.

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods with preserves, Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta, Fork on a Road with meal kits & spices, and Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. Halvah Heaven Award-winning tahini based candy that is loaded with protein and calcium.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies), Swiss Bakers (pretzel rolls!) The Bread Shop (also offering freshly milled flour), and Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Tower Beverages will have their craft soda (the best ginger ale).  Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans:  B Organics, is back with 100% organic cotton produce bags. Keeps your farmers market fruits and veggies fresher longer! Sarah’s Originals (aprons, placemats, and more), Ugly Soap Company.  Also,  Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

Sneak Peak: Next week, don’t miss music by Eddie Dee, cooking demo & Flats Mentor Farm returns. 


The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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.

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday, see you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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June 19, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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June 22: Freshly Picked Produce, Live Music, Cooking Demo, Local Artisans

Wow! We had a spectacular opening day and are looking forward to another great market day on June 22.  The weather is looking great and we have lots planned. The Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.

Justina Langone, owner of The Remedy Exchange, located at 41 Tuttle St, Wakefield will be guest chef in our Market Kitchen Tent. Justina will be preparing a delicious and healthy dish using produce chosen that morning from our farmers. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 

Our June 22 market day will feature music by Betty’s Bounce, Featuring local guitarists Audie and Zach Bridges and joined by Curtis Doo on the double bass, the band will play their special take on Django, Swing, and Gypsy jazz. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.

Along with Yarrow, our magical and trusty balloon twisting artist. We will of course also have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.

The Wakefield Independence Day Committee will be our nonprofit guest. Be sure to stop by to learn how to support Wakefield’s wonderful annual parade that the committee organizes as part of our town’s July 4th celebration. Meet some of the amazing volunteers will be on hand offering ways to help support the parade, including some great T-shirts and other items for sale, as well as ways to become a one-day or ongoing part of the team that makes this great annual event happen.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.

The Pop Up Library will be here this week! Stop by to take out a book or two, or even sign up for a library card.Our nonprofit guest is the Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. Stop by to learn how the chamber can help you find great local businesses or how your business can benefit by becoming a member. 

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

Produce: Farmer Dave, Fay Mountain Farm and Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds, and I am sure there will be luscious strawberries available, as well as greens, herbs, potted plants and hopefully cut flowers from Kelly’s if there are some ready for picking this early in the season.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs.  Check out with local honey, and yummy jerky type products. 

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will be have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta, and Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. 

Baked Goods:  Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies), Swiss Bakers (pretzel rolls!) The Bread Shop (also offering freshly milled flour), and Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) and Pony Shack Cider is here this week. You need to try their ciders. They have just the right amount of light fizziness, and are not too sweet and have distinctly delicious flavors. Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans: Cloth Creations, Kittredge Candles, Sheepshed Mountain View Farm, specializing in their own line of Tencel/Merino, Coopworth, Columbia, Silks, Angora rabbit and goat, creating fantastic spinning yarns. Check out Trow’s Treasures herbal products to sooth the body, mind & spirit.  Also, Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner The Fellsway.
 
Sneak Peak: Next week, don’t miss music by Willy T & Dr. X, cooking demo & More Than Words. 

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP).

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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!
AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

June 12, 2019
by Wendy Dennis
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Opening Day is June 15! Live Music, Cooking Demo, Fresh Produce, Specialty Foods, Local Artisans, Kids Activities!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Click HERE to see and download the complete to-date schedule of vendors!


Opening Day is this Saturday, June 15 and it looks like the weather will be perfect. This week we welcome back our wonderful farmers and many of our specialty foods and artisan vendors, great music, a cooking demo, and a visit from the Wakefield Independence Day Committee. Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday through October 12, 2019.


From all the feedback at the Festival by the Lake last week, I know that there are a lot of folks joining us in looking forward to 18 Saturdays of freshly picked fruits and veggies, specialty foods, artisan fare, great music, and fun events, all in a friendly, stress-free place where we can hang out with our neighbors from Wakefield and beyond.


For live music, we are excited to have Tim Foley, open the season for us this week. Tim is a talented a guitarist/vocalist and songwriter who melds jazz, blues, folk, funk and classical into his vocal songs and instrumentals. He has a delightful guitar instrumental CD and is currently working with a group in recording an album of his jazzier material. Along with his performing schedule, Tim hosts a weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Feng’s Asian Cuisine in Wakefield.He is sure to entertain the crowd, don’t miss this chance to hear him! Music will start around 10:00 a.m. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our Market Kitchen Tent returns for the season, thanks to the Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor! Welcome to WFM, WCB! Be sure to stop by to say hello and see what delectable dishes our guest chefs, Wendy Dennis and Katie Franzetti, prepare using produce chosen that morning from our farmers.

Along with Yarrow, our magical and trusty balloon twisting artist. We will of course also have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper, crayons, as well.


Our nonprofit guest this week is the wonderful Wakefield Independence
Day Committee, the group that continues the tradition to bring the
biggest July 4th parade in Massachusetts and 2nd biggest in New England
to our town. Volunteers will be on hand offering ways to help support
the parade, including some great T-shirts and other items for sale, as
well as ways to become a one-day or ongoing part of the team that makes
this great annual event happen.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


NEWSFLASH: The Kindness Rock Garden is back! Don’t know what that is? Stop by on June 15 because Girl Scout 662842 will be on hand to tell you all about it and even give you a rock to paint and add to this special project.


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

Produce: Farmer Dave, Fay Mountain Farm, and Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce, with fresh greens and berries the highlight. Farmer Dave’s now has a kitchen to turn his produce into a number of great items such as jarred and pickled products, marinara sauce and dehydrated produce, baked goods, and (hopefully) will also be bringing Baer’s Beans (dried legumes grown in Maine) to our market. Note: All items may not be available each week. 

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their local honey. They also have yummy jerky type products, as well.

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will be have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.

Cheese: West River Creamery. Along with the VERY best cheese, Jane will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.

Maple: Ackermann’s will have their delicious pure maple syrup and other tasty maple products.

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods with preserves, Deano’s Pasta, and Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare) 

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies), Swiss Bakers (pretzel rolls!) The Bread Shop (also offering freshly milled flour), and Roasted Granola, which also offers locally made yogurt.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) and Tower Beverages (craft soda). Plus, Pour Man’s Coffee where you can get a hot or cold beverage and unique treat to enjoy at the market as well as Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans: Hiller’s Silver Studio, Sarah’s Originals (aprons, placemats, and more), Ugly Soap Company, as well as Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week, don’t miss music by Betty’s Bounce, plus a visit from the Pop Up Library featuring great books. Stay tuned for details.


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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.

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday, see you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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June 5, 2019
by Wendy Dennis
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June 15 is Opening Day! Enter Free Market Bucks Drawing on 6/8 at Festival by the Lake, News and Updates!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Click HERE to see and download the complete to-date schedule of vendors!


The Wakefield Farmers Market team is just about ready for the summer season that begins on Saturday June 15 at its Hall Park location on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., this year from June 15 through October 12, 2019. To give directions to a friend, just tell them to use 468 North Ave via GPS.


Wakefield Farmers Market will have an information tent at the Festival by the Lake being held on June 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the Lower Common. While we won’t have farmers or veggies on hand, we will have the latest news. 

In what has become an annual tradition, all are welcome to enter a free drawing for $20 in Market Bucks that you can use anytime during the season. You can also sign up for our online newsletter and, also, learn how to become part of our great WFM Volunteer Team.  

Stop by, say hello to our new Market Manager AnnMarie Gallivan, and new Market Day Coordinator Karen Beasley and give a thank you to our outgoing Manager Wendy Dennis. 

A Note from AnnMarie: Over the past 8 years, Wendy has been a dedicated volunteer and Market Manager, bringing her commitment to bringing local farmers and community together. Her passion for the market is evident in the vibrant market community she has helped create. Wendy will be continuing as a WFM Committee member and as the Food and Farm Education Coordinator for our market. You might just see her doing a cooking demo or two this season. Hope to see you at the Festival!


We will again have cooking demos most if not every week in the Market Kitchen Tent with a rotating assortment of chefs from our local food service businesses. More about that as we get this new program in place. A big thank you to the Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor!


Thanks also to The Savings Bank, who is once again sponsoring our music program. We will have live music most if not every week starting with local (and super talented) musician Tim Foley on Opening Day. Other musicians lined up include Amy Spillert, Patiño Vazquez, Eddie Dee, Gentle Temper, Julie Doherty, Betty’s Bounce, and Willie T & Doctor X, Birchwood Blaze, and not until September, our former opening day stars, students from Onset School of Music.


SEASON UPDATE: We have a total of 41 vendors this year with an average of 22 vendors each week, plus live music, a nonprofit guest, and occasional special guests and special events. While Flats Mentor Farm will not be starting until July, all our farmers except for West River Creamery and Ackermann Maple Farm, which will attend mostly biweekly, will be with us each week. Aaronap Cellars, and Pony Shack Cider will round out our number of Agricultural vendors to 9.

In case you missed it last week, here are all our 2019 vendors, some coming weekly, some biweekly, and some occasionally: A&D Books, Aaronap Cellars, Ackermann Maple Farm, All About Corks, , B-Organics, Be U By Rumi, Cloth Creations, Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Deano’s Pasta, Drive By Pies, e-Glassey Lady, Emmetts Edibles, Farmer Dave’s, Fay Mountain Farm, Flats Mentor Farm, Fork On a Road, Goodies Homemade, Grateful Tastes, Habibi Gourmet Food, Halvah Heaven, Hiller’s Silver Studio, Jennifer’s Soap, Jerry’s Upholstery, Kelly’s Farm, Kittredge Candles, Lilac Hedge Farm, Pony Shack Cider, Pour Man’s Coffee, Red Antler Apothecary, Roasted Granola, Roberto’s Seafood, Sarah’s Originals, Sasquatch Woodworks, Sheepshed, Single Barrel Cellar, Swiss Bakers, The Bread Shop, Tower Beverages, Trow’s Treasures, Ugly Soap Company, and West River Creamery.


For special guests/events, we will have monthly visits from the our Lucius Beebe Memorial Library’s Pop Up Library, The Friends of the Library Book Give-Away will be held on September 7, and once we figure out the best dates to make for a good mix, visits from Drumlin Farms and Curious Creatures will be scheduled.

For weekly fun, we hope to have face painting, perhaps a balloon artist, and Henna by Kayla will be with us most weeks. The Kid’s Activity Tent will be stocked with crayons and paper and, as always, there will be sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, and hula hoops on hand each market day throughout the season. 


The Wakefield Independence Day Committee will be our nonprofit guest during our first two market days. Be sure to stop by to learn how to support Wakefield’s wonderful annual parade that the committee organizes as part of our town’s July 4th celebration, and meet some of the amazing people who make it all happen. 

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to wakefieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


NEWSFLASH: The Kindness Rock Garden is back! Don’t know what that is? Stop by on June 15 because Girl Scout 662842 will be on hand to tell you all about it and even give you a rock to paint and add to this special project.


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, 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. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 
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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. 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, Outgoing Market Manager

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January 12, 2019
by Wendy Dennis
Comments Off on Opening Day June 15! We Have New Staff in Place!

Opening Day June 15! We Have New Staff in Place!

Check back for updates and/or Sign Up HERE for our newsletter to stay up to date as the 2019 summer season gets closer!

The WFM Committee is pleased to report that we have a full complement of staff for the 2019 Farmer’s Market season!

We have commitments from the following:

AnnMarie Gallivan of Wakefield has signed on as the new Farmers Market Manager. She is a small business owner of the Albion Cultural Exchange on Albion Street and is an active member of the Wakefield Community.

Karen Beasley of Stoneham is the new Farmers Market Coordinator. She works for the Trustees of Reservations in Boston and the Kitty Connections a local non-profit animal rescue group. We feel she has the skills and enthusiasm to handle anything that happens on farmers market day.

Heather Tribe, our former Co-Market Manager, will continue to be the Market Bucks bookkeeper for the season.

Wendy has agreed to stay on to get everyone up to snuff so there will be a smooth transition of the market to the capable hands of the new team. The volunteers are still needed and will hopefully take on a larger roll to be trained in some of the background protocols so that no matter what the future brings we will have people to step in to help during an emergency.

We are all looking forward to the 2019 Wakefield Farmers Market season. Now we need to hope for sunny lovely weather for the all the Saturdays this summer through fall and a good local crop!

There will be lots of news coming within the next few weeks! In the meantime, we are busy lining up music, nonprofit guests, special events, and a pilot cooking demo program involving local chefs. Stay tuned! Things will be update soon!