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A Day of Community and Fresh Finds at Wakefield Farmers Market - August 26, 2023

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

It's time to gather once again for a delightful morning at the Wakefield Farmers Market on August 26th, 2023. Join us from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the scenic Hall Park, situated along the tranquil shores of Lake Quannapowitt. With a diverse array of vendors and a welcoming atmosphere, this market day promises a unique and rewarding experience.

Farm-Fresh Abundance: Kick off your market journey with an exploration of the finest local produce. Farmer Dave's (HIP), Griffin Hall Farms Microgreens, and Kelly's Farm have joined WFM to offer you a vibrant selection of fruits, vegetables, and microgreens straight from the earth to your table.

Delicious Delicacies: Lilac Hedge Farm and Roberto's Seafood are here to tantalize your taste buds with their delightful selection of meats, fish, and cheeses. Let your palate embark on a culinary adventure with their fresh and flavorful offerings.

Sip and Indulge: Quench your thirst and savor the moment with a variety of beverages. Beraka Juice, Creations Coffee, and Pour Man's Coffee have curated a delightful range of drinks to keep you refreshed throughout your market visit.

Artisanal Baking and Treats: Indulge your sweet tooth with a trip into the world of fresh baked goods and sweets. The Bread Shop, Desserts by Nathan, Goodies Homemade, Purple Carrot Bread Co., and Secret Stash Sweets beckon you with their mouth watering creations.

Savor the Flavors: Treat your taste buds to the warmth of freshly prepared hot foods from Crepe Du Jour and Clover Kitchen. These vendors promise a comforting experience that will leave you satisfied.

Exploring Unique Tastes: Discover a world of specialty foods that reflect the creativity and passion of their creators. From Beckah's Bangin Butter to Rita's Sauce, the market is a treasure trove of unique flavors waiting to be savored. Discover what Deano's Pasta (Cash Only), Del Sur Empanadas (Hot & Frozen), Emmett's Edibles Dog Treats, Food rEvolution with Wicked Bess & Autolysis Foods, Grateful Tastes, Habibi Gourmet, Healthy Nut Snacks, Lumi Herbal Tea, Mei Mei Dumplings, Open Fire Rubs & Spices, and The Roasted Granola have to offer.

Artisanal Products: Elevate your living space and wardrobe with artistry. Explore creations from EssBee Bath and Body, Holistic Life Community, Kerry Kreations, Meesh Pottery, Sarah's Originals, and TBs Dot on Pots.

Engaging Special Guests: Bring out the kid in you with a visit to Balloons by Yarrow. We welcome long-time community organization PAWS, Wakefield Conservation Committee, and WMGLD. WFM thrives to create community engagement to enhance your market experience.

Groove to the Music: Groove to the rhythms of Audie Bridges, sponsored by The Savings Bank. .

Bike to the Market! WFM is now able to offer Bike Valet service to those traveling by bicycle to the market, thanks to Wakefield Safe Streets. They will also valet your stroller, It’s free, easy and safe.

Want to help? Go to the Get Involved/Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table to learn how. We are always looking for setup and breakdown help and encourage kids that need volunteer hours to lend a hand. Many hands make a better market for all.

The market offers SNAP/EBT and will match SNAP purchases up to $15 per visit, so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. We could not provide this SNAP Match or its increase from $10, without the generous sponsorship of The Wakefield Food Pantry. Good news for SNAP folks: HIP is back! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, then get your additional SNAP bucks and match at the Market Manager Tent.

Hall Park, with its picturesque view of Lake Quannapowitt, is ready to welcome you for a day of community, culinary delights, and artistic wonders. Don't miss the chance to experience the charm of the Wakefield Farmers Market and immerse yourself in the local community.

We can't wait to see you there!

Important Parking Information:

In an effort to improve parking efficiency and ensure the safety and accessibility of the Wakefield Farmers Market, new parking rules have been implemented. These rules aim to address concerns regarding pedestrian safety, handicapped spaces, and convenient parking options for visitors. Below you will find an outline of the various parking locations available near the market, along with their respective distances and walking times.

  1. Veterans Field Parking: Located between Veterans Field and the Market, the U-shaped lot provides parking options for market-goers. It is important to be mindful of pedestrians and respect the designated handicapped spaces in this area.

  2. Lakeside Avenue: A parking lot on Lakeside Ave, situated 0.2 miles away from the market (approximately a 3-minute walk), offers several parking spaces for visitors' convenience.

  3. Light Department Employee Lot: Also located 0.2 miles from the market (approximately a 3-minute walk), the Light Department employee lot is another viable parking option for market attendees.

  4. Town Hall: The parking lot at Town Hall, situated at 1 Lafayette Street, is located 0.4 miles away from the market (approximately a 7-minute walk). Visitors are encouraged to utilize this parking area.

  5. Common St: Common St provides four-hour customer parking spaces in addition to spaces in front of First Baptist and Artichokes. These parking options are situated 0.4 miles from the market (approximately a 7-minute walk) and offer convenient access to the market.

  6. North Ave: On the business/residential side of North Ave, visitors can find parking spaces. It is important to adhere to parking restrictions, such as maintaining a safe distance from corners and respecting time limits. Parking on the railroad track side of North Ave may result in a bill from the T, as those spaces are not owned by the town. This area is located 0.4 miles from the market, an approximate 8-minute walk from Albion St.

  7. Near the Bandstand: Parking spaces are available along the common near the bandstand, situated 0.5 miles away from the market (approximately an 8-minute walk).

The Town of Wakefield and Wakefield Farmers Market have implemented new parking rules to enhance parking options and ensure the safety and accessibility of the market for all visitors. By familiarizing yourself with these parking locations and following the guidelines provided, you can have a pleasant experience at the market. Please note that all times and distances mentioned are approximate.



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