Attention, food lovers and community supporters! The highly anticipated opening day of the Wakefield Farmers Market is fast approaching. On June 17, 2023, from 9am to 1pm, Hall Park at 468 North Avenue, Wakefield, will transform into a vibrant hub of local produce, artisanal foods, and captivating crafts. With a diverse range of vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to delectable baked goods and unique handmade products, this year's market promises an immersive experience for all. Join us as we unveil the exciting lineup of participants and prepare your senses for a delightful journey.
Produce: At the core of the Wakefield Farmers Market lies an abundant selection of fresh produce from local farms. Farmer Dave's, known for their commitment to sustainable farming practices and acceptance of HIP (Healthy Incentives Program) benefits, will be a must-visit booth for produce enthusiasts. Flats Mentor Farm, operating on a cash-only basis, showcases a wide variety of freshly asian produce and greens. Be sure to explore the offerings of Griffin Hall Farms Microgreens, a newcomer to the market, providing nutrient-packed microgreens. And for the finest seasonal produce, make your way to Kelly's Farm, where you can stock up on farm-fresh goodness.
Meat/Fish/Cheese: Indulge in the flavors of locally sourced and carefully crafted meat, fish, and cheese options at the Wakefield Farmers Market. The newly introduced Eclectic Clam promises unique stuffed clams. Crab and Fish cake offerings that will tantalize your taste buds. Lilac Hedge Farm offers pasture-raised meats that prioritize both quality and ethical practices. Roberto's Seafood is your go-to for fresh catches from the sea, while West River Creamery showcases artisan cheeses crafted with passion and expertise.
Beverages: Quench your thirst and invigorate your senses with the diverse beverage vendors at the market. Experience the refreshing offerings of Beraka Juice, a new addition that promises to deliver revitalizing and delicious juices. Creations Coffee is back with the flavorful coffee and teas. Pour Man's Coffee will provide coffee enthusiasts with aromatic brews, each with its unique flavor profiles and brewing techniques.
Breads/Baked Goods: Indulge in the aroma of freshly baked goods as you explore the bread and baked goods section of the market. The Bread Shop and Purple Carrot Bread Co. will entice you with their artisan bread, baked to perfection. Desserts by Nathan is a go-to for delectable sweet treats, while Goodies Homemade and Sweet Botanical Bakes offer an assortment of baked goods made with love and attention to detail.
Hot Food: Satisfy your cravings with the mouthwatering offerings from Crepe Du Jour, serving up savory and sweet crepes that will transport your taste buds to a culinary paradise.
Specialty Foods: Discover a world of unique and flavorful specialty foods at the Wakefield Farmers Market. Beckah's Bangin Butter presents delicious and innovative nut butters, perfect for adding a twist to your favorite dishes. Craic Sauce will spice up your meals with their fiery and flavorful sauces. Deano's Pasta, operating on a cash-only basis, offers handmade pasta creations that are a true delight. Del Sur Empanadas, Drew's Stews & More, Emmetts Edible Pet Treats, Farmer Foodie (offering cashew Parmesan), Food rEvolution (featuring Sapori di Famiglia, Mosi Vegan, Wicked Bess, Rebound Juice Co., & Autolysis Foods), Grateful Tastes jams, jellies and honey, Healthy Nut Snacks (a new vendor), Lumi Herbal Tea (an exciting addition), Mei Mei Dumplings (a long awaited newcomer), Roasted Granola, and Secret Stash Sweets will satisfy your cravings for diverse and delicious treats.
Artisans/Plants/Flowers/Service: The Wakefield Farmers Market not only showcases delectable food but also celebrates the creativity of local artisans and provides access to unique services. Explore the offerings of 3Dazzle Creations, A&D Books, BeUbyRumu, EssBee Bath & Body, FernXFlow Candles (a new participant), Holistic Life Community (a new addition), Jennifer's Soap, Liz Kinder Ceramics (another exciting newcomer), Little Happynest, Magnus Woodsmith, Mariela Mexico hand bags, Ugly Baby Soap Co.,Washington Beach Designs resin jewelry and accessories, National Sharpening Co knife sharpening, and don't forget to visit the Singing Brook Farm Flowers booth for a stunning array of blooms.
Bike to the Market! WFM is now able to offer Bike Valet service to those traveling by bicycle to the market. More info to follow.
The Wakefield Farmers Market welcomes Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department back as our special guests. Here to answer questions and let you in on all the latest news.
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.
Prepare to immerse yourself in a delightful feast for the senses at the Wakefield Farmers Market's opening day. From the freshest produce to tantalizing specialty foods, handcrafted products, and captivating artisanal offerings, this market is a celebration of local flavors and the vibrant community spirit. Join us on June 17, 2023, from 9am to 1pm at Hall Park, 468 North Avenue, Wakefield, and discover the abundance of flavors, artistry, and camaraderie that make this event truly special.
See you at the market!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.