Attention Wakefield community! This Saturday, August 5th, 2023, the Wakefield Farmers Market returns to Hall Park, and it promises to be a fantastic day filled with mouthwatering produce, delectable food, delightful artisan crafts, and exciting special guests. Join us from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere.
Be sure to visit Farmer Dave's (HIP), Griffin Hall Farms, and Kelly's Farm to get your hands on the freshest and tastiest fruits and vegetables in the region. From juicy tomatoes to crisp greens, you'll find an array of farm-fresh delights.
Delicious Meat, Fish, and Cheese:
For all the meat, fish, and cheese lovers out there, we have an excellent selection for you. Lilac Hedge Farm, Life.Love.Cheese., Roberto's Seafood, and West River Creamery are here to satisfy your culinary cravings with their premium offerings.
Sip and Savor with Beverages:
Stay refreshed throughout the day with a variety of beverage choices. Beraka Juice, Creations Coffee, House Bear Brewing, LilyBird Coffee, and Pour Man's Coffee will cater to all your thirst-quenching needs to enjoy at the market and at home.
Breads and Baked Goods:
The Bread Shop, Drive-by Pies, Purple Carrot Bread Co., and Goodies Homemade Cookies are all set to delight your taste buds with their freshly baked goods. Be sure to stock up on your favorites!
Hot and Flavorful Foods:
If you're in the mood for something hot and savory, don't miss Clover Bento Box & Dumplings and Crepe Du Jour. They are sure to tantalize your taste buds with their scrumptious offerings.
Specialty Foods to Explore:
Discover unique flavors and culinary creations from a wide range of specialty vendors. Ackermann's Maple Farm, Deano's Pasta (Cash Only), Del Sur Empanadas, Emmett's Edibles Pet Treats, Grateful Tastes, Habibi Gourmet, Healthy Nut Snacks, Lumi Herbal Teas, Mei Mei Dumplings, Open Fire Spice & Rubs, Roasted Granola, and Secret Stash Sweets await you with their delectable treats.
Artisans, Plants, and Flowers:
Take some time to explore the artistic talents of the Wakefield community. Biss - Botanicals & Plants, Jennifer's Handmade Soaps, Kerry's Kreations, Kittredge Candles, Liz Kinder Ceramics, Mariela Mexico, Sarah's Originals, Singing Brook Farm Flowers, and Ugly Baby Soap Co. will amaze you with their creativity and craftsmanship.
Don't forget to check out the special guests at the market! Enjoy the fascinating balloon art by Yarrow, show some love to Lasagna Love, stay hydrated at the MWRA Water Truck, and learn more about WMGLD.
Groove to Live Music:
Enhancing the market's ambiance, Ukulele Grandeur will provide live music throughout the day. The musical experience is generously sponsored by the Savings Bank.
The Wakefield Farmers Market is a celebration of community, local businesses, and sustainability. We invite everyone to come together, support our vendors, and share in the joy of fresh, wholesome products sourced from our own region.
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.
Join us on August 5th, 2023, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hall Park, GPS 468 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA. 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.
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.