Wakefield's charming Hall Park, nestled on the serene shores of Lake Quannapowitt, is set to host another spectacular Saturday at the Wakefield Farmers Market on August 19, 2023, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This market day promises to be a celebration of community, fresh produce, delectable treats, and artistic wonders. As we come together, let's remember the importance of kindness and appreciation for the volunteers and staff who make this weekly event possible.
Embrace the Beauty of Lake Quannapowitt:
Hall Park's picturesque setting, alongside the sparkling waters of Lake Quannapowitt, provides the perfect backdrop for a day of local delights and camaraderie. The tranquil ambiance is the ideal place to unwind and explore the vibrant offerings of the Wakefield Farmers Market.
A Day to Be Kind:
Remember, our market thrives on the dedication of volunteers and staff who put in countless hours to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Kindness goes a long way, so let's take a moment to appreciate their hard work and commitment to making this event a success.
Discover the essence of local farming with Farmer Dave's (HIP), Griffin Hall Farms Microgreens, and Kelly's Farm. These vendors bring you the best of the season's harvest, from crisp greens to vibrant fruits.
Savor the Flavor:
Eclectic Clam, Lilac Hedge Farm, Life.Love.Cheese, Roberto's Seafood, and West River Creamery offer a symphony of flavors in the form of meat, fish, and cheese. Satisfy your palate with their delectable offerings.
Refresh and Revive:
Beraka Juice, Creations Coffee, House Bear Brewing, LilyBird Coffee, and Pour Man's Coffee offer refreshing beverages to keep you energized and hydrated throughout the day.
Indulge your senses with artisanal delights from The Bread Shop, Desserts by Nathan, Drive-by Pies (tentatively scheduled), Goodies Homemade, Purple Carrot Bread Co., and Secret Stash Sweets. Every bite is a testament to craftsmanship and quality.
Hot and Savory:
Crepe Du Jour and Clover Kitchen bring a touch of warmth with their hot food offerings. Savor their creations for a delightful market meal.
Exploring Specialty Foods:
Ackermann's Maple Farm, Deano's Pasta (Cash Only), Del Sur Empanadas (Hot & Frozen), Emmett's Edibles Dog Treats, Grateful Tastes, Habibi Gourmet, Healthy Nut Snacks, Mei Mei Dumplings, and The Roasted Granola present a world of flavors to explore and enjoy.
Artistry and Greenery:
Admire and acquire artistry from 3Dazzle Creations, A&D Books, Cat n the Fiddle, Fern X Flow Candles, Hiller Silver Studio, Kerry's Kreations, and Little Happynest. Elevate your living spaces with a touch of nature from Biss Botanicals.
Special Guests to Delight:
Experience the magic of Balloons by Yarrow, explore the latest beach read at the Beebe Pop-up Library, adorn yourself with Henna by Kayla, and support education with the Wakefield Educational Foundations Wakefield Public School 2023/2024 school calendars.
Groove to the Rhythms:
The musical ambiance, sponsored by The Savings Bank, will be set by Betty's Bounce, adding a lively rhythm to your market journey.
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 19th for a day of community, connection, and celebration at Hall Park, 468 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA. Bring your family, friends, and appreciation for the incredible volunteers and staff who make this event possible. 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.