Are you looking for a delightful weekend experience filled with fresh produce, local artisans, live music, and a bustling community atmosphere? Look no further than the Wakefield Farmers Market, happening this Saturday, July 1st, from 9 am to 1 pm. Nestled on the picturesque shore of Lake Quannapowitt at Hall Park, 468 North Ave in Wakefield, MA, a visit to the WFM promises a memorable day for visitors of all ages. With an array of vendors, special guests, and exciting activities, the Wakefield Farmers Market is the place to be this weekend.
As you step into the market, you'll be greeted by a colorful array of vendors offering an impressive variety of products. The market features a range of farmers offering locally grown produce, including Farmer Dave's, Flats Mentor Farm (tentative as of 6/28), Griffin Hall Farms Microgreens, and Kelly's Farm. Their dedication to quality and sustainability ensures that you'll find the freshest fruits, vegetables, and herbs to fill your shopping bag.
Meat, Fish, and Cheese Delights: If you're a connoisseur of delectable meats, seafood, and cheeses, the Wakefield Farmers Market has you covered. Lilac Hedge Farm will satisfy your carnivorous cravings, while Roberto's Seafood offers an enticing selection of seafood delights. For cheese lovers, make sure to visit West River Creamery and indulge in their artisanal cheese offerings.
Beverage Bliss: Stay hydrated and energized throughout your market journey with refreshing beverages from Beraka Juice with juices and smoothies for the market and home, Creations Coffee with delectable teas and amazing baked goods - oh those donuts, and Pour Man's Coffee with their famous coconut cold brew. Whether you're in the mood for a revitalizing juice, a steaming cup of coffee, or a delightful blend of both, these vendors have something to satisfy every palate.
Breads, Baked Goods, and More: Indulge your senses with the aroma of freshly baked goods. The Bread Shop and Purple Carrot Bread Co. will entice you with their assortment of bread, while Goodies Homemade will satisfy your sweet tooth. Treat yourself to an irresistible snack or take home some baked goodies for later.
Tempting Hot Food: Refuel during your market adventure with mouthwatering hot food options featuring Clover Kitchen with BBQ bento boxes and dumplings and Crepe Du Jour. Whether you prefer savory dumplings or crave a scrumptious crepe, these vendors have something for everyone.
Specialty Foods and Unique Flavors: Discover a world of flavors with the specialty food vendors at Wakefield Farmers Market. From the irresistible spreads of Beckah's Bangin Butter and the flavorful Craic Sauce to the tantalizing pasta from Deano's Pasta (cash payments only) and the mouthwatering empanadas from Del Sur Empanadas, there's no shortage of culinary delights to explore. Don't miss out on the unique pet treats from Emmetts Edible, the vegan options from Food rEvolution with Mosi Vegan, Wicked Bess, & Rebound Juice Co., and the delectable treats from Grateful Tastes with jams and jellies made with ingredients from local farms, Habibi gourmet with lots of Middle eastern offerings, Healthy Nut Snacks protein balls, Mei Mei Dumplings amazing frozen dumplings, Open Fire Spices for your BBQ needs, Roasted Granola, and Secret Stash Sweets to sweeten it all.
Artisans, Plants, and Flowers: In addition to the food offerings, Wakefield Farmers Market showcases the creativity of local artisans. Explore the handcrafted treasures of 3Dazzle Creations, Mariela Mexico handbags, Magnus Woodsmith cutting boards, and Sarah's Originals hand sewn products. Treat yourself or find the perfect gift for someone special. Ugly Baby Soap Co. will also be here with their range of artisanal soaps that are as beautiful as they are made with natural products. .
Floral enthusiasts will be delighted by the selection at Singing Brook Farm Flowers, while Biss Botanicals offers specialty products that harness the power of plants. Whether you're looking for a unique piece of art, a charming plant for your home, or a fragrant bouquet, the artisan and plant vendors at the Wakefield Farmers Market have something to captivate your senses.
Exciting Special Guests and Live Music: The Wakefield Farmers Market has an exciting lineup of special guests joining the festivities. The Wakefield Independence Day Parade Committee, the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department, and the MWRA Water Truck will be present, bringing their own unique contributions to the day.
Live music, sponsored by The Savings Bank, will fill the air with delightful melodies throughout the day. Enjoy the enchanting tunes of Wakefield's very own Audie Bridges as you explore the market and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.
Mark your calendars for this Saturday and make your way to the Wakefield Farmers Market for a memorable day by the lake, filled with fantastic food, talented artisans, and a lively community atmosphere. Don't miss out on this opportunity to support local businesses and connect with the vibrant spirit of Wakefield.
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.
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.