This Saturday, July 2 from 9am to 1pm, the Wakefield Farmers Market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world fish, dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on any supermarket shelf. As I write this on Wednesday morning, the weather is predicted to be in the 80s with a small chance of thunderstorms. Fingers crossed they are wrong about the storms part. Rain or shine we have a great day planned. Get all your July 4th party needs all in one great spot.
Kayla Russell will be here with her creative Henna designs, and Balloons by Yarrow is back twisting away to the delight of the wee ones.
The Wakefield Independence Day Committee is joining us with all your parade merch needs. Help support a wonderful community organization bringing us 75 years of parade fun.
Thank you to Wakefield Cooperative Bank for being a Harvest sponsor this year, allowing us to offer unique extras to our market! This week we welcome Tin Cup Flower Truck where customers can pick flowers by the stem and create their own bouquets.
Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors! Produce: Farmer Dave’s will have strawberry cinnamon bread, sugar snap and snow peas, strawberries and garlic scapes. Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds. There will be luscious strawberries available, as well as greens, herbs, and potted plants. Farmer Dave will also carry fresh mushrooms, from Fat Moon. Flats Mentor Farm is back with the best asian produce, garlic, onions, and baby bok choy that is the best you’ve ever tasted. Flats is a cash only vendor.
Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs. You will taste the difference with your first bite. Check out with local honey, and local cheeses. Stock up for your BBQs on the 4th! Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. Captain’s Cut Cod, Haddock, Salmon, shellfish and more. Super fresh and always delicious.
Specialty Foods: Fork on a Road with meal kits & spices recently featured in the Boston Globe. Grateful Tastes joins us on a weekly basis this season, get the strawberry rhubarb preserves while you can. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. Craic Sauce and Drew’s Stews are back, see what they are cooking up to spice up your summer menus. Check out our new additions to specialty foods, Crepe Du Jour will be offering up sweet and savvory crepes this summer. Del Sur Natural with the yummiest empanadas, always a sell out!
Baked Goods & Sweet Treats: Drive-by Pies will have lots of Pies for the 4th. Strawberry Rhubarb is holding strong and plus Triple Berry, Peach, and blueberry. Key lime is available for pre-order. Visit their website for more info. Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies). Purple Carrot Bread Co., The Bread Shop, and Roasted Granola, return this year. Secret Stash Sweets will be back selling the best caramels and treats. New this year: Desserts by Nathan will be offering Middle Eastern specialty desserts and specialty chocolates. These will include a variety of baklava's, Tulumba (fried pastries), Armenian Pastries, and traditional cookies. The chocolates will include a variety of seasonal flavors of molded chocolate bonbons and turtles. Mahalab Bakery offers a fusion of many traditional savory bakes from the Mediterranean region, with a twist and innovative recipes; Inspired by the rise of quality artisan baking, our baked goods make use of the natural fermentation leavening. Savory Mediterranean baked goods and flatbreads, Labne (Kefir Cheese), hummus, spice mixes.
Beverages: Pour Man’s Coffee is here, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. We welcome back Creations Coffee in Wakefield, each week bringing us coffees and teas from around the world. Aaronap Cellars melds tradition, art, & modern science to make innovative and unique wines using grapes & fruit from our own estate vineyard and partner vineyards & orchards in MA and beyond.
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
Specialty Vendors: Biss Botanicals returns, with a great selection of healthy houseplants. The baby monstera I purchased last year is already bursting with huge leaves! Artisans: On the 5 Studio with unique, beach inspired gifts. Liza Vaughn Art with beautiful resin art. We welcome new artisan Roü-Mi Candle with all natural soy scented candles, candle accessories, room sprays. 3Dazzle Creations, with 3D printed vases, planters, desk organizers, slim wallets, collectibles, figurines, toys, and pet utility items.
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 again be matching 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.
The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning, hurricane conditions or town emergency). The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through October 29, 2022.
Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. See you at the Market!