This Saturday, July 9 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. The weather is predicted to be beautiful and in the low 80s.
Kayla Russell will be here with her creative Henna designs, and Balloons by Yarrow is back. We’ll also have local Wakefield business FIXXED with us, offering wellness techniques for all.
The Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield is joining us with information on programs and future projects. The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield is here with some of their artists and information about their upcoming exhibit, Creatures and Critters, coming in October at the Albion Cultural Exchange.
The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department joins us with all sorts of energy saving information. A huge thank you to the WMGLD for the extra outlets on the park, removing the need for us to put extension cords across the field, producing a chance of tripping.
Thank you to Wakefield Cooperative Bank for being a Harvest sponsor this year, allowing us to offer unique extras to our market!
We’ve got live music from Audie Bridges scheduled so get ready to do a little boogying in line. Special thanks to The Savings Bank for sponsoring our music tent once again this year.
Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors! Produce: Farmer Dave’s, and 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, zucchini blossoms and the best garlic. 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 locally made cheeses for all your charcuterie needs. Stock up for BBQ season. 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: Deano's Pasta delicious fresh pasta (cash only vendor), Fork on a Road with meal kits & spices, and Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. We welcome Barry’s Hot Sauce to the market family this week, see what he’s cooking up to spice up your summer menus. Grateful Tastes joins us on a weekly basis this season, get the strawberry rhubarb preserves while you can. Clover Kitchens with dumplings and Japanese specialty foods. Beckah’s Bangin Butter with an amazing selection of nut butters. Dolan Flavoring Company is here with their locally made vanilla.
Baked Goods & Sweet Treats: 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.
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.
Please welcome House Bear Brewing to the market, offering up the newest, oldest trend in adult beverages, mead. Please note that this season our alcoholic beverage vendors are unable to offer samples. 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.
Artisans: Fiberart by Diane is joining us with her handmade quilts and handwoven items. Greg Hiller Jewelry is back from a long market hiatus. Mariela’s Mexico bags are back, plus, Jennifer’s Handmade Soap with her fun and creative soaps and beauty products. Washington Beach Designs with fun and fashionable resin jewelry. Liza Vaughn Art is back with her gorgeous resin designs and Little Happynest returns with sensory play items that will satisfy all ages.
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!