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Kick off Labor Day Weekend at Wakefield Farmers Market - September 2, 2023

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

Kick off Labor Day Weekend at Wakefield Farmers Market - September 2, 2023

As summer transitions into fall, there's no better way to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day weekend than with a visit to the Wakefield Farmers Market on September 2nd, 2023. Join us from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the scenic Hall Park, situated along the tranquil shores of Lake Quannapowitt. We've curated an exciting lineup of vendors and special guests to make your market experience unforgettable.

A Lakefront Delight:

Hall Park, nestled on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt, provides a perfect backdrop for a leisurely morning at the Wakefield Farmers Market. The glistening waters and serene atmosphere set the stage for a day of community and celebration.

A Prelude to Labor Day:

As Labor Day weekend approaches, let's gather in the spirit of community. The Wakefield Farmers Market offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh produce, delectable treats, and engaging activities before the long weekend begins.

From the Earth to Your Plate:

Indulge in the bounty of the season with offerings from Farmer Dave's (HIP), Griffin Hall Farms Microgreens, and Kelly's Farm. Experience the vibrant flavors of locally sourced fruits and vegetables.

Meats, Cheeses, and More:

Lilac Hedge Farm, Eclectic Clam, Life.Love.Cheese, and Roberto's Seafood, present a diverse array of meats, fish, cheeses, and more. Let your taste buds explore a symphony of flavors.

Sip and Savor:

Stay refreshed with beverages from Beraka Juice, Creations Coffee, House Bear Brewing, and Pour Man's Coffee. Each sip is a moment to savor.

Artisanal Temptations:

From The Bread Shop's artisanal creations to Desserts by Nathan's sweet indulgences, Drive-by Pies' delightful treats to Purple Carrot Bread Co.'s baked goods, and Secret Stash Sweets' confections to Goodies Homemade's flavorful offerings—prepare to be spoiled for choice.

Hot and Satisfying:

Treat yourself to a warm and hearty meal from Crepe Du Jour and Clover Kitchen. Their hot foods will comfort and satisfy.

Exploring Unique Flavors:

Discover specialty foods that showcase innovation and creativity. Explore Deano's Pasta (Cash Only), Del Sur Empanadas (Hot & Frozen), Emmett's Edibles Dog Treats, Grateful Tastes, Habibi Gourmet, Mei Mei Dumplings, and The Roasted Granola.

Artistry and Nature's Touch:

Experience the creativity of local artisans and the beauty of plants and flowers. Visit vendors such as 3Dazzle Creations, Liz Kinder Ceramics, Kerry Kreations, Sarah's Originals, Singing Brook Farm Flowers, and Ugly Baby Soap Co.

Engaging Special Guests:

Connect with special guests such as Balloons by Yarrow, the VFW, More Than Words, and PAWS. These partners enhance the community experience at the market.

Musical Harmony:

The musical backdrop for the day will be provided by Ukulele Grandeur, sponsored by The Savings Bank. Their melodies will enhance your market journey.

As we approach Labor Day, join us for a day of community gathering, fresh finds, and culinary delights at Hall Park. The Wakefield Farmers Market offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the joys of local culture and creativity

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.

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.



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