The Wakefield Farmers Market celebrates the final day of National Farmers Market Week this Saturday, August 7 from 9am to 1pm, 468 North Ave/Hall Park. The forecast looks good and we’ve got a lot of great things on tap.
Over the past 13 years, WFM has grown into a community hub, small
business seedbed, and an economic driver for both our local community and small farms. We give local businesses a place to feature high quality food and an amazing choice of options from skilled farmers and food entrepreneurs. By shopping at the farmers market you are supporting the local economy and community members, including those who are experiencing food insecurity. Thank you to all of our WFM customers, for shopping local, for being loyal to all these wonderful farmers, small batch food producers, and making the market the wonderful community event it is, week after week.
Kayla Russell will be here with her creative Henna designs. The Magic of Yarrow and his awesome balloon sculpture.
As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages. Thanks to the Wakefield Co-operative Bank for sponsoring our kids events this year.
Save the Date: Join us August 14 at 11am for a demonstration from Curious Creatures.
Next week Audie Bridges joins us in The Savings Bank Music Tent!
Friends of Beebe Library are here this week with their famous Book Giveaway Day! Stop by and grab some good reads and support our amazing library which supports our community in so many ways.
Stop by the Market Manager tent, show you support for the market, and place your order for your very own Wakefield Farmers Market tee! A $25 donation gets you one of our awesome new 100% tees that you can wear proudly, and fashionably too!
Here’s the official list of week’s vendors: Produce: Brox Farm will have the most delicious cherry tomatoes and pita chips that put the supermarket brands to shame. Farmer Dave’s will have lots of freshly harvested produce, along with the most gorgeous vegetable and flowering plants. Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds, including corn. Fay Mountain Farm will have a large variety of kale, summer squashes, eggplant and berries. Microgreens & mushrooms are back with Neighbor’s Acre Farm, if you haven’t tried them, you are missing out. Flats Mentor returns with their delicious Asian greens - the best onions around. 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, eggs and now, cheese! Check out their local honey.
Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market. Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.
Specialty Foods: Deano's Pasta delicious fresh pasta (cash only vendor). Grateful Tastes is here with artisanal spreads for more than just bread, and Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food.
Baked Goods: Drive-by Pies with their amazing pies, both sweet and savory, Goodies Homemade the chocolate filled with peanut butter are a favorite in my house. The Bread Shop with the most delicious French sandwich loaf. Roasted Granola, with the best granola around, and our newest bread shop, Purple Carrot Bread Co, try their cheddar sourdough - so good. Plus dairy & nut free Wicked Awesome Brownie & chocolate caramel delights from Secret Stash Sweets. Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, 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. Tower Beverage with the best root beers and sodas you’ll ever try. Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
Artisans: Alisha Doodles will be here with her illustrated tees, stickers and more. Biss Botanicals joins us with plants and succulents for your indoor spaces. 90Acre Maker will be here with his fun and useful wood creations. Jennifer’s Handmade Soap is here with her creative, handmade soap creations. Liza Vaughn Art with resin art that is influenced by the beauty of nature and On the 5 Studio with whimsical art that uses natural components, including beach glass and driftwood Ugly Baby Soap Company is celebrating their 5th Birthday and you get the presents - all their products will be $5! And Sarah’s Originals is here with her table coverings and soft baby books.
Wait, there’s more! The celebration continues after your shopping experience ends. Bring a receipt from any WFM vendor and receive 15% off your entire purchase at The Sweetbay Shop.
Want to help? Go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.
The market offers SNAP/EBT and is matching SNAP purchases, $10 per visit, so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. Thank you to the Wakefield Food Pantry, for generously sponsoring the WFM Snap Match Program.
The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions). The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through October 30, 2021. 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!