The Wakefield Farmers Market is expecting a jam-packed market day, Saturday, July 24 from 9am to 1pm, 468 North Ave/Hall Park. The forecast looks like it’s going to be a corker of a day, so head on down and see what we’ve got planned for the day, plus the freshest produce, best specialty foods, and beautiful handmade goods.
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.
I wear many volunteer hats in the Wakefield art community and I’m so pleased to welcome my fellow artists from the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield. They will be here sharing information about being part of their next exhibit, SQUARES at the Albion Cultural Exchange in October. Stop by their table and meet a few of the artists, and see how you can be part of this fantastic visual art community.
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% cotton 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. It may be small, but it’s tasty. Fay Mountain Farm will have a large variety of kale, summer squashes 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, Fork on a Road with meal kits & spices, 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 BEST Cookies). The Bread Shop and Roasted Granola, both return and our newest bread shop, Purple Carrot Bread Co. Plus dairy & nut free Wicked Awesome Brownie & 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. We welcome the new owners of Creations Coffee in Wakefield, each week bringing us coffees and teas from around the world. 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: A&D Books will be here with their latest local read. Biss Botanicals joins us for the first time with plants and succulents for your indoor spaces. Jerry’s Upholstery is here with pillows and poufs. Johnnie Johnnie Goods with her colorful and fun earrings and accessories, Mariela Mexico with gorgeous, handwoven bags and accessories. And Sarah’s Originals is here with her table coverings and soft baby books.
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, Instagram, and Tumblr.
See you at the Market!