This is the last market of our regular season, be sure to save the date for November 19 and December 10 from 10-1pm for our special Holiday Outdoor Markets.
This Saturday, October 29 from 9am to 1pm, the Wakefield Farmers Market will be filled with freshly harvested fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world fish, dairy, and specialty foods. As I write this, the weather is predicted to be sunny and fall-like, in the 60s.
Balloons by Yarrow and Face painting by Cathy for the kids will be set up under the tree once again! Along with something for the adults, Dr. Eliot Smalheiser, PT, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Mobile Physical Therapy has generously donated his time and expertise to offer the Wakefield Farmers Market community complimentary 10 minute massages.
The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department joins us with all sorts of energy saving information and to answer questions. Can’t say enough good things about the people at the WMGLD, they go above and beyond.
We have no music scheduled this week, but we would like to give a special thanks to The Savings Bank for sponsoring our music tent once again this year, making it possible for us to support local musicians.
Tin Can Flower Truck with a wide variety of flowers to create your own special bouquet.
Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!
Produce: All our farms will have plenty of in season produce. Farmer Dave’s will also have fresh mushrooms, from Fat Moon and lots of yummy things from Jane’s Kitchen. It’s apple season at Kelly’s Farm, get the best homegrown apple at the market. Flats Mentor Farm is back with the best asian produce, squashes and the best garlic. Flats is a cash only vendor. We were lucky to have them for the entire season this year.
Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, Cheese 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 their local honey, and locally made cheeses for all your charcuterie needs.
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, 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, and this week will have peaches, cherries, and peaches, oh my. Clovers Kitchen with dumplings and Japanese specialty foods, try the pork bento box, you won’t be sorry. Food rEvolution of Stoneham is a mission-driven woman-owned, shared commercial kitchen focused on creating a space for local food startups to test their concept and build their base. Coutt's Specialty Food and West River Creamery cheese are back for the last market of the season.
Breads, Baked Goods & Sweet Treats: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies). Purple Carrot Bread Co., and The Bread Shop with all your bread needs, from rolls to loaves. Secret Stash Sweets will have important information on how to make sweet holiday orders for cocoa bombs, stocking treats and hostess gifts right from her Wakefield Showroom on North Avenue. If you aren't attending simply text her at 781-600-9338 or follow on Instagram or Facebook at Secret Stash Sweets. 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 and season pumpkin hot cocoa bombs.
Beverages: Creations Coffee in Wakefield, each week bringing us coffees and teas from around the world. Their Hibiscus Tea is amazing. House Bear Brewing offers up the newest, oldest trend in adult beverages, mead. 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. Aaronap Cellars are here with innovative wines for every occasion.
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.
Artisans: Vintage Vault with handmade soy candles made in vintage containers. Mariela Mexico and her gorgeous handmade bags, which are durable and sturdy too! National Sharpening Company is here, get your knives sharpened while you shop. Your favorite charcuterie boards will be here, with the work from Sasquatch Woodworks. Kerry’s Kreations, knitted accessories, NicksNecks with beautiful quilled paper art, and 3Dazzle Creations is back with the coolest in 3d printer planters and designs. EssBee Bath and Body with her all natural soap and beauty products. A&D Books will be here with their latest local trail guide for all 4 seasons!
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!