This Saturday, October 22 from 9am to 1pm, we’ve got all your favorites scheduled at the Wakefield Farmers Market. As I write, the weather is predicted to be a beautiful fall day, in the low to mid 60s. We only have 2 markets left in the regular season. Save the date for our special Holiday Outdoor Markets, November 19 and December 10 from 10am to 1pm.
We’ve got live music from local favorite, Anderson & Gram, they will be keeping us entertained and dancing. Special thanks to The Savings Bank for sponsoring our music tent once again this year, making it possible for us to support local musicians.
Balloons by Yarrow and Face Painting by Cathy for the kids will be set up under the tree once again!
We’ve got something for the adults too! 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.
Tin Can Flower Truck with a wide variety of flowers to create your own special fall bouquet.
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 corn season at Kelly’s Farm, plus lots of in season squashes, pumpkins and apples.. Flats Mentor Farm is here for what could be their final market if the crops aren’t available next week. 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 their cheese, local honey, and yummy jerky type products. 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. Craic Sauce, what Brian is cooking to spice up your menus. Crepe Du Jour will be offering up sweet and savory crepes to keep you fed while you shop. Del Sur Natural with the most amazing empanadas. Grateful Tastes will have a great selection of seasonal jams, jellies and preserves - you don’t get more local.
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. Sweet Botanical Bakes, delicious Shortbread cookies made with edible flowers. Mahalab Bakery offers a fusion of many traditional savory bakes from the Mediterranean region, with a twist and innovative recipes; Savory Mediterranean baked goods and flatbreads, Labne (Kefir Cheese), hummus, spice mixes.
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. Aaronap Cellars is back with their seasonal favorites. Stock up before they sell out. Creations Coffee in Wakefield, each week bringing us coffees and teas from around the world. Their Hibiscus Tea is amazing.
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
Artisans: Liza Vaughn Art returns this week. Your favorite charcuterie boards will be here, with the work from Sasquatch Woodworks. Little Happynest brings us Sensory Art kits, play dough kits, sensory bin fillers, crafts, & more. Washington Beach Designs returns this week with beautiful resin jewelry. Vintage Vault with handmade soy candles made in vintage containers. Mariela Mexico and her gorgeous handmade bags, which are durable and sturdy too!
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.
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!