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Opening Day: A Feast for the Senses

It's time to mark your calendars and prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary experience at the Wakefield Farmers Market. Opening day on June 17, 2023, from 9am to 1pm at Hall Park, 468 North Avenue, Wakefield, this vibrant market promises a delightful array of fresh produce, tantalizing food, refreshing beverages, and a showcase of local artisans and services. Join us as we explore the diverse offerings that make Wakefield Farmers Market a true community gathering.

Breads/Baked Goods: Indulge in the heavenly aroma of freshly baked goods that permeate the market. The Bread Shop and Purple Carrot Bread Co. will tempt you with their artisan bread, baked to perfection. Desserts by Nathan will satisfy your sweet tooth with their delectable treats, while Goodies Homemade and Sweet Botanical Bakes offer an assortment of baked goods crafted with love and attention to detail.

Hot Food: When hunger strikes, the hot food section of the market is there to satiate your cravings. Clover Kitchen will serve up Japanese BBQ dishes made that will satisfy that craving. Crepe Du Jour will transport you to the streets of Paris with their mouthwatering crepes, both savory and sweet.

Specialty Foods: Wakefield Farmers Market also hosts a variety of specialty food vendors, each offering their unique creations. Beckah's Bangin Butter will dazzle you with their delicious and innovative nut butter flavors. Craic Sauce will add a fiery kick to your meals with their flavorful sauces. Deano's Pasta, operating on a cash-only basis, will entice pasta lovers with their handmade creations. Don't miss out on Del Sur Empanadas, Drew's Stews & More, Emmetts (pet treats), Farmer Foodie (cashew Parm), Food rEvolution, Grateful Tastes, Habibi Gourmet, Healthy Nut Snacks (a new vendor), Lumi Herbal Tea (a new addition), Mei Mei Dumplings (another exciting newcomer), Roasted Granola, and Secret Stash Sweets.

Artisans/Plants/Flowers/Service: In addition to the culinary delights, Wakefield Farmers Market showcases a vibrant community of artisans and services. Explore the unique creations of 3Dazzle Creations, A&D Books, BeUbyRumi, EssBee Bath & Body, FernXFlow Candles (a new addition), Holistic Life Community (a new participant), Jennifer's Soap, Liz Kinder Ceramics (another new arrival), Little Happynest, Magnus Woodsmith (a vendor specializing in woodworking), Mariela Mexico, Ugly Baby Soap Co., Washington Beach Designs, and National Sharpening Co.

Don't forget to visit Singing Brook Farm Flowers for a stunning selection of blooms.

Additionally, the market is excited to welcome special guest WMGLD.

The opening day of the Wakefield Farmers Market promises an immersive experience for all attendees, from food enthusiasts to supporters of local artisans. Come and indulge in the flavors of the season, discover unique products, and embrace the sense of community fostered by this remarkable market. Don't miss out on this opportunity to support local businesses, connect with passionate vendors, and savor the vibrant spirit of Wakefield's agricultural and artistic community.

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.

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 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!

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