Opening Day, June 18, 2022
The Wakefield Farmers Market returns on Saturdays, June 18 -October 29 from 9am to 1pm. The market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world fish, dairy, and specialty foods you won’t find on any supermarket shelf. Live music is back, along with local artisans, henna, knife sharpening, fresh flower truck and more.
Opening day is packed full of the best farmers and small batch producers, along with many new faces.
Kayla Russell will be here with her creative Henna designs. What a fun way to kick off summer! As always, sidewalk chalk is on hand for kids of all ages. Thank you to Wakefield Cooperative Bank for being a Harvest sponsor this year, allowing us to offer unique extras to our market!
We’ve got live music from Betty’s Bounce scheduled so get ready to do a little boogying in line. Special thanks to The Savings Bank for sponsoring our music tent once again this year.
Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors! Produce: Because our farms bring only produce that is grown by them, and not outside of New England, we start off our market with 2 of the 4 farms we have scheduled for the season. Farmer Dave’s, and Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds. There will be luscious strawberries available, as well as greens, herbs, and potted plants. Farmer Dave will also carry fresh mushrooms, from Fat Moon. Some of you may have heard the news that our beloved Karen Vasso of Neighbor’s Acre Farm microgreens has relocated to Texas and she will be missed.
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 with local honey, and yummy jerky type products. Stock up for BBQ season.
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.
Cheese: West River Creamery with the best cheese, will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.
Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods with preserves, 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 and Drew’s Stews are back, see what they are cooking up to spice up your summer menus. Check out our new additions to specialty foods, Crepe Du Jour will be offering up sweet and savvory crepes this summer. Del Sur Natural is back after joining us for our holiday markets, with the yummiest empanadas.
Baked Goods & Sweet Treats: Drive-by Pies with their amazing pies, both sweet and savory, 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. New this year: 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. Sweet Botanical Bakes, delicious Shortbread cookies made with edible flowers.
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. We welcome back Creations Coffee in Wakefield, each week bringing us coffees and teas from around the world. Simple Sips returns with their amazing drink all natural drink mixes - try them, you won’t be disappointed. Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
Specialty Vendors: National Sharpening Co. will be joining us to help with all your sharpening needs. Biss Botanicals returns, with a great selection of healthy houseplants. The baby monstera I purchased last year is already bursting with huge leaves! Artisans: A&D Books, Ash to Dust Insights, Jennifer’s Handmade Soap, Mariela’s Mexico bags are back, along with Sarah’s Originals (aprons, placemats, and more), plus, Ugly Baby Soap Company. Also, On the 5 Studio with unique, beach inspired gifts and your favorite charcuterie boards are here with the work from Sasquatch Woodworks. Liza Vaughn Art and Washington Beach Designs return this season. And we welcome 2 new artisans, 3Dazzle Creations, with 3D printed vases, planters, desk organizers, slim wallets, collectibles, figurines, toys, and pet utility items, and Little Happynest brings us Sensory Art kits, play dough kits, sensory bin fillers, crafts, & more.
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!