Welcome back, food enthusiasts! The Wakefield Farmers Market is here once again to bring you a delightful experience filled with fresh produce, local delicacies, and community connections. Join us this week, on July 15, 2023, from 9 am to 1 pm, as we gather at Hall Park, situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Quannapowiit. With a wide array of vendors and activities planned, this Saturday is set to be a celebration of the vibrant local food scene in Wakefield, MA.
Fresh Produce Galore: As summer is in full swing, the Wakefield Farmers Market is bursting with the freshest fruits and vegetables you can find. From juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers to sweet corn and vibrant berries, our local farmers have harvested the very best for you. Bring your reusable bags and stock up on nature's bounty!
Artisanal Treats and Beverages: Indulge in the creations of talented local artisans who infuse their passion into every bite and sip. Discover delectable pastries, freshly baked bread, locally made cheeses, and more. Savor the flavors of summer with handcrafted ice cream (Clover Kitchen), refreshing lemonades (Creations Coffee), luscious coconut cold brew (Pour Man’s Coffee) and other thirst-quenching beverages (Lilybird and Beraka Juice).
Local Culinary Delights: Experience the diverse flavors of the region by sampling a range of mouthwatering dishes prepared by local chefs. Whether you're a fan of international cuisine (Del Sur, Rita’s Sauce, Habibi Gourmet, Crepe du Jour, Clover) or traditional comfort food, the market has something to satisfy every palate. Treat yourself to an unforgettable gastronomic adventure!
The Wakefield Farmers Market is not just about shopping for fresh food; it's also a place to connect with your community. Engage in friendly conversations with vendors, farmers, and other market-goers. Learn about sustainable farming practices, get tips on cooking with seasonal ingredients, or simply enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this local gathering.
Live Music and Entertainment: Enhance your market experience with live music performances by talented local artists such as this week's visit by Ukulele Grandeur. Let the melodious tunes serenade you as you stroll through the market, discovering new flavors and treasures. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the delightful ambiance created by the sounds of the community.
Bike to the Market! WFM is now able to offer Bike Valet service to those traveling by bicycle to the market, thanks to Wakefield Safe Streets. They will also valet your stroller, It’s free, easy and safe.
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.
Mark your calendars for July 15, 2023, and make your way to the Wakefield Farmers Market at Hall Park. located at 468 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA. For those using GPS, simply input the address, and it will guide you to the shores of Lake Quannapowiit, where you can immerse yourself in the lively market atmosphere! Explore the bounty of the season, support local farmers and artisans, and connect with your community while enjoying the idyllic setting of Lake Quannapowiit. We look forward to welcoming you to this celebration of food and community.
See you at the market!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.