Mark your calendars and set your alarms because the Wakefield Farmers Market is back on Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 9 am to 1 pm at the picturesque Lake Quannapowitt's Hall Park. Nestled in the heart of Wakefield, this vibrant market promises a bountiful selection of fresh produce, delectable treats, artisan crafts, and captivating live music. So, gather your friends and family and make your way to 468 North Avenue, Wakefield, for a day of delightful indulgence.
A Bounty of Fresh Produce
Get ready to experience the best of locally sourced produce from trusted farms. From Farmer Dave's fresh harvest (HIP certified) to Flats Mentor Farm's wide variety of asian greens (Cash Only), and from Griffin Hall Farms Microgreens to Kelly's Farm, your taste buds are in for a treat. Stroll through the vibrant displays and let the colors and aromas of the season's freshest fruits and vegetables entice you.
Savor the Finest Meat, Fish, and Cheese
Lilac Hedge Farm, Life.Love.Cheese., and Roberto's Seafood are all set to showcase their finest selections. Whether you're a meat lover, cheese connoisseur, or seafood enthusiast, these vendors have something special in store for you. Support local producers and take home top-notch ingredients to elevate your culinary creations.
Quench Your Thirst with Delightful Beverages
Beat the summer heat with a refreshing range of beverages. Beraka Juice offers revitalizing fruit concoctions, while House Bear Brewing brings craft beer enthusiasts together. For coffee lovers, LilyBird Coffee with bottles lemonades and teas, and Pour Man's Coffee will be your go-to destinations for the perfect cold brew.
Delicious Breads and Baked Goods
The Bread Shop, Drive-by Pies, Purple Carrot Bread Co., and Goodies Homemade present an array of freshly baked delights that will make your mouth water. From crusty artisan loaves to delectable pastries, you'll be spoiled for choice.
A Gastronomic Adventure with Specialty Foods
Prepare your taste buds for an adventure with a diverse range of specialty foods. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Secret Stash Sweets and explore global flavors with Del Sur Empanadas and Mei Mei Dumplings. Grateful Tastes with locally sourced ingredients for the very best jams and jellies. For those seeking healthier options, Healthy Nut Snacks have got you covered.
Explore Unique Artisans and Greenery
Apart from food, the market is home to local artisans and plant enthusiasts. 3Dazzle Creations will showcase their artistic creations. Bring some greenery home from Little Happynest and Singing Brook Farm Flowers. Washington Beach Designs will have you captivated with their artistic flair. Biss will help you find the houseplant that will brighten up your space.
Exciting Special Guests and Activities
While you're at the market, be sure to check out Balloon Art by Yarrow, where intricate balloon sculptures will amaze both young and old. Don't miss the MWRA Water Truck, providing a refreshing mist to keep you cool throughout the day. Engage with Wakefield Town Council members to learn more about local initiatives.
Toe-Tapping Live Music
As you savor the market's offerings, let the soothing tunes of Eddie Dee Music sponsored by The Savings Bank fill the air. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and groove to the music as you make cherished memories with friends and family.
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.
The Wakefield Farmers Market on July 22, 2023, promises a delightful day out for everyone. With an abundance of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and captivating activities, it's the perfect opportunity to support local businesses, connect with the community, and experience the vibrant spirit of Wakefield. Don't miss this extraordinary event at Hall Park, Lake Quannapowitt.
See you there!
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.