Join us at the Wakefield Farmers Market this Saturday, July 8, 2023, from 9 am to 1 pm, as we gather on the picturesque shores of Lake Quannapowitt in Hall Park, Wakefield. This vibrant community event is a celebration of local farmers, artisans, and musicians, offering a delightful array of fresh produce, delectable baked goods, unique crafts, and captivating live performances. With a host of vendors and special guests, the market promises an unforgettable experience for all.
Fresh and Flavorful Produce:
Get ready to fill your baskets with the freshest seasonal delights from renowned local farms. Farmer Dave's, a participant in the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), will bring an impressive selection of farm-fresh produce. Flats Mentor Farm will offer a variety of Asian produce (cash only), while Griffin Hall Farms specializes in mouth watering microgreens. And don't forget to visit Kelly's Farm for an assortment of top-quality fruits and vegetables.
Meat, Fish, and Cheese Delights:
Lilac Hedge Farm will showcase their premium meats, ensuring you have the finest cuts for your barbecues and family dinners. Life.Love.Cheese. will tempt you with their artisanal cheeses, while Roberto's Seafood promises a delightful selection of fresh seafood. These vendors are the perfect destinations for those seeking the finest culinary ingredients.
Beverages to Quench Your Thirst:
Stay refreshed during your market adventure with a wide selection of delightful beverages. Beraka Juice will provide their signature juices, packed with vibrant flavors and natural goodness. Creations Coffee will cater to coffee lovers with a range of aromatic brews and delectable baked goods. House Bear Brewing will offer their unique mead, and Pour Man's Coffee is renowned for their world-famous cold brew creations.
Artisan Breads and Baked Goods:
Indulge your senses with the tempting aroma of freshly baked treats. The Bread Shop will present a delectable assortment of artisan bread, while Desserts by Nathan will satisfy your sweet tooth with their heavenly desserts. Drive-by Pies will tantalize you with their mouth watering pie creations, and Purple Carrot Bread Co. will offer their delicious bread varieties. Don't miss out on the delightful cookies and scones from Goodies Homemade!
Savor Hot and Tasty Offerings:
When hunger strikes, you won't be disappointed. Clover Bento Box & Dumplings will serve up a delightful selection of Asian-inspired treats, while Crepe Du Jour will tantalize your taste buds with their delectable crepes. These hot food vendors will surely satisfy your cravings.
Specialty Foods for the Connoisseurs:
Discover unique and gourmet offerings from various specialty food vendors. Ackermann's Maple Farm will provide their renowned maple products, and Deano's Pasta will offer a tantalizing array of pasta delights (cash only). Del Sur Empanadas will present both ready-to-eat and frozen options, and Emmetts Edibles will have delicious pet treats for your furry friends. Grateful Tastes will showcase their delectable jams and jellies, and Habibi Gourmet will delight your taste buds with their Mediterranean specialties. Healthy Nut Snacks and Roasted Granola will cater to the health-conscious, while Secret Stash Sweets will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Artisans, Plants, Flowers, and More:
Explore the talents of local artisans and indulge in unique finds. A&D Books will offer a selection of literary treasures, and Biss will showcase botanicals and plants. Holistic Life Community will provide holistic wellness services, while National Sharpening Co. will keep your knives razor-sharp. On the 5 Studio will captivate you with their mesmerizing sea glass art, and Singing Brook Farm Flowers will bring the beauty of nature to life. Sun and Soul Candle will present their handmade candles, and Washington Beach Designs will showcase stunning resin jewelry and accessories.
Special Guests and Live Music:
Make sure to catch the special guests at the market. Balloon Art by Yarrow will bring joy and entertainment to the young and young at heart with his ballooning art, while the Rainbow Girls will join us with info on all their recent projects & organization. Additionally, live music by Art Grossman, sponsored by The Savings Bank, will provide a delightful backdrop to your market experience.
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 8, 2023, is a not-to-be-missed community event. With an extensive selection of fresh produce, delectable baked goods, unique crafts, and captivating live music, the market offers something for everyone. Join us rain or shine at Hall Park, 468 North Avenue, Wakefield, from 9 am to 1 pm, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of local flavors, creativity, and community spirit. Come and support our local farmers, artisans, and musicians while enjoying a wonderful day by the beautiful Lake Quannapowitt.
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.