ALL the News for August 25: Music by Julie Dougherty, Barefoot Books, Pop Up Library, FRESH Fruits (Luscious Stone Fruits) and Veggies!

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Barefoot Books,  and almost all our farm and food vendors will be here this week. We will of course have plenty of freshly picked local produce and wonderful specialty foods (Farmer Dave’s now has Apple Cider Donuts!!), plus, the Pop-Up Library will be here, as well. Wakefield Farmers Market takes place at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 13, 2018.

Julie Dougherty, with Woody Woodward on bass, will be back for their second visit to WFM this season. A seasoned performer with a great repertoire of blues and more, Julie is our favorite “new to WFM ” musician of the season so far! She can sing sweet as well as belt with the best. And Woody Woodward the bassist is great, too!

The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored b

The Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce is back to keep us posted on their projects and introduce us to their many great members who are the backbone of our local business economy, as well has have information as to how they help their business members.

Pop-Up Library will be here for their monthly visit. You can take out book and even sign up for a library card right at the market. How cool is that?

We expect our super chef Suman Shah to be back in the Market Kitchen Tent this week, creating and sharing tasty and nutritious recipes from produce procured at the market that morning. You can find links to all the recipes at our Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.siteThe Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food 

Education is sponsored by the Wakefield Cooperative Bank.


We are not sure if Black Earth Composting will be here this week, but we except to see them at least a few more times this season. In any case, check them out at They now offer their compost pick-up service in Wakefield. In fact, all the compostable cups and utensils used to sample recipes from our cooking demo, as well as the food scraps from the demo preparation, are now put in a compostable bag and brought home by the market manager to be added to her Black Earth Compost bin.

We’ll have balloon twisting and face painting with Yarrow and friend, and will also have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages, and the Kid’s Activity tent will be set up and stocked with plenty of paper and crayons.

Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors!

For more about our vendors, Click HERE

Produce:  Harvest season is almost in full swing with everything from greens to melons, eggplant to cucumbers, corn and tomatoes, and, oh, the stone fruit is luscious this year. Check out all the goods at Charlton Orchards, Flat’s Mentor Farm, Kelly’s Farm and Farmer Dave’s. Farmer Dave’s also carries locally grown and dried Baer’s Beans – the freshest dried legumes around.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs, along with their honey. They have duck and lamb, along with chicken, beef, and pork, as well tasty jerky type products and their own honey.

Cheese: West River Creamery is here with their amazing cheeses – check the specials section of our website to see if she will have her Mozzarella cheese or cultured butter this week. Jane also brings her pickled veggies and mustards. NOTE: Stock up this week! After 8/25, Jane will not be back until 9/15!

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood has the best catch and the best price. Since all the catch is local, the variety can vary but never the freshness.They truly have excellent seafood at a most excellent price.

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods (traditional preserves) Deano’s Pasta (with tasty sauce, too) Habibi Gourmet Food, with the very best Mediterranean foods, In Good Taste (Pam’s Salsa), plus Farmer Dave’s has super marina and hot sauces and more made from their produce in their farm kitchen.

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies, scones, and more), Swiss Bakers breads, sweet treats, and super sandwiches – and pretzel rolls!) and The Bread Shop (an assortment of artisan loaves and more), are here, as is Roasted Granola, with hands down the best granola, and locally made yogurt, as well.

Beverages: We’ll have Aaronap Cellars here with their assortment of fabulous wines, and Tower Craft Beverages will be here, too, with their signature Root Beer as well as all their other tasty flavors. Pour Man’s Coffee is here with the very best ice coffee and other refreshing beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home.

Pet Treats: Stop by Emmett’s Edibles to get some healthy treats for your dogs, and cats, too. There is always a bowl of water out for pet friends who visit on the market day.

Artisans: Barefoot Books, with award-winning books and more for kids is here, as is Sheepshed, with hand-spun yarns (Donna often spins at the market!) and more, plus A&D Books, with their books about our Lake Quannapowitt, as well as Breakhart Reservation and Middlesex Fells, the latter an award-winning publication.

Sneak Peek: Curious Creatures is will be here on September 1!  We will also have great music by Gentle Temper, and the Wakefield Educational Foundation will be selling their calendars featuring artwork by Wakefield students.

We Love and NEED! New Volunteers! To be part of the super WFM Volunteer Team, go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table for more info. Many hands make a better market for all. And while we need strong bodies for set up and breakdown, there is no lifting involved in the 9-11 11-1 table shifts.

To be part of the our super WFM Volunteer Team, just go to our 2018 Season Signup page!

You’ll have fun, meet nice folks, and help make it all happen.

As always, along with accepting credit and debit cards, we also proudly welcome SNAP/EBT transactions in exchange for “Market Bucks.” Our market continues to match SNAP/EBT purchases up to $10 per visit so all of our neighbors can afford to eat healthy local foods. Just stop by the Market Manager Tent to get your Market Bucks. This is in addition to HIP. Do your HIP shopping first, THEN stop by for your Snap Match! NOTE:  HIP is available via Farmer Dave’s.

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE  (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday, with the 2018 season running from June 16 through October 13. Please visit for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. See you at the Market!

Wendy Dennis
Market Manager

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