June 30, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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Support local farmers and small batch producers this July 4th.

Market Day July 4

Shop Local this July 4th!

The Wakefield Farmers Market team is celebrating the 4th, this Saturday July 4 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. The weather looks like it’s going to be a beautiful.

Things seemed a little more normal last week, and we thank you for your patience while we learn to navigate through the new procedures..

Help support our local farmers and small batch producers, who are offering up some great specials and products this 4th of July.  Lots of great options for your weekend BBQ.

Don’t forget to visit the WFM Market Kitchen page each Friday before the market to make your shopping list for a delicious market meal

Farmers: 

Farmer Dave’s – Summer Squash is starting to roll in – zucchini, summer squash and kousa.  Perfect for grilled squash slices and kabobs!  Pre-order and guarantee you get the produce that you want!

Kelly’s Farm – is back!  Raspberries, Blueberries, and hopefully some strawberries!! As well as cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and squash

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs.

NEW: Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich microgreens and mushrooms.

West River Creamery – The best cheeses made in Vermont.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Their pastas and sauces are all natural, non-gmo, locally handcrafted and hand packed to assure the highest quality

Fork on a Road – Suman will have her Golden Harvest Hummus Kits,add fresh golden beets from Farmer Dave’s. Also, Stone Fruit & Heirloom Tomato Tabouli kits will be starting this week.  Visit your favorite farmers for fresh produce and you have a delicious meal or side dish!

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad, labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad

The Bread Shop – artisan breads are baked fresh daily in a hearth oven right here in Wakefield.

The Roasted Granola – Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil. Constantly working to bake the homemade, small batch flavor into every bite

Small Batch Beverage Vendors:

Aaronap Cellars is offering a couple of Super Duo wine specials to kick off summer sippin’ & BBQs.

Super Rose Duo:  2 bottles of Chambourcin Rose for $24 (20% discount)
Super Syrah duo:  2 bottles of Syrah-Mourvedre for $32 (20% discount)
Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup!

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests

COVID-19 Procedures:

Our market is back to live shopping, but will continue to offer Pre-Order from many of our vendors.  Visit our website at www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org to order your items and schedule a pickup time (15 minute slots) for your convenience. 

 Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

 

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot near the boat launch (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • No reusable bags
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 
  • Parking lots are now open

 

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering online for the first two weeks or follow.  SNAP customers follow the instructions for each vendor.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT.  For SNAP cards, you will purchase “SNAP Bucks” that you can use to purchase items from the vendors. We also match SNAP/EBT purchases with up to $10 in market bucks!
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave.

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market.

  1. Go to wakefieldfarmersmarket.org
  2. Click Volunteer tab at top
  3. Click the button that says “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”      

We have many short shifts available–many hands and all that.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan

Market Manager

June 26, 2020
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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Market Day June 27 Drive-by Pies is back & Pour Man’s Coffee is pouring the cold brew once again!

 

The Wakefield Farmers Market team is ready to do it all again, this Saturday June 27 at Hall Park on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. The market takes place each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 through October 31, 2020. The weather looks beautiful in the morning and hopefully, we will miss the rain.

As many of you may have noticed last week, things looked different in a few ways, and we thank you for your patience while we learn to navigate through this new normal.

We are back to live shopping this week and our farmers and vendors are offering up some great specials.  And don’t forget to visit the WFM Market Kitchen page each Friday before the market to make your shopping list for a delicious market meal!

Farmers:

Farmer Dave’s – Summer Squash is starting to roll in – zucchini, summer squash and kousa.  Perfect for grilled squash slices and kabobs!

Vegisode on summer squash Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8KvQml1CIg

Lilac Hedge Farm – pasture raised meats for all your summer grilling and free range eggs.

NEW: Neighbor’s Acre Farms will have lots of nutrient rich micro greens and mushrooms.

Small Batch Food Vendors: 

Deano’s Pasta – fourth generation pasta makers from Somerville, MA.  Their pastas and sauces are all natural, non-gmo, locally handcrafted and hand packed to assure the highest quality

Drive-by Pies – Pies at Drive-by Pies–Fruit Pies, Cream Pies, Chicken Pot Pies. Everything starts with real butter and only the freshest ingredients…hand-made…every day.

Fork on a Road – Suman will have her Golden Harvest Hummus Kits,add fresh golden beets from Farmer Dave’s. Also, Stone Fruit & Heirloom Tomato Tabouli kits will be starting this week.  Visit your favorite farmers for fresh produce and you have a delicious meal or side dish!

Grateful Tastes – jams, jellies and preserves.  Artisanal spreads for more than just breads!

Habibi Gourmet – Will have tabouli, metch (bulgur salad), cauliflower salad, labne with beets and walnuts and, feta cheese salad

The Bread Shop – artisan breads are baked fresh daily in a hearth oven right here in Wakefield.

Single Barrel Cellar – will have their Barrel Aged Maple Syrup Sampler pack which offers three different 4.25 oz barrel aged maple syrups. A perfect gift for a friend, house warming, or any occasion. You will get to enjoy a Single Malt, Whiskey, and Whiskey with Madagascar Vanilla Bean barrel aged maple syrup.  They will also have their Barrel Aged Coffee Beans sourced from high quality, fair trade, coffee beans from the region of Minas Gerais and aged these beautiful dark fruit forward beans in a bourbon barrel for one month. The results are an extremely rich and robust aroma of bourbon, chocolate, raisin, and cherry. The flavor profile is beyond enjoyable, smooth, warming, yet not overpowering from the bourbon.  Size is 12 oz.

The Roasted Granola – Each batch of our granola is made by hand and checked for quality. It is not too sweet, contains healthy nuts and seeds, has a touch of quinoa and is made with Greek olive oil. Constantly working to bake the homemade, small batch flavor into every bite

Small Batch Beverage Vendors:

Aaronap Cellars is offering a couple of Super Duo wine specials to kick off summer sippin’ & BBQs.

Super Rose Duo:  2 bottles of Chambourcin Rose for $24 (20% discount)
Super Syrah duo:  2 bottles of Syrah-Mourvedre for $32 (20% discount)
Available by pre-order (www.aaronapcellars.com/buy-online) or in person at the market

Pour Man’s Coffee – your Saturday morning favorite is back with their signature coffee, brewed low & slow!  Quarts, Gallons & by the cup!

Pets: 

Emmett’s Pet Treats their handmade dog treats are a market favorite by many 4 legged guests

COVID-19 Procedures:

Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our Board of Health, to keep our customers, vendors and volunteers safe we have a few new rules we ask everyone to follow:

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Enter at the back of the parking lot (ENTRANCE sign posted)
  • Wait until a volunteer admits you
  • Follow signage (foot traffic is one way)
  • If possible, send one person to limit crowds
  • Social Distance at all times – 6ft all around
  • No reusable bags
  • Do not touch products, ask a vendor for assistance
  • Exit is near the Entrance (sanitizing stations available)
  • Keep it moving to allow for the next group pickup. 
  • Parking lots are now open

Payment Methods

  • Pre-pay when pre-ordering online for the first two weeks or follow.  SNAP customers follow the instructions for each vendor. 
  • Unfortunately, we will not be offering the Market Bucks Program this season due to COVID-19.  
  • Everyone deserves high quality healthy food! We accept SNAP/EBT, Pandemic EBT.  For SNAP cards, you will purchase “SNAP Bucks” that you can use to purchase items from the vendors. We also match SNAP/EBT purchases with up to $10 in market bucks!  
  • WIC and Senior Coupons can only be used for produce and some select items from Farmer Dave. 

Volunteer!

We need your help!!!  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. 

  1. Go to wakefieldfarmersmarket.org
  2. Click Volunteer tab at top
  3. Click the button that says “Choose a spot on Sign Up.com”

We have many short shifts available–many hands and all that.

Last but not least…

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Website address:  wakefieldfarmersmarket.org or you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan

Market Manager

October 9, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on October 12 Market Day: Live music from Julie Dougherty, Maple Syrup, Fresh Produce, Order your Thanksgiving Turkey, Drive-by Pies & Tie Dyes

October 12 Market Day: Live music from Julie Dougherty, Maple Syrup, Fresh Produce, Order your Thanksgiving Turkey, Drive-by Pies & Tie Dyes

We have a great day planned for our final market of the season, Saturday, October 12. Featuring the music from Julie Dougherty, Reading Symphony Orchestra, cooking demo, balloon twisting, face painting, henna, and a Kid’s Activity Tent stocked with drawing materials, plus hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk, it’s a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.

Our Live Music tent will feature Julie Dougherty, a seasoned performer with a great repertoire of blues and more, she can sing sweet, as well as, belt with the best.  The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.

Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, will be preparing a delicious vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  Last week we were treated to a no stock needed, veggie soup –  check out our website for that recipe and all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 

This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.

The Reading Symphony Orchestra is our non-profit guest this week.  With a mission to provide a performance outlet for talented musicians of all ages and occupations, the RSO contributes to a long tradition of bringing classical music & renowned soloists to audiences in Reading, MA and the North Shore.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.

Here’s our vendor list for October 12:

Produce:Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of roots veggies and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab some tasty  varieties of squash.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs, and if you get there early, zucchini blossoms. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn, beans, and pumpkins.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Order you Thanksgiving Turkey!

Seafood:Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  We’ve made fish a Saturday night staple thanks to Roberto’s!

Maple:  Ackermann Maple Farm offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Try the maple cream you won’t be sorry.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a quick, easy and delicious meal at home. Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Order your chutney’s for the holidays.  Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  Try their olives! Halvah Heaven with award-winning tahini based candy that is loaded with protein and calcium. 

Baked Goods: Drive-by Pies joins us, bringing sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, sweet and savory all homemade from scratch daily. Goodies Homemade with the yummiest cookies are moist and flavorful scones. Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs (the everything, is everything!), and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages:Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  Pony Shack Cider returns with their small batch, artisanal hard cider.  Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed 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.
Pet Treats:Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans:  Bri’s Dyes is here with their unique tees and hand dyed and tie dyed accessories for babies, kids and adults. Jennifer’s Handmade Soap with artisan soaps and bath products. Sasquatch Woodworks, featuring handcrafted scrap wood into unique live edge home goods with metal inlays & Lichtenberg electrical patterns.

Thank you to our amazing customers who turn out in all sorts of weather to support our market, to our tireless volunteers, who always step up to help, and to our hard working vendors who show up week after week with the best product available.  Thank you for making this a great season!

Coming soon:  Holiday mini market after dark dates will be released soon!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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.  Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
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October 2, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on October 5 Market Day: Live music from Tim Foley, Pop-up library is here and Tower Beverages last visit this season

October 5 Market Day: Live music from Tim Foley, Pop-up library is here and Tower Beverages last visit this season

Only 2 more market days left! The weather is looking to be the perfect fall day.  Don’t miss your chance to stock up on your favorites for winter.  As always, we offer local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the small batch produced goods you can only find at the market. WFM is located at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

The Lucius Beebe Library Pop-Up Library is back for their final visit to the market this season. You can check out books and sign up for a library card if you need one while you shop!


You can check out books and sign up for a library card if you need one while you shop!
Tim Foley, a guitarist/vocalist and songwriter who melds jazz, blues, folk, funk and classical into his vocal songs and instrumentals will keep the market grooving this Saturday. . He has a delightful guitar instrumental CD and is currently working with a group in recording an album of his jazzier material. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, will be preparing a delicious vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  Last week we were treated to an easy and equally yummy fresh corn relish – check out our website for that recipe and all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.


The Wakefield Garden Club is our non-profit guest this week.  The WGC is a dynamic group of individuals in the Wakefield area who share a passion for gardening in all of its forms.  They will be sharing photos and past projects, selling WGC gloves and bags, and information about joining this wonderful organization that continues to beautify the Town of Wakefield with their Civic Betterment Programs.

Here’s our vendor list for October 5:

Produce:  Farmer Dave’s will lots of roots veggies and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab some beautiful peppers, the yummiest grape tomatoes, plus many fall favorites.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs, the best bok choy you have ever tasted. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn, onions, potatoes, and lots of beautiful pumpkins.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Plus, farm fresh eggs, jerky, and honey. Order your Thanksgiving giving turkey!

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701. Always fresh and delicious and great prices!

Cheese: West River Creamery with the very best cheese, Jane will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.  Stock up on your favorites!

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods will have 100% natural jams, jellies and relishes. Try the McIntosh Apple Cider Jelly. Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a quick, easy and delicious meal at home. Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  The best hummus anywhere!

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade with the yummiest cookies are moist and flavorful scones. Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs (the everything, is everything!), and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed 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. Tower Beverages will have their craft soda – you won’t find a better root beer. Stock up! 

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
 
Artisans:  B Organics, is back with 100% organic cotton produce bags. Keep your farmers market fruits and veggies fresher longer!  Trow’s Treasures is here for her first visit of the season with pain, migraine, dream, and bug balms, herbal eye pillows, and other fun herbal/oil products. Ugly Baby Soap Company is back with their gentle handmade soaps and salves.

Sneak Peak: Our last market of the season! Music by Julie Dougherty, Drive-by Pies & Local Maple Syrup!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

Our SNAP Match program sponsor, Salem 5 Bank will be our guests this week.  With their generous support, we can ensure that everyone can afford fresh, healthy foods.

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!
AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
twitter.com/wakefieldfarmmk

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September 25, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on September 28 Market Day: Drumlin Farm is here! Plus live music from Jesse DeLaurier, Get your Flu Shot and Drive-by Pies

September 28 Market Day: Drumlin Farm is here! Plus live music from Jesse DeLaurier, Get your Flu Shot and Drive-by Pies

Only 3 more market days left! The weather is looking to be warm and sunny and our vendors and guests are stocked up for the fall harvest. As always, we offer local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the yummiest baked goods, syrups, jellies, and jams you can only find at the market. WFM is located at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

Drumlin Farms’ Audubon Ark will make its annual appearance at WFM this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to noon.  Wendy Ernst will be bringing a rabbit, a broadwing hawk, and mice, as well as “you can touch” artifacts. We are excited to welcome them back for this annual event that is fun and educational for all ages.


Get your flu shot! The Board of Health will be here for the day with their flu shot clinic will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Bring your insurance card or, if not covered, the cost is $10.


Jesse DeLaurier will be performing for us. His influences range from The Beatles to Steve Earle to Jason Isbell, but he likes performing his own songs best. This young Melrose native has been performing since the age of 5. Now, a teen, he’s been described as an old soul in a young body.  His original songs, both fun and wise, reflect this perfectly.

Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, will be preparing a delicious vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  During the September 21 demo, Wendy made a kale lover out of a kale hater –  check out our website for that recipe and all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Friends of Lake Quannapowitt will be our nonprofit guest this week. From testing the water, hosting cleanups around the Lake to heading up efforts addressing the goose and issues the folks at FOLQ continue to work hard to protect and enhance the waters Lake Quannapowitt and its surrounding land.

The Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce is back to keep us posted on their projects and will introduce us to their many great members who are the backbone of our local business economy.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.


Here’s this week’s vendor list!

Produce:Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of roots veggies and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab a delicious eggplant, and the yummiest grape tomatoes, plus many fall favorites.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs, and if you get there early, zucchini blossoms. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn, onions, potatoes, and pumpkins.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Plus, farm fresh eggs, jerky, and honey.

Seafood:Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  The freshest fish, as one market shopper commented, “it’s like he’s pulling from the ocean and right into your bag”.

Maple:  Ackermann Maple Farm offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Try the maple cream you won’t be sorry.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a quick, easy and delicious meal at home. Fork on the Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Plus her homemade spice blends, unique chutneys and snacks. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  Try their olives! Halvah Heaven with award-winning tahini based candy that is loaded with protein and calcium. 

Baked Goods: Drive-by Pies joins us, bringing sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, sweet and savory all homemade from scratch daily. Goodies Homemade with the yummiest cookies are moist and flavorful scones. Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs (the everything, is everything!), and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages:Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  They were a sell out at last week’s market.  Get there early! Pony Shack Cider returns with their small batch, artisanal hard cider.  Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed 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.

Pet Treats:Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans:  Cloth Creations with the best tote for creative projects, quilted bags, wallets, wall hangings, and more.  Johnnie Johnnie Goods is here with unique, artisan made leather and paracord jewelry. Kittredge Candles offers soy jar candles, tins, tarts, and tea lights, as well as votives, novelty candles, soap, goat’s milk lotion, lip balms and gift sets.  SasquatchWoodworks, featuring handcrafted scrap wood into unique live edge home goods with metal inlays & Lichtenberg electrical patterns.

Sneak Peak: Next week Wakefield Garden Club, Pop-up Library and B-Organics is back for the last time this season.


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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September 18, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on September 21 Market Day: Live Music from Onset School of Music, Fresh Apples & Goodies Homemade is Back!

September 21 Market Day: Live Music from Onset School of Music, Fresh Apples & Goodies Homemade is Back!

Only 4 more market days left in our season! The weather is looking to be warm and sunny and our vendors and guests are stocked up with late summer offerings to ease us into the fall. As always, local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the yummiest baked goods and breads, cheeses, syrups, jellies, jams you can only find at the market located at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

Onset School of Music will be getting us in the market groove, providing great music this Saturday after being rained out a few weeks ago. Students Amy Young, Brian Conlon and Jesse DeLaurier will be performing with music from 10:30am-12:30pm. This annual event that is always inspiring and entertaining. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.

Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, who took over as Market Manager last week preparing a yummy vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  Be sure to check out our website for all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 

This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.

The Wakefield Alliance Against Violence (WAAV) will be here to share information about Racing to End Domestic Violence 5k Road race on Saturday October 5th, 2019 at 9:00am. WAAV is a Community Based Volunteer organization, dedicated to creating a lifestyle free from violence in Wakefield by reaching out to the community, raising awareness, providing education resources, and support to families and individuals, with an emphasis on prevention.

The Meghan Burnett Foundation will also be joining us with information about this wonderful foundation created in Meghan’s memory along with tees, stickers, and wristbands to support the foundation. The Foundation has the goal of enriching the high school experience through sports, music and travel while helping local students discover their own personal potential.

We also welcome Wakefield Town Council members, who will be here answering market shoppers questions and offering voter registration. Stop by and say hello! 

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


Here’s our vendor list for September 21:

Produce:Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of fresh greens and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab a delicious eggplant, the yummiest grape tomatoes and peppers that are oh so fresh.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs and the best carrots and spinach. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn, onions and potatoes.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Plus, farm fresh eggs, jerky, and honey.
Cheese: West River Creamery with the very best cheese, Jane will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.  Stock up on your favorites!

Seafood:Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  The freshest fish, as one market shopper commented, “it’s like he’s pulling from the ocean and right into your bag”.

Maple:  Wakefield’s own Single Barrel Cellar will have their delicious pure maple syrup. You’ll put it on everything!

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods will have 100% natural jams, jellies and relishes. Try the corn relish, it’s fabulous on a summer burger off the grill. Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a quick, easy and delicious meal at home. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  Try their olives!

Fork on a Road will be back next week!

Baked Goods:  Goodies Homemade is back! Susan’s cookies are the best. Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs (the everything, is everything!), and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed 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. Tower Beverages will have their craft soda – you won’t find a better root beer. 

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans:  eGlassy Lady is here with beautiful hand-blown glass vases, bowls, jewelry and decorative objects for your home.  Hiller’s Silver Studio transforms silver sheets and wire and  hand cut & polished stones, rocks and minerals into stunningly fine jewelry.  Jerry’s Upholstery is here featuring decorative pillows, dog/cat beds, duvet covers and sheets. Ugly Baby Soap Company is back with their gentle handmade soaps and salves. Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week Drumlin Farm is here! Plus, music from Jesse DeLaurier, get your flu hot at the Flu Clinic and the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt join us.


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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September 11, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on September 14 Market Day: Live Music from Willy T & Dr. X, Friends of Beebe Library Book-Giveaway & Cooking Demo is Back!

September 14 Market Day: Live Music from Willy T & Dr. X, Friends of Beebe Library Book-Giveaway & Cooking Demo is Back!

Only 5 more market days left! We have lots of great stuff “booked” for Saturday. September 14 will feature live music with Willie T & Doctor X, and Friends of Beebe Library Book Give-Away.  They may have got rained out last week, but they’ll be back along with Wakefield Beebe Library Pop-up Library, our cooking demo, stuff for the kids and cold brew coffee. As always, local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the yummiest baked goods and breads, cheeses, syrups, jellies, jams you can only find at the market located at Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.


Shop to the rhythm of Willie T & Doctor X on Saturday, a dynamic, Boston-based singer/songwriter duo. They’ve cut their teeth on the club and college circuit throughout the Northeast, dishing out their distinctive brand of acoustic rock, folk, and blues. Willie T’s deep, resonant, vocal style and masterful self-accompaniment on guitar is backed by Doctor X’s gutsy vocals, soulful blues harmonica and percussion. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest chef Wendy Dennis, who took over as Market Manager last week (Thank you, Wendy!) will be doing what she loves and preparing a vegetarian recipe using fresh produce and ingredients chosen that morning from our market. Plus, every recipe can easily be made with a protein or vegan.  Be sure to check out our website for all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna tattoos with Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.


After last week’s rain, the Annual Friends of Beebe Library Book Give-Away will take place at the market this week.  Be sure to bring some extra bags for books!  Along with bringing LOTS of books that you can take home for free, they will also have a small display of Beebe goods for sale, such as local honey, note pads, book bags, and umbrellas.

Non-profit guest The Room to Write will be here, sharing information about their organization. The Room to Write, which connects and supports writers of all ages, abilities and means by providing physical space where writers are able to work and build community along with the structured programming and support individuals need in order to express themselves more effectively for academic, professional and creative purposes.

The Wakefield Beebe Library Pop Up Library is back for their monthly visit to the market. You can check out books and sign up for a library card if you need one!

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


Produce: Lots of produce is being harvested and it’ll be at the market Saturday! Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of fresh greens and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab a delicious eggplant, the yummiest grape tomatoes and juicy peaches.  Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens, herbs and the best carrots and spinach. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn and greens.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Plus, farm fresh eggs, jerky, and honey.

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  The freshest fish, as one market shopper commented, “it’s like he’s pulling from the ocean and right into your bag”.

Maple:  Ackermann Maple Farm offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Stock up on their maple cream!

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a restaurant quality meal at home. Fork on a Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers.  Grateful Tastes is here with their jams and jellies made from locally sourced ingredients. Try the smoked peach in a charcuterie. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  Try their olives!

Baked Goods:  Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs, and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Goodies Homemade will be back next week!

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  Pony Shack Cider is here with their small batch, artisanal hard cider. Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed 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.

Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans:  Sarah’s Originals, all handmade, Sarah makes super potholders and aprons for all the cooks, plus place-mats, cloth children’s books, and more.  This is Sarah’s last time at the market this season!  Jennifer’s Handmade Soap with artisan soaps and bath products.  BeUbyRumi by Lovely handmade, beaded jewelry by one of Wakefield’s own artists.  Sheepshed specializes in their own line of Tencel/Merino, Coopworth, Columbia, Silks, Angora rabbit and goat, creating fantastic spinning yarns to make that shawl you always wanted.  Trow’s Treasure with herbal products for relaxation, pain relief, headaches and to sooth the body, mind & spirit, using organic herbs, natural ingredients, and essential oils.  Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week, Onset School of Music, Wakefield Alliance Against Violence and Goodies Homemade is back!


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!
AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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September 4, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on September 7 Market Day UPDATE: RAIN OR SHINE But Don’t Look for Tents! Most Farmers and Vendors Coming But Too Windy for Tents! Read On!

September 7 Market Day UPDATE: RAIN OR SHINE But Don’t Look for Tents! Most Farmers and Vendors Coming But Too Windy for Tents! Read On!

Only 6 more market days left! RAIN OR SHINE OR WIND, we will hold the market on Saturday September 7! But DON”T LOOK FOR TENTS! With the expected winds, it will be too dangerous to have tents up, but all but one farmer will be there and a number of other vendors coming, too! Show your love for your farmers and all our vendors and be sure to stop by and shop! Check our Facebook page and website wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for updates, but do plan to come. Farmers need to sell their produce – and YOU need your produce, too.

Here is the rest of the news, with updates:

Flats Mentor Farm is back! And they have confirmed for 9/7 regardless of weather! So have Kelly’s Farm and Farmer Dave’s! Plus a number of specialty and artisan vendors. As always, local freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the yummiest baked goods and breads, cheeses, syrups, jellies, jams you can only find at the market.  Plus, lots of activities to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019.

This week, music will be by our super WFM soundtrack! Live music will be back next week. But come and shop! 

We hope to reschedule live music students from Onset School of Music providing great music with Jesse Delaurier and Amy Young. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.

Our guest chef, Wendy Dennis will be back NEXT WEEK, dishing out a great recipe, using fresh produce and spices purchased from the market that morning.   Be sure to check out our website for all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor  

We are not sure whether or not the Magic of Yarrow, with balloon twisting and face painting, will be here or not. But once the rain slows down, we will put out the new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt. .


T The Annual Friends of Beebe Library Book Give-Away will take place NEXT WEEK!!!!!, so be sure to bring some extra bags for books!  Along with bringing LOTS of books that you can take home for free, they will also have a small display of Beebe goods for sale, such as local honey, note pads, book bags, and umbrellas.

We hope to reschedule the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield, a valued nonprofit guest. You can also find out how YOU can help support this wonderful new asset to our community that is providing a safe place for kids while offering a wide array of educational opportunities, activities, and services supervised by professionals by visiting their website: bgcstoneham.org.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


Here’s what you came here for – our vendor list for September 7, Updated as of noon on Friday 9/6. Check Facebook and this website for updates: :

Produce: Lots of summer produce is being harvested and it’ll be at the market Saturday! Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of fresh greens and fresh fruit. Flats Mentor Farm is stocked with specialty Asian greens and herbs. Try the water spinach – mild and delicious in stir fry. Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn and greens. (Fay’s Farm will be back next week.)

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and EggsLilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Try their farm fresh eggs, and the chicken is the best. 

SeafoodRoberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  Eat more fish!

Specialty Foods: Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  Try their hummus! And their olives! 

Baked GoodsDrive-by Pies is pretty sure they will joins us, bringing sweet and savory Itty-bitty pies, mini pies and large pies, all homemade from scratch daily. The Bread Shopwill set up if it stops raining. will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs, and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted. Note: We have not had confirmation from The Roasted Granola as of noon 9/7.

Beverages:Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making.  Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed 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. Note: We have not had confirmation from Pour Man’s Coffee as of 9/7. 

ArtisansSarah’s Originals, all handmade, Sarah makes super potholders and aprons for all the cooks, plus placemats, cloth children’s books, and more. The perfect place to pick up gifts or some essentials for your own home. Ugly Baby Soap Company is back with their gentle handmade soaps and salves. Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway. Note: We have not had confirmation from Alison and Doug as of 9/7, and Sarah’s Originals is a “Strong Maybe.”

Sneak Peak: Next week, Willie T, Room to Write and Popup Library! And the Beebe Book Give-away!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!
AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr!
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August 28, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
Comments Off on August 31 Market Day: Live Music from Eddie Dee, Cooking Demo, & Fresh, Local Produce

August 31 Market Day: Live Music from Eddie Dee, Cooking Demo, & Fresh, Local Produce

Another Saturday of beautiful weather is expected for our Saturday, August 31 market! The Wakefield Farmers Market brings peak local summer freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & flower bouquets that will last for weeks. You will also find the yummiest baked goods and breads, syrups, jellies, jams you can only find at the market.  Plus, lots of activities to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019.

This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.


Our music tent will feature live music by Eddie Dee, is a strong singer with an eclectic collection of songs ready to perform. Eddie has been influenced in a variety of music styles from Gilbert and Sullivan to Miles Davis. He plays piano, guitar, banjo, harmonica and percussion to accompany his singing, in many song styles including Folk, Swing, Pop, Irish and Blues. Eddie loves to make music and to share the joy that music brings. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest chef, Wendy Dennis will be dishing out a great recipe, using fresh produce and spices purchased from the market that morning.   Be sure to check out our website for all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor. 


Our non-profit guest, Voter Choice Massachusetts, is a non -partisan, politically diverse, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Massachusetts public about an electoral reform that increases the range of choice on the ballot and produces fairer outcomes. Voter Choice MA advocates for the expanded use of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), which allows voters to rank the candidates on the ballot in order of preference. RCV would make Massachusetts elections more competitive and fair by encouraging the participation of more candidates and parties, and by ensuring outcomes that more accurately reflect the will of the voters.

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


Here’s what you came here for – our vendor list for August 31:

Produce: Lots of summer produce is being harvested and it’ll be at the market Saturday! Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, lots of fresh greens and fresh fruit. Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab a few of their famous zucchini for stuffing, the yummiest grape tomatoes and juicy peaches.  Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn and greens.

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Try their farm fresh eggs, and the chicken is the best.

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  Eat more fish!

MapleAckermann’s Maple Farm offers delightful maple products, including maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple cream from their 3000 trees nestled in the hills of Cabot, Vermont. Try the maple cream, you won’t be sorry.

Specialty Foods: Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a restaurant quality meal at home. Fork on a Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Grateful Tastes is here with their jams and jellies made from locally sourced ingredients. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around.  Try their hummus!

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the scones are the best), Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs, and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages:Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pony Shack Cider is here with their small batch, artisanal hard cider. Pour Man’s Coffee with the best cold brewed 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.

Pet Treats:Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.

Artisans: Bri’s Dyes is here with their unique tees and hand dyed and tie dyed accessories for babies, kids and adults. Kittredge Candles offers soy jar candles, tins, tarts, and tea lights, as well as votives, novelty candles, soap, goat’s milk lotion, lip balms and gift sets.  Red Antler Apothecary joins us the first time this season, with made in small batches with real plant-derived ingredients using age-old recipes. Sarah’s Originals, all handmade, Sarah makes super potholders and aprons for all the cooks, plus place mats, cloth children’s books, and more. The perfect place to pick up gifts or some essentials for your own home. Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week, Onset Music, Boys & Girls Club and Beebe Book Sale!


There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 


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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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August 21, 2019
by AnnMarie Gallivan
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August 24 Market Day: Live Music from Betty’s Bounce, Pour Man’s Coffee & West River Creamery is back!

Beautiful weather is expected for our Saturday, August 24 market.  The Wakefield Farmers Market brings peak local summer freshly picked fruits and veggies, the best fish, meat, dairy & cheeses, flower bouquets that will last for weeks, the yummiest baked goods and breads, syrups, jellies, jams you can only find at the market plus, lots of activities to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday now through October 12, 2019.

This week we have The Magic of Yarrow balloon twisting and face painting, Henna by Kayla, kid’s activity tent stocked with drawing materials.  Plus new hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.  The market is a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.


Our music tent will feature Betty’s Bounce, featuring local guitarists Audie and Zach Bridges and joined by Curtis Doo on the double bass, the band will play their special take on Django, Swing, and Gypsy jazz. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.


Our guest will be taking a break this weekend.  Be sure to check out our website for all our Market Kitchen recipes, always quick, easy and delicious. Thanks to The Wakefield Cooperative Bank, our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor.


The Wakefield Educational Foundation (WEF) is our non-profit guest this week.  They will be offering families a 13 month calendar featuring the full Wakefield Public School calendar including vacations, holidays, staff development days and the 6-day cycle.  The calendar features artwork by many of the talented student artists in each of Wakefield’s public schools.  Calendars are $20 and all proceeds from the sales support WEF grants which provide enriching programs that benefit all students in all of the Wakefield Public Schools.   This year marks WEF’s 30th anniversary.  Since WEF’s founding in 1989 WEF has awarded over $350,000 in grants to support innovative enrichment programs in the Wakefield Public Schools.  This year alone, over $30,000 was awarded, the most every in WEF’s 30 year history.  

A Call to Local Charitable Organizations! Now is the time to act if you would like a free spot at our market this season. Just go to the Nonprofit Group page on wakefieldfarmersmarket.org, review the guidelines to make sure you fit the criteria, and then download the application form and scan and email to [email protected] with a few possible dates. You can also mail your application to WFM, PO Box 1426 Wakefield MA 01880.


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

Produce: It’s Peach Season! And corn, tomatoes, greens, you get the picture.  Farmer Dave’s will have their amazing potted plants, and lots of fresh greens! Stop by Fay Mountain Farm’s booth and grab a few of their famous zucchini for stuffing, the yummiest grape tomatoes and juicy peaches.  Kelly’s Farm will have their gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets and delicious, fresh sweet corn.  

Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, and poultry.  Try their farm fresh eggs, and the chicken is the best.

Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market.  Call Roberto’s Seafood for details (617) 529-5701.  Eat more fish!

CheeseWest River Creamery with the very best cheese, Jane will also have her delightful pickled produce and mustards.  Try the blue cheese, you won’t be sorry.

Maple: Wakefield’s own Single Barrel Cellar will have their delicious pure maple syrup. You’ll put it on everything!

Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods will have 100% natural jams, jellies and relishes. Try the corn relish, it’s fabulous on a summer burger off the grill. Deano’s Pasta delicious fresh pasta and sauces, for a restaurant quality meal at home. Fork on a Road brings vegetarian and vegan Market Day Meal Kits, inspired by the local harvest and Suman’s global pantry that include ingredients sourced direct from local producers. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), with the best authentic, Egyptian and Lebanese food around. 

Baked Goods: Goodies Homemade (the scones are the best), Swiss Bakers (try their pretzels, a great market snack), The Bread Shop will have their famous cinnamon rolls and sourdoughs, and The Roasted Granola, with the best granola you’ve ever tasted.

Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Tower Beverages will have their craft soda – you won’t find a better root beer.  Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, 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.
 
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends.
 
Artisans
:  Johnnie Johnnie Goods is here with unique, artisan made leather and paracord jewelry. Sarah’s Originals, all hand made, Sarah makes super potholders and aprons for all the cooks, plus place mats, cloth children’s books, and more. The perfect place to pick up gifts or some essentials for your own home. Alison Simcox and Doug Heath with their books about Lake Quannapowitt, Breakheart, and recent award winner, The Fellsway.

Sneak Peak: Next week, live music with Eddie Dee, Ackermann Maple Farm & our Cooking Demo is back!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at our market. Just go to the How To Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table once the market gets going to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all.

The VOLUNTEER SignUp for 2019 is ready for action!

Click HERE to sign up for one or more spots. If you are not sure how you want to help, stop by on a market day to see what it is all about before signing up.   


The market will continue to accept both SNAP/EBT and credit/debit cards for the purchase of Market Bucks for shopping, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. And, Farmer Dave’s is again taking part in the Healthy Initiative Program (HIP). 

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 from mid-June to mid October. The 2019 season will run from June 15 through October 12. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

See you at the Market!

AnnMarie Gallivan, Market Manager

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