July 22, 2017 Preview & Updates: HIP IS HERE! Peaches and Shiro Plums! Popup Library, Katrina Marie Band Duo, and More!

Click HERE to learn about and link to all our vendors.
Check out our Pre-Order Page and our Weekly Specials Page

Peaches! Cool Live Music, and just a great day planned.  

NEWSFLASH 1: HIP is HERE! Farmer Dave’s is now set up to provide Healthy Incentive Program benefits to all those receiving a helping hand via SNAP. Use your EBT card to purchase your produce from Farmer Dave’s and get the cost credited back to your account up to your maximum monthly HIP benefit. Then come to the Market Manager Tent to get market bucks, (and your match, see below) to purchase your additional items.

NEWSFLASH 2: Lilac Hedge will not able to join us this week. They will be back next week and for the rest of our market season.

NEWSFLASH 3: Sarah of Trow’s Treasures will also not be able to attend this week. The next visit is scheduled for August 26, but we might be able to squeeze her in sooner. Always check the schedule for updates!

Please let your friends know about us! We bring local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 17 through October 14, 2017.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the July 22 Market Day

  • Peaches and Plums, Hooray!
  • Katrina Marie Band featuring Katrina and band mate John Libby
  • Wakefield Human Rights Commission
  • Pop Up Library – you can take out a book or even sign up for a card!
  • Pony Shack Cider is here this week! Super delicious hard cider!

Click HERE for this week’s vendor specials and news. It gets updated as the week goes on, so check back, too!

Click HERE for the latest vendor schedule!

Before we go on, don’t forget:
Volunteers ALWAYS welcome and needed!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.comClick the logo or this link to  sign up here for spots and tasks throughout the entire 2017 season!

NOTE: Potential volunteers are always welcome to “shadow” a volunteer doing a task you are interested in learning how to do before you sign up for a market day volunteer spot next year. 

It is time to vote again via the American Farmland Trust Annual Farmers Market Celebration! Our farmers market came in 1st in Massachusetts and #22 nationally last year. For more information and to vote, see :markets.farmland.org

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. Check back for updates on the new HIP program, brought to you by the USDA and being implemented this summer in Massachusetts. We will let everyone know once Farmer Dave’s has it up and running at our market.

The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions).  Our next summer season will run from  June 17 through October 14, 2017.Please visit  www.wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a complete listing of vendors and upcoming events and to sign up for the email newsletter.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler! See you at the Market!Wendy Dennis and Heather Tribe
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