Barefoot Books is back again this week, as is singer-songwriter Amy Spillert, and the Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce is our special guest this week. We will of course have plenty of local produce, cheese, wine, and more. The Wakefield Farmers Market brings local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to 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.
Featuring live music, a balloon magician, and cooking demos most weeks, and a Kid’s Activity Tent stocked with drawing materials, plus hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk, and special events throughout the season, it’s a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Market favorite Amy Spillert will be bringing live music starting around 10:00 a.m. Amy’s music is folky and upbeat, and she has a set of cover tunes that are a perfect fit for farmers markets, and fun family songs that all ages will enjoy. Plus, she has a beautiful voice! The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.
The Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce will be our guest this week. As a W-L Chamber member, the Wakefield Farmers Market knows about all the great work done by the chamber on behalf of local businesses and the larger community. Be sure to stop by their tent to find out what our chamber of commerce is up to these days and their plans for the future, as well as to learn about some of our local businesses and what THEY have to offer.
Suman Shah will be in the Market Kitchen Tent creating and sharing tasty and nutritious recipes from produce she gets at the market that morning. Last Saturday she made a simple yet amazingly tasty dish featuring green and yellow string beans and Thai basil. You will find links to her recipes at wfmmarketkitchen.site. Our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor is the Wakefield Cooperative Bank.
Here are the vendors expected on July 28: A&D Books, Aaronap Cellars, Ackermann Maple Farm, Barefoot Books, Be U By Rumi, Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Charlton Orchards, Deano’s Pasta, Emmett’s Edibles, Farmer Dave’s, Goodies Homemade, Habibi Gourmet Food, Kelly’s Farm, Lilac Hedge Farm, Pour Man’s Coffee, Roasted Granola, Roberto’s Seafood, Swiss Bakers, The Bread Shop, Tower Craft Beverages, and West River Creamery. Many vendors come each week, some biweekly, and some occasionally. Check our website for details and updates.
The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, 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. Plus, for SNAP folks: HIP is back! Use your EBT card to shop with Farmer Dave’s first, then get your additional market bucks.
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 starting June 16 through October 13, 2018. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. See you at the Market!