Barefoot Books is here this week, as is local radio station North Shore 104.9 WBOQ to provide music, and there will be 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.
North Shore 104.9 Radio will be at the market on July 14 for their first visit of this season. Known as your “hometown radio station on the FM dial,” they have a great time entertaining shoppers and create a really great market vibe. Expect fun giveaways and a lot of good tunes! The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.
NEWSFLASH: Heard of Blue Apron? Well, we now have Farmers Market Meal Kits! Created by our cooking demo chef each market day using produce available at the market, you will find them at the Market Kitchen Tent, right next to the Market Manger tent. You get to sample it before purchasing, too, because Suman will be making the recipe right there at the market. You will find links to all of Suman’s recipes at wfmmarketkitchen.site. Our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor is the Wakefield Cooperative Bank.
Here are the vendors expected on June 30: 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, Sheepshed, 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!