After a super opening day, we are looking forward to our second market day of the season on Saturday June 23. 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.
Singer Songwriter Amy Spillert will be providing delightful music perfect for shopping and enjoying a day at the market. She has a deliciously beautiful voice and songs that will please all ages. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.
This week will also feature a visit from The Pop Up Library! You can take out book and even sign up for a library card right at the market. Plus they are bringing a special guest: The Traveling Poetry Emporium. Quite a treat.
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. Our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor is the Wakefield Cooperative Bank.
The Wakefield Independence Day Committee is back for a second Saturday. Be sure to stop by – they have some very cool T-shirts for sale.
Here are the vendors expected on June 23: A&D Books, Aaronap Cellars, BEUByRumi, 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, Single Barrel Cellar, Swiss Bakers, The Bread Shop, and West River Creamery. Many vendors come each week, some biweekly, and some occasionally.
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. See wfmmarketkitchen.site for our recipes! See you at the Market!