Wakefield Farmers Market News
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. – 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.
Betty’s Bounce will be back at the market on August 18 providing live music starting around 10:00 a.m. Featuring local guitarists Audie and Zach Bridges and at joined by Curtis Doo on the double bass, the band will play their special take on Django, Swing, and Gypsy jazz. They may also share an Italian song or two in honor of the Italian Festival taking place in downtown Wakefield this Saturday from 2-8:00 p.m. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank.
Wendy Dennis will be filling in for Suman Shah in the Market Kitchen Tent creating and sharing tasty and nutritious recipes from produce she gets at the market that morning. You can find links to WFM recipes at our Market Kitchen Tent website: wfmmarketkitchen.site. Our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor is the Wakefield Cooperative Bank.
Sustainable Wakefield will be our nonprofit guest for the day and we are hoping Black Earth Compost will be here as well. Check the website for updates!
Here are the vendors expected on August 11: The Bread Shop, Charlton Orchards, Deano’s Pasta, Emmetts Edibles, Farmer Dave’s, Flats Mentor Farm, Goodies Homemade, Habibi Gourmet Food, Kelly’s Farm, Lilac Hedge Farm, Pony Shack Cider, Pour Man’s Coffee, Roberto’s Seafood, Single Barrel Cellar, Swiss Bakers, and West River Creamery. Artisans: A&D Books, All About Corks, and Hiller’s Silver Studio. Note: Some vendors come each week, some biweekly, and some occasionally. See 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. For HIP benefits, be sure to shop with Farmer Dave’s.
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!