Summer market begins June 8!

The summer market is right around the corner.

We have 2 new vegetable/fruit farms this season.

Moonlight Farm is a 2 1/2 acre farm in Ashby who farms organically.  Those 2 young legs under the table in the picture on the right is their now almost 2-yr. old Toby.

The second farm also goes to the Wakefield market on Saturday’s – Kelly’s Family Farm.  A 4th generation farmer in Upton, now farms 100 acres of his family’s land that has been around since 1936.

And of course Dick’s Market Garden will be back.  We will also have many of our other farms returning including Shady Pine Farm bringing hormone free meat, Foxboro Cheese, Ackermann Maple FarmShagbark Farm, Laszlo Family Farm; also Roberto’s Seafood, Bagel Land of Winchester, Deano’s Pasta, Habibi (formerly Samira’s), the Popover Lady, and Jennifer Lee’s Bakery bringing gluten and alergen free baked goods.

And a sneak preview of some of our new vendors: the Bread Shop from Wakefield, Ava’s from Arlington, Mr. Tamole from Dorchester, and Pure Pastry from Beverly.

 

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It’s time for the winter market!

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Shoppers at the winter market on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

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Fresh and local potatoes and brussels sprouts at the winter market.

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Shoppers at the winter market.

The Melrose-Wakefield Winter Farmers Market is a collaboration between the Melrose and Wakefield Summer Farmers Market Managers.  The market is held the Sunday before Thanksgiving on Nov. 11, the Sunday before Christmas on Dec. 18 and the 3rd Sunday of each month, January-April. Most of the vendors are also vendors at one or both of the summer markets in Melrose and Wakefield.

The market is held in Memorial Hall at 590 Main St. in Melrose. It is on the MBTA 136/137 bus line.

Vendors at market at least one of the six winter market dates:

Aaronap Cellars
Ackermann Maple Farms
Atlantic Saltworks
Barefoot Books
Bondat Foods
Coutts Specialty Foods
Deano’s Pasta
Dick’s Market Garden
Downeast Cider House
Emmett’s Edibles
Farmer Dave’s
The Fish Lady
Goodies Homemade
In Good Taste (Pam’s)
Kaleidoscope Soap
Kitteredge Candles
Lilac Hedge Farm
Lulu’s Gluten Free Foods
Mamadou’s Bread
Oakdale Farm
On the Edge Knife
The Popover Lady
Pour Man’s Coffee
Roasted Granola
Roberto’s Seafood
Samiras Homemade
Sarah’s Originals
Shady Pine Farm
Soluna Garden Farm
Spindlers Confections
Swiss Bakers
Tower Root Beer
Trow’s Treasures
Vermont Gourmet Candy
West River Creamery
Wicked Good Soap

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Thanks for a fantastic summer season!

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The 23rd season of the Sally Frank’s Farmers’ Market has come to a close and
we’d like to send a great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make it one of the most successful ever.

The monthly  Melrose Wakefield (MeWa) Winter Farmers Market will be held at Memorial Hall starting November 20, 2016.  The 2017 summer market will run on Thursdays starting June 8 until October 26.

There were so people who made the 2016 summer farmers’ market possible, whether you were a vendor, shopper, volunteer, performer, nonprofit, local business, farmers’ market planner, bike repairer, Master Gardener, musician, or City staff member— it takes a community to make a farmers market. Continue reading

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