The Wakefield Farmers Market (WFM) will launch its 11th season of bringing local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 15 through October 12, 2019.
As always, the days will feature live music, thanks to The Savings Bank’s support off our music program, and cooking demonstrations and more, thanks to the Wakefield Cooperative Bank, the sponsor of our Cooking Demonstrations and Food and Farmer Education program. (Check back in future weeks to learn about our pilot program to get local chefs involved on market days!).
Henna by Kayla will be a frequent visitor, there will be balloon artists and face painters stopping by, and we always have a Kid’s Activity Tent stocked with drawing materials, plus hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk, as well as occasional special events such as visits from Drumplin Farms and Curious Creatures. It’s a great place to shop, have a picnic, play, or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
NEWSFLASH: The WFM Committee is pleased to report that we have two new staff members starting this 2019 Farmer’s Market season! AnnMarie Gallivan of Wakefield has signed on to be the new WFM Market Manager and Karen Beasley of Stoneham is the new Market Day Coordinator.
ANOTHER NEWSFLASH: WFM will have an information tent at the Festival by the Lake being held on Saturday June 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the Lower Common. While we won’t have farmers or veggies on hand, we will have all the latest news. Be sure to stop by and enter our free drawing for $20 in Market Bucks that you can use anytime during the season. You can also sign up for our online newsletter and, also, learn how become part of our great WFM Volunteer Team. Hope to see you at the Festival!
Here are all our 2019 vendors, some coming weekly, some biweekly, and some occasionally: A&D Books, Aaronap Cellars, Ackermann Maple Farm, All About Corks, , B-Organics, Be U By Rumi, Cloth Creations, Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Deano's Pasta, Drive By Pies, e-Glassey Lady, Emmetts Edibles, Farmer Dave's, Fay Mountain Farm, Flats Mentor Farm, Fork On a Road, Goodies Homemade, Grateful Tastes, Habibi Gourmet Food, Halvah Heaven, Hiller's Silver Studio, Jennifer’s Soap, Jerry’s Upholstery, Kelly's Farm, Kittredge Candles, Lilac Hedge Farm, Pony Shack Cider, Pour Man's Coffee, Red Antler Apothecary, Roasted Granola, Roberto's Seafood, Sarah's Originals, Sasquatch Woodworks, Sheepshed, Single Barrel Cellar, Swiss Bakers, The Bread Shop, Tower Beverages, Trow's Treasures, and West River Creamery.
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 15 through October 12, 2019. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors and upcoming 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!