TEWKSBURY — This summer, the Tewksbury Community Market, formerly known as the Tewksbury Farmers Market, will take place at the Tewksbury Public Library for the second year. In years past, it has been held at Livingston Street Park and on the Town Common.
The market will be held every Tuesday between the weeks of June 11 through Sept. 24, excluding the weeks of 4th of July and Labor Day. It is set to begin at 4 p.m. and will end at 7 p.m.
Vendors from throughout the region, selling a variety of different products, are welcomed at the market. Oftentimes, there are different vendors each week, allowing one to discover a new product each time they attend.
Types of products that have been at the market in the past include a low-calorie coffee service, handmade jewelry and accessories, baked goods, fresh produce, and all-natural soaps and lotions among other products.
The Board of Health requires vendors to obtain a permit if they are selling any of the following: cut fruit and produce, and processed foods. Processed foods are defined, but not limited to, by the Board of Health as pies, cakes, breads, jams, candy, meats, and baked goods.
Products prohibited by the Board of Health include custard products, raw egg products, unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses, home canned foods (unless processed in a licensed facility), and food demonstrations. Products not requiring a permit are whole, uncut produce, unprocessed honey, farm-fresh eggs, and maple syrup.
This information, as well as the forms by which to obtain a permit can be found in the Tewksbury Farmers Market Application Packet 2019, found on the town’s website.
To learn more about the Community Market, as well as find the forms needed to sign up as a vendor, visit the town website: https://www.tewksbury-ma.gov/home/news/tewksbury-community-market-at-the-library-vendor-application.