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Massachusetts farmers markets sell local food, authentic crafts

Massachusetts farmers markets can be found in every corner of the state, rural, urban, and suburban. Most run in summer; some continue through winter. Here you can find fresh, locally grown produce and other foods and know you are supporting local agriculture. Some farmers markets also have entertainment, live music, and seminars in cooking and gardening. It is a fun way to touch the authentic local culture.

Summer: Natick Common, Rtes. 27 & 135; Winter: Common Street Cultural Center, 13 Common Street Natick, MA Phone:

This market is open year round. Serving herbs, chocolate and candies, bagels, breads, Jalapenos, Italian food, Halvah, teas, seafood, juices, honey, dairy products, cookies, olive oil, spices and seasonings, wines and more.
Dates and Hours: Year-round; Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer market opens late May.

Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA Phone:

This robust and lively outdoor celebration of seasonal food features local and organic vegetables, fruits and herbs. Artisan breads and baked goods, goat cheese, honey, eggs, cut flowers, jams, sauces, soaps and more are available here. Rain or shine.
Winter Indoor Market Dates and Hours: November to May, second Thursday of each month; 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Summer Market Dates and Hours: June-October; Thursdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Commercial and Ryder streets, across from Town Hall Provincetown, MA Phone:

Shoppers at this Provincetown community market will find organic vegetables, fresh blueberries, artisan cheeses, greens, baked goods, olive oil, and fresh fruit.
Dates and Hours: May 13 to November 18 on Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

John Hancock Municipal Parking Lot, Chestnut Street Quincy, MA Phone: 339-225-2607

This rain-or-shine market includes three farms, three bakers, one local nursery, one dairy and a community table offering locally-grown surplus fruit and vegetables from Quincy gardeners.
Dates and Hours:June 23-November 17 on Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m

Summer at The Common on First Street; winter at Zion Lutheran Church Pittsfield, MA Phone:

Come get fresh with us every Saturday-rain or shine! More than 25 farmers and artisans selling fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, baked goods, flowers, crafts, and more. Live music, workshops, chef’s demos, special events, and family activities. A producer-only market. SNAP accepted.
Summer Dates and Hours: May-October; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter Dates and Hours: November-April; the second Saturdays of the month; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street.

Court Square Greenfield, MA Phone:

This market features fresh, locally grown food with local craft vendors such as herbal ointments and salves, hand-thrown pottery, handmade portable chicken coops, cutting boards and custom-made furniture pieces, hand-crafted jewelry and more.
Dates and Hours: April 29-end of October on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street Cambridge, MA Phone: 617-491-3434

The market will be located in the lower courtyard of The Charles Hotel. Vendors include: Busa Farm and Markets, Stillman Quality Meats, C&C Lobsters and Fish, Red’s Best, Valicenti Pasta Farm), Salt & Olive, Follow the Honey, and Hi-Rise Bread. Vendors may vary.
Dates and Hours: Fridays, noon-6 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mill Pond Parking Lot, Clock Tower Place, Main Street (Route 62) Maynard, MA Phone: 617-728-2425

This market features produce, dairy, meats, baked goods, honey, and cut flowers. The Market also offers educational and cultural events and information about the town's civic groups. Plenty of free parking. Rain or shine.
Dates and Hours:Last Saturday in June through first Saturday in October; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dewey Square Plaza on the Greenway (across from South Station) Boston, MA Phone: 617-973-4909

Products include farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods, including several grab-and-go lunch options. Market accepts EBT-SNAP, WIC, and senior coupons. Email: Cailla Quinn at cquinn@bostonpublicmarket.org
2016 Dates and Hours: May 16-November 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Marblehead Veterans Middle School, 217 Pleasant Street (enter from Vine Street) Marblehead, MA, 01945 Phone:

Vendors at this market specialize in fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, local honey and a variety of hand-crafted products like pottery, handbags, fine art, jewelry and much more. Find a souvenir for your New England vacation here!
Dates and Hours: June 3-November 18 on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon

Two locations: Cambridge & North Union Streets and Community Farm Institute, 168 Hummock Pond Road Nantucket, MA Phone:

Vendors include growers, artisans, and prepared food purveyors. There are live music performances, kids’ activity tables, demonstrations and more. Visitors to the market have noted a “street festival” atmosphere that welcomes year round residents and visitors to shop and mingle. Come spend an hour enjoying music, breakfast, and shopping. Markets are weather permitting.
Dates and Hours: at Cambridge and North Union Streets, June 10-October 14 on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Community Farm Institute, 168 Hummock Pond Road, July 5-August 30 on Wednesdays, 3:30 -6:30 p.m. (no market July 26).

Behind Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street On The Green Behind Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, MA Phone:

Fruits and vegetables, seedlings, coffee and baked goods, cut flower, garlic, cheese, honey, jam and jelly, bakery goods, preserves, and live music.
Dates and Times: May 17-October 11, 2017; Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-Noon

Cyr Arena at Forest Park Springfield, MA Phone: 413-737-1724

Rain or shine, this market brings you organic, and conventional produce, bread, honey, goats' milk soap, grass-fed beef, hormone free pork, and much, much more.
Dates and Hours: May 3-October on Tuesdays, 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive New Braintree, MA Phone:

At this market you'll find locally grown produce, New England seafood, handmade pasta, cranberries, coffees, and ready-to-eat treats and meals. Rain or shine.
Dates and Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 17-October 28. There will be an indoor Thanksgiving market (TBA)

Hardwick Town Common Hardwick, MA, 01031 Phone:

Hardwick Farmers Market has a lot to offer hungry visitors, like local produce, fruit, dairy products, maple syrup, books, gifts, coffee, and more!
Dates and Hours in 2015: Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 29-October 26

24 Maple Road Chelmsford, MA Phone:

Produce, beef, pork, fish and seafood, bagels, bread, coffee, pasta, maple syrup, salads, empanadas, honey, tea, wine, desserts, pickles, jam, fudge. Special events include pet photos with Santa, alpacas, chicken-keeping seminar, bee-keeping seminar, music, tarot card readings. Email: info@chelmsfordagway.com
Dates and hours: November 4, 2017 to February 24, 2018; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Derby Square, Front Street Salem, MA Phone: 978-744-0004

This market features more than just fresh local food; vendors of crafts, baby clothing, jewelry, scarves, baskets, and glass will be on site as well. 2010 will feature at least ten farms, including a new creamery from New Hampshire, preserves and cheese from a Vermont farm, and Asian vegetables.  The lobsters will be back, as will some favorite farms from the region selling the freshest local produce.
2016 Dates & Hours in 2015-- June 9 to October 13 on Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.

21 Old Colony Way Orleans, MA Phone: 508-237-9492

Here shoppers can expect to find Cape Cod grown vegetables, plants, honey, lobsters, soap, worms, flowers, bread and other local products. Tokens for Credit/Debit, SNAP, WIC and Senior $10 bonus
Dates and Hours: May 13-late November; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon;

Washington Park, Seaview Avenue Oak Bluffs, MA Phone: 508-939-1076

This buzzing sea-side market is a short walk from the ferry and features local produce, gourmet to-go treats, vintage stuff, massage therapists, two hours of live music, and more!
Dates and Hours:: May 14-October 9; Sundays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in May, June, September and October; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July through August 20

224 Western Avenue Allston, MA Phone:

The Farmers' Market at the Harvard Ed Portal features fresh, locally grown seasonal produce and specialty products. Throughout the season, there will be special offerings including live music and activities for children. The market accepts SNAP and Boston Bounty Bucks, WIC, and senior coupons. Credit and debit cards accepted.
Dates and Hours of operation in 2016: June 24 - October 28; Fridays, 3-7 p.m.

Pepperell Town Field Pepperell, MA Phone:

This market is a conglomeration of farms, craftspeople, artists, and food galore. The usual farmer's market fare also comes with frequent displays of art and handmade gifts.
Dates and Hours: June 10-October 7 on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hingham Beach Parking Lot, 95 Otis Street (Route 3A) Hingham, MA Phone:

Hingham Farmers Market is the third oldest in Massachusetts, and vendors here sell fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, eggs, jam with native strawberries, granola mix, live lobsters, jewelry, pottery, and furniture.
Dates and Hours: May 6-November 18 on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.;

311 Old Main Street South Yarmouth, MA Phone:

Come to this open-air market in the heart of Cape Cod and spend the morning perusing vendor tables offering up fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, and so much more. Markets are open rain or shine.
Dates and Hours: Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Thursday market runs June 15 to September 7; Saturday market runs June 17 through September 9.

Harold French Square, 46 Woodside Avenue Winthrop, MA Phone: 617-846-1852

The markets run every other Sunday throughout the summer. Come and find fresh farm stands, food trucks, crafters and an array of products and entertainment. Email: winthropfarmersmarket@yahoo.com
2017 Dates and Hours:Every second Sundays from June 18 thru October 22; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dewey Square Plaza on the Greenway, 600 Atlantic Avenue (across from South Station) Boston, MA Phone: 617-973-4909

Products include farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods, including several grab-and-go lunch options. Market accepts EBT-SNAP, WIC, & senior coupons. Email: Cailla Quinn at cquinn@bostonpublicmarket.org
Dates and Hours: May 16 to November 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Pearl Street Acton, MA Phone:

On market Sundays, Pearl Street teems with vegetables and fruits, flowers, cheeses, bagels, meats, pastas, artisanal breads, wines, baked treats, maple syrup, fungi, and specialty products such as spreads, sauces, and condiments. Come and enjoy music, artisan offerings, our Community Table, and friends and neighbors. SNAP accepted. Email: amireault@merrimackvalley.org
Dates and Hours: June 11 to October 22, Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

500 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA Phone:

Handmade artisan goods, fresh farm products, specialty foods, food trucks, and craft beers by about 150 vendors. Also, live music.
Dates and Hours: April 29 - October 29 on Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Old Rochester Regional High School 135 Marion Road Mattapoisett, MA Phone: 508-498-9900

This community market brings together local growers and producers of food and gifts, like honey, handmade kid's clothing, and more.
2016 Dates and Hours: June 7-October 18 on Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m.; 

250 Jackson Street (4th floor) Lowell, MA Phone: 978-656-1828

Twenty local farmers and artisanal food producers sell fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, snacks, baked goods, etc. Local musicians perform live from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each week. Special workshops and events are scheduled. Email: emma@millno5.com
Dates & Hours in 2017: Sundays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Spring Street and Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA Phone: 413-768-0781

Rain or shine, the Amherst Farmer's Market has served the community for over three decades, and it only gets better with time as chefs and artisans perfect their recipes and crafts to share with you at this community event.
Dates and Hours: April 22-November 18 on Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

The Village Green, Old Main Street (164 Route 6A) Sandwich, MA Phone: 617-347-5192

Vendors at this summer-fall market include Oakdale Farms, J.H. Beaulieu meat and produce, Honey I'm Home, and Thyme After Thyme. Get fresh Atlantic lobster, flowers, soaps, crafts, gifts, and so much more.
Dates and Hours: June 13-October 17; Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Summer location: The Grange Hall on State Road; Winter location: indoors at 35 Panhandle Road West Tisbury, MA Phone: 508-693-4359

This market is a jam-packed event with live local talent, plenty of specialty food vendors with exotic treats, flowers and herbs. Market is held rain or shine.
Dates and Hours in 2016: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. The 2016 Saturday market starts on June 11 and runs to October 8. The Wednesday market will run from June 22 to August 31.

18 Church Street (one-half block from Main Street) Great Barrington, MA Phone: 413-528-2662

This is a producer-only market, which means that you'll only buy food and products straight from the hands that grew or made them. Featured products include lavender, veggies, meats, and much, much more.
Dates and Hours: May 13 to October 28 on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Park, 150 Rantoul Street and Railroad Avenue Beverly, MA Phone: 978-473-9891

Vendors at the Beverly Farmers Market provide fresh vegetables and herbs, specialty Asian vegetables and herbs, fruits, flowers, honey and sauces, seafood, gourmet organic dog treats, ceramic art, local woodcraft, massage and music. This is a beautiful market in a child friendly, dog friendly, picnic friendly park.
Dates and Hours: June 12 to October 2, Mondays, 3-7 p.m., except July 3 and Labor Day.

Corner of Massachusetts and Fletcher avenues Lexington, MA Phone:

In addition to the fresh food you'd expect to find at a New England farmers market, Lexington's community event offers live entertainment and artisan craft vendors.
Dates and Hours: May 30-October 31 on Tuesdays, 2-6:30 p.m. No market on July 4.

Clark Government Center, 119 School Street Waltham, MA Phone:

The Waltham Farmers Market offers up delicious local treats like fresh fruit, burgers, popcorn, and crafts like hand-blown glass. Credit and debit cards are accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
Dates and Hours: June 10 – November 4; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Amos Blanchard House and Barn, 97 Main Street Andover, MA Phone: 978-475-2236

This market is a purveyor of fresh and locally produced fruits, vegetables, flowers, breads, pies, cookies, herbs, and more. Discover all the tastes of New England!
Dates and Hours:June 24-October 21 on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Common, Academy and Westford streets Chelmsford, MA Phone: 978-256-3270

Three local farms at this market offer fresh local seasonal produce. Also: bakers, crafts and more. Use Facebook to keep up to date with market news. Email: Chelmsfordsfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Dates and Hours: June 15 to September 28 on Thursdays, 2-6:30 p.m.

Smith Vocational And Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street Northampton, MA Phone: 860-481-9807

At this market shoppers will find everything for a local feast of vegetables, greens, fruits, meats, cheeses, mushrooms, jams, breads, pasta, and crafts. Stop by for hot soup, sandwiches, hand pies, dessert, and coffee. With live music and smiling faces, the market is a community institution. SNAP, WIC, Credit, and Debit Cards accepted.
Dates & Hours in 2015: November 15, 2014 to April 18, 2015; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Enjoy fresh, locally raised and produced food throughout the year by joining local growers and food producers at the brand new Orleans Winter Farmers’ Market.
Dates and Hours in 2015: December 6, 2014 to April 18, 2015; first and third Saturdays of the month: December 6 & 20, 2014; January 3 & 17; February 7 & 21; March 7 & 21; April 4 & 18.

The Tannery Marketplace, 75 Water Street Newburyport, MA Phone: 978-457-6644

Pick up tasty local veggies, cheese, flowers, and more at the winter farmers' market held inside the Tannery tent!
Dates & Hours in Winter 2015: Sundays, January 4 & 18; February 1 & 15; March 1, 15 & 29; April 12; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.( Summer market begins May 3, 2015).

Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut Street Amherst, MA Phone: 413-230-5920

Fresh vegetables, pasta and fish, local meat, bread, cheese, apples, mushrooms preserves and ferments, soap and herbal products, plants and crafts. Also featuring live music, kids' activities, hot coffee and prepared food to eat there or take away. Email: manager@amherstwintermarket.com.
Dates and Hours in 2015: December through March except Martin Luther King weekend; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gym of Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street Cambridge, MA Phone:

Great food from 2 dozen new and returning vendors, live music, arts & crafts, special events.
Dates and Hours in 2015: January 3-April 25; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Greenfield Middle School, 141 Davis Street Greenfield, MA Phone:

Throughout the winter you will find a wide variety of food including fresh and frozen vegetables, fruit, meat, honey, maple products, fresh bread, handcrafted items, and much more. There is parking on both the North and South sides of the school. As always, the market accepts SNAP benefits, credit and debit cards.
Dates and Hours in 2015: January 3, February 21, and March 7; Saturdays; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Brookline Winter Farmer's Market at the Arcade Building in Coolidge Corner every Sunday November to June.
Dates and Hours: November to June; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.